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AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

By EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

Mutual admiration as Parkland students celebrate milestones

MIAMI (AP) — Samantha Fuentes, one of the Parkland school shooting survivors who gave emotional speeches at the March for Our Lives in Washington, has something to celebrate: Three months after the attack, she says "My face is finally shrapnel free!" Fuentes tweeted a photo of her face on ...

A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

By MATT SEDENSKY, AP National Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising ...

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile ...

Decorated graduation caps reflect joy, angst of students

By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The black letters contrast sharply with the graduation cap's red fabric. They spell: "Vuela tan alto como puedas sin olvidar de donde vienes." "Fly as high as you can without forgetting where you come from." That's the message that ...

Sanders: Aide’s McCain comment shouldn’t have been leaked

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told staffers Friday that an aide's recent comment about Sen. John McCain was inappropriate but shouldn't have been leaked to the media. Sanders told communications' staffers in a private ...

Hawaii volcano spawns new fissure near geothermal plant

By AUDREY McAVOY and JAE C. HONG, Associated Press VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spawned a new lava fissure Saturday, emitting minor lava spatter less than a mile from a geothermal energy plant. The U.S. Geological Survey said 16 fissures have now opened up on the Big ...

Hawaii volcano could blow its top soon, hurl rocks and ash

By SOPHIA YAN and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant. Experts ...

Boyhood home of Lynyrd Skynyrd brothers is now historic site

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The house where rockers Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up is officially one of Florida's historic sites. A marker noting the home as a Florida heritage site will be unveiled during a ceremony in Jacksonville on Saturday. The plaque notes Ronnie Van Zant's ...

Chatter grows about Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize prospects

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama won it. So did Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Now, President Donald Trump's supporters are pushing for him to be the next U.S. leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize — a move that's being met by smirks and ...

AP sources: WH aide dismisses McCain view, says ‘he’s dying’

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official dismissed Sen. John McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler ...

Liam, Emma lead top baby names in US for 2017

By TERRY TANG, Associated Press Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl's name according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday. Liam pushed last ...

Trump plan for drug prices won’t include direct negotiations

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to unveil his long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices after more than a year of bold promises to tackle pharmacy costs that are squeezing millions of Americans. But the strategy to be outlined in a ...

Jury selection begins in trial of Missouri governor

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appeared in court Thursday as jury selection got underway in a criminal trial accusing him of taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. The Republican governor faces the ...

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

By SOPHIA YAN and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — If Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air, shutting down airline traffic and endangering lives in ...

Nurse charged in death of former Trump adviser’s father

By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A nurse was charged Thursday in the death of the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser after authorities said she failed to give him a series of neurological exams following his ...

Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home. The Robert D Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union said that Delphine Gibson died Wednesday. Lessie Brown, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 113, is now ...

House bill would revive mothballed Nevada nuclear waste dump

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say a bill slated for a vote Thursday would help solve a ...

Scientists: Explosive eruption risk rises for Hawaii volcano

By SOPHIA YAN and AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago. Scientists said Wednesday the risks of an explosive ...

Insight or influence? Trump attorney’s business scrutinized

By JEFF HORWITZ, CATHERINE LUCEY AND JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Already under investigation for a payment to a porn star, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney is facing intensifying legal and ethical scrutiny for selling his Trump World experience and ...