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May 24, 2018

Players react to Trump's comments; linebacker Marshall calls them 'disgusting'
Several NFL players responded harshly Thursday to President Donald Trump's comments supporting the league's new national anthem policy, which calls for fines or punishment for any form of disrespect during the anthem.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

U.S. forecasters say 2018 hurricane season may be above normal
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. forecasters expect the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to New York police on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the case said.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

U.S. Senate approves bill to address Capitol Hill sexual harassment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would step up protections for congressional staffers facing workplace harassment, including requiring lawmakers to use their personal funds to cover the cost of settlements if they were the alleged harassers.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Texas mass shooting victims meet with governor on prevention, security
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Victims and survivors of mass shootings in Texas took part in a final round of talks on Thursday with Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who is seeking ways to stop gun massacres after a shooter killed 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges: media reports
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein, who went from one of Hollywood's most powerful film producers to being disgraced by accusations of sexual assault by scores of women, is expected to surrender to police and face charges in New York on Friday morning, the New York Times reported.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

U.S. House starts recess as immigration battle rages
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives broke on Thursday for an 11-day recess with majority Republicans deadlocked over legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation while President Donald Trump insisted that Congress meet all his hard-line immigration demands.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Ex-New York town official found not guilty in bribery case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former town official in New York's Nassau County was found not guilty on Thursday of taking bribes from a restaurateur, as jurors continued to weigh the fate of the county's former top elected executive charged in the same case.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

United Airlines settles with owner of puppy that died in overhead bin
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines has reached a "resolution" with the owners of a small French bulldog puppy that died during a flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin in March, the carrier said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

70 percent chance of cyclone near Yucatan Peninsula: U.S. hurricane center
(Reuters) - A broad low-pressure system drifting slowly northward over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula has a 70 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

United Airlines, owner of puppy that died in overhead bin reach settlement
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines has reached a "resolution" with the owners of a small French bulldog puppy that died in-flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin in March, the carrier said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Trump asks if NFL players who protest should be in country
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed a decision by the National Football League to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Thursday that if they do not want to stand, perhaps they should not be in the United States.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

With gratitude, ailing John McCain looks back in HBO documentary
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At age 81, and with a terminal cancer diagnosis, U.S. Senator John McCain is looking back on his life, not with rancor or to settle old scores, but with immense gratitude.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March and which failed to properly identify the pedestrian, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

U.S. Chemical Safety Board urges chemical plants to weigh disaster risks
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Thursday urged chemical plants to weigh the risks of natural disasters just as they would the integrity of pipes and production equipment.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Trump rejects moderate immigration deal, wants 'whole package'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a "Dreamer" immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration legislation that met all of his demands, including a U.S-Mexico border wall.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake: U.S. agency
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Uber [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

NTSB: Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or brake, raising serious questions about the performance of the vehicle, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Trump rejects push for moderate immigration deal, wants 'whole package'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a 'Dreamer' immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration legislation that met all of his demands, including a U.S-Mexico border wall.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2018

Texas mass shooting victims, survivors to meet with governor
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - 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 killed 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured
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 pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been spared from approaching lava.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

United Air CEO grilled over NRA discount, workers rights at annual meeting
CHICAGO (Reuters) - 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.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Texas considers 'red flag' law in wake of school shooting: governor
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 flag laws" to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed by a judge to be danger to themselves or others.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

California man, two others indicted in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case
(Reuters) - A man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was indicted by a federal grand jury along with two others involved in the "swatting" incident that stemmed from a video game dispute, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Uber shuts Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash
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 Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Wyoming approves controversial hunt of Yellowstone area grizzlies
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 decried by Native Americans and conservation groups fighting to restore Endangered Species Act protections to the bears.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

In costly quest for security, U.S. schools face law of diminishing returns
(Reuters) - From gunshot detection devices to wireless panic buttons and bulletproof windows, schools across the United States are pursuing aggressive security measures to prevent a shooting massacre on their campuses.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm
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 that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been secured from approaching lava.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

U.S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Head of USA Gymnastics apologizes to sex abuse victims
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 team doctor Larry Nassar and declared that "those days are over."

