Police: All 7 killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

U.S. 12/29/19, 06:26

Tour helicopter operations in Hawaii have come under increased scrutiny after the deadly crash this week, one of several recent accidents in the state, with a congressman calling the trips unsafe and lacking proper oversight. There were no survivors of a Thursday tour helicopter crash that killed three minors and four ...

Wreckage found of Hawaii tour helicopter carrying 7

U.S. 12/27/19, 13:44

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying seven people to one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii was found Friday in a mountainous area on the island of Kauai, authorities said. Officials said in a news release that they're sending additional resources and searching for possible survivors of the ...

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall ’41 attack

U.S. 12/07/19, 10:45

A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public joined the ...

71-year-old Hawaii man dies after falling down lava tube in his garden

U.S. 11/08/19, 16:14

An elderly man died after falling into a lava tube in his yard in Hilo, Hawaii, police announced on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The man was reported missing after one of his acquaintances said he had not been heard from in several days, according to Hawaii Island police. When authorities arrived at ...

3rd-party bid? Gabbard’s denials don’t ease Democrats’ fears

2020 Campaign 11/07/19, 00:09

Tulsi Gabbard keeps making her fellow Democrats nervous. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. She wrote for the conservative-leaning editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. She denounced Hillary Clinton as the "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for ...

Gabbard drops congressional race to focus on presidential

2020 Campaign 10/25/19, 09:26

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument ...

Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

2020 Campaign 10/19/19, 19:06

Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have inspired even more ardent ...

Passengers violently ejected from seats on turbulent flight

U.S. 07/12/19, 07:25

Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people ...

Graves of 30 US servicemen found on Pacific WWII battlefield

U.S. 06/26/19, 00:02

A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa ...

Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches

U.S. 06/22/19, 19:30

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator of The Ocean Cleanup project, announced on Twitter that a 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom that broke ...

Skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii, killing all 11 aboard

U.S. 06/22/19, 15:23

A skydiving plane crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a small seaside airfield on the island of Oahu, killing 11 people, officials said Saturday. Authorities initially reported that nine people died in the crash Friday evening and that three of them were customers of a skydiving company and ...

Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peak

U.S. 06/20/19, 20:23

After years of protests and legal battles, officials have announced that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a Hawaiian volcano that some consider sacred. The state announced a "notice to proceed" for the Thirty Meter ...

Active shooter scare at Honolulu airport delays flights

U.S. 06/19/19, 01:01

Flights were being delayed and hundreds of people were waiting to go through security screening at Honolulu's airport on Tuesday after an active shooter scare.Passengers who had already passed through screening and were boarding flights at Terminal 2 were told to go through security checkpoint again, which was holding up ...

Man mows lawns for veterans in all 50 states

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:38

An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states.Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Friday that he's headed home from Hawaii after cutting grass in Oahu. He got to his last state with help from Delta Air Lines.He says he will now continue ...

Hawaii budget includes $13M for Waikiki Beach restoration

U.S. 06/09/19, 21:48

The state budget passed by the Hawaii Legislature includes funding for repairs at Waikiki Beach, officials said.The legislature approved about $13 million for improvements to the crumbling Royal Hawaiian seawall and other man-made structures at the state's most visited beach, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday."This is the largest appropriation for ...

Uncle denies theft in Hawaii power couple’s corruption trial

U.S. 06/05/19, 19:07

The first question a special federal prosecutor asked a witness Wednesday in an ongoing Hawaii corruption trial: Did you take the mailbox at the home of a now-retired police chief and his wife?"Absolutely not," answered Gerard Puana.U.S. prosecutors say framing Puana was key to a conspiracy by ex-Honolulu chief Louis ...

Hawaii woman fell to ground bawling when found in forest

U.S. 05/28/19, 19:49

A Hawaii woman said Tuesday she fell to the ground and started bawling when a rescue helicopter spotted her in a forest where she had survived for two weeks by eating plants and drinking stream water. Amanda Eller said crews in other helicopters failed to see her earlier in her ordeal. "I ...

Hawaii woman rescued from forest told self not to give up

U.S. 05/26/19, 14:26

A Hawaii woman who was found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago said she at times struggled not to give up. Amanda Eller told the New York Times that despite these moments, she told herself "the only option I had was life ...

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

U.S. 05/25/19, 21:47

A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller's father, John. Eller was airlifted to safety. John ...

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