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Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

May. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town. For years, when Bokoshe residents were outside, the...

Today in History

May. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed "separate but equal" racial segregation, a concept renounced 58 years later by Brown v. Board of Education...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 6, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL AND GAZA REACH CEASE-FIRE DEAL The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel on Monday, while Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had...

Mexican villagers beseech volcano goddess for rain, safety

May. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

SANTIAGO XALITZINTLA, Mexico (AP) — The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl volcano that hovers above their town in central Mexico. There are potatoes to fry for the feast, and...

Hardships from Hawaii volcano stretch on 1 year later

May. 3, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A year after a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes and farms in the disaster are still struggling to return to their cherished island lifestyle. More than 700 homes...

Soldier who fell at Hawaii volcano crater upgraded to stable

May. 3, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier has been upgraded to stable condition after a fall onto a ledge in a volcano crater in Hawaii. Park officials say another visitor reported seeing the 32-year-old soldier, who was not named, fall from a 300-foot (91-meter) cliff on Wednesday evening. Officials say he had...

Man badly injured after falling into Hawaii volcano crater

May. 2, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — A man was seriously injured after crossing a safety barrier and falling into a Hawaii volcano crater, authorities said. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rangers and Hawaii Island fire crews rescued the man Wednesday night after he fell 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21...

Column: Living in California means ignoring risk of disaster

Apr. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — In the winter of 2009, my wife and I found a house that looked like a great place to start our family, a three-bedroom in a hilly subdivision surrounded by dry brush just outside the Redding city limits. By that point, I'd covered wildfires for the Record Searchlight newspaper...

Hawaii lawmakers approve Kilauea volcano disaster relief

Mar. 29, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have approved $20 million in grants and $40 million in loans to Hawaii County to help residents recover from last year's Kilauea volcano eruption. The Senate passed legislation awarding the funds on Friday, one month after the House. The bill goes to Gov. David Ige. Ige...

At memorial, mosque survivor says he forgives attacker

Mar. 29, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A man who survived New Zealand's mosque attacks told a crowd of about 20,000 people on Friday that he forgives the terrorist who killed his wife and 49 others. Farid Ahmed was speaking at a national remembrance service held in Christchurch to commemorate those who died in...