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Unlocked doors were 'first line of defense' at Uvalde school

Jun. 22, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

The Uvalde massacre began after the 18-year-old gunman entered the school through a door that could only be locked from the outside then got inside a classroom that had a busted lock, experts testified Tuesday. Securing doors has long been a focus of school safety drills, and the...

Storm's damages put focus on Cuba's dire housing crisis

Jun. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15-square-meter (160-square-foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that has barely enough room for a shelf with pots and a rickety sofa bed. A cloth curtain separates the space they use to wash up. There...

Former Honolulu prosecutor indicted on bribery allegations

Jun. 17, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. grand jury has indicted Honolulu’s former top prosecutor and four others, alleging that employees of an engineering and architectural firm bribed Keith Kaneshiro with campaign donations in exchange for Kaneshiro’s prosecution of a former company employee. ...

Off-grid living beckons more than just hardy pioneer types

Jun. 08, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

Living off-grid conjures images of survivalists in remote places and a rustic, “Little House on the Prairie” lifestyle with chores from morning to night. Yet only a tiny fraction of people living off-grid do it like that, and fewer still live more than an hour from any town. ...

Homes: Storage that goes well beyond the utilitarian

May. 18, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

You might think of storage cabinets as utilitarian. But designers are forever fascinated with how a simple cupboard can be built, dressed and adorned in ways that showcase craftsmanship and inventiveness. There are sleek, low-slung consoles with jewelry-esque handles. Swanky...