News Wondering where Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey have disappeared to?

The First Lady is bunkered down at the chat show host's sprawling luxury estate in Maui, reports suggest

Green Blazers

Five outsiders to watch at the Open

Faldo in battle to beat cut

Vermont gives equal rights to all gay couples

THE HIGHEST court in the state of Vermont has ruled that homosexual couples should enjoy the same legal rights as heterosexual couples, but stopped short of sanctioning gay marriages, saying that should be a decision for the state's legislature.

The complete guide to the Hawaiian islands

The volcanic islands of Hawaii have long conjured dreams of a Pacific paradise: sun-drenched living beneath the waving palms. And though on arrival the first palms you're likely to see are those of the outstretched, tourist-fleecing variety, move on a little and the scenery and sites are quite fantastic.

Honolulu killer was the loner from Easy Street

MAYBE HE was worried about getting fired from his job as a photocopier repairman. Maybe he was upset at the cats eating his prized goldfish.

Gunman shoots seven dead in Honolulu offices

A DISGRUNTLED technician walked into the offices of the Xerox company on the outskirts of Honolulu yesterday morning and shot seven people dead before fleeing in a company van, police said.

Gunman kills 7 in Honolulu office and then escapes

A GUNMAN opened fire on an office building in Honolulu yesterday morning, killing at least seven employees of the Xerox company before making his escape in a company van, according to initial reports. It was the latest in a string of fatal shootings that have plagued offices and schools across America in the past few months.

The amazing truth about the United States of America

A TEACHER at school once asked us in a geography lesson which was further east, Edinburgh or Liverpool, and those of us who could tell east from west, and knew which side of Britain which city was on, had no hesitation in shooting our hands up and saying that Edinburgh was further east.

PASSPORT: JON ANDERSON

Sharing the stage with troops and inviting the local birds to sing is all in a day's work for the Yes lead singer

Open Eye: It's up, down and sideways

OUGS members trekked above the clouds to pay homage to Pele on a Hawaii field trip, reports Linda McArdell

The Secret Of My Success: Franco Mancassola

Franco is the chairman and founder of the no-frills airline Debonair. He's worked in the industry for about 30 years and helped to engineer Continental Airline's global expansion.

The End of the World was nigh

EUROPE, ASIA and much of America are already in the clear. But, as you read this over breakfast, people are still crossing their fingers in Alaska, Hawaii and Tahiti. In that part of the globe, the world has not yet not ended.

STYLE POLICE: Hawaii - here we go

Irony rules at Club Tropicana this season, as the lads take a shine to exotic prints. The brighter the better, says JAMES SHERWOOD
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee