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Author: 0 Republicans, Democrats battle as one: Team Scalise

According to the hospital, he sustained a single shot to his left hip, with the bullet traveling across his pelvis causing bone fractures, internal organ injury and severe bleeding. Hodgkinson was killed in an encounter with police who responded to the scene Wednesday morning. Jennifer Scalise says in a statement that the family is "especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country".

Local Va. governor: 'There are too many guns on the streets'
Author: 0 Va. governor: 'There are too many guns on the streets'

Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois opened fire on the GOP baseball team that was practicing at Eugene Simpson Park; they were practicing before the annual baseball game between Democrats and Republicans. Will a shooting of a sitting Congressman push our Congress to act for the common good to protect Americans from deranged gunmen? That state's gun laws are much stricter.

Author: 0 Iraqi forces launch assault on Mosul Old City: army

Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah, who commands army operations in Ninevah province, says Iraqi special forces, the regular army and Federal Police are taking part in the operation to retake Mosul's Old City, which began on Sunday.

Author: 0 Over Foreign Payments to Trump Hotels, Two US Attorney Generals to Sue

The Justice Department said Friday that those plaintiffs did not suffer in any way and had no standing to sue, and that it is unconstitutional to sue the president in his official capacity. Despite a pledge to isolate himself from the business, Trump held on to his assets and placed them in a trust in his name. The two attorneys general also hope the case will build a record against Trump through the discovery process in the court case.

Local Trump calls investigation 'greatest witch hunt'
Author: 0 Trump calls investigation 'greatest witch hunt'

The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the United States election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year".

Local GOP, Democrats playing ball as Team Scalise
Author: 0 GOP, Democrats playing ball as Team Scalise

The Democratic and Republican teams met near second base before the game - Scalise's usual position - where they embraced and knelt in prayer for the victims of the shooting. Earlier Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray. Republican Congressman Gregg Harper gaveled in the session, and Republican Glenn Thompson delivered the first morning speech, as about 30 spectators watched from the visitors' galleries.

Author: 0 Trump announces he's being investigated

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow. Rosenstein released a cryptic statement the evening before about the danger of relying on anonymous sources, though it appeared to be aimed more at a report that the business interests ...

Author: 0 Dems win emotional congressional baseball game, 11-2

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, visited with Scalise late Wednesday. "We can't not play this game and let people who want to take away our freedom and liberty". The Democrats won handily, 11-2. Jennifer Scalise says in a statement that the family is "especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country".

Local Virginia shooting sparks gun control debate
Author: 0 Virginia shooting sparks gun control debate

Tom Garrett said, according to the New York Times . "I have long advocated - and this is not what today is about - but there are too many guns on the street", McAuliffe said at a media briefing with law enforcement not far from Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood.

Author: 0 Trump mocks Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to prove 'Russian Collusion'

But some outlets pointed out the statement was released after both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. If that happens Mike Pence will soon become the 46th President. So this particular tweet coming from Trump on Friday morning went off like a siren.

Local Scalise undergoes more surgery after Virginia shooting
Author: 0 Scalise undergoes more surgery after Virginia shooting

Unity was the theme of the spirited rivalry; Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout. Indeed, Scalise was in shock when he arrived at the hospital, and was at "imminent risk of death", Sava said . Four people were wounded by gunfire and two sustained other injuries, authorities said. "I'm prayerful he will pull through, and I hope he does", he said.

Author: 0 Trump confirms he's under investigation, lashes out at deputy attorney general

The Post , this week, reported that Robert Mueller , who is overseeing the FBI's probe into Russia's meddling in last year's United States presidential election and possible links with the Trump campaign, has expanded his inquiry to probe whether Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

Author: 0 Newsmax CEO says Trump is thinking about doing something really shocking

Under questioning from Sen. "I think that he should be more cognizant of making sure that the people who come to work with him are non-partisan, for his own credibility", Bennett said of Mueller. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday morning , Rosenstein was asked to respond to a claim from President Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy that Trump was considering firing Robert Mueller .

Local Donald Trump confirms he is being investigated for obstruction of justice
Author: 0 Donald Trump confirms he is being investigated for obstruction of justice

Kushner rarely speaks publicly about role in the White House, but he has become a major figure in the administration with a sprawling list of policy responsibilities that includes Canada and Mexico, China, and peace in the Middle East. Aides have counseled the president to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job. "And so that was his view throughout", Comey said. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in USA elections and possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign.

Local Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable
Author: 0 Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

Hodgkinson of IL, died after being shot by Capitol Police officers. The wife of the gunman who wounded a Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington because he wanted to work with people on changing tax brackets.

Local US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting
Author: 0 US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Congressional Democrats and Republicans teamed up at Washington , D.C.'s major league baseball park Thursday night for two reasons - to carry on a 108-year-old tradition and to honor wounded Rep. "He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours", reads a statement provided Thursday by MedStar Washington Hospital Center , the medical facility now treating Scalise.

