Stellantis: Park older models due to 3 Takata air bag deaths
DETROIT — Stellantis and the U.S. government on Thursday warned owners of 276,000 older vehicles to stop driving them after Takata air bags apparently exploded in three more vehicles, killing the drivers.
Commentary: NASA studying UFOs won’t prove alien life exists. They should do it anyway
NASA announced last month that its new panel to study Unidentified Aerial Phenomena — i.e. UFOs — was staffed up and ready to get working. The panel is impressive, including planetary scientists, astrophysicists, experts from the Federal Aviation Administration, data scientists and a celebrated astronaut. I have worked with a few of these scientists, and the group represents a stellar collection (pun intended) of smart, creative people with high scientific integrity.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off today
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival returns in full-force starting today with 10 days full of musical entertainment, artisans and crafters, farm tours, games and activities for the whole family, great food, a cup full of coffee events, and much more.
Council OKs zoning applications for Honokaa housing development
A proposed new housing development in Honokaa received support from County Council members and residents on Wednesday.
Affordable housing project advances: Council panel agrees with exemptions for 229-unit project
An affordable housing project in Waikoloa got nine thumbs up Tuesday, signaling an easy approval when the County Council meets later this month to take a final vote on the plan.
IRS crime-fighting arm takes on new tasks during Ukraine war
WASHINGTON — The crime-fighting arm of the IRS, which tracks financial crimes and hunts down pricey properties of sanctioned Russian elites, identified more than $32 billion in funds during the past fiscal year for eventual seizure, the agency reported Thursday.
Tally of homeless veterans fell 11%, biggest drop in 5 years
WASHINGTON — The number of veterans in the United States experiencing homelessness dropped by 11% since 2020, the biggest decline in more than five years, the Biden administration reported Thursday.
US Embassy officials visit Brittney Griner in Russia prison
WASHINGTON — Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow visited jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday, more than a week after a Russian court rejected her appeal of her nine-year sentence for drug possession.
Scores turn out for Peaman’s Thrash and Dash Biathlon
For the last three decades, Peaman’s Thrash and Dash Biathlon held in October following the Ironman World Championships has been known as the “Ironman Fever Edition” and for good reason.
Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth using Maunakea telescope
Astronomers using a Maunakea observatory have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth.
Obituaries: November 4, 2022
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FBI warns of ‘broad’ threat to synagogues in New Jersey
How Russian soldiers ran a ‘cleansing’ operation in Bucha
BUCHA, Ukraine — The first man arrived at 7:27 a.m. Russian soldiers covered his head and marched him up the driveway toward a nondescript office building.
Nets suspend Kyrie Irving for at least 5 games without pay
NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay Thursday, dismayed by his repeated failure to “unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs.”
Official: Man in Pelosi attack shouldn’t have reentered US
The Canadian man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and attacking her husband with a hammer should have been flagged by immigration officials and blocked from getting back into the U.S. after overstaying his authorized entry more than two decades ago, a federal official said Thursday.
Dr. Tim‘s Medicine Band to take the stage Saturday
Dr. Tim’s Medicine Band will be returning to the Going Nuts for the Holidays Festival this Saturday on the main stage at Hale Halawai playing vintage music from 2 to 4 p.m.
Arts and entertainment news at a glance
Early Music Hawaii offers performance Sunday
Verlander gets World Series win, Astros lead Phillies 3-2
PHILADELPHIA — Justin Verlander overcame an early jolt to grit out the World Series win that long eluded him, rookie Jeremy Peña hit a go-ahead home run and the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Thursday night to head home with a 3-2 lead.
NYC Marathon champion Albert Korir looks to defend title
NEW YORK — It’s been 13 years since an American man won the New York City Marathon when Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line first in 2009.