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National SD delegation responds to Virginia shooting
Author: 0 SD delegation responds to Virginia shooting

The five injured include two Capitol Police officers and the gunman, who was shot by police who responded to the scene, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said. Bergman said before the incident, he never felt the need for security at a baseball practice. Scalise (R-Jefferson) was shot in the hip and is out of surgery after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

National Trump says Scalise shooter is dead
Author: 0 Trump says Scalise shooter is dead

They said the man asked if it was the Republicans or Democrats practicing, and they told him it was Republicans. A staff member of Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, was among those shot, according to a statement from his office. 'Today is another sad day in the American landscape where tragedy strikes and a gun is involved and innocent people are hurt and injured as a result of it, ' said LLBC Chairman Joseph Bouie, Jr.

Author: 0 Rand Paul: Congressional Republican Baseball Shooting Could Have Been A "Massacre"

In his whip campaign, he boasted about his conservative credentials and pointed out that he'd be the only GOP leader from the South, which had a major role in giving Republicans their largest House majority in decades. He hit Steve Scalise ", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire.

Author: 0 Chuck Schumer invites Donald Trump to testify about Comey and Russian Federation

Chuck Schumer , responding to Trump's statement Friday that he would "100 percent" speak under oath about the Comey affair, said he would like the president to testify in public before the Senate. A USA president is given a wide array of immunities from criminal prosecutions. Trump demurred when asked whether tapes of his talks with Comey actually exist.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls James Comey 'leaker', declares 'total vindication'

The Trump White House had been considering Robert Mueller as a top candidate to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before the deputy USA attorney general changed course and tapped Mueller to serve as special counsel investigating Russian interference in last year's election, two sources familiar with the process told NPR.

Author: 0 Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

Mo Brooks recounted horrific details from the shooting Wednesday in which House Majority Leader Steve Scalise and a number of others were wounded by a gunman apparently wielding a rifle . About 25 senators and congressmen were at the practice, according to Senator Jeff Flake who told reporters some 50 shots rang out in the exchange of fire between the gunman and the lawmakers' security detail, at around 6:30 a.m.

Author: 0 Aaron Judge Crushes 495-foot Homer in Yankees' Win

NY (35-23) is 12 games over.500 for the second time this season after opening the series with an 8-2 win on Friday. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Angels are +105 money line underdogs to beat the Yankees , who have odds of -125 to win tonight in L.A.

Author: 0 Former FBI director Comey says White House spread 'lies, plain and simple'

In his written statement to the committee, Comey says that in one phone conversation, Trump said "that if there were some "satellite" associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out". Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. Comey "let Flynn go". "It's hard to see how Comey's after-the-fact transcription of his relevant conversations with the president fall within either of these provisions", Vladeck said.

Author: 0 South Korea: Possible N. Korea Drone Spied on US Anti-Missile System

The defense ministers of South Korea and India will hold talks in Seoul later Wednesday on ways to deal with North Korea and expand bilateral military cooperation, Seoul's ministry said. The alleged spying incident from North Korea comes around the same time when South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for a halt in the rollout of THAAD missile system pending environmental impact reports, which could take a year to complete.

National Two Escapees Captured; Two Still on the Run
Author: 0 Two Escapees Captured; Two Still on the Run

The escapees are: Jeremy Tyson Irvin, 31; Brian Allen Moody, 23; Sonny Baker, 41; and Trey Glenn Goodnight, 27. Sheriff Scott Walton said witnesses called dispatch describing the men seen the night before on the news who escaped from jail.

Author: 0 Secret Service: We don't have any Trump White House tapes

He also slammed the president for firing him, saying that the "shifting explanation" for why he was sacked "confused me and increasingly concerned me", and going on to call out the president for defamation as Trump went on to smear Comey as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation after firing the veteran chief.

National China overturns rejections of 9 Trump trademarks
Author: 0 China overturns rejections of 9 Trump trademarks

Six others were approved last week, covering construction, advertising, weather forecasting and dietary consulting. The accusations against the Indonesian factory come on the heels of accusations against factories that produced Trump's brand in China.

Author: 0 Warriors down Cavs to clinch NBA title

During the Finals, Durant averaged 35.2 points on 55.6 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from three, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steal across 39.7 minutes per game. "I have no reason to put my head down", said James , who finished with averages of 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the five-game series.

Author: 0 Anti-Sharia, Anti-Islamophobia Protests Clash in Oceanside

Sharia "is a legal or philosophical code derived from Islamic scripture and meant to guide the behavior of observant Muslims", as NPR's Tom Gjelten noted . When President Donald Trump campaigned a year ago, he said he wanted to test Muslims coming into America to make sure they don't want Sharia law to supersede the US Constitution.

