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Germany’s Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms

Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

ENZKLOSTERLE, Germany — The Black Forest gets its name from a canopy of trees so dense that the woods seem dark, pierced only by shafts of sunlight. Mushrooms sprout across the damp forest floor. Red squirrels scamper up the towering trees; streams tumble over rocks.

  • | Posted: Mar 3 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smart phone.

  • Posted: Mar 3 2015 - 1:00am

    Today is “Hinamatsuri” or Girls’ Day. It is the third day of the third month and is also called Doll’s Day in Japan. Parents and grandparents of newborn girls buy special dolls that are displayed on shelves from the end of February till today. These dolls are special dolls that are handed down from generation to generation and are not to be played with, but are packed away, only to be displayed again at the same time the following year, in time for Girls’ Day.

  • | Posted: Mar 2 2015 - 1:41pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who doesn’t need a spring break from the cold weather so many places are experiencing? Here’s a look at destinations offering everything from beaches to baseball to music festivals.

  • | Posted: Mar 2 2015 - 1:40pm

    I’ll see your Elsa and raise you a Darth Vader.

  • | Posted: Mar 2 2015 - 1:00am

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

  • | Posted: Mar 2 2015 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK — Treasury-market bulls got a break Friday as yields fell after reports on U.S. growth and regional manufacturing reinforced trader expectations the Federal Reserve won’t be quick to raise interest rates.

  • | Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    LOS ANGELES — The Federal Communications Commission’s landmark vote on open Internet rules is being cheered by some in Hollywood who see the Internet as the new frontier for creativity and free expression.

  • | Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    LOS ANGELES — The Federal Communications Commission’s landmark vote on open Internet rules is being cheered by some in Hollywood who see the Internet as the new frontier for creativity and free expression.

  • Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.

  • Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.

  • Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    “Lihau’s Journey” (the film) becomes a hula drama, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre, featuring members, from keiki to kupuna, of the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po‘ohala and special guest kumu hula Keala Ching.

  • Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    “Lihau’s Journey” (the film) becomes a hula drama, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre, featuring members, from keiki to kupuna, of the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po‘ohala and special guest kumu hula Keala Ching.

  • | Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes.

  • | Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes.

  • Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 1:00am

    The Honokaa Jazz Band, a group of advanced music students from Honokaa High and Intermediate School, will entertain at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.