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GOP, Democrats playing ball as Team Scalise

The hospital caring for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , who was shot by a gunman during a Republican congressional charity baseball game practice today, says he is in critical condition . Among others, Republican Representative Steve King wrote on Twitter that "violence is incited by the leading cultural voices of the Left" and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich cited an "increasing hostility on the left". Read More »

Michigan Health Director Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

So far, 15 current or former public officials have been charged in connection with the Flint water crisis . Thousands of people, including children, were exposed to long-term risks, which included Legionnaire's disease. The report also found out that the solution to the Flint water crisis was actually quite simple. The water wasn't treated properly and started collecting lead from the old pipe systems. Read More »

London's tower fire now a criminal probe

Downing Street insisted that the pupose of Mrs May's visit had been to get a briefing from the emergency services and ensure they had the resources they needed. The fire was finally put out this morning and now, images have started to emerge showing the dark black mess left behind in a building that was once the home of plush London apartments. Read More »

Brexit negotiations to go ahead on Monday, Government confirms

Though on the surface, Thursday's meeting with Northern Irish parties is aimed at breaking the logjam in forming a new cross-party regional government in the province, May needs broader acceptance of a Conservative-DUP deal. Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there is very little time left and says the local parties have it in their hands to take control of their future. Read More »

Death toll in London apartment building fire climbs to 17

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As the heavy black smoke from the fire cleared Thursday, the huge burned-out hulk of Grenfell loomed over London's working-class, multi-ethnic North Kensington neighborhood. Emergency accommodation had been provided to 44 households affected by the fire. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mrs May's team believed the decision not to visit residents was made for the right reasons. Read More »

Theresa May tells NI parties she will publish DUP deal

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The party said it would oppose any deal between Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland that undermines the 1997 peace deal. The Conservatives, who have 317 MPs, are looking to strike a deal with the DUP , who have 10. Some Conservatives are unhappy about the prospect of a deal with the DUP , partly on account of the party's social conservatism but also because any extra funds for Northern Ireland will prompt calls for equivalent transfers to other parts of ... Read More »

Hammond to push for United Kingdom to stay in EU customs union

The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, struck a harsher tone: Britain, he said, could change its mind, but it would be poorer. "It's a unity of goal, having voted to leave the European Union, that their government gets on with that and makes a success of it". Guy Verhofstadt‏ suggested the United Kingdom will need to radically diminish itself to undo the triggering of Article 50, as Alice in Wonderland, in the Lewis Carol book, had to shrink herself to fit through a ... Read More »

Trump says Scalise remains in critical condition a day after Virginia shooting

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The House gaveled back into session Thursday a day after a shooting critically wounded a top GOP leader, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and injured several others, including Capitol Police officers. Hunt said this latest surgery could be more fix work on his internal injuries, as the priority Wednesday was mainly to control bleeding. Mika requires assistance to breathe, but has been alert and conscious and communicating through notes, his family said in the statement. Read More »

Congressional shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

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Hodgkinson . News 3 hasn't been told much about the actual investigation, but FBI agents have been seen walking in and out of his house looking for clues. Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. Hodgkinson also wrote a number of letters to the editor to the Belleville News-Democrat, attacking Republican policies and focusing in on tax reform and income inequality. Read More »

Mass food poisoning hits displaced Iraqis outside Mosul

In a statement, the United Nation's refugee agency said at least one child had died of food poisoning and that 200 people were hospitalised. She wouldn't speculate whether the poisoning might have been intentional. Weeks later, the head of the Sunni extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced the formation of a self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria from the pulpit of a Mosul mosque. Read More »

Trump admin slows methane rules opposed by oil, gas industry

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the federal regulations duplicate state regulations that he said can do a better job . Meanwhile, the Interior Department is indefinitely postponing a separate regulation meant to reduce the amount of heat-trapping methane released into the atmosphere from oil and gas wells on federal lands. Read More »

Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators

Comey had previously assured Trump he was not under investigation. Gingrich, the former House speaker whose wife is seeking Senate approval to become the USA ambassador to the Vatican, continued to defend Trump Thursday morning. The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow, either by himself or his associates. A week earlier, the CNN pundit reacting to former Director Comey's prepared opening statement about his reported conversation with President Trump about ... Read More »

U.S. declares Karnataka-born alleged Islamic State operative a global terrorist

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The other three who have been specially designated global terrorists by the US Treasury are Belgian national Oussama Ahmad Atar , Bahrain national Mohammed Isa al-Binali, and Iraqi Umar al-Kubaysi. During the interrogation of alleged ISIS operatives, it emerged that Armar was motivating and radicalising Muslim youths in India. Armar has been charge-sheeted in three terror cases by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Read More »

BJP panel to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury

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A meeting between her and home minister Rajnath Singh and urban development and information and broadcasting minister M. Venkaiah Naidu (two of the members of the committee; finance minister Arun Jaitley is the third) is scheduled for Friday. Read More »

National Dump the Pump Day

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To help with Dump the Pump Day, Grand Valley Transit Officials asked the public to explore the benefits of leaving your vehicle parked for the day to ride the bus. If you feel like using public transit isn't convenient for you, Sun Tran says start small and try a quick trip with a friend-even one trip saves you money on gas. Read More »

Eagles QB Carson Wentz selected as MVP candidate by NFL.com

I feel good. I feel like I got more than three years but it's a three year extension and I'ma keep going, trying to chase a [Super Bowl] ring. Peters has been named to the Pro Bowl seven times in the last eight seasons. On Tuesday, the nine-time Pro Bowler lobbied for the extension. It wouldn't be a shock to see the Eagles try to add another veteran corner before the season. Read More »

Republican lawmaker hurt in shooting

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The President who visited Scalise at the hospital with the first lady said the Republican was in "tough shape" and a "great fighter". He needed several blood transfusions, remains in critical condition and will require more operations, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said late Wednesday. Read More »

Wallenda hangs by teeth from helicopter over Niagara Falls

She had a safety harness around her waist to comply with New York State law for stunts that occur more than 20 feet in the air. It was a little more windy than I expected it to be, but then I just put myself back in my backyard where I train all the time. Read More »

Mosquitoes in Tippecanoe County test positive for West Nile virus

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When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant or breastfeeding women and children over six months old. The positive mosquitoes, which are the first detected in the state this year, were collected by the Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District. West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes who've fed on infected birds, then pass the virus to humans, birds and other mammals. Read More »

Celtics-Lakers set to highlight Las Vegas summer league slate

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This will be a good chance for fans to see both rookies that the Bulls select in the 2017 NBA Draft with the 16th and 38th overall picks (if they keep both of them on draft night). 1 pick. That could pit the first two picks of next week's National Basketball Association draft against each other. The summer league ends with a championship game July 17. Read More »

Brexit negotiations to start on June 19

The Prime Minister held talks with Arlene Foster , leader of the DUP on Tuesday, with a view to a "confidence and supply" agreement, in which the smaller party would support the Conservatives on budgetary and confidence votes. An agreement to restore devolved powersharing government in Stormont must be reached by the 29 June deadline. On Monday, Labour Party politician and former shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper called for a cross-party commission on Brexit, in an article for " The ... Read More »