COVID-19 vaccines are saving an untold number of lives, but they can’t stop the chaos when a hugely contagious new mutant bursts on the scene, leading people to wonder: Will we need boosters every few months? A new vaccine recipe? A new type of shot altogether?
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona’s offense, after flowing so well in the first half, hit a Bruins wall in the second. Good looks were hard to come by, every pass contested, the stretch without a field exceeding five minutes.
BEIJING — Polish luge athlete Mateusz Sochowicz went back to the Peking University hospital this week, entering the facility for the second time this season.
ATLANTA — Trae Young scored 43 points and led Atlanta’s flurry of 3-pointers as the surging Hawks beat Phoenix 124-115 on Thursday night to end the Suns’ 11-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES — Matthew Stafford got a call this week from a childhood friend who knows a little something about waiting a long time to win his first championship.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tom Hoge enjoys being at Pebble Beach even in a frigid wind and relentless rain. He loved it even more Thursday in brilliant sunshine, especially with nine birdies on his card.
COVID-19 vaccinations among children ages 5-11 have fallen to the lowest levels since the shots were first approved, a sign that parental enthusiasm for the shots may be running low even as authorities consider expanding the shots to even younger children.
WAILUKU — Maui’s new police chief, who recently arrived from Las Vegas, could receive a pay raise to $205,000 a year.
Astronomers have identified two different cases of “mini-Neptune” planets that are losing their puffy atmospheres and likely transforming into super-Earths.
An endangered Hawaiian monk seal who had ingested fishing gear is back home on Oahu after receiving treatment at The Marine Mammal Center hospital Ke Kai Ola in Kailua-Kona.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused the Kremlin on Thursday of an elaborate plot to fabricate an attack by Ukrainian forces that Russia could use as a pretext to take military action against its neighbor.
With American hospitals facing a dire shortage of nurses amid a slogging pandemic, many are looking abroad for health care workers.
The Affordable Care Act, which not that long ago appeared doomed by Republican determination to kill it, has quietly become an integral and accepted part of America’s health care system. A record 14.5 million Americans this year have signed up to get their health insurance through the act’s insurance marketplaces, thanks in large part to the Biden administration’s efforts to reverse the sabotage of the Trump years and make the program work.
In the days since Justice Stephen Breyer’s plan to retire went public, some Republicans have been putting out the word that they do not plan a big fight over his replacement. But it’s a mistake for them to stand down, especially before President Joe Biden has even announced a nominee.
Hawaiian feather lei master and cultural treasure Doreen Henderson received the NSDAR Women in the Arts Recognition Award from Hawaii Loa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Jan. 15.