Hawaii

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

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)

Hawaii braces for rain, wind from tropical storm

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents and tourists across Hawaii were bracing for Tropical Storm Flossie, which forecasters said was weakening as it approached the state but still could bring heavy rains, strong winds and possibly even […]

07/29/2013

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Golden years shorter, sicker in Southern states

ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good […]

07/18/2013

Allegiant Air Boeing MD-83 jet in flight (AP Photo)

Allegiant to offer Honolulu-Los Angeles flights

HONOLULU (AP) — Allegiant Air will be offering flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles. The Las Vegas-based budget airline announced the new service Tuesday. The flights will operate twice a week starting Oct. 30. Hawaii […]

07/09/2013

Loggerhead sea turtle

Five green sea turtles gain freedom on Big Island

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) – Five turtles waded into the ocean after gaining their freedom at the Big Island’s Mauna Lani Resort on Independence Day. The hotel released the green sea turtles as part of an […]

07/05/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment fell in half of US states in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 […]

06/21/2013

Main Beach sign, East Hampton, New York (AP Photo)

NY’s Main Beach tops annual survey of best beaches

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This may be hard to believe in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but an annual list of the best beaches in the country has a New York beach ranked No. […]

05/25/2013

High school prom photos of President Barack Obama are pictured on The Today Show in this YouTube video.

The President’s prom pic released in Time Magazine

It was around this time of year that President Obama went to his senior prom back in 1979. In a newly unearthed photo published today in TIME magazine, a then-17-year-old Barack Obama is seen wearing […]

05/23/2013

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Strawberry Fields Forever

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of theCalifornia Strawberry Festival in Oxnard on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 10am-6:30pm. It’s at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave. Use the Strawberry […]

05/17/2013

Missile defense system tested over Pacific Ocean

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii (AP) — The Missile Defense Agency and US Navy sailors completed a successful test of a missile defense system by destroying a target launched in the Pacific Ocean. The Department […]

05/16/2013

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