Author: 0 Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open

McIlroy , who had stumbled through a lacklustre opening round on Thursday, again found the going tough after teeing off on the 10th hole. Justin Thomas landed a 3-wood on the 18th green where some players couldn't land a wedge, leaving him an 8-foot eagle putt that he calmly made for a 9-under 63 that matched one U.S.

Local Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted
Author: 0 Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted

Conrad Roy Jr issuing the family statement. And finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction: "'Get out of the truck .'" the judge said. Roy's mother testified at Carter's trial that Roy seemed to improve after he began taking medication and getting counseling. Carter had struggled with anorexia and self-cutting.

Author: 0 Paul Casey survives up-and-down round to take clubhouse lead at US Open

You can still make birdies out there. This is the first time in 25 years that the U.S. Open has played as a par 72. No fewer than 44 players ducked under par in the first round, and as the second round unfolded on Friday, the 7,839-yard layout continued to give up birdies freely.

Author: 0 Seven US navy crew missing after collision

At least seven crew members are missing after a US Navy guided missile destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel off the coast of Japan early Saturday morning. Local broadcaster NHK showed helicopter footage of the container ship with minor damage to its bow, while the Fitzgerald appeared to have significant damage above and below the waterline.

Author: 0 Wife Of GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Speaks Out

Hodgkinson's neighbors in Belleville said they can't believe someone from their sleepy little town would do something like that. Doctors say Scalise will be in the hospital for a "considerable period of time ". Richard Wagner, chief deputy of the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Dept., said there was nothing in Hodgkinson's record that would prevent him from legally owning firearms in IL.

Author: 0 The Senate Is Keeping the Revised Health Care Bill Under Wraps

A group of 13 Republican senators are holed up behind closed doors to decide the next steps for the American Health Care Act , the Obamacare replacement bill that will affect the future health insurance of all Americans. After meeting with two such couples after landing in Milwaukee, Trump pointed to "millions of American families" he said "continue to suffer from Obamacare while Congressional Democrats obstruct our efforts to rescue them".

Author: 0 Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller - White House

The topic of both hearings is the Justice Department's budget. Ruddy agrees that the move would be a wrong move, but dismissed the investigation Mueller is overseeing. Schiff later told CNN's Anderson Cooper he wouldn't be surprised if Trump was considering ousting Mueller. The independent counsel statute , passed after Watergate, allowed the appointment of a prosecutor who would look into high-level executive branch wrongdoing and answer to a panel of judges, and who could not be ...

Author: 0 Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security

Sava said that, while Scalise remains in critical condition, his risk of death is substantially lower now than when he came in. House Republicans met privately earlier to discuss the shootings, pray and sign oversized cards for the wounded.

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Author: 0 Protect Trump from himself

In a statement late Thursday, Rosenstein cautioned Americans against "accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, ' particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources are supposedly affiliated".

Author: 0 Kevin Durant Expecting To Work Out Contract To Keep Warriors' Core Together

After coming out to a ideal 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win. "We're obviously just getting started", Curry said . But at the end of the day we know what's best for us as a group and we want to do everything we can to keep this team together.

Author: 0 Seven missing after US destroyer collision off Japan

USA and Japanese aircraft and surface vessels continued the search after the Fitzgerald sailed into the port of Yokosuka south of Tokyo. After the guided-missile destroyer collided with a container ship on Friday, the Navy said seven sailors were missing.

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Author: 0 "Cuba's regime is brutal", Donald Trump closes Obama's opening

Marriott, the world's biggest hotel chain, operates the Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, which is owned by the Cuban military. Trump called for changes in Cuba , including the release of political prisoners, the holding of free and fair elections and respect for the freedom of speech and assembly.

Author: 0 Camaraderie at Golden State Warriors is fantastic, says Kevin Durant

A parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors' second National Basketball Association title in three years is underway in downtown Oakland. You're going to need it. "He's a heck of a player and a really good person, as well", Barry said. "First of all, if everybody wanted Steph , he would have been the No. 1 pick", Durant said.

Author: 0 Stage set for wide open run at US Open title

Open , being a little more friendly than in years past". "It's about raising money for our foundation, and giving back to our area and our community", Stricker said after shooting even-par 72 on Friday to get to 1 over for the tournament. "Uh yeah, I do", Harman said when asked if he still carries that chip on his shoulder this week. With a record number of scores under par in Round 1, it's no surprise the course was set up tougher for Round 2.

Local Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller
Author: 0 Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller

Unlike the President's successful TV program, where ratings seemed to rise each time he fired someone, his already lackluster poll numbers might plummet if he terminates Mueller before the special counsel has completed his investigation. Lawmakers were eager to ask Rosenstein about whether the special counsel was safe from being fired by the president after Ruddy made his provocative comments on PBS's "NewsHour" that Trump was "weighing" whether to dismiss Mueller.

Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

When Scalise first arrived at the hospital, "he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Dr. Jack Sava , the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said in a press conference Friday. "I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago". He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged.

