Yosemite wildfire threatens grove of iconic sequoia trees

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park remained closed Saturday as firefighters battled a blaze that threatened the gathering of the iconic trees and forced hundreds of campers to evacuate.

Obituaries: July 10, 2022

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Tribal elders recall painful boarding school memories

ANADARKO, Okla. — Native American tribal elders who were once students at government-backed Indian boarding schools testified Saturday about the hardships they endured, including beatings, whippings, sexual assaults, forced haircuts and painful nicknames.

New law creates state police force

Gov. David Ige on Friday signed House Bill 2171 into law as Act 278, creating a new state Department of Law Enforcement and converting the Department of Public Safety into the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Choose your reality: Trust wanes, conspiracy theories rise

Daniel Charles Wilson believes the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were an inside job. The war in Ukraine is “totally scripted” and COVID-19 is “completely fake.” The Boston Marathon bombing? Mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas? “Crisis actors,” he says.

Slain man was a real-life ‘Good-time Charlie’

For more than eight decades, Charles Hacker, whose life ended tragically when he was shot in the neck with an arrow on June 29 in the driveway of his daughter’s Pahoa home, was a real-life “Good-time Charlie.”

Brittney Griner is the focus of WNBA All-Star weekend

CHICAGO — Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles are playing in the WNBA All-Star Game for the last time. Candace Parker and Kahleah Copper are looking for some bragging rights. Some of the league’s biggest stars get to try for a 4-point shot.