Judge throws out Trump bid to stop PA vote certification

Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump’s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election.

Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount

MILWAUKEE — Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count.

NY probes Trump consulting payments that reduced his taxes

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president’s business dealings, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

In cities across US, voters support more police oversight

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Voters in communities across the country approved measures on Election Day toughening civilian oversight of law enforcement agencies, including some that took years to reach the ballot but grew in urgency after global protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

Nevada facing double-bind of rising cases, limping economy

LAS VEGAS — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada’s limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas.

G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Group of 20 summit opened on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations.

COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worries

As coronavirus cases surge globally, the COVID-19 deaths of two senior Serbian Orthodox Church clerics — one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions about whether some religious institutions are doing enough to slow the spread of the virus.

Schatz: Federal funds for testing

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) Friday announced that the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa will receive $958,613 from the National Institutes of Health to increase the reach, access and uptake of COVID-19 testing among Pacific Islander communities in Hawai‘i and Guam.

Report details state energy statistics

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i’s progress toward achieving its goals in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation and decarbonization is among the updates detailed in the 2020 edition of Hawai‘i’s Energy Facts and Figures released this week by the Hawai‘i State Energy Office.

DOE data impacted by pandemic

HONOLULU — The state Department of Education shared its 2019-20 Strive HI Performance System results at the state Board of Education meeting Thursday.

KFD trains at Coco Palms

WAILUA — Kaua‘i Fire Department recruit class 30, Lihu‘e Airport Crash/Fire/Rescue, senior Kaua‘i Fire Department personnel and firefighters from other counties engaged in three consecutive days of training from Wednesday at the former Coco Palms Resort.