WASHINGTON — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions about what comes next.
DETROIT — Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition.
NEW YORK — Wall Street closed out another volatile week of trading with a broad rally Friday, though it wasn’t nearly enough to keep the market from its sixth straight weekly drop, the longest such streak since 2011.
The U.S. baby formula shortage has sparked a surge of interest at milk banks around the U.S. with some mothers offering to donate breast milk and desperate parents calling to see if it’s a solution to keep their babies fed.
LOS ALAMOS N.M. — Public schools were closed and evacuation bags packed this week as a stubborn wildfire crept within a few miles of the city of Los Alamos and its companion U.S. national security lab — where assessing apocalyptic threats is a specialty and wildland fire is a beguiling equation.
WASHINGTON — Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu spoke with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday after months of refusing direct contact with his American counterpart. But officials said the call didn’t appear to signal any change in Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces suffered heavy losses in a Ukrainian attack that destroyed a pontoon bridge they were using to try to cross a river in the east, Ukrainian and British officials said in another sign of Moscow’s struggle to salvage a war gone awry.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says 21 people died and 174,440 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Friday alone as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.
HELSINKI — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday announced he’s nominating one of his top national security aides as ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, aiming to underscore his administration’s commitment to the Pacific region.
HONOLULU — Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work this month inspired by Lahaina noon, the Honolulu mayor’s office said Friday.
HONOLULU — Honolulu has spent $7,000 catching 67 feral chickens in recent months.
HONOLULU — Public school students in Hawaii will be required to wear masks while indoors for summer classes and related activities.
HONOLULU — A judge found a Hawaii man guilty Thursday of murder in a fatal road rage shooting.
HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines is exploring electric aircraft technology with a company based in Boston.
KAPA‘A — The Kapa‘a High School Foundation distributed 57 scholarships totaling $78,500 to 28 students — all graduating seniors, Tuesday evening at a meeting in the Kapa‘a High School cafeteria featuring to-go Hawaiian plates prepared by Uncle John Kaneholani.
LIHU‘E — The “Slipperfish,” an artwork created by Monika Mira for last year’s Washed Up Marine Debris Art Show, is more impressive in person than what is rendered on the Kaua‘i Society of Artists’ exhibit poster.