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Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the air as it erupts, in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The rumbling volcano erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials a few thousands meters into the sky. Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

Aug. 10, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to 5 centimeters (2 inches) in already abandoned villages on the...

Residents cut off by volcano say more road openings needed

Aug. 4, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Residents of a Hawaii island area who lost access to their properties in the Kilauea volcanic eruption say the county needs to expand a road restoration plan. Hawaii County officials announced in June that the plan included restoration of all or parts of four roads in Puna covered by...

FILEā€”In this June 3, 2020 file photo, visitors arrive at Universal Studios, in Orlando, Fla. Amusement parks of all sizes are adjusting everything from selling tickets to serving meals while trying to reassure the public and government leaders that they're safe to visit amid the coronavirus crisis and warnings against large gatherings. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Court records show injury reports for Universal water slide

Jul. 30, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At least 115 injury reports have been made involving a water slide at Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay, according to court records filed in a lawsuit by a tourist who says he was left paralyzed after going on the ride. The Orlando Sentinel reports the injuries included scrapes, nose...

Hawaii homeowners hit by eruption offered property buyouts

Jul. 30, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island residents whose homes were destroyed by the 2018 eruption of the Kilauea volcano will get an opportunity to sell the properties through a federally funded recovery program. Hawaii County's Voluntary Housing Buyout Program plan was submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing...

Report: Boy injured on water ride at Universal Orlando

Jul. 22, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities found a 9-year-old boy unresponsive on a thrill water ride at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay less than two weeks after the theme park reopened following a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The child was taken to a hospital for treatment on June 14 and was...

As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

Jul. 12, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips. But because of a freeze on visas, Janet Demetri won't be employing the 20 or so workers this summer. So as the...

Philippine villagers brace as volcano grows restive

Jun. 24, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine villagers near a restive volcano on a central island are bracing for possible evacuations that would require physical distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic, an official said Wednesday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it detected...

Mount Merapi spews volcanic materials during an eruption as seen from Sleman, Indonesia, Sunday, June 21, 2020. The country's most volatile volcano on Sunday spewed ash and hot gas in a massive column as high as 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) into the sky. Indonesia, an archipelago of 270 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity because it sits along the Pacific

Indonesia's most volatile volcano spews ash in new eruption

Jun. 21, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most volatile volcano on Sunday spewed ash and hot gas in a massive column as high as 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) into the sky. Mount Merapi's clouds of ash, accompanied by a rumbling sound heard kilometers (miles) away, blanketed several villages on the main...