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

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 5:12pm
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - A student and a teacher were killed and 43 others injured on Thursday when a school bus of 5th graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, officials said.
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New York man's tirade against Spanish speakers prompts online petition

Domestic News from Reuters - 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.
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Multiple injuries in New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:01pm
(Reuters) - Multiple people were injured when a school bus collided with a dump truck on a highway in New Jersey on Thursday, police said.
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Hawaii community clings to life in shadow of fiery volcano

Domestic News from Reuters - 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.
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Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30,000-foot plume

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:00pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - An explosive eruption spewed ash 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 take shelter as the plume engulfed a wide area, authorities said.
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Trump fails to halt 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit

Domestic News from Reuters - 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.
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U.S. power grid ready for summer, but California & Texas are concerns: FERC

Domestic News from Reuters - 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.
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Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:21am
(Reuters) - Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country.
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'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 6:57am
VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - "Ballistic blocks" the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Turkey condemns Halkbank sentencing as political attack

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:20am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey condemned the sentencing of an executive from one of its state-owned banks as a political attack by the United States on Thursday, after a New York court handed down a 32 month prison sentence in an Iran-sanctions busting case.
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Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 6:55pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar's former employer, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.
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Texas murder-suicide leaves five dead, including three children

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:37pm
(Reuters) - A man fatally shot three children and his ex-wife's boyfriend inside a Ponder, Texas, home on Wednesday, before shooting and killing himself, the sheriff's department said.
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'We vote!' North Carolina teachers walk out for higher pay

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:25pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched on the state Capitol on Wednesday calling for higher pay, greater spending on education and better working conditions.
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U.S. has more than 2,000 probes into potential or suspected terrorists: FBI Director

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is pursuing 1,000 investigations into suspected "lone wolf" militants and another 1,000 into "domestic terrorists," FBI director Christopher Wray told a congressional committee on Wednesday.
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Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murders

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:24pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - One of two Pennsylvania men charged in the killings of four young men lured to a farm with the promise of marijuana was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder, while the other suspect rejected a plea deal.
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Turkish banker gets 32 months prison in U.S. case over Iran sanctions

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at Turkey's state-controlled Halkbank , to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted earlier this year of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
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Illinois officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at high school

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 2:55pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A police officer assigned to a northern Illinois high school shot and wounded a 19-year-old former student who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said.
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Airlines must continue to accept service animals: U.S. agency

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department told U.S. airlines on Tuesday that they must continue to allow the transport of the most common service animals, but said it was asking for public comment about amending its existing regulations.
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Police officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at Illinois school

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:41pm
(Reuters) - A police officer assigned to an Illinois high school shot and wounded a male suspect who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said.
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$500 million settlement reached in Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:40pm
(Reuters) - Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar's former employer, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.
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