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  • Hawaii school cleans, but ash still coats desks, floors

    HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big Island. He… The post Hawaii school cleans, but ash still coats desks, floors appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal just north of Yellowstone National Park has suffered a significant setback with a court ruling released Friday that faulted Montana officials for understating mining’s potential harm to… The post Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night. U.S. District Judge H. Russel… The post Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates appeared first on WTOP.

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  • From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

    NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world’s women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War II… The post From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim inmates as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. U.S. District Court Judge… The post Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Ash from Hawaii volcano settles in small towns

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Ash has continued to spew out from the summit of a Hawaii volcano amid intermittent… The post The Latest: Ash from Hawaii volcano settles in small towns appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

    A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the… The post Maui’s Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach’s best beach list appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city’s world-famous resorts go on strike at… The post Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin… The post Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories

    CAIRO (AP) — In a tiny Cairo workshop, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar designs and builds marionettes from scratch, hoping to revive a traditional art. The 32-year-old spends hours or even days designing puppets inspired by Egyptian… The post In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the contract negotiations between Las Vegas casino workers and businesses (all times local): 5 p.m. What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country… The post The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

    HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say the Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center released its prediction Wednesday for the next… The post Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers sold at auction

    BOSTON (AP) — The 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine’s Day was sold in bankruptcy court Wednesday. The Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co.… The post Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers sold at auction appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers sold

    BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sale of candy company Necco (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The bankrupt maker of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts conversation hearts and other beloved American candies has a new owner.… The post The Latest: Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers sold appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Planning a Disney trip? Disney Parks Moms Panel can help

    Contemplating a trip to a Disney park? You may be stressing out about planning. One resource for advice is the Disney Parks Moms Panel . The 40 panelists provide customized, free answers to emailed questions.… The post Planning a Disney trip? Disney Parks Moms Panel can help appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike… The post Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Wyoming to vote on biggest grizzly hunt in lower 48 states

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming could allow grizzly bear hunting for the first time in decades when state officials vote Wednesday whether to allow as many as 22 grizzlies to be killed this fall outside… The post Wyoming to vote on biggest grizzly hunt in lower 48 states appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Energy wells plugged as Hawaii's volcano sends lava nearby

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. Lava from a nearby, new volcanic… The post Energy wells plugged as Hawaii’s volcano sends lava nearby appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Las Vegas casino workers voting on whether to go on strike (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino workers have voted to authorize a… The post The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino-hotel workers vote to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino-hotel workers vote to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1. The post Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino-hotel workers vote to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Workers at Las Vegas hotel-casinos vote on whether to strike

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unionized Las Vegas casino workers descended on a university arena in red T-shirts and work uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have… The post Workers at Las Vegas hotel-casinos vote on whether to strike appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP photographer documents lava meeting sea in sizzling show

    A photographer captures the moment as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano takes its steamy last breaths of fire into crashing waves. The post AP photographer documents lava meeting sea in sizzling show appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Facelift of Seattle's Space Needle nears completion

    SEATTLE (AP) — Tourism is booming in Seattle. Just take a look at the Space Needle. The family-owned landmark is set to unveil the biggest renovation in its 56-year history next month, a $100 million… The post Facelift of Seattle’s Space Needle nears completion appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: New small summit eruptions recorded at Kilauea

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the euption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 6:15 a.m. There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano… The post The Latest: New small summit eruptions recorded at Kilauea appeared first on WTOP.

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