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W.Va. the Most Stressed State, Hawaii the Least

W.Va. the Most Stressed State, Hawaii the Least

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If your nerves are a bit frazzled, chances are you live in West Virginia. According to the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released earlier Wednesday, residents of this state are the most stressed-out in the n…

Camera Found off Taiwanese Coast, Six Years Later

Camera Found off Taiwanese Coast, Six Years Later

ABC News(NEW YORK) — After 2,000 days at sea, a camera dating from 2007 was found on the other side of the world, and with it, memories Lindsay Scallen thought she would have trouble reliving without her photos.“I am absolutely astounded, blown …

Hawaii Tops Well-Being List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Hawaii Tops Well-Being List for Fourth Consecutive Year

iStockphoto/Thinkstock – Hawaii(NEW YORK) — Hawaii has ranked highest on a well-being survey for the fourth year in a row, according to a new Gallup poll.Weather wasn’t even a variable. On a local level, in fact, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being…

Obama’s Hawaii Vacation by the Numbers

Obama’s Hawaii Vacation by the Numbers

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(HONOLULU) — President Obama departed Hawaii on Sunday morning for Washington, after spending nine days vacationing with family and friends in his native state.  Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation:

President Obama’s Father-Daughter Day in Hawaii

President Obama’s Father-Daughter Day in Hawaii

Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images(KAILUA, Hawaii) — Over the past two weeks, President Obama has passed his days in Hawaii hitting the gym, golfing with friends and relaxing on the beach with his family.On Thursday, he enjoyed some father-daughter time…

Obama Returns to Hawaii Vacation Post-Cliff Deal

Obama Returns to Hawaii Vacation Post-Cliff Deal

White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Less than an hour after Congress and the White House resolved the fiscal cliff, President Obama boarded Air Force One to return to his planned Hawaiian holiday vacation.He boarded the plane at Joint Base A…

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Picked to Replace Late Sen. Daniel Inouye

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Picked to Replace Late Sen. Daniel Inouye

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced on Wednesday Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as the U.S. senator from Hawaii — not Sen. Inouye’s first choice.On the day he died, the late senato…

Obamas Greet Troops on Christmas

Obamas Greet Troops on Christmas

The White House(HONOLULU) — In what has become a holiday tradition, President Obama and the first lady spent Christmas afternoon greeting service members at the Marines Corps base near their Hawaiian vacation home.Spreading some holiday cheer, the Oba…

First Lady Tracks Santa From Hawaii

First Lady Tracks Santa From Hawaii

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While President Obama spent his Christmas Eve afternoon golfing with friends, the first lady was hard at work helping children from across the country track Santa’s every move.Mrs. Obama took roughly 30 minutes…

Obama Golfing in Hawaii with Pal Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Obama Golfing in Hawaii with Pal Arrested in Prostitution Sting

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(HONOLULU) — Taking a break from the fiscal cliff negotiations, President Obama spent the first day of his holiday vacation golfing with friends and aides, including longtime pal Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on s…

Obama to Attend Inouye Memorial in Hawaii

Obama to Attend Inouye Memorial in Hawaii

Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Sunday in Hawaii.This is the se…

US Remembers Attack on Pearl Harbor 71 Years Later

US Remembers Attack on Pearl Harbor 71 Years Later

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)(PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii) — Ceremonies will be held in Hawaii on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.On Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. Navy came under attack by Japan at …

Man Attacked by Shark While Snorkeling in Hawaii

Man Attacked by Shark While Snorkeling in Hawaii

Hemera/Thinkstock(KIHEI, Hawaii) –  A 61-year-old man from Oregon is recovering from a shark bite he got while snorkeling in Hawaii on Friday.Tom Kennedy of Lake Oswego, Ore., was snorkeling near a shore in Kihei, Hawaii at about 9:35 a.m., when …

Man Attacked by Shark While Snorkeling in Hawaii

Man Attacked by Shark While Snorkeling in Hawaii

Hemera/Thinkstock(KIHEI, Hawaii) –  A 61-year-old man from Oregon is recovering from a shark bite he got while snorkeling in Hawaii on Friday.Tom Kennedy of Lake Oswego, Ore., was snorkeling near a shore in Kihei, Hawaii at about 9:35 a.m., when …

Oregon Man Attacked by Shark Off Maui Coast

Oregon Man Attacked by Shark Off Maui Coast

Comstock/Thinkstock(KIHEI, Hawaii) — An Oregon man suffered a shark bite in the waters off Maui in Hawaii Friday. Police said the man appeared to have a gash in his leg but was able to climb onto a paddleboard and get back on shore. The 61-year-old ma…

Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono Break Congressional Barriers for Non-Christians

Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono Break Congressional Barriers for Non-Christians

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Tuesday’s election brought some religious firsts for Congress, with a victory for Tulsi Gabbard, who will be the first Hindu congresswoman, and Mazie Hirono, the first Buddhist senator. Both ar…

Tsunami Warning in Hawaii Downgraded to Advisory After Canada Quake

Tsunami Warning in Hawaii Downgraded to Advisory After Canada Quake

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A tsunami warning was downgraded to an advisory for the state of Hawaii this morning, following a 7.7 earthquake off the coast of British Columbia Saturday night. Although waves up to six feet were predicted, the fir…

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(HONOLULU) — Hawaii GOP Senate candidate Linda Lingle’s newest ad is purported to feature Democrats who support her — and it does. But the TV spot, originally posted online under the headline “Democrats for Lingle,” also…

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(HONOLULU) — Hawaii GOP Senate candidate Linda Lingle’s newest ad is purported to feature Democrats who support her — and it does. But the TV spot, originally posted online under the headline “Democrats for Lingle,” also…

Jet Skier Who Killed 16-Year-Old in Hawaii Crash to Be Released

Jet Skier Who Killed 16-Year-Old in Hawaii Crash to Be Released

Comstock/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — A 20-year-old man who crashed his jet ski into a 16-year-old girl and killed her is set to be released from jail in Hawaii Wednesday.Tyler Dagley, an Australian citizen who was vacationing in Hawaii when he crashed his …

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