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Assistant Interior Secretary for the Insular Areas Douglas Domenech in the background between Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency, investigators said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. The Interior...
Pago Pago, AMERIKA SAMOA - PASIA I.R.S FA’ATULAGAGA TUFATUFA AI SIAKI  STIMULUS AMERIKA SAMOA   Ua fa’ailoa e le Teutupe a le Malo o Amerika Samoa, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a, ua pasia e le fetarale (I.R.S) le ala na fa’atulaga e le latou matagaluega e tufatufaina atu ai siaki a le Stimulus mai le Malo...
 a police officer arrives to tell people to leave Waikiki Beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities are cracking down on rogue tourists who are visiting beaches, riding personal watercraft, shopping and generally flouting strict requirements that they quarantine for 14 days after arriving. A newlywed California couple left their Waikiki hotel room repeatedly,...
Three siblings wearing cloth face masks with a Happy Mother's Day sign
NEW YORK (AP) — Treats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room at home. Mother’s Day this year is a mix of love and extra imagination as families do without their usual brunches and huggy meet-ups. As the...
Lone woman walks on Waikiki beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the lowest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in the U.S. As cases rose in March, Gov. David...
Sign in the window of empty cafe saying, "We miss you"
(AP) — And the American people returned to the American streets, bit by bit, place by place. And in the spaces they shared, they found a world that appeared much the same but was, in many ways, different — and changing by the day. And the people were at turns uncertain, fearful, angry, determined....
Gov. David Ige
HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige on Saturday extended the state’s stay-at-home order and the mandatory quarantine for visitors through May 31. “This was not an easy decision. I know this has been difficult for everyone. Businesses need to reopen. People want to end this self-isolation and we want to...
a notice of closure is posted at The Great Frame Up in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s lending program for small businesses is on hold. The Small Business Administration said Thursday that it reached the $349 billion lending limit for the program, after approving nearly 1.7 million loans. Thousands of small business owners whose loans have not yet...
Line of shoppers outside a Costco
(AP) — Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts. The IRS tweeted Saturday that it had begun depositing the funds into taxpayers’ bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as possible. The one-time payments were approved by Congress...
Pope Francis leaves at the end of Easter Sunday Mass
NEW YORK (AP) — Christians around the world celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus while pastors preached the faith’s joyous news of Christ’s resurrection to empty pews. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the first major world leader to test positive for the...

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