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  • Barack Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck Yesterday

    Washington: If US President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday. Before boarding Air Force One for a vacation in Hawaii, the President gave a year-end news conference with a spring in his step,...
  • Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack December 8, 2014

    Pearl Harbor: Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors attended the ceremony overlooking a memorial...
  • US shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test November 7, 2014

    Honolulu: The US military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii. The Missile Defence Agency said on Thursday that a short-range ballistic missile target and two cruise missile targets were fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. The agency says the Pearl Harbor-based destroyer USS...
  • Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles August 10, 2014

    Honolulu: His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a...
  • Normally sunny Hawaii braces for hurricane double punch August 8, 2014

    Hawaii braced for a onetwo punch from a pair of major storms barreling toward the archipelago on Thursday, with Hurricane Iselle leading the way bringing high winds and heavy surf as Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it, US officials said. Wind shook palm trees on Hawaii's Big Island and caused...
  • United Airlines flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odour July 13, 2014

    Washington: A United Airlines flight with 348 people aboard over the Pacific Ocean was forced to land on remote Midway Island because of what authorities said was an electrical odour on board. The United Airlines plane, carrying 335 passengers and 13 crew on a Boeing 777, was flying from Honolulu to...
  • US boy flies 3,700 km hidden in jet's landing gear April 21, 2014

    Washington: A teenager stowaway in the US survived a 3,700-km flight from San Jose in California to Hawaii hiding in the landing gear of a jetliner, the media reported on Monday. The 16-year-old managed to sneak into the wheel well of the Hawaiin Airlines' Boeing-767 after jumping an airport fence. But...
  • 16-year-old stowaway on plane survives flight April 21, 2014

    Honolulu: FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on...
  • Britney Spears to marry beau David Lucado in an 'intimate and kid-friendly' ceremony in Hawaii April 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears and fiance David Lucadao have reportedly found their wedding destination. The couple recently enjoyed a vacation to Hawaii and sources say it was actually a recon mission for her planned June wedding, reports showbizspy.com. "Britney took David and her two sons on a test run to Oahu...
  • Watch: The exact moment of panic caught on camera when a plane crashes into the ocean in Hawaii January 14, 2014

    A video records the panic and drama in the final moments inside a small plane when it crashed into the ocean in Hawaii. ...
  • Obama signs bipartisan budget deal, defense bill December 27, 2013

    Honolulu: Rounding out a tough and frustrating year, President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal on Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking down on sexual assault in the military, as the President and Congress began pivoting to the midterm election year ahead. Obama put his signature on...
  • US woman's last name too long for driver's licence September 13, 2013

    Honolulu: A US woman's last name is so long that she can't get a driver's licence with her correct name. Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is fighting to make it happen. The documents only have room for 35 characters, so Hawaii County instead issued her driver's licence and her state ID with...
  • Scientists create glowinthedark rabbits using transgenesis technique August 12, 2013

    Scientists have produced a litter of ordinarylooking rabbits but with a twist they glow green in the dark. Researchers believe the technique used to create glowing rabbits may lead to cheaper medicine for many diseases. The herd of rabbits was born two weeks ago in Istanbul, Turkey using an active...
  • 'Sex superbug' as deadly as the AIDS virus hits Hawaii May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: At least two cases of a resistant strain of gonorrhoea have hit Hawaii, according to health officials quoted in a report in the Mail Online. The strains are called the 'sex superbug', the Mail said quoting Hawaii News Now reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked...
  • 6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea April 17, 2013

    A strong earthquake of 6.8 magnitude was recorded off the remote northern coast of Papua New Guinea at a depth of about 8 km (5 miles) on Wednesday. ...
  • 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS April 17, 2013

    Sydney: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 was recorded off the remote northern coast of Papua New Guinea at a depth of about 8 km (5 miles) on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said in a statement there was no...
  • Strong winds wipe out first day at Kapalua January 5, 2013

