Man tried to export night vision goggles to China from US

A man who lives in China has been arrested in Hawaii after federal authorities say he tried to buy six pairs of military-grade night vision goggles and export them back home.

Thunderstorm brings snow to Hawaii in July

An overnight thunderstorm dropped 50.8 millimetres of snow on the summit of Hawaii's tallest peak in July.

Solar plane pilots: Rapid climb, descent stressed batteries
Solar plane pilots: Rapid climb, descent stressed batteries

The pilots of a grounded solar-powered airplane say they put too much stress on the batteries of their aircraft as they were leaving Japan for a five-day record-breaking flight to Hawaii.

Solar-powered plane grounded 9 months in Hawaii by battery damage
Solar-powered plane grounded 9 months in Hawaii by battery damage

A solar-powered plane halfway through an attempt to circle the globe will be grounded in Hawaii for at least nine months because of battery damage sustained during its record 118-hour flight to Oahu from Japan, the project team said on Wednesday.

Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage
Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world on Wednesday said it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands.

Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii for repairs

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has been grounded in Hawaii, its crew said today, after a gruelling five-day, fuel-less flight across the Pacific Ocean overheated its batteries.

Solar Impulse 2 shatters records in historic Pacific flight, reaches Hawaii
Solar Impulse 2 shatters records in historic Pacific flight, reaches Hawaii

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed an historic flight on Friday after circling the globe without so much as a drop of fuel, then touching down seemingly effortlessly in Hawaii.

Solar Impulse 2 to land at dawn, arrives in Honolulu
Solar Impulse 2 to land at dawn, arrives in Honolulu

The solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), has arrived early on Friday morning in Honolulu, the capital city of the US's island state of Hawaii, and will land at dawn.

Solar powered-plane breaks non-stop flight record
Solar powered-plane breaks non-stop flight record

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 broke the endurance record of 72 hours of non-stop flight over the Pacific on its round-the-world journey and is due to touch down in Hawaii on Friday.

French sailor falls short of Hawaii crossing record

French adventurer Alain Thebault`s trimeran sailboat arrived in Hawaii at the end of a 10-day voyage from Los Angeles that came well short of breaking a crossing record.

Solar Impulse 2 closing in on Hawaii after `difficult` hours
Solar Impulse 2 closing in on Hawaii after `difficult` hours

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the solar-powered plane on a round-the world trip bid, is closing in on Hawaii after a record-breaking flight which has tested its exhausted pilot to the limit in “difficult” conditions. 

Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'
Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said on Thursday.

Solar Impulse 2 entering critical phase in trans-Pacific flight
Solar Impulse 2 entering critical phase in trans-Pacific flight

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the sun-powered plane, is entering the critical phase of its flight, the Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to Hawaii.

Solar Impulse passes halfway point of Pacific Ocean crossing
Solar Impulse passes halfway point of Pacific Ocean crossing

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight, passed the halfway point of the perilous Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to Hawaii on Wednesday.

New Hawaii law legalizes traditional ''clean burial'' practice

In Hawaii, the dead can now be put to rest following an ancient Hawaiian custom called "clean burial" in which only a person`s bones are buried, under a new law signed by Governor David Ige on Tuesday.

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight
Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed.

Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan
Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan

The Swiss-made solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, on Monday started its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Now, you can smoke in Hawaii only if you are 21

Hawaii has become the very first state of US to push the authorized smoking age from 18 to 21 with effect of which purchase and use of digital cigarettes will also be banned for individuals under the age of 21 from January 1, 2016.

French sailor launches bid for LA-Honolulu speed record

French adventurer Alain Thebault has pushed off from Los Angeles in his trimeran sailboat in a bid to reach Hawaii in record time.

Solar Impulse set to take off early Wednesday: Team
Solar Impulse set to take off early Wednesday: Team

A solar-powered plane that has been trapped in Japan for three weeks by the rainy season is set to take off for Hawaii early tomorrow, the team said.