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Hospital says Rep. Scalise in critical condition following surge

Hospital says Rep. Scalise in critical condition following surge The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, was shot and killed by the officers. All we would have had would have been baseball bats versus a rifle. Democrats were scheduled to practice later on Wednesday but that was canceled after the shooting. Even so, Scalise wasn't an early endorser of Trump previous year. [Full Article...]

Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, citing law enforcement sources. Two Capitol police officers who were there to provide security for the lawmakers engaged the gunman with pistols, Brooks said. Doyle announced that his team would invite the Republican players to have dinner with them at the National Democratic Club on Wednesday night, so the two teams could dine together before tomorrow's game... [Full Article...]

Fed raises key interest rates

The message the Fed sent on Wednesday was upbeat: It believes the US economy is on firm footing as it enters its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession. "Everyone is concerned about the path of interest rate increases as well as the methodology for reducing the balance sheet, and this is creating a little bit of volatility intraday", Chad Morganlander, a money manager at Stifel, Nicolaus ... [Full Article...]

Trump's attorney general Sessions to face Russian Federation questions

Trump's attorney general Sessions to face Russian Federation questions Coats told associates that Trump had asked him if he could intervene with Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials. Sessions said: "It did not violate my recusal". The Justice Department subsequently released decades-old memos from its Office of Legal Counsel that it said supported ... [Full Article...]

What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice

Minutes later he heard about the rampage. While police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine whether it was a deliberate political attack, the shooting intensified concerns about the sharp divide and bitter rhetoric in United States politics. [Full Article...]

Suspect Dies After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

A total of five people were struck in the shooting, including the gunman, now identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from the state of IL. He made his way up to a utility shed by home plate when he was shot. Chuck Fleischmann, who witnessed the incident. "We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here becau... [Full Article...]

MI officials criminally charged in Flint water crisis

The outbreak involved about 100 cases and led to 12 deaths , and was thought to have been linked to poor water quality in the city of Flint in 2014-15. Convincing a jury that the officials' failure to disclose the risk of Legionnaires' disease caused a death would be hard, Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning said. [Full Article...]

Alabama Congressman renders first aid in baseball practice shooting

This morning his detail consisted of the two Capitol Hill Policemen who were shot in the process of neutralizing the attacker. We just said a prayer for our colleagues and are holding to leave Dem baseball practice. After the incident, Rep. Brooks was asked about what he thought about the "gun situation" in the United States now that he has survived a shooting. [Full Article...]

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, will need more surgery: hospital

The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. The shooting in Alexandria, Virginia in which several people were wounded, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , sent shockwaves through both sides of the aisle. [Full Article...]

Sen. Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

Rodney Davis, who was at the practice, told CNN's Brianna Keilar Wednesday morning before Hodgkinson had been publicly identified as the alleged shooter. Hodgkinson's home inspection license expired last November, records show. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. Law enforcement records show that Hodgkinson had been arrested on suspicion of battery and motor vehicle damage, among other a... [Full Article...]

'No Idea' How Many Still Missing In Massive London Fire, Say Authorities

Authorities in London say they "have absolutely no idea" how many people are still missing after a fire engulfed a high-rise apartment Wednesday, according to NBC News . "All of these are questions which must be answered, if for no other reason than because there are many, many other tower blocks across London and across the country", he said. [Full Article...]

Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting

Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting House of Representatives, was shot in the hip and was receiving care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his office said . Scalise was out of surgery and "doing well", according to an ABC News affiliate. But participation has grown increasingly popular in the years since. Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent working for Texas Rep. Roger Williams , was among those shot as well, ac... [Full Article...]

Sessions says he's "not stonewalling", citing "confidential communications" with Trump

Sessions says he's If he did have a conversation with the ambassador, it was "certainly nothing improper". "I think so", Sessions replied. In Sessions' testimony Tuesday, the AG did dispute some of the particulars of Comey's story about his interactions with President Trump. [Full Article...]

What you missed from this weekend's Tony Awards

The homegrown play, " Oslo ", written by USA playwright J.T. Rogers was inspired by the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the agreement more than two decades ago. House Of Cards actor, Kevin Spacey , did an exceptional job at making the crowd laugh, bringing down the house as host with a few impersonations, including one of Bill Clinton aimed at wife Hillar... [Full Article...]

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified Donald Trump has confirmed that the man who fired shots at a congressional baseball practice earlier today is dead. Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll. [Full Article...]

DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster It comes after the Prime Minister apologised to her MPs for the election result telling them "I got us into this mess and I will get us out of it". He said the peace process is " fragile " and could fall apart if the British government is no longer " impartial ". [Full Article...]

Congressmen Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

Capitol Police , first responders, and colleagues", his office said in a previous statement at 2:30 p.m. EST. He also stated that "America is praying for you, and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting ", in regards to Rep. [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Can't take 'dangerous' Bangladesh side for granted, says Virat Kohli

Brushing aside questions on the ICC World Cup in 2015 (when India knocked out Bangladesh in the Quarterfinals), Kohli commented, "It has been 24 months, I don't think that anyone has been thinking about that game". Could they do it again in the Champions Trophy 2017? However after the Indian bowlers thrashing they received at the hands of the Lanka batsmen, they did pull it back with So... [Full Article...]

Confirmed: 2 Australians Killed in the London Terror Attack

Confirmed: 2 Australians Killed in the London Terror Attack Her family and friends had been desperately searching for her since Sunday night and have finally found out that she had been killed in the attack on London Bridghe. Ms Zelenak and Ms Goncalves, both au pairs working in Herne Hill in south London, had met on the train. She became separated from her friends after terrorists Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba ploughed int... [Full Article...]

Ananya Vinay, 12, wins United States spelling bee competition

They were the last two standing of the initial 291 spellers. To win the 25-word championship round of the spelling bee, Ananya correctly spelled the word marocain , a dress fabric made of warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns. [Full Article...]


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