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...


Jupiter's backward-flying asteroid from another star system

Interstellar Asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there’s another asteroid from yet another star system residing in our cosmic club in plain view. Scientists reported Monday that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing...


Pompeo vows US, Mideast allies will 'crush' Iranian operatives around the world

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a sweeping broadside against the Iranian government, vowing to use all U.S. economic and military might to destroy its economy and “crush” its operatives and proxies around the world. In his first major...


This bizarre, backward asteroid might be a visitor from another star

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For billions of years, without our knowing it, scientists say, our solar system has harbored a visitor from another star. This interstellar immigrant - an asteroid dubbed 2015 BZ509 - lurks in the orbit of Jupiter, where it circles the sun in the opposite direction of...


Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

Car into Restaurant-Deaths

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina businessman suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family, got into his sport utility vehicle and then drove at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives, his pastor...


Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

APTOPIX Hawaii Volcano-10

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic steam cloud. Authorities on Sunday...


Analysis: Italy's new populist government really might blow up the euro

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A populist government has come to power promising to do things it can’t do if it wants to stay in the euro zone that it says it doesn’t want to leave. That, of course, is what happened in Greece in 2015, and, as proof that the...


Steaming corn on the grill gives you the best of both worlds

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The problem with many grilled corn recipes is they assume a cook’s attention is focused solely on those ears. Unless you’re just having corn for dinner, however, most backyard barbecuers are multitaskers, keeping a watchful eye on ribs, burgers, sausages and more....


Stocks jump as US and China announce progress in trade talks

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make major progress in trade talks. The Chinese government says it will buy more U.S. goods, including energy and agricultural products, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. postponed tariffs on up to $150...


When it comes to Trump, men and women remain far apart

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The evidence continues to pile up. When it comes to Donald Trump, there’s a big difference between men and women. Yes, many women voted for Trump in 2016 and continue to support him as president almost without reservation. They are women like Janelle Lutgen, whom I...


The Latest: Student: Friend died while trying to help others

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A student says her friend was killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School as he attempted to barricade the art classroom from the attacker and help others escape. Jai Gillard told The Associated Press on...

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