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Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

Jul. 17, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. The Coast Guard prohibits vessels from getting...

5 dead in helicopter crash at South Korean marine base

Jul. 17, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Five people were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash at a South Korean marine base in the southeastern city of Pohang, the Defense Ministry said. The helicopter, which was being test-flown after a repair, caught fire after it crashed to the ground from about 10 meters (33 feet)...

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Jul. 17, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. "We freakin' love that beach and we're so glad she's alive," Chelsea Moore said Monday as she described the afternoon...

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Jul. 16, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting...

The Latest: Woman transported to Honolulu after lava injury

Jul. 16, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A woman who was seriously injured when molten rock crashed through the roof of her tour boat off Hawaii has been transported to Honolulu for further treatment. Hilo Medical Center spokeswoman Elena...

3 patients improve following deadly New Mexico bus crash

Jul. 16, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The conditions of three patients have been upgraded following a deadly crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday. Twelve people remained hospitalized Tuesday, and officials at University of New Mexico Hospital say three...

4 of 5 teens take plea deal in fatal Michigan rock-throwing

Jul. 16, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Four Michigan teens charged with murder in a fatal rock-throwing incident have agreed to accept a lesser charge of manslaughter, an attorney said Monday. The plea deal was disclosed in court, although no guilty pleas were immediately made. Attorney Jim Gust, who represents one of the...

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Jul. 16, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach. From her hospital...

7-year-old survives dad's drunk crash, killed by another car

Jul. 16, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says DeSandra Thomas sent text messages to police about her father's...

Truck hits bus carrying wedding party, killing 15 Pakistanis

Jul. 16, 2018 5:26 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a trailer truck has hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on a busy highway near the southern city of Hyderabad, killing at least 15 people. The accident took place before dawn Monday in the town of Matiarai in southern Sindh province. Local police...