This image posted on a militant website by the Aleppo branch of the Islamic State group on Friday, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows items that the group claims are six smuggled archaeological pieces from the historic central town of Palmyra. An IS statement says the busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint and was later referred to an Islamic which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. Arabic on the caption reads, “a collection of smuggled statues was destroyed." (Militant website via AP)
Hear from the Solar Impulse crew Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. On Friday Borschberg successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Hawaii after a five-day flight from Nagoya, Japan. Hokulea navigator Nainoa Thompson also showed up to greet fellow explorers on a round-the-world journey. More Videos »
Dr. Robert Hong, the Queen’s Medical Center’s chief of staff, and registered nurse Kruna Sasman check on their patient Dewey Linden, 90. The local health care provider is embarking on a new partnership with the Johns Hopkins Institute to improve patient safety and quality at Queen’s.
Pauline Victoria Aughe, pictured with her husband Ted and son Aaron, was born without arms and legs but is still able to drive using a computerized van. “There are tons of people with disabilities who don’t even know that they can drive,” Aughe said.
At Washington Place in July 2012, some of the first people to sign the Native Hawaiian Roll put their names to a list that is expected to be the backbone of an effort to identify Native Hawaiians who can elect the delegates to an ‘aha, a convention where the future of Native Hawaiian self-determination would be discussed and possibly established in founding documents the delegates would produce.
A large Kwan Yin dominated Dusty
Gruver’s booth, Tribal Artifacts, at a previous Hawaii All-Collectors Show. Gruver gathers tribal art, including human skulls and voodoo necklaces, from around the world.