DA: No charges for Cuomo from allegations by 2 women

NEW YORK — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t face criminal charges stemming from allegations from two women — including a state trooper — that he planted unwanted kisses on their cheeks, a suburban prosecutor said Tuesday. It’s the latest in a series of decisions about whether a raft of sexual assault and harassment claims against Cuomo will end up in criminal court.

Citing COVID, judge prods Maxwell jury to work overtime

NEW YORK — The jury weighing the fate Ghislaine Maxwell’s fate said Tuesday they were “making progress” at the end of the fourth full day of deliberations at the closely watched sex trafficking trial where a judge expressed concern New York City’s coronavirus surge could derail proceedings.

Russian court shuts renowned rights group

MOSCOW — Russia’s highest court on Tuesday shut down one of the country’s oldest and most prominent human rights organizations, the latest move in a relentless crackdown on rights activists, independent media and opposition supporters.

Kapa‘a keglers top Bowling All-Stars

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i High School boys bowling team — finishing the 47th Billy Tee’s Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Bowling State Tournament in ninth place, Dec. 10, with a 5,513 pinfall (a 46-pin difference from eighth place) — is the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation Boys Champion, according to a KIF Bowling All-Stars announcement Monday.

Happy Camper for Monday, December 27, 2021

Paul Iloreta said he got called into work on Christmas Day at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort (kudos for taking care of the first responders’ holiday meals!) and wore the red holiday aloha shirt because there wasn’t enough time to do laundry before going off to work.