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Active Alaskan volcano has low-level eruption

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Volcano Observatory spokesmen say a low-level eruption of a volcano about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage is escalating, with pilots reporting that ash clouds...
Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

...that period.On Sunday evening, Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri in Gaza claimed his...said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an army spokesman.Residents said they came under intense...the subway," said Lerner, the army spokesman, referring to the tunnel system.The...

...lawsuit calls for suspending the group's activities for three months until it "rectifies its illegal status."Al-Wefaq spokesman Abdul-Jalil Khalil told The Associated Press that the ministry's latest case is aimed at targeting the group's political...
Don't fence me in

...reported by Palestinian Media Watch, an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society, Ofir Gendelman the spokesman to the Arab media in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, asked Abbas in Arabic if he saw reconciliation with Hamas...
States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

...necessary to process applications for Medi-Cal, the state's version of the Medicaid safety net program.Norman Williams, a spokesman for the California Department of Health Care Services, said the volume of applications also contributed to the backlog...
Treadwell splits from campaign manager

...Mead Treadwell has parted ways with his campaign manager. Spokesman Fred Brown says it "frees up a lot of room" for Treadwell...parting ways with Adam Jones, Treadwell also said one of his spokesmen, Rick Gorka, also was leaving. Brown says Treadwell has...

...boiling-hot water was high."There are plenty of other great places to see thermal features in the park," Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash said. "I wouldn't risk personal injury to see these during this temporary closure."Naturally changing thermal...
Board member takes issue with Sullivan endorsement

...supports Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who is seeking re-election, but he also is wary about taking sides in primary.A spokesman for the corporation, Ty Hardt, said individual board members are entitled to their own opinions. He said the organization...
Begich, Young split over Hobby Lobby decision

...1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.Republican Rep. Don Young praised the decision as a win for religious freedom.A spokesman for the third member of Alaska's congressional delegation, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, said she was in rural Alaska...
Parnell won't study pot measure ahead of vote

...legalize recreational marijuana use. Supporters say marijuana should be taxed and regulated in a manner similar to alcohol.A spokesman for the ballot group earlier this year questioned the state's initial estimated cost for implementation as "poorly researched...


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