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

Hawaii Volcano-4

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...


Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

APTOPIX Cuba Plane Crash

HAVANA (AP) — The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Officials say 113 people were on a charter passenger jet hired by...


'World's most expensive Witch Hunt': Trump lashes out at New York Times, Democrats

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at “the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt,” trashing a new report in the New York Times that said an emissary representing the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offered help to Trump’s 2016...


Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston. Patrick, a Republican, blamed a “culture of violence” and said more needs to be...


Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

Erasing Racism Monuments

DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan’s Kalamazoo. And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to...


US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal. Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday...


Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June

Vatican Pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome’s homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. “I am happy to announce...


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Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints US, China agree to cut American trade deficit Iraq’s al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding British royal family thanks those who...


Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

APTOPIX Cuba Plane Crash

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline. Mexico’s government said late...


Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

Venezuela Election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win a second six-year term in Sunday’s election, despite a deepening crisis that’s made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. More than 1 million Venezuelans have abandoned...

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