Hawaii

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

Vic Angoco, Matson Navigation Co. Senior Vice President of the Pacific , speaks during a press conference on the location of a cracked pipe that leaked 233,000 gallons of molasses into the Honolulu Harbor Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Honolulu. The pipe maintained by Matson Navigation Co. at pier 52 has been repaired but the leaked molasses is being blamed for the killing of marine life at Keehi Lagoon which is located near the Honolulu Harbor. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

EPA sending experts to Hawaii for molasses spill

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sending two spill experts to Hawaii to help clean up some 1,400 tons of molasses that spilled into Honolulu Harbor this week. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz […]

09/13/2013

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler (6) rolls out to pass while playing against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Aug. 29, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Kiffin picks Kessler to start for USC against BC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Lane Kiffin has picked quarterback Cody Kessler to start Saturday against Boston College. Kessler and Max Wittek have been competing for the starting job since the spring, but […]

09/09/2013

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler (6) rolls out to pass while playing against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Aug. 29, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

No. 24 USC opens with 30-13 win over Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Both Southern California quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek had the same approach in preparing to open the season against Hawaii: Be ready to play no matter what happens. But neither played […]

08/30/2013

In this April 17, 2013 photo provided by the University of Hawaii, researchers studying what meals astronauts might eat on a mission to Mars organize food inside a simulated Martian base dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/University of Hawaii, Sian Proctor)

Mars food study researchers emerge from dome

HONOLULU (AP) — Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at an elevation of 8,000 feet, trying to figure out what foods astronauts […]

08/14/2013

In this July 19, 2013 photo, a jetpack instructor at H2O Water Sports Powered by Seabreeze demonstrates how to use a Jetlev in Honolulu. New devices that pump water fast enough to make people defy gravity are drawing thrill-seekers eager to try the next new watersport, but Hawaii fishermen, scientists and state officials are questioning their safety and how they may affect fish, coral and other fragile natural resources in the islands. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

‘Iron Man’ jetpacks spark concerns in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Want to fly like George Jetson or Iron Man? Thrill-seekers eager to try the next new watersport are rushing to strap on jetpacks that propel people into the air with the help […]

08/08/2013

Few people visited Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Monday, July 29, 2013 as Tropical Storm Flossie approached Hawaii. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Flossie leaving Hawaii weaker than when storm came

HONOLULU (AP) — Flossie’s Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first. National Weather Service officials say the tropical depression is expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as […]

07/30/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a stationary front across eastern Colorado, central Wyoming and into western Montana.  Showers and thunderstorms are scattered across the Great Basin, and the Central/Northern Rockies. A surface trough is producing showers and a few thunderstorms over New Mexico and western Texas. Tropical Storm Flossie is approaching the Big Island of Hawaii with max winds of 60 mph. Slow weakening is forecast in the next 24 hours. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Flossie: All of Hawaii on tropical storm warning

HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical storm making its way toward Hawaii had residents of Maui and the Big Island on Monday bracing for possible flooding, 60 mph wind gusts and waves that could reach as […]

07/29/2013

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