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Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:14pm
PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been spared from approaching lava.

United Air CEO grilled over NRA discount, workers rights at annual meeting

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:09pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines executives faced questions about ending its discount for a gun rights group and how it treats its workers at the carrier's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

Texas considers 'red flag' law in wake of school shooting: governor

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:37pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought consensus on firearms in a second round of talks on preventing gun violence on campus on Wednesday and may look at "red flag laws" to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed by a judge to be danger to themselves or others.

California man, two others indicted in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:25pm
(Reuters) - A man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was indicted by a federal grand jury along with two others involved in the "swatting" incident that stemmed from a video game dispute, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Uber shuts Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:03pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

Wyoming approves controversial hunt of Yellowstone area grizzlies

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:48pm
PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - State wildlife officials approved plans on Wednesday for Wyoming's first season of grizzly bear hunting in 43 years, a move cheered by sportsmen but decried by Native Americans and conservation groups fighting to restore Endangered Species Act protections to the bears.

In costly quest for security, U.S. schools face law of diminishing returns

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:22pm
(Reuters) - From gunshot detection devices to wireless panic buttons and bulletproof windows, schools across the United States are pursuing aggressive security measures to prevent a shooting massacre on their campuses.

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:47pm
VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been secured from approaching lava.

U.S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:38pm
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident.

Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.

Head of USA Gymnastics apologizes to sex abuse victims

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top executive of USA Gymnastics apologized during a congressional hearing on Wednesday to hundreds of female athletes who were sexually abused by longtime team doctor Larry Nassar and declared that "those days are over."

Uber ends Arizona self-driving program following fatality

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:52pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

Texas round table to include both sides of gun debate

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:52pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two groups at opposite ends of the gun debate will meet Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday as part of a second round of talks on preventing gun violence on campus, a response to last week's fatal shooting of 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

Uber shutters self-driving program in Arizona

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:33pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has shut down its self-driving car operations in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

U.S. veteran pleads guilty to airport killings to avoid death penalty

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:28pm
MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five people to death at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in January 2017, in a deal approved by a federal judge that spared him the death penalty.

NFL to fine teams if players on field refuse to stand for anthem

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand during the national anthem played before the start of the game.

U.S. veteran pleads guilty to Florida airport killings

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:34am
MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five people to death at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in January 2017, in a deal approved by a federal judge that spared him the death penalty.

NTSB probing cracks in Florida bridge collapse

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday it is probing cracks in a deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida and plans additional testing as it works to determine the cause, according to a preliminary report.

Democratic voters challenge Ohio congressional district map

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:02am
(Reuters) - A group of Democratic voters asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a Republican-drawn map of Ohio's 16 U.S. House of Representatives districts, saying the boundaries were devised to entrench Republicans in power in violation of the voters' constitutional rights.

Hit the road, son: Parents win court battle to evict 30-year-old

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:38am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge has backed a couple's battle to kick their 30-year-old son out of their home because he has not contributed toward household expenses or helped with chores and they wanted him to get a job.

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