U.S. says drone killed IS bombers targeting Kabul airport.
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A U.S. drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said. Read more
Hurricane Ida blasted ashore today as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., rushing from the Louisiana coast toward New Orleans. Read more
Police arrested a 37-year-old man this morning who allegedly sexually assaulted a 40-year-old woman in Kalihi. Read more
Hurricane Nora churned up Mexico’s Pacific coastline toward the Gulf of California today, unleashing floods and landslides, and cutting roads in some areas. Read more
Hundreds of students and alumni of American University of Kabul gathered at a safe house and boarded buses today in a failed final attempt at evacuation on U.S. military flights. Read more
The newly renamed Connie Chun Aliamanu Neighborhood Park in Salt Lake was celebrated today with the unveiling of updated signage to commemorate a pioneering Filipina nurse, the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation announced. Read more
Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later in the drama “Lou Grant,” has died. He was 91. Read more
Jackson Surma drove in four runs and Ethan Van Belle struck out eight as Michigan beat Ohio 5-2 in the championship game of the Little League World Series. Read more
Spiking temperatures and increasing winds have added to the challenges faced by firefighters battling blazes across Northern California, including one that continued its march toward the Lake Tahoe resort region. Read more
The Universal Pictures film starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II impressively pulled in more than $22.3 million through a quiet weekend despite concerns over the delta variant. Read more
Italian firefighters today battled a high-rise blaze in Milan that spread rapidly through a 20-story residential building and poured black smoke into the air. Residents were hurriedly evacuated. Read more
Activity at Kilauea volcano continues, with about 80 small earthquakes recorded at the summit and south of the caldera within a 24-hour period, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Read more
Drugs appear to have been involved in Friday’s fatal police shooting of a 33-year-old armed man who barricaded himself in his Kakaako apartment. Read more
A 43-year-old man suspected of shooting a 35-year-old man at a game room in Halawa turned himself in to police Friday. Read more
Four occupants evacuated the building, but one woman was injured. Read more
Taliban forces sealed off Kabul’s airport Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation and most NATO nations flew out their troops after two decades in Afghanistan, winding down a frantic airlift that Western leaders acknowledged was still leaving many of their citizens and local allies behind. Read more
Biden pledges more strikes on Islamic extremist group as another attack ‘highly likely’ at Kabul airport
President Joe Biden vowed today to keep up airstrikes against the Islamic extremist group whose suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members. Read more
Eleven Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier were among the dead, while 18 other U.S. service members were wounded in Thursday’s bombing, which was blamed on Afghanistan’s offshoot of the Islamic State group. Read more
Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours before hitting the Louisiana coast while emergency officials in the region grappled with opening shelters for displaced evacuees despite the risks of spreading the coronavirus. Read more
Hurricane Nora formed in the eastern Pacific today and was brushing the coast of Mexico’s Jalisco state as it approached the Puerto Vallarta area, ahead of a possible close encounter with resorts at the tip of Baja California Peninsula. Read more