Latest Hawaii News

The Latest: Type of shark that bit tourist not confirmed

Apr. 23, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a woman being bitten by a shark in Hawaii (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Hawaii officials say the type of shark that bit a tourist in the thigh has not been confirmed. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison says a 65-year-old...

Pan takes advantage of Johnson's meltdown at Harbour Town

Apr. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory. The 27-year-old Pan, from Taiwan, closed with a 4-under 67 on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Pan finished at...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

Apr. 21, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass...

Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii to tie Canadian victory mark

Apr. 21, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Brooke Henderson successfully defended her title in the Lotte Championship on Saturday to tie Sandra Post's record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight. The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 at windy Ko Olina Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Eun-Hee...

Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda tied for lead in Hawaii

Apr. 20, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Defending champion Brooke Henderson shot a 3-under 69 on Friday at blustery Ko Olina Golf Club for a share of the third-round lead with Nelly Korda in the Lotte Championship. Korda had a 71, matching Henderson with a bogey on the par-4 18 to get to 14-under 202. "There are still 18...

Eun-Hee Ji takes 2-stroke lead in Lotte Championship

Apr. 19, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda on Thursday in the Lotte Championship. Ji had a 15-under 129 total to break the tournament 36-hole record by five strokes. "I...

Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push

Apr. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a...

Nelly Korda shoots a 63, leads by 1 at Lotte Championship

Apr. 18, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Nelly Korda took advantage when Hawaii's tough trade winds took a break. Korda rolled in the last of her nine birdies at the 18th in a bogey-free round of 63 Wednesday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club. "I got here Saturday...

2nd inmate who escaped from Maui jail found, arrested

Apr. 15, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Two inmates escaped from a Hawaii jail and over a razor wire-topped fence, prompting a manhunt across the island of Maui before one of them turned himself in and the other was arrested. Troy Diego and Barret Paman escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center early Sunday,...

The Latest: 2nd escaped Maui jail inmate found, arrested

Apr. 15, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on two inmates who escaped from a Maui jail (all times local): 3 p.m. An inmate who escaped from a Hawaii jail has been found. Police arrested Troy Diego Monday after an island-wide manhunt. The search began when he and another inmate escaped from Maui Community...