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Hawaii waves swamp homes, weddings during 'historic' swell

Jul. 18, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Towering waves on Hawaii's south shores crashed into homes and businesses, spilled across highways and upended weddings over the weekend. The large waves — some more than 20 feet (6 meters) high — came from a combination of a strong south swell that peaked...

Pittsburgh man acquitted of manslaughter of friend in Hawaii

Jul. 11, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who was charged with manslaughter in the strangulation death of a college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii was found not guilty by a jury. Jurors reached their verdict last week after a trial on the Big Island, where Benjamin Fleming was...