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May 28, 2017 - 8:03 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska volcano that has been active for nearly six months has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted at 2:16 p.m. Sunday and sent a cloud of ash at least 35,000 feet (10,668 meters) high. The...
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May 28, 2017 - 7:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An officer fatally shot a man with a history of mental illness after he charged at him and other officers with an ax during a confrontation at a San Jose apartment complex, police said Sunday. The officers were responding to reports of a disturbance at a unit in the complex...
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Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, wearing a T-shirt that reads in Portuguese "Elections now" speaks during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
May 28, 2017 - 7:09 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top Brazilian musical performers lent their talents Sunday to the latest protest calling for a new presidential election while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. The afternoon concert on Copacabana Beach featured Grammy award-winner...
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May 28, 2017 - 7:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story May 27 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 2,300 square miles (5,957 square kilometers.) The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles (about 78,000 square kilometers). A corrected version of...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd performs before the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 28, 2017 - 6:33 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The nightcap for racing's biggest day is underway. Drivers got off cleanly at the start of the NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Pole sitter Kevin Harvick led the way with All-...
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May 28, 2017 - 5:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea's military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. A statement by the...
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May 28, 2017 - 5:36 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast. The statement by the Joint Chiefs of Staff early Monday morning didn't say what type of projectile was fired or if it was successful. North Korea has increased its test-...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 28, 2017 - 5:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 28, 2017 - 5:03 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when...
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A heart-shaped wreath covered with positive messages hangs on a traffic light pole at a memorial for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women, including one wearing a Muslim head covering, on a light-trail train in Portland, Ore, Saturday, May 27, 2017. A memorial grew all day Saturday outside the transit center in Portland, as people stopped with flowers, candles, signs and painted rocks. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the attack. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
May 28, 2017 - 5:02 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. "I am very...
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