The Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ begins to operate on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. The 550-foot-tall attraction, which opened to the public on Monday, is the highest observation wheel in the world and features 28 cabins that can accommodate up to 40 people each. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists began taking in the view Monday from a skyline-changing observation wheel that offers a unique overview of sparkling Las Vegas Strip resorts...…
FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 and supplied by Sea Shepherd Australia on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, three dead minke whales lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru, in the Southern Ocean. The International Court of Justice is ruling Monday on Japan's whaling program in Antarctic waters, in a case brought by Australia. Japan hunts around a thousand mostly minke whales annually in the icy waters of the Southern Ocean as part of what it calls a scientific program. Australia and environmental groups say the hunt serves no scientific purpose and is just a way for Japan to get around a moratorium on commercial whaling imposed by the International Whaling Commission in 1986. (AP Photo/Tim Watters, Sea Shepherd Australia) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES

U.N. court orders Japan to halt whale hunt

(CNN) — The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan can no longer continue its annual whale hunt, rejecting the country’s argument that i...…
Waikiki Cold Stone Creamery

Waikiki Cold Stone Creamery closing

The high cost of rent in Hawaii has claimed another business, one of the Cold Stone Creamery stores in Waikiki. The ice cream shop on Kalakaua Avenue near Lewers Street w...…
Arne Duncan

U.S Secretary of Education answers questions about children’s schooling

Dozens of parents, educators and others gathered at Joint Pearl Harbor Hickam with a chance to ask the education secretary questions about their children's schooling. Only months ago, Hawaii did not fare well when it came to the federal government's "race to the top" program for schools. Since then, Secretary Duncan told us things have changed.…