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Congressman Steve Scalise One Of 4 Shot in Alexandria, VA

Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said Washington FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater. This photo from Facebook shows James T. Read More »

Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

Cayetano. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella gave an update on the President's health condition after he skipped the traditional commemoration of the country's Independence Day activities last Monday. The presidential spokesperson said Duterte is just taking his time in Malacañang. This was also in response to some netizens claiming seeing Duterte in Davao City on Wednesday. Read More »

Corbyn's old rival Smith now Labour shadow for Northern Ireland


Senior Labour MPs including Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna, Ed Miliband and Angela Eagle were overlooked in favour of junior figures. U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made minimal changes to his shadow cabinet Wednesday, notably bringing former rival Owen Smith back into the fold as Northern Ireland secretary, the Guardian reported . Read More »

President Trump: Suspect in GOP baseball shooting has died

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch sent a reporter to Hodgkinson's house. CBS News has confirmed the gunman has been identified by law enforcement as James T. Hodgkinson has an extensive history of traffic violations and petty offenses in St. Clair County, Illinois, spanning from 1989 to 2011, according to online county court records. Read More »

Suspect In Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice Dead, From Illinois


Hodgkinson of Belleville , Illinois. After nearly 10 minutes, during which he fired 50-100 shots, Capitol Police were finally able to subdue the assailant, who later died. Louis , according to Hodgkinson's Facebook page. The FBI has taken control of the crime scene, which is located some 7 miles away from the White House in Washington, D.C. Read More »

Trump 'probed for obstruction of justice'

And that's when, we're told, an investigation began into whether the president may have attempted to obstruct justice . A spokesman for Trump's lawyer told NBC: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Read More »

Anti-Trump gunman attacks US lawmakers, dies in shootout

Police identified the gunman as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, who reportedly had made frequent anti-Trump and anti-Republican posts on social media. Sen. "It will be play ball tomorrow night at 7:05", Congressman Joe Barton, manager of the Republican team, said at a news conference with Mike Doyle, the Democratic team manager. Read More »

Iran says Saudi supports militants on its turf after attacks


World leaders condemned the attacks on Iran , however neither Saudi Arabia nor the United Sates did so. Press TV reported that a bomber's explosive vest had also been discovered and deactivated in the vicinity of the mausoleum adding that an ambulance belonging to the Welfare Organization of Iran was targeted when terrorists fired 16 bullets at the vehicle at the mausoleum. Read More »

Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel in Russian probe Featured

The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller , who's leading the Justice Department's probe into Russia's meddling in last year's election, will have the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation". Read More »

Trump, Melania visit wounded senior Congressman in hospital

Jackson rode in the motorcade, but had been to the hospital to confer on Scalise earlier, Spicer said. MedStar Washington said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon that Scalise "was critically injured and remains in critical condition". As in the past, some conservatives criticized any mention of gun legislation too close to the shooting, with the Daily Caller publishing an article titled "Steve Scalise Was Still Bleeding, And Liberals Were Calling For Gun Control". Read More »

Merkel Expects UK to Stick to Brexit Timetable

An initial round of talks between May and DUP leader Arlene Foster ended with no agreement on Tuesday, although both sides said they were hopeful of a deal. However, Mr Clarke scoffed at the idea that the DUP's support would allow her to carry the Commons with her on a hard Brexit, because Tories were divided on key negotiating points.He said: "You can not carry out this negotiation on the basis that every aspect of it is going to be negotiated with the DUP to get their vote in support of ... Read More »

May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

May said on Tuesday that talks with the DUP had been productive - a view shared by DUP leader Arlene Foster - and that Brexit negotiations would begin as planned next week. "But this is a decision for the British parliament and the British people on whether they want this door to be wide open again or whether, after making such a decision, they say, 'Let's consider how we can use some portions of this openness, but others perhaps not."' Gabriel said. Read More »

Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks despite face slap from Warriors' Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors hoping to win an elusive title and on Monday he not only reached his goal, but was also named the unanimous Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals . "I just wanted to come in there and just be me. You made us believe", he added. Asked about his future in the league, he said, as quoted by The Guardian : "For me personally, I don't know". Read More »

Unnamed Sources: Trump Now Being Investigated for Obstruction

CNN reported that three members of Mueller's Russian Federation investigation team have donated to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton's campaign for President. After a day of speculation, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so". Read More »

President and first lady visit Rep

The shooter, identified as James Hodgkinson of IL, was also taken to a hospital where he later died from gunshot wounds. President Trump said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Hodgkinson later died as a result of his injuries. Read More »

Alexandria Shooting Suspect Volunteered On Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign

He also appears to have been an active supporter of Sanders' failed presidential campaign. The man who shot Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice in Virginia was reportedly angry with Donald Trump . The Washington Post reported that Hodgkinson campaigned for Bernie Sanders during his run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President. "He wasn't obnoxious, he wasn't problematic, Charlene Brennan said". Read More »

Senator: Kushner to meet with Intelligence committee staff


It is the most significant sign yet that Mueller's investigation is extending beyond questions of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The obstruction of justice investigation into the president began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter. Read More »

United States college student released by North Korea home, but in coma


Rodman , who has previously described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as his "friend for life", told CNN shortly before landing in North Korea that he hoped to achieve "something pretty positive" during the visit. The official referred to them as "hostages". The United States had accused the North of using Warmbier as a political pawn , condemning the sentence as far out of proportion to his alleged crime. Read More »

Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'


Four others were also shot, including the suspected gunman, James Hodgkinson of IL, who died of his wounds. Scalise, 51, from Louisiana is the third-ranking Republican in the House. Secret Service and was unknown to them, CBS News' Pat Milton reports. "There must have been 50 to 100 shots fired", he told CNN . "The heroes are the police officers who attacked the shooter, and in doing so quite probably saved many , many lives", the congressman said, his voice breaking. Read More »

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day

Wozniacki has had a tougher run through the French Open , and doesn't appear to be quite at full fitness. The Danish 11th seed charged into a 5-0 lead in the opening set, blowing two set points as Ostapenko reeled off four straight games before Wozniacki finally wrapped it up. Read More »