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2 killed in shooting at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor base

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The shooting unfolds 3 days before the 78th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that left more than 2,400 US service members dead

(FILES) This file photo shows a general view of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on June 29, 2012 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At least three people were injured, two of them critically, when a gunman opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii before taking his own life, local news reports said Wednesday. Kent Nishimura / AFP

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Hawaii

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Air Canada flight AC33 from Vancouver to Sydney hit trouble around two hours beyond Hawaii and diverted back to the US island chain's capital Honolulu, says a company statement

EMERGENCY LANDING. File photo of an Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Shutterstock

9 killed in Hawaii twin-engine plane crash

Jun 22, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The Honolulu Fire Department says the aircraft was a skydiving plane that crashed on takeoff

China protests Taiwan leader's U.S. transit

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Taiwan is typically low-key in announcing its leader's specific itineraries, fearing China will use its power to disrupt her visits

No Filipinos severely affected by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii – DFA

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs continues to check on the situation of the 375,000-strong Filipino community in Hawaii

HURRICANE LANE. A large home on the coast is hit by waves from Hurricane Lane on August 24, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Storm Lane causes 'severe' flooding in Hawaii

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Slow-moving Lane 'will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides,' says the Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Trump declares emergency as Hawaii braces for hurricane

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:43 PM

(UPDATED) Hurricane Lane remains a powerful hurricane, packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, although it has been downgraded to category 3

PREPPING FOR HURRICANE LANE. Donovan Poniatowski, with Hawaiian Dredging keeps look out as plywood boards are hauled to the top of the Koa Building to cover openings and protect the structure from the approaching rains from Hurricane Lane on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: PH Navy arrives in Hawaii for world's largest naval exercises

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) includes disaster response, maritime security operations, sea control, and complex warfighting

Photo from naval public affairs office

PH Navy contingent leaves for Hawaii to join naval war games

Jun 06, 2018 - 4:29 PM

It is the first time the Philippine Navy is participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), a multilateral naval exercise to be hosted by the US Navy's Pacific Fleet from June 27 to August 2

OFF TO HAWAII. The Philippine Navy is joining Exercise RIMPAC for the first time. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Navy

Hawaii volcanic smog blankets Marshall Islands

May 28, 2018 - 7:37 AM

The volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is now in its fourth week of eruptions

ERUPTION. A car passes as lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure illuminates the night sky, after midnight on Hawaii's Big Island, on May 27, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

May 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

When the hot lava flow hits the water it produces acid fumes known as 'laze' – lava and haze

DANGER. A steam plume rises as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Helicopters rescue residents from fresh Hawaii volcano lava flow

May 20, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The USGS adds that 'smoke from burning vegetation as lava flows advance is also contributing to poor air quality'

ERUPTION. Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure near a home at dawn on Hawaii's Big Island on May 18, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Hawaii volcano summit erupts, residents urged to take shelter

May 18, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent,' the Hawaii Volcano Observatory says

KILAUEA. This image released by the US Geological Survey on May 17, 2018 shows lava spattering from an area between fissures 16 and 20 at 8:20 a.m. HST from the Kilauea Volcano on May 16, 2018. AFP PHOTO / US Geological Survey/HO

Major quake hits Hawaii, prompts further volcano eruptions

May 05, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits Hawaii

Hawaii volcano eruption spews lava into residential areas

May 04, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Authorities warn of subsequent 'lava inundation,' fire, smoke, and additional earthquakes

EVACUATIONS. In this photo provided by the US Geological Survey, an ash plume rises above the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO / US Geological Survey/ Kevan Kamibayashi

Guevarra on DOJ, IHS on Quiboloy Foundation, Cimatu on Boracay casino | Evening wRap

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:42 PM

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Hawaii NGO accuses Quiboloy foundation of fraud

Apr 06, 2018 - 11:45 AM

In an email to Rappler, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy's lawyer responds by saying 'jealousy' can often lead groups to make 'disparaging comments about others'

FRAUD ACCUSATION. The Hawaii-based Institute for Human Services (IHS) provides a sample picture of the badge used by volunteers of Children's Joy Foundation allegedly claiming they're raising funds for IHS. Photo courtesy of IHS

FBI investigates Quiboloy church in Hawaii for trafficking

Apr 03, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The investigation stems from a 2015 case involving a former Quiboloy church member who said she was physically abused for failing to raise enough money

CHURCH LEADER. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy leads the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Quiboloy's controversial plane returns to Davao City

Mar 19, 2018 - 6:48 PM

'It was an unfortunate event, but as you can see, my jet is now here in my hangar. We are cleared. We are free to fly again,' says Pastor Apollo Quiboloy in a post on his Facebook account

FREE TO FYL. Apollo Quiboloy, founder of Kingdom of Jesus Christ posts on his Facebook account his return to Davao City onboard his controversial private plane. Photo from Pastor Quiloboy's Facebook account

Sereno on impeachment, Cayetano on Manalo, Quiboloy denies detention | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:08 PM

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'Quiboloy didn't violate any US law' – spokesman

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:37 PM

(UPDATED) The camp of Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy denies reports that the pastor was 'detained' at the Honolulu airport, but is mum on the reported $350,000 cash and rifle parts found in the private plane that carried him

PASTOR QUIBOLOY. Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy refers to himself as the 'Appointed Son of God'. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Philippines on China, Malacanang on Manalo, Quiboloy detained in Hawaii | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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Quiboloy temporarily detained in Hawaii

Feb 15, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Hawaii authorities find $350,000 in cash and rifle parts in a Philippines-bound private plane boarded by Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy and 5 others, a media report says

