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Medical examiner identifies homeless man fatally shot by deputy sheriff at state Capitol

The 28-year-old man died Monday after he initiated a struggle with the deputy who repeatedly ordered him to dispose an open container of alcohol, Department of Public Safety officials said. Read More

Social media threats to Hawaii schools were a hoax, FBI says

The FBI said students and faculty at the school were never in danger and the perpetrator intended the threat to be “a joke,” but the agency doesn’t see it that way. Read More
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Singer R. Kelly arrested at Chicago precinct

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R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving tonight at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. Read More
 

Kalani High School unveils new girls’ locker room

Kalani High School unveiled its first girls’ locker room today as a way to address Title IX gender equity requirements. Read More
 
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California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

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David and Louise Turpin will spend at least 25 years in prison after entering the pleas in Riverside County Superior Court to 14 counts that included cruelty toward all but their toddler daughter, and imprisoning them in a house that appeared neatly kept outside, but festered with filth and reeked of human waste. Read More

Hate crime hoaxes are rare but can be ‘devastating’

The Muslim college student was on the New York City subway when three men snatched her bag, reached for her hijab and called her a terrorist. A Houston sixth-grader was kidnapped and robbed by a band of young white supremacists, one with an “I hate black people” tattoo on his arm. And on one of the coldest nights of the year in Chicago, Jussie Smollett, a black and gay actor, was attacked by two men who shouted “MAGA Country” and slipped a noose around his neck. Read More

Tropical storm warning issued for Guam as Typhoon Wutip nears

A typhoon was expected to pass south of Guam, but residents were still preparing for the possibility of changes in the storm’s trajectory and destructive winds. Read More

Virginia Republicans invite Fairfax’s accusers to testify

Virginia House Republicans announced plans today to hold a public hearing where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have recently accused him of sexual assault can testify, a move that will likely inflame a partisan battle over the General Assembly’s role in investigating the allegations. Read More

HPD chief defends officers in fatal Mililani shooting

The 26-year-old man shot dead by police near the Mililani Walmart was a shoplifting suspect, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said at a news conference this afternoon. Read More
 

Trump picks ambassador to Canada for U.N. post

President Donald Trump announced today that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Read More

Judge orders feds to list private groups receiving terrorist watchlist

Judge John Anderson issued the ruling at the conclusion of a hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria which he angrily questioned government lawyers about their failure to previously disclose that hundreds of private entities like universities and hospitals receive access to the list. Read More

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