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April 28, 2016 - 2:18am
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HONOLULU (AP) — A church in Hawaii is looking to address the state's ongoing homelessness crisis. They've settled on a solution that at first appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands' tropical climate: igloos.

There's no risk of the dome-shaped structures melting. They're made of fiberglass.

It's not the first time igloos or domes have been deployed before for the homeless. In Los Angeles, about 35 people lived in a...

April 28, 2016 - 2:14am
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. forecasters will review whether they went too far out on a limb to warn people about bad weather that didn't fully develop.

The Storm Prediction Center had said last week there was a good chance the central U.S. would see huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes on Tuesday. For the first time, forecasters talked of a "possible outbreak" six days ahead of the storms.

The hail and winds came as promised, but tornadoes...

April 28, 2016 - 2:10am
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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is holding its first public hearing into whether Flint residents faced discrimination or racial bias during the switch to the Flint River for drinking water and the subsequent lead contamination.

Residents have begun to testify at Thursday's hearing. Representatives from state agencies also have been invited.

Flint is under a state of emergency after lead from old pipes leached into the water...

April 28, 2016 - 2:03am
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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Grieving family members will gather for funeral services in the days ahead to remember eight of their own who were killed in what authorities are calling a "cold-blooded, calculated massacre" in rural Ohio.

A visitation was held for 38-year-old Gary Rhoden Wednesday night at a funeral home in Kentucky, about 30 miles south of where the victims were fatally shot.

Mourners spent hours at the funeral home, while local police and...

April 28, 2016 - 1:25am
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace — if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys.

Tilden was the first American to win Wimbledon, and his athletic accomplishments are hard to overstate.

A group that had been pushing for a historical marker at Philadelphia's Germantown Cricket Club, Tilden's home court, had its...

April 28, 2016 - 12:30am
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BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors will ask a federal judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city.

Catherine Greig (grehg) already is serving an 8-year sentence for helping Bulger during his 16 years on the run. They were captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.

Greig is scheduled to be...

April 28, 2016 - 12:26am
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a former San Francisco police lieutenant charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer (all times local):

9:20 p.m.

San Francisco police say they have arrested a former San Francisco police lieutenant charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer.

The San Francisco Police Department says in a statement Wednesday Curtis Liu was booked at San...

April 28, 2016 - 12:18am
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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting students in an Ohio school cafeteria will appear in juvenile court to face charges including attempted murder.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Thursday for James Austin Hancock in Butler County Juvenile Court. A defense attorney for Hancock said after a hearing earlier this month that he didn't expect the case to go to trial, but a prosecutor said at the time that no plea deal was in place....

April 28, 2016 - 12:02am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

The move is part of an effort the Obama administration is undertaking to enroll an additional 2 million people into repayment programs such as the Pay As You Earn program, which caps monthly student loan payments at 10 percent of income.

Federal student loan debt exceeds $1.3 trillion, and...

April 28, 2016 - 12:00am
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic will return to court for a discussion of his mental health.

Thursday's hearing will focus on whether 57-year-old Robert Dear is competent to continue with his criminal case. A doctor who conducted Dear's competency exam and a police detective could testify.

A judge ordered Dear's mental evaluation after he announced he wanted to fire...

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