NHLPA approves going forward with 24-team playoff talks

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive committee authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other aspects still to be negotiated

University of California pressured to cease TMT funding

A group of students and faculty at the University of California are calling on the university to divest from its financial involvement in the Thirty Meter Telescope project after obtaining documents that allege the university has concealed the extent of that involvement.

Sex assault trial in limbo

A Kona Circuit Court judge on Thursday continued a hearing on a motion by prosecutors to continue trial for a 19-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a septuagenarian last summer at a Kawaihae campground.

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back.