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Bernie Sanders Fundraised Off Giffords Shooting, Blamed GOP Rhetoric For Violence

Other photos revealed the van belonging to the raging GOP critic had dark curtains and blinds on the inside. Hodgkinson , who was 66, was fatally shot by police. "I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it". Hodgkinson's Facebook page indicates that, until recently, he ran a home-inspection business out of his home in Belleville, in the southwestern corner of the state, across the Mississippi River from St. Read More »

40-pound catfish to be released following Penguins parade

This year's parade was different than last year's in that it ended at Point State Park, where a stage was set up so the team and coaches could address the fans. "We've got a unique base". We are almost a full year in advance of another team hoisting the Stanley Cup , so today is no time for betting the favorites. Read More »

President visits Scalise in hospital


The bullet caused massive bleeding, and damaged bones and internal organs. MedStar Washington Hospital Center released a statement saying that he had already undergone one surgery and that he will require additional operations. "He was just walking and shooting", she said of the man, whom she described as white and wearing a T-shirt and shorts. Witnesses estimated that more than 50 shots rang out. Read More »

Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for unity in the wake of the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that injured five people, including a top House Republican. President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital, writing on Twitter , "Just left hospital". Trump also said he spoke with Scalise's wife and offered his full support to the congressman's family. Read More »

Heat wave coming to southern Utah, weather service says


The forecast calls for a high of 81 degrees on Sunday and lower temperatures the rest of the weekend. And on Monday, the heat claimed the life of a family pet, Wallingford animal control officers said. " Temperatures will reach 118 degrees by Friday in Death Valley, and then hit the sizzling 122-degree mark on Saturday", reports the LA Times The paper adds, "The last time it reached 122 degrees in Death Valley was on June 17, 1917". Read More »

Missouri Senate passes annual abortion clinic inspections


Greitens wants lawmakers to enact other restrictions on clinics in place of those that were struck down. "We did not send you here to take good reproductive health care away from the women of our state". Lawmakers are considering requiring annual inspections for abortion clinics during a special session on abortion called by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Read More »

Donald Trump investigated for possible obstruction of justice


President Donald Trump called a report he is under investigation for obstruction of justice "phony" in a series of tweets tweet Thursday, and repeated an accusation that he is the subject of a massive witch hunt. He met with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday to ensure future investigations don't conflict. With the news on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller III is reportedly looking into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice , it ... Read More »

Trump pushes public works agenda, health care on OH visit


Zeldin told reporters that Trump upheld his tweeting. The speech came a day before former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress Thursday and as the White House faces new allegations about possible efforts by the president to influence the investigation into potential ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Shooter of US Congressman was living in his vehicle


He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center , a Level I Trauma Center. Steve Scalise Thursday morning at the Washington hospital where the lawmaker is recovering form a gunshot wound. Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination. Read More »

Father, daughter killed in GWB crash identified


Manhattan: George Washington Bridge, 2 killed & 4 in serious condition, after a multiple vehicle MVA on the lower level, Both directions closed. This has said by a law enforcement sources. All five were in the SUV. Pentangelo said the SUV was destroyed when it crashed into the back of the box truck. They were pronounced dead at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. Read More »

James T Hodgkinson: What we know about Virginia suspect


Hodgkinson, who reportedly opened fire with an automatic weapon, was shot in return fire by Capitol Police officers who were present at the practice for Thursday's game against the Democrats. "James then pulled out a possible pocket knife and cut [her] seatbelt". The charges were dropped when the victims failed to appear in court. An acquaintance of the suspect confirmed that he had campaigned for Sanders during the election. Read More »

Seeking Normalcy, Congress Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting

Hodgkinson died of wounds sustained during a firefight with law enforcement. "(Jeff) Flake and I to help Zack stop the bleeding on his leg". He died after officers in Scalise's security detail fired back at him. Votes were canceled in the House on Wednesday, but on Thursday they were taking place. Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks described Scalise dragging himself across the field in a bid to escape as the firing continued. Read More »

Shooting suspect recently moved to area; volunteered for Sanders campaign


Rep. Ron DeSantis said Hodgkinson appeared to be the same man who asked him before the shooting whether Democrats or Republicans were practicing on the field. There could have easily been 25 casualties today if it wasn't for the Capitol Police, said Representative Roger Williams , who was one of the team members practicing on the field today when the shots rang out. Read More »

What we know about suspected gunman in congressman shooting


A grave Donald Trump called on Americans to unify after the shooting of a Republican lawmaker and three other people Wednesday at a baseball field, striking a notably less partisan tone in response to his first major domestic crisis. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said his office had multiple contacts with the gunman in Wednesday's northern Virginia shooing. "It's time to come home", the report said. Read More »

Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement

To their credit, the Southern Baptist Convention officially renounced their open racism and hostility towards black people in a statement titled " Resolution On Racial Reconciliation " issued in 1995. Duke explained in his opening statement Wednesday, however, that the issue that prevented the initial vote was one of clarity in messaging, rather than division over white supremacy. Read More »

Michigan AG charges five more in Flint Water scandal


That took him, and us, closer to the governor's office. Should this state's residents be expected to believe that 15 of his employees knew about something that he didn't? "We have to be basically walking on eggshells to utilize something that's a basic necessity of life". Read More »

SUV jumps curb in NYC, 9 hurt


The SUV swerved to avoid a delivery truck , hit three other vehicles and came to a stop between a broken tree and the windows of Hudson Crossing, a luxury apartment building in Hell's Kitchen. One is a 45-year-old woman who suffered a head injury and a contusion to the leg. " In the moment it touched the cab by the front, it totally changed direction and ran onto the sidewalk ". Read More »

Orlando soccer star Larin arrested for DUI


Cyle Larin was arrested on Thursday morning in Orlando. The police report says that Larin was polite and cooperative both at his auto and upon arriving at the breath test centre. He had 14 in 2016 and eight so far this season. Larin will not be eligible to participate in any competition or team activity, until that assessment is complete, and he is cleared for participation by the SABH Program doctors, and Major League Soccer completes its investigation. Read More »

Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice

Which is precisely the objective of the various investigations into the still-wholly unsubstantiated Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory. How did the investigations begin? Still from last night's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, we learnt that Mr Sessions "cannot recall", "to the best of his knowledge" anything that actually matters and those he can recall, he "cannot disclose" because his sole objective in life may be to "protect" President Donald ... Read More »

Donald Trump 'investigated over possible obstruction of justice' in Russian Federation probe

The Washington Post first reported Wednesday that Mueller's probe was widening to include looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. Barely a month after Mr Trump dismissed Mr Comey , there are rumours that he may seek to sack Mr Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed following the FBI chief's ouster to head the agency's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Referees can stop games over discrimination at Confederations Cup


The victor of Group A will play the runner-up of Group B and the victor of Group B will play the runner-up of Group A . There will also be a third place match between the losers of the semi-finals. The new scheme was already used for the German and Australian national teams who arrived from Frankfurt am Main and Moscow (Domodedovo International Airport). Read More »

US Republican Steve Scalise shot in baseball ambush

Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died of his injuries. Scalise was among several people wounded early Wednesday when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington . "He asked me who was practicing this morning, Republicans or Democrats, and I said: 'That's the Republicans practicing, '" Duncan told reporters. Read More »

NSW buildings at risk of London-style fire


Speaking after visiting the site of the devastating fire in North Kensington, London , May said she wanted to make sure "this bad tragedy is properly investigated". According to the local authority's website, these large-scale works included the installation of "insulated exterior cladding, new double-glazed windows and a new communal heating system, with the goal of improving energy efficiency". Read More »

West Virginia House passes budget without tax changes


With four days left in Alaska's special session, there's movement on the state's capital budget but agreement has yet to be reached on an operating budget. LeDoux said lawmakers could leave Juneau with just a budget and not a comprehensive fiscal plan. "They have accounted for revenue contingent on bills that haven't passed". Read More »

Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Grassley said Comey's firing and Lynch's actions should both be investigated. "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Mark Corallo told the Post . The AG also disputed Comey's account of his response when the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director approached him after the April 14 meeting. Read More »

Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting

The gunshots are really loud and there are A LOT of them. The House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were injured- but it could've been much worse if not for the heroic efforts by the Capitol Hill Police who returned fire with the shooter. Read More »

Services to mark 1 year since 49 killed in Orlando gay club


The march marked the one-year anniversary of the gay nightclub shooting, in which Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 58 others. Both Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said the kindness shown after the tragedy is what will be remembered most . Read More »

Death toll rises to 17 in London apartment block fire

Missing people posters have been put up throughout the north London neighborhood of North Kensington. The Queen has issued a message of condolence following the Grenfell Tower fire which has so far claimed 12 lives. "They couldn't stop the fire". Davis said: "The fact is that this fire occurred in a building occupied by the relatively poor". "We have to get to the bottom of this". Read More »

Congressional charity baseball game to go on as planned


According to his Facebook page, Hodgkinson was a fervent supporter of Sanders, the feisty independent who battled Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination a year ago. "I was batting, we heard a loud noise". "I give him credit". Lawmakers and their staffs said Wednesday's shooting once again exposed a reality that they are vulnerable targets anytime they leave the security of the Capitol. Read More »

The shooting at a GOP baseball practice was an assault on democracy

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement Wednesday following the shooting of several Republican Congress members during a practice for the annual charity Congressional Baseball Game. On her front porch just across the street from the field in a trendy, family-friendly neighbourhood, Reba Winstead heard a dozen shots. "I'm shaken up", Duncan said. Read More »