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Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

| | Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

  1. | Posted: Sep 7 2017 - 12:06am

    This column is about Texas.

  2. Posted: Sep 7 2017 - 12:06am

    End of World too dangerous

  3. | Posted: Sep 6 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — It has become axiomatic that when Donald Trump says or does something over the top or below the belt, beware the unseen.

  4. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Autumn, which is bearing down upon us like a menacing linebacker, is, as John Keats said, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Actually, Keats, a romantic, did not mention that last part. He died before the birth of the subject of a waning American romance, football. This sport will never die but it will never again be, as it was until recently, the subject of uncomplicated national enthusiasm.

  5. Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:05am

    They did it again

  6. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:05am

    Like many, I was very disappointed with Mayor Harry Kim’s decision to no longer allow hula halau to be housed at county facilities during the Merrie Monarch Festival. It is no secret that Hilo has a limited number of accommodations suitable for the traveling hula halau who visit Hilo every year, but Mayor Kim’s decision goes further. It potentially places traveling teams, classes or similar groups at risk of being unable to find simple overnight accommodations.

  7. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 9:59pm

    BOSTON — On a holiday weekend set aside to honor the American working class, it is hard to escape the sense that American workers find themselves exploited by our politics — and particularly by our president.

  8. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Nobody wants to pick on Texas, or especially Houston, after a 1,000-year weather event that for several days turned the city into a lake and dispossessed thousands of their homes, belongings and, in some cases, loved ones.

  9. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    President Donald Trump has taken a monumentally bad idea and made it worse by shrouding it in secrecy.

  10. | Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 12:59am

    WASHINGTON — There comes a point in the unspooling of every complex political-financial-legal scandal when the story becomes so complicated that it’s easy to lose the thread of what matters. The facts dribble out, in ever more confusing increments. The lengthy cast of characters resembles a Russian novel. Competing news demands our attention.

  11. | Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 12:59am

    It is pretty well established that impaired drivers are involved in the majority of traffic crashes. Why not say accidents, because most have a cause, usually driver error. We used to say drunk, (drunken?) driving but now we are finding a virtual pharmacopeia in some drivers. There are claims that half the drivers on the road are legally drunk, but no data to back up the claim. If half the drivers are drunk and most are not crashing then perhaps our definition of drunk is flawed. Stop right there. I’m not about to condone compromised driving. What we presume, but can’t document is that impaired drivers are disproportionately involved in crashes. This is because we do not know really the level of impairment of the general population of drivers.

  12. Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 12:06am

    ‘Dual redundant’ deep well water systems needed

  13. | Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 12:06am

    PHOENIX — We know that Donald Trump is a virtuoso at the politics of resentment. But does he lead a movement?

  14. Posted: Aug 31 2017 - 12:05am

    Money, money, money never enough

  15. | Posted: Aug 31 2017 - 12:05am

    If it wasn’t clear before, there can be no doubt now: You can’t govern by tweet. Or executive order, for that matter.