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    Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

    Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries


    Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel,...

    Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring...

    Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games


    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get...

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those...

    Official: 54 released form Taliban prison in Afghanistan


    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 54 people, including security personnel and civilians, have been released from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province.Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial...

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 54 people, including security personnel and civilians, have been released from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province.Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor,...

    Small Ball: Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game


    WASHINGTON (AP) — In decades past they would have been given nicknames like "Pee Wee" and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits.Now, "small...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In decades past they would have been given nicknames like "Pee Wee" and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits.Now, "small ball"...

    Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach."We freakin' love that beach and we're...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach."We freakin' love that beach and we're so...
    Perth triple murder: Police repeatedly called to house before Kiwi family slain

    Perth triple murder: Police repeatedly called to house before Kiwi family slain


    In the days and weeks leading up to a triple murder in which a New Zealand mother and her two children were killed in their Perth family home, police were repeatedly called to the address.A WA Police spokeswoman declined to...

    In the days and weeks leading up to a triple murder in which a New Zealand mother and her two children were killed in their Perth family home, police were repeatedly called to the address.A WA Police spokeswoman declined to comment...

    Israel shuts down cargo crossing into Gaza to punish Hamas


    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shut down its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.Defense Minister...

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shut down its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.Defense Minister Avigdor...

    Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions


    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed day on Wall Street, as tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth is still on track.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark...

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed day on Wall Street, as tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth is still on track.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei...

    Japan, US renew nuke pact amid Japan plutonium stock concern


    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the U.S. have extended their nuclear pact as Tokyo pledged to work to reduce its plutonium stockpile to address Washington's concern.The 30-year pact agreed upon in 1988 allowed Japan to extract...

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the U.S. have extended their nuclear pact as Tokyo pledged to work to reduce its plutonium stockpile to address Washington's concern.The 30-year pact agreed upon in 1988 allowed Japan to extract plutonium...
    Witnesses give evidence on second day of Borce Ristevski committal hearing

    Witnesses give evidence on second day of Borce Ristevski committal hearing


    The daughter of accused wife killer Borce Ristevski has made an emotional appearance in court, saying her parents regularly fought and it was common for her mum to wander off when upset.Sarah Ristevski, 22, was called to give...

    The daughter of accused wife killer Borce Ristevski has made an emotional appearance in court, saying her parents regularly fought and it was common for her mum to wander off when upset.Sarah Ristevski, 22, was called to give evidence...
    Daring air force pilot killed in fall from plane after harness failed at Mangere, Auckland

    Daring air force pilot killed in fall from plane after harness failed at Mangere, Auckland


    A man working near Auckland's Māngere aerodrome saw a plane in the air and heard a peculiar whistling noise.It was quickly followed by a heavy thud, Mr A Ford told a Herald reporter, and he concluded an object had been...

    A man working near Auckland's Māngere aerodrome saw a plane in the air and heard a peculiar whistling noise.It was quickly followed by a heavy thud, Mr A Ford told a Herald reporter, and he concluded an object had been dropped...

    Indonesia police kill 11 in crime fight ahead of Asian Games


    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have killed 11 suspected petty criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free the capital, Jakarta, of street crime before next month's Asian Games.Jakarta Police...

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have killed 11 suspected petty criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free the capital, Jakarta, of street crime before next month's Asian Games.Jakarta Police Spokesman...

    San Antonio store owner's killer set for execution


    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black.Christopher Young...

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black.Christopher Young was...
    Drones brought in to help hunt five-metre python on the loose near Warsaw

    Drones brought in to help hunt five-metre python on the loose near Warsaw


    Drones are scouring the banks of Poland's River Vistula just south of Warsaw for a 5m Indian python authorities have warned could be hungry and aggressive.Police from the town of Piaseczno, which lies close to the Polish...

    Drones are scouring the banks of Poland's River Vistula just south of Warsaw for a 5m Indian python authorities have warned could be hungry and aggressive.Police from the town of Piaseczno, which lies close to the Polish capital,...

    Once a Trump critic, Roby seeking redemption in Ala. runoff


    ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama congresswoman Martha Roby is seeking Republican redemption in a runoff election that hinges on her loyalty to President Donald Trump.Roby is facing Democrat-turned-Trump Republican Bobby Bright...

    ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama congresswoman Martha Roby is seeking Republican redemption in a runoff election that hinges on her loyalty to President Donald Trump.Roby is facing Democrat-turned-Trump Republican Bobby Bright in...

    Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said.That marks a...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said.That marks a tactical...

    Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant


    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks.It's unusual for...

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks.It's unusual for state...

    Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network.One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network.One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an...

    Summit takeaways: Trump doubts intel, plays trusted friend


    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin left a wake of confusion and outrage in the U.S.After a remarkable 45-minute joint press conference, the White House struggled to explain why...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin left a wake of confusion and outrage in the U.S.After a remarkable 45-minute joint press conference, the White House struggled to explain why Trump...

    Republicans join Democrats in condemning Trump's remarks


    WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in...