Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow again

Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow again

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours.

Half of Americans support expanding U.S. sports betting: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Half of Americans favor legalizing sports betting across the United States, largely because they support the additional tax revenue it could bring for states, according to the results of a poll released on Friday.

Miami police shoot, wound man who opened fire at Trump golf resort

(Reuters) - Miami police shot a man early on Friday after he opened fire inside the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club, a resort owned by Donald Trump, and draped an American flag over a counter as he shouted remarks about the U.S. president, police said.

Missouri legislators to weigh impeachment of scandal-plagued governor

(Reuters) - Missouri legislators are set to convene on Friday to weigh the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in separate sex and fundraising scandals that have led to mounting pressure for his resignation.

Two dead, 43 injured in New Jersey school bus torn apart in crash

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - A student and a teacher were killed and 43 others injured when a school bus with preteens on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and leaving students dangling by seat belts, officials said.

Puerto Rico power grid braces for hurricane season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month.

U.S. ends practice that gave some immigrants reprieves from deportation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday barred immigration judges from a once-common practice of shelving deportation cases involving some immigrants with deep ties to the United States.

Some House Republicans see progress on 'Dreamer' immigration deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress who are pushing for action on immigration legislation said on Thursday they were getting closer to an agreement on a bill that President Donald Trump could support.

Hawaii community clings to life in shadow of fiery volcano

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.

China seeks investigation into University of Southern California abuse accusations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Chinese government has expressed "deep concern" over published reports that a University of Southern California gynecologist was allowed for years to treat students, many of them from China, despite accusations of sexual abuse and harassment.

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