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Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

Hawaii Volcano blue flames

Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the...

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Deal dead with investor for Alaska mine project near fishery

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries has backed away from the project. Mine developer Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. says it was unable to finalize an agreement with First...


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Student says science teacher tackled Indiana school shooter

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker said the science teacher likely prevented even more injuries by...


Lifestyle

Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

Alaska Jail Ramadan Lawsuit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night. In an order Friday, U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland says fasting Muslim inmates must be...


Business

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

Mario Batali-Sexual Misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...


Business

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

APTOPIX Sexual Miscconduct Weinstein-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books...


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Oil prices fall sharply, pulling energy companies with them

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices are falling sharply again Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Airlines are climbing as investors anticipate lower fuel costs. Overall, major market indexes are mostly lower. Another decline in bond yields is hurting banks...


Business

APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

Tesla Crash Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked...


Business

Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The International Maritime Organization has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The IMO accepted routes proposed by the United States and Russia for safe navigation between Alaska and Russia’s Chukotskiy Peninsula. The routes...


Business

Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

Federal Reserve Powell

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system. His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who...


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Chief: Body is likely that of missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

Child Missing Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in rural central Kansas is likely that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said Friday. An autopsy to be performed Friday will confirm the body’s identity but “it is likely Lucas,...


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