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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava flows

By AUDREY McAVOY THe Associated Press HONOLULU — Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that’s squeezing the ...

A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press Over 130,000 pop culture devotees are descending on San Diego’s Gaslamp District on Wednesday for the annual four-day comic book convention Comic-Con, the big, bright and very heavily branded confab of costumed superfans and the corporate sponsors ...

Trump finds it ‘inconceivable’ lawyer would tape a client

By ZEKE MILLER The Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it “inconceivable” that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded ...

Survivors recount deadly duck boat sinking

By MARGARET STAFFORD The Associated Press BRANSON, Mo. — “Grab the baby!” Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman’s family members. A ...

We’ll sing and you breathe

By CONNIE SCHULTZ Signs of our growing anxiety, as a country and as citizens, are everywhere, it seems. Physicians describe surging numbers of patients seeking help for anxiety and stress. Casual get-togethers, those brief respites from the world’s mayhem, are now often sessions on how to ...

How to explain his behavior

By LINDA CHAVEZ We may never know what took place behind closed doors in Helsinki between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, but we know enough from public pronouncements on both sides to be worried. Very worried. For perhaps the first time in U.S. history, we have a president whose ...

Education news in brief

Zajaceskowski makes dean’s list SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Ryan Zajaceskowski of Broadalbin, was named to the dean’s list at Western New England University for the spring 2018. Zajaceskowski is working toward a degree in marketing. Bates named to Buffalo dean’s list BUFFALO — Daisha ...

Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong

By MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been ...

Cuba approves leader’s Cabinet

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro’s government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform. At the same time, the national assembly received a proposed reform ...

A’s acquire Familia from Mets

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — After three years of missing the playoffs and dealing away fan favorites like Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics are trying to steer themselves in the opposite direction. They certainly took a ...

Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Jordan Spieth has a share of the lead in the British Open and a big edge in experience. Still only 24, he already has won three majors and his name is the last one etched on the base of the silver claret jug. One name in the ...

Yankees hold on to beat Mets, 7-6

By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK — Aroldis Chapman had flamed out, throwing three of 19 pitches for strikes and enabling the Mets to cut a four-run, ninth-inning deficit in half. Chasen Shreve to the rescue. Yes, Chasen Shreve. Maligned last month, Shreve entered with the ...

Iglesias drives in 4 as Fiers, Tigers blank Red Sox, 5-0

The Associated Press DETROIT — Mike Fiers might be pitching his way into a pennant chase. The Detroit right-hander worked impressively into the seventh inning Saturday night, and Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs to lift the Tigers to a 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. Fiers has ...

Delle Donne scores 30 in Mystics victory

WHITE PLAINS (AP) — When Elena Delle Donne gets going early, it makes the Washington Mystics’ offense flow so much better. The All-Star captain had 15 of her 30 points in the opening period to help Washington beat the New York Liberty 95-78 on Saturday. “It definitely helps the ...

QB situation mostly unsettled in ACC’s Atlantic Division

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division has more questions than answers when it comes to the quarterback position this season. While North Carolina State, Syracuse and Boston College appear set under center, the four ...

Lincicome misses cut at Barbasol Championship

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome walked off the 18th green after her first PGA Tour event to applause before stopping on the way to the clubhouse to sign autographs and acknowledge spectators’ warm wishes. The LPGA Tour player made sure to savor every moment of a historic ...

Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of inclusiveness

By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press SURPRISE, Ariz. — Bases loaded, a gold medal on the line. Manuel Velasco Jr. stands in the batter’s box sniffling, tears streaming down his face. Seconds earlier, the 19-year-old known as Junior was behind the dugout, his coach imploring him to ...

Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics echo through the city’s 2020 games

By STEPHEN WADE The Associated Press TOKYO — Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium — the late-architect Kenzo Tange’s masterpiece from Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics — and pictured the city in that era. She was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an ...

With Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer MENDE, France (AP) — With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, ...

NASCAR stars push for ‘new’ to improve state of racing

By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press LOUDON, N.H. — NASCAR has been reluctant to make more than modest tweaks to its schedule. That hasn’t stopped its drivers this summer from wondering about possibilities in hopes of luring more fans: — a Cup race on Eldora dirt. — more races at ...