20 May 2018

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Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano as lava threatens escape routes

Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano as lava threatens escape routesBy Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. "A homeowner on Noni Farms Road who was sitting on a third-floor balcony got hit with lava spatter," said Janet Snyder, a spokesperson for the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii. "It hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg," she said, adding that lava spatters "can weigh as much as a refrigerator and even small pieces of spatter can kill." No other information was immediately available.


20 May 2018 5:03am GMT

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These are the victims of the shooting

There were 10 people shot and killed in Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Ten others were wounded.

20 May 2018 2:44am GMT

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Cougar kills U.S. mountain biker, mauls another, later shot

Cougar kills U.S. mountain biker, mauls another, later shotThe mountain bikers were riding together down a remote, backwoods trail at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. ET) in an area near North Bend, Washington state, around 30 miles (48 km) east of Seattle, when the two men encountered the animal. Cougars are the fourth largest cat species worldwide, with adult females weighing up to 141 pounds (64 kgs) and males weighing as much as 220 pounds (100 kgs).


20 May 2018 1:52am GMT

Texas school shooter 'nonemotional,' lawyer says as motive sought

Texas school shooter 'nonemotional,' lawyer says as motive soughtBy Erwin Seba SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The 17-year-old student charged with killing 10 people when he opened fire in an art class at his Houston-area high school appeared "weirdly nonemotional" on the morning after the rampage, one of his lawyers said on Saturday. The teenager, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bail in Santa Fe, Texas, where authorities said he went on a shooting spree shortly before 8 a.m. CDT on Friday. One of those in critical condition was one of the two school resource officers who engaged the shooter before his surrender.


20 May 2018 1:10am GMT

19 May 2018

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'All that was going through my head was get out'

At 7:45 Friday morning, Santa Fe High School sophomore Zachary Muehe was checking his cell phone while he waited for art class to start. Other students were chatting.

19 May 2018 10:49pm GMT

Texas official blames shooting on too many exits and entrances

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday's massacre at a high school near Houston in part on "too many entrances and too many exits" on the campus, prompting some to mock his perspective as "door control."

19 May 2018 7:06pm GMT