Protesters attack US Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Angered by deadly airstrikes targeting an Iran-backed militia, dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area in one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent memory.

New fare structure taking effect

LIHUE — As part of the recommendations provided by Kauai’s recently completed Short Range Transit Plan, The Kauai Bus is announcing that a new fare structure will take effect Jan. 1.

Feds: Crash investigation ‘challenging’

LIHUE — Four investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have landed on Kauai, taking over the investigation into Thursday’s helicopter crash that killed seven people.

Calling all poets and poetry lovers

Members of the “Live Poets’ Society” invite future members and visiting poets to the 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 meeting at the conference room of the Lihue Public Library. It is free.

OHA audit suspended

State Auditor Les Kondo announced Monday that he has suspended an audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ limited liability companies, after the OHA Board of Trustees refused to turn over complete and unredacted minutes of its meetings.

Design flaws reported in helicopter model

LIHUE — Mechanical issues with the model of helicopter that crashed into a cliff near the Napali Coast last week have raised concerns among federal air traffic safety officials for over a decade.