Gunman at Oklahoma restaurant shot dead by bystander

(Reuters) – A gunman who wounded two people in an Oklahoma restaurant on Thursday was shot dead by a bystander when he walked outside the business, authorities said.

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) – A third lava flow from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marines Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.

Democrat running for Iowa governor quits after sex allegations

(Reuters) – A Democratic candidate among front-runners in the race for Iowa governor dropped out on Thursday after accusations of sexual misconduct by three women.

‘It is happening everywhere’ Texas mass shooting victims tell governor

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Victims and survivors of mass shootings in Texas choked back tears, recounted the bloodshed that unfolded before their eyes and pleaded with Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday to improve safety so that another massacre does not take place.

Players react to Trump’s comments; linebacker Marshall calls them ‘disgusting’

Several NFL players responded harshly Thursday to President Donald Trump’s comments supporting the league’s new national anthem policy, which calls for fines or punishment for any form of disrespect during the anthem.

U.S. forecasters say 2018 hurricane season may be above normal

HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. forecasters expect the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday.

With gratitude, ailing John McCain looks back in HBO documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – At age 81, and with a terminal cancer diagnosis, U.S. Senator John McCain is looking back on his life, not with rancor or to settle old scores, but with immense gratitude.

Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago due to his relationship with a white woman.