The flight on every aviation fan's bucket list

HNL -- MAJ -- KWA -- KSA -- PNI - TKK -- GUM.  That's Honolulu -- Majuro -- Kwajalein -- Kosrae -- Pohnpei -- Chuuk -- Guam.  You'll definitely want a window seat.

7.0 Alaska quake damages roads, buildings; Anchorage airport open, flights cancelled

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CNN --- A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday morning [Saturday morning NZT) crumbled roads and splintered buildings, sent residents scurrying for cover and triggered a tsunami warning for a time, authorities said.

USA: Searches intensify with more than 600 reported missing in California's Camp Fire

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As the death toll from Northern California's Camp Fire rose to 63 and those reported missing spiked to more than 600, rescue workers searching for human remains hope that hundreds of people who remain unaccounted for are still alive.

USA: Snowstorm slams Eastern US, killing 8 and knocking out power

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A strong wintry storm still was dumping snow Friday in far northern New England after creating traffic havoc that claimed at least eight lives across the country's eastern half and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people.

Scientists: Global ocean warming study has errors

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By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN --- Scientists behind a study that found the world's oceans were warming faster than previously believed have said their work contained err

At least 9 dead in wildfire that destroyed Paradise, California - Pop. 26,000

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As the wildfire raged nearby, Whitney Vaughan and her husband had just enough time to grab a laundry basket of dirty clothes and some pictures before fleeing their home in Paradise, California.

Video: NZ's weather forecast until Sunday + Melbourne Cup & US Midterm elections

A few things to focus on today and we’ll start over in Aussie with the Melbourne Cup this afternoon and the forecast looks interesting with the chance of late downpours even thunder around race time.

Aviation: Completely new jet unveiled for US fliers, first of its kind in nearly three decades

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By Thom Patterson, CNN --- For some folks, flying on a brand new airliner is almost as exciting as riding in a spanking new car. So get ready air travel fans: Beginning in January, travelers in the USA will get to fly on the first newly designed large single-aisle airliner in nearly three decades.

Cat 5 hurricane wipes entire Hawaiian island off the map, may impact endangered species

Hawaii's East Island is no longer on the map. The island, located about 885 kms northwest of Honolulu, is part of a chain of small island groups in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

Video: Fri/Sat look wintry across NZ, Hurricane Michael makes landfall in USA

Thursday is a brief ‘breather day’ before the next main burst of wintry southerlies hits the lower South Island, then spreads up the island for the remainder of Friday and then nationwide overnight and into Saturday.