Nukumoi Point

Popular swimming area near Poipu Beach closed due to strong rip current

Kauai Ocean Safety officials are alerting the public about a strong rip current that is occurring off Nukumoi Point, a rocky islet off Poipu Beach. Signs have been posted at the beach to warn beachgoers of the dangerous rip current and lifeguards will be advising swimmers to stay out of the water in this area.…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to staff members at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The Obama administration hasn't sent its top diplomat to Pakistan since 2011, and Kerry's trip is a chance for the former senator to get to know the newly elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who came to power in Pakistan's first transition between civilian governments.

US issues global travel alert over al-Qaida threat

The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an al-Qaida threat that also caused the State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this weekend in the Muslim world.…
Beach

Dealing with erosion at Kailua Beach

Viewers wanted to know what is being done to protect a popular beach on the windward side of Oahu that is noticeably fading away. State legislators have plans to step it up.…
Zippy's

Zippy’s opens in Hilo

The Big Island's first Zippy's opened Thursday at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. …
John Freudenberg

Serial rapist just needs work furlough for parole

The man known as the "Manoa rapist" is up for parole and could be just one step away from being back in the community. John Freudenberg has been considered for release from his life sentences just about every year since 1996, denied each time. The only hurdle left before his hearing next month is for him to get on work furlough. …
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Researchers conducting Mars food study on the Big Island

Six researchers are on a mission to Mars, without ever having left Earth. They're living and working like astronauts in a simulated martian base on the Big Island, cooking meals from a list of dehydrated and shelf-stable food items.…
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Obama taps childhood friend for diplomatic post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a childhood friend to represent the U.S. at the United Nations office and other international organizations i...…