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Miami police wound gunman 'ready for war' at Trump golf resort

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:27am
(Reuters) - Miami police wounded a gunman who opened fire early on Friday in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club, a resort owned by Donald Trump, and draped an American flag over a counter as he shouted about the U.S. president, police said.

Miami police shoot, wound man who opened fire at Trump golf resort

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:31am
(Reuters) - Miami police shot a man early on Friday after he opened fire inside the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club, a resort owned by Donald Trump, and draped an American flag over a counter as he shouted remarks about the U.S. president, police said.

Half of Americans support expanding U.S. sports betting: poll

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:34am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Half of Americans favor legalizing sports betting across the United States, largely because they support the additional tax revenue it could bring for states, according to the results of a poll released on Friday.

Missouri legislators to weigh impeachment of scandal-plagued governor

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:09am
(Reuters) - Missouri legislators are set to convene 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 mounting pressure for his resignation.

Shots fired at Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida: police

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:51am
(Reuters) - Shots were fired and a suspect was taken into custody at Trump National Doral Golf Club, a resort owned by President Donald Trump, early on Friday morning, police said.

Puerto Rico power grid braces for hurricane season

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:49am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month.

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.

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

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:17pm
(Reuters) - Two people died and 43 were injured when a school bus filled with fifth-graders collided with a dump truck on a major highway in New Jersey on Thursday, the state's governor 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.

'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.

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