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Uber ends Arizona self-driving program following fatality
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 Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Texas round table to include both sides of gun debate
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 violence on campus, a response to last week's fatal shooting of 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem
NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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 demanded an end to such protests last year.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Uber shutters self-driving program in Arizona
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has shut down its self-driving car operations in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

U.S. veteran pleads guilty to airport killings to avoid death penalty
MIAMI (Reuters) - 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 that spared him the death penalty.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

NFL to fine teams if players on field refuse to stand for anthem
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand during the national anthem played before the start of the game.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

U.S. veteran pleads guilty to Florida airport killings
MIAMI (Reuters) - 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 that spared him the death penalty.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

NTSB probing cracks in Florida bridge collapse
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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, according to a preliminary report.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Democratic voters challenge Ohio congressional district map
(Reuters) - 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 Republicans in power in violation of the voters' constitutional rights.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Hit the road, son: Parents win court battle to evict 30-year-old
NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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 to get a job.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

'Surf's up' takes on new meaning for California foilboarders
(Reuters) - California surfers are literally taking wave-riding to another level, surfing not on but above the water on hydrofoil surfboards.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Pirate attacks grow in South America and Caribbean: report
LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Teacher defeats rising Republican star in Kentucky's state house race: media
(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 Representatives.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

U.S. warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker
BEIJING (Reuters) - An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Gun rights, reform groups to meet Texas governor after school shooting
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two groups at opposite ends of the gun debate were set to meet Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday to look for solutions days after a shooter killed 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

U.S. Congress panel to grill Olympic officials on preventing sex abuse
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel on Wednesday will grill top executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the governing bodies of four sports on whether they have done enough to protect athletes from sexual abuse.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll
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 a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2018

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85: media reports
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologist
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 complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms
(Reuters) - 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 in the United States.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

African-American Abrams leads charge as women advance in U.S. midterms
(Reuters) - Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Seeking history, women advance in U.S. midterm elections
(Reuters) - Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption
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 rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Texas governor opens school safety summit, vows to protect the 'innocent'
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 proposals to stem school violence in a state where gun-control measures usually sink in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Shooter in Panama City, Florida standoff dead: officials
(Reuters) - An armed man who barricaded himself inside a Panama City, Florida, apartment complex on Tuesday was found dead by authorities, officials said in a news conference.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Lava flow torches warehouse at Hawaii geothermal plant
HONOLULU (Reuters) - A new lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying a warehouse at the facility, after the volcano entered a more violent phase at the weekend.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Shooter in Panama City, Florida, killed: local TV
(Reuters) - A man firing a gun who barricaded himself inside a Panama City, Florida, apartment complex on Tuesday has been killed, WMBB-TV reported on its website.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

U.S. court backs transgender student at center of bathroom dispute
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 with his gender identity.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Video of stun gun on Bucks' guard Brown worries Milwaukee mayor
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.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Workers hit McDonald's with new sexual harassment claims
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten women who work at McDonald's restaurants in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and six other cities have filed sexual harassment complaints in the past few days with the federal government against the company and its franchisees, which they said ignored or retaliated against them for such complaints.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

'That must be stopped;' Texas opens talks on safety after shooting
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Days after 10 people were shot and killed at a Texas high school, Governor Greg Abbott and a group of lawmakers and school superintendents began to wrestle on Tuesday with how to stem school violence in a state with strong support for gun rights.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets nine years in prison
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 medical educators.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Trump administration to publish proposed rule changes for gun exports: official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Florida police in standoff with active shooter: official
(Reuters) - Police in Panama City, Florida, were engaged in a standoff with an active shooter they believed was barricaded inside an apartment complex at a busy intersection, with multiple shots fired, a city official said.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

'That must be stopped;' Texas opens talks on safety after shootings
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott opened a three-day series of discussions with lawmakers, school superintendents and public safety officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Latest Kansas school funding plan debated in court
(Reuters) - Kansas' latest plan to adequately fund its public schools faced tough scrutiny on Tuesday by state supreme court justices, who heard arguments on whether it meets a state constitutional requirement for adequacy.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

