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Today in History: May 18, Mount St. Helens erupts

May. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2022. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. ...

Woman who survived a volcanic eruption graduates from ODU

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was a moment when she and her husband, Matt, were hunkered down behind a boulder — holding hands and saying “I love you” as a storm of volcanic ash, rock and acids engulfed them, turning a bright sunny afternoon to night — that Lauren Urey was almost certain...

A new Oregon mining boom could be a bust for sage grouse

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

McDermitt, Ore. (AP) — Katie Fite crouched behind some waist-high sagebrush, and her dog Bell nestled in the plant’s cozy cavity to shield from howling winds. It was the first Saturday in April, peak mating season for sage grouse on a remote stretch of the Oregon-Nevada border....

Hawaii volcano lava flow steady after starts and stops

May. 02, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is now erupting a steady stream of lava after a period of intermittent pulsing. The latest eruption began in September but until recently had been stopping and starting every few days, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. ...

Bucket list reimagined: Mindful return to the Greek islands

Apr. 27, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

ASTYPALEA, Greece (AP) — In a small bay flanked by thyme-covered hills and a medieval castle-topped village, I floated in perfect solitude on the shimmering Aegean Sea. Last summer was my fifth year traveling to different Greek islands like far-flung Astypalea. During the pandemic,...

UK royals postpone Grenada leg of Caribbean tour

Apr. 22, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Earl and Countess of Wessex have postponed the Grenada leg of a Caribbean tour amid controversy surrounding the crown’s continuing role in Britain’s former colonies in the region. Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, and his wife, Sophie, announced...

3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga slowly rebuilds

Apr. 14, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samantha Moala recalls she was taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so powerful it hurt her ears. As she and her family scrambled to their car to drive inland, ash blackened the sky. The world's biggest...

Earthquakes recorded near Alaska volcano dormant 800 years

Apr. 13, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of small earthquakes have been reported near a volcano in southeast Alaska believed to have been dormant for at least 800 years. The cause of the quakes under Mount Edgecumbe, a volcano near Sitka that resembles Mount Fuji in Japan, are not known....

Philippine volcano spews ash and steam, evacuation underway

Mar. 26, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano in a scenic lake near the Philippine capital blew a white plume of steam and ash 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) into the sky in a brief but powerful explosion Saturday, prompting authorities to raise the alert level and evacuate hundreds of residents from...

Mid-Atlantic island girds for feared quake, volcano eruption

Mar. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a possible major earthquake or volcanic eruption. The president of the Azores Islands'...