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  • Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

    April 24, 2016 2:59 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world has landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. Saturday following a 62-hour,... more »
  • Solar plane's Pacific crossing going smoothly

    April 23, 2016 3:34 PM

    A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey has traveled 80 percent of the way from Hawaii to California. The project's website says the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is 48 hours into a three-day flight over the Pacific. The aircraft's destination on this leg of the journey is Mountain View, California,... more »
  • Solar-powered plane heading toward California

    April 22, 2016 12:21 PM

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey is about a third of the way from Hawaii to California. The project's website says the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is nearly 23 hours into a three-day flight over the Pacific with solo pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls. A... more »
  • Solar-powered plane leaves Hawaii for California

    April 21, 2016 12:22 PM

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - After some uncertainty about the weather, the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 airplane has taken off from Hawaii as it continues its journey around the world. The aircraft is heading to California as part of its circumnavigation of the globe using only energy from the sun. Its departure... more »
  • Scientists: Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii

    March 5, 2016 7:11 PM

    HONOLULU - Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands. On Feb. 27, a team found a small light-colored octopus at a depth of about 2.5 miles in the ocean near Necker Island, said Michael... more »
  • Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

    January 31, 2016 11:17 PM

    HONOLULU - Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks star, who was the first player picked in the all-star game's draft, led scoring drives on three of Team Irvin's first... more »
  • Commanding general expresses support for Marines' families

    January 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    HONOLULU - The commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing says he understands first-hand the "emotional roller coaster" families of 12 Marines missing off Hawaii are feeling. Brig. Gen. Russell Sanborn told reporters Sunday that his wife went through similar emotions when he was shot down 25 years ago... more »
  • Expert weighs in on search for 12 Marines missing off Hawaii

    January 17, 2016 3:26 PM

    HONOLULU - A retired Coast Guardsman who's an expert on sea emergencies says the 12 Marines aboard two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii have a lot to overcome. Mario Vittone was a helicopter swimmer and Marine accident investigator with the Coast Guard. He says the crash would have happened very... more »
  • Coast Guard: 2 Marine helicopters collide off Hawaii's Oahu

    January 15, 2016 8:34 AM

    HONOLULU- The U.S. Coast Guard says two Marine helicopters have collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers tells The Associated Press that the Marine Corps reported a collision of two helicopters off the coast just before midnight. Mooers says each aircraft had six... more »
  • Hawaii raises smoking age to 21; military supports new law

    December 31, 2015 12:22 PM

    HONOLULU - Hawaii is the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age 21. The new law, which includes both traditional and electronic cigarettes, goes into effect Jan. 1. Public health officials are hoping they'll keep young people from developing an unhealthy addiction. They say one in... more »
  • Hit the snooze button: Extra hour of sleep Saturday night

    October 30, 2015 10:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - Most people in the United States are set to fall back into standard time and gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend. The annual change comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night. The... more »
  • NASA in Hawaii to test new technology for Mars landing

    June 8, 2015 3:33 PM

    HONOLULU - NASA is using the skies around the Hawaiian island of Kauai to test new technology that it wants to use for landing larger spacecraft - and eventually astronauts -on Mars. A test scheduled for Monday will investigate how a large landing vehicle will slow down as it falls... more »
  • Shark attacks man snorkeling in Hawaii

    March 19, 2015 1:57 AM

    KAILUA-KONA, HI- A visitor from Kansas is in the hospital after a 10-to-12-foot tiger shark bit his left forearm while he was snorkeling off the Big Island of Hawaii. The man was flown to The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu in stable condition on Wednesday. Police said the 58-year-old had... more »
  • Army couple relocates wedding for Obama golf game

    December 29, 2014 11:59 AM

    HONOLULU - A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned. Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. - both U.S. Army captains stationed in Hawaii - were scheduled to tie the knot Sunday at... more »
  • Obama sends prayers, best wishes on Kwanzaa

    December 26, 2014 1:11 PM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their prayers and best wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa. The Obamas say in a statement that the Kwanzaa celebration highlights the rich heritage of African Americans. They say families come together on Kwanzaa to reflect on the past... more »
  • Heavy snow expected on mountains in Hawaii

    December 24, 2014 2:08 AM

    HONOLULU, HI - A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. The... more »
  • Hawaii lava flow inspires student innovation

    November 17, 2014 12:46 PM

    HONOLULU - Lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano is inspiring innovative ideas from schoolchildren on how to deal with the effects of the molten rock. Students from Pahoa's Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science charter school on the Big Island came up with an idea for an air scrubber for... more »
  • Slow-moving lava sets house ablaze

    November 11, 2014 2:17 AM

    HONOLULU, HI - After months of slowly making its way toward communities in a rural part of Hawaii's Big Island, it took an oozing stream of lava just 45 minutes to burn down an empty house. Firefighters standing by to tackle any spreading wildfires let the flames consume the 1,100-square-foot... more »
  • Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homes Play Video

