Following several days of earthquakes, the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island began to spew ash and released lava into a residential neighborhood Thursday evening.
Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder said mandatory evacuations are underway in the area, affecting about 10,000 people. On Thursday morning, a magnitude 5.0 quake centered south of the Puu Oo crater rattled the Big Island. Catherine Garcia
The suspect in Tuesday's shooting at YouTube headquarters near San Francisco was a woman in her 30s, senior law enforcement officials told NBC News, and it appears the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute.
The woman, who died on the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, walked up to an outdoor patio and dining area while people were eating lunch and opened fire, NBC News reports.
Three people were wounded in the shooting and rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, with a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition, and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition. A fourth person was reported by police to have been injured, but no details have been released on their condition. Catherine Garcia
Authorities in Austin, Texas, responded to an explosion at a Goodwill store in the southern part of the city Tuesday night. One person was injured.
The victim is a male in his 30s, and his injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening. The Austin Police Department later tweeted that it was "not a bomb, rather an incendiary device" that went off inside a package, and "at this time, we have no reason to believe this incident is related to previous package bombs." The injured man, a Goodwill employee, took a box of donations "around the corner, and upon looking inside of it, it had two small devices that are artillery simulators that looked like some type of military ordinance or some type of memento," assistant Austin Police chief Ely Reyes said in a press conference late Tuesday. The incendiary device was also described as a flare.
There has been a string of bombings throughout Austin since March 2, and police believe that those incidents are connected. Two people have been killed, and four others seriously injured since the first bomb exploded inside a package. Early Tuesday, a package exploded at a FedEx shipping center 60 miles south of Austin, and the FBI said a suspicious package reported at a FedEx distribution center near Austin's airport "contained an explosive device."
This is a breaking news story, and has been updated throughout. Catherine Garcia
The special House election in western Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district is too close to call, with Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone neck and neck, and Libertarian Drew Miller drawing more votes than the difference between Lamb and Saccone.
With all precincts reporting and many absentee votes counted, Lamb has 49.8 percent of the vote and Saccone has 49.6 percent; Miller is bringing up the rear with 0.6 percent.
Lamb, 33, is a Marine veteran and former prosecutor, while Saccone, 60, is a Republican state lawmaker. The House seat was vacated when former Rep. Tim Murphy (R) resigned after it was reported he asked his mistress to have an abortion. In 2016, President Trump won the district by 20 points. Catherine Garcia
Five people were killed Sunday evening when a helicopter crashed into New York City's East River and then flipped on its side, authorities said.
There were six people on board the helicopter; one was rescued by a tugboat, and five were "recovered by divers," officials said. During a news conference, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced the pilot was able to free himself from the helicopter, and of the five deceased passengers, three died at the hospital and two were pronounced dead at the scene.
New York City Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said the helicopter is owned by Liberty Helicopter Tours, and was being used for a private photo shoot.
This is a developing story, and has been updated throughout. Catherine Garcia
Nearly a dozen people became sick after a letter containing an unknown substance was opened at a northern Virginia military base on Tuesday afternoon, with three having to go to a local hospital after complaining of sore throats and burning sensations on their skin.
The incident took place at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Arlington, and once people began to say they felt sick, the building was evacuated, the Marine Corps announced on Twitter. Area hazmat teams and FBI investigators are on the scene. Catherine Garcia
At least 18 people were injured, three seriously, on Friday morning when a van ran into pedestrians outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai, Chinese state-run media reports.
The van swerved onto a busy sidewalk and became engulfed in flames at around 9 a.m. There were six people in the van, which was being used to transport gas tanks. Police say they do not believe this was an act of terrorism, and that the driver was smoking when the incident took place. Catherine Garcia
Gunmen stormed the office of Save the Children in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Wednesday morning, and are still holed up in the building, sporadically exchanging gunfire with police.
At least 11 people have been injured so far, The Guardian reports. A provincial government spokesman said a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in front of the entrance to Save the Children's compound, and a group of armed men then made their way inside. There are other international aid agencies and government offices in the area, and police are unsure if the attackers specifically targeted Save the Children, which gives local kids access to education and health care.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Mohammad Amin told AFP he was inside the compound when he heard "a big blast." After he ran for cover, he saw "a gunman hitting the main gate with an RPG (rocket propelled grenade) to enter the compound. I jumped out of the window." Over the weekend, Taliban militants attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing 22 people. No one has taken responsibility for the Save the Children attack, but both the Taliban and Islamic State are active in the area. Catherine Garcia