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The Latest: Helicopters sent to Hawaii as backup in eruption

May. 24, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps is deploying two large transport helicopters to Hawaii's Big Island in case a volcanic eruption forces large numbers of people to evacuate. Hawaii officials have said...

Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

May. 24, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 is accusing the state of a "malicious effort" to "stir up unfounded fear," though it says park rides won't open for the season until issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved. Attorneys for...

Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leaders' home

May. 24, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark. More than 100 people, including the couple's friends and relatives, gathered for a ceremony Thursday outside the...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

May. 24, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Justin Timberlake;...

Plan aims to protect largest grizzly population in lower 48

May. 24, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in Montana — the largest grizzly population in the lower 48 — as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals. The habitat plan released Thursday...

Delta says it will launch flights to India next year

May. 24, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it will resume nonstop flights next year between the United States and Mumbai, India. The airline is crediting recent U.S. agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over alleged subsidies to three big Persian Gulf carriers that also fly to India. Delta said...

Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

May. 24, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on Friday: yes or no? The referendum on whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion law is being seen by anti-abortion activists as a last-ditch stand against what they view as a...

'Eerie' blue flames burn in cracks caused by Hawaii volcano

May. 24, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as the Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering insight into a new dimension in the volcano's weeks-long eruption. Volcanos produce methane when hot lava buries and...

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

May. 24, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University in Miami. And...

Boston-bound flight hits bird, returns safely to Buffalo

May. 24, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A JetBlue flight out of Buffalo struck a bird shortly after takeoff and returned safely to the airport. JetBlue says Flight 2216 bound for Boston struck a bird shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. The plane had been in the air for about 10 minutes. JetBlue says the captain decided to return...