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Venezuela frees U.S. missionary Josh Holt after two years

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:27:47 -0400

By Jonathan Landay and Angus Berwick WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, was heading home with his wife on Sat....
String of Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000 feet

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:16:06 -0400

By Joyln Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - A series of summit explosions on Saturday from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano spewed ash up to 11,000 feet (3,353 m) and dusted the grey powdered rock on communities to t....
Alan Bean, moon-walking U.S. astronaut turned painter, dies in Houston

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:12:59 -0400

Bean, 86, a former U.S. Navy test pilot who became one of only 12 people ever to set foot on the moon, died at Houston Methodist Hospital, his family said in a statement released by the National Aeron....
Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:38:07 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston ....
U.S. missionary and wife en route to U.S.: Venezuelan minister

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:59:03 -0400

CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. missionary Josh Holt and his wife are on a plane returning to the United States after Venezuelan authorities released them on Saturday, a Venezuelan government minister said. ....
Florida declares state of emergency as storm Alberto approaches

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:28:44 -0400

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Saturday declared a state of emergency as subtropical storm Alberto moves north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding by Monday, a....
Weinstein attorney Brafman could face 'impossible' task: lawyers

Sat, 26 May 2018 10:35:28 -0400

Brafman on Friday hinted he would take a similar tack defending his latest client, movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has said he never had non-consensual sex with anyone, and Brafman said hi....
Suspect wounds teacher, fellow student in 23rd school shooting in 2018

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:44:06 -0400

The student, who was being held by police, was armed with two handguns when he shot a science teacher and another student in a science classroom at a Noblesville West Middle School on Friday morning, ....
University of Southern California president to step down in wake of scandal

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:56:15 -0400

(Reuters) - The president of University of Southern California is resigning after criticism over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patien....
Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burn

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:23:23 -0400

By Marco Garcia PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A tide of molten rock turned a Hawaii street into a volcanic wasteland on Friday as the number of homes destroyed by the erupting Kilauea volcano soared and ....
EPA chief's security bill soars, agency cites death threats

Fri, 25 May 2018 22:16:12 -0400

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's security detail has cost taxpayers well over $3 million so far, up sharply from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to deta....
'Not animals': Guatemala family mourns niece killed by U.S. Border Patrol

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:43:07 -0400

By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The family of a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman killed by a U.S. border patrol officer called on Friday for the United States to dial-back its rhetoric on migr....
Indiana middle schooler with two guns shoots teacher, student

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:29:43 -0400

The incident at Noblesville West Middle School was the latest in a series of shootings at U.S. schools and colleges fueling debate about how to keep campuses safe. The suspect had excused himself fro....
Heroic science teacher in Indiana shooting is ex-defensive lineman

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:29:43 -0400

Teacher Jason Seaman and a student at Noblesville West Middle School were shot by another student who was armed with two guns, police said. Seaman swatted the guns from the shooter and wrestled him t....
Subtropical Storm Alberto to strengthen over next 48 hours: NHC

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:46:55 -0400

(Reuters) - Subtropical storm Alberto is moving slowly and erratically over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and is expected to strengthen gradually over the next 48 hours as it heads to the Gulf of Mex....
Indiana middle school student shoots teacher, classmate

Fri, 25 May 2018 19:24:30 -0400

A student armed with two handguns shot a teacher and another student at a school in Indiana on Friday, and media reports said the teacher swatted away the shooter's guns and wrestled him to the ground....
U.S. jury fails to reach verdict in latest J&J talc trial

Fri, 25 May 2018 19:22:06 -0400

A South Carolina jury on Friday could not agree on a verdict in a case of a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer, ....
U.S. adds 15,000 visas for seasonal non-farm workers

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:38:42 -0400

The Trump administration will make available an additional 15,000 H-2B visas, meant for temporary non-agricultural workers, this fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday. ....
Trump eases firing of federal workers, cracks down on unions

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:16:27 -0400

President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate crit....
Storm Alberto triggers oil worker evacuation in U.S. Gulf

Fri, 25 May 2018 17:46:22 -0400

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, is forcing the evacuation of oil workers from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as it m....
Massachusetts judge resigns after suspension for courthouse affair

Fri, 25 May 2018 17:12:34 -0400

A Massachusetts judge who admitted to engaging in repeated sexual encounters including in his courthouse with a social worker announced his resignation on Friday, a day after the state's top court sus....
U.S. judge declines to dismiss ex-Trump aide's false statement charges

Fri, 25 May 2018 17:11:37 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Friday to have certain criminal charges filed against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller dismissed. U.S. Distric....
Credit analysts focus on substance over timing of Illinois budget

