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Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow again

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:14pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours.

Two dead, 43 injured in New Jersey school bus torn apart in crash

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:59pm
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - A student and a teacher were killed and 43 others injured when a school bus with preteens on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and leaving students dangling by seat belts, officials said.

Hawaii volcano erupts 6 mile-high plume, could blow again within hours

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:29pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours.

China seeks investigation into University of Southern California abuse accusations

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Chinese government has expressed "deep concern" over published reports that a University of Southern California gynecologist was allowed for years to treat students, many of them from China, despite accusations of sexual abuse and harassment.

U.S. ends practice that gave some immigrants reprieves from deportation

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 7:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday barred immigration judges from a once-common practice of shelving deportation cases involving some immigrants with deep ties to the United States.

Some House Republicans see progress on 'Dreamer' immigration deal

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress who are pushing for action on immigration legislation said on Thursday they were getting closer to an agreement on a bill that President Donald Trump could support.

Two dead, 43 injured in New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 5:12pm
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - A student and a teacher were killed and 43 others injured on Thursday when a school bus of 5th graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, officials said.

New York man's tirade against Spanish speakers prompts online petition

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 5:11pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the disbarment of a New York lawyer accused of threatening to have cafe workers deported after he heard them speaking Spanish, an incident caught on video that went viral.

Two dead, many injured in New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:09pm
(Reuters) - Two people died and multiple people were injured when a school bus collided with a dump truck on a highway in New Jersey on Thursday, officials said.

Hawaii volcano erupts in 6-mile-high plume, 'ash fallout' alert

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:59pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (30,000 feet/9 km) into the air on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first of a violent string of explosions in the crater.

Hawaii community clings to life in shadow of fiery volcano

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:35pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - When magma first began spouting like a demonic lawn sprinkler from a fissure near Mark Clawson's Hawaii home, it was exciting. But the novelty of the Kilauea volcano's eruption is wearing off for Clawson and other Big Island residents living in its shadow.

Trump fails to halt 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Thursday denied U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to halt a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of making unwanted sexual advances.

Multiple injuries in New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:23pm
(Reuters) - Multiple people were injured when a school bus collided with a dump truck on a highway in New Jersey on Thursday, police said.

U.S. power grid ready for summer, but California & Texas are concerns: FERC

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:08pm
(Reuters) - Most U.S. regions are prepared to meet power and natural gas demand this summer, but shortages are possible in Southern California due to low hydropower and gas supplies and Texas following the retirement of several coal plants, federal energy regulators said in a report on Thursday.

NY appeals court rejects Trump bid to halt defamation lawsuit

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to halt a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of making unwanted sexual advances on her.

'Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30,000-foot plume

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:55am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - An explosive eruption sent ash spewing 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) into the air above Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Thursday and residents of the Big Island were warned to shelter in place as the plume engulfed a wide area, authorities said.

Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:21am
(Reuters) - Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country.

Wild foods foraging tours help gatherers see beyond 'green wall'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:13am
GERMANTOWN, N.Y. (Reuters) - A dozen wild food foragers listened intently to botanist Hayden Stebbins in an upstate New York field, entrusting him to steer them clear of the poisonings and arrests that have plagued others across the United States.

Turkey condemns Halkbank sentencing as political attack

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:20am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey condemned the sentencing of an executive from one of its state-owned banks as a political attack by the United States on Thursday, after a New York court handed down a 32 month prison sentence in an Iran-sanctions busting case.

Turkey says U.S. trial of bank executive was political: spokesman

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:43am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S. court that sentenced a Turkish banker to 32 months in prison over his part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions violated the law and the trial was political, Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday.

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