Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence says she meant 'no disrespect' for Hawaii story

However, a recent "butt scratching" story she told on the BBC's "The Graham Norton Show" seemed to cross the line for a lot of her fans.

Lawrence was on the notoriously bawdy talk show with her "Passengers" co-star Chris Pratt, when she recalled an itchy incident she had while filming the second "Hunger Games" movie.

"We were filming in Hawaii and there were sacred rocks, and you're not supposed to sit on them," she said. "I was in a wetsuit that whole shoot and oh my God, they were so good for butt itching!"

O’Neill to chair Pacific Islands leaders summit in Hawaii

The two-day conference will end tomorrow August 31.

The meeting will be attended by leaders and officials from Pacific Island nations and the United States and cover a number of regional integration and cooperation issues.

In a statement, O’Neill said he expects Pacific Island nations to come out of regional discussions with the United States holding a stronger collective perspective on key regional issues including climate change and security.

US Coast Guard to PNG crew’s rescue

All 36 survivors were rescued by good Samaritans aboard the 215-foot AMVER commercial fishing vessel Lomalo, registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, who will rendezvous with the 222-foot Papua New Guinea-flagged commercial fishing vessel Pacific Journey No.1. 

Their crew will take the survivors aboard and bring them to their next port of call several days from now.

Ignacio strengthens into Category 4 hurricane near Hawaii

Ignacio has grown to a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of up to 140 mph. Forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said conditions are right for it to continue strengthening Saturday, but upper-level winds will weaken the storm in the following days.

Tropical Depression Three-C forms far southeast of the Hawaiian Islands

This is the sixth tropical cyclone in the Central North Pacific basin for the 2015 season.

If this depression attains tropical storm intensity, it will be named Kilo.

The center of tropical depression Three-C was located about 685 miles south-southeast of Hilo and 875 miles southeast of Honolulu.

The depression is moving toward the west near 16 mph. A west to west-northwest motion is expected over the next two days.

Solar plane damaged by heat, won't fly again before August

The Solar Impulse 2's team says the batteries were over-insulated and became overheated on day one of the Japan-Hawaii leg. The team said Saturday that it monitored the situation throughout the flight but could not decrease the temperature.

The plane won't fly before the beginning of August as the team works to replace and repair damaged parts.

The plane landed in Hawaii on July 3 after completing a 118-hour voyage that broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight.

VIDEO: Solar-powered plane lands after 5-day flight

Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu.

His 120-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight, his team said.

The late US adventurer Steve Fossett set the previous record of 76 hours when he flew a specially-designed jet around the globe in 2006.

But Borschberg flew the Solar Impulse 2 without fuel.

Instead, its wings were equipped with 17,000 solar cells that charged batteries.

The plane ran on stored energy at night.

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. 

His 120-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight, his team said. The late U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett set the previous record of 76 hours when he flew a specially-designed jet around the globe in 2006.

But Borschberg flew the Solar Impulse 2 without fuel. Instead, its wings were equipped with 17,000 solar cells that charged batteries. The plane ran on stored energy at night.