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Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
Some of Honolulu's homeless are moving off the streets and into secluded tree houses. Tobias Debardeleben built his home a few days ago along the H-1 Freeway right outside the back fence of Foster Botanical Garden.
"They're making it impossible on the streets for anyone. They're kicking everyone off. You can't use bathrooms. You can't get electricity. They're giving fines out for everything," said Debardeleben.
The 47-year-old said he suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He told Hawaii News Now that he has been homeless for about a year after spending time in prison for theft.
"It was drugs and being stupid. It was my fault and I went to jail, and when I got out it was a bad situation where I just found myself broke," he explained.
Another home is tucked away in a tree along busy Nimitz Highway. Someone built a structure about 30 feet off the ground despite warning signs about trespassing.
"I think that people are looking for a safe place for themselves where they won't be in other people's way, but also they'll have their own space," said Connie Mitchell, executive director of the Institute for Human Services.
Debardeleben said he eats meals at IHS, but no longer stays at the shelter.
"It's congregate living. It's not for everyone. If you are afflicted with something that kind of makes you irritable, when you're around a lot of people, it's just not easy," said Mitchell.
Debardeleben said he is tired of moving around and is ready for a permanent home.
"They're making it almost against the law to be homeless. That's why I'm getting a place next week cause I got Social Security and they're giving me money, first and last month's to move into a place," he said.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation is waiting for confirmation, but officials believe that both tree houses are on state land. It's illegal to build anything within the DOT Right-of-Way without a permit, according to the agency.
"There's a lot of people living under the bridges and stuff. I don't like going under. I'd rather go up," said Debardeleben. "It's sort of nice up there. You're away from everything."
A DOT spokesperson said crews clean up encampments on Right-of-Ways, below bridges, and under viaducts every six months. The agency works with social service providers to help the homeless find shelter.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >