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Top House Dem: Obstruction should be part of Trump-Russia probe

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Also Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley said his panel will investigate the removal of former FBI Director James Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations". "We are not in a position to comment further". Sessions also pushed back against Comey's suggestion he may have failed to take appropriate steps to protect the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief from political pressure. Read More »

GOP baseball practice shooting: What they are saying about political rhetoric

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James T Hodgkinson , 66, died after a shootout with police on Wednesday after he opened fire at a sports field in Alexandria, Virginia, where Republican lawmakers and their aides were training for a charity baseball game. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in previous year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. Rep. Roger Williams of Texas and Special Agent David Bailey of the U.S. Read More »

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting now dead

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St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation for the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice. He also posted photos of his UPS truck and an award for 15 years of service to the company in 2015. Scalise was shot in the hip and is reported to be in critical condition at a Washington hospital. Read More »

UK to hold inquiry after London tower fire claims 17

Mrs May, already under pressure after a series of terrorist attacks and an election in which her Conservative Party lost its majority, said yesterday that a public inquiry was needed to ensure "this awful tragedy is properly investigated ". Read More »

GOP baseball shooting: Bernie Sanders says gunman apparently was campaign volunteer

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Conservatives immediately seized on Hodgkinson's support for Sanders, with commentator Ann Coulter , a frequent voice on conservative cable news and talk radio, describing the gunman as "some nut Bernie Sanders supporter". When a woman tried escaping with Hodgkinson's daughter in a vehicle, Hodgkinson reached inside and "turned off the ignition", the report said. "He wasn't obnoxious, he wasn't problematic", Charlene Brennan said. Read More »

Some Grenfell Tower fire victims 'may never be identified'

Southwark Council has provided reassurance to its residents, as well as outlining the fire safety measures it has carried out since the Lakanal House fire in the borough in 2009, which claimed the lives of six people . "Before we do that, we are going to utilise some specialist dog training teams that we have, that will go through the building and the surrounding area looking for any identification of people ". Read More »

Heroic Capitol Police Officer - and Her Wife - Get Presidential Visit

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Injured Capitol Hill Police officer David Bailey threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Congressional baseball game Thursday night. Bailey was not shot but was treated for a minor injury and has been released from a hospital. "I am also grateful to the Capitol Police". "I was looking right at him", Bishop told Detroit radio station WWJ. I look up and there's a man with a gun. Read More »

After a Tragedy, We Get Back on the Field

Texas Rep. Roger Williams said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot but was doing well and expected to fully recover. Proceeds for the game benefit a number of local charities. Family members of Matt Mika say the MI native was shot multiple times in his chest and arm, and he remains in the intensive care unit in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. Read More »

How much time could Bill Cosby face?

Steele described Cosby as a calculating sexual predator who not only drugged and assaulted Constand more than a decade ago, but also cruelly recast the attack as consensual and romantic. "Stop this!" he pleaded repeatedly with jurors. He pointed out she called Cosby dozens of times after the alleged assault. Among those listening was Camille Cosby , 73, his wife of 50 years and business manager. Read More »

India crushes Bangladesh by nine-wicket, enters final

Once Rahim was gone, Bangladesh began to lose wickets at regular intervals. Going into the match, India would be high on confidence having comprehensively defeated their Asian neighbour by 124 runs in the group stage. He also commented on the comeback by the green shirts after the awful defeat against the Champions Trophy in the group-stage matches. Dhawan picked up from where he had left off against South Africa , cutting and driving through the offside with delight. Read More »

US Agrees to Sell Qatar $12 Billion Worth of Fighter Jets

A Qatari defense ministry source said the deal was for 36 jets . "This is of course proof that USA institutions are with us but we have never doubted that", a Qatari official in Doha told Retuers . USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with his Omani counterpart, Oman state news agency reported. The rupture in Arab diplomatic relations with Qatar and military alliance suspension raises the stakes for many non-Arab Muslim nations especially Pakistan. Read More »

Special counsel 'now looking at possible obstruction of justice' by President Trump

Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates. In the letter, Grassley also stressed that the committee is obligated to look into the Justice Department's handling of the probe surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private e-mail use a year ago, citing Comey's testimony last week that he was concerned the department "could not credibly complete the investigation and decline prosecution without grievous damage to ... Read More »

Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $447.8 Million Sold In Riverside County

Saturday's jackpot is the seventh-largest in Powerball's history, according to the California lottery . The winning numbers were 20, 26, 32, 38 and 58. The lump sum payout for the winning ticket would be $279.1 million. This year started out tough for Alberre and his father because the father is suffering from pulmonary fibrosis lung disease. Read More »

Trump should let special counsel finish his work

In the letter announcing his former FBI director's termination last month, President Donald Trump went out of his way to thank James Comey for telling him "on three separate occasions" that he was not under investigation. "Nice", the President said. If Comey had information that Sessions would need to recuse himself, he said, that would have been "double reason" to talk to Boente. Read More »

Crime of the Week: Manhunt on for two Georgia inmates

Sills also said there was a possibility that the escapees had split up, but that was before authorities found the auto the two men stole and used as a getaway vehicle in Putnam County Tuesday. Monica and Billue were both transfer sergeants at Baldwin State Prison. Dubose , a known gang member, has a lengthy criminal history that includes armed robbery and aggravated assault, as well as a host of financial crimes. Read More »

Gunman behind Melbourne siege acquitted of previous terror plot

Victoria police shot dead the man involved in the hostage situation at an apartment in Brighton near Melbourne Monday, after he began firing on police just before 6pm local time. Police have named the gunman killed in what they says is a Melbourne terror attack as Yacqub Khayre . Three police employees suffered injuries during the incidents but they were not life threatening, police said, without elaborating. Read More »

Virginia shooting suspect identified

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As the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to dig into the past of the man they say opened fire on GOP lawmakers during a baseball game practice in Virginia on Wednesday, a TV interview from 2011 has emerged, featuring shooter James Hodgkinson , complaining about 'the 1 percent'. Read More »

Sessions To Testify In Front Of Senate Intel Committee Tuesday

Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations. Richard Shelby , R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Trump is allegedly 'weighing' firing special prosecutor in Russian Federation probe

The main focus of the investigation was until recent events into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians and Russian interference in the campaign to undermine Hillary Clinton's chances. The report that Trump himself is being scrutinized for obstruction of justice served to undercut Trump's claims. The committee leaders said in a statement that they "look forward to future engagements" with Mr Mueller . Read More »

Davis stays on as UK Brexit Secretary

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Instead of accepting defeat, however, May claims that she will continue to push for Brexit negotiations. British Prime Minister Theresa May left her Downing Street residence on Friday evening from a back entrance, after losing an election gamble days before the start of talks on Britain's departure from the European Union . Read More »

NCCU Alum Injured During Alexandria Shooting, Hailed as a Hero

Bailey and Griner were protecting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , now the third-highest Republican in the House. The attack left three others, including U.S. "Only constitutional office holders are given (security) details", said Rep. Joseph Crowley of NY, the Democratic Caucus chairman. He said the officers "might have put the guy down quicker if they had been able to use a long gun instead of just pistols". Read More »