In the first inventory of minerals on another planet, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists said.
Scientists were closely monitoring heightened activity at Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, after a fissure sent lava spewing 65 feet in the air.
Thousands of people fled their homes along the California coast as a tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan began hitting the US West Coast after rolling through Hawaii.
Three dozen baggage screeners at Honolulu International Airport face being fired and another dozen face discipline for security lapses, the US Transportation Security Administration said.
"Easy Rider" actor Peter Fonda was married to Margaret "Parky" DeVogelaere over the weekend in Hawaii, his representative said on Monday.
US singer Bobby Brown has remarried in Hawaii, four months after the drowning death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, People magazine reported today.