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Hawaii protesters vow 'prolonged struggle' against telescope

Jul. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred after they spent the day blocking the road to the project site. About a dozen elders, or kupuna, sat in chairs at the start of the...

The Latest: Protesters demand removal of gate on summit road

Jul. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Protesters demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope at the summit of Hawaii's tallest mountain are demanding that state...

Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

Jul. 15, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. The protests were the latest salvo in a yearslong fight that pits scientific...

Woman, 2 kids dead in fiery freeway crash in Indianapolis

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters died in a fiery, seven-vehicle crash on an Indianapolis freeway, authorities said. Indiana State Police say the crash happened about midday Sunday on eastbound Interstate 465. A preliminary police investigation has revealed that a semi...

The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

Jul. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Hawaii officials have closed a road leading to the summit of the state's tallest mountain, the site of an embattled giant telescope...

Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt

Jul. 7, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded "Big One" strikes. California is spending more than $16 million to install...

Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake

Jul. 6, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks. The Friday night quake — preceded by...

IndyCar drivers weigh risk, reward at exacting Road America

Jun. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — If someone built Road America today, it might look a lot different. The 4-mile, high-speed road course in central Wisconsin is a favorite among IndyCar drivers, earning favorable comparisons with historic tracks such as Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. But it can bite you, too. When...

Daughter uses road construction career in her art

Jun. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Some family traits are said to skip a generation. Other times, it's purely "like father, like daughter." That's the case with Ron Sullivan, who gave his daughter, Rabecca Signoriello, a literal life on the road that she continues today. Like her father, who did road construction for...

Fiance of woman killed when Dallas crane fell recalls chaos

Jun. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — As Kiersten Smith watched an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," her fiance prepared a lazy Sunday lunch of grilled cheese and tomato soup. Just feet away, Eric Ridenhour said they were chatting when a crane crashed into their downtown Dallas apartment complex. "I had zero vision but I could feel...