Hawaii

In this image released by The White House, Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The White House says the Obamas have added Sunny, a Portuguese Water Dog like Bo, to the first family. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

Even Obama dogs jump through hoops to enter Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — It doesn’t matter that they belong to President Barack Obama — first family dogs Bo and Sunny had to go through Hawaii’s strict quarantine procedures to travel to the islands for their […]

12/30/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Christmas tradition, Obama honors US military

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what’s become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make […]

12/26/2013

Part of the HealthCare.gov website that notes to enroll by Dec. 23 for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

In symbolic step, Obama enrolls in health exchange, but won’t use it

HONOLULU (AP) — He won’t use it, and he didn’t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the […]

12/23/2013

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NTSB to try to salvage plane in crash off Molokai

HONOLULU (AP) — Crews will try to salvage the plane that crashed off the Hawaiian island of Molokai after the submerged wreckage was spotted from a helicopter, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. The […]

12/16/2013

Naval helicopter dips its sonar into the ocean. (AP file photo)

Feds grant Navy permit for sonar training

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The National Marine Fisheries Service is granting the Navy permits for its plans that will intensify its sonar use in the Pacific over the next five years, despite the objection of […]

12/16/2013

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FDA: Lab is recalling diet pills linked to liver damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite Pro products thought to have impurities. The dietary […]

11/10/2013

Lab is recalling diet pills linked to liver damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite Pro products thought to have impurities. The dietary […]

11/10/2013

This combination of Sept. 10 and 23, 2013 photos provided by NASA shows six comet-like tails radiating from a body in the asteroid belt, designated P/2013 P5. (AP Photo/NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt - UCLA)

Hubble spots strange asteroid with 6 tails of dust

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one strange asteroid. The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists say they’ve never seen […]

11/08/2013

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Reminder: Time to fall back an hour

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time to fall back. Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. The change officially occurs […]

11/01/2013

Hawaii surfer throws punches to escape shark

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived. Jeff Horton was surfing Sunday morning with about 10 others near Kilauea when someone spotted […]

10/22/2013

Various kinds of dead marine life collected by  employees from the PENCO Pacific Environmental Corporation can been seen in this barrel on the dock fronting the La Mariana Sailing Club in Keehi Lagoon Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Honolulu. A pipe maintained by Matson Navigation Co. at pier 52 cracked and leaked about 233,000 gallons of molasses into the harbor. The molasses spill is being blamed for the killing of marine life at Keehi Lagoon which is located near the Honolulu Harbor. The cracked pipe has been repaired and the molasses leak stopped. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Pipe had leak 1 year before Hawaii molasses spill

HONOLULU (AP) — A state inspector saw molasses dripping last year from the same spot where a pipe leaked up to 1,400 tons of the sugary substance into Honolulu Harbor earlier this month, killing more […]

09/20/2013

Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihulihe'ekahaunaele holds her Hawaii drivers license that lacks the space for her full name. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 in Ocean View, Hawaii. At 36 characters and 19 syllables, the surname is so long that she couldn't get a driver's license with her correct name. (AP Photo/Chris Stewart)

Hawaii can’t fit woman’s last name on license

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman’s last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 characters and 19 syllables in all. And it’s so long that she couldn’t get a driver’s license with her correct name. […]

09/14/2013

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