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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia in 2017.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.

Former Vice President Joe Biden sat with McCain for 90 minutes Sunday, according to people...Read more

Kilauea volcano erupts May 4.

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Sputtering lava, strong earthquakes and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big Island of Hawaii as magma shifted underneath a restless Kilauea volcano.

Two new volcanic vents, from which lava is spurting, developed Saturday, bringing the number formed to eight....Read more

President Donald Trump gestures from the podium as as speaks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum.

DALLAS (AP) — Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect more Republicans to Congress to defend gun rights.

Trump claimed that...Read more

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, hits a two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Nick Pivetta (not shown) during the second inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit two more homers from the leadoff spot and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Friday night for their sixth straight win.

Harper opened the Washington first by lining a fastball from Nick Pivetta (1-2) to the opposite field...Read more

Former Presidents George W. Bush,and George H.W. Bush arrive for a funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush.

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital on Friday after spending 13 days being treated for an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral.

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, tweeted that...Read more

Actress Allison Mack, center, arrives with her legal team to Brooklyn Federal Court.

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that's already resulted in charges against former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack and the group's leader, a prosecutor said Friday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira...Read more

Construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has delivered steady if only modest gains for most Americans since the Great Recession ended in 2009. It's been a frustration for many.

Yet the very sluggishness of the economic expansion helps explain why it's now the second-longest on record...Read more

Tambor exited Amazon's "Transparent" amid misconduct allegations made by his former assistant and an actress on the show.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says that Jeffrey Tambor will appear in the next season of "Arrested Development."

Tambor exited Amazon's "Transparent" earlier this year amid misconduct allegations made by his former assistant and an actress on the show.

Tambor has denied the...Read more

The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. For the first time since 1943, there's a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Following weeks of internal bickering, sex-abuse allegations and a financial investigation by police, the body that hands out the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature announced Friday that no prize will be awarded this year.

Instead, the academy said...Read more

lava is shown burning in Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island in Hawaii

By Caleb Jones, Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets.

Volcano...Read more