Start spreading the news: Hawaiian Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Honolulu starting June 4, 2012. Flights to the Big Apple will kick off with introductory fares. It's a "big deal" according to Howard. We'll have all the details, plus hear from CEO Mark Dunkerley coming up on Sunrise.
How would you grade the city's handling of the APEC Summit? The Mayor, Police Chief and other officials will grade themselves during a Press Conference today. This morning at 7:10, Mayor Carlisle will join us live in studio. Want to know about road closures or anything else? Now's your chance to ask the Mayor about APEC. Post your questions on our Hawaii News Now facebook page.
A day after leaving Hawaii, President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard are announcing a new agreement to expand the U.S. military presence in Australia. It calls for up to 250 military personnel by the middle of 2012 and is in response to the region's growing concern about China's more aggressive stance in recent years.
More APEC news: Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is slamming President Obama for something he said to CEO's during the Summit and a tiki torch lighter gets a rise out of Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, Secretary Clinton isn't exactly getting a warm welcome in the Philippines. How was she greeted in Central Manila?
"Occupy Honolulu" demonstrators have set up camp just outside Thomas Square at the corner of South King Street and Ward Avenue. Some of the campers have been there for a week-and-a-half.
Hope you had a chance to enjoy the gorgeous weather because rain is on the way. Dan says we'll see scattered showers today through Saturday. He'll tell us what areas could see the most rain.
Plus, the author of the Party Girl Diet swears she has a way to help you "tone up" overnight to get ready for the holiday season. She'll share her secrets this morning on Sunrise.
Hope you can join us.