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World Oct 26, 2018

Hurricane largely wipes out tiny Hawaiian island

Marine debris teams were dispatched to assess the damage this week after a tiny, remote Hawaiian island was largely wiped off the map when a raging hurricane passed through, officials said. East Island was a low-lying island composed mainly of loose sand and gravel, and ...

Business Oct 16, 2018

Japan can export raw eggs to U.S. for first time

Fresh eggs from Japan can now be exported to the United States after a restriction on their shipment was lifted Tuesday, the farm ministry said. Tokyo had been requesting that Washington allows raw egg exports since 2004. Previously, eggs shipped to the United States were ...

Downpours lash Maui as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii

World Sep 13, 2018

Downpours lash Maui as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii

A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the ...

Storm drifts away from Hawaii after 'almost biblical' rains

World Aug 26, 2018

Storm drifts away from Hawaii after 'almost biblical' rains

A once-powerful hurricane twisted and drifted away from Hawaii, leaving behind heavily saturated ground on the Big Island and many residents on other islands relieved it didn't wreak more havoc. Firefighters on the Big Island rescued 39 people from floodwaters Friday through early Saturday as ...

Trump declares emergency as Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

World Aug 24, 2018

Trump declares emergency as Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane drenched Hawaii Thursday ahead of its arrival in the island state, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to declare a state of emergency as landslides and flash flooding left roads blocked. The National Weather Service said Lane — located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) ...

Hawaiians brace for Category 4 Hurricane Lane

World Aug 23, 2018

Hawaiians brace for Category 4 Hurricane Lane

Residents of Hawaii were bracing for a rare landfall by a powerful hurricane as they stocked up on water, food and emergency supplies. Hurricane Lane, which weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm overnight, is packing 155-mile-per-hour (250-kph) winds and was expected to reach the ...