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'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:17pm
VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - "Ballistic blocks" the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Texas murder-suicide leaves five dead, including three children

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:37pm
(Reuters) - A man fatally shot three children and his ex-wife's boyfriend inside a Ponder, Texas, home on Wednesday, before shooting and killing himself, the sheriff's department said.

'We vote!' North Carolina teachers walk out for higher pay

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:25pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched on the state Capitol on Wednesday calling for higher pay, greater spending on education and better working conditions.

U.S. has more than 2,000 probes into potential or suspected terrorists: FBI Director

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is pursuing 1,000 investigations into suspected "lone wolf" militants and another 1,000 into "domestic terrorists," FBI director Christopher Wray told a congressional committee on Wednesday.

'Ballistic blocks' shot from Hawaii volcano could mark onset of explosive eruptions

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:53pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - "Ballistic blocks" the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Five dead, one wounded in murder-suicide in Texas: media reports

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:52pm
(Reuters) - A man opened fire inside a Denton County, Texas home on Wednesday, fatally shooting four people and wounding a fifth before killing himself, local media reported.

Volcanic smog drifts to other Hawaii islands, ash carpets towns

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:27pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Smog from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano drifted north up the island chain on Wednesday and communities south of its summit were warned of up to a quarter-inch (0.6 cm) of ashfall as the nearly two-week eruption showed no sign of easing.

Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murders

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:24pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - One of two Pennsylvania men charged in the killings of four young men lured to a farm with the promise of marijuana was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder, while the other suspect rejected a plea deal.

Illinois officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at high school

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 2:55pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A police officer assigned to a northern Illinois high school shot and wounded a 19-year-old former student who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said.

Pennsylvania man accused of quadruple killings gets life in prison

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 2:08pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - One of two Pennsylvania men charged in the killings of four young men who were lured to a farm with the promise of marijuana was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder.

'We vote!' North Carolina teachers demand raise in walkout

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:58pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of North Carolina teachers swarmed the state legislature on Wednesday to call for pay raises and more spending on schools, making the state the country's sixth to be roiled by educators demanding better funding.

Airlines must continue to accept service animals: U.S. agency

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department told U.S. airlines on Tuesday that they must continue to allow the transport of the most common service animals, but said it was asking for public comment about amending its existing regulations.

Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:28pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar's former employer, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.

Turkish banker gets 32 months prison in U.S. case over Iran sanctions

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker at Turkey's state-controlled Halkbank , to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

$500 million settlement reached in Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:40pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar's former employer, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.

$500 million settlement reached in Nassar sex abuse scandal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:45am
(Reuters) - Sexual abuse victims of disgraced gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar and Michigan State University have reached a tentative settlement in which the university will pay the victims $500 million, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.

Nassar sex abuse victims, university reach $500 million settlement: attorneys

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:04am
(Reuters) - Sexual abuse victims of disgraced gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar and Michigan State University have reached a settlement in principle in which the university will pay $500 million, attorneys for both sides said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

North Carolina teachers join 'Red for Ed' walkouts for higher pay

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:39am
RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched to the state capitol on Wednesday in a call for higher pay and increased education spending after similar protests from teachers in other states seeking more money for schools.

Police officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at Illinois school

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:54am
(Reuters) - A police officer assigned to an Illinois high school shot and wounded a male suspect who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said.

Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:30am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A violent spring storm that killed at least five people in the northeastern United States downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power on Wednesday.

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