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This Aug. 5, 2014 satellite image provided by NASA shows two tropical Pacific Ocean hurricanes - Iselle at center and Julio at right - bearing down on Hawaii, top left. Hurricane Iselle is expected to reach Hawaii Thursday night, Aug. 7, 2014. Tracking close behind it is Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm. (AP Photo/NASA)

What’s behind Hawaii’s twin storms: Mostly luck

  WASHINGTON (AP) — All sorts of weather factors came together for Hawaii’s twin hurricane threat: stuck currents, an oddball brewing El Nino, slightly warmer water but mostly just bad luck. It’s been nearly 22 […]

08/07/2014

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

  HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii’s Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands. The temblor struck on the north tip of the Big Island, […]

08/07/2014

This image provided by NOAA taken Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014 shows Hurricane Iselle, center, and tropical storm Julio, right. Though it's not clear how damaging the storms could be, many in Hawaii aren't taking any chances as they wait for Hurricane Iselle to make landfall later this week and Tropical Storm Julio potentially hitting a few days later. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane Iselle isn’t slowing as it nears Hawaii

  HONOLULU (AP) — Weather officials say a hurricane approaching Hawaii won’t weaken into a tropical storm before passing over the islands as they had predicted. Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters now say Hurricane Iselle […]

08/06/2014

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii residents stock up ahead of 2 hurricanes

  HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents were furiously stocking up on essentials as two hurricanes churned toward the islands Wednesday and weather officials asked the whole state to prepare for flash flooding. Julio gathered enough […]

08/06/2014

This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA to test Mars ‘flying saucer’ vehicle on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA flying saucer designed to test Mars lander technology could be launched on Earth this weekend. The space agency says Saturday marks the opening of a launch window for the […]

06/25/2014

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Plane with smoke in cockpit returns to LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A United Airlines flight has arrived safely back at Los Angeles International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin during a flight to Hawaii. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman […]

05/10/2014

People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet’s wheel well has left the state, an official said. Kayla Rosenfeld, the spokeswoman for Hawaii’s Department of […]

05/03/2014

A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Maui News, Chris Sugidono)

Stowaway teen ‘lucky to be alive’

HONOLULU (AP) – Officials say a 15-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack […]

04/22/2014

People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that […]

04/21/2014

A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Maui News, Chris Sugidono)

Teen stowaway scaled fence in dark

HONOLULU (AP) — Airport officials in San Jose, Calif., say a 16-year-old boy who stowed away aboard a Hawaii-bound flight scaled a perimeter fence at the California airport while it was dark. San Jose airport […]

04/21/2014

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