Hawaii snakes: State wildlife officials have captured two snakes this month on Oahu. Agriculture officials say the threat to Hawaii snakes would produce can't be overstated.
Top 10 beaches: This is the 21st year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami, who is also called Dr. Beach.
1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla. - This beach gets big points for its unusual bright white sand and its gentle currents. 'It's an idyllic place,' said Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami.
Mike Huckabee claimed President Obama grew up in Kenya and therefore has 'very different' views about the world 'than the average American.' The only problem is Obama never grew up in Kenya. Did Huckabee plant the falsity purposely in preparation for 2012? What else did he say?
Visitors enter the USS Arizona memorial at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 4, 2010. The loss of life aboard the Arizona accounted for nearly half of the Americans who perished at Pearl Harbor and 13 other attack sites on the island on December 7, 1941, the day that drew the US into World War II. Last year's 69th anniversary coincided with the dedication of a new $56 million Pearl Harbor visitors center, featuring indoor and outdoor galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater, and an education center.
Clean energy: Republican James "Duke" Aiona's has set a bold and ambitious goal for Hawaii to cut its consumption of foreign oil in half within eight years. Democrat Neil Abercrombie's plan calls for a new agency to oversee the state's energy initiatives.
Nine states plus the District of Colombia now ban the use of a cellphone by adults while driving. But in some states, police must have another reason to stop drivers before citing them for using a cellphone. Many more states restrict or prohibit the use of cellphones by teenagers. Some cities have moved on the issue without the state legislatures. For example, Chicago, Detroit, and Oahu, Hawaii, have cellphone and driving bans now, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Text messaging while driving is specifically banned now in 30 states. Where can't you use a cellphone? Check out the list and the kind of restrictions.
A two-week-old Malay fish owl waits to be fed at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore on Thursday. This owl was born and bred in the park as part of its efforts in wildlife conservation.
The US Air Force's secret X-37B space plane has boosted itself into a new orbit, say skywatchers.
Linda Lingle's office also received dozens of angry calls, many of them saying they would not travel to the state.