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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

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

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, speaks at a gathering in memory of state Health Department Director Loretta Fuddy, as Deputy Director Gary Gill, second from right, listens in Honolulu on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Fuddy died in a plane crash off Molokai on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii survivor: Plane lost power, then glided

HONOLULU (AP) — When a small commercial plane’s lone engine failed, the nine people on board stayed calm as the plane glided toward the ocean and then made a remarkably smooth belly landing, a survivor recounted Friday. […]

12/13/2013

U.S. Coast Guard aviation survival technician P.J. Ornot speaks about a Molokai plane crash rescue to reporters at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Kapolei, Hawaii, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)

Rescuers find debris, survivors after plane crash

HONOLULU (AP) — When Coast Guard rescuers flew to a small plane crash off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, they found smoking flares from the Navy, nine people floating in yellow life vests and debris […]

12/13/2013

In this photo taken Nov. 22, 2013, Herb Weatherwax, seated, poses for a photo with Hauula Elementary School sixth graders from left Dawson Langinbelik, Rachel Cheney, Frank Kojima, La'a Beatty, Chase Colleado, Makoa Ahquin-Soren and Keola Baily in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Herb Weatherwax charms visitors each of the three days a week he volunteers at a memorial for the USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in the 1941 Japanese attack. The […]

12/05/2013

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

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

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