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Kilauea volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

Updated on  May 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm
The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. Read More

When white people call the police on black people

What makes the police encounters chilling is how routine they are. Black people going about their everyday lives — only to be interrupted by someone calling the police for the thinnest of suspicions. In the past month, more than a handful of such interactions have attracted widespread attention on social media — and, in turn, in national outlets. Read More

False tsunami warning jolts West Coast, Alaska

Some Alaskans got a jolt when they heard an emergency radio and television broadcast indicating the entire West Coast, from San Diego to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, was under a tsunami threat. Read More

Military finds multiple failures led to deadly Niger ambush

Updated on  May 10, 2018 at 11:46 am
Multiple failures led up to the deadly Niger attack last October, but top military leaders said today that none directly caused the overwhelming enemy ambush that killed four American service members and sent others fighting and running for their lives. Read More

Asian-American candidates join fight to oust Republicans

Updated on  May 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm
Members of the country’s fastest-growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say demonizes the immigrants that make America great. Read More

Porn star’s lawyer says Russian paid Trump attorney Cohen

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says he has information showing that President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney received $500,000 from a company associated with a Russian billionaire within months of paying hush money tothe porn star who claims a long-ago affair with Trump. Read More

Nevada Supreme Court reviews anti-sanctuary city initiative

Civil rights lawyers pleaded with Nevada’s Supreme Court today to uphold a state court ruling that would keep off the ballot in November what they describe as an “anti-immigrant” measure crafted by the Republican state Senate leader banning so-called sanctuary cities. Read More

Several Republican governor candidates urge Fallin to sign gun law

Several Republican candidates for governor of Oklahoma urged GOP Gov. Mary Fallin Monday to sign legislation allowing adults to carry handguns without a permit amid growing opposition from some of the state’s top law enforcement officials. Read More

New York attorney general resigns amid abuse allegations

Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who held himself out as a champion of women and a liberal foil to President Donald Trump, resigned from office after four women accused him of physical violence during intimate encounters. Read More

Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged. Read More

Annual Muzzle ‘awards’ go to alleged protest squelchers

A Texas principal accused of expelling a student who stayed seated during the Pledge of Allegiance and a Utah high school accused of censoring its student newspaper have been bestowed Jefferson Muzzles, tongue-in-cheek awards from a free-speech group. Read More

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in U.S.

Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 8:26 pm
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation. Read More

Otto Warmbier’s mother now speaking out to embarrass North Korea

Updated on  May 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm
Her comments came at a sensitive time, as Kim and President Donald Trump are planning a historic meeting, and a day after the U.S. leader hinted at the imminent release of American prisoners being held in North Korea. Read More

DNA match sought to Zodiac Killer after break in other case

Northern California detectives still trying to identify the infamous Zodiac Killer who targeted victims in the late 1960s and taunted investigators with letters say they hope to try the same DNA tracing technology recently used to arrest a suspect in another string of cold-case serial slayings — those blamed on the Golden State Killer. Read More

Driver charged in crash that killed 2 children, injured Broadway actress from Hawaii

Updated on  May 4, 2018 at 10:20 am
A woman who had a seizure behind the wheel of her car which then rolled into a Brooklyn crosswalk, killing the 4-year-old daughter of a Tony-award winning actress and a 1-year-old boy, was arrested on manslaughter charges today for deaths that prosecutors said should never have happened. Read More