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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

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

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

TripAdvisor finds LA most expensive US city to visit

TripAdvisor survey reveals that Los Angeles is the 6th most expensive city in the U.S. to visit.  The TripIndex Cities survey compares the cost of a hotel stay, cocktail, two course dinner with a bottle […]

06/12/2013

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Report: LA tops list of cities with worst traffic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the nation, according to a new report. The traffic information firm INRIX says LA beat Honolulu for jam leader in its national scorecard covering 2012 and the first three months of this year.

04/27/2013

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Off-duty Calif. cop helps airport agent in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) — An off-duty California police officer who came to the rescue of a security agent being assaulted at the Honolulu airport was praised by federal authorities as video of the incident was released.

04/05/2013

President Obama

Campaign for Obama library in full swing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where will President Barack Obama put his presidential library? Four years from the end of Obama’s presidency, Chicago and Honolulu are ramping up campaigns to build the center.

03/16/2013

Passenger escorted off plane after threat warning

SEATTLE (AP) — Two military jets escorted an Alaska Airlines flight into Seattle and authorities took a passenger off the plane, after a caller told the FBI that a possible hijacker was aboard.

01/17/2013

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Obama in Hawaii, fiscal cliff standoff behind him

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation after a tense, end-of-the-new-year standoff with Congress over the fiscal cliff.

01/02/2013

US WWII Veteran marches in a Memorial Day parade. (AP Photo)

NY WWII vet who liberated Nazi train dies in Fla.

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A World War II veteran from New York whose account of liberating Holocaust victims from a Nazi train led to reunions with the survivors 60 years later has died.

12/19/2012

F-22 Raptor

F-22 in Pearl Harbor event scrapes tail on landing

HONOLULU (AP) — An F-22 fighter jet used in a flyover during a remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor scraped its tail on a runway as it landed, causing $1.8 million in damage. A Hawaii National Guard spokesman says nobody was hurt in the incident.

12/07/2012

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) – A strong earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan does not appear to pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii. According to Hawaii News Now, the earthquake occurred at 10:18 p.m. Thursday and had a magnitude of 7.3.

12/07/2012

WWII vet dies at age 93 after casting last ballot

HONOLULU (AP) – A World War II veteran who inspired many with his determination to vote even though he had end-stage liver cancer has died. Frank Tanabe’s daughter Barbara Tanabe says he died Wednesday morning […]

10/24/2012

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