Two killed in crash on Keaau-Pahoa Road

A 26-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman, both from Keaau, were killed Tuesday in a three-vehicle traffic collision on the Keaau-Pahoa Road in the area of the 2-mile marker in Keaau.

As US focuses on ISIS and the Taliban, al-Qaida re-emerges

WASHINGTON — Even as the Obama administration scrambles to confront the Islamic State and resurgent Taliban, an old enemy seems to be reappearing in Afghanistan: al-Qaida training camps are sprouting up there, forcing the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies to

Raising cigarette prices could help babies live

Scientists, and many consumers, know that when taxes raise the price of cigarettes, smoking typically goes down. That’s why the nation’s leading health organizations advocate higher taxes as a way to discourage tobacco use by teenagers.

Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii didn’t violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court


Belgium: 2 suspected of plotting attacks arrested

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested two men and seized military-type uniforms and Islamic State group propaganda in connection with a suspected plot to unleash holiday season attacks against police, soldiers and celebrated locations in Brussels.