News Lava creeps to edge of geothermal plant on Hawaii's Big Island 2018-05-22T01:53:10.000000000-04:00 PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept to the edge of a geothermal power plant on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases. U.S., China nearing deal to remove U.S. sales ban against ZTE: sources 2018-05-22T01:26:11.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington and Beijing are nearing a deal that would remove an existing U.S. order banning American firms from supplying Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corp, two people briefed on the talks told Reuters. U.S. farmers plow ahead with plantings as China trade war fears ebb 2018-05-22T01:10:29.000000000-04:00 CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers said they would push ahead with plantings planned before U.S.-China trade tensions eased and, now that the two countries have resumed talks, take a wait-and-see approach to President Donald Trump's promises for more sales to China. Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule 2018-05-21T23:54:21.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed into a law a congressional resolution overhauling a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that aimed to bar discrimination in auto lending, the White House said on Monday. Foreign media head to North Korea in sign nuclear shutdown will go ahead 2018-05-21T23:38:29.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - A group of roughly two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organizations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site, an indication that the shut-down will go ahead. Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety 2018-05-21T21:27:57.000000000-04:00 SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Mourners knelt before white wooden crosses on Monday outside the Texas high school where 10 people were killed in the fourth deadly U.S. school shooting this year, an image recalling similar gatherings after February's Florida school massacre. Re-elected, Venezuela's Maduro faces global criticism, U.S. sanctions 2018-05-21T21:14:39.000000000-04:00 CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Critics at home and abroad on Monday denounced the re-election of Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro as a farce cementing autocracy, while the U.S. government imposed new sanctions on the crisis-stricken oil-producing country. Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics 2018-05-21T21:12:47.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate "any irregularities" in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization. U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands 2018-05-21T21:02:31.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran. Senator Corker turns down Trump's offer to be ambassador to Australia 2018-05-21T21:00:58.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump offered Senator Bob Corker the chance to be the U.S. ambassador to Australia, but the Republican lawmaker, currently chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday he turned the position down.