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'It smelled like sulfur:' Ash falls near Hawaii volcano

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in days.

Trump's attorney says special counsel has narrowed questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney said Friday the special counsel in the Russia probe has narrowed the scope of potential questions for the president, even as Trump advanced an unverified theory that the Justice Department planted a spy in his 2016 campaign and is now "out to frame him."

Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, despite residents' fears that the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria.

Teen accused in Illinois school shooting to be arraigned

DIXON (AP) — A teenager who authorities say fired shots at a northern Illinois high school before he was shot by a school resource officer is scheduled to make a court appearance.

GOP farm bill with work rules heads toward showdown vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House pressed ahead Friday toward a showdown vote on a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm country. But the measure's chances remain iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration.

Investigators probe N.J. school bus crash that killed 2

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — Investigators combed through evidence Friday seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and sending dozens to area hospitals.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Parkland's graduation

Check out went into the setup of Parkland College's largest graduation ever.

As many as 10 dead in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said, in the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

UI trustees renew coaches contracts, approve project spending

Trustees Thursday also took action on 10 building projects worth $235 million, athletic contracts and financial items: