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Surfers to catch manmade waves on road to Olympic debut

Sep. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kelly Slater claims he has no "home wave" advantage at the Surf Ranch he co-founded in California's Central Valley, where many of the world's top surfers will compete Thursday through Saturday in the Freshwater Pro presented by Outerknown, the penultimate U.S. contest before the sport...

University: Losing Hawaii telescope risks billions in funds

Sep. 10, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Losing the Thirty Meter Telescope could mean losing billions of dollars in research funding over the next few decades, a senior University of Hawaii official said. Vassilis Syrmos, the school's vice president for research and innovation, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser not building the...

Ex-soldier serving life for teen's '82 murder seeks DNA test

Sep. 9, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Advocates for a former U.S. soldier convicted of the attempted rape and murder of an Army officer's son 37 years ago are asking a federal judge to order DNA testing to discredit what they say is weak evidence presented at a court-martial that sent him to prison for life. The Hawaii...

USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii set to reopen this weekend

Aug. 29, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The reopening of Hawaii's USS Arizona Memorial has been scheduled for Labor Day weekend following a 15-month closure, National Park Service officials said. Walk-on access to the memorial in Honolulu will begin Sunday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. "The National Park...

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Aug. 27, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Aug. 26, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...

Average US price of gas down 8 cents per gallon to $2.66

Aug. 25, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 8 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.66. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that an abundant supply and low crude oil costs contributed to the decrease at the...

Louisiana beats Hawaii 9-5, moves to Little League final

Aug. 24, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Louisiana's Reece Roussel had a two-run single that broke the Little League World Series tournament record for hits with 15. At the time, it seemed like a footnote. His hit in the sixth inning Saturday that gave Louisiana a 7-0 lead over Hawaii turned out to be the most...

USS Arizona Memorial repairs progress, no reopening date yet

Aug. 23, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu are progressing, but officials have not yet set a date to reopen the tourist attraction. The National Park Service plans next week to announce the reopening date, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. A malfunction with the concrete...

7 sent to hospital after smoke fills cabin of Hawaii flight

Aug. 23, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Seven people were taken to the hospital Thursday after smoke filled the cabin of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from California to Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines says 184 passengers and seven crew members used evacuation slides to get off the plane after it declared an in-flight emergency and landed...