Author: 0 Congressman's shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., in an opinion piece he wrote for CNN . Representatives for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Scalise offered no updates on his condition on Thursday morning. "I did tell Joe that I love him before the game and I love him after the game". "But you have long since earned my respect, and you deserve to be heard, and you are an honorable individual".

Author: 0 Escaped Georgia Prison Inmates Captured

The pair were wanted for killing two correctional officers during transport on June 13. A tip from a couple who had been held hostage by escaped Georgia inmates and help from armed citizens led to their capture in Rutherford County Thursday night.

Author: 0 After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. After six days of deliberation, the jury announced that it had reached a dead-block in the case against the famous comedian accused of sexually assaulting two women.

Local Rally in Binghamton held in protest of Trump's Paris Climate Accord decision
Author: 0 Rally in Binghamton held in protest of Trump's Paris Climate Accord decision

Its continuous short-range ballistic missile tests in defiance to worldwide sanctions have also caused great concern around the wold, with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis warning that a potential war between the U.S. The Senators note that remaining in the Paris Climate Agreement will be a serious hindrance to removing these burdensome regulations. "After China , the U.S.is the world's second-largest greenhouse gas polluter - and China is leading the renewable energy revolution".

Author: 0 United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

That's why Democrats' and Republicans' decision to go ahead with their baseball game on Thursday in Washington is so welcome. A shooting on Wednesday morning that targeted members of Congress was not enough to stop them from playing in the annual Congressional baseball game on Thursday night.

Author: 0 Amazon To Acquire Whole Foods In $13.7B Deal

Both companies said there will be no layoffs, but did not respond to other questions about Amazon's plans for Whole Foods . " Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is one of those". Marc Perrone, head of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents millions of grocery workers, said that Amazon's "brutal vision for retail is one where automation replaces good jobs".

Local Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left
Author: 0 Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left

As a top Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, lay in critical condition at a local hospital Thursday, some Republicans on the far right suggested that vitriolic rhetoric on the left could be to blame for the attack that put him there.

Author: 0 Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'

The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers. "While we know there will be hard and challenging days ahead for Matt and our family, the phsycians and specialists at Matt's side expect a full recovery", the statement said.

Local Seven missing US Navy sailors found dead after collision off Japan
Author: 0 Seven missing US Navy sailors found dead after collision off Japan

At around 29,000 tons displacement, the ship dwarfs the 8,315-ton USA warship, and was carrying 1,080 containers from the port of Nagoya to Tokyo. In a tweet Sunday, the Navy said the search is continuing. The US Navy also said that the ship suffered damage on starboard side, above and below the waterline, and that it had begun to take on water. Vice Admiral Joseph P Aucoin, the commander of the 7th Fleet, said: "This has been a hard day".

Author: 0 Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Has $117000 Stake in Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD ) will report its next earnings on Jun 29 BMO. News stories about Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $6.50 price objective (down from $9.00) on shares of Rite Aid Corporation in a research note on Monday, March 6th.

Author: 0 Rep. Scalise undergoing a third surgery, fellow Rep

Congressman Steve Scalise is in surgery for a third time at a Washington , D.C. hospital. One of the Capitol Police officers injured in Wednesday's shooting has thrown out the first pitch at the congressional baseball game - to thunderous applause.

Local Sheriff Clarke withdraws name from consideration for DHS position
Author: 0 Sheriff Clarke withdraws name from consideration for DHS position

Homeland Security and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Clarke faced significant pushback over his reported position, which intensified after CNN's KFile team found out that he plagiarized 47 parts of his 2013 master's thesis with the Naval Postgraduate School.

Author: 0 Judge Declares Mistrial in Cosby Rape Trial

Steele said he's disappointed the jury was unable to agree on the charges, but vowed to put Cosby on trial again. The jury tells the judge that it "cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts". Cosby , now legally blind, will have to endure another lawsuit; as will Constand and witnesses like Kelly Johnson, who testified for the prosecution that Cosby drugged and raped her in an L.A.

Author: 0 USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds Wednesday morning. The hospital said earlier in the week that he had undergone surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg.

Local Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump Never Discussed Firing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel
Author: 0 Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump Never Discussed Firing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

The CEO is Newsmax Media called Mueller "illegitimate" as a special counsel because the investigation itself has no basis. Some people say that might have been ethically very bad, but also possibly a criminal violation. On Sunday, Jay Sekulow, who recently joined Trump's legal team, would not rule out the firing of Mueller . He could order Rosenstein to do so, for instance, and while there's no way of telling how Rosenstein would react, the Justice Department generally acts at the behest of ...

Author: 0 After Mueller Meeting, Senate Intel Committee Won't Probe Obstruction

Special counsel Robert Mueller is exploring the possibility the President obstructed justice, according to " The Washington Post ", which cites unnamed sources who claim the head of the NSA and the Director of National Intelligence will be interviewed as soon as this week.