UK court: Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

LONDON — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny.

18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

NEW YORK — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

HARTFORD, Conn. — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it.

Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names

FREEPORT, Bahamas — An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names had yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters.

Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos

CREMONA, Italy — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female.

Partial lane closure in Kapaa

The public is advised that there will be a partial one-lane road closure on Kuhio Highway on the outermost northbound lane between Papaloa Road and Aleka Loop in Kapaa today from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.

Hawaii investigates vaping illness

LIHUE — The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is investigating the state’s first report of a possible case of vaping-associated severe respiratory illness in a resident under the age of 18 on Hawaii Island.

Rezoning the South Shore

LIHUE — A bill to be discussed at today’s county council meeting is essentially restoring the zoning of specific areas on the South Shore back to what it was before. Sounds confusing, and it is.

Man arrested after pursuit

ANAHOLA – A 36-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after he reportedly stole two vehicles and attempted to flee from police.

St. Theresa celebrates grandparents day

KEKAHA — At St. Theresa School in Kekaha, “’Ohana matters!” and this was clearly evident on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 when the St. Theresa school ohana came together to enjoy a fun and sweet celebration in honor of Grandparent’s Day.