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'That must be stopped;' Texas opens talks on safety after shooting

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:34:18 -0400

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 ....
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....
Florida police in standoff with active shooter: official

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:47:00 -0400

One person sustained a minor injury, Panama City spokeswoman Caitlin Lawrence said in a phone interview. Bay County Sheriff's Office and Panama City Police Department responded to the scene, sheriff'....
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....
U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:47:15 -0400

By Lawrence Hurley 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 institu....
Ex-Vanderbilt football player in U.S. rape case gets suspended sentence

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:16:17 -0400

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 th....
Father of Pakistani girl killed in Texas hopes her death can spur reform

Mon, 21 May 2018 08:42:40 -0400

By Saad Sayeed 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 civ....
Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano's lava

Mon, 21 May 2018 05:20:09 -0400

By Terray Sylvester 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 ....
Grief and anguish transcend two faiths' prayers after Texas school shooting

Sun, 20 May 2018 22:13:18 -0400

By Liz Hampton SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The rituals and religious traditions may have been strikingly different, but a Methodist memorial service and Islamic funeral prayers held in two Houston su....
Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

Sun, 20 May 2018 21:50:57 -0400

By Liz Hampton SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenage boy charged with fatally shooting eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school had been spurned by one of hi....
Hawaii faces new threat from volcano - gassy, glassy laze

Sun, 20 May 2018 16:51:41 -0400

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents dealing with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new challenge on Sunday as lava that reached the Pacific Ocean threa....
Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

Sun, 20 May 2018 14:43:30 -0400

A teenage boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother....
A Noah's Ark of animals rescued from Hawaii lava

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:36:17 -0400

When hundreds of residents of Hawaii's Big Island fled their homes after the Kilauea volcano erupted, some left behind not only most of their belongings, but also their beloved pets. In the two weeks....
Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano

Sun, 20 May 2018 08:02:20 -0400

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of lava blocked a Hawaii highway on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was report....
Cougar kills U.S. mountain biker, mauls another, later shot

Sat, 19 May 2018 21:52:19 -0400

The mountain bikers were riding together down a remote, backwoods trail at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. ET) in an area near North Bend, Washington state, around 30 miles (48 km) east of Seattle, when the two men e....
Texas school shooter 'nonemotional,' lawyer says as motive sought

Sat, 19 May 2018 21:10:51 -0400

By Erwin Seba SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The 17-year-old student charged with killing 10 people when he opened fire in an art class at his Houston-area high school appeared "weirdly nonemotional" on....
Texas victims include smiling Pakistani girl, fill-in teacher with two jobs

Sat, 19 May 2018 19:43:04 -0400

Among the fatalities at Santa Fe High School were a Pakistani exchange student and a substitute teacher trying to make ends meet for her family. A 17-year-old Pakistani with a bright smile, Sheikh wa....
Texas shooting suspect seems 'weirdly nonemotional,' lawyer says

Sat, 19 May 2018 18:37:38 -0400

By Erwin Seba SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The 17-year-old student who authorities said killed 10 people when he opened fire in an art class in his Houston-area high school appeared "weirdly nonemotio....
Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends

Sat, 19 May 2018 18:21:27 -0400

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosiv....
Melania Trump returns to White House after kidney procedure

Sat, 19 May 2018 14:57:54 -0400

President Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said. The first la....
Two weeks on, Hawaii residents look for "normalcy" amid ash, lava

Sat, 19 May 2018 10:10:05 -0400

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Two weeks after fountains of lava and poisonous gas from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in the middle of the nigh....
"Born to kill" Texas shooter a quiet teenager in trench coat

Sat, 19 May 2018 08:09:25 -0400

He was a quiet Texas teenager who danced with his Greek church group and played football. On Friday, authorities said, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis put on a trenchcoat, walked into an art class a....
Greek village "lost for words" over news of Texan teen gunman

Sat, 19 May 2018 07:51:24 -0400

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS (Reuters) - The family of the Texan teen gunman were "quiet, peaceable people" who never raised eyebrows in the Greek village where his father spent his youth, residents sa....
Diana's favorite flowers adorn her son's wedding chapel

Sat, 19 May 2018 06:25:24 -0400

White roses - the favorite flowers of Prince Harry's late mother Diana - arched over the organ loft and West Door of St George's chapel, where he will marry American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday.....
'Loner' student shoots and kills 10 at Texas school

Fri, 18 May 2018 22:59:05 -0400

A 17-year-old student dressed in a trench coat and armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire at his high school outside Houston on Friday, killing nine students and a teacher, before surrendering to....
Missouri legislators begin weighing impeachment of governor

Fri, 18 May 2018 20:20:38 -0400

(Reuters) - Missouri legislators convened on Friday to weigh the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in separate sex and fundraising scandals that have led to mounti....
'Quiet' student shoots and kills 10 at Texas school: authorities

Fri, 18 May 2018 19:46:19 -0400

By Liz Hampton and Erwin Seba SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire at his Texas high school on Friday, killing nine fellow students and a teac....
Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

Fri, 18 May 2018 18:48:41 -0400

(Reuters) - A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire in a Texas high school on Friday, killing nine fellow students and a teacher, authorities said, in an attack similar to th....
White House looking at 'best ways to protect kids' in wake of shooting: spokeswoman

Fri, 18 May 2018 18:18:09 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Friday said the Trump administration is continuing to explore "the best ways to protect kids across the country" in the wake o....
N.Y. developer pleads guilty ahead of 'Buffalo Billion' corruption trial

Fri, 18 May 2018 18:05:33 -0400

A former executive at an upstate New York developer pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in a corruption case against a former state university official and others over a $1....
'I had to get out' - students fled Texas high school shooter

Fri, 18 May 2018 17:52:23 -0400

Students at Santa Fe High School in Texas were just beginning Friday classes when an alarm bell sounded, gun shots rang out, and they had to run from the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school. Author....
Accused Texas high school gunman described as bullied loner in a trench coat

Fri, 18 May 2018 17:52:23 -0400

The teen accused of killing 10 people in a mass shooting at his Texas high school on Friday was described by fellow students as a quiet loner who played football but kept to himself and was reportedly....
'DO SOMETHING,' Parkland survivors urge action after Texas school shooting

Fri, 18 May 2018 17:01:36 -0400

Survivors of the high school massacre in Parkland, Florida, vowed support on Friday for Texas students caught up in the latest deadly school shooting, saying tighter gun laws were needed to stop furth....
Governor says 10 dead, 10 others wounded in Texas school shooting

Fri, 18 May 2018 15:15:23 -0400

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said 10 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a high school attack he called "one of the most heinous" in the history of the state's schools. "It's impossible to desc....
Trump expresses 'sadness and heartbreak' at deadly Texas school shooting

Fri, 18 May 2018 12:07:03 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said a deadly shooting at a U.S. high school in Texas was heartbreaking and that federal and local authorities were coordinating in the wake of the gun attack. "....
Gunman shouting anti-Trump slogans arrested at Miami resort

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:25:48 -0400

By Zachary Fagenson DORAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A gunman railing against U.S. President Donald Trump opened fire in one of the Republican's Florida golf resorts early on Friday, exchanging gunshots with ....