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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 ...