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Lava flow torches warehouse at Hawaii geothermal plant

1 hour 18 min ago
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

1 hour 38 min ago
(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

1 hour 47 min ago
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.

Video of stun gun on Bucks' guard Brown worries Milwaukee mayor

1 hour 52 min ago
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett said he is concerned about public backlash that could emerge when a video of police officers tasing Bucks guard Sterling Brown is released to the public this week.

Workers hit McDonald's with new sexual harassment claims

2 hours 39 min ago
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten women who work at McDonald's restaurants in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and six other cities have filed sexual harassment complaints in the past few days with the federal government against the company and its franchisees, which they said ignored or retaliated against them for such complaints.

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

2 hours 47 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - 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 in a state with strong support for gun rights.

Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets nine years in prison

3 hours 26 min ago
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 medical educators.

Trump administration to publish proposed rule changes for gun exports: official

3 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

Florida police in standoff with active shooter: official

3 hours 34 min ago
(Reuters) - Police in Panama City, Florida, were engaged in a standoff with an active shooter they believed was barricaded inside an apartment complex at a busy intersection, with multiple shots fired, a city official said.

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

3 hours 51 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott opened a three-day series of discussions with lawmakers, school superintendents and public safety officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

Latest Kansas school funding plan debated in court

4 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - Kansas' latest plan to adequately fund its public schools faced tough scrutiny on Tuesday by state supreme court justices, who heard arguments on whether it meets a state constitutional requirement for adequacy.

Florida police respond to suspected active shooter: official

4 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Police in Panama City, Florida, said on Tuesday they were responding to a suspected active shooter in an apartment complex.

U.S. safety agency says school districts need better bus driver oversight

4 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 behind the wheel.

Maryland police arrest suspects in police officer's slaying

7 hours 11 min ago
(Reuters) - A Maryland police manhunt ended on Tuesday when officers arrested three male teenagers suspected of playing a role in the killing of a female police officer who responded to a burglary report in a Baltimore suburb, officials said.

Maryland police hunt three suspects in police officer's slaying

8 hours 16 min ago
(Reuters) - A manhunt was under way on Tuesday by heavily armed Maryland police officers with dogs for three people suspected of killing a police officer during a suspected burglary, officials said.

Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting

11 hours 13 min ago
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott is set to begin a three-day series of discussions with educators and law enforcement officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline

11 hours 52 min ago
GARDEN CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand.

Gender, guns, partisan infighting define state nominating contests

12 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - Voters in several states are casting ballots on Tuesday for candidates who could make U.S. political history.

Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings

13 hours 18 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - 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 week's deadly shooting at a Houston-area high school.

Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

16 hours 15 min ago
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 the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

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