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The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

Technology
The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hawaii County civil defense officials are warning residents that lava may cross a highway in the coming hours. Officials say a flow is less than a mile (kilometer) away from Highway 137 in the Big Island's Puna district where lava has oozed out of fissures in the ground. At the flow's current speed Saturday afternoon, officials estimate it may cross the highway in the next several hours. Before Friday, lava was just spattering up and collecting at the edges of the fissures. On Friday afternoon, the flow ramped up. The flow crossed a road, isolating a handful of residents, including some who needed to be airlifted to safety. On Saturday morning, it was 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the ocean and advancin...
The Latest: Syrian TV: Air defense confront missiles in Homs

The Latest: Syrian TV: Air defense confront missiles in Homs

World
The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Syrian state-run television says Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center. It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes early Tuesday. The Syrian Central Media run by the government said the missiles targeted Shayrat air base in Homs. The report comes a few days after the U.S., Britain and France conducted airstrikes targeting alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria. Those attacks were retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that they blamed on the Syrian government. Earlier this month, four Iranian military personnel were killed in an airstrike on the Syrian T4 air base in Homs. Syria and its main allies Iran an...
Coral Daily Download: Cheltenham Festival day three – Latest racing odds on St Patrick’s Thursday

Coral Daily Download: Cheltenham Festival day three – Latest racing odds on St Patrick’s Thursday

Sports
Coral's Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil-less Sports Breakfast to round up the latest Cheltenham Festival odds.Day three is St Patrick's Thursday in Gloucestershire and, while Irish fans will be mouring Ruby Walsh's injury which ended his Festival on Wednesday, there is still plenty of racing action to enjoy, with the Ryanair Chase (2:50) and the Stayers Hurdle (3:30) the pick of the day’s races.Listen to the latest Coral Daily Download, above, for a lowdown on all the latest from Cheltenham, plus Premier League and Champions League odds!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports BreakfastLet's block ads! (Why?)
The Latest: Bureau defends Trump's oil and gas drilling plan

The Latest: Bureau defends Trump's oil and gas drilling plan

Technology
The Latest on complaints about offshore oil and gas drilling hearings (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A federal government bureau holding hearings over President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling has defended the plan despite boisterous protests. Drilling opponents held their own meeting in Hamilton, New Jersey, on Wednesday before a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management meeting began. They're upset the bureau won't allow them to speak at a microphone. The bureau's chief environmental officer says everyone knows renewable energy is something that should be developed more but "renewables are not going to take the place of fossil fuels immediately." Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy addressed the environmental rally by video link before the bureau...
The Latest: Opposition leader Gayoom arrested in Maldives

The Latest: Opposition leader Gayoom arrested in Maldives

World
The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners (all times local): 11.15 a.m. Former dictator and opposition politician Maumoon Abdul Gayoom can be seen on a cell phone video shot by his daughter being quietly escorted from his home by Maldives security forces, hugging friends and family and waving to supporters before being driven away. Shortly before his arrest on Monday night, he sent a message on Twitter saying a large deployment of police had surrounded his house: "To protect me or to arrest me? No idea." His lawyer, Maumoon Hameed, said Gayoom faced charges including bribery and attempting to overthrow the government. Gayoom was president from 1978 to 2008, when Maldives became a multiparty democracy. The government arrested t...