Defense: 3 officers at Floyd killing not trained adequately

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An attorney for one of the three former Minneapolis police officers on trial for allegedly violating George Floyd’s civil rights suggested Friday that the department’s training is inadequate when it comes to intervening when a colleague is using excessive force and that new recruits are told to obey their senior officers.

Supreme Court pick holds import for Black women in the law

DURHAM, N.C. — When Markicia Horton graduates this spring from the Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston and takes the bar, she’ll be stepping into a world where a Black woman is set to be on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its 232-year history.

Austin says Putin now has full range of options in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday the buildup of Russian forces along Ukraine’s border has reached the point where President Vladimir Putin now has a complete range of military options, including actions short of a full-scale invasion.

US Consulate warns Los Cabos hospital preys on Americans

MEXICO CITY — The U.S. government is warning Americans to avoid a hospital at a Mexican beach destination, following years of complaints that the facility preyed on Americans by overcharging, bullying them and refusing to release medical records.

Naka‘ahiki-Young key to Raiders’ win

LIHU‘E — Hema Naka‘ahiki-Young scored a game-high 22 points, Wednesday during the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation girls basketball game contested at the Kaua‘i High School gym.

Kaua‘i girls, Kapa‘a win at soccer Wednesday

LIHU‘E — A pair of long-distance goals from Kaua‘i High School team captain Adrianna Hernandez set the pace for the Kaua‘i High School girls’ 5-1 win over the Island School girls, Wednesday afternoon during the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation soccer match at the Island School field.

Coffee leaf rust management ‘a learning process’

LIHU‘E — Coffee leaf rust, avocado lace bugs and beetles with a potential connection to rapid o‘hia death were among topics under the microscope Wednesday, during an online conference dedicated to Hawai‘i’s invasive pests.