    The 2013 PGA Tour got off to a false start on Friday when firstround play at the seasonopening Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii was abandoned because of strong winds. Following an earlier suspension in play due to adverse conditions at the Kapalua Resort, the players were summoned off the...
  • US Presidential poll: Tulsi Gabbard may become 1st Hindu in Cong November 5, 2012

    War veteran and Hawaii native Tulsi Gabbard is expected to be inducted into the US Congress. She will be the first HinduAmerican diplomat to be inducted into the US Congress. Speaking to CNNIBN, she said she was happy and said she would work to improvise the USIndia ties. ...
  • Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights October 29, 2012

    New York: Airlines hastily canceled flights in the Northeast Sunday as Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights. Major carriers such as American Airlines, JetBlue...
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West vacation in Hawaii August 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: Socialite Kim Kardashian and boyfriend rapper Kanye West are on vacation in Hawaii. The couple was seen having a good time and made a visit to Yogurtland, international franchise chain of frozen yogurt stores, even though Kardashian has previously sworn off dairy, gluten and sugar. Meanwhile, the 31yearold has...
  • US: Tulsi Gabbard leads in Hawaii primary poll August 7, 2012

    Washington: With a massive lead of 20 points over her nearest rival, Tulsi Gabbard has brightened her prospects for being elected as the first Hindu American to the US House of Representatives. "Gabbard is on the verge of completing an epic outofnowhere comeback to topple Mufi Hannemann and become the Democratic...
  • Oracle's Ellison buys Hawaii's sixthlargest island June 21, 2012

    Hawaii: Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought 98 per cent of Hawaiis sixthlargest island, Lanai, the states governor announced on Wednesday. Ellison, ranked in 2012 as Americas thirdrichest man, is purchasing the property from fellow billionaire David Murdock. Murdocks Castle and Cooke Inc, which owns all but 2 per cent...
  • Snapshot: 'Evolta' robots that swim, bike and run September 15, 2011

    A combination photo of Panasonic's "Evolta" robots, swim (top), run (R) and bike robot (L), being demonstrated during a news conference in Tokyo September 15, 2011. The company said three types of Evolta robots, developed to swim, bike and run, will challenge to complete an Ironman triathlon course in Hawaii,...
  • No strings attached: Puppets robbed in Hawaii April 12, 2011

    Honolulu: Thieves broke into a performing arts organization's van and stole three puppets worth $ 10,000, cutting the company's cast in half in the middle of a popular tour and prompting workers to frantically dig through trash bins in search of the missing characters. Maui Academy of Performing Arts officials said...
  • Tiny amounts of radiation from Japan reach US March 27, 2011

    Reno: Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have reached Las Vegas, but scientists say it poses no health risk. Extremely small amounts of the radioactive isotopes iodine131 and zenon133 reached a monitoring station by the city's Atomic Testing Museum this week, said Ted Hartwell, manager of the Desert...
  • Obama orders safety review of US Nplants March 18, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has ordered a thorough review of safety at nuclear plants in the country in response to the emergency unfolding at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Thursday after returning from a surprise visit to the Japanese embassy, Obama...
  • 'Radiation from Japanese nplant won't reach US' March 16, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that he was not worried about radiation from the quake hit Japanese nuclear power plant reaching Hawaii. Asked about whether he is worried about the radiation from Japan reaching the US shores, Obama said, "No. I've been assured that it, any nuclear release...
  • Quake moves Japan coast, shifts Earth's axis March 12, 2011

    Tokyo: The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami on Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by eight feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis. "At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (eight feet), and we have seen a map from...
  • Aid and rescue offers for Japan earthquake March 12, 2011

    More than 45 countries have offered to help Japan deal with Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, the United Nations said. Following is a list of aid offers. * US President Barack Obama sent condolences to the people of Japan and said the United States would provide any help its close ally needed. *...
  • Chile upgrades tsunami alert for its coastline March 12, 2011

    Santiago: Chile on Friday upgraded a tsunami alert for its coastline and remote Easter Island territory after waves triggered by a massive earthquake in Japan hit Hawaii, and said it would evacuate floodprone areas along the mainland coast. Chile was hit by a magnitude 8.8 quake and ensuing tsunamis a year...