Man charged for monk seal harassment

A 52-year-old man, who recently relocated to Hawaii from the mainland, was cited Tuesday by a trio of State and federal agencies after his dog was captured oån videotape harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on Oct. 10.

Editorial: Progressives’ Ukraine letter makes life difficult for their Democratic colleagues

The Congressional Progressive Caucus last week issued, then quickly withdrew, a poorly timed letter to President Joe Biden urging stepped-up efforts to negotiate a settlement to the war in Ukraine, putting their fellow Democrats in the awkward position of appearing hand-wringing and indecisive ahead of midterm elections. The letter’s wording raises the question of whose side the progressives are really on: Russia’s or the West’s?

Public input sought on fishing regulations

A series of public meetings hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will take place throughout November to review fishing regulations for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument Expansion Area, or MEA.

Officials: Suspect in Pelosi attack was on ‘suicide mission’

SAN FRANCISCO — The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home, beating her husband and seeking to kidnap her told police he was on a “suicide mission” and had plans to target other California and federal politicians, according to a Tuesday court filing.

China fishing fleet defied US in standoff on the high seas

This summer, as China fired missiles into the sea off Taiwan to protest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island, a much different kind of geopolitical standoff was taking shape in another corner of the Pacific Ocean.

3 tragedies in Asia take hundreds of lives in 1 month

SEOUL, South Korea — More than 400 people died in October in a series of crowd-related disasters in Asia, when a bridge packed with revelers collapsed in India, Halloween partiers were crushed in South Korea’s capital, and spectators fled a stadium in Indonesia after police fired tear gas.