If you commute using one of the 10 most clogged highways in the United States, you could ride a bicycle to work faster than you could drive, according to a new study that evaluates the countless hours drivers waste in gridlock on roadways each year.
Pricey tourist trap, cultural experience, or both? A handful of readers took issue with a recent suggestion that Hawaii visitors skip the luau in a list of Hawaii do's and don'ts.
Buying a home is now more affordable than it has been in the last twenty years.
Lisa Lee and Seneca Klassen are expecting your call. If you're friend or family, that is.
What started as the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York in September has spread across major cities worldwide as a call to action against unequal distribution of wealth.
On Hawaii's capital island, there's the glitz of Honolulu, and then there's the side less traveled.
Bobby Titcomb, who hosted the Obamas at his home this winter, was arrested in Hawaii this week
A U.S. Marine helicopter's emergency landing into the ocean in Hawaii killed one Marine and injured three others Tuesday evening, the Marine Corps said Wednesday.
One person was reported dead and numerous boats and harbors suffered damage in the United States after the tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake off Japan swept across the Pacific Ocean at jet speed Friday.
Boats and docks in California suffer some serious damage following a surge from the tsunami that hit Japan.
The Transportation Security Administration is investigating between 25 and 30 officers who allegedly failed to check luggage routinely during early-morning flights out of Hawaii's Honolulu International Airport.
Home sales volume rose sharply in the final three months of 2010, aided by more stable prices on a year-over-year basis, a real estate industry group said Thursday.
A threatening call forced the delay of a Hawaiian Airlines flight out of Los Angeles, an airline spokesman said early Friday.
Six job recruiters have been indicted in federal court in what the FBI has called the largest human-trafficking operation ever to result in charges in the United States.
Legislators in Hawaii have passed a civil unions bill that would give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.
A girl was pulled from a quake-damaged building in Concepcion, Chile.
Singer Elliott Yamin was tweeting when the quake hit and gives his account of what he witnessed in Chile.
Moments after Saturday morning's earthquake in Chile, the Internet and its social networks came alive with earthquake and tsunami information.
The first time my husband took me to Oahu, where he grew up and his family still lives, I was skeptical. My knowledge of the place didn't extend much beyond Don Ho and hula, and it all sounded a little kitschy for my taste. But after five days of seeing his version of the island -- hidden beaches, hikes that opened up to impossibly blue water, and a whole new genre of food -- I was so in love that we moved there a few months later.
It was an energy audit at work that first nudged Susan Chandler to think green.
CNN's Al Goodman explains why Spain is now a global leader in wind energy.
Prices at the pump fell more than four cents over the past two weeks, continuing a downward slide despite a rise in crude oil prices, according to a survey published Sunday.
With Hawaii's impossibly perfect temperatures and enviable scenery, it's easy to forget that there's life off the beach.
Homes continue to be more affordable than they have been in nearly two decades.
Battered by the current economic recession, Hawaii's economy could get a strong boost from two key sporting events.
Sometimes life is just so conflicting that you don't know, as we used to say around my neighborhood, whether to spit or wind your watch.
On Nov. 4, three states have a choice to start up constitutional conventions on Nov. 4. Hawaii should be a lesson for them -- and itself
The Senator's return to the city of his birth rekindles fierce local pride as well as reflections on the island virtues he has taken to the mainland
A newly discovered dwarf planet in the solar system has been given a Hawaiian name: Haumea
Two passengers describe the scene during the American Airlines plane evacuation.
An American Airlines Boeing 757 made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport an hour after taking off because the crew smelled smoke in the cockpit, a fire department official said.
With sugar cane and pineapples fading, Hawaii's next big export to the U.S. mainland could be less sweet
A balmy breeze gently blows across the beach, with the warm, clear water of the Pacific Ocean just a few feet away. It's a place honeymooners and families go to get away from it all. But these days, things aren't so perfect in paradise.
Imagine going to your local grocery store and paying over $8 for a jar of Jif peanut butter. How about $5.50 for a loaf of white bread, $6.50 for a gallon of milk or $7.19 for a half-gallon of orange juice?
A fire aboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier left one sailor with minor burns
Once hunted to the brink of extinction, humpback whales have made a dramatic comeback in the North Pacific Ocean over the past four decades, a new study says
A Native Hawaiian group that advocates sovereignty locked the gates of a historic palace Wednesday in downtown Honolulu, saying it would carry out the business of what it considers the legitimate government of the islands
Mortgage costs just got cheaper for buyers in high-cost areas.
The former first daughter Chelsea Clinton helps her mom campaigns in Hawaii. Affiliate KHON reports.
U.S. stocks slipped at the start of trading Friday as a Federal Reserve official's comments underlined continued concerns about the nation's economy.
TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog"Chapman's show has been pulled from the air by A&E, two days after a phone conversation in which the reality star used a racial slur repeatedly
Whether it's dining, shopping, culture, nightlife or people, everybody has a favorite city. Some cities are great places to live and raise a family. Others provide the backdrop for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
Like 20- or 30-something singles, older men and women are dating and embracing their sexuality. But many older singles -- some of whom have already been down the aisle -- aren't looking to exchange their single status for a band of gold.
Red lipstick is classic, elegant, versatile. And with these guidelines, everyone (yes, you) can wear it
The company that runs the first passenger-vehicle ferry service between the Hawaiian Islands suspended operations indefinitely Tuesday after two days of emotional protests and legal setbacks.
