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HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea continues on its path, it could reach a small patch...
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) — Up for whatever? For some in the tiny and tony Colorado resort town of Crested Butte, that would be a no. They aren't too thrilled with a virtual takeover by Anheuser-Busch this weekend to film an over-the-top commercial for Bud Light beer and its "Up...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A commercial aircraft chartered by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan for a flight to the Persian Gulf city of Dubai was re-routed to Iran on Friday, apparently because of a mix-up over its flight plan, U.S. officials said. The plane was flying from...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The days of no-limit Virginia politics could be coming to an end. The Old Dominion has long eschewed caps on money in politics that are routine in many other states. Campaign contribution limits? Don't have 'em. Want to fly a state House delegate to the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a commercial aircraft chartered by the U.S.-led military in Afghanistan was re-routed to Iran, apparently because of a mix-up over its flight plan. The plane was flying from Bagram airfield north of Kabul to Dubai on Friday. The normal flight...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed over her objections on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for improperly stored hazardous materials. The agency began an intensive...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns. Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below the 212,000 average of the previous 12...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles. Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defense Force said the plane went down about 14 miles (22 kilometers...