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Suspect wounds teacher, fellow student in 23rd school shooting in 2018

26 May[ —]

Suspect wounds teacher, fellow student in 23rd school shooting in 2018The student, who was being held by police, was armed with two handguns when he shot a science teacher and another student in a science classroom at a Noblesville West Middle School on Friday morning, police in the community 25 miles (42 km) northeast of Indianapolis said. As of early Saturday, authorities had not identified the student or filed charges against him. The shooting, by CNN's count, was the 23rd in the United States this year and comes just a week after a high school student in Santa Fe, Texas, shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.



University of Southern California president to step down in wake of scandal

26 May[ —]

University of Southern California president to step down in wake of scandal(Reuters) - The president of University of Southern California is resigning after criticism over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams, the school said on Friday. C.L. Max Nikias will step down after serving as the school's president for nearly eight years, the university's executive committee of the board of trustees said in a statement. "President Nikias and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees have agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president," committee chairman Rick Caruso said.



Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burn

26 May[ —]

Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burnBy Marco Garcia PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A tide of molten rock turned a Hawaii street into a volcanic wasteland on Friday as the number of homes destroyed by the erupting Kilauea volcano soared and authorities told residents to flee a surge of lava heading towards them. The destructive fury of the erupting Kilauea volcano was unleashed on the Big Island's Leilani Estates housing development, with the number of homes and other structures destroyed leaping to 82 from a previous count of 50, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Some 2,200 acres (890 hectares) of land have been torched by lava since May 3, in what is likely to be the most destructive eruption of Kilauea in more than a century, according to the County of Hawaii.



'Not animals': Guatemala family mourns niece killed by U.S. Border Patrol

26 May[ —]

'Not animals': Guatemala family mourns niece killed by U.S. Border PatrolBy Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The family of a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman killed by a U.S. border patrol officer called on Friday for the United States to dial-back its rhetoric on migrants, after President Donald Trump described gang members entering the country as "animals." The woman, identified by her family as Claudia Gomez, was shot on Wednesday in south Texas by an officer who opened fire after several people "rushed him," the Border Patrol said in a statement on Friday. The agency, alternately describing them as "illegal aliens" and "a group of suspected illegal aliens," said Gomez was among them.



Indiana middle schooler with two guns shoots teacher, student

26 May[ —]

Indiana middle schooler with two guns shoots teacher, studentThe incident at Noblesville West Middle School was the latest in a series of shootings at U.S. schools and colleges fueling debate about how to keep campuses safe. The suspect had excused himself from class and came back armed with the pistols and opened fire in a science class, authorities said. "We do know the situation resolved extremely quickly,” Police Chief Kevin Jowitt told reporters in Noblesville, which is about 25 miles (42 km) northeast of Indianapolis.



Heroic science teacher in Indiana shooting is ex-defensive lineman

26 May[ —]

Heroic science teacher in Indiana shooting is ex-defensive linemanTeacher Jason Seaman and a student at Noblesville West Middle School were shot by another student who was armed with two guns, police said. Seaman swatted the guns from the shooter and wrestled him to the ground, protecting other youngsters in his science class, local media reported. Kristi Seaman, who identified herself as Seaman's mother on Facebook, said her son was shot in the abdomen, hip and forearm.



Subtropical Storm Alberto to strengthen over next 48 hours: NHC

26 May[ —]

Subtropical Storm Alberto to strengthen over next 48 hours: NHC(Reuters) - Subtropical storm Alberto is moving slowly and erratically over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and is expected to strengthen gradually over the next 48 hours as it heads to the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Friday. The storm is located about 100 miles (160 km) south-south east of Cozumel, Mexico, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.



EPA chief's security bill soars, agency cites death threats

26 May[ —]

EPA chief's security bill soars, agency cites death threatsU.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's security detail has cost taxpayers well over $3 million so far, up sharply from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt's life had been threatened. Pruitt, who environmental groups have accused of lax enforcement and cozy ties with industry, requested 24-hour protection beginning on his first day in office. It was an unusual measure for the nation's top environmental regulator, and Pruitt and the agency have said it was justified by a high number of threats to his life.



U.S. jury fails to reach verdict in latest J&J talc trial

26 May[ —]

U.S. jury fails to reach verdict in latest J&J talc trialA South Carolina jury on Friday could not agree on a verdict in a case of a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer, resulting in a mistrial. The case of Bertila Boyd-Bostic, who died of a rare form of cancer in 2017 at the age of 30, is the latest in a series of trials in the United States that center around allegations that the company's talc-based powder contained asbestos. "We're disappointed the jury did not reach a unanimous verdict for Johnson & Johnson," the company said in a statement emailed to Reuters.



U.S. adds 15,000 visas for seasonal non-farm workers

26 May[ —]

U.S. adds 15,000 visas for seasonal non-farm workersThe Trump administration will make available an additional 15,000 H-2B visas, meant for temporary non-agricultural workers, this fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday. Many of them had complained that a visa shortage was pushing them toward economic ruin. The U.S. government had issued 66,000 such visas this year, through a lottery for the first time, versus the usual first-come, first-served basis.



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