Jana Lutteropp, 20, had been in a "very critical condition" on life support following the attack in which she lost an arm
Gossip singer Beth Ditto tied the knot with her long-term girlfriend Kristin Ogata – barefoot and wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier gown.
The challenge: to visit all 50 US states in 30 days. The purpose: to take a picture of a representative from each state in front of a backdrop both continuous and ever-changing. But can our two reporters make it back in time for Independence Day?
With seriously high stakes, it's an extreme arena
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
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.
Twenty years after the election that was heralded as the "year of the woman" comes another one that could be called that.
A mystery surrounds the shape of the Sun - it is just too perfectly round, say scientists.
The Way I See It
Not since the turn of the millennium has a single year promised so much: the Olympics, Euro 2012, a US election, an extra day off, and oh, the end of the world. Here, we assess the 12 winners and losers, and ask what the year holds... apart from Armageddon
You only have to watch Edison de Paula carve his way across one of the spectacular waves that wallop Oahu's shore to realise surfing isn't a laid-back sport. When the swells hit 30 feet, one wrong move can send you to a watery grave. At Pipeline, a break famous for its perfect "tubes," there have been 70 deaths since the 1960s. At nearby Sunset Beach, a man went missing, presumed dead, only last week.
Tensions between Hawaiian surfers and energetic newcomers from South America have reached boiling point on Oahu's famous beaches
Out of America: The 'birther' row shows how out of date the constitution has become
President Barack Obama produced his detailed birth certificate from Hawaii, hoping to finally crush persistent claims he was born outside the United States.
The right-wing 'birthers', convinced the President was not born in the US and is therefore ineligible to govern, are gaining strength
It may be more than 20 years since the former Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in Hawaii, but now his family are likely to be granted their wish that he be buried with honours in a cemetery in Manila reserved specially for former political leaders.