Abortion ruling intensifies fight over state supreme courts
Surrounded by states with abortion bans that took effect after Roe v. Wade fell, Illinois is one of the few places where the procedure remains legal in the Midwest.
US defense chief in Hawaii amid distrust after fuel spill
HONOLULU — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Hawaii this week amid lingering community frustration and distrust after jet fuel from a military storage facility last year spilled into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water, poisoned thousands of military families and threatened the purity of Honolulu’s water supply.
Frustration grows over Waipio: Groups that disagree about access will converge this morning at lookout
Two groups of people with differing views of who should be allowed access to Waipio Valley think an event today at the Waipio lookout will remain peaceful, although disagreements have led to tension in the past two weeks.
Global warming means palms in surprising places
We are still in Italy but soon to be home. Visiting the Amalfi Coast south of Rome made us homesick mainly because it looks tropical with lots of palms, bananas and other plants that create a tropical ambiance. It just goes to show that one can create a feeling by the plants used in the landscape.
Biden vows Russia won’t ‘get away with’ Ukraine annexation
WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies hit back at Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions on Friday, slapping sanctions on more than 1,000 people and companies including arms supply networks as President Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin he can’t “get away with” seizing Ukrainian land.
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Some officials now say monkeypox elimination unlikely in US
Amid rising seas, island nations push for legal protections
APIA, Samoa — When and if an island nation fully submerges due to rising seas, what happens to the nationalities of its citizens?
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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Commentary: Iranian women are rising up to demand freedom. Are we listening?
In recent days, protests have shaken the streets of Iran in response to the killing of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian Mahsa (Zhina) Amini. Amini died Sept. 16 after being arrested for her “improper hijab” and apparently beaten by Iran’s so-called morality police. Thousands of Iranians are occupying the streets across the country. Led by women, they are rising up and calling for an end to the morality police and the systems that uphold it.
NBA returning briefly to Seattle; questions of future loom
SEATTLE — An NBA preseason game may not seem like a benchmark moment, even in a basketball-hungry city like Seattle, but Jamal Crawford believes there’s value even in an exhibition.
Raleigh’s homer sends Mariners to 1st playoffs since 2001
ATLANTA — Cal Raleigh homered with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners ended the longest playoff drought in baseball with a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Hughes birdies last 2 holes to catch Detry in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. — Mackenzie Hughes thought he had a chance to be picked for the Presidents Cup because of his putting. The strength of his game helped carry him to a 9-under 63 on Friday and a share of the lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship.
BIIF Football: Alani’s five touchdown passes leads Konawaena to 61-0 victory over Waiakea
KEALAKEKUA – The machine that is the Konawaena football team continues to tear through their BIIF competition.
NFL’s handling of concussions questioned after Tua’s injury
The NFL’s handling of concussions has evolved dramatically from the days when players were given smelling salts on the bench and sent back into the game.
Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida’s death toll climbs
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 17 people dead.