Global Rifle-wielding attacker wounds GOP leader, killed by police
Author: 0 Rifle-wielding attacker wounds GOP leader, killed by police

By then, the two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, were in an intense, close-range firefight with the gunman, later identified as 66-year-old James T. "We took off down the street and a good Samaritan let us into his apartment so we could call 911 and then also call my family", he said. Two Pennsylvania Republicans, U.S.

Author: 0 Trump decries shooting of top Congressman

President Donald Trump said the shooter - who was identified as James T. Hodgkinson III, a 66-year-old IL man - died after a gun battle with Capitol Police. "It's one of the last places where Republicans and Democrats have sort of good, clean fun and rediscover each other's humanity", Holt said. "The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely.

Author: 0 'When UK ready', Brexit talks should start: EU's Michel Barnier

As a defeated supporter of the Remain campaign, Prime Minister Cameron handed over the reins to May to ensure a strong pro-Brexit leadership sits at the negotiating table with European leaders. The Brexit election was not about Brexit , it was political opportunism. "But not quite the Brexit election we expected", said Rob Ford, political science professor at Manchester University.

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Author: 0 Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Mueller has been silent since he was named to head the Russian Federation investigation on May 17, a week after Trump fired FBI chief James Comey expressing frustration over the probe. The news comes one day after Rosenstein affirmed his support for the special counsel, despite recent reports that Trump was weighing Mueller's dismissal .

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Author: 0 Disney to remember boy killed by alligator with sculpture

Lane was snatched by an alligator as he played at the water's edge at Seven Seas Lagoon in front of his family on June 14, 2016, and dragged into the water despite his parents' best efforts to save him. "The foundation is dedicated to supporting families of children needing life-saving organ transplants", Walt Disney World Resort president George A.

Global What We Know About The Suspect In GOP Baseball Practice Shooting
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Scalise's office said earlier Wednesday that he was in stable condition following the shooting , although MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Wednesday afternoon that Scalise remained in critical condition. "We need to bring our country out of today's recession by raising the number of tax brackets from six to 20 or more and the top marginal rate of 35 percent on $380,000 to 60 percent on $20 million or more", Hodgkinson wrote .

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BRASILIA: Brazil's top electoral court dismissed a case on Friday that threatened to unseat President Michel Temer for alleged illegal campaign funding in the 2014 election, when he was the running mate of impeached President Dilma Rousseff .

Global Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'
Author: 0 Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Heinrich immediately tore into Sessions , accusing him of "impeding" the panel's investigation. He declined to pinpoint the legal standard under which he was refusing to answer the question, except to say that it was Justice Department policy to refuse to answer questions involving the president-which is decidedly false.

Author: 0 Dollar subdued as Trump probe, weak US data overshadow Fed

Federal Reserve raised interest rates in March , the PBOC lifted short-term interest rates in what economists said was a bid to stave off capital outflows and keep the yuan stable. The Fed would start with monthly reductions in Treasury holdings of no more than $6 billion and $4 billion in mortgage bonds. "For agency debt and mortgage-backed securities, the cap will be $4 billion per month initially, increasing by $4 billion at quarterly intervals over a year until it reached $20 billion ...

Author: 0 Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

He died in the hospital. He said Scalise was conscious, answering questions, and asked for water. Our fearless Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible. "Only constitutional office holders are given (security) details", said Rep. Joseph Crowley of NY, the Democratic Caucus chairman. Bernie SandersBernie SandersRoger Stone blames shooting on "climate of hate" toward Trump Facebook pulls pages of suspected baseball gunman ...

Author: 0 Alabama Congressman Renders First Aid In Alexandria Shooting

Congressional staffers and Capitol Hill police were also among those shot. Palmer wrote on his Twitter , "I was on the field 20 yards away from the shooter". The suspect, James Hodgkinson, has been reported dead. Bernie Sanders' unsuccessful presidential campaign a year ago. But we're not going to get rid of freedom of speech because some people say some really ugly things and hurt other people's feelings.

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders says man ID'd as shooter was on campaign

Authorities say it is too early to ascertain the gunman's motive, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into Hodgkinson's anti-Trump social media rants. President Donald Trump , in a hastily called address from the White House, announced the shooter died of his injuries. "America is praying for you and America is praying for the victims", he said.

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Flames licked up the sides of the block in the north Kensington area as 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fireengines, fought the blaze for hours. Police and fire services attempted to evacuate the concrete block and said "a number of people are being treated for a range of injuries", including at least two for smoke inhalation.

Author: 0 British PM Theresa May says she takes responsibility for election result

The MPs involved in the secret talks were mostly believed to be those who campaigned to remain in the European Union , who had already forged alliances when they campaigned together in the lead-up to the referendum. The DUP leader declined to give details of what she termed a "positive engagement with the Conservative Party". Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O'Neill has said that regardless of talks between the DUP and Tories all roads must lead back to an Executive, which ...

