News 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. With North Korea summit on shaky ground, Trump to press South Korean leader 2018-05-21T18:58:35.000000000-04:00 SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three weeks before an unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit is supposed to take place, President Donald Trump will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday as U.S. officials try to figure out whether Pyongyang is serious about negotiating a deal on denuclear... Hawaii lava approaches geothermal power plant 2018-05-21T18:58:13.000000000-04:00 PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island flowed towards a geothermal power plant on Monday as workers scrambled to shut it down to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases. Under pressure from Trump, FBI and Justice agree to expanded Russia probe 2018-05-21T18:44:14.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday agreed to expand its investigation into alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 election to include "any irregularities" in FBI tactics involving Trump's presidential campaign, a White House spokeswoman said. GE to merge transportation unit with Wabtec in $11.1 billion deal 2018-05-21T17:39:38.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - General Electric Co announced a $11.1 billion deal on Monday to merge its transportation business with U.S. rail equipment manufacturer Wabtec Corp , with GE and its shareholders owning just over half of the combined business. Deadly acid cloud rises over Hawaii as lava streams into ocean 2018-05-21T17:36:15.000000000-04:00 PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Deadly white clouds of acid and fine shards of glass boiled into the sky over Hawaii on Monday as lava from the Kilauea volcano flowed into the ocean, creating a new hazard from a more than two-week eruption.