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Texas mass shooting victims, survivors to meet with governor

Thu, 24 May 2018 04:37:28 -0400

Victims and survivors of Texas mass shootings are expected to take part in a final round of talks on Thursday with Governor Greg Abbott, who is seeking ways to stop gun massacres after a shooter kille....
Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured

Wed, 23 May 2018 23:14:58 -0400

By Marco Garcia PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that....
United Air CEO grilled over NRA discount, workers rights at annual meeting

Wed, 23 May 2018 22:09:55 -0400

United Airlines executives faced questions about ending its discount for a gun rights group and how it treats its workers at the carrier's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday. Asked about United....
Texas considers 'red flag' law in wake of school shooting: governor

Wed, 23 May 2018 21:37:43 -0400

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought consensus on firearms in a second round of talks on preventing gun violence on campus on Wednesday and may look at "red f....
In costly quest for security, U.S. schools face law of diminishing returns

Wed, 23 May 2018 21:31:07 -0400

Pressure from parents and community members to find solutions, both high and low tech, has grown in the wake of deadly mass shootings at high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, among o....
California man, two others indicted in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case

Wed, 23 May 2018 21:25:24 -0400

Using a false name, Tyler Barriss, 25, of California, contacted Wichita authorities and reported that after a fight between his parents, he had shot and killed his father, held his mother and brother ....
Uber shuts Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash

Wed, 23 May 2018 21:03:17 -0400

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesda....
Wyoming approves controversial hunt of Yellowstone area grizzlies

Wed, 23 May 2018 20:48:25 -0400

By Laura Zuckerman PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - State wildlife officials approved plans on Wednesday for Wyoming's first season of grizzly bear hunting in 43 years, a move cheered by sportsmen but decr....
Texas round table to include both sides of gun debate

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:31:40 -0400

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two groups at opposite ends of the gun debate will meet Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday as part of a second round of talks on preventing gun violen....
Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:43:04 -0400

By Marco Garcia VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported tha....
U.S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:38:26 -0400

By Michael Martina and Lesley Wroughton BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnorma....
Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:57:01 -0400

The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly dema....
New Jersey governor signs nuclear power subsidy bill into law

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:17:37 -0400

(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several legislative initiatives on Wednesday to advance the state's clean energy goals, including a controversial bill that would subsidize the conti....
Democratic voters challenge Ohio congressional district map

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:01:40 -0400

A group of Democratic voters asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a Republican-drawn map of Ohio's 16 U.S. House of Representatives districts, saying the boundaries were devised to entrench....
Uber ends Arizona self-driving program following fatality

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:52:41 -0400

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is not shutte....
Head of USA Gymnastics apologizes to sex abuse victims

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:46:07 -0400

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top executive of USA Gymnastics apologized during a congressional hearing on Wednesday to hundreds of female athletes who were sexually abused by longtime te....
U.S. veteran pleads guilty to airport killings to avoid death penalty

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:28:04 -0400

A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five people to death at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in January 2017, in a deal approved by a federal judge t....
Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:53:58 -0400

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled ....
NTSB probing cracks in Florida bridge collapse

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:13:14 -0400

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday it is probing cracks in a deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida and plans additional testing as it works to determine the cause, accordin....
As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:11:08 -0400

Through all the confusing experiences since they arrived in February, Htoo, his wife Htoo Say and their 2-year-old child had been guided by a refugee center run by the non-profit International Rescue ....
U.S. says American consulate worker in China back in U.S. after abnormal injury

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:17:29 -0400

An American consulate worker at a U.S. consulate in southern China has returned to the United States for further evaluation after reporting symptoms that appear similar to those of head concussion or ....
Hit the road, son: Parents win court battle to evict 30-year-old

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:38:26 -0400

A New York state judge has backed a couple's battle to kick their 30-year-old son out of their home because he has not contributed toward household expenses or helped with chores and they wanted him t....
Pompeo says 'sonic attack' in China similar to reported Cuba incident

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:30:05 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that a 'sonic attack' reported in Guangzhou, China, had similarities to incidents in Cuba where U.S. diplomats late....
'Surf's up' takes on new meaning for California foilboarders

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:20:21 -0400

Harnessing the "foiling" technology more typically seen on racing catamarans in sailing's America's Cup, the surfboards appear to fly above the water thanks to a fin attached to the bottom of the boar....
Pirate attacks grow in South America and Caribbean: report

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:16:48 -0400

Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed on Wednesday. The Oceans Beyo....
Teacher defeats rising Republican star in Kentucky's state house race: media

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:02:50 -0400

(Reuters) - A high school math teacher in Kentucky rode a wave of discontent among educators on Tuesday when he defeated a rising Republican star in a primary for a seat in the state's House of Repres....
University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologist

