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Woman Arrested Once More Over Twin Sister's Death

Alexandria Duval was found in Albany on Friday

(Newser) - In June, Hawaii prosecutors said the crash that killed Anastasia Duval was no accident—but twin sister Alexandria, who was behind the wheel, saw her second-degree murder charge thrown out due to lack of evidence. Now Duval has been re-arrested in connection with the May 29 accident, in which their... More »

10 Best Places to Visit in the US

Grand Canyon, Maui top the list

(Newser) - Planning your summer vacation? US News & World Report has compiled a list of the top vacation spots in the US, based on thousands of votes. There's something for everyone, from nature lovers to beachgoers. Here's the top 10: More »

Woman Accused of Twin's Murder Goes Free

Judge throws out case on lack of evidence

(Newser) - The woman accused of driving an SUV off a cliff to kill her twin is now free. During a preliminary trial Wednesday, Maui judge Blaine Kobayashi threw out the second-degree murder charge against Alexandria Duval, 37, citing a lack of evidence, reports NBC News . Duval's lawyer, Todd Eddins, says... More »

Cops: Woman Drove SUV Off a Cliff to Kill Twin

Alexandria Duval has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder

(Newser) - A woman has been charged with her twin's murder after allegedly driving an SUV off a seaside cliff in Maui. Police say Alexandria Duval, 37, was driving a Ford Explorer that went through a rock wall, plunging 200 feet onto rocks on May 29. She was flown to a... More »

Shark Kills Woman Snorkeling in Hawaii

Fatal attack is state's 4th in 20 years

(Newser) - Hawaii appears to have seen its first deadly shark attack of the year. A 65-year-old woman was killed while snorkeling off the southwest coast of Maui yesterday morning, and county officials say she suffered injuries to her upper torso consistent with a shark attack, NBC News reports. She had been... More »

Rogue Wave Kills Mom in Maui

Her husband, 2 children witnessed the accident

(Newser) - Flight attendant Wendi Van Briesen was bodysurfing with 13-year-old son Tanner in Maui when a huge wave turned the family's first vacation to Hawaii tragic, knocking her unconscious, shattering two of her vertebrae, and putting her into a coma. Van Briesen's husband, Aaron, and 11-year-old daughter, McKenna, witnessed... More »

Shark Kills Hawaii Kayaker

State can't explain surge in attacks

(Newser) - A kayak fisherman using lures to attract baitfish off Maui was killed after he attracted a shark with his dangling right foot, Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources says. A friend rushed to help after the shark bit the man's foot but the victim, identified as Washington... More »

Snorkeler Who Lost Arm to Shark Dies in Maui

German woman was bitten last week

(Newser) - A German woman who lost her arm in a shark attack died today, one week after she was bitten while snorkeling off Maui. Jana Lutteropp, 20, who had been on life support, died at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Lutteropp was snorkeling about 100 yards off Palauea Beach in Makena when... More »

Shark Bites Off Woman's Arm in Maui

20-year-old tourist was snorkeling

(Newser) - A third shark attack has been reported off Maui in as many weeks; in the latest case, a 20-year-old woman lost her right arm. Maui Now reports that the German tourist was snorkeling about 150 feet from the shore at Palauea Beach yesterday afternoon when the shark attacked, severing her... More »

Judges' $1M Maui Trip Turns Heads in Congress

Ninth Circuit conference would include full-service spa

(Newser) - US senators are scrutinizing a planned Maui getaway for circuit court judges that could cost more than $1 million in taxpayer dollars, Fox News reports. Scheduled for August, the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference would allow judges, attorneys, staff, and "special guests" to stay at a Hyatt Regency resort spa... More »

Resort Offers Couples 20-Hand Massages for $2K

So far no one's taken them up on the offer, though

(Newser) - How many people do you want touching you at once? The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui is betting the answer is “a lot.” For its 20th anniversary, the posh Waldorf Astoria vacation spot is offering a “20-Hands Duo Massage.” For a mere $2,000—$20 per... More »

Tourist Sucked Into Deadly Maui Blowhole

Californian David Potts bobs up once, vanishes

(Newser) - Horrified onlookers watched helplessly as a Northern California man was sucked into a tourist-touted "blowhole" on the shores of Maui. David Potts was clowning around close to the geyser-like phenomenon when a sneaker wave knocked him off his feet and he disappeared down the spouting hole. He bobbed to... More »

Wowie! Maui Gas Hits $4

Hawaii is especially hard hit by rising oil prices

(Newser) - The price of gas in the US hit another record this morning of $3.28 a gallon, CNN reports, but at least one part of the nation thinks that would be a great bargain. On Maui, $4 gas has already arrived in many places, and the island is on the... More »

10 Amazing Places to Unwind

Forbes lists 10 US getaways from Maui to Maine

(Newser) - Americans need a vacation—badly—with fewer than two-thirds of workers using their allotted time last year, reports Forbes. But not everyone's idea of fun is vegging out . Here are top-notch US getaways for those who like active travel:
  • Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii: Golf, bird-watching and a marine-life preserves.
  • Golden
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Surf Champ Saves Partner

Laird Hamilton uses improvised tourniquet to stop partner from bleeding to death

(Newser) - Surf champ Laird Hamilton, known for his big-wave talents that have been documented in films, can add lifesaver to his resume. The star wave rider stripped off his shorts to create a makeshift tourniquet that prevented his surf partner from bleeding to death after a wipeout this week opened a... More »

Top Beaches 2007

(Newser) -
  1. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina
  2. Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida
  3. Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York
  4. Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii
  5. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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