Kauai health officials identify 2 restaurants and 2 social events as COVID-19 clusters.
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Department of Health officials have traced the source of multiple clusters of COVID-19 transmission to two Lihue restaurants on Kauai, where cases have spiked in the last few weeks and were up to 16 Saturday with 66 active cases. Read more
Honolulu Police Department responded to 130 crimes in the Waikiki area over the past week, including two robberies and an assault on a law enforcement officer. Read more
Two people were killed and nearly two dozen others were hospitalized after a boat capsized just off the San Diego coast, authorities said. Read more
In his first major speech as Pentagon chief, Lloyd Austin called for developing a “new vision” for American defense in the face of emerging cyber and space threats and the prospect of fighting bigger wars. Read more
The United States has denied a report by Iranian state-run television that deals had been reached for the Islamic Republic to release U.S. and British prisoners in exchange for Tehran receiving billions of dollars. Read more
Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some “bad possible outcomes” against Taliban insurgents as the withdrawal of American and coalition troops accelerates in the coming weeks, the top U.S. military officer said. Read more
From John Kennedy to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, American presidents have taken aim at corporate America’s tax-avoidance schemes before — and mostly missed. Now, President Joe Biden is training the government’s sights on them once again. Read more
Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for California governor, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school. Read more
While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and cause Wyoming coal-fired power plants to shut down. Read more
The Grammy Awards have changed its tune and voted to remove its anonymous nomination review committees. Read more
A single-engine Cessna 172P flipped over during a landing just before 11:30 a.m. today at Lanai Airport, and the pilot managed to get out on her own, authorities said. Read more
The Coast Guard is seeking information regarding a 30-foot white sailboat that sank today six miles west of Captain Cook off the Kona Coast, but no people were seen on board. Read more
A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack. Read more
Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89 Read more
Indiana’s governor told members of the Sikh community and others who gathered at a downtown Indianapolis football stadium today to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that he knows their anguish from the attack is far from over. Read more
The chase late Thursday night resulted in the death of Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar and left Gilbert police Officer Rico Aranda hospitalized in critical condition with a severe head injury, their departments said. Read more
Top Democrats urged California activists to stay united behind Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is facing a recall, during the state party’s annual convention Saturday. Read more
Pope Francis in a special prayer service today in St. Peter’s Basilica invoked the end of the pandemic and a return of what he called “a horizon of hope,” including a scenario in which scientists can figure out how to conquer the coronavirus. Read more
Two Italian ports faced an influx of hundreds of migrants today, as a charity ship sailed toward a Sicilian port with 236 people rescued in the Mediterranean from traffickers’ boats, while Italian coast guard and border police brought 532 others to a tiny island. Read more
Workers and union leaders dusted off bullhorns and flags that had stayed furled during coronavirus lockdowns for slimmed down but still boisterous — and at times violent — May Day marches on today, demanding more labor protections amid a pandemic that has turned economies and workplaces upside down. Read more
At least 10 children and teens younger than 18 were among 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews killed in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel, according to a partial list of names published Saturday as the identification of victims in Israel’s deadliest civilian disaster continued. Read more