The Latest: Some people evacuated by Hawaii lava go home

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Kilauea volcano’s eruption in Hawaii (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island are letting some people back into their homes and scaling down emergency operations as lava flows into the ocean on a path that...
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Maryland jails reverse policy restricting inmate book access

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland prison officials have announced the end of a new policy that restricts inmates’ access to books. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports the Monday announcement comes less than two weeks after the state’s American Civil Liberties...
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Researchers catch shark; bigger shark arrives and eats it

SANDBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Several researchers off the coast of Virginia recently got front-row seats to the cannibalistic nature of the great white shark. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Virginia Institute of Marine Science researchers caught a 4-foot (1-meter) black...
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Fleeing SUV strikes children in park near Minneapolis school

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a speeding driver being chased by a state trooper veered into a Minneapolis park and struck three young children, seriously injuring two of them. Officials say the 27-year-old driver of the SUV left Interstate 94 during the chase that...
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Feds probe USC over handling of sex harassment allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government is investigating whether the University of Southern California concealed sexual harassment allegations made against a campus gynecologist whose behavior during pelvic examinations has prompted hundreds of complaints. The Department...
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Lemonade Stand, Bake Sale Raise $7,500 For Wounded Officer

SHEFFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A lemonade stand and bake sale set up by three children has raised about $7,500 for a police officer who was shot and seriously wounded. Authorities say Amherst police officer Eugene Ptacek was shot during a suspect’s standoff with the Lorain County...

Maryland officer fatally shoots man after confrontation

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland police officer fatally shot a man after the two had a brief physical confrontation. Montgomery Police Chief J. Thomas Manger tells news outlets the man began to fight with an officer who tried to speak with him Monday....
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Judge rejects effort by Palin’s son to bar media from court

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska judge has rejected efforts by the eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to bar the media from covering proceedings in an assault case against him in therapeutic court. Judge David Wallace on Monday said...
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Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most times it’s bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator. Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Airport on Monday when he spotted the large reptile casually lumbering...
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