Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

APTOPIX Hawaii Volcano

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000...


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...


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...


British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

APTOPIX Britain Royal Wedding

LONDON (AP) — The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended or watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle. The family tweeted its thanks late Saturday night while Harry and his bride were attending a private soiree...


The Latest: Venezuelans line up to vote in Sunday's election

Venezuela Election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 9:22 a.m. The leafy streets in the opposition stronghold of eastern Caracas were largely empty on Sunday, but voters in other parts of the city headed to the polls. Near Petare, Caracas’ biggest...


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...


Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

Iraq Sadr Squeezed by Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. The electoral commission announced early Saturday that the militant-...

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City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. It now sees just a vacant demolished block that some residents refer to as “the hole.” The redevelopment...

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