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Hawaii's Kilauea erupts from summit

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30K feet into the sky.<p>Additional eruptions could not only …

9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Eight civilians, including an Indian husband and wife and four members of a Pakistani family, were killed when Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired at border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, officials said Friday. An Indian soldier …

Pakistan

Man yelling 'anti-Trump' rhetoric opens fire at President's Miami-area golf resort

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who opened fire early Friday at the Trump National Doral Golf Club had been yelling "anti-Trump ... rhetoric" there, Miami-Dade police Director Juan Perez said.<p>The suspect was identified as Jonathan Oddi, 42, of Doral, Florida. Oddi is in stable condition after police shot him in an …

Donald Trump

Severe thunderstorms darken Manhattan skyline in minutes

Stunning time lapse shows storm enveloping Manhattan as severe thunderstorms threaten to bring flash flooding, winds, hail and even possible …

Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary

AMSTERDAM — Anne Frank tried to cover up two pages of writing in her diary that contained dirty jokes and a description of what she referred to as “sexual matters,” pasting brown paper over the pages in her red-and-white plaid notebook.<p>But researchers here have revealed the hidden text using new …

Literature

Most political songs don't go No. 1. 'This is America' just did.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Childish Gambino's "This is America" is the No. 1 song in the country this week, debuting at the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100. It's a rare feat for such an explicitly political song.<p>Although President Trump's election has inspired a number of musicians to record political …

Music

Lee Ann Womack, Nathaniel Rateliff Among Americana Music Awards Nominations

For a genre that embraces ambiguity, the Americana Music Awards has announced a set of 2018 nominees that also embody genre-blurring.<p>While scene …

Rami Malek Transforms Into Queen’s Freddie Mercury In The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer

Try to imagine, if you can, Elliot from <i>Mr. Robot</i> singing “Another One Bites the Dust” or “Killer Queen” or “Don’t Step Me Now,” except instead of wearing a black hoodie, he’s decked out in a white tank top. Or skin-tight leather. And a mustache. You can’t forget the mustache. No, this isn’t the …

5 confirmed dead as severe thunderstorms batter Northeast

Five people are dead and nearly half a million customers in the Northeast are without power due to severe weather that includes thunderstorms, flash …

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano: 17th Fissure Is Dangerously Close to Geothermal Plant

Scientists aren't sure when it will stop.<p>Since the Kilauea volcano erupted on May 3, fissures began appearing near the volcano emitting steam and …

Vermont passes gender-neutral bathroom bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vermont lawmakers have passed a bill that will require all single-user bathrooms in public buildings or places of public accommodation to be marked as gender-neutral.<p>Gov. Phil Scott signed H.333 on Friday. It was introduced in the Vermont General Assembly in February 2017.<p>The bill passed …

LGBTQI

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in …

Israel

'Allergy explosion' across much of the country linked to climate change

The spring allergy season is hitting much of the country especially hard — and researchers are blaming climate change for more intense pollen counts.<p>There's been a spike in the number of people suffering seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, for the first time, and people …

Biomedicine

Days, Weeks, Years? Scientists Say Hawaii Volcano Eruption Has No End In Sight

<b>Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET</b><p>The eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues. The lava has now destroyed at least 35 structures and covered the equivalent of more than 75 football fields.<p>Scientists have been tracking this event since it started last week — but there are still big unanswered …

Geology

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly disease, on Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported. The declaration came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the disease in the province of Bikoro in …

Disease

'A serious mistake': Read Barack Obama's statement on President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's decision Tuesday to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal.<p>The Joint …

South Asia

Trump Withdraws U.S. From ‘One-Sided’ Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama, isolating the United States from its Western allies and sowing uncertainty before a risky nuclear negotiation …

South Asia

Dangerous heat wave blankets Northeast

Humidity and high temperatures are putting 26 states under a heat advisory as forecasters predict some areas could feel temperatures well above 100 degrees this weekend. NBC’s Morgan Radford reports for TODAY and Dylan Dreyer explains when the temperatures might cool off. (Run time: 3:52)

Fatal Attack in Munich: Pictures

Policing

International condolences pour in after Munich attack

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to increase cooperation to prevent mass violence. Leaders from …

ISIS claims Afghanistan explosion that kills dozens

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS is claiming responsibility for a joint suicide bombing Saturday that killed dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan.<p>"I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from the scene," said Fatima …

Afghanistan

Trump's disastrous Day One

Chaos and dark tones ruled the first day of the Republican National Convention.<p>CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s supporters painted a dark and dystopian portrait of an America in decline on Monday, as a parade of people spoke about a country slipping from their grasp, cops getting gunned down in the …

100,000 Venezuelans cross border shopping for scarce food

SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela (AP) — Almost 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over …

3 police officers killed, 3 wounded in Baton Rouge; gunman dead

A lone gunman killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, less than two weeks after the death of an African American man at the hands of Baton Rouge police.<p>The shootings occurred when police responded to a 911 call that a man dressed in black and …

Turkish president wants U.S. to send rival cleric home

<b>(CNN) —</b> Declaring his government firmly in control, a defiant Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday demanded the United States arrest or extradite an exiled Islamic cleric he blames for a coup attempt that ended with nearly 200 people dead.<p>The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, living in …

The Latest: Flights resume to Istanbul international airport

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the attempted military coup in Turkey (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>Flights into Istanbul's international airport …

Scientists say that the world is losing so many species that we're putting ourselves at risk

In 2010, the UN Environment Programme estimated that 150 to 200 species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals go extinct every 24 hours, which was believed to be nearly as much as 1,000 times the "natural" rate.<p>And now, according to a new study published in Science, we are losing so many species …

Turkey coup attempt: Reaction from around the world

An army group in Turkey declared a coup and martial law late on Friday, saying they had "taken control of the country". But thousands of peopled heeded a call by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, taking to the streets to oppose the toppling of the government.<p>Turkish officials said on Saturday that …

Terror by Truck: How the Attack in Nice Unfolded

The dazzling Bastille Day fireworks over the Bay of Angels in the southern French city of Nice had just ended on Thursday night, and the palm tree-lined Promenade des Anglais, which hugs the horseshoe-shaped waterfront, was jammed with people — young, old, French, foreign.<p>Parents pushed strollers …