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Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.

Father of country star Reba McEntire dies

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.

Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community.

Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.

3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.

Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.

Suspect in 2 deputy deaths jailed after manhunt

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Two suspects have been booked into Sacramento County Jail following a series of shootings that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another wounded and a bystander in the hospital.

School worker tried to stop Washington shooting

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.