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Pay attention to what Comey didn't say

Transportation Department, but did say he wants people in public service to "rise above the petty partisan squabbling that plagues our nation" and focus on fixing problems. Comey told senators he resisted those entreaties because the situation could change and if it did, that, too, would have to be announced. Sessions disputes that. Read More »

US lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice


Until recently, Hodgkinson ran a home-inspection business out of his house in southern IL. - Zachary Barth, legislative aide for Republican Rep. Roger Williams of Texas. When Scalise was shot, he went down on the infield between first and second base, then dragged himself to the outfield, leaving a trail of blood, Rep. Read More »

United States student, said to be in coma, released by North Korea


US officials in touch with Yun and medical personnel declined to say whether Warmbier remains in a coma or to make any comment on his current medical condition. The three other USA citizens detained in North Korea are Kim Hak-song, an agricultural researcher at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology; Tony Kim (aka Kim Sang-duk), an accounting teacher from the same school; and Kim Dong-chul, a businessman. Read More »

Mueller probe expands to include whether Trump obstructed justice

We are not in a position to comment further". "The FBI's leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal, " said Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's outside legal team. I know Bob Mueller . However, the key to proving obstruction of justice is that the intervention was done for corrupt purposes. After Mr Comey's testimony, Mr Trump said he had been vindicated because it was confirmed he had been told on three occasions that he was not under ... Read More »

Hero firefighters rescue man trapped for 12 HOURS in Grenfell Tower inferno


The review has not been published and fire safety experts claimed the Government's desire to cut red tape could have prevented ministers introducing new safety measures. She added the cause of the fire is unknown. The upgrades were scheduled to be completed by 2016, the report said. Authorities say 65 people were rescued from the blaze. Read More »

Death toll from tragic London fire expected to rise today

Flumes of black smoke billowed into the air hours after the blaze was sparked. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said firefighters had only able to reach the 12th floor at the height of the blaze. Smoke inhalation is the most frequent cause of death in indoor fires, and injuries caused by breathing in smoke often take a day or longer to become apparent. Read More »

NPR Reporter On Scene At Congressional Shooting

The shooting happened shortly after 7 a.m. "I hear loud explosions". MO BROOKS: You have a baseball bat. He later gave a statement to investigators, in which he described an individual he saw as he was leaving the eventual shooting scene. Read More »

The shooting at a GOP baseball practice was an assault on democracy

The team was taking batting practice when a gunshot rang out and chaos erupted, lawmakers on the scene said . "I'm grateful for our courageous officers". "I hear Steve Scalise over near second base scream". Although Williams appeared shaken by the events of the day at the beginning of his speech, he settled in as he began speaking, and was resolute about not calling off Thursday's baseball game. Read More »

Gunman opens fire on Republicans during baseball practice

A US Capitol Police officer who was also hurt in the gun attack was also receiving treatment at the facility, situated about three miles northeast of the White House . Five were injured by the gunman , including both officers and Scalise. Rand Paul , R-Ky., said of the Capitol Police. Brooks said the return fire distracted the gunman until he was downed by the officers. Read More »

What We Learned and What We Didn't From Sessions' Testimony


A former Republican senator, Sessions was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, but sources say there has been tension between the two men in recent weeks because Trump was annoyed that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Congressman shot at baseball field in Virginia

The gunman, identified by authorities as James T. Hodgkinson III of IL, died after a shootout with police. Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". "It was scary", Barton said. The gunman was over by the third base dugout, with a clear view of the field and everybody on it. The FBI, which is heading the investigation, said it was too soon to say if this was an assassination attempt. Read More »

President visits hospital treating wounded congressman


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot in the hip by gunman James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Ill. Then moments later, he says dozens of shots rang out and Congressman Scalise dropped to the ground. Brooks was on deck when the shooting started . "The only weapon I had was a baseball bat". They have a rifle. "Rep. Steve Scalise , one of the truly great people , is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". Read More »

Vermont's Congressional Delegation Responds To Virginia Shooting

Scalise was shot in his hip and underwent surgery; as of Wednesday afternoon, he was listed as being in critical condition. Special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey are being hailed as heroes for taking down the gunman who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others at a baseball practice. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

Capturing a second title in three seasons in historic fashion has put the Golden State Warriors among some of the NBA's greatest championship squads, overcoming a heartbreaking setback to become even better. But during this series, even with Durant taking numerous shots that a year ago would have belonged to him, Curry managed to be more impressive statistically than he's ever been, proving that he can play as well on the biggest stage as anyone who has actually won that elusive Finals ... Read More »

Kathy Griffin To Address Fallout From Trump Photo


United States television network CNN on Wednesday fired comedian Kathy Griffin from its annual New Year's Eve coverage after she provoking outrage for being photographed holding up the prop depicting Trump's bloodied severed head. Accompanied by her attorney Lisa Bloom at the press conference in California, the comedian said she had been bullied by the US President . "I made a disgusting, terrible call", she said. Read More »

Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

He avoided issuing partisan blame for the attack, which was carried out by an assailant who had expressed anger at Trump's election and support for Democratic candidates. The popular and gregarious lawmaker is known for his love of baseball. An avid sports fan, Scalise distributed commemorative baseball bats to fellow House members when he ran for the leadership post in 2014. Read More »