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Zuckerberg Drops Hawaii Lawsuits: 'We Made a Mistake'

He plans to work on 'better approach' with Kauai locals

(Newser) - After disclosing that he was reconsidering the move , Mark Zuckerberg has completely dropped lawsuits intended to force Hawaiian locals to sell him land. Zuckerberg bought a 700-acre property on Kauai for $100 million in 2014 and had been using a process called "quiet title" to try to acquire "... More »

Zuckerberg Rethinking Forced Hawaii Land Sale

He says he wants to respect tradition

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg is rethinking his attempt to force locals in Hawaii to sell him their land after "feedback from the local community." The Facebook CEO had been trying to acquire 14 small plots of land within his 700-acre property on Kauai through a process known as quiet title,... More »

Zuckerberg Sues to Force Hawaii Locals to Sell Land He Wants

Facebook founder's secluded estate not entirely secluded

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg would like his $100 million, 700-acre beachfront property in Kauai to house a secluded estate . The problem: Almost a dozen parcels within those 700 acres are technically owned by Hawaii-born families, meaning they have the right to be on the property. Unless Zuck gets his way—the Facebook... More »

'Leap of Faith' Off Hawaii Waterfall Ends Badly

Yet Shiloh Shahan still wants to try it again

(Newser) - Shiloh Shahan calls it his "leap of faith." Others call it just plain stupid. While visiting Wailua Falls on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Sept. 1, the California native decided to ignore the many warning signs and jump an estimated 85 to 173 feet from the top... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building 'Oppressive' Wall: Hawaiians

New structure around his 700-acre property isn't going over well among most

(Newser) - Mr. Zuckerberg, tear down that wall. So say neighbors in Kauai, Hawaii, who think the Facebook founder is not so "neighborly." Residents on the north shore say Mark Zuckerberg is building a "monstrosity" of a wall on the 700-acre property he bought in 2014. He's reportedly... More »

Boater Rescued After 5 Days Stranded at Sea

He finally got close enough to land to call for help

(Newser) - The Coast Guard says a man who had been adrift for five days on a storm-damaged catamaran was rescued near the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Sunday. The agency says the man was picked after it received a mayday call late Saturday afternoon. The man reported that a storm destroyed... More »

To Stop Drownings, Hawaii Wants ... Airlines to Help

Kauai has already suffered 11 drownings this year

(Newser) - Drownings are the leading cause of death for visitors to Hawaii and have long been a problem in the state. But the numbers have recently spiked: In less than four months this year, the island of Kauai has suffered 11 drownings; that's already close to triple the four deaths... More »

Popular Hawaiian Swimming Hole a Deadly One

Gorgeous Kipu Falls can be quite the 'tourist trap'

(Newser) - Travel guidebooks call Kipu Falls "a glorious little hidden place" and a "swimming hole extraordinaire." But the alluring beauty of the Hawaiian waterfall and natural pool conceals a deadly side: Five visitors have drowned at Kipu Falls in the past five years, including two since December. In... More »

Stranded Women Saved By SOS in Sand

Nearby Navy rescues pair on hard-to-reach Hawaiian shore

(Newser) - An “SOS” note scrawled in the sand actually worked for two stranded women in Hawaii. A tour helicopter noticed the letters and notified naval aviators who were training nearby; they saw the inscription and flashes from a mirror and sent a helicopter and swimmer to pick up the stranded... More »

Wild Chickens Get Cocky in Hawaii

Omnipresent fowl frustrate locals, tourists

(Newser) - Chickens are running amok on the Hawaiian island of Kauai—and they’re not letting locals or tourists forget it. “Those blasted birds won't let me sleep,” one human resident tells the Wall Street Journal. “They make a racket all day and night.” The birds first... More »

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