'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

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A geophysicist says a plume that’s rising from the Kilauea volcano summit on Hawaii’s Big Island...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 20, the 140th day of 2018. There are 225 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 20, 1899, taxi driver Jacob German was pulled over and arrested by a police officer riding a bicycle for speeding down Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue in his...


Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and...


Patricia Morison, Broadway star of 'Kiss Me, Kate,' dies at 103

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Patricia Morison, an actress who combined ravishing beauty with cool sophistication, was promoted as the “Fire and Ice Girl” when she landed in Hollywood in the late 1930s. She appeared opposite some of the most popular stars of the era - from Spencer Tracy to...


Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into the high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief “that none of us can comprehend.” Just two days after the...


The Latest: Coast Guard: Avoid area where lava entering sea

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 11 a.m. The Coast Guard is warning boats to stay away from where lava is flowing into the ocean on Hawaii’s Big Island unless they have prior approval. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. John Bannon says in a...


14-year-old pretends he's a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

NEW YORK (AP) — A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man’s wallet in a Manhattan subway station on pretense of helping him was arrested on Sunday. His mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police nearly a week after authorities said...


Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood star Patricia Morison has died at age 103. Publicist Harlan Boll says Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday. Morison acted in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, originated the role of an overemotional diva in...


Michael Cohen payments put spotlight on New York investment firm linked to Russian

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In June 2017, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, had an invitation for one of his other clients: Would he like to attend a fundraiser for Trump’s re-election? Andrew Intrater - the chief executive of Columbus Nova, a New York-based...


Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn’t been able to stay at his house since. “It’s disconcerting not being home, being displaced,...


For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

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A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a substitute teacher whose home frequently hosted family gatherings were among the 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.

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