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Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

Jul. 17, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. The Coast Guard prohibits vessels from getting...

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Jul. 16, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting...

The Latest: Woman transported to Honolulu after lava injury

Jul. 16, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A woman who was seriously injured when molten rock crashed through the roof of her tour boat off Hawaii has been transported to Honolulu for further treatment. Hilo Medical Center spokeswoman Elena...

Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at least 13 people

Jul. 16, 2018 4:03 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at least 13 people.

Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

Jul. 11, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay...

Navy reprimands Hawaii sailor for accepting contractor gifts

Jul. 9, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has censured a Pearl Harbor-based active duty captain for "repeatedly and improperly" accepting gifts from a defense contractor at the center of a fraud and bribery scheme that cost the government about $35 million. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer sent Capt. Charles A. Johnson a...

Today in History

Jul. 7, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 7, the 188th day of 2018. There are 177 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln: Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne), David...

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Jul. 3, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The move makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. "This is just one small step toward protecting and...

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Jul. 2, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items under a...

Delta plane lands safely, towed to gate for mechanical issue

Jul. 1, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Delta Air Lines says one of its planes was towed to the gate upon landing at Honolulu's airport Sunday because of a suspected mechanical issue. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the flight landed safely at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport from Osaka, Japan, at about 9 a.m....