Author: 0 Tower block blaze: What we know

Some residents have suggested the fire might have been triggered by a faulty fridge inside the apartment complex and others have said that recently added low-priced cladding on the building's exterior could have accelerated the fire's spread.

Author: 0 Congressman Reveals Stunning Heroism Displayed by Wounded Capitol Police Officer During Shooting

The shooter asked the group if they were Republicans or Democrats before opening fire from the third base dugout as the men practiced batting. "The only chance we had was that the shots were returned by the Capitol Hill Police ". As Ryan headed out - and after Capitol Police briefly told members about the shooting - the gym became quiet and members quickly packed up their belongings to head to their offices, the lawmakers said.

Author: 0 Lawmakers from Virginia offer thoughts, support after shooting at GOP baseball practice

Mike Bishop, R-Mich., said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot". When the gunfire began hitting the dirt around him, he says he decide to make a run for it, and climbed over some fences to get out of the area. Paul said that the Republican members of Congress had been practicing on the baseball field for two months preparing for the annual congressional baseball game that will take place on Thursday.

Author: 0 Staffer for Texas Rep. Williams shot at congressional baseball practice

He was reportedly shot in the hip and is expected to recover. Stay with WKBN 27 First News for late breaking reports . Alexandria Police said that victims are being transported to local hospitals. The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was among those shot on Wednesday morning, according to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram.

Author: 0 Warriors defeat Cavaliers to win second National Basketball Association title in three seasons

The Cleveland Cavaliers boast, easily, the best basketball player in the world. And LeBron James put together one of his best Finals performances ever, averaging a triple-double. And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come. When asked about the interaction in his post-game interview, Durant played coy while his teammate, Stephen Curry , teased him.

National Congressman Ron DeSantis on field when gunman opened fire
Author: 0 Congressman Ron DeSantis on field when gunman opened fire

Desantis says he left the field around 7:10 a.m. Republicans won the 2016 game, breaking a streak of wins from the Democrats that started in 2009. "It's just a really, really bad situation", the congressman said. A man allegedly approached Republican Rep. Ron Desantis of Florida minutes before the shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday and asked which party the people on the field belonged to, Republicans or Democrats.

Author: 0 House Majority Whip Steve Scalise wounded in shooting at congressional baseball practice

Police Chief Michael Brown said officers were on the scene within three minutes of receiving a call about the shooting at 7am (local time) and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. "He was going after elected officials". Flake says Scalise was playing second base at a congressional baseball practice when he was shot by a man standing off the third-base side of the field.

National 600 pounds of meth 'candy' seized at house in TX
Author: 0 600 pounds of meth 'candy' seized at house in TX

Deputies believe Mick may have lived inside the home prior to the burglary and knew where to find the sweets. The two suspects in the incident, Salinas and Mick, were arrested and are now facing charges of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance.

Author: 0 Trump Accuses 'Cowardly' Comey Of More Leaks

Given these facts, one might think that the president would wish to avoid contradicting Comey's account in a context where doing so would be a criminal act. Asked if there were tapes of his meetings with Comey, Trump said, "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer". "So he lied about that?" the reporter asked.

National Flag Day commemorates adoption of nation's colors
Author: 0 Flag Day commemorates adoption of nation's colors

Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, but it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. By 1861, that unity was in peril, and a Mr. Morris, a New Englander, felt compelled to suggest a celebration of the anniversary of the adoption of the flag and "a program of a patriotic order, praying for the success of the Federal arms and the preservation of the Union".

National Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House
Author: 0 Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House

Back in character as the First Lady, Tony victor Laura Benanti smized for the camera and told Stephen Colbert all about her move-and what motivated her to finally make the trip. "Now, there's nothing . no reason whatsoever why I shouldn't be in the White House ", Benanti added, trying to hold back tears. "You could look for an excuse, but trust me, you would not find one".

National US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
Author: 0 US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

Visitors and medical personnel enter a transport plane carrying Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, before he is transferred to an ambulan. He may, according to Kim, deserve to spend 15 years doing hard labor, but North Korea can claim it is making a gesture of good will, be it ever so small.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions mum on Comey, denies Russian Federation link

Sessions lent his support to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is now in charge of the Trump campaign-Russia investigation. Sessions came out firing, fighting back against suggestions that he orchestrated with Russian officials while serving as a top adviser to Trump's presidential campaign .

National Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that'
Author: 0 Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that'

Mr Comey alleges that Mr Trump then privately asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Trump tweeted early Friday that he feels vindicated by Comey's testimony . Attention is expected to turn next to President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner .

