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US Tests Weapon That 'Redefines' War

The US Navy releases a video of the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator at work

(Newser) - The US Navy says it has successfully tested a new laser weapon and has video to prove it, CNN reports. The Navy released a statement Friday with videos and images of the USS Portland, an amphibious transport dock ship, using "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state... More »

Here's Where Jobs Have Taken Hardest COVID Hit

WalletHub looks at states where coronavirus has had the biggest effect on unemployment

(Newser) - Since the coronavirus has found its way to the United States, the economic ramifications have been devastating, leaving unprecedented numbers of people out of work and businesses folding. WalletHub looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which have been suffering the most on the jobs... More »

Tourist in Hawaii Arrested After Posting Selfies

NYC's Tarique Peters didn't quarantine himself for 14 days when he got to Oahu, as required

(Newser) - As the Daily Beast puts it, "Hawaii is not messing around" when it comes to tourists in the age of COVID-19. A 23-year-old New York City man found that out the hard way after he flouted the state's 14-day lockdown requirement for anyone coming in from outside of... More »

Scientists: We Know Why Kilauea Got Triggered

Theory suggests heavy rain increased pore pressure, but other scientists are doubtful

(Newser) - Climate change could usher in more volcanic eruptions, according to new research focusing on the 2018 Kilauea eruptions in Hawaii. The research published Wednesday in Nature suggests the Kilauea eruptions were triggered by months of extreme rainfall, which included a 24-hour period that set a US record. The idea is... More »

Hawaii Mayor: 3 'Covidiots' Sent Back to Mainland

Tourists were arrested for flouting quarantine

(Newser) - A mayor in Hawaii is calling a Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine a "covidiot." Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami isn't taking credit for coining the word borne from the COVID-19 pandemic, but says he "may be the first elected official to... More »

Former Lost Star Tests Positive, Calls Out the 'Cowardly'

Daniel Dae Kim has the coronavirus

(Newser) - Celebrities with the coronavirus? You can add actor Daniel Dae Kim to the list. "Hi everyone—yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus," says the former Lost and Hawaii Five-0 actor on Instagram . "Looks like I'll be OK, but I wanted... More »

10 States Waging an Aggressive War Against Coronavirus

And 10 that may need to step it up

(Newser) - As "social distancing" and "flattening the curve" become part of our coronavirus vernacular, certain states are taking extra-aggressive measures to ensure its residents stay healthy. WalletHub wanted to see which states have done the most in terms of limiting exposure to the virus, looking at nearly 36 metrics... More »

10 Best, Worst US States for the Ladies

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Louisiana is dead last

(Newser) - Women make up just over half of the population in America, so one would think that health care, job opportunities, and goodwill toward working parents as they relate to women would be a top priority. WalletHub took a look at all 50 states, plus the District at Columbia, analyzing two... More »

She Vanished From a Beach. Now, Her Husband's Arrest

Sonam Saxena accused of 2nd-degree murder during family's annual Hawaii vacation

(Newser) - A Washington state family's annual Hawaii vacation has ended in apparent tragedy, with the dad now in police custody. People reports that 43-year-old Sonam Saxena, a product manager for Google Cloud, has been arrested on one count of second-degree murder after he told cops his wife disappeared after a... More »

Lori Vallow Has Been Arrested in Hawaii

Mother of 2 missing kids faces extradition to Idaho

(Newser) - Police still don't know where Lori Vallow's two children are, but they know exactly where Vallow is now—the cellblock of the Kauai Police Department. The Idaho woman, whose two children have not been seen since September, was arrested in Hawaii Thursday and is being held on $5... More »

Airlines Trace Movements of Couple With Coronavirus

Husband and wife have been hospitalized back home after trip to Hawaii

(Newser) - Two airlines and health officials are trying to piece together the movements of a couple from Japan who came down with the coronavirus after a trip to Hawaii. The couple, who are in their 60s, arrived in Hawaii on Jan. 28, USA Today reports. The husband and wife flew Hawaiian... More »

Thieves Stole $1K Worth of Super Smelly Fruit

Hawaii police looking for thieves who took durian, other types of fruit

(Newser) - You might be able to smell these thieves coming: Police in Hawaii are investigating the theft of fruit valued at about $1,000, and the haul includes durian, which is known for its powerful odor. Two men entered a property in Hilo on the Big Island and removed 18 durian... More »

Couple Finally Found in Case of 2 Missing Siblings

Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell caught in Hawaii, but there is no sign of the children

(Newser) - A couple sought by police for months has finally been located in Hawaii, but there's no sign of two missing siblings linked to them . Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were pulled over in Kauai and briefly detained, reports East Idaho News . Police seized their rental SUV and executed a... More »

In These States, It's Driver Beware

WalletHub ranking considers infrastructure, traffic, and more

(Newser) - Traffic in New York City is notoriously bad, but it's not enough to sour driving in the state, which comes middle of the pack in a new ranking of the best and worst US states in which to drive. There's much more than traffic to consider. Indeed, WalletHub... More »

2 Officers Dead in Waikiki Shooting, 'Siege'

Suspect, who also started fire that engulfed multiple homes, believed to be dead

(Newser) - Two Honolulu, Hawaii, police officers were killed Sunday morning in a situation that quickly turned into a "siege." Sources tell KHON 2 it started when police were called to a home near the base of Diamond Head, where a landlord was reportedly trying to evict a tenant. The... More »

Passenger Dies on Plane

Plane bound for Australia diverts to Honolulu

(Newser) - An Air Canada flight bound for Australia diverted to Honolulu over the weekend after a passenger died on the plane. Christopher Woodgate, 38, was pronounced dead when the flight landed in Honolulu on Saturday, said the Honolulu medical examiner's office. An autopsy will be conducted, the AP reports. The... More »

Remains of 6 People Found at Crash Site in Kauai

'There are no indications of survivors,' Hawaii officials say

(Newser) - A day-after-Christmas helicopter tour over the Hawaiian island of Kauai had a tragic end for two families. The remains of six of the seven people aboard were found Friday following the discovery of a crash site atop a mountain along the island's north coast. The seventh person is presumed... More »

Tourist Helicopter Fails to Return in Hawaii

Chopper with 7 people aboard is missing

(Newser) - The Coast Guard is searching for a tourist helicopter with seven people aboard that failed to return from a Thursday flight. The alarm went up at 6pm Thursday when the helicopter—believed to have two minors, four adult passengers, and the pilot aboard—did not return as scheduled around 5:... More »

Ex-Governor Urges Gabbard to Resign House Seat

She has missed 85% of votes, says Abercrombie

(Newser) - Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie believes Rep. Tulsi Gabbard can best serve the people of the state by resigning. Abercrombie—a Democrat who represented Hawaii's 1st Congressional District in the House for 18 years—says Gabbard has been largely absent from Congress during her run for president and she... More »

Cop Faces Prison Over Cruel Choice Given to Homeless Man

John Rabago faces 30 months in jail in Hawaii after making the man lick a urinal

(Newser) - A police officer in Hawaii is expected to lose his badge and go to prison because of the cruel choice he presented to a homeless man. In court Monday, Honolulu officer John Rabago admitted that he told the man the only way he could avoid arrest was to lick the... More »

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