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Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery

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According to investigators, while James Hodgkinson was firing at members of Congress Wednesday morning he was carrying a handwritten list in his pocket with names of several Republican congressman. "He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones", Scalise's account tweeted, with a note that there will be no further updates . "In addition, the positive thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement from across the nation have meant the world to Matt and to all of us". Read More »

WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

In March, CNN reported Kushner had "relationship meetings" with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov to discuss issues like sanctions. The newspaper said the information came from officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

US Service Members Wounded In 'Insider Attack' In Afghanistan

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It said one Afghan soldier was killed and one wounded. A surge in the Taliban and the group's activities and that of other militant groups has also forced Afghanistan's Western allies, the U.S and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, to seriously consider sending more troops to the country. Read More »

Tropical storms likely to form in Gulf, Atlantic

Conditions appear to be favorable for gradual development of this system while it moves slowly northwestward toward the southern Gulf of Mexico early next week. How do hurricanes get their names? No tropical systems this weekend in Savannah, just hot temperatures and low rain chances. Finding a center of low pressure is not yet possible and until a center forms, forecast models will have a hard time assessing all of the variable necessary to make accurate predictions. Read More »

Russia slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba

But, in a shift from Obama's approach, Trump said trade and other penalties would stay in place until a long list of prerequisites was met. Mr Trump had promised fringe anti-communist Cuban exiles that he would take a hard line - a position that Cuba said is opposed by the wider Cuban community in the USA and the population as a whole. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

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Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. Scalise was shot in the hip, and the bullet damaged bone, blood vessels and internal organs. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital wrote, "on behalf of the Scalise family". Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. Read More »

Supreme Court holds up on redrawing WI districts

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The Supreme Court is taking on a case about partisan advantage in redistricting that could affect elections across the United States. Specifically, the case will be heard during the Supreme Court term which begins in October. The Constitution requires states to redo their political maps to reflect population changes identified in the once-a-decade census. "Across the country, we're witnessing legislators of both parties seizing power from voters in order to advance their purely partisan ... Read More »

Wife of DC Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

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The discovery suggests that the shooting was a premeditated political attack, The Daily Caller reported . Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Seattle Cops Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Woman Who Called For Help

Authorities confirmed that children were present in the apartment at the time of the shooting , though it is unknown who witnessed it. Police were seen carrying children away from the scene. An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the deadly use of force against Lyles. She said Lyles had " mental health issues" that were going untreated. Read More »

Shooter James Hodgkinson went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

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His history of police run-ins also included an incident in March where police were called over him firing about 50 shots in a wooded area near homes in Belleville. Trump added that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday. The American Hospital Association defines "critical" condition as: "Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits". Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise is a Roommate of Southern Illinois Congressman

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In a statement Thursday, a hospital spokesman said Scalise's condition was "critical with imminent risk of death" when he was admitted, but was improving after several surgeries. Officials at the hospital said the bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, causing severe bleeding and injuring internal organs. Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries, as did a congressional aide, and they have been released from hospitals. Read More »

Lawmakers criticize Trump's tweets about Russian Federation investigation

In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other for decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel, Robert Mueller , the Post said. The order also covers separate inquiries into several key Trump associates including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, campaign adviser Paul Manafort, foreign policy aide Carter Page and outside adviser Roger Stone. Read More »

The Bill Cosby Trial: What Went Wrong?

A judge has declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Pennsylvania , but the comedian's civil lawyers are still fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. Paul Callan, who represented the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson in a civil case against her ex-husband, former football star O.J. Simpson, after he was found not guilty of her murder, said courts are much stricter in excluding evidence in criminal cases because a conviction could lead to ... Read More »

Scattered Storms Monday Morning

Some of these storms could have gusty winds in excess of 60mph, frequent lightning and torrential rainfall which could cause localized flooding in places. On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move through the Windward Islands Monday night and Tuesday . Winds: S 10-15 miles per hour, with higher gusts. Read More »

Gun debate under Trump tested by congressman's shooting

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John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, retweeted Pavlich's tweet and took an additional swipe at McAuliffe: "Disgusting". "Not a day for politics". Later, after New Orleans police confiscated weapons during the Hurricane Katrina crisis in 2005, Scalise wrote a bill that would prohibit future confiscations during public emergencies. Read More »

Demonstrators Gather at Loring Park for 'Day 2' of Protests

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The officer testified Castile ignored his commands not to pull out the gun and he feared for his life. Castile's death garnered widespread attention after his girlfriend broadcast the shooting's aftermath on Facebook live. Slave patrols were common in southern USA states where white men would monitor and enforce discipline on black slaves. Eighteen people were arrested after peaceful protests erupted in St Paul following the verdict. Read More »

