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Texas sheriff, husband charged in chokehold death of John Hernandez


The couple was in custody late Thursday night, the Harris County Sheriff's office wrote on Twitter . "No one accused Maria of a crime, but Maria was put in the back of a squad vehicle and her cellphone was taken", said Kallinen. As Hernandez gasped for air, the deputy's husband asked, "Do you want me to hit you again?" At one point a woman screams, "It's illegal to record". On her knees she yells at Hernandez to " stay the f- down ". Read More »

Trump son tweet connects shooting to NYC 'Julius Caesar' play

Trump the younger's "This" tweet from Wednesday morning isn't the first time Trump Jr. has commented on the Julius Caesar production now running at New York's Public Theater. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him", Trump tweeted. The younger Trump also retweeted a post on reports that the the gunman had asked Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) about the party affiliation of the lawmakers who were at the field who were practicing for Thursday's annual congressional baseball game. Read More »

US Republican and aides shot at baseball practice

Scalise's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, officials said . Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown says five people were taken to hospitals. The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia , where lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Read More »

Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia


The inquiry is raising questions about a possible political motivation. "By him being there it probably saved everyone else's life", Paul said . Sen. It is "too early to tell" if the congressmembers "were targeted or not", said Tim Slater of the FBI, which is now taking over the investigation. Held nearly every year since 1909, the Congressional Baseball Game - which was slated to take place Thursday night at Nationals Park stadium in Washington - is a well-loved showdown between ... Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a detestable lie

Senator Mark Warner, Ranking Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said questions have been raised about some of his own interactions with Russian officials during the campaign. "The Attorney-General invoked executive privilege on behalf of someone else". Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May wrote a memorandum to President Donald Trump recommending Comey's dismissal. Read More »

Nurse stabbed by ER patient at Massachusetts hospital


The nurse was treated on-site then flown to UMass Memorial Medical Center, the statement reads. Hospital staff said the stabbing suspect was apprehended off-campus and was in police custody. The rest of the hospital is operating as normal. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our employee and her family at this time", a hospital spokesperson said. Read More »

Shooting at San Francisco UPS centre


Uniformed UPS employees were led out in a line by officers next to a highway. The shooting led to a massive police response and a shelter-in-place warning for the surrounding area. Police seem to be concentrated around the UPS San Francisco Customer Center, a couple of blocks east of Franklin Square. Police are advising people to avoid the area. Read More »

WH: Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Mueller

The remarks from Ruddy, the CEO of the conservative Newsmax outlet, added intrigue to Sessions's testimony Tuesday afternoon before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he refused to discuss his conversations with Trump. "Can you be fired without cause?", Manchin asked. A President's order, he pointed out, did not count as good cause. CHRIS RUDDY: I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. Read More »

Rep. Scalise Among Multiple Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice in Va.


Steve Scalise , the House Majority Whip from Louisiana, was shot at 7:30am this morning in Alexandria, Virginia. As of 9:45 a.m. ET, Scalise was in stable condition but undergoing surgery, according to a statement from his office. The shooter was taken into custody. "Police received fire from the suspect and returned fire", Brown said. Susan Griffiths, a spokeswoman at the George Washington University Hospital, said two people from the shooting were being treated at the hospital, both ... Read More »

Surge of bets placed on Trump impeachment following Comey testimony

When asked by a Senator at the hearing if the president's request to Comey to "let this go" in reference to the Flynn probe amounted to obstructing justice, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said, "I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct". Read More »

North Korea Launches Four Anti-Ship Missiles


Washington says it is willing to enter into talks with Pyongyang, but only if it halts its missile and nuclear tests. North Korea's latest missile test-that of suspected anti-ship missiles that landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan- sends a very clear message to America: we're getting ready for war , if it gets to that point. Read More »

