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What to Know About Suspected Virginia Shooter James Hodgkinson


Sanders, speaking from the Senate floor, said he had been informed that Hodgkinson volunteered for his failed presidential campaign . Sanders decried Hodgkinson's violent actions, saying he was "sickened" by the shooting. The Republican baseball team practices every morning at 6:30 Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., according to Rep. Roger Williams , who coaches the GOP baseball team. Read More »

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Double Funds for Apprenticeships

This executive order comes on the heels of former President Barack Obama's unprecedented $265 million investment aimed at developing high-quality Registered Apprenticeship programs, and will seriously undermine recent bipartisan efforts to increase workers' access to good, well-paying jobs through apprenticeship. Read More »

Friend Of Trump Says POTUS Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller


High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. Trump's young presidency is facing an increasingly tense period, amid the congressional and Justice Department probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ties to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Man dies in apparent drowning on Lake Jane in Lake Elmo


A man in his 20s drowned in a lake in Lake Elmo on Thursday, the Washington County sheriff's office reported. A neighbor who witnessed the canoe's swamping took out his boat and got two of the men on his boat, authorities said. A lake resident scrambled onto his pontoon and sped to the scene, managing to pull one man without a life jacket and the man wearing a personal floatation device to safety. Read More »

Trump expresses more frustration over Russian Federation investigation


With news reports that the Special Counsel investigating election interference in 2016 by Russian Federation is looking at possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, Mr. Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating. Read More »

'He Preyed on My Vulnerabilities': Bill Cosby Accuser Speaks Out


Judge Steven O'Neill was informed of the deadlock on all three aggravated indecent assault charges Thursday morning, Variety reported . He did not give a time limit for deliberations. According to Cosby's representative, Andrew Wyatt, The Cosby Show star is in "good spirits" as he awaits the verdict . He added that Cosby "is just happy that we have fair and impartial jurors ". Read More »

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Genesee County


It is in effect now through this evening. Slow-moving storms could bring a quick one or two inches of rain - or even more - within an hour, with flash flooding possible. They encourage creek and river side residents to watch for rising water and prepare to move to higher ground. It also includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Monroe, Chautauqua and Wayne counties. Read More »

Gunman shoots USA congressman, police at baseball practice


Medics say a bullet traveled across Scalise's pelvis, breaking bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding. Scalise was shot in the left hip and dragged himself to the outfield before he was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Read More »

Russian President Vladimir Putin sarcastically offers former FBI Director James Comey asylum

It's freakish "when head of an intelligence service makes a record of his conversation with the commander-in-chief and then leaks this conversation to the media via a friend", Mr Putin said . Senate's plans to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation, calling it "utterly groundless". Asked about the recent anti-corruption opposition protests organised by Navalny, Putin vaguely dismissed "those who use existing difficulties for their publicity" and argued that Russians are less ... Read More »

Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game


Sanders said he was "sickened by this despicable act" and added that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society". Scalise remains in critical condition on Thursday, and President Donald Trump said "he's in some trouble" as Scalise entered into his third surgery. Read More »

FHP investigating fatal North Jacksonville crash


John Road and State Road 407. FHP says the crash happened just after midnight Thursday, in the parking lot of the Flying J Travel Plaza on Blue Star Highway. FHP says the man killed is identified as a 81-year-old man from Titusville. The driver of the Honda was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, troopers said. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition, hospital says

She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm. "Is this friendly? Are you friendly?' to the person who was firing behind our dugout", Flake said, "and gratefully it was a member of the Capitol Police". Read More »

Hodgkinson, identified as GOP baseball practice shooter?

But as he walked to his auto a man asked him if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. "We do not condone violence in this group", wrote Howard Scott Pearlman, who created the group in 2013. In 2006, he was accused of punching a woman and pointing a gun at her boyfriend. Five people were shot, including Rep. Scalise . After surgery at a Washington hospital, he was listed in critical condition. Read More »

Trump says Scalise condition 'difficult'


Thursday, as a measure of resilience and tribute. The Congressional Baseball Game , a charity event , has been a tradition between the Democrats and Republicans since 1909. Mr Trump said Mr Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition". Because Scalise is a member of House leadership, Capitol Police were present at the field. Read More »

Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery since shooting


Two others were also shot: Zach Barth, a congressional staffer, and Matt Mika, a lobbyist. Trump, who visited Scalise at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday evening, expressed optimism that Scalise would eventually recover. Read More »

Trump denounces reports of widening Russian Federation probe

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Read More »

FBI investigates Chinese scholar's disappearance since Friday as kidnapping


On Monday, University of Illinois Police released a video showing the 26-year-old getting off of a bus and into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana around 2 PM on Friday. "We have her on video getting into a auto and that's the last we see of her". Campus police spokesman Patrick Wade told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has labeled the case a kidnapping, but is not ruling anything out. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game For Charity underway


He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. We will provide periodic updates. The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia , across the Potomac River from Washington , where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Read More »

Blimp crashes at US Open, with one person reported injured

Leaving those birdies out on the course during his opening nine hurt, as Spieth turned in another bogey on the par-4 5th after hitting his second shot went wayward into the bunker. I missed one fairway today, which is the best driving round that I've had maybe in my life. "They were trying to give it some throttle and it didn't go up". Read More »

Scalise will remain in the hospital for 'some time'

There was extra security at the practice because of Scalise's high position in the Republican Party. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday, adding that he also had visited the wounded Capitol Police officer at the hospital. Read More »