March 16, 2013 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man convicted of a 1982 terrorist attack aboard a Pan Am jetliner is days away from being released from federal prison. Mohammed Rashed has been in custody for more than two decades in connection with the bombing aboard Pan Am Flight 830. A Japanese teenager en... more »
December 28, 2012 1:36 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Christmas Eve was a particularly busy time for volunteers with the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. During a 23 hour period, the operations center answered over 114,000 calls from children looking for Santa Claus, an increase of more than 12,000 from last year.
The group also received... more »
October 27, 2012 10:55 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Cornerbacks DeAndre Elliott and Jasen Oden both returned interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and Colorado State weathered four turnovers of its own to beat Hawaii 42-27 on Saturday night. Chris Nwoke had his first career touchdown catch and ran for another score to... more »
September 9, 2012 2:59 PM
HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii medical students have treated homeless shelter patients more than 7,600 times in the six years since the university started its homeless outreach program. The John A. Burns School of Medicine said Friday nearly 450 medical students have volunteered for the program since 2006.... more »
August 15, 2012 6:10 PM
Persistent drought conditions in parts of Hawaii are taking a toll on ranchers who can't grow enough grass to feed cattle. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a little more than half of Hawaii is in a drought now, compared with about 21 percent a year ago. The National Weather... more »
June 8, 2012 4:29 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice.
OK, now let's be realistic. Most people making summer travel plans need just that: plans. They get a week off, maybe two, and aren't going to... more »
March 10, 2012 11:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - As if you weren't already sleep deprived, you'll get an hour less shuteye Saturday night no matter what time you turn out the lights. At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time, that harbinger of spring, arrives with the promise of longer, light-filled days well into... more »
November 29, 2011 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling... more »
November 19, 2011 8:07 AM
KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a tourist from Colorado who was reported missing after surfing off Oahu's North Shore.
Fifty-one-year-old Robert Rumburg is from the Denver suburb of Arvada.
The Coast Guard and Honolulu firefighters began searching for him Wednesday night... more »
November 11, 2011 7:24 AM
HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are investigating the fiery crash of a helicopter that slammed into a mountain ridge on Hawaii's Molokai island, killing the pilot and four tourists aboard.
Authorities say the aircraft carrying the five people was on a tourist excursion of West Maui and Molokai when... more »
September 2, 2011 4:27 PM
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - About 20 World War II veterans are gathering aboard the battleship USS Missouri to mark the 66th year since the end of World War II.
The Missouri was anchored in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, when it hosted Japanese leaders who signed surrender... more »
August 11, 2011 8:43 AM
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan father says his 6-year-old son is unfazed after getting a hole-in-one at a Hawaii golf course.
The Detroit News reports Braden Hill of Ypsilanti aced the shot from a 68-yard kids' tee at the Kaanapali Kai course on Maui on July 27.
... more »
June 26, 2011 3:14 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Maybe surfing makes good practice for hanging onto a sprinting sheep. A 6-year-old Hawaii boy was champion of the opening Mutton Bustin' in the Park Saturday. Stone Jesse of Oahu says he likes surfing and practicing jiu jitsu but has never ridden a sheep before. Mutton... more »
May 3, 2011 12:00 PM
A waterspout was seen off the coast of Hawaii yesterday.
Like a tornado, except over water, a waterspout actually pulls water into the sky.
This happened near the Honolulu International Airport. more »
April 17, 2011 8:13 AM
Colorado is among the 10 best states in the country to make a living according to a new ranking compiled by the website money-rates.com .
The survey compared unemployment rates with average wages, tax rates and the cost of living index in each state.
According to the report,... more »
April 9, 2011 11:41 AM
WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) - Rescuers are waiting for a charred fireworks storage bunker to cool down today before they search for two men missing and presumed dead.
The explosion killed two workers and two other workers were injured in a Honolulu suburb.
The blast yesterday scorched trees and... more »
March 6, 2011 7:55 PM
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) - Scientists in Hawaii say a new vent has opened at one of the world's most active volcanoes, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the fissure eruption was spotted shortly after the floor at the Pu'u O'o (PUU'-oo Oh-oh)crater... more »
September 18, 2010 7:46 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Rodney Stewart rushed for two touchdowns and Tyler Hansen hooked up with Toney Clemons on a 73-yard touchdown toss as Colorado overcame a sluggish start Saturday to beat Hawaii 31-13. The Buffaloes (2-1) trailed 10-0 at halftime and were booed off the field by the frustrated... more »
September 9, 2010 7:37 PM
HONOLULU (AP) - The owners of a major Hawaii farm accused of exploiting 44 imported laborers from Thailand have changed their plea to not guilty and are scheduled to stand trial Nov. 9.
