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Shooter at Baseball Practice in Virginia Identified as James Hodkinson

Officials say the shooter from Wednesday morning's attack in Alexandria, Va . was from Belleville, Ill. and a report by the Washington Post says he spent time in the Quad Cities. Joe Barton, R-Texas. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. "He just got a long with everybody", he said. Tim Slater, the Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge of the Washington, D.C. Read More »

Australian Employment Surges by 42000 in May; Unemployment Falls to 5.5%


Thursday's headlines were instead dominated by news that Australia's official unemployment rate had fallen from 5.7 per cent in April to a four-year low of 5.5 per cent in May, based on the popular "seasonally adjusted" measure. As a result, Thursday's jobs report left Boyton's views on the RBA cash rate unchanged - for no move either this year or next. St George senior economist Janu Chan said job ad numbers and recent business surveys pointed to healthy future jobs growth but expressed ... Read More »

Death toll from London blaze expected to rise

The tower had recently undergone a multi-million dollar facelift with numerous 120 apartments outfitted with new windows. The fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 27th floor of the building. Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman drop a baby from a window on the ninth or 10th floor to people on the sidewalk. In the aftermath of the heavy fire that broke out at the Grenfell House tower block on Wednesday, the Government led by Prime Minister ... Read More »

Election result was a rejection of hard Brexit, says European Union negotiator

But with so much at stake for Britain and its $2.5 trillion economy, pressure was mounting on May from within and without her party to heed other voices. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. The move comes amid concerns the Government will compromise its stated impartiality in the region if it enters a confidence and supply deal with the DUP at Westminster. Read More »

Special counsel Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice charges


Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's outside attorney Marc Kasowitz, said in a statement to CNN: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Soon afterward, the Post said, Trump called Rogers and Coats asking if they could make public statements denying that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian Federation during the campaign. Read More »

Prince Harry Visits London's Borough Market Following Attack

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said: "Prince Harry was keen to come down as soon as possible to spread the message this vibrant market is open for business". The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry have made an undisclosed donation to an appeal fund supporting the survivors of the fire. The historic market reopened on Wednesday morning, with a minute's silence. Read More »

Theresa May bids for government deal after damping Tory rebellion

About two hours after the talks began, May emerged from 10 Downing Street without saying anything and left in a auto. She told Conservative lawmakers that she takes full responsibility for the disastrous result, which cost the party its majority, and will stay on only for as long as she's wanted. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn receives standing ovation on return to House of Commons

But a deadly fire at a tower block in London could delay the announcement of any deal, BBC political reporter Norman Smith said. Mr Corbyn said: 'Last Thursday, we turned the tables on Theresa May's gamble and gained seats in every region and nation of Britain and I'm particularly delighted that we have increased our representation in Scotland. Read More »

Congressional Aide Who Survived Virginia Shooting: 'I Was Running for My Life'

GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: Shortly after 7 o'clock this morning, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was taking batting practice with roughly 20 other Republican lawmakers. Some who knew him identified Hodgkinson as a disturbed man with a history of committing crimes. "Democrats or Republicans?'" Duncan recalled. "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over, and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll. Read More »

Trump denounces reports of widening Russia probe

The interviews are some of the first indications of the efforts of Mueller's newly assembled team. Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary. Read More »

Kamala Harris questioning cut off for second week in a row

A former Trump aide called Senator Kamala Harris hysterical but provided no evidence of how her behavior fit the word's definition of being "uncontrollably emotional" or "irrational". Did you communicate with any Russian agents at the RNC? "It makes me nervous", Sessions said of Harris' rapid-fire style of questioning. Kasie Hunt responded, "First, to your point of what you were talking about with Kamala Harris , one thing I think that is happening is she's being elevated, ... Read More »

Sinn Féin protests to Theresa May over Tory-DUP link

According to BBC, a deal between both parties was supposed to be announced on Wednesday thereby helping May form government in the United Kingdom after her party emerged as the largest party in the recently concluded elections but failed to win a majority. Read More »

Justice Dept. special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction of justice


Even the House intelligence committee - which was nearly derailed by a partisan split and has been slowed by a decision by its chairman, Devin Nunes, not to completely step aside from the probe - took critical steps this week. The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. Read More »

Special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Coats told associates that Trump had asked him whether Coats could intervene with Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials. The president also vowed he would tell Mueller, should he be interviewed as part of the special counsel's probe, just what he told reporters: that he "didn't say" to Comey that he wanted him to drop the bureau's probe of Flynn. Read More »

Special counsel Robert Mueller meets with Senate leaders

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation. The move to investigate the US President comes after Mr Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on May 9, according to the The Post . The report comes a day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a close aide of Trump, vehemently denied any role in Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

No plan to sack Russia probe head Robert Mueller: US justice official

That prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller - himself a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - as special counsel the following week. Vox threw a fit over the Ruddy's claim, whining in petulance that if Mueller was dismissed it would have "seismic implications" and a declaration that Trump will fire anyone "who dares investigate him" for fear of what Mueller "might have uncovered". Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise in 'critical condition': What does that mean?

The Alexandria Police Department reported five people were taken to the hospital for treatment. Witnesses earlier said Scalise was felled by a bullet to his hip, and crawled across the field during the shooting. "Everyone on that field is a public servant", Trump said, his tone somber, America's acrimonious politics set aside for the moment. Proceedings were canceled for the day in the House, and instead Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California ... Read More »

'Sensible' Tories holding secret talks with Labour to ensure a soft Brexit

His comments come after Emmanuel Macron , the new French President, said alongside Theresa May at the Elysee Palace that the "door remains open" if the United Kingdom ditches its Brexit plans. "Northern Ireland's political leaders now have it in their hands to take control and shape a brighter future for everyone in Northern Ireland". Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to ... Read More »

Trump friend says president considering firing Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who named Mueller to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation, testified there was no reason to dismiss him, and said that he alone has the authority to do so. Read More »