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Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii’s Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — 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.

Hawaii County Civil Defense crews are planning to go door-to-door Saturday to about a dozen homes to find out how many people might need shelter if the eruption continues, and to find any obstacles like abandoned cars or hazards that could be in the lava’s path.

Some long-term locals are used to the uncertainties of living near one of the world’s most active volcanos.

“Because of what they’ve experienced over the course of their lifetimes, they were very accepting … that this is nature’s thing,” Oliveira said.

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As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses little risk in the U.S.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a rare and deadly disease caused by a virus that is believed to have originated in African bats.

Symptoms can start with fever, muscle pain and weakness, and progress to bleeding, vomiting, and severe diarrhea that can lead to organ failure and death.

HOW IS IT TREATED?

Since there’s no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection.

Yes, by isolating everyone with symptoms while testing is done, using proper protective equipment and other precautions while caring for them, and tracking down anyone they were in close contact with when they got sick.

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Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

(AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff’s deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

Marcelo Marquez, of Salt Lake City, was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn in Placer County after the initial shooting hours earlier in a strip mall in a commercial area of Sacramento, said Placer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin.

The four shootings sparked a massive manhunt by multiple agencies backed by search dogs, helicopters and armored vehicles.

The owner of the home said officers used tear gas to drive the suspect from the basement.

Flags at the state Capitol were ordered flown at half-staff and Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement extending his sympathy to the families of the slain officers.

In separate incidents that month, former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner killed two law enforcement officers, and two Santa Cruz police detectives were shot and killed.

Bonner later called the deadly sequence a “time of just sadness and madness” as he described Davis as a 15-year veteran of the department and 18-year law enforcement officer.

Deputies swarmed the area, and the suspect shot two deputies with an AR-15-type assault weapon before fleeing into a wooded canyon area, Erwin said.

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Remains belong to missing Virginia student

(AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

The state Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that the remains were Graham’s, the Albermarle County Police Department said in a statement Friday.

Police have said forensic evidence connects Matthew to Harrington’s killing, which in turn is linked by DNA to a 2005 sexual assault in northern Virginia.

Graham’s parents thanked those involved with the investigation and search efforts — singling out Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo for his “tenacity and determination” — as well as those who have sent messages of support.

Longo, who became the public face of the investigation through his emotional pleas for the community’s help in finding Graham, did not immediately respond to a telephone call seeking comment.

Before the start of a men’s soccer game between Virginia and Wake Forest on Friday night, the announcer at Klockner Stadium asked everyone to observe a moment of silence to “remember a young life cut short.”

Michael Elliott, the Director of Enterprise Systems at U.Va.’s McIntire School of Commerce who helped run the replay video at the game, said workers flashed a picture of a vibrant Hannah on the screen.

Matthew was co-captain of his high school football team and continued to play football in college, although he dropped out of two universities following accusations of sexual assault against him.

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