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Dozens of quakes rattle Hawaii volcano, eruption possible

By CALEB JONESAssociated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Dozens of earthquakes were rattling Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano on Wednesday as underground magma moved into a new area east of the Puu Oo (POO’-oo OH’-oh) vent. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the increased activity is associated with the …

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Activity on Hawaii volcano could indicate new eruption

By CALEB JONESAssociated Press HONOLULU (AP) – A series of earthquakes and the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano could trigger a new eruption of lava, officials said Tuesday. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said that seismic activity …

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Officials in Harvey-hit county pick August for bond election

By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press HOUSTON (AP) – Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey voted on Tuesday to request that an August special election be set for a bond referendum in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical …

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Workers, activists mark May Day with defiant rallies

MOSCOW (AP) – Workers and activists around the world marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies and other events to press their governments to address labor issues. International Workers’ Day is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, sometimes leading to confrontations. A look …

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Dry conditions, strong winds worry firefighters in Arizona

By FELICIA FONSECAAssociated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Firefighters battling a wildfire in north-central Arizona were hampered Monday by strong winds and dry conditions, as residents of surrounding communities remained out of their homes for another day. Authorities said some homes were lost as the wildfire consumed 13.5 square miles …

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Kauai woos travelers as island recovers from floods

By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Residents and businesses are still cleaning up from flooding that deluged parts of Kauai, but community leaders are urging tourists to keep coming so residents don’t suffer an economic calamity on top of record-breaking rains that smothered a normally green landscape in reddish-brown …

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Harvey recovery funds may prioritize wealthy, advocates say

By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Advocacy groups said Friday that Texas is poised to unfairly distribute billions in federal funding provided for housing repairs following Hurricane Harvey’s devastation – prioritizing wealthy homeowners over poorer victims in ways that could constitute racial discrimination. At issue is a draft …

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The Latest: Accuser calls Bill Cosby ‘a raping monster’

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 10:40 p.m. One of Bill Cosby’s accusers says he’s “a raping monster” and she looks forward to seeing him “in handcuffs on his way to prison” following his conviction on charges he sexually assaulted a …

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Kauai wants tourists to help island overcome flood damage

By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Residents and businesses are still cleaning up from flooding that deluged parts of Kauai, but community leaders are urging tourists to keep coming so residents don’t suffer an economic calamity on top of record-breaking rains that smothered a normally green landscape in reddish-brown …

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