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Could Hawaii volcano explosion rival Mount St. Helens? Probably not. Could Hawaii volcano explosion rival Mount St. Helens? Probably not.
With Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continuing to belch out lava, ash and noxious fumes, people are wondering: Could it soon explode in a deadly and catastrophic fashion, like Mount St. Helens did in 1980? Probably not, said University at Buffalo geologist Tracy Gregg. "Kilauea and Mount St. Helens are different in almost every imaginable way," she said. Michael Poland of the U.S. Geological Surve...
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Hawaii volcano erupts, spews ash 6 miles into the sky Hawaii volcano erupts, spews ash 6 miles into the sky
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, the biggest explosion yet driving a plume of ash and debris 30,000 feet into the air and putting Big Island residents on further notice that a bigger blast could still be percolating in the volatile crater. The state Civil Defense agency said the plume was drifting northeast and warned residents to shelter in place. Driving conditions may be dangerous ...
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What might be going on with Melania Trump's benign kidney condition What might be going on with Melania Trump's benign kidney condition
First lady Melania Trump’s office has released few details about the medical procedure she underwent Monday or the “benign kidney condition” that led her to seek treatment at a military hospital near Washington. But medical experts are making some educated guesses about what might be going on as Trump, 48, recovers from what was described as an embolization procedure at Walter Reed National M...
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Analysis: How the growing Trump scandal could affect his presidency Analysis: How the growing Trump scandal could affect his presidency
WASHINGTON – Ron Ziegler, President Richard Nixon's press secretary, famously called the Watergate break-in a "third-rate burglary attempt" — and then it exploded into a wide-ranging scandal involving political dirty tricks, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice, ultimately forcing Nixon's resignation. The Whitewater scandal dogged Bill Clinton for most of his presidency, as an investigation ...
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Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — President Trump welcomed home three Americans freed from North Korea Thursday morning as they touched down on U.S. soil. The three American citizens — Kim Hak-Song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-Chul — arrived at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland at 2:42 a.m. ET on a U.S. military medical plane. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on a separate plane. "We want to t...
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Trump says North Korea released three US detainees Trump says North Korea released three US detainees
North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. The move is viewed as goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been in Pyongyang to arrange the planned talks. Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim a...
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Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani try to again explain Stormy Daniels payment Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani try to again explain Stormy Daniels payment
WASHINGTON — Seeking to clear up confusion generated by President Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani about a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Giuliani issued a statement Friday saying he made mistakes regarding the timeline — but not specifying exactly what they were. In a statement to the press, Giuliani mostly reiterated points he's made over the past two days: Trump did n...
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Trump to deliver major address on drug prices, but advocates predict small steps Trump to deliver major address on drug prices, but advocates predict small steps
WASHINGTON — President Trump is preparing to deliver a long-awaited address on prescription drug prices as soon as next week, but advocates warn the White House may be focused more on populist messaging than swallowing bitter pills. Trump lamented the rising cost of drugs during his campaign and last year he accused pharmaceutical companies of “getting away with murder.” He blasted other countr...
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Air National Guard cargo plane crashes in Georgia, leaving nine-member crew dead Air National Guard cargo plane crashes in Georgia, leaving nine-member crew dead
A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were killed Wednesday when a military cargo plane crashed near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport minutes after takeoff, sending black smoke billowing into the sky, authorities said. The Arizona-bound C-130 Hercules crashed at an intersection near the airport and part of the plane was on the roadway. It was flown by members of the 156th Air Wing from the Pue...
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The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet, as air quality improvements are slowing down The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet, as air quality improvements are slowing down
The USA's long battle against air pollution isn't over yet. Following five decades of progress in cleaning up our air, U.S. pollution gains have slowed significantly in recent years, a new study concludes. The surprising result means that it may be more difficult than previously thought for the U.S. to achieve its goal of cleaner air, scientists said. "Although our air is healthier than i...
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