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Robert Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

And he essentially warned Trump that if Mueller were to be fired, Rosenstein wouldn't be the one to do it, saying he saw no "good cause" to consider such a move. Trump's wife, Melania, has adopted a more temperate tone, telling her husband that she believed the appointment of Mueller would speed resolution of the Russian Federation scandal and expressing her view that he would be exonerated, according to two people with direct knowledge of her advice. Read More »

Hearing underway for frat brothers in Penn St pledge's death

In its wake, Penn State permanently banned Beta Theta Pi and instituted new rules for the rest of the Greek system, 83 fraternities and sororities. As the fraternity brothers carried Penn State student Tim Piazza up the stairs, he was still alive, a police detective testified on Monday, but the 19-year-old "looked dead, he looked like a corpse". Read More »

U.S. student, said to be in coma, released by North Korea


Kim Dong-chul, who emigrated to the United States in 1972, was charged with plotting to subvert the DPRK system, slandering the country's leadership and gathering state and military secrets when he was on trial in April, 2016 and sentenced to 10 years of hard labor. Read More »

House Majority Whip, others shot at congressional baseball practice


Police in Alexandria , Va., said a suspect was believed to be in custody. A congressional aide said Scalise , R-La., was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. According to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a " deliberate attack ". Capitol police assigned to Scalise security detail returned Hodgkinson's fire. Read More »

Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

Comey said Trump told him he hoped Comey would "let go" of his investigation of the president's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and also asked Comey to pledge his personal loyalty and to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice


Politicians praised Capitol Police for their response to the attack, with David Bailey and Crystal Griner both named as officers who sustained non-life threatening wounds. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said. Read More »

Hospital: Scalise in 'critical condition' after shooting


The gunman was identified by the Washington Post as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Hodgkinson "apparently" volunteered on Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. In a series of emails, Metairie Indivisible lead organizer Lara Crigger called on supporters to tweet their thoughts of concern to Scalise and send get-well cards to his offices. Read More »

US Rep. Trey Hollingsworth calls congressional baseball shooting 'cowardly acts of violence'

Later, House Republican and Democratic leaders called for unity and praised the police, while Trump in an address from the White House said that the prayers of the nation and world are with Scalise. Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California said on Twitter that Thursday's game is still on. Right around the same time, the congressman came under scrutiny when it was revealed he may have inadvertently spoken at an event organized by a white supremacist group when he was a state ... Read More »

Police official IDs UPS warehouse shooter


Four people were killed and several others wounded on Wednesday when a man thought to be a United Parcel Service Inc employee opened fire at a company facility in San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing officials and witnesses. Read More »

Five victims in shooting at US Congress baseball practice


At least on person airlifted to hospital. Hodgkinson hit Rep. Steve Scalise , the majority whip, who was playing second base at the time. It did not identify the victim. Lawmakers who spoke at the scene to reporters described a normal morning practice, at a field where they've practiced for years, when all of a sudden shots rang out. Read More »

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting; gunman dead

House of Representatives, was shot in the hip and was receiving care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his office said.Scalise was out of surgery and "doing well", according to an ABC News affiliate. Hodgkinson's brother said he was very distraught over President Trump's election. American news agencies are reporting that Scalise is in critical condition after undergoing surgery. Read More »

Gunman opens fire at GOP baseball practice; Scalise, 4 others wounded


Officers returned fire at Hodgkinson and the suspect died from his injuries. C-Span will carry the game, they said at their presser. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible". Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters, still in his baseball practice shirt. "He was shot ", said Mr Brooks. They shot the shooter. At least 71 shots can be heard in the few minutes of footage taken by witness Noah Nathan just outside of the baseball diamond at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Read More »

Scalise, correspondent, two Capitol Hill Police officers among the wounded in shooting

The congressman said he wants to be able to carry a concealed weapon and that if this shooting had happened in Georgia then he or one of his staffers likely would have been armed. Bullet holes at the YMCA where a gunman opened fire during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. "He was there this morning and is safe", Walker spokesman Jack Minor said this morning in an email. Read More »

1 child, 1 adult dead in crash on George Washington Bridge


The three people with minor injuries and the person critically injured were all taken to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment, FDNY officials said. Police re-opened one eastbound lane on the upper level as authorities investigated Wednesday night. The upper level of the GWB is closed inbound. The accident is causing traffic delays on the bridge of 60 to 90 minutes. Read More »

Major League Baseball offers prayers ahead of congressional game


He was suffering from a wound to the hip, according to multiple witnesses. "I think the security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter", said Rep. Two lawmakers who were at the scene, Representatives Ron DeSantis and Jeff Duncan, indicated there might have been a political motive in the attack. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

He said that "many lives would have been lost without the heroic action" of Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman . Three hours after the attack, Brooks still wore a batting glove, with dirt from lying face-first in the dugout still smeared across his navy blue T-shirt, as he and other lawmakers at the scene described the attack to the AP. Read More »

California reps 'horrified' by baseball practice shooting

A gunman opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball team's early-morning practice in Alexandria, Virginia , authorities said. Members of Congress from the central San Joaquin Valley said Wednesday that the shooting of their colleague Rep. Read More »

Jury Chosen For Trial Of Former Milwaukee Officer Charged In Fatal Shooting


The prosecutor who charged a former Milwaukee police officer with killing a black man who fled a traffic stop previous year told a jury Tuesday the man was unarmed and defenseless when the officer shot him "point blank". Both shots were fired in less than two seconds. Chisholm, who charged Heaggan-Brown, a former Milwaukee police officer with killing a black man who fled a traffic stop past year, told a jury Tuesday the man was unarmed and defenseless when the officer shot him "point blank". Read More »

Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

Shortly afterward, Brooks said , he heard "loud explosions and I look up and there is a guy with a gun about 5 feet above me, shooting - and at first you don't know if that's a second shooter, but it turned out to be one of our guys". They were both shot, but are in stable condition. "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", his office said in a statement. Read More »

Rifle-wielding gunman wounds lawmaker, then killed by police


The attacker, identified as IL native James T Hodgkinson, was killed after a firefight with police. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who sought the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said he had been told that Hodgkinson had served as a volunteer with his campaign. Read More »

Rand Paul recounts harrowing baseball practice shooting where Majority Whip was wounded


The congressional baseball game, played annually for charity, will be held Thursday as scheduled. "Everybody probably would have died, except for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there", Paul said on MSNBC . Paul said the two escaped in a vehicle driven by another staff member. "And all of a sudden he was up, and he was over the 20-foot fence in about two seconds", Paul said. Read More »