Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

HONOLULU — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren’t allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated mask mandate at skilled nursing facilities in Los Angeles County after 22 new outbreaks in a single week.

FDA chief to detail delays inspecting baby formula plant

WASHINGTON — Federal plans to inspect a baby formula factory linked to the nationwide shortage were slowed by COVID-19, scheduling conflicts and other logistical problems, according to prepared testimony from the head of the Food and Drug Administration.

Obituaries: May 25, 2022

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Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea test-launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile and two shorter-range weapons into the sea Wednesday, South Korea said, hours after President Joe Biden ended a trip to Asia where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend its allies in the face of the North’s nuclear threat.

My Turn: Aquarium pet trade has no place in Hawaii

Many have asked for updates on Hawaii’s aquarium pet trade and the cases against the remaining three, of six, who were charged in 2020 with the illegal capture of more than 1,100 reef animals and 571 violations of law.

Pederson hits 3 HRs, knocks in 8 as Giants stun Mets 13-12

SAN FRANCISCO — Joc Pederson homered three times and drove in a career-high eight runs, including a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants outslugged the New York Mets 13-12 on Tuesday night in one of the wildest games imaginable.

Adieu, Jo: Fans hail injured, retiring Tsonga at French Open

PARIS — Much as he wanted to avoid tears, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga simply could not. And, he said later, he knew he would not. So they flowed freely during the final moments of his final match at the French Open, the final singles match of his professional tennis career, and he wiped them away with the black sweatband on his left wrist.