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Major quake hits Hawaii, prompts further volcano eruptions

Major quake hits Hawaii, prompts further volcano eruptionsLos Angeles (AFP) – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook Hawaii's Big Island on Friday, prompting fresh eruptions of a volcano that has been spewing lava near residential areas, forcing hundreds of people to flee.



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Eye Opener: Volanic eruption in Hawaii prompts evacuations

Eye Opener: Volanic eruption in Hawaii prompts evacuationsA Hawaiian volcano erupts overnight on the Big Island, forcing nearly 2,000 from their homes. Also, the White House tries to control the damage after attorney Rudy Giuliani revealed President Trump repaid the lawyer who bought the silence of an adult film star. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.



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Alton Sterling shooting: lack of charges prompts sadness but not surprise

Alton Sterling shooting: lack of charges prompts sadness but not surpriseSterling was shot six times. At the Triple S mart in northern Baton Rouge, where in July 2016 Alton Sterling was killed by police officers, it was mostly business as usual on Tuesday. Out front, Travis Hicks sold CDs under a portrait of Sterling while folks filtered in and out for lottery scratch tickets, Gatorade and chips.



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Anti-Semitic slaying of 85-year-old prompts outcry in France

Anti-Semitic slaying of 85-year-old prompts outcry in FrancePARIS (AP) — Like many who survived Nazi horrors, Mireille Knoll embraced life, eating out and going to the theater despite limited means. Even as age and Parkinson's disease took their toll, she delighted in receiving guests — until one of them allegedly stabbed the 85-year-old to death because she was Jewish.



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Death of puppy on United flight prompts U.S. agency probe

Death of puppy on United flight prompts U.S. agency probeU.S. Senator John Kennedy, who earlier on Wednesday sent a letter to United Airlines President Scott Kirby demanding information on the high number of animals that have died in the carrier’s care, wrote on Twitter that he planned to file a bill on Thursday that would prohibit airlines from putting animals in overhead bins. Kennedy, in his letter, said United’s “pattern of animal deaths and injuries is simply inexcusable.” He cited figures from the Transportation Department that of the 24 animals that died on U.S. carriers last year, 18 were on United flights.



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Mudslide threat prompts mandatory-evacuation order for 30,000 in Southern California

Mudslide threat prompts mandatory-evacuation order for 30,000 in Southern CaliforniaThe threat of deadly mudslides from an impending Pacific storm prompted authorities on Thursday to order mandatory evacuations for some 30,000 people living adjacent to fire-scarred foothills and mountain slopes along California’s Santa Barbara coast. The evacuation was put into effect in the same general area where torrential rains on Jan. 9 unleashed cascades of mud, boulders and other debris that killed 21 people, injured dozens of others and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. The bulk of the devastation occurred in the affluent hillside community of Montecito, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Los Angeles, in a region where vast swaths of the coastal landscape were stripped of vegetation by huge wildfires in December.



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Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School ClosureAn Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message.



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Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency

Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN AgencyThe United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.



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NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loopholeALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say.



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Powerful undersea earthquake prompts Alaska residents to scramble for higher ground

Powerful undersea earthquake prompts Alaska residents to scramble for higher groundA magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska early Tuesday morning, sending residents of the picturesque island fleeing to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The quake also prompted tsunami alerts along the West Coast of the U.S. and Hawaii, but those were canceled after data showed damaging waves were not expected.  Since the first quake hit there have been several aftershocks, some of which have been strong earthquakes themselves, with a magnitude of up to 5.3 on the Richter Scale. Reports indicated water fluctuating by up to 1 foot in a channel that feeds into Kodiak Harbor, but no large, damaging waves.  SEE ALSO: 2017 was one of Earth's top 3 hottest years on record, which should come as no surprise Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, when sudden shifts in the seafloor displace enough water to set in motion waves at the surface that can travel across an ocean in a matter of hours.  The magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred along a "strike-slip" fault, where two plates grind past one another. These earthquakes don't typically give rise to large tsunamis, since they tend to involve horizontal, rather than vertical, motion.   This morning's 7.9 earthquake occurred along a strike-slip fault. The horizontal movement of the two plates in a strike-slip fault, typically limits the threat of tsunami's pic.twitter.com/o7kgwNHqxS — Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) January 23, 2018 Alaska has a long history of powerful earthquakes and tsunamis.  People who live along the coast are well aware of the need to get to higher ground during a tsunami threat.  Tsunami sirens in Kodiak t.co/d4qZJPDbNW — Dave Snider (@DaveSnider) January 23, 2018 So far we are ok and sheltering together, listening to radio – sirens still going and warning in effect. Stay safe out there peeps, and get to higher ground. #earthquake #alaska #kodiak pic.twitter.com/E6gCWegvWq — Lisa Hupp (@LisaHupp) January 23, 2018 Experts are warning of the continued threat of aftershocks, some of which could be as strong as magnitude 6.0. Alaska's Kodiak Police Department told residents in a video posted 20 minutes ago to evacuate their homes and move to ground at least 100 ft or higher amid tsunami alert. pic.twitter.com/biU8XaEnr3 — NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) January 23, 2018 This quake was on the stronger side, but was not the strongest earthquake on record to strike the state.  In 1964, Alaska was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 intensity. This remains the most powerful earthquake in North American history, and it caused widespread damage in south-central Alaska, along with about 140 deaths.  WATCH: From music festivals to natural disasters—this weather shelter's got you covered



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