'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...


Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

Venezuela Presidential Election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning. President Nicolas Maduro is expected to handily win a second term despite the...


AP Top International News at 1:53 p.m. EDT

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks Iraq’s al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet...


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...


Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

APTOPIX Britain Royal Wedding

LONDON (AP) — Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked Sunday in the scale of the spectacle as major broadcasters kept scenes from the royal nuptials on repeat along with fresh interviews with the bride’s dressmaker. The newlyweds have not been...


25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen. The government of Maranhao state said Sunday that the group of 25 people from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde landed late Saturday....


Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest

Germany Buildings Occupied

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings. The dpa news agency reported Sunday that apartments in the trendy Kreuzberg, Neukoelln and Friedrichshain neighborhoods were among the buildings taken over....


US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with China. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News...


The Latest: Maduro's challengers criticize 'red points'

Venezuela Presidential Election-5

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 1:01 p.m. President Nicolas Maduro’s two main challengers are calling on electoral authorities to step in to stop ruling party activists from pressuring poor voters into casting ballots for the...


NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — NYU Abu Dhabi, the branch of the famed New York university, blocked journalists on Sunday night from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The decision comes as Kerry was expected...

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