WASHINGTON — The three of them entered, one after another, trying to explain a Washington Redskins season — and what’s ahead — in their own very different way. Three faces of a wounded organization and three very different perspectives — each trying to explain and influence their version of an undefined future.
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The Aloha Theatre welcomes to the stage the Herdman Family who will give Scrooge a run for his money this holiday season. The Aloha Performing Arts Company’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” runs through Dec. 22.
Artists plan gathering at Waimea Town Market
Big Island artists Alden Heglund, Tess Rumley, Jan Orbom, Maru Maruyama and Bobby Dehmer are holding a wood art exhibit entitled “The Soul of the Wood” Saturday through Dec. 21 at Rumley Art Gallery inside King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
Club collecting toys for foster children
There is one thrilling, rib-tickling sequence in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: A group of dwarves, riding inside empty wine barrels over rushing rapids and waterfalls, fend off an attack by an army of orcs with the help of bow-and-arrow wielding elves. The setpiece is as fun and rousing as anything in Steven Spielberg’s canon. The action is sprawling and comes at you from all angles — there’s so much happening, your eyes don’t know where to look — and director Peter Jackson throws in some terrific slapstick as a bonus, leavening the furious action with laughs. It’s a showstopper.
SAN ANTONIO — Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.
WASHINGTON — Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat.
American missing in Iran was working for CIA on unapproved intelligence mission
When President Barack Obama marched into the White House briefing room with his Hawaii birth certificate in April 2011, he said: “I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest.”
JOHANNESBURG — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world’s most powerful leader, President Barack Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world’s most beloved man, Nelson Mandela.
WASHINGTON — The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year. But the government says global warming is still dramatically altering the top of the world, reducing the number of reindeer and shrinking snow and ice, while increasing certain fish and extending the growing season.
The West Hawaii Community Health Center at Kealakehe moved one step closer to fruition Thursday as dozens feted its ground breaking.
PAHOA — About 100 people attended a state Public Utilities Commission hearing Wednesday night at Keonepoko Elementary School on a request by Hawaiian Beaches Water Co. to raise its rates, and all but one testifier gave commissioners and the private water company an earful.