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Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaig - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM


Gunfire rang out at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning. The president said that while lawmakers have their differences, "we do well in times like these". "The only thing I was concerned about was that it was such a high-powered gun, and that somebody could possibly get hurt". President Trump announced this afternoon that Hodgkinson died not long after he was shot by Capitol Police and other security personnel. Read More »

Adele Visits Site Of Deadly Building Fire In London

The search and rescue operation continued amid rising outrage over reports that the company which managed the block for the local Conservative-run council had ignored warnings from residents about the building's safety. Other questions include what role aluminium exterior cladding might have played in the fire's rapid spread; and whether sprinklers and alarm systems had been in place and functioning properly. Read More »

Why Bill Cosby Apologized To His Accuser's Mother

Bill Cosby , center left, accompanied by Joe Torry, center right walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa ., Thursday , June 8, 2017. Gianna wanted Cosby to tell her what pills he gave to her daughter. "I used them the same as a person would say have a drink", he said in the deposition. Read More »

Congressman Abraham discusses the shooting of his friend, Majority Whip Steve Scalise


Rep. Steve Scalise , who was shot in the hip, remains in critical condition following surgery. Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game for Charity , a century-old tradition for which Scalise was practicing, combines them. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of this year's beneficiaries after two Capital Police officers were shot in the incident . "They ran right into the fire", he said. Read More »

London Firefighters Search for More High-Rise Fire Victims, at Least 17 Dead

Firefighters had rescued 65 people from the building. The 29-year-old was photographed with her husband, Simon Konecki , by a handful of Twitter users, with the singer apparently not wanting to draw attention to herself. She said the building's structure was stable enough for fire crews to scale inside, searching for survivors. It would be a "miracle" if anyone else were found alive, Cotton said. Read More »

In dismissive tweet, Trump seems to confirm obstruction probe

Gingrich's charge is that Mueller, though himself a Republican, has hired multiple investigators who have donated to Democratic politicians (something they have in common with Donald J. But as prosecutors sometimes say about those under investigation: We may not know what he did wrong, but he does. And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations". Read More »

Michigan HHS director charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water crisis

Prosecutors allege that Lyon knew about the outbreak by at least January 28, 2015, yet did not make the news public until a year later; he is charged with causing the December 13, 2015, death of Robert Skidmore. He's accused of failing to alert the public of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there were about 6,000 cases of Legionnaires' disease in the U.S.in 2015 with about 10 percent of cases leading to death. Read More »

Sanders says man ID'd as shooter was on campaign


The wife of a man who shot a US congressman and four others at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia said she had no idea he was going to the Washington D.C. Five people were shot in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning. Hodgkinson was a 66-year-old man from Belleville , Illinois, which is in the southern part of the state near St. Read More »

Rep. Mo Brooks says congressional members are 'well-versed' in safety risks


She expressed the most concern for staffers, particularly those in congressional districts who can not necessarily summon police protection as easily as those who work inside the Capitol. Brooks said security needs to be present, not because they can prevent every attack, but to minimize the damage and prevent mass casualties. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said. Read More »

London fire: PM May orders public inquiry

It said that firefighters worked with the gas authority to isolate a ruptured gas main in the block, before extinguishing the blaze which was under control by 1.14am. Following the fire, the building's safety precautions have been called into question, with some saying cladding - building material usually attached directly to the frame of a building to act as an outer wall to provide insulation and protection from the elements - caused the fire to spread. Read More »

Baseball Shooter Is Dead; He's Been ID'd


Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her IL home. He said the only reason Capitol Police were there was because Scalise is a House leader. SHAPIRO: I understand the wife of the shooter spoke to reporters for the first time since the attack. Ray Page, who knew Hodgkinson for 30 years, told CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds on Thursday he was "very surprised" to hear about Hodgkinson's involvement in the attack. Read More »

Gas Set to Figure in London Blaze Enquiry

With many dozens of people still accounted for, people have been told to brace themselves for the death toll to rise. There is still no exact count of the missing . The fire is thought to have started when a fridge exploded in a kitchen on the fourth floor. Residents had previously complained to the Kensington and Chelsea Tower Management Organisation (KCTMO), which runs the tower, about the building's vulnerability to fire. Read More »

Georgia Special Election Attracts Unusual Attention From Voters


I also want to commend the heroic actions of the Capitol Police officers who clearly prevented today's attack from being a much bigger tragedy. There were reports of multiple shots fired in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning at a gathering of Congressional Republicans who were practicing for an annual baseball game. Read More »

Trump attacks obstruction of justice probe by former FBI chief Mueller

The president expressed annoyance about news reports that the probe is now believed to include an examination of whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had earlier led the Russian Federation investigation. 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. Read More »