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The water was choppy and the wind was blowing the morning of Jan. 5 when an excited 13-year-old boy from Mongolia put on scuba equipment for the first time and ended up dead in 60 feet of water in Maunalua Bay.
WASHINGTON, D.C. >> The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 furloughed safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial federal government shutdown.
WASHINGTON >> As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books today, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void.
CHICAGO >> Katie Beers’ joy quickly turned to deep concern when she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs had been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after police say a man shot and killed her parents then abducted the girl from their home.
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.>> Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, where one person often supports an extended family.
TORONTO >> Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived today in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign.
SEATTLE >> Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable.
Ever since the Hawaiian word for “family” became part of our everyday vernacular, it is not uncommon for people to call close friends or a group they work or socialize with, part of their “ohana.” The core foundation of “Hawaii Five-0” is the ohana and the sense of family that surrounds Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), Danny Williams (Scott Caan), the rest of the Five-0 team. It includes the ot
PARIS >> A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on today and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said.
SAN ANTONIO >> Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race today as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates.
DALLAS >> Max Glauben was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march from one German concertation camp to another.
LONDON >> The Chinese tech company Huawei today announced it has fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China, saying he has brought the firm’s reputation “into disrepute.”
WASHINGTON >> When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America’s biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The “Age of Aquarius,” he warned, had given way to crack babies and broken families, misery and squalor.
CHICAGO >> An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly have watched the entire movie.