A man who had his leg shattered by a "lava bomb" ejected by Hawaii's Kilauea vocano on Saturday told NBC News he could have been killed if it had hit another part of his body.
Darryl Clinton was the first person to be seriously injured in Kilauea's latest eruptive period. He was hurt by a piece of rock and lava that slammed into his leg while he was standing on a balcony at his home in the Puna district of Hawaii's Big Island.
"The worst impact I’ve ever had in my life," he said Tuesday from a hospital bed. "I mean, just so much force."
He called it "a mean one" that flew straight out of him "as if it came out of a rifle barrel."
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Royal entrances, the exchanging of vows and an emotional tear. These are the best moments from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.
Federal, state and local law enforcement cracked down Wednesday on 83 members and associates of the Mexican Mafia, accused of drug running in the Los Angeles County Jail system.
The suspects were charged under racketeering indictments known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). It's the same tool prosecutors used against members of the Mafia in the 1970s.
U.S. President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States, the World Health Organization and its partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar stopped short of predicting whether the outbreak in Congo will be contained but praised WHO's early response, vowing: "If it spreads, we will take further actions."
The response of WHO has emerged as a major concern as health ministers like Azar and other top officials gather this week for the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
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A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.
In an emailed notice to American citizens in China, the department it wasn't currently known what caused the symptoms in the city of Guangzhou, where an American consulate is located.
"A U.S. government employee in China recently reported subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure," the notice said. "The U.S. government is taking these reports seriously and has informed its official staff in China of this event."
The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.
The White House said in a statement that the president had asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider whether the imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts threaten U.S. national security.
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President Donald Trump, who has long complained the Russia investigation is a "witch hunt," is now weaponizing the agencies he's cast as enemies to argue he is the victim of misconduct at the highest level of law enforcement, NBC News reported.
Trump put pressure on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to ask the Justice Department inspector general to expand its look at the investigation into the Trump campaign. They also agreed to sharing classified information with congressional Republicans and other national security officials.
Experts on the Constitution say the president's latest moves may be legal, but they are outside the normal behavior of a president after the Watergate scandal. And they said the attacks on federal institutions and players could amount to obstruction of justice.
"The problem is that things that are normally respected are disrespected in this administration, such as the distance the president should have from the Justice Department," said Richard Ben-Veniste, an an assistant special prosecutor in charge of the Watergate Task Force.
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Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb.
The decision announced Wednesday means Uber won't be bringing back its self-driving cars to the streets to Arizona, eliminating the jobs of about 300 people who served as backup drivers and performed other jobs connected to the vehicles.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got into a heated exchange with Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., about Pompeo’s treatment of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when Pompeo was a congressman.
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Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from countries whose criminals slip into the United States.
"We're going to work out something where every time somebody comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid — if we give them aid at all," Trump said during a roundtable discussion on MS-13 on New York's Long Island attended by federal and local officials.
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The head of USA Gymnastics and other Olympic organizations went up against Congress on Wednesday in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal involving former Dr. Larry Nassar that rocked the sports industry, facing tough questions and criticism on their responsibility for the crimes of the past and what they are doing to prevent abuse going forward.
USAG President and CEO Kerry Perry promised that her organization is "on a new path, with new leadership, and a commitment to ensure this never happens again."
She said she was "appalled and sickened by the despicable crimes of Larry Nassar" and assured that his victims' stories will be "at the core of every decision I make every day."
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President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets.
Kushner, who serves as a senior adviser on the Middle East and other issues, was among many White House advisers who had been operating for months without full security clearances. That led to a policy overhaul in February that downgraded access to sensitive information for Kushner and other White House officials who held interim clearances.
"With respect to the news about his permanent security clearance, as we stated before, his application was properly submitted, reviewed by career officials, and went through the normal process," Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement.
The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE.
Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England Confectionery Co., or Necco, at a federal bankruptcy auction in Boston.
Jose Ivan Nunez Martinez and his husband, Paul Frame, thought they were walking into a routine green card interview in January. Instead, the 37-year-old Martinez, who was born in Michoacan, Mexico, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. "Too many jobs in China lost," he wrote.
Ethics watchdogs and political adversaries called last week's events a blatant case of Trump appearing to trade foreign favors to his business for changes in government policy, exactly the kind of situation they predicted would happen when the real estate mogul turned politician refused to divest from his sprawling business interests.
And they say that such dealmaking will likely become business as usual.