Bali volcano spits ash 2 ½ miles in the sky, airport closed

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world's most popular resort islands, spitting ash 4,000 meters (2 ½ miles) high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for a second day. Lava was welling in its crater, but it remained unclear how bad the eruption might get or how long it could last.


  • Written by By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and MARGIE MASON , Associated Press

2 battle for control over US consumer watchdog


WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle between two supposed directors of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making for compelling optics but only seems to be delaying a tidal shift at the powerful consumer watchdog.

  • Written by By KEN SWEET and CATHERINE LUCEY , The Associated Press

Conservative group linked to woman who falsely accused Moore


NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative group known for undercover investigations has been linked to a woman who falsely told The Washington Post that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager, the newspaper reported.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Trump, honoring Navajos, revives 'Pocahontas' jab at Warren


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump returned to his own kind of code talking Monday by deriding Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" at a White House event honoring Native American war heroes.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press