In homelessness crisis, Hawaii eyes thatched ‘hale’ homes

AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz HONOLULU (AP) — As Hawaii deals with its ongoing homelessness crisis, lawmakers and residents want to revive the Hawaiian tradition of living in hale (HAH-lay). Those are the thatched homes made from local trees and plants. They say hale can provide...

Women-only car services fill a niche, but are they legal?

AP Photo/Steven Senne BOSTON (AP) — Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions, namely: Are they discriminatory? In Massachusetts, Chariot for Women is promising to launch a service featuring female drivers...

The Latest: Family in body parts case gives statement

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a man following the discovery of body parts inside a Seattle recycling bin: (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The family of the woman slain and dismembered over the weekend has released a statement saying their hearts are broken and can...

Ohio police officer wounded in weekend shooting dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer died two days after he was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him for allegedly setting his estranged wife’s house ablaze, officials said. Columbus police said Officer Steven M. Smith...

Georgia executes man who killed woman during 1996 burglary

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man convicted of the 1996 killing of a woman during a weeklong crime spree on Tuesday become the fourth person put to death in Georgia this year. Kenneth Fults received an injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson and...

The Latest: Georgia executes man for killing woman in 1996

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia’s execution of inmate Kenneth Fults (all times local): 7:37 p.m. Georgia has executed a man who was convicted of the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman during a 1996 crime spree. Warden Bruce Chatman say Kenneth Fults was...

Prosecutor: Despite video, officer’s shooting was tough case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Carolinas have charged at least five white officers recently with felonies after on-duty shootings of black men, but they’re finding that getting jurors to send them to prison can be a far more difficult challenge. Solicitor...

The Latest: Navy secretary sells Marines on women in combat

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ talk with Marines on women in combat (all times local): 4 p.m. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is telling rank-and-file Marines to get used to having all combat positions open to women who qualify. The...

Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White...

2 stuck on Alaska glacier for days rescued in good condition

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rescuers on Tuesday picked up two skiers stranded on an Alaska glacier for four days, and the experienced outdoor enthusiasts were in good condition after braving fierce winds and snow by digging a snow cave for shelter. A break in the weather...