The purpose of the recent Russian military exercise was to practice destroying an “aircraft carrier strike group.”
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The Russian Ministry of Defense said in a recap of its naval and air exercise off Hawaii that it practiced “destroying the aircraft carrier strike group of the mock enemy” and delivering a simulated strike with cruise missiles against “critically important” military infrastructure. Read more
The Health Department said it was investigating the cases to determine the extent of household and community transmission. Read more
Eddieson Reyes, 37, is being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center in lieu of a $1 million bail on charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Triston O. Billimon. Read more
It was blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. Read more
Halawa Correctional Facility has 9 new cases of COVID-19, all recently transferred inmates from Hilo jail
The Halawa Correctional Facility had nine positive COVID-19 test results out of 20 inmates tested, the Department of Public Safety said in a news release this afternoon. Read more
A Hawaiian Airlines pilot made the decision Monday afternoon to turn around a Las Vegas-bound flight so that an elderly passenger could get medical attention in Honolulu Read more
The case over how far health care institutions can go to protect patients and others against the coronavirus has been closely watched. Read more
Airlines have reported about 3,000 cases of disruptive passengers since Jan. 1. Read more
More than half — 477 — worked in the special agent division, which is responsible for protecting the president and vice president, as well as the families of these leaders and other government officials. Read more
Japan is famous for running on consensus. But the decision to proceed with the Olympics — and this week to permit some fans, if only locals — has shredded it. Read more
Guam has launched a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19. Read more
The new committee comes after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would form a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the attack by former President Donald Trump’s supporters. Read more
When New York Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones was at the White House for the signing of the proclamation making Juneteenth a national holiday last week, he told President Joe Biden their party needed him more involved in passing voting legislation on the Hill. Read more
Prices shot up a record 10% in April and another 7.3% in May, as inflation spiked 5%, the biggest 12-month increase since 2008. Read more
Sherry Villanueva’s family of Santa Barbara restaurants employed 350 people before the pandemic took hold and darkened dining rooms across California. Now, with the state’s economy officially reopened, about 250 workers are back on the job. Read more
Gov. David Ige announced Monday his intention to veto up to 28 bills passed by the legislature this year, including the state budget, teacher bonuses and a requirement to disclose the name of public schools with COVID-19 cases. Read more
The rise of anti-Asian hatred and bias has jolted the players out of their silence. Read more
There is no evidence that the American officials who approved the training or Tier 1 Group executives knew that the Saudis were involved in the crackdown inside Saudi Arabia. Read more
Democrats and some former Justice Department employees have pressed Garland to uncover any efforts by former President Donald Trump to wield the power of federal law enforcement to advance his personal agenda. Read more
Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. Read more
The suspect was identified as 59-year-old Ronald Troyke by Jefferson County coroner Annette Cannon. Read more