California playgrounds can now reopen statewide under all coronavirus risk tiers, according to new guidance released by the state. The California Department of Public Health on Monday issued guidance explaining how outdoor playgrounds and other recreational facilities must be used during the COVID-19 emergency. The guidance does not cover indoor […]

(Bloomberg) — County election officials in the battleground state of Pennsylvania have been advised not to reject ballots just because of questions about signatures. Democratic nominee Joe Biden spoke with officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after two deputies were shot over the weekend. And Kanye West will […]

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities pushed back Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to make international students leave the country if they plan on taking classes entirely online this fall, with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filing a lawsuit to try to block it, and others […]

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Tuesday on U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news that is eating away at Western democracies. In a […]

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Hanauma Bay area neighbors applauded the news Friday that, owing to safety concerns arising since the nature preserve reopened Dec. 2, only visitors in vehicles would be allowed to enter from Kalanianaole Highway starting today, with no walk-ins admitted, according to […]

Supporters of opposition political party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz protesting in Quetta last month Opposition parties in Pakistan are keeping up the pressure on Imran Khan, holding a series of mass protests against his government. They allege the prime minister came to power in rigged 2018 elections backed by the […]

Michigan adjusted its day-old epidemic order Tuesday to recommend instead of require bars and restaurants to deny entry to customers who refuse to divulge their contact information.  The clarification was listed as an “FAQ” Tuesday on the state Department of Health and Human Services website after the American Civil Liberties Union […]