National Jeff Sessions: I Did Not Recuse Myself From Defending My Honor
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions: I Did Not Recuse Myself From Defending My Honor

Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election .

National 4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation
Author: 0 4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation

Gingrich told CBS "This Morning" that Trump called him on Monday night to discuss Mueller but he did not think the president was considering firing him. "I've never received any detailed briefing on how hacking occurred or information that was alleged to have influenced the campaign". Comey reported that during this private exchange , the president tried to convince him to drop the FBI's investigation into Flynn, who has since been the target of a grand jury subpoena and has publicly ...

National China willing to be mediator between Pakistan-Afghanistan
Author: 0 China willing to be mediator between Pakistan-Afghanistan

Haqqani insisted that all three attacks were not planned by the Taliban and that the Taliban do not plan attacks in which civilians can be harmed. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani last week confirmed the death toll for the massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul had surpassed 150, making it the deadliest single attack in the 16 years since the US campaign to defeat the Taliban.

Author: 0 In video of Penn State hazing death, victim looked 'like a corpse'

The detective said, according to the video, no one gave CPR, and there was a lot of talking and anxious looks before someone finally called 911. Bernlohr said Piazza tripped over two sorority members, causing him to fall down the stairs. Video shot inside the Beta Theta Pi house was being shown from the night the pledge was ordered to drink and then fatally injured in a series of falls.

Author: 0 Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

James Comey , the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, had no choice but to go in alone. Trump raised the possibility of tapes last month and told reporters last week that he would discuss their potential existence "in the very near future".

National Sheriff says Ohio man is suspect in 5 slayings
Author: 0 Sheriff says Ohio man is suspect in 5 slayings

The 911 call to police was made by a friend of one of the daughters, Loeding said. George Brinkman's vehicle. North Royalton Po. say their triple homicide appears to be connected to a double homicide in Stark Co. Brinkman had also allegedly dated the couple's daughter, Maier said. Shots weren't fired, according to reports, although Brinkman was armed with a handgun during the tense, eight-hour standoff .

National Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee

He offered no specifics, so Sessions will probably be grilled about that as well. Senators from both sides want to know why Sessions was involved in the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing. Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings a year ago with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak .

Author: 0 North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma

Since taking office in January, U.S. President Donald Trump has faced growing tensions with North Korea , which has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.S. Warmbier was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. "The last 17 months have been an extremely hard and emotionally trying time for the Warmbier family".

Author: 0 Donald Trump urged to come clean over alleged James Comey recordings

In sworn testimony before Congress on Thursday, Comey said that he instructed a friend to give a reporter details about what he remembers the president said in private conversations about the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

National Health care dropouts sign that Democrats 'gave up'
Author: 0 Health care dropouts sign that Democrats 'gave up'

For most insurers in most states , June 21 is the deadline for submitting documents to state regulators about whether and where they will participate, and how they'll set premiums, Corlette explained. Disruptions in coverage options lead to fewer consumers retaining their coverage . "In order to get a complete picture about enrollment numbers, it is more accurate to highlight the number of people who actually paid their premiums than those who simply selected a plan", the department said.

National Jeff Sessions furiously denies Russian collusion as a 'detestable and appalling lie'
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions furiously denies Russian collusion as a 'detestable and appalling lie'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that former FBI Director James Comey's meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office was "not problematic". "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it", he added. As for his role in Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that he and his second-in-command, Rosenstein, had a "clear view.

National US 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells Congress
Author: 0 US 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells Congress

The Pentagon chief is asking Congress to pass President Trump's 2018 spending request of $639.1 billion and chastised Capitol Hill lawmakers for imposing automatic spending cuts known as sequestration which he says is a bigger threat to our military then the enemy in the field.

Author: 0 Trump's health care message to senators: Get it done

White House aides declined to talk on the record about Trump's words. The president's private comments seem to fly in the face of his public ones, in which he has called the House bill, "incredibly well crafted", among other things. Separately, when reporters asked how much time the public deserved to see the bill before a vote, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said, "Well, I think we're not anxious so much about that as we are getting it together so we can get ...

National Trump Talks Infrastructure, Importance of Programs For American Jobs
Author: 0 Trump Talks Infrastructure, Importance of Programs For American Jobs

But shortly after 9 a.m., the White House issued a new schedule that indicated, just like the first two days of "infrastructure week", there were other things on Trump's mind. "They have had their lives completely upended by the disaster known as Obamacare", Trump said. "One of the biggest broken promises ever". And that's even before former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump has appeared to admit firing in part to ease his worries over the bureau's Russian Federation probe, testifies in ...