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A hole, punched through the roof of a tourist boat, is seen, after lava from the Mount Kilauea volcano exploded in the sea off Kapoho, Hawaii, U.S. July 16, 2018. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources/Handout via REUTERS

Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfire

By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fierce winds and arid conditions threatened to feed a massive wildfire in central (More…)

Two rare shark attacks reported along New York’s Fire Island beaches

By Barbara Goldberg

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National (More…)

Judge rules for Trump administration in suit over family-planning program shift

By Brendan O’Brien

(Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Monday against birth control organizations that sought to block the (More…)

Hawaii tours face new limits after ‘lava bomb’ injuries

By Jolyn Rosa

HONOLULU (Reuters) – Hawaii lava tour boats faced tighter restrictions on Tuesday after 23 passengers were injured (More…)

World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace (More…)

Newborn killed, dozens hurt by North Dakota tornado

(Reuters) – A tornado killed a seven-day-old baby and injured more than two dozen people when it ripped through a (More…)

Flights canceled as Taiwan battens down for powerful typhoon

By Jess Macy Yu

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan braced for Typhoon Maria on Tuesday, prompting school closures and the cancellations (More…)

Firefighters gain on California wildfires as weather cooperates

(Reuters) – Firefighters are gaining momentum as they battle several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced the (More…)

Tropical Storm Chris to become hurricane on Tuesday: NHC

(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Chris is expected to develop to hurricane strength on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) (More…)

Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

By Terray Sylvester and Jolyn Rosa

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball (More…)