Toxic gas alert for Hawaii volcano eruption; new areas at risk

Toxic gas alert for Hawaii volcano eruption; new areas at risk

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Residents on the Big Island of Hawaii were alerted on Thursday to rising levels of toxic gas from lava-oozing fissures, and geologists warned that new areas east of the erupting Kilauea volcano may be at risk of molten rock bursting from the ground.

Golden State Killer charged with four more murders

(Reuters) - A retired police officer, who investigators believe is the "Golden State Killer," was charged on Thursday with four more counts of murder in Santa Barbara, California.

Trump to sit down with major automakers on Friday on fuel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet 10 major automakers at the White House on Friday to discuss the fate of landmark fuel efficiency standards and a looming confrontation with California and other major states.

North Carolina town probing officer seen choking black man in prom attire

(Reuters) - A North Carolina police officer is under investigation after he was seen in a social media video choking and pinning to the ground a black man in formal wear who had just attended his sister's prom, authorities said on Thursday.

Yale says 'committed to equity and inclusion' after napping black student incident

(Reuters) - Yale University is committed to "equity and inclusion", its president said on Thursday, after a white student called the police this week when she encountered a black student napping in a common room on campus.

Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigrants from Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador and other countries who were given protected status to live in the United States should have a path to citizenship, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told National Public Radio on Friday.

Trump administration to reconsider housing bias protections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration signaled on Thursday it may reverse housing anti-discrimination protections established under Democratic former President Barack Obama that exposed companies to a broad range of legal claims under federal law.

Victims of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor ask Texas to take action

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Victims of a former USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced to life in prison for molesting nearly 200 female athletes urged Texas on Thursday to step up its investigation of suspected sexual abuse that took place at a team training center in the state.

Los Angeles to pay $2 million in police killing of homeless man

(Reuters) - Los Angeles agreed on Thursday to pay $2 million to settle a civil lawsuit over the fatal police shooting of a homeless man in 2015 that went viral in an online video and fueled a U.S. debate on police tactics, a lawyer for the man's family said.

Baltimore's top cop charged with failing to file taxes

(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors charged Baltimore's police commissioner on Thursday with failing to file income taxes for the three years up to 2015 in another blow to the United States' eighth-biggest police department.

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