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...


The Latest: Students lay flowers, photos at school memorial

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Texas students are laying flowers and photos at the base of 10 white crosses outside the high school where a gunman opened fire on classmates and others. A 17-year-old student is being held on capital...


The Cybersecurity 202: We surveyed 100 security experts. Almost all said state election

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The midterm elections are less than six months away, but an overwhelming 95 percent of digital security experts surveyed by The Cybersecurity 202 say state election systems are not sufficiently protected against cyberthreats. We brought together a panel of more than...


Blankenship vows third-party bid in West Virginia Senate race

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Former West Virginia coal executive Don Blankenship said he’ll mount a third-party bid for the U.S. Senate after losing in the state’s Republican primary, a move that if allowed by the courts could upend GOP attempts to unseat Democrat Joe Manchin. Blankenship, who spent a year...


Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

Blankenship Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third-place, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship announced Monday that he will continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it’s unclear if the move violates West Virginia’s “sore loser” law....


University of Oregon apologizes for statement about student who died

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Officials at the University of Oregon have apologized for an “insensitive” statement about a 21-year-old student who was found dead over the weekend near Northern California’s Shasta Lake, a popular party destination. Authorities said the student, identified by the...


Richard N. Goodwin, 'supreme generalist' who was top aide to JFK and LBJ, dies at 86

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Richard N. Goodwin, a top adviser and speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson who was credited with coining the term “the Great Society” to describe Johnson’s ambitious domestic agenda of the 1960s before parting ways with the president over...


Markets Right Now: Easing trade tensions send stocks higher

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are solidly higher after the U.S. and China appeared to make progress in trade talks. Industrial companies and banks made some of the biggest gains Monday. Boeing rose 3.3 percent and Bank of New...


UConn president to step down in summer 2019

UConn Herbst

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year. The 55-year-old Herbst, who has led the state’s flagship university since 2011, did not give a reason for her decision in a message to the university...


Trump praises new CIA director


LANGLEY, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony Monday, saying there was “no one in this country better qualified” for the job. Striking a different tone than in his previous visit to the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in...


10-year-old boy drives stolen vehicle into police car

ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a 10-year-old boy is safe after taking off in a stolen car and hitting a police vehicle. Deputies found the Orrington boy driving a car on Sunday after it was reported stolen in Brewer. A police officer pulled the boy over, but the child attempted to...

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