• California Aug 27, 2019

    Spanish Man Paddles His Way From California to Hawaii

    Antonio de la Rosa doesn’t take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.

  • spokesman Jul 12, 2019

    Passengers Violently Ejected From Seats on Turbulent Flight; 37 Hurt

    Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people flying into the luggage compartments and aisles of the...

  • attorney Apr 7, 2019

    Honolulu Police Officers Allegedly Forced Man to Lick Urinal

    Two Honolulu police officers arrested Friday are innocent of allegations they forced a man to lick a urinal, a defense attorney said. Officers John Rabago and Reginald Ramones were charged with depriving a man of his civil rights. Federal authorities knew about the allegations for more than a year before the officers were indicted, said Rabago’s defense attorney, Megan...

  • Los Angeles Feb 22, 2019

    DOJ, SEC Subpoena Johnson & Johnson in Talc Powder Asbestos Probe

    Johnson & Johnson acknowledged Wednesday that it was subpoenaed by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission over litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its talc powder, Reuters reported. The disclosure, made in the company’s annual report, is the company’s first admission that it’s received subpoenas from federal agencies over its Baby Powder line. The company faces...

  • Daniel Macht Dec 14, 2018

    Video Captures Pilot's Rescue From Crashed Jet During Military Exercise

    Video and photos captured the rescue of a 47-year-old civilian pilot, whose jet crashed shortly after take-off during a military exercise.

  • Daniel Macht Dec 13, 2018

    Pilot Seriously Injured After Military Jet Crash Off Hawaii

    A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said. The pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet ejected safely from the plane, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in a statement. He was initially rescued by a private sailboat and then transferred to the...

  • Associated Press Dec 6, 2018

    Pearl Harbor Sailors' Remains Return Home After 77 Years

    More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed nearly 400 sets of remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Dec 4, 2018

    Soldier Set to Be Sentenced for Trying to Help ISIS

    A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided classified military documents, a drone and other help. He agreed when Assistant U.S. Attorney...

  • Facebook Oct 26, 2018

    US Pacific Territory Will Need Help to Recover From Typhoon

    Residents of a U.S. territory in the Pacific ravaged by Super Typhoon Yutu are hopeful for help from the federal government as they dig out from damage including crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and fallen utility poles. Used to riding out monster storms, about 50,000 people living in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands expect to be without...

  • Facebook Oct 26, 2018

    Typhoon Crumbles Homes, Kills 1 in Northern Mariana Islands

    The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Mariana Islands, shocking residents and officials used to riding out monster storms in the U.S. territory in the Pacific. A day after Super Typhoon Yutu slammed into the territory home to 50,000 people,...

  • Texas Aug 28, 2018

    Tropical Storm Lane Damage Assessment Underway

    Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the second-biggest rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. Lane dumped 52.02 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on Mountain View, Hawaii, from Wednesday through Sunday, the National Weather Service said Monday. The highest total was 60.58 inches (154 centimeters), measured in Nederland, Texas, during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Lane broke the...

  • Associated Press Aug 25, 2018

    Drone Footage Shows Lane Flooding in Hawaii

    Drone footage taken in Hilo, Hawaii, shows the flooding caused by Lane’s torrential rains.

  • Associated Press Aug 25, 2018

    Hawaii Emerges From Threat as Storm Veers Away From Islands

    Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm, going less than 5 mph, dumped nearly four feet of rain on the Big Island and...

  • Associated Press Aug 23, 2018

    With No Place to Run, People in Hawaii Brace for Hurricane

    Hawaii residents emptied store shelves Wednesday, claimed the last sheets of plywood to board up windows and drained gas pumps as Hurricane Lane churned toward the state. The category 4 storm could slam into the islands Thursday with winds exceeding 100 mph (161 kph), making it the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii since Hurricane Iniki in 1992. Unlike Florida...

  • Hawaii Aug 22, 2018

    Hawaii Soldier to Plead Guilty in Terrorism Help Case

    A Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group will plead guilty, his lawyers told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Birney Bervar, one of Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang’s attorneys, told the AP that Kang will plead guilty as charged in the indictment, which accuses him of providing material aid to terrorists. Kang is agreeing to...

  • Hawaii Aug 1, 2018

    Newly Discovered Dolphin Hybrid Is Not a ‘Wholphin,' But It's Still ‘Amazing'

    Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don’t call it a “wholphin,” they say. The melon-headed whale is one of the various species that’s called a whale but is technically a dolphin. “Calling it something like a wholphin doesn’t make any sense,” said one...

  • California Jul 24, 2018

    Appeals Court Rules 2nd Amendment Allows Open Carry of Guns

    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Hawaii officials had violated George Young’s rights when he was denied a permit to openly carry a loaded gun in public to protect himself. The decision reversed a...

  • Hawaii Jun 8, 2018

    Dolphins Captured Playing With Blue Whales Off Calif. Coast

    A blue whale and her calf were seen swimming off the coast of Southern California with bottlenose dolphins.

  • Hawaii Jun 6, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

    Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded the advice to leave.

  • Associated Press May 31, 2018

    Lava Flows Hotter, Faster in Latest Hawaii Eruption

    The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods over fears that the rapidly advancing flows could cut off dwindling escape routes. Overnight, the lava was moving fast enough to cover about six football fields an hour, according to U.S. Geological...

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