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.
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NEW YORK — Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday.
Most Sherpa guides decide to leave Everest in walkout after avalanche
MOKPO, South Korea — As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety.
NAIROBI, Kenya — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.
WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
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.
A Waikoloa man remained hospitalized on Oahu, while the man accused of stabbing him eight times — including once in the throat — appeared in District Court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing.
Officials with the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope have been on the hunt for funding since the U.K.’s Science and Technology Facilities Council announced it would cease its support after September 2013.
State officials are proposing two agreements to settle 11 of the 12 complaints against Dr. John D. Stover for medical and dental work.
Police identify Kua Bay drowning victim
HONOLULU — The decision to name a state instrument in Hawaii is proving more difficult than some lawmakers expected.
Changes to flood zone maps in South Kona could mean elevations of houses as well as insurance premiums.
Big Island residents young and old descended upon Holualoa on Tuesday to celebrate Earth Day by making an old T-shirt “new” by using silk screening.
A Kailua-Kona man charged with firing off several guns in Kailua Village pulled the trigger 28 times, according to a shell casings count presented by police in court Tuesday. Hawaii County Police Officer Coley Rowe described how he and several other officers moved in on Robinson once the man dove out of his vehicle onto the ground.