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Aloha Dalire, a master of hula, in 1971 was the first winner of Hawaii's premier competition. She died in August, but her legacy continues through hula schools she helped open in Japan and the U.S.
The government's candidate former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas failed to win over the minimum of at least 180 of 300 parliamentary lawmakers. Elections will likely be held in February.
Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada to build its factory in exchange for an incentives package. It'll be built in a rural area East of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment.
An AirAsia plane, traveling from Indonesia to Singapore, is missing. Shortly before losing contact on Sunday, the pilot had asked to change course due to weather conditions.
A study done in Philadelphia found a total of 33 books in a community of 10,000 children. A group is solving that problem by partnering with the publishing industry to get books to kids in need.
The United Arab Emirate has emerged as an ally in the U.S.-led fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Known for its wealth, the UAE is now showing off its military might.