PRAYING FOR DUTERTE. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy says he will continue to pray for his good friend Rodrigo Duterte and the success of Duterte's administration. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coleen Garcia’s sunny bachelorette trip in Hawaii

Feb 08, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Coleen and her friends say #AlohaMsGarcia in Hawaii

ALOHA MS GARCIA. Coleen Garcia and her bride squad celebrate the actress' bachelorette in Hawaii. Screenshot from Instagram.com/coleen

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee

Hawaii fires warning officer who sent missile alert

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:40 AM

A state investigative report says that the fired employee has been a 'source of concern' for 10 years because of his 'poor performance'

CALM. A morning view of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen on January 13, 2018, the day the false missile alert was sent. Eugene Tanner/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:39 AM

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U.S. official defends early-warning systems after Hawaii 'failure'

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:05 AM

The erroneous missile alert message comes after months of soaring tensions between Washington and Pyongyang

NOT A TARGET. A morning view of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen on January 13, 2018. Eugene Tanner/AFP

Hawaii panics after false alert of incoming missile

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:50 AM

(UPDATED) A warning that came across the Emergency Alert System that authorities nationwide use to deliver vital emergency information was not corrected until 40 minutes later

SOLAR-POWERED. A handout image provided by Solar Impulse shows the Solar Impulse 2 approaching Kalaeloa Airport with Andre Borschberg at the controls, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA, July 3, 2015. Photo by Solar Impulse/Jean Revillard/Rezo/Handout/EPA

Martial Law victims may get full compensation by May 12

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The law gives the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board only until that date to settle all claims

DEMOCRACY FIGHTERS. The names of personalities who fought the Marcos dictatorship during Martial Law have been engraved on the Wall of Remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Martial Law victims to seek enforcement of Hawaii ruling through SC

Jan 08, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Former human rights chairperson Etta Rosales says they are taking action after the Court of Appeals affirms its rejection of the Hawaii ruling granting claimants $2 billion

HEROES. Family of Martial Law victims light candles before the Bantayog wall. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

The decision by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii marks the latest blow to Trump's long-running efforts to restrict entry of travelers from targeted countries into the United States

WELCOME? Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The court accepted a Hawaii federal judge s ruling last week that the Trump administration had too narrowly defined what constitutes close family relationships in its travel ban exemptions

JFK ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Jul 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippines Court of Appeals says the Hawaii court had no jurisdiction over the case filed by victims of human rights abuses

BANTAYOG WALL. Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3 dead as blaze tears through Hawaii high-rise

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Fire hits the Marco Polo apartments in Honolulu Hawaii

Donald Trump appeals weakened travel ban ruling

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:59 PM

It is unclear how quickly the Supreme Court might respond and when or if the expanded terms set by the Hawaii judge might take effect

TRAVEL BAN. Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:29 PM

UPDATED The decision by Judge Derrick Watson is a victory for opponents of the ban which the Trump administration says is necessary to keep out terrorists

Donald Trump file photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP; Airport file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Tinder gives 2 strangers free trip to Hawaii after hilarious 3-year convo

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

A protracted Tinder exchange consisting of short greetings sent once every few months sends two strangers on a dream holiday – but on one condition

Trump administration appeals latest ruling blocking travel ban

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:56 PM

The Justice Department s filing means the case will land back at the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld a halt of Trump s first travel ban before the US president revised it

APPEAL. This file photo taken on February 14, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump during a meeting with teachers, school administrators and parents in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP

Hawaii judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED US District Judge Derrick Watson says he has turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction

NEW TRAVEL BAN. Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:27 AM

US President Donald Trump has said a travel ban is needed to preserve US national security and keep out extremists

LET THEM IN. Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte impeachment case, Leila de Lima, Donald Trump | Evening wRap

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

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Hawaii judge freezes Trump's revamped travel ban

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:22 AM

4th UPDATE The court in Honolulu is the first to rule in a trio of legal challenges against the ban which was set to go into effect March 16

LEGAL ENTRY. In this file photo, traveler Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Hawaii first state to challenge new Trump travel ban

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The far flung Pacific state is seeking a nationwide restraining order blocking implementation of the order Trump signed on Monday

AGAINST THE TRAVEL BAN. Protesters chant during a rally against the travel ban at San Diego International Airport on March 6, 2017 in San Diego, California. Photo by Sandy Huffaker / AFP

Successful Fil-Am chaplain urges Filipino women to follow her lead

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Leah Boling has broken barriers by becoming the first female chaplain of the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard

PINAY CHAPLAIN. US military chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Leah Boling shares her thoughts in a forum with Philippina chaplains in Manila. Photo courtesy of the US Embassy

VLOG: Fil-Am senators at ang 'glass ceiling' sa Hawaii

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:20 PM

While Filipino Americans in Hawaii grow in number Filipino American Senator Donovan Dela Cruz says their community cannot rest on their laurels

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Japan's Abe in Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Dec 27, 2016 - 7:23 AM

Abe will be the first Japanese leader to go to the US Arizona Memorial the wreck where 1 177 US personnel died

In this file photo, the USS Arizona Memorial is seen during a memorial service marking the 74th Anniversary of the attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor December 07, 2015 on the island of Oahu at the Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images/AFP

Japan's Abe departs for visit to Pearl Harbor

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Officials say the purpose of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s visit is not to apologize but rather to pay homage to the victims and encourage historical reflection

Obamas play Christmas Eve escape game; Trumps attend late night mass

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:31 PM

They were yelling screaming having a blast They broke out with 12 seconds left says the manager of Breakout Waikiki

'BREAKOUT.' US President Barack Obama plays Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP