Mar 21, 2013 07:46 EDT
Japanese researchers said Thursday they have found a rich deposit of rare earths on the Pacific seabed, with reports suggesting it could be up to 30 times more concentrated than Chinese reserves.
Mar 21, 2013 01:35 EDT
US and Japanese officers are discussing worst-case contingency plans for retaking disputed islands in the East China Sea if China moves to seize them, US officials said.
Mar 20, 2013 16:56 EDT
US and Japanese officers are discussing worst-case contingency plans for retaking disputed islands in the East China Sea if China moves to seize them, US officials said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 10:13 EDT
China on Wednesday vowed a "steadfast" military defence of its territorial integrity, after a report said Japan and the United States will draft a plan to counter any Chinese invasion of disputed islands.
Mar 17, 2013 12:55 EDT
Nuclear-armed North Korea has a ballistic missile that could hit the United States, the leading lawmaker on the US House of Representatives intelligence committee warned Sunday.
Mar 16, 2013 19:33 EDT
A Jordanian-born Palestinian man convicted of the 1982 bombing of a Pan Am flight traveling to Hawaii from Japan is set to be released from US federal prison Wednesday.
Mar 12, 2013 16:31 EDT
Lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday approved a bill to allow same-sex civil unions, the latest US state to back legalized gay marriages or partnerships.
Mar 11, 2013 03:50 EDT
The tsunami that ravaged northeast Japan in March 2011 created the biggest single dumping of rubbish, sweeping some five million tonnes of shattered buildings, cars, household goods and other rubble into the sea.
Mar 06, 2013 12:19 EST
A rare bright comet shows up in the northern hemisphere this week, cruising past Earth with promise of spectacular naked-eye viewings of the giant ball of ice and dust streaking the twilight sky with a blazing tail.
Mar 01, 2013 15:08 EST
An unlikely coalition grouping the Obama administration, major corporations, Republican lawmakers and Clint Eastwood has found common cause in urging the US Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage.
Mar 01, 2013 00:34 EST
US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage on Thursday, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.
Feb 28, 2013 20:46 EST
US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.
Feb 28, 2013 03:35 EST
World number one Yani Tseng eagled her last hole at Singapore's star-studded HSBC Women's Champions on Thursday as she shot up the leaderboard and put pressure on first-round leader Azahara Munoz.
Feb 27, 2013 11:50 EST
Tech billionaire Larry Ellison, who bought his own Hawaiian island last year, now has an airline to go with it.
Feb 25, 2013 03:09 EST
Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed a landmark law on Monday compensating human rights victims of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, 27 years after a bloodless "People Power" revolution ended his reign.
Feb 24, 2013 01:39 EST
Tokyo and Washington plan to install a US early-warning radar system at a coastal base near Kyoto to bolster defences against the North Korean missile threat, reports said Sunday.
Feb 21, 2013 11:02 EST
British arms maker BAE Systems said Thursday that stretched defence budgets weighed on the group's profits in 2012 and warned that fresh cutbacks could force it to axe 3,500 jobs at US shipyard operations.
Feb 17, 2013 19:00 EST
US President Barack Obama played a round with Tiger Woods on Sunday, crowning a buddies golf trip with his long-awaited first match-up with the 14-time major champion.
Feb 16, 2013 19:37 EST
President Barack Obama practiced his putting technique with friends in balmy Florida on Saturday under the watchful eye of Butch Harmon, who once coached Tiger Woods.
Feb 15, 2013 15:03 EST
Once he obsessed over swing states, now he has the luxury of worrying about the state of his own swing.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|State of Hawaii|
Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi
|Official language(s)||English, Hawaiian|
|Demonym||Hawaiian (see notes)|
|Area||Ranked 43rd in the US|
|- Total||10,931 sq mi|
|- Width||n/a miles (n/a km)|
|- Length||1,522 miles (2,450 km)|
|- % water||41.2|
|- Latitude||18° 55′ N to 28° 27′ N|
|- Longitude||154° 48′ W to 178° 22′ W|
|Population||Ranked 42nd in the US|
|- Total||1,288,198 (2008 est.)|
|- Density||188.6/sq mi (72.83/km2)|
Ranked 13th in the US
|- Median income||$63,746 (5th)|
|- Highest point||Mauna Kea|
13,796 ft (4,205 m)
|- Mean||3,035 ft (925 m)|
|- Lowest point||Pacific Ocean|
0 ft (0 m)
|Admission to Union||August 21, 1959 (50th)|
|Governor||Linda Lingle (R)|
|Lieutenant Governor||James Aiona (R)|
|U.S. Senators||Daniel Inouye (D)|
Daniel Akaka (D)
|U.S. House delegation||1: Neil Abercrombie (D)|
2: Mazie Hirono (D) (list)
|Time zone||Hawaii: UTC-10|
(no daylight saving time)