Suspected N.Korea drone photographed U.S. missile defence site

South Korea discovered a drone, which had taken hundreds of photos, including ten of a USA anti-missile system. It is believed to be similar in size and shape to a North Korean drone found in 2014 on a nearby island. The Islamic State regularly employs off-the-shelf unmanned aircraft to attack USA -backed troops in Iraq and Syria. North Korea also conveyed its dissatisfaction with the new government's North Korea policy to the preparation committee for an inter-Korean joint event ... Read More »

Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana shot at Virginia Park

After the incident was reported , Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who was there when the shooting happened, told CNN "there must have been 50 to 100 shots fired". House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said Scalise's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening and that a member of the security detail was also shot. Read More »

Several injured in San Francisco shooting


At least two people were killed in a shooting Wednesday near a San Francisco UPS facility, according to news reports. It was not immediately clear who was injured in the shooting, which was confirmed by the San Francisco Police department . Read More »

MI native among those shot in GOP baseball shooting


Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team. Mika is now Director of Government Relations for Tyson Foods. unfortunately we're getting other reports that he may have suffered up to four or five gunshot wounds and he is in critical condition awaiting surging in a DC hospital", said Palsrok. Read More »

Belleville man identified as Alexandria shooter

Barton said the shooting lasted 5-10 minutes, and there were dozens if not hundreds of shots fired. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Congressman in leadership, was among those shot. The agency says the victims are being transported to the hospital. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama said the shooter said nothing during the rampage. Read More »

Americans trust Comey more than Trump by a nearly 2:1 margin

Sessions never heard Trump show any interest in Russian hacking before the inauguration. Sessions said it would be "inappropriate" for him to reveal private conversations with Trump when the president "has not had a full opportunity to review the questions and to make a decision on whether or not to approve such an answer". Read More »

Four inmates including suspected murderer escape from Oklahoma jail


Moody and Baker had escaped from the same jail in March, according to the nearby Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office. Two of the escapees escaped from the same jail just three months earlier, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said. Contractors were being contacted to fix that gap, which runs the length of the jail, he said. Sheriff Charlie Dougherty told local media the jail has been overcrowded for years and in need of repairs. Read More »

London fire: Multitude of fatalities, 50 admitted to hospitals

There weren't no warning, there weren't no proper noise to let us know what was happening. Manager Hayley Allen said: "We have a local community focus and wanted to help and show our support in whatever way we could". A horrific blaze broke out early this morning in Grenfell Tower in West London, destroying the residential building. "I'll be demanding answers", he told reporters. Read More »

One person killed in wreck involving tractor trailer on I-85SB


The Highway Patrol hasn't said what led to the wreck or how the tractor trailers hit each other. The crash occurred at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 on I-85 southbound at Exit 106 near Blacksburg. "The victim was burned beyond recognition". "I woke up and seen a whole bunch of smoke and the whole parking lot was clouded", said truck driver Daniel Clemons. Read More »

Trump tells senators House health bill is 'mean'

President Trump encouraged Republican senators during a health care meeting on Tuesday "to be more generous" when it comes to spending, a source with knowledge of the discussion told The Post . It's estimated to kick 23 million people off of their health care, sharply increase out-of-pocket expenses for people in their 50s and 60s, gut Medicaid funding for nursing home care, and make health care unaffordable for people with preexisting conditions. Read More »

Jeff Sessions asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

Rosenstein said Tuesday during an appearance before a Senate appropriations committee. The protections Sessions is talking about, in place since 2014, are known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, and they were recently extended in an appropriations act, as Consumerist noted , meaning the Department of Justice cannot allocate funds to the prosecution of medical marijuana possession, cultivation, or sale until at least September 30. Read More »

Trump Promises to Testify Under Oath: '100 Percent'


He branded the president a liar and said Trump urged him to abandon the investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn , an allegation Trump has denied. Yesterday, Mr Comey said, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" and "Release all the tapes - I'm good with it". The reporter then asked: " So he lied about that? ". Read More »