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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa starts to erupt, sending ash nearby

Nov. 28, 2022 13:54 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The world’s largest active volcano spewed some ash and lava Monday and officials warned residents of Hawaii's Big Island to prepare for a possible larger eruption. The U.S. Geological Survey warned the island's 200,000 residents that an eruption of Mauna Loa...

China rocket taking 3 to space station to blast off Tuesday

Nov. 28, 2022 02:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A rocket carrying three astronauts to finish building China’s space station will blast off Tuesday amid intensifying competition with the U.S., the government said Monday, The crew includes a veteran of a 2005 space mission and two first-time astronauts, according...

Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast

Nov. 27, 2022 07:27 AM EST

LOPBURI, Thailand (AP) — A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand. Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, while volunteers prepared...

Energy-rich Qatar faces fast-rising climate risks at home

Nov. 26, 2022 06:45 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — At a suburban park near Doha, the capital city of Qatar, cool air from vents in the ground blasted joggers on a November day that reached almost 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). The small park with air-conditioned paths is an apt illustration of...

NASA's Orion capsule enters far-flung orbit around moon

Nov. 25, 2022 18:12 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Orion capsule entered an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles around the moon Friday, as it neared the halfway mark of its test flight. The capsule and its three test dummies entered lunar orbit more than a week after launching on the $4...

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

Nov. 25, 2022 09:09 AM EST

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S. Phoenix-area emergency...

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Nov. 24, 2022 07:12 AM EST

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in central Nebraska. But for decades, the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories...

Student uses new health lessons to help teacher in emergency

Nov. 24, 2022 01:04 AM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Sweet and confident are two words that best describe Crestwood High School junior Saravia Wright. The 17-year-old is a first-year student in the health science career cluster program at Sumter Career and Technology Center and talked this week about how she...

Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

Nov. 23, 2022 19:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out in nine minutes without raising the alarm, officials said Wednesday, in a further sign that the heist was the work of organized criminals. Police have launched an...

Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut

Nov. 23, 2022 16:14 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency made history Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts — a leap toward its pioneering ambition to send someone with a physical disability into space. John McFall, a...