The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man’s leg in half

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Hawaii man hit by a flying piece of lava says the molten rock nearly cut his left leg in half. Darryl Clinton told the Honolulu television station...

Harden scores 30, Rockets even series at 2 games apiece

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night. Curry scored 28 points and...

Oh brother: Cole’s good game blemished by HR from Crawford

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole’s only major miscue against San Francisco came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that likely will give his brother-in-law bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come. Cole struck out eight over six innings to lead the Houston Astros...

Florida marks milestone in Everglades python control program

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. The state has been paying a select group of 25 hunters to catch and kill the invasive snakes on state lands in South Florida since March...

Judge: Suspect in officer’s death a ‘one-man crime wave’

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer has been ordered held without bail by a judge who called him a “one-man crime wave.” Dawnta Anthony Harris was supposed to be on house arrest and was...

Stephen King among the honorees at PEN America gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King has been presented an award by PEN America for literary service. The author received his prize Tuesday night from Morgan Freeman, who starred in the film adaptation of King’s “The Shawshank Redemption.” King was praised by PEN,...

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has repeatedly pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump, but the divisive retired sheriff is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president’s policies. Arpaio declined at a news conference Tuesday to...

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths. But now the legend of “Nessie” may have no place...

State Rep. Clarke Tucker wins Arkansas Democratic primary for US House seat; to face Republican US Rep. French Hill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State Rep. Clarke Tucker wins Arkansas Democratic primary for US House seat; to face Republican US Rep. French Hill.

3 dead in suburban Chicago home were a couple and their son

WINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say three people found dead in a suburban Chicago home were a couple and their son. The bodies in Winfield were discovered Monday after a concerned citizen spotted unconscious people through a window and called 911. The DuPage County...