Global Eyewitness posts video of baseball shooting
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Scalise was in critical condition after suffering damage to internal organs, and his injuries will require additional operations, according to a MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical update late Wednesday. The FBI is "exploring all angles" in the case, Special Agent in Charge Tim Slater said, responding to a question about whether the attack was an act of terrorism.

Author: 0 Collusion with Russian Federation a "detestable and appalling lie": Sessions

Despite that recusal, he was involved in Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey , who was leading the Russian Federation probe. In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week .

Global USA congressman 'critical' after being shot at baseball practice
Author: 0 USA congressman 'critical' after being shot at baseball practice

As we continue to gather information, Tracy and I would like to send our prayers to my friend and colleague, Steve Scalise , as well as members of the security detail and congressional staff who were injured. The FBI says it is actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations". "Trump has destroyed our Democracy".

Global How Stephen Colbert Roasted Trump at the Tony Awards
Author: 0 How Stephen Colbert Roasted Trump at the Tony Awards

Australian actress Cate Blanchett and musician Tim Minchin both missed out on awards for their roles in Platonov and Groundhog Day respectively. Midler said she had a "very tough schedule" but the experience had been "life-affirming and life-changing".

Global Trump calls for unity after GOP baseball shooting
Author: 0 Trump calls for unity after GOP baseball shooting

Ohio Rep Brad Wenstrup , on his way to do a TV interview with CNN, gave a bear hug to Georgia Rep. Doug Collins in the hallway. Tenney's spokeswoman, Hannah Andrews, said the office alerted U.S. "Many have been shot , but a lot like me got bloody running for cover", he said. "Oftentimes you will hear a constituent misinterpret the words "fair" from "favorable" - they will often say 'I'm not treated fairly, ' when they mean they weren't treated favorably", he said.

Global Bernie Sanders Condemns 'Despicable' Alexandria Shooter, 'Apparently' Former Campaign Volunteer
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders Condemns 'Despicable' Alexandria Shooter, 'Apparently' Former Campaign Volunteer

Officials say Hodgkinson died at the hospital. "Sanders said he was 'sickened by this despicable act" and condemned it "in the strongest possible terms". He had a valid firearms owner identification card, and the deputies advised him to shoot his weapon safely. A bar manager at a restaurant in Alexandria told the newspaper that Hodgkinson visited repeatedly and seemed like "not a friendly person" but did not discuss politics or why he was in Alexandria.

Author: 0 Pressure's on: National spelling bee comes down to final 15

Ananya Vinay , a 12-year-old 6th-grader from Fresno, California , correctly spelled " marocain " in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night to win the trophy and $40,000 cash prize. As the rest of her family joined her, the new champ finally let her happiness show. The victor of the competition is awarded a United States dollars 40,000 prize and the person who comes in second is awarded USD 30,000, according to CNN .

Author: 0 More Fake News? WaPo's Unnamed Sources Reveal Trump May Have Obstructed Justice

Gingrich and others are arguing Mueller can not be fair, because he is friends with former FBI Director James Comey , whom Trump fired last month. Mueller met Wednesday with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict. Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller .

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Author: 0 Egypt's parliament to vote on Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

A key parliamentary committee unanimously backed the plan and referred it to parliament for a final vote before it can be ratified by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, its chairman told journalists. Egyptian courts have previously nullified the agreement. After the agreement was announced during the April 2016 visit to Cairo by the Saudi king, the country saw the largest anti-government protests since el-Sissi took office in 2014.

Author: 0 Robert Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Some of President Donald Trump's closest allies - including one of his sons - have begun questioning whether Mueller's wide-ranging probe is becoming too political, as the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election intensifies.

Author: 0 "Hard Brexit" plan is dead in the water - Scotland's Sturgeon

Sturgeon said the United Kingdom government should also reconvene a joint ministerial committee involving all three devolved governments in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff, and set up an advisory groupinvolving Sinn Féin to agree an all-party, all-government negotiating position.

Author: 0 Feinstein wants 'all-hands-on-deck' Trump probe

Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-DE) - the chairs and ranking Democrats of the Senate Judiciary Committe and its National Security Subcommittee - sent a letter Thursday to Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman demanding he provide them with the original memo he supposedly leaked to CNN on Comey's say-so.

Global Gun control talk quickly follows shooting of congressman
Author: 0 Gun control talk quickly follows shooting of congressman

Almost half a million Americans have been killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting less than five years ago. The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence supports requiring background checks for all gun sales, prohibiting suspected terrorists from purchasing guns, restricting access to assault weapons and high capacity magazines, preventing those convicted of hate crimes from purchasing guns, and undertaking federally funded research on gun violence.

Author: 0 Putin claims he never had strong connection with Michael Flynn

Putin again denied any Russian involvement in the USA presidential election and any knowledge of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. It also had included disinformation and dissemination of fake news. "Could you accept that? By some calculations it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russian Federation", the president said.

Author: 0 Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign

The gunman who opened fire at the congressional baseball practice Wednesday was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville , Illinois , sources told Fox News . He confirmed that Hodgkinson had volunteered on his presidential campaign. "I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" he said. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., pauses as he speaks Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington , about the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball ...

