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May 17, 2018

'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions May 17, 2018. Reuters | Top News.

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'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions

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.

Turkey condemns Halkbank sentencing as political attack

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.

Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

(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.

Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A violent spring storm that killed at least five people in the northeastern United States downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power on Wednesday.

U.S. has more than 2,000 probes into potential or suspected terrorists: FBI Director

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.

'We vote!' North Carolina teachers walk out for higher pay

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.

Airlines must continue to accept service animals: U.S. agency

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.

Illinois officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at high school

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.

Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murders

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.

Texas murder-suicide leaves five dead, including three children

(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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