    October 29, 2014 3:32 AM

    PAHOA, HI - Hawaii authorities say lava from Kilauea volcano is burning tires and other materials that could generate more smoke. Hawaii County civil defense authorities late Tuesday warned residents with respiratory problems living downwind of the flow to take precautions and stay indoors. The lava was about 370 yards... more »
  • Lava warning for residents on Hawaii's Big Island

    September 4, 2014 5:07 PM

    HONOLULU - The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has issued a warning to a rural community less than a mile from lava flowing out of a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Observatory scientists said Thursday lava could reach the Kaohe Homesteads in five to seven days if it continues advancing through cracks... more »
  • GOHSEP no longer sending help to Hawaii

    August 10, 2014 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says they are no longer sending a two-person team to Hawaii to help with storm conditions. GOHSEP says conditions have improved enough to where Hawaii has withdrawn it's request for help from Louisiana. Initially, Hawaii had... more »
  • GOHSEP sending two to Hawaii for hurricanes

    August 8, 2014 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security said Friday that two emergency personnel were being sent to Hawaii to help respond to two tropical systems threatening the state. Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall in Hawaii Thursday night. Hurricane Julio is following a similar track toward the state.... more »
  • Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii Play Video

    August 8, 2014 2:00 AM

    HONOLULU, HI - The National Weather Service says the eye of Tropical Storm Iselle has made landfall on Hawaii's Big Island. It is the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, and another hurricane is following in its path. Hurricane Julio, a Category 3 storm,... more »
  • High school robotics team returns from international competition Play Video

    August 7, 2014 8:23 AM

    NEW ROADS - The robotics team from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee just returned from an international competition in Hawaii. Despite all of their success, the team is already looking forward to next year. CHSPC students Ian Landry and Cade Forbes stopped by 2une In this morning to talk... more »
  • Teen stowaway speaks about trip, mom

    June 18, 2014 9:23 AM

    SAN JOSE, CA - A teenager who survived a trip to Hawaii as a stowaway in a plane's wheel well says he hopped on the closest flight that was going west and can't believe he survived the journey. Fifteen-year-old Yahye Abdi made his first public comments since his improbable survival... more »
  • High school robotics team gearing up for Hawaii competition Play Video

    May 16, 2014 7:26 AM

    POINT COUPEE - Catholic of Pointe Coupee started their robotics program just five years ago. Now the award-winning team is headed to Hawaii for competition. This year alone they have competed in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Omaha and Anaheim, CA. Now the students from CHSPC are going to Hawaii to... more »
  • Father of teen stowaway says he'll bring son home

    April 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The father of the teenager who climbed into the wheel well of a jet at the San Jose airport and survived a 5½-hour trip flight to Hawaii says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home to California. Abdulahi Yusuf said in... more »
  • Teen stows away in wheel well of Hawaii flight

    April 22, 2014 4:35 PM

    HONOLULU - A teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane for a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii is resting at a Honolulu hospital. Hawaii's Department of Human Services said in a statement Tuesday that child welfare services officials are continuing to work to ensure his... more »
  • Army fashion police

    November 25, 2013 7:18 PM

    HONOLULU, HAWAII- The Army fashion police is on patrol at a base in Hawaii cracking down on attire that's deemed inappropriate. A fashion "Courtesy Patrol" is operating at Schofield Barracks looking for short-shorts,bare midriffs, visible underwear, sagging pants and swim wear other than at the pool. The teams... more »
  • Louisiana man dies on Maui beach

    October 18, 2013 11:48 AM

    WAILUKU, Hawaii- Police on Maui say a 71-year-old Louisiana man along a Maui beach. Brian Avenel of Mandeville died Thursday. Police at 12:37 p.m. received a report of a man drowning near the public beach access south of Kaanapali Shores. Firefighters and paramedics attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation but the man could... more »
  • Goat rustler

    September 23, 2013 7:31 PM

    HONOLULU, HAWAII- A clever thief used duct tape over the mouths of some goats to keep them quiet as he stole 23 purebreds worth about $10,000 from a farm in Kahku, on Oahu's north shore. But the thief left behind other goats with rope around their necks and duct tape... more »
  • Mars food mission

    August 13, 2013 7:58 PM

    HONOLULU- Researchers who've spent nearly four months simulating what its like to live on Mars are about to emerge from their Martian base on a barren lava field in Hawaii. They were studying what foods astronauts might eat during a mission to the red planet. They were even required to... more »
  • Pro Bowl returning to Hawaii in January

    March 20, 2013 2:35 PM

    PHOENIX - The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will be played the week before the Super Bowl. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Wednesday at the owners meetings that the all-star game he once considered scrapping has been scheduled for Aloha Stadium on Jan. 26. He... more »
  • Obama in Hawaii, fiscal cliff standoff behind him

    January 2, 2013 10:51 AM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation after a tense, end-of-the-new-year standoff with Congress over the fiscal cliff. The president arrived early Wednesday morning, local time, after an overnight flight aboard Air Force One. He was rejoining his family for a holiday break after having returned... more »

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