The change in plea was made Thursday after Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway took... more »
September 2, 2010 7:44 PM
HONOLULU (AP) - Federal authorities are accusing six people of luring 400 laborers from Thailand to the United States and forcing them to work in what the FBI calls the largest human-trafficking case ever charged in U.S. history.
The indictment unsealed Thursday charges six people in a scheme involving... more »
August 5, 2010 4:05 PM
An Army doctor has been charged with disobeying orders after failing to show up for duty in Afghanistan and questioning whether President Barack Obama has the right to order him there.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The Greeley native... more »
June 29, 2010 4:10 PM
HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. military has shot down a short-range ballistic missile in the last stage of its flight during a test off Hawaii.
An interceptor missile launched from Kauai shot down the target fired from a decommissioned amphibious assault ship positioned offshore. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency... more »
June 21, 2010 2:10 PM
The Maui Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard have called off the search for 54-year old Tina Fox, a Colorado Springs woman who was swept away while snorkeling with her husband off the coast of Maui's Black Rock Point. The report comes from KHNL TV in Honolulu. Rescuers searched... more »
June 15, 2010 6:25 PM
A new Hawaii law requires at least 180 school days a year as the state tries to shed its reputation for having the least amount of instructional time in the nation.
Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona on Tuesday signed the law, which was passed in reaction to teacher furloughs... more »
June 10, 2010 9:53 AM
The nation's minority population is steadily rising and now makes up 35 percent of the U.S., boosted by a surge in Hispanic births and more Americans who describe themselves as multiracial.
New Census estimates for 2009 show minorities added 2.5 percent, or 107.2 million people. The white population remained... more »
June 2, 2010 9:37 AM
Preston Weber isn't just allowed to play with fire and knives, he's encouraged to.
The 11-year-old from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is the world champion in his age group for Samoan Fire Knife Dancing. He won the title at a competition in Hawaii on May 13.
So how did... more »
June 2, 2010 9:11 AM
The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out of town VIPs since Vienna Hou's Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago.
But Kirin Restaurant customers won't be dining in that style starting July 1, 2011, when Hawaii becomes the first state in... more »
May 13, 2010 10:12 AM
It's now law in Hawaii that the government can ignore requests for President Barack Obama's birth certificate.
Republican Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law Wednesday a bill allowing state government agencies not to respond to follow-up requests for information if they determine that the subsequent request is substantially similar... more »
May 6, 2010 9:46 AM
Hot molten lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is creeping along the Big Island. The glowing red rock slowly flows along, igniting grass and small shrubs along the way. Experts think the lava flow may reach the ocean any day now, which could re-ignite an earlier flow and help expand the... more »
March 9, 2010 1:32 PM
A Colorado man who says his religion explains his marijuana use is fighting a possession charge in court.
Trevor Douglas says he admitted having marijuana in the car in August of 2009 when he was pulled over for having an expired vehicle registration in Clear Creek County. Douglas says... more »
February 27, 2010 11:45 AM
Sirens across Hawaii are blaring a warning to tourists and residents of a potential tsunami. The sirens sounded through the pre-dawn dark on all Hawaii's islands at 6 a.m. (11 a.m. EST), alerting people in coastal areas of the need to retreat to higher ground. Waikiki's world-famous beaches were empty... more »
January 27, 2010 6:35 PM
The retired Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet is urging President Barack Obama to appoint an independent panel of experts to evaluate climate change before linking it to national security.
Adm. James A. Lyons, Jr., USN (Ret.), released an open letter to President Barack Obama that reads, in part,... more »
January 19, 2010 11:31 AM
Work crews in Hawaii are repairing a broken main that spilled thousands of gallons of sewage into a drainage canal that empties into Pearl Harbor. State health officials say more than 11,000 gallons of sewage was discharged Sunday at Ted Makalena Golf Course. Honolulu officials say the broken main was... more »
January 12, 2010 4:08 PM
Forecasters say hazardous surf will roll ashore along parts of the California coast and Hawaii's north and west shores. The National Weather Service says big surf will be produced on west-facing California beaches with a dramatic rise late Tuesday and that some beaches on the central coast could see sets... more »
January 5, 2010 1:39 PM
A marine biologist says he has discovered a new crab species off the coast of southern Taiwan that looks like a strawberry with small white bumps on its red shell.
National Taiwan Ocean University professor Ho Ping-ho says the crab resembles the species living in the areas around Hawaii,... more »
December 31, 2009 8:55 AM
President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on... more »