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July 17, 2018 - 7:43 pm
(HONOLULU, Hawaii) -- It was supposed to be a bucket-list moment for Dawn Li, an exciting family outing to see where the river of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spills into the ocean. But in a flash, the pre-dawn boat tour on Monday for Li, her husband, and their two children turned into a...
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This photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shows damage to the roof of a tour boat after an explosion sent lava flying through the roof off the Big Island of Hawaii Monday, July 16, 2018, injuring at least 23 people. The lava came from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting from a rural residential area since early May. (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 6:48 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. The Coast Guard prohibits vessels from...
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July 17, 2018 - 4:06 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrant children are complaining of being hungry, cold and afraid of the guards at U.S. holding centers where they were placed after crossing the Mexican border.
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July 17, 2018 - 3:36 pm
(BRIDGETON, N.J.) -- A 9-year-old girl died after she was hit by stray gunfire while inside her New Jersey home in the middle of the night, local police said. The shooter or shooters had fired several shots, hitting four cars in Bridgeton at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Bridgeton Police Department...
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July 17, 2018 - 2:46 pm
(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.) -- A British tourist’s beach outing ended on a painfully freakish note after the spike of a wind-blown umbrella impaled her in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, authorities said. The “force of the wind” pushed the stake through Margaret Reynolds’ right ankle Monday, sending her...
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July 17, 2018 - 2:17 pm
(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A 21-year-old pregnant woman was killed when she and two children were shot at a Florida intersection, in broad daylight. Police are now pleading with the public to help find the gunman. The pregnant woman, Imelda Francois, was driving with five others in the car when they came...
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July 17, 2018 - 8:28 am
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- The Somali-American teenage boys who were wrongfully handcuffed and detained by police in Minnesota have spoken out for the first time, with one of them calling himself a victim of discrimination. “When the cops came they pulled guns to our faces,” Aden Aden said at a news...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Jason Kessler walks through a crowd of protesters in front of the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse ahead of a decision regarding the covered Confederate statues, during a rally in Charlottesville, Va. Kessler, an organizer of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence in Virginia last summer has agreed to “actively discourage” armed paramilitary activity at any future rallies in Charlottesville, under an agreement filed in court Thursday, July 12. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 6:16 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's leaders have decided their city isn't ready for Emancipation and Justice. Still struggling over how to handle Confederate symbols, the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to change the names of two parks yet again. The former Lee Park,...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:45 am
(MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif.) -- Firefighters are struggling to contain a deadly wildfire that more than doubled in size on Monday, charring nearly 9,300 acres of land near Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The so-called Ferguson Fire, burning in Mariposa County about 70...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:35 am
(WATERBURY, Conn.) -- In some cases, courage is contagious. That was the case for Jahana Hayes, a longtime teacher who decided to make her first foray into professional politics. Hayes told ABC News that the wave of new candidates running for office across the country without formal political...
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