Subscribe to News RSS feed

News

Teen stowaway missed Africa, had no clue he was on Maui

HONOLULU — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10-plus years

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It’s an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.

Contests and Promotions

Golf Challenge
Golf Challenge
Pick your favorite golfer
WHT-promo-generic_125x130.jpg
Subscribe
Click Here

Is that really a flying saucer? Well, yes, it is.

In June, while beachgoers in Hawaii sit blissfully unaware, a flying saucer will descend over the island of Kauai. This is not a stunt for an alien invasion movie. NASA is gearing up to conduct the first test flight of a disk-shaped spacecraft designed to land heavy loads and, one day, people on Mars.

Justices: Michigan affirmative ban is OK

WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.