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Lava Flow Has Slowed, Yet Hawaii Town Still at Risk

Lava flow from the Big Island slowed on Monday, while rain has helped reduce the smoke rising from burning vegetation as the lava from the Kilauea volcano continued to flow toward the village of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island. Residents of about 50 homes in what civil defense officials describe as a “corridor of risk” still remain on evacuation alert, officials said. Also on Monday, President Barack Obama on Monday declared the lava flow in Hawaii to be a major disaster, the White...

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