Gabriel Medina became the first surfing world champion from Brazil at Ehukai Beach on Friday in the Billabong Pipe Masters.
One of three alternative emergency-access routes in and out of the Pahoa area will open Saturday as the June 27 lava flow continues to threaten the area's main highway.
A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.
Kauai surfer Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks won the hearts of fans as the couple competed this season in the globetrotting reality show "The Amazing Race."
Facing lagging revenues and soaring costs, Oahu's rail transit system finds itself at yet another crossroads. The 20-mile, 21-station project is now on course to cost anywhere between $550 million and $700 million more than originally thought.
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard said it plans to hire 731 workers this fiscal year, a significant boost for high-paying jobs at the state's largest industrial employer. The shipyard has 4,523 civilian workers and 462 military members.
With legal opinion nationally shifting toward marriage equality, justices on the state Supreme Court on Thursday took a skeptical view of a state House lawmaker's challenge to Hawaii's marriage law.