Hawaii geothermal plant plugs wells as lava flows nearby

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out.

  • Written by By JAE C. HONG and SOPHIA YAN , Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

  • Written by By REGINA GARCIA CANO , Associated Press

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.

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  • Written by By HILLEL ITALIE , AP National Writer

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON , AP Business Writer

Democrats nominate first woman as GOP race heads to runoff

 

ATLANTA (AP) — In Georgia's gubernatorial primary, Democrats elected a woman who could become the first black female governor in American history, but no Republican candidate gathered more than 50 percent of the vote — so the top two face a July runoff.

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  • Written by By BEN NADLER , Associated Press