Global Congress baseball attack: Louisiana rep critical; gunfire caught on camera
Author: 0 Congress baseball attack: Louisiana rep critical; gunfire caught on camera

Ditching derogatory rhetoric about the Washington "swamp", Trump rallied in support of his fellow politicians and called on the country to pull together. The Congressional Baseball Game is set to go on as scheduled. "Only constitutional office holders are given (security) details", said Rep. Joseph Crowley of NY, the Democratic Caucus chairman.

Global Baseball practice shooting raises debate over gun control
Author: 0 Baseball practice shooting raises debate over gun control

He added, "I have long talked about this -- background checks and shutting down gun show loopholes". Wednesday might have just been another day in America's dark and ongoing pattern of gun violence, but there is something particularly jarring about seeing members of Congress become shooting targets in broad daylight.

Author: 0 Philippines says it learned of city siege plans in advance

The Mindanao-based official also cited the USA troops' involvement in overt and covert operations in Mindanao. On Wednesday, Padilla said that some of those forces, who are usually based in Zamboanga city, had "been moved to help ground forces in Marawi ".

Author: 0 Steve Merczynski: US Attorney General denies meeting with Russian ambassador

Comey testified last week that he spoke with Sessions day after that meeting and told him he was not comfortable being alone with the president in that situation. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont have sought an FBI investigation. Sessions added that, "to suggest that a recusal from a single specific investigation" would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI would be "absurd".

Global Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'
Author: 0 Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria , Virginia, where lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. "Our courageous Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill and their sacrifice makes democracy possible". Paul Ryan , the House Speaker, mentioned that photo when he spoke on the House floor a few hours after the attack.

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Workers told researchers that some were prevented by private security guards from expressing their concerns about labor conditions or feared reprisals from employers if they spoke up, the report said. Workers at four stadiums organized strikes to protest labor practices, according to the report . Recall that it has become a tradition that the World Cup is preceded by the Confederations Cup to make the country and the teams gear up for the main event.

Author: 0 Trump begged NSA director to deny collusion with Russia

When Mr Comey appeared before a Senate committee last week , he confirmed that he had told Mr Trump on several instances that he was personally not under investigation. During Comey's testimony , Senator John Cornyn asked the former Director about his statement. "I don't think it's necessary for us to meet (again)", Burr said.

Author: 0 Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports

The Post report cites anonymous sources who were briefed on requests made by investigators. The president has accused Comey of lying about those encounters. "My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted", Rosenstein said at the time. No longer is he merely focused on Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, meaning Mueller appears also to be zeroing in on Trump's actions since taking office on January 20.

Author: 0 Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

Trump interviewed Mueller for the director's position days before Rosenstein picked Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation probe, Sanders confirmed Tuesday. Trump from making damaging mistakes", the Times reports , "an important internal change in a White House dominated by a president who often demands obeisance".

Global Security added at state capitol, no known threats
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State police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement Wednesday that there is no known threat to MA. "Had they not been there it would have been a massacre, because there's no escaping a guy you know if he's got several hundred bullets and we had no weapons and no place to hide", he said.

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Author: 0 USA stages successful test of ICBM defence system

A ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision. The fresh sabre-rattling from Pyongyang appeared to up the stakes as the Pentagon announced on Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an ICBM in a first-of-its-kind test.

Author: 0 Congressmen Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

He died after a shootout with police. Two lawmakers said Hodgkinson asked "whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there", before the shooting. "If Scalise wouldn't have been on the team...him being there, he probably saved everybody else's life because if you don't have a member of leadership there, there probably would have been no security there".

Global Scalise Shooting Suspect Identified as James Hodgkinson
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Sanders says violence is unacceptable, and says only "nonviolent action" can bring change. Three other gunshot victims were transported to hospitals: U.S. Robert Becker, who oversaw Sanders' campaign in Iowa and other key states, said none of the campaign field organizers in Iowa or IL could remember a volunteer named James Hodgkinson.

Global Unnamed Sources: Trump Now Being Investigated for Obstruction
Author: 0 Unnamed Sources: Trump Now Being Investigated for Obstruction

With the news on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller III is reportedly looking into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice , it appears Comey got what he was hoping for. "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One flying back from Wisconsin to Washington DC.

Global Mo Brooks Describes Shooting in Alexandria
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Mika's family said the lobbyist was shot multiple times and was in critical condition following surgery. A press conference is expected to begin about 5:30 p.m. According to the event's website, Senate and House members from each party play against each other and raise money for a Washington , DC, area charity.

Author: 0 AG Sessions: Accusations of Collusion 'False,' 'Appalling and Detestable'

The attorney general clawed back often during his testimony , especially during his opening statement, when he blasted insinuations that he'd colluded with the Russians as an " appalling and detestable lie ". Perhaps Trump had complained to him about the way Comey was handling the Russian Federation investigation. Comey did not do so. Sessions corroborated that Comey came to him the next day and asked not to be alone with the president.

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