Fri, 25 May 2018 17:03:20 -0400

The heat is on for Illinois lawmakers to address the state's financial problems in a fiscal 2019 budget that faces a May 31 deadline for passage with a simple-majority vote, credit rating analysts sai....
FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:17:54 -0400

The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Sofacy, also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear, h....
Trump administration opposes requiring 'reasonable' airline baggage fees

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:03:45 -0400

The U.S. Department of Transportation told Congress it opposes a Senate bill that would require new rules prohibiting airline fees that are not "reasonable and proportional," along with many other new....
Lawyer gets eight years in U.S. prison for payday lending scheme

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:02:36 -0400

Wheeler Neff, 70, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno in Philadelphia after a federal jury in November found him guilty on charges including racketeering conspiracy, mail fraud and wi....
NY jail guard accused of taking trader-linked bribes pleads not guilty

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:44:25 -0400

Victor Casado, from the Bronx, entered his not guilty plea to bribery, fraud, contraband smuggling and two conspiracy counts before U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan, according to a spokeswoman for....
U.S. proposes scrapping program aimed at attracting foreign entrepreneurs

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:17:36 -0400

The Trump administration moved on Friday to end a program that aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to the United States, saying the Obama-era effort did not adequately protect American workers and ....
Film mogul Weinstein appears handcuffed in court to face rape charges

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:07:54 -0400

By Alice Popovici and Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of ....
Platinum hedge fund co-founder pleads guilty in corruption case

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:17:56 -0400

A founder of the hedge fund firm Platinum Partners pleaded guilty on Friday to a criminal conspiracy charge, six months after a mistrial in a corruption case against him and a former New York City lab....
Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown says he felt 'defenseless' during arrest

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:48:37 -0400

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown says he felt "pretty much defenseless" during a controversial arrest over a parking infraction in January.....
Tax-dodge strategists probe loopholes in new U.S. law, IRS wary

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:10:50 -0400

Tax experts for global corporations are hot on the trail of loopholes in the sweeping tax law approved in December by President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress. Detailed guidance on....
NHC says 90 percent chance of cyclone near Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico

Fri, 25 May 2018 07:51:10 -0400

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, has a 90 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 h....
Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

Fri, 25 May 2018 03:29:28 -0400

By Marco Garcia PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Isl....
Gunman at Oklahoma restaurant shot dead by bystander

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:58:46 -0400

The gunman opened fire when he entered a Louie's restaurant in Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner district on Thursday evening, wounding two people, police said on Twitter. "A bystander with a pistol confro....
Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:36:23 -0400

Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, the National....
U.S. Senate approves bill to address Capitol Hill sexual harassment

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:32:50 -0400

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would step up protections for congressional staffers facing workplace harassment, including requiring lawmakers to use their personal ....
Hollywood women applaud impending Harvey Weinstein charges

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:29:51 -0400

Women in Hollywood applauded on Thursday after Harvey Weinstein agreed to turn himself into authorities in New York after a months-long investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. "....
Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:29:51 -0400

By Karen Freifeld and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's m....
'It is happening everywhere' Texas mass shooting victims tell governor

Thu, 24 May 2018 19:16:18 -0400

Victims and survivors of mass shootings in Texas choked back tears, recounted the bloodshed that unfolded before their eyes and pleaded with Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday to improve safety so that ....
Players react to Trump's comments; linebacker Marshall calls them 'disgusting'

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:52:39 -0400

Several NFL players responded harshly Thursday to President Donald Trump's comments supporting the league's new national anthem policy, which calls for fines or punishment for any form of disrespect d....
U.S. forecasters say 2018 hurricane season may be above normal

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:10:24 -0400

U.S. forecasters expect the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate P....
Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:39:48 -0400

By Karen Freifeld and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to New York police on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood's most powe....
U.S. Senate approves bill to address Capitol Hill sexual harassment

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:35:28 -0400

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would step up protections for congressional staffers facing workplace harassment, including requiring lawmakers to use their personal ....
Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:09:16 -0400

Uber [UBER.UL] had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, th....
Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:24:02 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago due to his relationship with a w....
Ex-New York town official found not guilty in bribery case

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:49:46 -0400

A former town official in New York's Nassau County was found not guilty on Thursday of taking bribes from a restaurateur, as jurors continued to weigh the fate of the county's former top elected execu....
U.S. House starts recess as immigration battle rages

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:37:40 -0400

The U.S. House of Representatives broke on Thursday for an 11-day recess with majority Republicans deadlocked over legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation while President Donald T....
Trump asks if NFL players who protest should be in country

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:14:33 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed a decision by the National Football League to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Thurs....
United Airlines settles with owner of puppy that died in overhead bin

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:11:12 -0400

United Airlines has reached a "resolution" with the owners of a small French bulldog puppy that died during a flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin in March, the carrier ....