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Japanese royal couple on first official US visit
by Audrey McAvoy - June 5, 2018 - 10:08am
Prince Akishino, the second son of Japan's Emperor Akihito, and his wife, Princess Kiko, are making their first official visit together to the U.S.
Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago
by Audrey McAvoy - December 8, 2017 - 12:03am
Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony...
Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals
by Audrey McAvoy - January 21, 2017 - 8:00am
A Hawaii lawmaker said yesterday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island.
Hawaii Air Force unit getting own power grid that uses trash
by Audrey McAvoy - March 17, 2016 - 1:06pm
The Air Force unit that defends Hawaii skies will get experimental energy technology that uses trash to generate power and relies on its own small electrical grid — a system intended to keep the unit operating...
Japan defense minister supports US in South China Sea
by Audrey McAvoy - November 24, 2015 - 7:47pm
Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani is expressing his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.
Honolulu offers rain forests, snorkeling and rich history
by Audrey McAvoy - October 15, 2015 - 10:49am
Honolulu is a bustling metropolis with great restaurants just minutes from rain forest hiking trails and snorkeling spots. The state of Hawaii's capital, located on the island of Oahu, is also an excellent place...
US general: Most East China Sea interactions safe
by Audrey McAvoy - October 10, 2014 - 11:17am
China's declaration last year of an air-defense identification zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea has increased tensions with Japan, the top U.S. Air Force commander in the Pacific said Thursday. ...
Contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case
by Audrey McAvoy - September 20, 2014 - 5:12am
A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend...
US admiral: Drills to help China, US work together
by Audrey McAvoy - July 1, 2014 - 12:22pm
The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Monday that China's first-time participation in the world's largest maritime exercises in Hawaii will help Beijing and other nations work together in a crisis.
NATO missile defense is flight tested on Kauai
by Audrey McAvoy - May 22, 2014 - 9:31am
The U.S. military on the Hawaiian island of Kauai has conducted the first flight test of a new missile defense system designed to protect NATO forces in Europe from ballistic missile attack, the Pentagon said W...
Anti-shark devices popular on Maui after attacks
by Audrey McAvoy - January 25, 2014 - 12:30am
A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaii island.
Hawaii town to state: Stop sending tourists here
by Audrey McAvoy - November 16, 2013 - 4:40am
People from across the world are drawn to the coastal town of Kailua. Its white sand beaches are among the nation's best. Some recommend the Honolulu suburb for its laid-back vibe. And President Barack Obama vacations...
Hawaii can't fit woman's last name on license
by Audrey McAvoy - September 28, 2013 - 7:17am
A Hawaii woman's last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 characters and 19 syllables in all. And it's so long that she couldn't get a driver's license with her correct name.
Hiroshima girl's paper crane comes to Pearl Harbor
by Audrey McAvoy - September 20, 2013 - 9:06am
A small paper crane folded by a 12-year-old girl who died of leukemia after the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on her hometown of Hiroshima will go on display in Pearl Harbor, where the 1941 Japanese attack launched the...
US woman's 35-letter surname too long for driver's license
by Audrey McAvoy - September 14, 2013 - 9:20am
A U.S. woman's last name is so long that she can't get a driver's license with her correct name. Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is fighting to make it happen.
Woman loses arm in shark attack off Maui
by Audrey McAvoy - August 16, 2013 - 11:51am
Officials reopened a Maui beach Thursday, a day after a shark bit off the right arm of a German visitor about 50 yards (46 meters) offshore.
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