House GOP leaders say they'll try crafting immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders will try to craft compromise legislation in hopes of defusing a standoff between moderates and conservatives on immigration legislation, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press

Scientists reap data from Hawaii's rumbling Kilauea volcano


HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes.

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Boy Scout's toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boy Scout who packed a toy grenade in his carry-on bag caused the shutdown of a security checkpoint at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport Thursday morning, just a day after the international terminal of the city's other major airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare.


With nuclear deal under threat, Iran shows off centrifuges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The star of a live television interview in Iran's new nuclear workshop wasn't the head of the country's atomic agency, but three centrifuges labeled in English in the background, advanced devices Tehran is prohibited from using by the nuclear deal with world powers.


  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Pruitt aide resigns after she describes personal errands

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss.

  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press