Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from Hawaii volcano

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from Hawaii volcano

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The world’s largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow. Mauna Loa awoke from its 38-year slumber Sunday, causing volcanic ash and debris to drift down from the sky. A main highway linking … Read more

Hawaii volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

Hawaii volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The first eruption in 38 years of the world’s largest active volcano is attracting onlookers to a national park for “spectacular” views of the event, and it’s also dredging up bad memories among some Hawaii residents who have been through harrowing volcanic experiences in the past. It was just four years … Read more

Long-frozen ‘zombie virus’ is ‘public health threat’ amid thaw

Long-frozen 'zombie virus' is 'public health threat' amid thaw

They’re potentially praying open Pandora’s pox. French scientists have sparked fears of yet another pandemic after reviving a “zombie virus” that had been trapped under a frozen lake in Russia for a record 50,000 years. “The situation would be much more disastrous in the case of plant, animal, or human diseases caused by the revival … Read more

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. “When you open your … Read more

The No. 1 thing that sets ‘SuperAgers’ apart from people with ‘weak memory skills’

The No. 1 thing that sets 'SuperAgers' apart from people with 'weak memory skills'

There is a group of people that longevity researchers call “SuperAgers,” who are in their 80s and beyond, but have the cognitive function of those decades younger. Conversely, it’s possible for your brain to be older than your chronological age, which is what we want to avoid. As has neuroscience researcher and author of “The … Read more

Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start buying holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation. Due to elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other essentials, many people were reluctant to spend unless there was … Read more

Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits

Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits

NEW YORK (AP) — While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, uncertainty still remains. The US job market remains strong, consumer spending is resilient and inflation has been slowing. But elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other household costs have taken a toll on shoppers. As a result, many … Read more

High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a procession of giant inflatables and floats streamed for more than 40 … Read more

Employees at COVID-stricken iPhone factory in China beaten, detained after protests

Employees at COVID-stricken iPhone factory in China beaten, detained after protests

BEIJING — Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple’s iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. foxconn 2354, +0.20%, the biggest contract assembler of smartphones and other electronics, is struggling to fill orders for the iPhone … Read more

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new clothes

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new clothes

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and play, however, might spread out the crowds and reduce the … Read more