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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: Dec 12 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour” is a movie that should be seen, but not entirely believed. Gary Oldman’s alternately fierce and vulnerable Churchill is a triumph of both acting and the cosmetician’s art. Just hearing him deliver snippets of Churchill’s speeches is worth the ticket price. (Am I the only one who tears up at the words “We shall fight on the beaches”? My wife: “Probably.”)

  2. | Posted: Dec 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Recently, a scientific publication titled, “Vulnerability of Coral Reefs to Bioerosion From Land-Based Sources of Pollution,” was reported on by several local news outlets. Bioerosion describes the erosion (gradual destruction or disintegration) of hard ocean substrates such as coral reefs, by living organisms and this research effort led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is part of numerous scientific peer reviewed publications consistently demonstrating concerns with the disposal of treated wastewater into coastal injection wells.

  3. Posted: Dec 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Plenty of laughs without comics

  4. | Posted: Dec 9 2017 - 9:53pm

    WASHINGTON — With quavering voice and a tinge of stubborn denial, Sen. Al Franken announced that he would resign from office.

  5. | Posted: Dec 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Sexual predation is in the news again (still). Sexual misconduct is always interesting news whether it’s Henry XVIII, Roy Moore or Harvey Weinstein. It is as old as sexual reproduction. Males have a biological urge to sow wild oats. Sometimes aggression is the norm. That does not excuse it in civilization.

  6. Posted: Dec 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Don’t drop comics

  7. | Posted: Dec 8 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Republicans’ tax legislation is built on economic projections that are as confidently as they are cheerfully made concerning the legislation’s shaping effect on the economy over the next 10 years. This claim to prescience must amaze alumni of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, which were 85 and 158 years old, respectively, when they expired less than 10 years ago in the unanticipated Great Recession.

  8. Posted: Dec 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Kudos, WHT

  9. Posted: Dec 7 2017 - 12:06am

    Lifeguards saved my life

  10. | Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 12:06am

    This is not a victory for anyone.

  11. Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 12:06am

    Here’s to movie variety idea

  12. | Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Some political moments are like an X-ray — revealing down to the bone.

  13. | Posted: Dec 5 2017 - 12:06am

    We are now approaching the first anniversary of North Kona’s initial well failures. Multiple wells remain out of commission, some having failed more than once. No timeline for completion of repairs exists. Worse, we recently learned the epidemic of unexplained but premature failures has spread to another district. Its residents will not be encouraged by North Kona’s experience.

  14. Posted: Dec 5 2017 - 12:06am

    Big Island ideal for composting

  15. | Posted: Dec 4 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Dec. 1, 2017, will be remembered as the day when the vast majority of Americans fully grasped the consequences of the 2016 elections. They installed a man in the White House “likely to be under investigation for criminality for a very, very long time to come.” And they gave power to a Republican Party whose only purpose is to comfort the already extremely comfortable.