Gingrich says Comey may be under investigation

I talk to college students regularly who say to me if they openly are for Trump, they get threatened. "I think this whole game of recusal now, this is a nightmare", Gingrich said. Trump added that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT" in United States political history and is being led "by some very bad and conflicted people!" "We start over here on Russian Federation, well they don't have anything on Russian Federation, but maybe there was obstruction, we may not get ... Read More »

Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

Paul, Minn., after leaving a vigil at the state Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017. Sunday marked the third day of protests after the acquittal of former officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile . There is shouting, and Yanez screams, "Don't pull it out!" before he fires seven shots into the auto, five of which hit Castile . In his testimony, Yanez said he stopped Castile because he thought he resembled to one of two men who had robbed a nearby store a few ... Read More »

Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target

President Donald Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice despite his tweet Friday that appeared to confirm he is, a member of his legal team said , doubling down on the point with appearances on almost every major Sunday TV talk show. Read More »

The President Is Not Under Investigation: Trump Attorney

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But the president's attorney repeatedly and definitively declared that Trump is not, in fact, under investigation. "He's not afraid of an investigation because there is no investigation ". WALLACE: Well, you don't know that he's not under investigation again, sir. I really, truly believe that. It's that simple. The president is not under investigation. Read More »

Several Sailors' Bodies Found on Stricken Navy Destroyer

The USS Fitzgerald suffered major damage in the crash with the much larger Philippine-flagged merchant ship off the coast of Japan on Saturday. A 7th Fleet statement said the collision did "significant damage and associated flooding to two berthing spaces, a machinery space, and the radio room". Read More »

Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship programs

The administration did not mention any new money Thursday, but sources said it plans to announce an allocation of up to $200 million, which would be more than double the $90 million for apprenticeships in this year's federal budget. Trump seems to be sending some mixed signals when it comes to job training. While the funding is now limited to about $1,000 per apprentice, Gifford says increased funding and less cumbersome regulations for employers will likely increase utilization of ... Read More »

US Senate approves sanctions against Russian Federation over 2016 election

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for an amendment limiting the Trump administration's ability to unilaterally ease sanctions on Russian Federation. The two senators who voted against the measure were Republicans Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah). Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, said the amendment was also meant to recover from President Obama's term, when he circumvented Congress and used executive powers to try to shape sanctions. Read More »

Rosenstein privately mulls recusal from Russian Federation probe

Those officials are Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence, Michael Rogers , the head of the National Security Agency and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director, according to reports . "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", he said. Mr Trump also tweeted that no-one had been able to show any proof of collusion with the Russians. Read More »

Trump tweet confirms he's being probed by prosecutor

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President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the us election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a biased investigation. Rod Rosenstein probably never expected to be in the spotlight so often while serving in President Donald Trump's administration . Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is being investigated for obstruction of justice as he complained of a " witch hunt ". Read More »

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

Since Thursday morning, when the jurors told Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill they were having trouble reaching agreement, they have spent almost 24 hours either discussing the case in a conference room or re-hearing trial testimony in the courtroom. Read More »

Authorities say 32 injured in deck collapse

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Approximately 25 people were injured, some critically, after a deck collapsed at a lodge in northwest Montana Saturday afternoon, the local fire department said. The cause of the collapse on Saturday in Glacier Presbyterian Camp is under investigation. He was a longtime Flathead Valley firefighter who died in April. Read More »

Seager drives in 3 as Mariners beat Rangers 7-3

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The 10-4 loss was a rough one, with the Mariners allowing five runs in the first inning to put the team in a tough position nearly immediately. MARLINS 5, BRAVES 0: Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning, Christian Yelich drove in three runs and Miami won at Atlanta. Read More »

US Senate votes to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation and Iran

The measure, attached as an amendment to a broader bill dealing with Iran, firms up existing sanctions against Russian Federation and imposes new ones. Besides, the document contains a provision that does not allow President Donald Trump to weaken or cancel the measures taken without the approval of the Congress. Read More »

Flash flood alerts extended, Tropical Wave remains across Jamaica

These storms could become severe as they move into central NY later this afternoon and evening. A Flash Flood Watch will begin at 2:00 for Southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Wyoming Counties. There is also an enhanced risk for some thunderstorms to become severe, with strong wind gusts exceeding 58 miles per hour and large hail. Urban street flooding may result from clogged storm drains. Read More »

All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

There's also nothing barring Vegas from having a deal in place to select a player in order to trade him to another team. (For example, if a team doesn't want to lose an unprotected player, it may strike a deal to send a draft pick or a prospect player to the Knights in exchange for their not taking that unprotected player). Read More »