By Warren Strobel ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Reuters) - A gunman who blasted his way through a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, with a shotgun, killing at least five people in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history, was in custody on Friday pending charges, authorities said. The gunman entered the Capital Gazette newspaper group on Thursday afternoon and opened fired through a glass door, looked for victims and then sprayed the newsroom with gunfire, police and a witness said. Rob Hiaasen, 59, Wendi Winters, 65, Rebecca Smith, 34, Gerald Fischman, 61, and John McNamara were shot and killed, the acting police chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, William Krampf, told a news conference. Smith was a sales assistant and the others were journalists, he said. The Annapolis newspaper The Capital, part of the Gazette group, published an edition on Friday with photographs of each of the victims along with "5 shot dead at The Capital" as a headline in large bold … [Read more...] about Gunman held, newspaper publishes a day after five killed in newsroom
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Worried Hawaii homeowners want to know: Am I covered if a volcano burns down my house? Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting 12 days ago, and officials warn it may soon blow its top with a massive steam eruption that would shoot boulders and ash miles into the sky. What are homeowners to do? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press Published 8:03 a.m. ET May 15, 2018 CLOSE Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting almost two weeks ago. A fissure that opened Sunday led authorities to … [Read more...] about Worried Hawaii homeowners want to know: Am I covered if a volcano burns down my house?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 19 lava outbreaks, a jungle ablaze and a Hawaii volcano still poised to explode Frustration, anxiety and unpredictable 2,000-degree lava are taking their toll on volcano evacuees on Hawaii’s Big Island while they await an 'imminent' eruption that could rain down car-size boulders and ash onto this tropical paradise. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 13 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY Published 10:48 a.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 4:56 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 CLOSE A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents … [Read more...] about 19 lava outbreaks, a jungle ablaze and a Hawaii volcano still poised to explode
Community By Hawaiian Volcano Observatory | Sunday, April 22, 2018, 12:05 am Share this story USGS photo Overflows from the perched lava pond within west pit, a small crater adjacent to the main Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone, continue to build up the levees around the pond. The rising level of the perched lava pond during the past month is a sign of the increasing pressure within the magma system beneath Pu‘u ‘O‘o. This overflow, captured by a USGS-Hawaiian Volcano Observatory time-lapse camera, occurred on April 17. In recent years, scientists have made significant improvements in developing sophisticated models of how volcanoes work. The ultimate goal is to develop models that allow us to forecast new activity. Despite these advances, operational volcano monitoring still relies primarily on “pattern recognition.” In other words, scientists look at current monitoring data and … [Read more...] about Volcano Watch: Do recent changes herald the opening of a new vent on Pu‘u ‘O‘o?
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s efforts to protect farmers from imports have sometimes gone spectacularly wrong, creating shortages of staples such as rice and beef, and playing havoc with markets. Workers unload packs of table salt from a truck at a warehouse in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta Its latest misfire has come over salt, with supplies so desperately low that one of the world’s biggest producers of instant noodles warned recently it could run out of the vital ingredient in a matter of weeks. President Joko Widodo has stepped in to end a squabble between two ministries over salt import quotas. “I think no one will have to stop operating because the government is trying to solve the problem,” said Fransiscus Welirang, director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur (INDF.JK), which makes the hugely popular Indomie brand of noodles. Still, Indofood scrambled to find ways to cut its salt usage and the Indonesia Food & Beverage … [Read more...] about Indonesia’s salt spat gives industry a shake