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'Surf's up' takes on new meaning for California foilboarders

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:24am
(Reuters) - California surfers are literally taking wave-riding to another level, surfing not on but above the water on hydrofoil surfboards.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:10am
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Pirate attacks grow in South America and Caribbean: report

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed on Wednesday.

Teacher defeats rising Republican star in Kentucky's state house race: media

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:02am
(Reuters) - A high school math teacher in Kentucky rode a wave of discontent among educators on Tuesday when he defeated a rising Republican star in a primary for a seat in the state's House of Representatives.

U.S. warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:45am
BEIJING (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.

Gun rights, reform groups to meet Texas governor after school shooting

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:34am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two groups at opposite ends of the gun debate were set to meet Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday to look for solutions days after a shooter killed 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

U.S. Congress panel to grill Olympic officials on preventing sex abuse

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel on Wednesday will grill top executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the governing bodies of four sports on whether they have done enough to protect athletes from sexual abuse.

Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 5:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:08am
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85: media reports

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:03pm
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, the New York Times reported.

University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologist

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two-hundred faculty members of the University of Southern California on Tuesday called for the USC's top official to resign over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams.

Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:39pm
(Reuters) - Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States.

African-American Abrams leads charge as women advance in U.S. midterms

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:16pm
(Reuters) - Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States.

Seeking history, women advance in U.S. midterm elections

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 8:51pm
(Reuters) - Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States.

Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:48pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times.

Texas governor opens school safety summit, vows to protect the 'innocent'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:42pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Days after 10 people were shot to death at Texas high school, Governor Greg Abbott met with politicians and school administrators on Tuesday to consider proposals to stem school violence in a state where gun-control measures usually sink in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Shooter in Panama City, Florida standoff dead: officials

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:39pm
(Reuters) - An armed man who barricaded himself inside a Panama City, Florida, apartment complex on Tuesday was found dead by authorities, officials said in a news conference.

Lava flow torches warehouse at Hawaii geothermal plant

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:02pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - A new lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying a warehouse at the facility, after the volcano entered a more violent phase at the weekend.

Shooter in Panama City, Florida, killed: local TV

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:42pm
(Reuters) - A man firing a gun who barricaded himself inside a Panama City, Florida, apartment complex on Tuesday has been killed, WMBB-TV reported on its website.

U.S. court backs transgender student at center of bathroom dispute

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that federal law protects a transgender student who fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to use a bathroom at a high school in Virginia that corresponded with his gender identity.

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