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:03:41 -0400

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two-hundred faculty members of the University of Southern California on Tuesday called for the USC's top official to resign over the school's handling of compl....
Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:39:14 -0400

Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor....
Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

Tue, 22 May 2018 20:48:16 -0400

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten roc....
U.S. court backs transgender student at center of bathroom dispute

Tue, 22 May 2018 20:24:04 -0400

A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that federal law protects a transgender student who fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to use a bathroom at a high school in Virginia that corresponded....
Texas governor opens school safety summit, vows to protect the 'innocent'

Tue, 22 May 2018 19:42:43 -0400

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Days after 10 people were shot to death at Texas high school, Governor Greg Abbott met with politicians and school administrators on Tuesday to consider pr....
Shooter in Panama City, Florida standoff dead: officials

Tue, 22 May 2018 19:39:59 -0400

The suspect, identified as Kevin Holroyd, 49, fired multiple rounds at officers from a second-floor apartment before he was found dead inside, Tommy Ford, sheriff of Bay County where Panama City is lo....
U.S. court backs transgender student at center of bathroom dispute

Tue, 22 May 2018 18:17:09 -0400

A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that federal law protects a transgender student who fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to use a bathroom at a high school in Virginia that corresponded....
Video of stun gun on Bucks' guard Brown worries Milwaukee mayor

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:29:48 -0400

Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett said he is concerned about public backlash that could emerge when a video of police officers tasing Bucks guard Sterling Brown is released to the public this week. "I'm go....
Trump administration to publish proposed rule changes for gun exports: official

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:17:09 -0400

The Trump administration is preparing to publish on Thursday long-delayed proposed rule changes for the export of U.S. firearms, a State Department official said on Tuesday. The rule changes would mo....
Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets nine years in prison

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:24:12 -0400

By Serena Maria Daniels and John Shiffman DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased human body parts was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday for selling diseased remains to ....
Latest Kansas school funding plan debated in court

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:19:53 -0400

Toby Crouse, Kansas' solicitor general, said the new plan provides an adequate and equitable funding formula. Alan Rupe, an attorney representing school districts that sued the state, said an additio....
U.S. safety agency says school districts need better bus driver oversight

Tue, 22 May 2018 14:49:00 -0400

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that two high-profile school bus crashes in 2016 that led to 12 deaths were the result of poor oversight of drivers that should not have been....
Maryland police arrest suspects in police officer's slaying

Tue, 22 May 2018 12:35:08 -0400

The female Baltimore County officer, Amy Caprio, on Monday had confronted burglary suspects who attempted to flee in a vehicle, sparking a violent altercation that left the nearly four-year-veteran of....
As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline

Tue, 22 May 2018 07:15:06 -0400

Through all the confusing experiences since they arrived in February, Htoo, his wife Htoo Say and their 2-year-old child had been guided by a refugee center run by the non-profit International Rescue ....
Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings

Tue, 22 May 2018 06:03:11 -0400

Texas political leaders are considering installing airport-style security at public schools and screening students for mental health issues as alternatives to gun control to thwart a repeat of last we....
Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

Tue, 22 May 2018 03:24:14 -0400

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down t....
Hawaii volcano eruption driving away millions in tourism dollars

Tue, 22 May 2018 00:27:29 -0400

Cruise ships have canceled stops on Hawaii's Big Island. Hotel rooms will sit vacant this summer despite price cuts. Tourism authorities say summer bookings for hotels on Hawaii's Big Island have fa....
U.S. proposes end of grizzly-baiting ban in Alaska's national preserves

Mon, 21 May 2018 19:05:42 -0400

Environmental groups immediately assailed the proposal, saying bear-baiting and other hunting and trapping practices the measure would permit are inhumane and disruptive to the natural predator-prey d....
Justice Department expands 2016 probe into alleged Russia collusion

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:00 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday agreed to expand its investigation into alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 election to include "any irregularities" involving F....
Pennsylvania sues over troubled Harrisburg incinerator bond deals

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:04:08 -0400

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's administration on Monday sued an array of financial, legal and other professional firms over their involvement in a 15-year-old incinerator upgrade project that nearly....
Gunman who killed Indian man in Kansas bar pleads guilty to federal charges

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:00:40 -0400

A Kansas man who shot and killed an Indian software engineer and injured two others in February 2017 pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to hate crime and firearm charges, the Justice Department....
Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:57:58 -0400

Mourners knelt before white wooden crosses on Monday outside the Texas high school where 10 people were killed in the fourth deadly U.S. school shooting this year, an image recalling similar gathering....
Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:09:26 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements ....
U.S. top court takes up challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:47:30 -0400

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether states have the right to ban uranium mining for public health reasons in a dispute over a moratorium V....