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Here's why airfares to Hawaii could get cheaper

5 stunning stats about airlines Flying to Hawaii could get cheaper soon. Southwest Airlines announced plans to start service to the vacation destination. The low-fare airline has been unable to reach the island state until now because it was beyond the reach of the Boeing 737 jets that has made up its fleet. But earlier this month it became the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the new Boeing 737 Max, a longer range version of Boeing’s workhorse single aisle jet. Boeing(BA) and Southwest(LUV) must wait for FAA approval ...

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Universities of Maryland and Hawaii get giant donations

Mr. Monopoly photobombs Equifax hearing Two state universities announced Wednesday that they have received new, nine-figure donations from previous benefactors that are the largest gifts either school has ever received. The University of Maryland said it has received $ 219.5 million from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. The money will go to the university’s engineering school, which is already named for A. James Clark, and will fund an array of need-based scholarships, graduate fellowships, distinguished faculty chairs and operational and capital projects. Clark was a Maryland engineering ...

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Hawaii cold from long range, still earns huge upset win over Cal

5:28 PM ET Chantel JenningsESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the Pac-12 Joined ESPN in 2011 Graduate of the University of Michigan print SPOKANE, Wash. — President Barack Obama saw it coming: 13-seed Hawaii over 4-seed Cal in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He admitted that, yes, it was a homer pick. His reasoning? “If they get hot shooting 3s, that’s a possible upset,” Obama told ESPN’s Andy Katz in his annual Barack-etology segment. The president was right in choosing Hawaii to upset Cal, which the Rainbow Warriors did ...

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Exclusive: U.S. weighs making Hawaii missile test site operational – sources

The Missile Defense Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii, December 10, 2015. Reuters/U.S. Missile Defense Agency/Leah Garton/Handout via Reuters The U.S. military has stepped up discussions on converting its Aegis missile defense test site in Hawaii into a combat-ready facility that would bolster American defenses against ballistic missile attacks, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The proposal, which has been discussed sporadically for several years, was given fresh ...

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High waves hamper search for Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

HONOLULU – High waves expected for the next several days will hamper the search for 12 Marines missing at sea after two helicopters collided near the island of Oahu in Hawaii, U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Friday. Two Coast Guard cutters and several Coast Guard aircraft were searching, along with two U.S. Navy warships and local police and fire department helicopters, the Coast Guard said. A safety zone has been set up from the shoreline that matches up with the accident site to 8 miles (13 km) out to ...

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