High schools from across the Big Island traveled to Kona Bowl on Saturday to compete in the season-opening BIIF bowling meet. West-side schools such as Kealakehe and Konawaena competed in the all-day event in front of proud parents and locals who came to watch. Schools from as far as Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i also showed out. (CONOR LANGS/WEST HAWAII TODAY)
UNITED NATIONS — For two years, it was the coronavirus pandemic. Then, it was Russia’s war in Ukraine. Throughout it all, the perils of climate change, poverty and inequality have steadily, increasingly thrummed through each convening of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.
NEW YORK — Yelling that the future and their lives depend on ending fossil fuels, tens of thousands of protesters on Sunday kicked off a week where leaders will try once again to curb climate change primarily caused by coal, oil and natural gas.
NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump repeatedly declined in an interview aired Sunday to answer questions about whether he watched the Capitol riot unfold on television, saying he would “tell people later at an appropriate time.”
County pool woes continue: Lack of lifeguards leads to unpredictable hours at many of the facilities
Residents continue to raise concerns about the lack of transparency pertaining to Hawaii County’s swimming pools.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government said Monday the online dating industry must improve safety standards or be forced to make changes through legislation, responding to research that says three-in-four Australian users suffer some form of sexual violence through the platforms.
Rural hospitals are closing maternity wards. People are seeking options to give birth closer to home
Alisha Alderson placed her folded clothes and everything she needed for the last month of her pregnancy in various suitcases. She never imagined she would have to leave the comfort of her home in rural eastern Oregon just weeks before her due date. But following the abrupt closure in August of the only maternity ward within 40 miles, she decided to stay at her brother’s house near Boise, Idaho — a two-hour drive through a mountain pass — to be closer to a hospital.
$250K reward offered as detectives search for assailant who shot Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities asked for the public’s help and offered a $250,000 reward as investigators searched Sunday for the assailant who shot and killed a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy as he sat in his patrol car at an intersection.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way home Sunday from Russia, ending a six-day trip that triggered global concerns about weapons transfer deals between the two countries locked in separate standoffs with the West.
KAPAAU — In a back-and-forth affair where it felt like either team could take the victory, Kohala football fell in close fashion to Pahoa by a score of 14-13 on Saturday at home. While the Cowboys were in control for a majority of the game, the Daggers’ physical run game and ability to force turnovers late proved to be the deciding factor.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes, including one to returning star Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs overcame three early turnovers to beat Jacksonville 17-9 on Sunday for their third victory against the Jaguars in 10 months.
A variety of west-side schools competed in girls volleyball matches across the weekend on all corners of the island. On Friday at Laupahoehoe, Kohala beat the Seasiders in straight sets — 25-9, 25-17 and 25-17. Kealakehe fell to KSH in straight sets Saturday by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-13. Pahoa also handled Makua Lani in straight sets Friday with scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-22 at Old Airport. On Thursday in Waimea Park, Parker beat Kanu in straight sets in 25-4, 25-15 and 25-14. Konawaena additionally beat St. Joseph on the road Saturday by scores of 25-21, 25-15 and 25-12 to end the weekend slate. (KELSEY WALLING/HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD)
No. 13 Alabama is out of the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in eight years, and Georgia remained No. 1 on Sunday.
AUSTIN, Texas — Newly acquitted of impeachment charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is back on the job and getting back to the usual.
NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Barrymore, who drew criticism for taping new episodes of her daytime talk show despite the ongoing writers and actors strikes, now says she’ll wait until the labor issues are resolved. Hours later CBS’ “The Talk” did the same.
NEW YORK (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday that he plans to sign into law a pair of climate-focused bills intended to force major corporations to be more transparent about greenhouse gas emissions and the financial risks stemming from global warming.
SAN FRANCISCO — You may not know it, but thousands of often shadowy companies routinely traffic in personal data you probably never agreed to share — everything from your real-time location information to private financial details. Even if you could identify these data brokers, there isn’t much you can do about their activities, even in California, which has some of the strongest digital privacy laws in the U.S.
Johnson & Johnson is signing off on a new logo.
NEW YORK (AP) — Say goodbye to refilling that Coke. McDonald’s is getting rid of self-served soda.