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Mayon volcano erupts for the second straight day Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in another thunderous explosion at dawn Tuesday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 22, 2018 - 8:24 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight and Tuesday morning after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent. Lava fountains reached up to 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, hugs Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
January 22, 2018 - 7:46 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. US BACK IN BUSINESS The government shutdown winds down as Senate Democrats agree to support a spending bill in return for a promise that the Senate will debate immigration policy soon. 2...
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Former Olympians Aly Raisman, left, and Jordyn Wieber sit in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 7:46 pm
Three top board members of USA Gymnastics resigned and the man who coached the 2012 Olympic team was suspended Monday, after calls from angry gymnasts who say the organization did nothing to protect them after they were abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar. Chairman Paul Parilla, vice chair...
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January 22, 2018 - 7:43 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were "sister survivor warriors." "I want you to know that your face and the face of all of...
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January 22, 2018 - 7:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Monday to cut off debate on President Donald Trump's nomination of the conservative Republican governor to serve as U...
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January 22, 2018 - 7:21 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a Kansas man fatally shot by police at the door of his home after a hoax emergency call has sued the city of Wichita and the unidentified officers involved. The federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court of Kansas seeks unspecified damages from the Dec. 28 death...
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Two persons walk behind the logo of the World Economic Forum at the meeting's conference center in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2018 - 7:14 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries. Enter Donald Trump. The World Economic Forum in...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders arrives for the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 22, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to make himself part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight. Trump told allies over the weekend that he hated being on the...
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January 22, 2018 - 6:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Potential changes to North Carolina's judicial election districts considered by House and Senate members are taking a backseat for now to pending litigation over the General Assembly's own districts, legislative leaders said Monday. Top Republican negotiators had said late last...
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U.S. Highway 101 south bound entrance in Montecito, Calif., has been closed for almost two weeks after heavy rain brought flash flooding and mudslides that covered the highway in Montecito, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening while the search is widening from three people still missing after a massive mudslide. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)
January 22, 2018 - 6:46 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they hope to start allowing residents to return by month's end to Southern California neighborhoods devastated by mudslides — if they can get most utilities restored by then. Officials said Sunday that it will be a gradual process getting residents back...
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