Hurricane Flossie roared on course to brush Hawaii's Big Island on Tuesday hours after guarded residents were rattled by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake and dozens of aftershocks
The SBX radar may look like a Bond-movie spoof, but its backers say it can protect the U.S. against missile attack. If they can get the kinks worked out
With nearly a million residents, Honolulu has still managed to keep the delicate balance between the city and its natural environment, offering visitors the best of both worlds.
The thrill of a seaplane isn't just in the water landing. Here's what you'll see on North American flights.
Travel + Leisure, Headline News and CNN.com want to know what you like (and dislike) about 25 great American cities. On April 30, Travel + Leisure launched its America's Favorite Cities survey, asking visitors and locals to rate major destinations in a variety of categories, from people and culture to shopping and dining.
Question: My 66-year-old retired mother has $210,000 in two variable annuities and $170,000 in stocks and mutual funds. She also owns her own home (which is worth $170,000) and hopes to sell another property for a $200,000 profit.
Most elite travelers would never dream of booking a prepackaged vacation. Maybe they should. By booking the hotel of your choice but reserving your flight and rental car through programs like Ameri...
Question: As aggressive savers and investors, my wife and I, who are 50 and 48 respectively, have accumulated a significant diversified portfolio of stocks. What we lack are bonds, and I have zero experience in this area. I put some money in a bond fund a few years ago, and it went down immediately. My wife and I are positioned to retire in five to 10 years, so I know we need some bonds to protect us in the event of a market meltdown. But I'm feeling intellectually paralyzed. Help! - Anthony S., Honolulu, Hawaii
Things were returning to normal in Hawaii early Monday after a strong earthquake Sunday rattles nerves and cut power to much of the 50th state.
U.S. airfares took their biggest jump on record, according to the latest government figures, allowing rates to return pre-Sept. 11 levels for the first time since the terrorist attack drove down demand for air travel.
Monopoly, invented in 1935, is getting with the times.
Just when Americans had gotten complacent again, the recent rise in gas prices has caught many by surprise. Prices had settled down since last fall's spike to $3 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Here's what a family of four with annual income of $100,000 would pay in major state and local taxes for each state's largest city and Washington, D.C. These estimates are based on 2004 data and were compiled by the government of the District of Columbia.
Former "Baywatch" star Brooke Burns, who broke her neck last month after diving into her backyard pool, credits a friend, a paramedic firefighter, with saving her life.
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) - A cast member of the Emmy-winning TV series "Lost" and his wife were robbed at gunpoint in their Honolulu home, police and a spokeswoman for the actor said Thursday.
My husband is an active duty soldier who just returned from Iraq. We are a year away from retirement and want to settle in Hawaii. My question is, does it make sense to buy a house now considering how much prices have been surging? Or should we wait a year until retirement and hope that this bubble will burst and housing costs will come down?
I WAKE UP AT 3:30 A.M., AND I COME TO MY office at about four to take the ten or 20 orders placed on the answering machine. My customers are hotels and sushi bars from all over--Hawaii but also the...
The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular gasoline shot up nearly 13 cents over the past two weeks, to a record $2.10, a national survey said Sunday.
Hundreds of college students spending a Semester at Sea were counting on the trip of a lifetime -- and that's exactly what they got.
A man who allegedly became "unruly" on a Northwest Airlines flight from Detroit to Honolulu on Thursday had to be subdued by the flight crew, an FBI official said.
Wake up and smell the...well, nothing. Body Mint, a pill that promises to erase all sorts of funky odors, from feet to armpits, has arrived. Claire Tanoue and Rona Yim, two Honolulu attorneys, came...
Lions and tigers and bears? Well, not yet. But after Genetic Savings & Clone revealed in mid-February that it had duplicated a cat, the prospect of mass cloning suddenly feels close at hand. Here, ...
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A quiz: In which U.S. city did median home prices shoot up most sharply in the 12 months ended in September? (a) Honolulu, (b) Waterloo, Iowa, or (c) Beverly Hills?
All of us have scenes of Christmastime dining etched in our minds. For me, it's sitting under the towering tree at the Walnut Room at Marshall Field's in Chicago eating a grilled-cheese sandwich wi...
Q. I own 50 AT&T bonds that mature in 2022. They pay 81/8% a year in interest. The company has announced that it is going to split into three parts. How would this change affect my bonds? --BENJAMI...
If you're booking a vacation with your kid, get out your calculator. Total costs vary by as much as 238% among five hot sun spots. It'll run you 400% more to keep your camper happy at the YMCA day ...
YOU PROBABLY KNOW BOISE AS THE AMERICAN POTATO CAPITAL. NOW AN exclusive MONEY study shows that the Idaho city is also the best place in the country for starting or running a small business. Surpri...
It's not just computer makers that are being forced to bring value and versatility to their products. Come 1995, UAL, Continental, and other customers for the Boeing 777 will get a jet with more co...
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, THE TOUR GUIDE holds a small flag over his head, and his gaggle of newly arrived Japanese tourists trails closely behind him. He leads them swiftly through the San Francisco airport to buses that...
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While inflation rose only 1.7% in the past 12 months, medical costs shot up 7.3%. As the table shows, doctors' bills vary. Generally, metropolitan medics charge more than those in smaller cities do...