The First Lady is bunkered down at the chat show host's sprawling luxury estate in Maui, reports suggest
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Saturday 09 March 2013
Also known as C/2011 L4, the comet won't be seen again from earth for another 110,000 years
Wednesday 06 February 2013
A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific.
Friday 25 January 2013
Thursday 17 January 2013
One of the brightest young talents in American sport, Manti Te'o broke fans' hearts with the sad tale of his girlfriend's death. There's one problem: she never really existed
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Daniel Inouye was a highly decorated Second World War veteran who used his status as one of the longest-serving and most powerful Democrat Senators to funnel billions of dollars to his native Hawaii. He came to national attention when he helped orchestrate inquiries into the Watergate scandal and the Iran-Contra affair.
Sunday 23 December 2012
With Washington struggling to come to an agreement on the "fiscal cliff", President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii at the weekend for a Christmas break with his family.
Sunday 09 December 2012
For a 21st-century pop megastar, Bruno Mars doesn’t half sound old-fashioned.
Saturday 24 November 2012
As reinventions go, this is unexpected: Roxy Music's futurist pop re-recorded as Dixieland jazz instrumentals by Bryan Ferry himself.
Thursday 08 November 2012
Twenty years after the election that was heralded as the "year of the woman" comes another one that could be called that.
Sunday 28 October 2012
At least 100,000 people in Hawaii were ordered to move from the shoreline to higher ground late on Saturday after a tsunami warning, but the first waves were less forceful than had been feared and no damage was initially reported.
Sunday 28 October 2012
Barack and George were saint and sinner. But as the President's term of office closes, they appear to be exchanging roles
Friday 17 August 2012
A mystery surrounds the shape of the Sun - it is just too perfectly round, say scientists.
Monday 06 August 2012
I am, I have to admit, a massive loser. Not in that way. What I mean is, I lose my personal possessions with the same facility other people have for breathing or sleeping. I've said goodbye – or rather, not said goodbye – to two pairs of headphones and, er, four iPhones this year. Shudder then, at the new BookBook iPhone holder (£49.99), which keeps your phone snug, while also acting as your wallet, with room for notes, credit cards and train tickets.
Saturday 02 June 2012
The American crime writer James Sallis – whose novel Drive was turned into the 2011 Hollywood film with Ryan Gosling – faced a welcome complication when he set about writing the just-released sequel, Driven.
Friday 30 March 2012
"P.T.E.R.O.D.A.C.T.Y.L?" Even as someone who gets paid to write words, that one nearly stung me. The spelling bee, the US educational staple made famous by 2002 documentary, Spellbound, is now available to test British wordsmiths' spelling abilities.
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