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The Latest: Coast Guard: Avoid area where lava entering sea

May. 20, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 11 a.m. The Coast Guard is warning boats to stay away from where lava is flowing into the ocean on Hawaii's Big Island unless they have prior approval. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. John Bannon says in a statement...

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

May. 20, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Officials say 113 people were on a charter passenger jet hired by Cuba's...

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

May. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. Island authorities said they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all human remains from the field next to Havana's international airport where a...

5 teens involved in fatal crash were high school students

May. 20, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — The teenagers killed in a Massachusetts car crash were identified as high school track team members with a promising future. The five teens, all males, were traveling in one car in East Bridgewater when it crashed into a tree Saturday afternoon. Stoughton superintendent...

Cause sought for massive Philadelphia warehouse fire

May. 20, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a vacant north Philadelphia warehouse over the weekend. No injuries were reported from the blaze in the four-story building, which was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel "We...

FAA: Helicopter carrying 3 people crashes in Louisiana

May. 20, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

BOUTTE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter carrying three people has crashed in south Louisiana. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Hughes 369 helicopter crashed about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans on Sunday morning. The names of those aboard the...

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

May. 20, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran off. It...

The Latest: Bicyclist still in hospital after cougar attack

May. 20, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a cougar attack that killed one mountain biker and wounded another outside Seattle (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A mountain biker who survived a cougar attack that killed his friend east of Seattle is still hospitalized. Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said...

3 killed in boat crash on Missouri lake; operator arrested

May. 20, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities allege a Kansas man was intoxicated when the boat he was operating struck a rock bluff on the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri, killing three friends. Hayden Frazier, 22, of Overland Park, was released from jail Sunday morning. He was arrested Saturday on three...

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

May. 20, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers 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 burned...