Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

SAN DIEGO — A witness who dropped stunning testimony at the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL by telling the court he had killed an Islamic State captive in Iraq in 2017 — not his accused platoon chief — could now face charges of perjury, according to the Navy.

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

TOKYO — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped.

Iran: We will exceed uranium limits unless 3 Europeans act

UNITED NATIONS — Iran will exceed limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear accord unless Britain, France and Germany take timely, practical steps to preserve the agreement that is “now in critical condition,” the Iranian ambassador to the U.N. said Wednesday.

Rescue ship with 42 migrants defies Italy order to stay out

MILAN — A private sea rescue ship carrying 42 migrants it took aboard off Libya two weeks ago entered Italian waters Wednesday despite an explicit ban from Italy’s interior minister, who has threatened to seize the ship operated by a German aid organization and to arrest its captain.

‘They died in each other’s arms,’ migrant’s mother says

SAN MARTIN, El Salvador — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at, but also comforting for how they clung to each other in their final moments.

Trump claims migrant deaths preventable if Dems change laws

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed Democrats for the deaths of a migrant father and toddler girl whose bodies are depicted in searing photographs that have become a symbol of the perils faced by those trying to cross illegally into the U.S.

Wayfair workers protest sale to detention center

BOSTON — Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair walked out Wednesday to protest the company’s decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.

Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North’s expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea’s president said, four months after a second meeting between the leaders in Vietnam collapsed without any agreement.

Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

WASHINGTON — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children.

Crash closes highway Sunday

KOLOA — A portion Kaumualii Highway in the vicinity of Maluhia Road in Koloa was closed in both directions for more than an hour on Sunday, following a three-vehicle crash.

Search continues for Ohio man

WAILUA — The search continues today for Vladimir Sukhoparov, 58, from Ohio, reported missing from Kauai Beach Resort after his belongings were found on the beach Sunday afternoon.

King tides documentation sought

LIHUE — King tides are set to hit the islands at the beginning of July and it’s a chance for citizens to contribute to the Hawaii and Pacific Islands King Tides Project.

Hundreds rally for salt ponds

LIHUE — A Kauai County Planning Commission meeting drew a crowd of well over a hundred local residents, who showed up at the county government building in Lihue on Tuesday morning to speak on behalf of their culture, their heritage, their land and their salt.

Inmates mothers sue state

LIHUE — Two mothers are suing the Hawaii Department of Public Safety on behalf of their children, over what their lawsuit describes as “repeated and deliberate indifference towards the safety and well-being of inmates with serious mental health issues.”