HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.
Lava from the Kilauea volcano continues to ooze towards a highway and residential area on Hawaii’s Big Island. The volcano became active on June 27 when a newly opened fissure began to spew lava. The first video looks inside the June 27 fissure, showing the stream of molten lava. The second video shows aerial views of the activity near the front of the lava flow, where the heat is slowly burning vegetation. Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi declared a state of emergency on September 4 , as a lava flow creeped closer to residential areas near the summit of Kilauea. Credit: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory