Living the sweet life: Rare Hawaiian Honey Company continues to thrive under Michael and Amy Domeier
When Michael and Amy Domeier bought the Rare Hawaiian Honey Company from longtime owner Richard Spiegel, they were ready for a change. They got one.
Schwarber HR, Segura, Phillies top Padres 4-2, lead NLCS 2-1
PHILADELPHIA — Jean Segura muffed a soft relay toss at second base on a play he made “3,000 times” over his baseball career. The Phillies second baseman even got picked off first, yes, in the same inning as his fielding miscue.
MLB Playoffs: Cole, Yanks 0-2 vs Astros, Phils lead Pads 2-1
Once again, Gerrit Cole will try to save the season for the New York Yankees.
Jon Rahm roars into share of lead at CJ Cup with 62
RIDGELAND, S.C. — Jon Rahm thought his 7-iron from 195 yards had come up well short of the pin because of a long shadow across the green. Moments later, he heard the crowd react to a shot that came an inch from going in on the hardest hole at Congaree.
Commentary: In China, Xi Jinping is getting an unprecedented third term. What should the world expect?
The 104-minute speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the country’s 20th party congress reveals a leader who believes he is on a historic mission to save China’s self-described socialism in the 21st century.
Brady not thinking about retirement, so time to speculate
TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady says retirement isn’t in his future, so let the 2023 speculation begin.
USS Daniel Inouye anchors in Kailua Bay
The USS Daniel Inouye dropped anchor Friday in Kailua Bay. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the U.S. Navy is named after the late-Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. The vessel will remain in Kailua Bay through Sunday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Bring fall color to your garden with flowering plants and trees
The weather is a bit crazy now. Temperatures remain warm but things are about to change. Fall has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere since the sun has moved south of the equator. The autumnal equinox for us is spring for those south of the equator. As the sun moves further from us, days are shorter and plants tend to slow their growth.
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump, demanding historic testimony
WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol formally issued an extraordinary subpoena to Donald Trump on Friday, demanding testimony from the former president who lawmakers say “personally orchestrated” a multi-part effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Marine protected areas’ powerful ‘spillover effect’ helps fish and fishers
Scientists have shown for the first time that protecting highly valuable but imperiled tuna in huge marine preserves pays off in the recovery of so many of the migratory fish that catch rates for some species increased 54% near a Hawaii reserve where fishing had been banned.
GOP campaigns against the IRS, vowing to slash its funding
WASHINGTON — IRS pleas for more funding from Congress — made over the years by one leader after another — finally paid off this summer when Democrats tucked an $80 billion boost for the agency into their flagship climate and health care law.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine will cost $110-$130 per dose
Pfizer will charge $110 to $130 for a dose of its COVID-19 vaccine once the U.S. government stops buying the shots, but the drugmaker says it expects many people will continue receiving it for free.
Failing US nursing homes to face tougher federal penalties
WASHINGTON — The worst-of-the-worst nursing homes will face tougher penalties if conditions don’t improve at their facilities, the Biden administration announced Friday.
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Bannon sentenced to 4 months in prison for contempt of Congress
Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.
BOSTON — As the harmful effects of extended pandemic school closures become more apparent, some educators and parents have regrets.
Graham asks Supreme Court to intervene after election ruling
COLUMBIA, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene after a lower court ordered him to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state.
Simona Halep, 2-time major champ, gets provisional drug ban
Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency after failing a drug test during the U.S. Open in August.
Ja Morant scores 49 points in Grizzlies’ win over Rockets
HOUSTON— Ja Morant scored 49 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 129-122 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.