Back in 1990, when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was blasting his way through Kuwait and threatening to continue his rampage southward down the Arabian Peninsula, Gulf Arab oil leaders were apoplectic with fear and outrage over the violation of a sovereign state’s territory by a tyrant. They jetted to the United States to offer desperate promises on bent knee: anything the Americans want, just turn back this invasion and restore Kuwait’s sovereignty.
ROME/MUNICH — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Tuesday asked victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church for forgiveness but rejected allegations that he was involved in any cover-up.
Police say the gunman who robbed the Prince Kuhio Plaza Longs Drugs pharmacy in Hilo on Sunday night was armed with what appears to be a semi-automatic rifle.
Among proposed appropriations outlined in a state House budget bill is nearly $2 million to help combat rapid ohia death throughout Hawaii.
Hilo-born chef/restaurateur Sheldon Simeon was named Wednesday to the short list of finalists by the James Beard Foundation for its prestigious Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific. He is one of five chefs to be nominated for the award, which covers the states of Hawaii, Alaska, Washington and Oregon.
HONOLULU — A male humpback whale that was tangled so tightly in heavy line off Maui that his life was in danger has been freed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.
HONOLULU — A shooting outside an Oahu home that left one man dead and three others injured stemmed from negotiating the return of a stolen gun, police said.
A 61-year-old Tiki Gardens subdivision man facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a Sunday morning confrontation allegedly spat HIV-infected saliva onto the face of a police officer, according to court documents filed by police.
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Just over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Hawaii between March 9 and March 16, according to state Department of Health data.
Coffee farmers are cautiously optimistic that a measure to set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee will be passed this legislative session.
WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy summoned memories of Pearl Harbor and the Sept. 11 terror attacks Wednesday in an impassioned live-video plea to Congress to send more help for Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Lawmakers stood and cheered, and President Joe Biden later announced the U.S. is sending more anti-aircraft, anti-armor weapons and drones.
A divided Hawaii Supreme Court made quick work Wednesday denying a citizen petition that challenged state political maps drawn by the Reapportionment Commission and lifting a stay on candidate qualifying for the state Legislature and U.S. House.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Veteran slugger Kris Bryant has agreed to a $182 million, seven-year deal to join the Colorado Rockies, according to a person familiar with the agreement.