Top trade officials from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries are headed for an extended day of talks today, a sign that negotiators may be nearing a final agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Environmentalists on Friday asked a federal judge to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from allowing Hawaii-based fishermen to attribute some of the bigeye tuna they catch to U.S. territories.
After sailing more than 4,000 miles and 30 days across unfamiliar sea, Hokule‘a and an 11-member crew have wrapped the first of two momentous legs through the Indian Ocean — which voyage organizers consider the riskiest stretch of the Hawaiian canoe’s multiyear journey around the world.
Hawaii Department of Education officials say the effort to cool overheated classrooms is being treated as a crisis, likening the matter to its response to the lava flow threat on the Big Island last year.
The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday.
WASHINGTON >> The Marine Corps explosives specialist could not disarm himself.
Drunk and combat- stressed, Master Sgt. Nathaniel L. Cosby killed an escort he met in Waikiki well after midnight. By then he had been drinking, he said, for 10 hours straight.
With strong El Nino conditions helping to lob a succession of hurricanes in our direction, the central Pacific may well be on its way to a record-setting year. When Hurricane Jimena enters central Pacific waters Tuesday as expected, it will be the region's ninth named storm of the season.
Despite several near misses this hurricane season, Hawaii residents are still preparing as two hurricanes approach the state. "I think people can't let their guard down," said Eric Thompson, 28, of Wailupe.
A package mailed from Las Vegas containing a Golden Nugget casino sweater, a pillowcase and 6 pounds of methamphetamine led authorities to a man’s Aiea apartment, where he allegedly kept another 14 pounds of crystal meth, a large amount of cash and a revolver, according to court documents.
Attorneys representing a Virginia family in a lawsuit over a Hawaii military hospital birth that left the child with cerebral palsy continue to prepare for trial, even though a federal judge Monday approved a $9 million settlement.
Atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, where some Native Hawaiians have been peacefully protesting the construction of what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes, astronomers have spent the past 40 years observing our universe and helping make some of the most significant discoveries in their field.
The National Park Service said Friday it was naming the superintendent of national parks in the Seattle area to oversee the USS Arizona Memorial, which has been rocked by allegations that tickets to the memorial were sold even though people aren’t supposed to pay to visit the solemn site honoring World War II dead.
A college student traveling to Maui for a vacation instead has spent his time in jail after the FBI accused him of drunkenly threatening to kill passengers, shoving a flight attendant and busting out of plastic handcuffs on a flight from Seattle.
Hawaii is in for a bit of a blow. But just how strong the wind from Tropical Storm Guillermo will be depends on the path it takes. If it keeps to its track Wednesday, the isles will escape the worst of the weather, forecasters say.
A tropical storm watch will likely be posted Monday for the Hawaiian Islands after Hurricane Guillermo weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph winds and began a turn to the northwest Sunday on a track to pass near or over Hawaii on Wednesday.
Trade negotiators from the United States and 11 other Pacific nations were headed toward failure Friday, with difficult talks on the largest regional trade agreement ever breaking down over protections for pharmaceutical companies and access to agriculture markets on both sides of the Pacific.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced in April that Hawaii and the U.S. territory of Guam would join Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi in the pilot program.
U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The new document “seizes on the rapid shifts in science as we’ve learned more about this disease,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.
Hawaii’s longline fishermen are on course to hit their annual bigeye tuna catch limit next week, which means they will have to stop catching bigeye in their most productive fishing grounds west of Hawaii on Aug. 5.
A recent case involving a man accused of shooting a woman and a police officer on Hawaii island highlights a growing challenge in Hawaii: finding people who can translate court hearings in other languages.
ANNAPOLIS, MD. >> The main contractor in Maryland’s initially flawed health care exchange website has agreed to repay $45 million to avoid legal action over its performance, officials announced Tuesday.
HILO » A record-breaking heat wave that began in late June is keeping things sweltering in East Hawaii.
The National Weather Service says rainfall could briefly cool down the region this weekend, but temperatures are still above what is typical for Hilo, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last week.
The head of the Pentagon’s new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more cooperation with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission.
As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fishermen have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. The fish are lined up on pallets, packed in ice and displayed for buyers to inspect.
After logging some 14,000 miles across the Pacific during the first year of the Malama Honua ("Care for the Earth") worldwide sail, modern voyaging canoe Hikianalia arrived home safely on Oahu on Tuesday.
Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized, as Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. But here, pride was mixed with apprehension about visitors.
LAS VEGAS >> Authorities identified a swimmer whose body was recovered from a Colorado River reservoir as an 18-year-old who grew up in Hawaii and played football for Radford High School before moving to Las Vegas.
Hawaii County’s top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
Nainoa Thompson, the first Hawaiian in modern times to successfully navigate a voyaging canoe over vast ocean distances using ancient Polynesian techniques, was honored in Washington, D.C., last week for his work in marine conservation and exploration.
While federal agents with a warrant were knocking on a door to a luxury Honolulu apartment on a December morning in 2012, agents watching from the ground saw men tossing bags of crystal meth over the 15th-floor balcony.
SAN FRANCISCO >> A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese-Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.
President Barack Obama has chosen Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, placing the permanent monument to his legacy in the city that launched his improbable ascent to the White House.
Evan Dobelle, the former president of the University of Hawaii and Westfield State University, has agreed to pay $185,000 to settle a state investigation into his spending of the Massachusetts school's funds.
The Hawaii Innocence Project is calling for a review of a man convicted in a notorious 1991 rape, kidnapping and murder case.
Attorneys with the project want prosecutors to review the case of Albert "Ian" Schweitzer, one of three men convicted in the death of Dana Ireland, 23, on Hawaii island, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
KATHMANDU, Nepal » Planeloads of supplies, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. » The Illinois Legislature quickly approved a bill Thursday to ensure that Chicago has legal authority to use public parkland as potential sites for Barack Obama's presidential library and film producer George Lucas' proposed museum.
A group of East Maui taro farmers, fishermen and gatherers recently filed suit against the state, Alexander & Baldwin and others after learning the state granted revocable permits to allow the company to continue to lease land in East Maui for its stream diversions.
A mother and daughter who had recently moved to Las Vegas from Hawaii were among four people killed after a speeding car veered into oncoming lanes and crashed head-on into another vehicle on a shortcut between two Las Vegas-area freeways.
Nearly two dozen Kauai residents operating bed-and-breakfasts and other visitor accommodations are asking county planning commissioners to come up with clear permit rules and procedures for their businesses.
Hikianalia, the support canoe that accompanied Hokule‘a during its first 11 months of the Malama Honua ("Care for the Earth") voyage, is on its way home to Hawaii, where voyage leaders hope to involve more of the community in the worldwide sail.