Video captures fiery lava explosion at Hawaii volcano

Rockfall from the side of the Kilauea crater triggered an explosion of lava and smoke at the volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Amazon Prime members will be able to stream free on JetBlue

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. The e-commerce company will let members of Amazon's $99 annual loyalty program Prime stream its instant video service for free on their Wi-Fi enabled devices via JetBlue's inflight Wi-Fi service. JetBlue is...

Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives. Now called Kalaupapa National Historical Park, the site is now only open to 100 adults per day. No...

In-flight magazines go literary

For their front-cabin passengers, some airlines are turning their publications into The Paris Review of the air, attracting authors such as Joyce Carol Oates and Anthony Doerr.

Everest climbing season likely over as Sherpa guides refuse to rebuild dangerous route

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year's climbing season. Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at Nepal's Mountaineering Department, said the Sherpas informed the office on Monday that they...

Airlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees

U.S. airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes. Whether airlines are making more or less profit than before depends on which figures you use, although the parent company of American and US Airways comes out on top either way. The Department of Transportation said Monday...