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Rand Paul 'shaken but unharmed' following shooting


The shooting happened as Republican members of Congress were getting ready for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which was scheduled for Thursday in Washington. Senator Rand Paul was at that practice and says if it weren't for Capitol Hill Police on the scene, the shooting could have been much worse. "We again salute their continuing and unfailing bravery on behalf of the Capitol community". Read More »

Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated


A congressional staffer was also injured. At least five people including Scalise were hospitalized. - Capitol Hill police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner were also among the wounded. The President is monitoring the situation, the White House said in a statement. "We are united in our anguish". "We continue to be in disbelief that he would be part of this heinous attack", the family wrote. Read More »

President Trump Delivers Statement Following Congressional Baseball Game Shooting


Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. The Washington Post and NBC news, citing unnamed law enforcement officials, identified the attacker as James T. "The only thing I was concerned about was that it was such a high-powered gun, and that somebody could possibly get hurt". "It's OK", a reporter told him. Read More »

Levin blasts Democrats' 'Soviet-style hunt' against Jeff Sessions

Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing. But in the rat-a-tat-tat of follow-up questions, Sessions slowly pried that door open again, by increasingly hedging his answers. "You are impeding this investigation", said New Mexico Sen. Read More »

Swimming advisory issued for Hilton Beach in Newport News


The press release did not mention what could have caused the high bacteria reading. Enterococci are a group of organisms used to determine the amount of fecal contamination of recreation water. Officials will notify the public and lift the advisories when bacteria levels decrease and meet state standards. He noted the advisory is temporary and "will be withdrawn once the bacteria levels have returned to a safe level". Read More »

Suspected Alexandria shooter from IL


Kinzinger praised the Capitol Police special agents who are being credited with stopping the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville. " Scalise was lying motionless on the field - he'd dragged himself off the infield into the outfield". Read More »

Chiefs stars who skipped OTAs show for mandatory minicamp


There were certain things that I just wanted to get away from the game and reflect on what I needed to work on, be around my family. Houston agreed, saying he prefers training by himself or with a smaller group. "I'm going to get a flag acting like a fool". You can't drop something that easy. It's a right that every player has, and the Chiefs seemed to have a cluster of players who opted to exercise that right. Read More »

Rachel Maddow Thoroughly Dismantles Jeff Sessions' Embarrassing Senate Hearing Testimony


Two months later, however, Sessions played a role in the May 9 firing of Comey, following a White House meeting he attended with Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump. But if questions coming into Tuesday's hearing were, "How would Sessions respond to fired FBI Director James Comey's intimation that there was something else - something classified - about Sessions to be concerned about?" or "What more do we know about President Trump's role in firing Comey or putting ... Read More »

Congressman shot at baseball field in Virginia

The gunshot travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding, the hospital said . "I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders said. He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". "He has been taken to a local hospital and we're awaiting word on his condition ", the company said in a written statement. Read More »

Ed Gillespie wins GOP nomination, will face Northam

Trailing far back in third was Frank Wagner , a Navy veteran and Virginia state senator without the national backing of Gillespie or the populist fervor of Stewart. If elected, Vogel would be the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor and would also end Virginia's more than two-decade streak without a woman in statewide elected office. Read More »

Treehouse Foods (THS) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds


The correct version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2017/06/14/mt-bank-corp-lowers-stake-in-treehouse-foods-inc-ths.html. PSX quarterly performance is 2.70% while firm's price to sale ratio is 0.47 and price to book ratio is 1.88. It dropped, as 53 investors sold THS shares while 70 reduced holdings. Read More »

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria


A helicopter arrived to medevac at least one victim. Tim Slater, an FBI special agent in charge of the investigation, said it was too early to say if the shooter was targeting Republicans . Rep. James Duncan said the man he believes to have been the shooter, James Hodgkinson, asked him if the team practicing were Republicans or Democrats . Read More »

Travis Air Force Base on lockdown


The base is located 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and has a population of over 26,000 people. The Air Force base had a training exercise planned for Wednesday and Thursday, but this is not related to it. Additionally, there have been three small brush fires both inside and outside the fencing area near Ritidian and the main gate. Officials responded to [the security incident] and it was determined to be a false alarm. Read More »

Acquaintance of Alexandria shooting suspect: 'He could have a short temper'

Witnesses reported that James Hodgkinson , identified by authorities as the man who carried out the attack on congressmen as they practiced for an upcoming charity baseball game, was firing a rifle when the attack began. She said he was using a long gun and exchanging fire with law enforcement officers, one of whom yelled for her to get down. About 25 people had gathered for the Republican team's practice for an annual charity game, scheduled for Thursday night. Read More »

Former Penn State administrators sentenced to jail time in Sandusky case


Former school president Graham Spanier , former athletic director Tim Curley and former PSU vice president Gary Schultz were all sentenced Friday . "I am very remorseful I did not comprehend the severity of the situation". Spanier apologized to the victims, the Penn State community and others impacted by his actions. Read More »

5 shot, including Rep. Steve Scalise at baseball field in Alexandria


After Scalise was hit, said Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, the congressman "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". NPR's Scott Detrow reports that a staff member of Rep. "We knew they were here and we knew who they were", Nathan said. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says the league fully supports the decision to play the Congressional Baseball Game in the wake of Wednesday's shooting . Read More »

US politician shot at baseball practice in critical condition after surgery


The FBI, which is heading the investigation, said it was too soon to say if this was an assassination attempt. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", the speaker said, which was met with a standing ovation. The lawmakers were practising for the annual congressional ballgame that organisers vowed would go ahead as planned on Thursday at Nationals Park, home of Major League Baseball team the Washington Nationals. Read More »

Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaig


Trump won the US presidential election in November. A search of online newspapers show that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. Read More »

President Trump: Scalise a good friend and patriot

Tim Slater, the Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge of the Washington, D.C. field office, said it's too soon to say whether the GOP lawmakers were targeted in a deliberate attack. Richmond played baseball in college and kicked off his congressional career with a one-hitter in 2011 and has been the game's dominant player pretty much since then. Read More »

U.S. politician shot at baseball practice in critical condition after surgery


Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told CNN "it would have been a massacre" without the Capitol Hill Police officers present. Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". "He will recover from this assault", Trump said. Read More »

Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Parts Of The Ozarks


A few of the strongest storms could also contain large hail and damaging wind gusts. Storms will be capable of damaging winds and torrential rainfall. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. A broader coverage of showers and thunderstorms is expected today as a warm front that's now situated in neighboring states to our southwest moves northeastward today. Read More »

Congressman among 4 shot in Virginia


When the shooting stopped, Wenstrup and other congressmen ran to Scalise, who had dragged himself off the infield, Sen. The official was not authorized to discuss an investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The shooting marks the first time a sitting member of Congress has been shot since Rep. "A few minutes later I looked up and saw on the monitor that Scalise had been shot", Katko said. Read More »