Philippine villagers brace as volcano grows restive

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine villagers near a restive volcano on a central island are bracing for possible evacuations that would require physical distancing because of the coronavirus pandem...

Indonesia's most volatile volcano spews ash in new eruption

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most volatile volcano on Sunday spewed ash and hot gas in a massive column as high as 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) into the sky. Mount Merapi's c...

Universal Orlando to begin phased reopening June 5

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort will begin a phased reopening on June 5, nearly three months after closing down because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Friday. ...

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Today in History Today is Friday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2020. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 196...

Pandemic knocks out large sections of Hawaii's economy

HONOLULU (AP) — In normal times, Roland Chang and his three sons start their day at dawn, picking up tourists in Waikiki and driving them to the ocean for a boat ride to see dolphin...

Virus interrupts St. Helens eruption annniversary plans

COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. The peak in the ...

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Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano shoots ash, lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano spewed a column of ash 500 meters (1,640 feet) into the sky in the longest eruption since the explosive collapse of the island caused a dead...

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Today in History Today is Friday, April 10, the 101st day of 2020. There are 265 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 10,...

Poland sets date for 18th Frederic Chopin Piano Competition

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Culture authorities in Poland said Monday that the 18th edition of the international Frederic Chopin Piano Competition will take place Oct. 2-23 in Warsaw. Elim...

The Latest: China's deaths caused by virus surpass 3,000

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 8:40 a.m. China's deaths from the new COVID-19 illness have surpassed 3,000 though new cases have...

Dave Matthews was inspired by his daughters to write a novel

NEW YORK (AP) — For his debut novel, Dave Matthews found inspiration close to home. He was recording music in New Orleans years ago when he started imaging the story of “If We Were G...

Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Tuesday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending a massive column of smoke and ash as high as 6,000 meters (19,680 feet) ...