U.S. safety agency says school districts need better bus driver oversight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 behind the wheel.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Florida police respond to suspected active shooter: official
(Reuters) - Police in Panama City, Florida, said on Tuesday they were responding to a suspected active shooter in an apartment complex.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Maryland police arrest suspects in police officer's slaying
(Reuters) - A Maryland police manhunt ended on Tuesday when officers arrested three male teenagers suspected of playing a role in the killing of a female police officer who responded to a burglary report in a Baltimore suburb, officials said.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Maryland police hunt three suspects in police officer's slaying
(Reuters) - A manhunt was under way on Tuesday by heavily armed Maryland police officers with dogs for three people suspected of killing a police officer during a suspected burglary, officials said.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott is set to begin a three-day series of discussions with educators and law enforcement officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline
GARDEN CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Gender, guns, partisan infighting define state nominating contests
(Reuters) - Voters in several states are casting ballots on Tuesday for candidates who could make U.S. political history.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - 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 week's deadly shooting at a Houston-area high school.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island
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 the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2018

Lava creeps to edge of geothermal plant on Hawaii's Big Island
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept to the edge of a geothermal power plant on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Hawaii volcano eruption driving away millions in tourism dollars
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - Cruise ships have canceled stops on Hawaii's Big Island. Hotel rooms will sit vacant this summer despite price cuts.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

U.S. proposes end of grizzly-baiting ban in Alaska's national preserves
(Reuters) - The Trump administration has proposed rescinding Obama-era rules barring sport hunters from using bait to lure and kill grizzly bears in Alaska's national preserves, as is allowed in other parts of the state, the National Park Service said on Monday.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate "any irregularities" in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Hawaii lava approaches geothermal power plant
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island flowed towards a geothermal power plant on Monday as workers scrambled to shut it down to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Under pressure from Trump, FBI and Justice agree to expanded Russia probe
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" in FBI tactics involving Trump's presidential campaign, a White House spokeswoman said.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Gunman who killed Indian man in Kansas bar pleads guilty to federal charges
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 said.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Deadly acid cloud rises over Hawaii as lava streams into ocean
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Deadly white clouds of acid and fine shards of glass boiled into the sky over Hawaii on Monday as lava from the Kilauea volcano flowed into the ocean, creating a new hazard from a more than two-week eruption.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Pennsylvania sues over troubled Harrisburg incinerator bond deals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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 bankrupted the state capital Harrisburg.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 already in place for about 25 million employees.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - 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 gatherings following February's Florida school massacre.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Pennsylvania sues over troubled 2003 Harrisburg incinerator deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's administration on Monday sued an array of financial, legal and other professional firms over their involvement in a 2003 incinerator upgrade project that nearly bankrupted the state's capital city, Harrisburg.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Ex-Vanderbilt football player in U.S. rape case gets suspended sentence
NASHVILLE (Reuters) - A former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student in a university dormitory accepted a plea deal on Monday that allows him to avoid jail while the other three men in the case serve lengthy terms.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

U.S. top court backs companies over worker class-action claims
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 already in place for about 25 million employees.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Texas Governor to hold talks on school violence after massacre
(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday was set to hold a series of meetings on how to combat school violence, three days after a 17-year-old killed 10 people in the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in modern U.S. history.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

U.S. top court takes up challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban
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 Virginia put in place on the radioactive metal in 1982.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reviving a lawsuit by Indian villagers seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for widespread environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Teen Texas gunman suspect studied previous mass shootings: ABC News
(Reuters) - The teenage boy charged with murdering eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school on Friday studied previous mass shootings before carrying out his attack, sources told ABC News.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Father of Pakistani girl killed in Texas hopes her death can spur reform
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The father of a Pakistani girl killed in a Texas school shooting said on Monday he hoped that the death of his daughter, who wanted to serve her country as a civil servant or diplomat, would help spur gun control in the United States.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano's lava
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii faced a new hazard on Sunday as lava flows from Kilauea's volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2018

Volcano's gassy, glassy 'laze' a new threat for Hawaii
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents coping with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new hazard on Sunday as authorities warned that lava flows reaching the Pacific Ocean could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and tiny, glass-like particles.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2018

Gassy, glassy 'laze' from volcano poses new threat for Hawaii
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents coping with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new hazard on Sunday as authorities warned that lava flows reaching the Pacific Ocean could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and tiny, glass-like particles.

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