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Hawaii volcano eruption driving away millions in tourism dollars

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:24pm
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - Cruise ships have canceled stops on Hawaii's Big Island. Hotel rooms will sit vacant this summer despite price cuts.

U.S. proposes end of grizzly-baiting ban in Alaska's national preserves

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 6:27pm
(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.

Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 6:18pm
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.

Hawaii lava approaches geothermal power plant

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 5:58pm
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.

Under pressure from Trump, FBI and Justice agree to expanded Russia probe

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:28pm
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.

Gunman who killed Indian man in Kansas bar pleads guilty to federal charges

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:00pm
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.

Deadly acid cloud rises over Hawaii as lava streams into ocean

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:42pm
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.

Pennsylvania sues over troubled Harrisburg incinerator bond deals

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:23pm
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.

Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:09pm
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.

Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:31pm
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.

Pennsylvania sues over troubled 2003 Harrisburg incinerator deal

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:30pm
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.

Ex-Vanderbilt football player in U.S. rape case gets suspended sentence

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:16pm
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.

U.S. top court backs companies over worker class-action claims

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:47am
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.

Texas Governor to hold talks on school violence after massacre

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:40am
(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.

U.S. top court takes up challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:52am
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.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:44am
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.

Teen Texas gunman suspect studied previous mass shootings: ABC News

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 5:53am
(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.

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

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 5:32am
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.

Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano's lava

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:20am
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.

Volcano's gassy, glassy 'laze' a new threat for Hawaii

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:09pm
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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