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U.S. lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice

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Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues". They included the gunman, according to The Washington Post. BENNETT: Local law enforcement was fast on the scene, says Alexandria Police Department Chief Michael Brown. In times of crisis, presidents lead. It raises the possibility that all members of Congress should be offered security when they are in public. "If a threat is made against a specific member, the threat would be reported to police", Crowley said. Read More »

London mayor says answers needed after fatal tower fire

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Drones were used to assess the building's stability. Local council leader Nick Paget-Brown said the buildings were regularly inspected, but a "thorough investigation" was needed. The tower block was given a medium fire risk rating - defined as a normal fire risk - in 2016 by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) and Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council following the refurbishment. Read More »

12 dead in London inferno: Here is what we know so far

Pancras tube station, when a blaze which started underneath a wooden escalator ended up killing 31 people. The London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited the site with fire officials and assured Londoners that the cause of fire will be brought to light. Read More »

Gunman opens fire on Republicans during baseball practice

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It appeared he would be OK. "The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", MedStar said in a statement put out by Scalise's office. So when an anti-Trump gunman shot at Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual Congressional baseball game - which itself splits teams along party lines - there was concern that the partisan cauldron was about to irrupt. Read More »

Gunman wounds a GOP House leader, then is killed by police

Louis Evidence Response Teams are searching the subject's home in Belleville, Ill. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, choking up as he spoke, recounted a similar scene. He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". "I did have an interaction with someone in the parking lot who asked me if the team practicing was a Democrat or Republican team, I told him that they were Republicans". Read More »

UPS gunman had overtime grievance against firm - union

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A San Francisco Police Department official identified Lam, 38, and said he's from San Francisco but had no immediate details on his background. He was a driver for the package delivery company. A UPS employee tells Dan Noyes Lam "had it out for a manager". "It was like tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat", said Raymond Deng, who lives across the street from the warehouse. Read More »

Giffords: Scalise has the courage he needs to recover from shooting

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. Video taken in the immediate aftermath of the shooting showed first responders working at a rapid clip to airlift Scalise to the hospital. "It's too early to say". Read More »

Congressman Steve Scalise Among Those Shot At Alexandria, Va. Baseball Field

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia , where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Chaos ensued. Lawmakers dove for cover. At least 70 shots could be heard in a video. So, that went off and I thought it was over. Telling the story later, his trousers were still scuffed and muddy and his elbows were scratched and bandaged. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN

Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-Alabama), lauded the bravery of the two Capitol Police officers, saying that despite being wounded, they returned fire in an effort to protect the congressmen. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday sent wishes for a fast recovery to the victims of the Virginia shooting attack, saying Israel stands with the United States on this "difficult day". Read More »

One by one, LSU is shutting down Texas satellite camps in Louisiana

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Ed Orgeron was hired to be LSU's head coach on November 26; Tom Herman signed on for the same position at Texas on November 27, reportedly after turning LSU down . But Belhaven coaches linked up with Memorial Stadium officials, Mumme said, and agreed to pay them $500 for the use of the stadium to host the camp. Mumme said the canceled camp will cost cash-strapped Belhaven, which is located in Jackson, Miss., $5,000. Read More »

Capitol Police Officers Injured by Virginia Gunman Praised for Bravery

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc and former staffer for two former Republican representatives, was shot in the chest, according to witnesses including Senator Jeff Flake. They shot the shooter. Tennessee Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and others sprinted to the dugout where he says they felt like sitting ducks. "It was scary", Barton said. Read More »

Franken fires back at Sessions after testimony

And he declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Trump to the White House. Why? Because he personally recused himself from all things related to the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation the day after he was sworn into office. Read More »

U.S. beef one step closer to Chinese dining table

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China imposed a ban on US beef in December 2003 after mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), was found in USA cattle. Greater Omaha, a longtime Omaha business with $1.7 billion in annual sales, is putting together a team of bilingual sales agents to serve the new market. Read More »

United States lawmakers attacked, Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into motive of gunman

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., shared a photo of Democrats at their baseball practice praying for the Republicans. Four people were wounded by gunfire and two sustained other injuries, authorities said . "He was shot ", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg. "They acted appropriately with force, with good tactics and they were able to successfully take the shooter down", Bergman said. Read More »

Reports say Mueller examining possible obstruction of justice by Trump

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Huckabee -- on a trip with Trump, also told reporters aboard Air Force One that the president thought Attorney General Jeff Sessions "did a very good job " in testimony before Congress on Tuesday. Sessions corroborated that Comey came to him the next day and asked not to be alone with the president. Sessions said during his hearing he is not sure if he would be able to answer the questions in a closed session. Read More »

Trump Visits Wounded Congressman, Still In Critical Condition After Shooting

Fox News anchor Bret Baier tweeted that Scalise was shot in the hip and is expected to survive. Two people are in critical condition . United States representatives Ron DeSantis and Jeff Duncan had ducked out of baseball practice when a middle-aged man in the auto park asked them if the players in red shirts on the field were Republicans or Democrats. Read More »

Local congressmen say they are shocked, saddened by Alexandria shooting

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Police tape cordons off the scene of an early morning shooting in Alexandria, Virginia , on June 14, 2017 . "I was next up at bat, so I had a batting helmet on", said Rep. The unannounced visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center came hours after Scalise emerged from surgery after he was injured during a shooting at a Congressional Baseball Game practice in Alexandria, Virginia . Read More »

US OPEN 2017: EVERYONE is talking about the fescue at Erin Hills

Hosting a major for the first time, the intimidating 7,741 yard, par-72 layout is not for the faint-hearted, promising a physical and mental challenge for the very best. With Tiger Woods absent, still struggling to resurrect his career after back surgery, and Phil Mickelson likely to skip the tournament to attend his daughter's high school graduation, this year's US Open could mark the end of an era. Read More »

Five victims in shooting at US Congress baseball practice

Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities. Chuck Fleischmann retold the story to reporters off the floor of how members huddled down in the dugout waiting for the gunshots to end. His 10-year-old son was also on the field and dropped to the ground. Read More »

Warriors undecided on whether to visit White House

Smith then extolled Durant as "always a model citizen, always class ... always has been an elite player, and now he's a champion". Money and egos aside, the Warriors blended beautifully from the day Durant first walked into team headquarters. Read More »

Griffin fears blowback from Trump joke could end career

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The resulting blowback costed her a gig co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve coverage with Anderson Cooper , a job she has held for 10 years, and several stand-up comedy appearances. She also said she thinks all of this is happening because she is a woman and that it wouldn't have happened to a male comedian . President trump tweeting the image was upsetting his children, specifically his 11-year-old son Barron . Read More »

Melania thanks first responders after United States baseball shooting

Steve Scalise is widely respected on the Hill . President Donald Trump is calling for unity after a shooting that injured a top House Republican leader. "It could have been a whole lot worse", he said. The suspected gunman was killed as Capitol Police officers returned fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Hodgkinson, Alexandria Shooting Suspect, Dies Of Injuries

The gunman, identified by police as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, fired repeatedly at the men playing on the baseball field this morning. The annual game has been played since 1909, and McSally said lawmakers applauded the announcement at an all-members meeting. Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, said his staffer Barth was among the wounded and was in stable condition. Read More »