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‘Complete emotional snap’: Scuba diver films her own assault underwater in Hawaii

By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) – Hawaii officials are investigating a potentially deadly underwater attack on a scuba diver who reported that another diver ripped off her breathing apparatus at a depth of 50 feet, in a rare incident caught on video. Rene Umberger, 53, said on Wednesday that she and…

Teenage runaway survives five-hour flight in jet’s wheel well from California to Hawaii

A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 38,000 feet as it traveled from California to Hawaii, the FBI said. The 16-year-old, from Santa Clara, California, quickly lost consciousness as temperatures in the compartment sank as…

U.S. Navy triples funding for clean energy in Hawaii to $30 million

) The US Navy has just pumped $30 million into the Energy Excelerator, a funding agency for renewable energy start-ups in Hawaii. That triples the agency’s operating funding over the past three years, and it gives the ol’ Bronx cheer to certain legislators…  …

Woman has arm bitten off in Hawaii shark attack

A German woman had her right arm bitten off after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The 20-year-old woman was snorkeling in murky waters approximately 50 yards offshore at a beach on Maui island on Wednesday when the horror unfolded, Maui County officials said in…

Obama turns to roots as key year dawns

HONOLULU, Hawaii — US President Barack Obama opened a landmark year on Sunday by paying homage to his roots as he wraps up his vacation in his native Hawaii. Obama visited the graveyard of his grandfather, a World War II veteran, in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at…

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