'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...


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Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold Iraq’s al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding British royal family...


For Irish women, more than just abortion rights are on the ballot this week

Special To The Washington Post. It’s tough to be a woman in Ireland. This week, Irish voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of their constitution’s Eighth Amendment, which gives pregnant women and fetuses the same rights, creating an extra barrier to the legalization of abortion in the...


NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — NYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry is speaking Sunday night in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The university invited journalists, then just before the ceremony...


Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Trump Lawyer Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge’s demand that it occur speedily...

Lifestyle , National

'World of uncertainty': Hawaii lava reaches sea, injures man

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with a river of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has...


Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

Drought Bright Spot

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a...


'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Film Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estimates Sunday and ended the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box...

Business , National

Eels break records in Maine, where they sell for big money

Baby Eel Record

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights. Fishermen in Maine search for the eels, called elvers, in rivers and streams every spring so they can...


Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.” Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific...

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