U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during his speech before Israel’s parliament.
The U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital closed Monday as demonstrators gathered outside to protest President Donald Trump.
Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show “proof” to be believed, saying he realized it was a “slap in the face” to victims that he never intended. But he doubled down on defending a Chilean bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile priest, and he repeated that anyone who makes such accusations without providing evidence is guilty of slander.
The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday on seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country.
Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is privatizing the island’s government-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption and blackouts.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are now open for visitors, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers. The two sites reopened on Monday after being closed due to the federal government shutdown.
The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were “sister survivor warriors.”
A Michigan doctor who came to the U.S. from Poland as a young child has been jailed after being taken from his home by immigration agents.
Southern California authorities on Monday went tent to tent telling the homeless living in a 2-mile-long encampment that the large riverbed encampment some have called home for years is being closed down.
A man suspected of showing pornography to a 4-year-old has avoided charges partly because of a loophole in Hawaii state law. The girl told her parents that a friend’s father showed her a video with a sex act in it and asked her if she wanted to try it at a sleepover, authorities said, adding that the girl refused.
The Kinolau O Kanaloa poster contest encourages aloha for the ocean. The student art contest focuses on celebrating the kinolau (bodily forms) of Kanaloa (Hawaiian god of the sea) and is open to all Kauai students. The artwork will be on display at Kukui Grove Center from Feb. 9-18.
Here are the guidelines for the Kinolau O Kanaloa poster contest:
Three federal agency assistance sessions will offer Kauai constituents the opportunity to get individual assistance with federal agency matters. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Kauai Outreach Liaison, Kaulana Finn, will be available for one-on-one federal casework assistance during the sessions.
With 2017 now past, Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. and some Kauai County Council members took time to reflect on accomplishments over the past year. Breaking ground on the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center is at the top of the list for Carvalho, who said it took a lot of energy and commitment from the community and dedication from all levels of government.
Six years ago, a student coping with depression, at the lowest point in her fight, attempted suicide. The rope broke. Through that experience, she was introduced to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, which turned her life around.
The Garden Island published an article on page A6 on Jan. 16, three days after the horrible mess caused by the warning we all suffered from on Saturday, Jan. 13. It was put out by the Red Cross and written by the CEO, Coralie Chun Matayoshi. I have quite a few issues with it that I will cover shortly.
Happy retirement to Dave Jordan of Friendship House after serving more than 25 years as the great helper of many “Friends!” Kudos to Melissa McFerrin-Warrack and Malia Nobrega-Olivera on opening “The Ocean Around Us” despite the federal government shutting down!
Give ‘em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining, rallying the Patriots to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship Sunday.
Three men have been shot and wounded in midtown Manhattan in an area that is traditionally buzzing with tourists near the Empire State Building and Macy’s.