Hawaii volcano: Lava from Mauna Loa is less than 4 miles from a key highway. Officials say they have a plan in case the road closes

CNN — With the Mauna Loa volcano continuing to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island, local officials and residents are keeping an eye on the lava flow as it creeps closer to a major roadway and making plans for the possibility that access to the highway could soon be cut off and have a major impact … Read more

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

CNN — US President Joe Biden is taking part in a flurry of events as part of his first state visit since taking office, meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron after welcoming him and his spouse, Brigitte Macron, on Thursday. The Macrons’ trip to the White House marks their second time as the guests of … Read more

Latest news, daily updates, Mehran Samak, Iran kills fan for celebrating exit, Germany racism accusations

Human rights activists say Iran authorities killed a man for celebrating the nation’s team being eliminated from the World Cup. Mehran Samak, 27, was reportedly honking his car’s horn in celebration among many others when he was shot in the head. The national team has become incredibly divisive during a period of serious protests against … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005, but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He didn’t give a final statement, according to Department … Read more

Tornadoes: Severe storms expected in the South putting more than 40 million under threat

CNN — Severe storms are expected to deliver the potential for a monster trio of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail to millions of people across parts of the Southeast and Mississippi Valley beginning Tuesday afternoon, forecasters are warning. More than 40 million people from southeastern Texas eastward to Georgia, and northward to central Indiana and … Read more

Iran threatened families of World Cup soccer team, according to security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with imprisonment and torture if the players fail to “behave” ahead of the match against the USA on Tuesday, a source involved in the security of the games said. Following the refusal of Iranian players to sing the nation’s national anthem in … Read more

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is erupting, prompting an ashfall advisory for the Big Island

CNN — The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years, sparking an ashfall advisory Monday for Hawaii’s Big Island and surrounding waters until 6 am HST (11 am ET). Up to a quarter inch of ashfall could accumulate on portions of the island. “People with respiratory … Read more

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland powerlines

CNN — Rescue operations are underground in Maryland after the pilot and passenger of a small plane became trapped after crashing into power lines Sunday, local officials said. Rescue units were dispatched at 5:30 pm to reports of a small airplane that had flown into the power lines in Montgomery County, according to Pete Piringer, … Read more

More than 3,500 US flights delayed Sunday as major storm system hampers travel

New York CNN — A severe weather system across several parts of the United States has prompted the three major airports serving New York City to urge passengers to arrive early for flights on what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. As of Sunday afternoon, 3,507 flights into, … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest face rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holiday travelers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze into planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could cause delays in the trip home. Several weather systems are forecast to trouble regions of the US on Saturday and Sunday, including two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow on … Read more