Coco Palms trial proves puzzling

Like many incidents in courtrooms where a situation erupts suddenly into a physical struggle, an interruption at Friday’s session of the trial to decide whether Native Hawaiians who have occupied the Coco Palms Resort property in Wailua should be thrown off the land arose suddenly.

Team Garden Isle represents for KIF

Twenty-six wrestlers representing the Kauai Interscholastic Federation teamed up for the Moanalua Holiday Duals tournament earlier this week at Moanalua High School in Honolulu.

O’Rourke goes strong for Team USA

Kelta O’Rourke, a Kauai Junior Lifeguard participant for five years, was selected to be a member of the USA Lifesaving Youth National Team for the second straight year to compete in the DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge at Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand.

Argentina ‘dirty war’ killer gets house arrest

An 88-year-old former police officer serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina’s dictatorship was transferred Friday to house arrest in a beach resort following a court ruling repudiated by human rights groups.

A look at recent attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

An attack Friday on Egypt’s Coptic Christians in which gunmen opened fire outside a church and at a store in the south Cairo suburb of Helwan, killing at least eight Copts and a policeman, is the latest episode in what have now become regular assaults by Islamic militants on the country’s Coptic community.

Coco Palms courtroom chaos

The already-heated Coco Palms case got moreso today when a bailiff tried to physically remove a woman, screaming, from the courtroom of District Court Judge Michael Soong.

Commissioner: Child playing with stove lit deadly NYC fire

A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother’s stove accidentally sparked New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the main escape route, the fire commissioner said Friday.

NFL changes concussion protocol after Savage incident

The NFL and the players’ union announced a series of changes Friday to the way potential concussions are handled during games following an ugly incident in which Texans quarterback Tom Savage was allowed to return to the field after a hit left him on the ground, arms shaking.