Lava spatter activity starts from new fissure

Lava spatter activity starts from new fissure

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Lava spewed from a fissure which erupted this morning between Highway 132 (Kapoho Rd.) and Pohoiki Rd. outside of Pahoa. A new fissure is reported to be about 100 meters below this one. UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. HILO >> The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that […]

US rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates

US rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates

(Reuters) – The Trump administration has rolled back protections for transgender prison inmates introduced under former President Barack Obama after some prisoners challenged the policies in court. An inmate’s biological sex will now be used to make the initial decision as to where transgender prisoners are housed, instead of the gender to which they identify, […]

Arizona woman accused of sending 65000 text messages after first date with man she met online

Arizona woman accused of sending 65000 text messages after first date with man she met online

Jacqueline Ades(Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office) PHOENIX — An Arizona woman accused of sending 65,000 text messages to a man she met online said she thought that she’d met her “soulmate.”  Paradise Valley police arrested Jacqueline Ades, 31, Tuesday on suspicion of stalking and harassing a man she met online, according to Maricopa County court documents. Court records say […]

Trump gives freed Americans flag-waving, wee-hours welcome

Trump gives freed Americans flag-waving, wee-hours welcome

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Staging a made-for-TV, still-of-the-night arrival ceremony, President Donald Trump welcomed home three Americans freed by North Korea and declared their release a sign of promise toward his goal of de-nuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Speaking early Thursday on an air base tarmac with the former detainees by his side, Trump […]

Democrats have an eye toward November as Cordray wins Democratic nomination in Ohio governor's race

Democrats have an eye toward November as Cordray wins Democratic nomination in Ohio governor's race

In race after race on Tuesday, Democrats voted to support the more electable-looking candidate to stop Republicans. In Ohio, voters set up one of the year’s marquee gubernatorial races with the choice of Democrat Richard Cordray, who ran the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama, over former congressman Dennis Kucinich to face longtime […]

A Look Back at Eric Schneiderman's Rise, and Abrupt Fall

A Look Back at Eric Schneiderman's Rise, and Abrupt Fall

As a public interest lawyer, Mr. Schneiderman represented women seeking access to health clinics, sometimes suing protesters who he said harassed the women outside of the clinics. Along the way, he expressed support for codifying the Roe v. Wade decision into state law. Mr. Schneiderman also spent 15 years in private practice before leaving to […]

As Lava Flows in Hawaii, Agency Warns, 'This Is Not the Time for Sightseeing'

As Lava Flows in Hawaii, Agency Warns, 'This Is Not the Time for Sightseeing'

At least 10 fissures have emerged, sending lava into the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions, where about 1,800 people live. Last week, Hawaii County ordered the subdivisions evacuated. Thirty-five structures have been destroyed, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. No deaths or injuries have been reported. The authorities began allowing residents of […]

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