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Michigan officials vow to fight charges over Flint water crisis


In addition to the involuntary manslaughter charges , Schuette also charged Lyon with Misconduct in Office, a felony, subject to 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. Rick. Snyder is willing to testify under oath and had scheduled a time and date for an interview, says Snyder counsel Brian Lennon said. Shekter Smith and Busch were state environmental regulators. Read More »

Congress heads back to work after shooting


Leaders decided the game will go on as scheduled at Nationals Park in Washington , home of the city's professional baseball team. Scalise was among five people wounded when a shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing on a diamond in Alexandria. Read More »

Explosion at Wisconsin Grain Mill Leaves One Dead, Two Missing

University of Wisconsin Hospital spokeswoman Emily Kumlien says five people were air-lifted to her facility. She noted, however, that hours will vary and that people should look for further updates on Facebook . The Cambria-Friesland School District was not holding classes on Thursday. Cambria fire chief Cody Doucette was one of the first people at the site after the explosion. Read More »

May orders public inquiry into tower fire


The queen's grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry , along with William's wife Kate, donated to a relief fund organised by London's local Evening Standard newspaper. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave an update on the victims Thursday morning. "The fire started on the upper floors". Mrs May made the announcement after visiting emergency teams at the scene of the blaze in west London . Read More »

More than 20ktickets offered for charity baseball game


The Republican lawmaker was treated at a Washington hospital Wednesday after a single rifle shot struck his hip during a shooting attack at a GOP congressional baseball practice in suburban Virginia. Addressing Scalise, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said, "You are not alone". Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in a brief interview that Democrats would be reminded of "positions they've taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for bipartisanship today". Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition, hospital says


Five people were injured in a shooting at a baseball field Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . He dove head-first into the dugout when the gunfire broke out, having just been hitting ground balls to House Majority Whip Steven Scalise , who remains in critical condition a day after the shooting . Read More »

GOP rep: Baseball practice shooter contacted office 10 times


President Donald Trump said he was "deeply saddened by this tragedy" and was monitoring developments. Wenstrup, who is an Iraq war veteran and medic, jumped into the dugout when he heard Rep. Millions are consumed by politics, so unhappy with "the way things are going" that picking up a gun to make their point is regarded as the only recourse, but they "otherwise lead a normal life". Read More »

GOP baseball shooting: Scalise still in critical condition; Trump visits


Doug Collins in the hallway. A second Capitol police officer suffered non-gunshot injuries, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Trump subsequently tweeted , "Rep. Barton had arrived at the US Capitol still wearing his red baseball uniform. "Those aren't good odds", Brooks said. In a statement , Texas Rep. Roger Williams , one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical ... Read More »

Pennsylvania's US House district borders challenged in court


For the past 30 years, several suits challenging gerrymanders have been rejected by the courts, but now several challenges to congressional and state legislative maps will go to court soon. The 7th District includes part of Berks County."There is no legitimate, constitutionally permissible reason for drawing districts in this manner", the suit states.One of the district's highlighted in the suit is the 6th District, which also includes part of Berks County. Read More »

Hodgkinson, Alexandria Shooting Suspect, Dies Of Injuries


On May 31, he wrote: "Trump & His Family are Traitors & Need to Be Prosecuted to the Fullest Extent of the Law". Hodgkinson made a number of posts criticizing President Trump and expressing support for independent Sen. He said Hodgkinson's wife left for work Wednesday morning as she always does. Rep. Mo Brooks of Cincinnati also remained cool, assisting another shooting victim, Congressional staffer Zachary Barth , who dove into the dugout where Brooks and some colleagues were sheltering. Read More »

Regents approve tuition hikes for Kansas universities


University of Michigan's president Dr. Mark Schlissel announced that the university plans to offer free tuition for MI students with family income of less than $65,0000 per year. Fort Hays State University will see an increase of 2.9 percent. According to board policy, a 4-4 split would ultimately vote the budget down, meaning the budget would need to be voted on during the following month's meeting, even though the university's fiscal year ends on June 30. Read More »

Chance The Rapper & Liz Dozier Announce "Chicago Beyond" Initiative


Chance and Liz advised any youngster who wants to get involved and potentially see their ideas pushed forward to submit 90 second videos on Chicago Beyond , launched in 2016, is an organization that funds ideas that will change the lives of youth in Chicago. [Yes, it would.] "We would love to fund them as long as they positively affect the city of Chicago". Read More »

Ralph Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

With 99 percent of precincts reporting , Northam led former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello 56 percent to 44 percent. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie barely beat Corey Stewart , who focused his gubernatorial bid on preserving Virginia's Confederate history. Read More »

Trump tweets of "WITCH HUNT" amid Russia probe

Trump claimed - and Comey later affirmed - that Comey assured him he was not personally under FBI investigation. "Nice", Trump tweeted earlier Thursday morning. On Wednesday, Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz suggested - without providing evidence - that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had leaked details of the criminal probe. Read More »

$75M bond set for Ohio man accused of killing 5 people


Investigators said Taylor was stabbed at least once, but the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has not revealed how she or her daughters died. Brinkman worked for the Johns for a number of years and was allegedly watching their home while they were on vacation, Stark County Sheriff George Maier said earlier this week. Read More »

Special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports


Comey's testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, in which the former director said he felt pressured by Trump to end an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and also disclosed that he had leaked contemporaneous memos documenting conversations with the president in a bid to force the appointment of a special prosecutor, did little to change the general public's view of the circumstances of his dismissal - despite 73 percent of voters ... Read More »

GOP baseball team coach: 'We need to play this game'


We were sitting ducks. "The people around here, on both sides of the aisle- we've got a great community up on Capitol Hill, and everyone is lifting me up", he said. "And then I see him turn his gun toward me and it just starts popping all around me", he said. Another North Texas Congressman, Rep. Joe Barton of Ennis is captain of the Republican team. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein Says There's No Reason to Fire Mueller

Officials told the Post that Mueller's team now seeks to determine whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice . "And in fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story". Read More »

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story

According to today's Washington Post report , Special Consul Robert Mueller's probe of whether Donald Trump obstructed justice began days after James Comey was sacked as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Coons on Wednesday said he believes both Sessions and fired FBI Director James Comey should appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to which he belongs, as it has jurisdiction over the Department of Justice. Read More »

Special counsel probing Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Sessions repeatedly stated Tuesday that his recommendation that Trump fire Comey did not conflict with his recusal from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation. Sessions was the first USA senator to publicly support the Trump campaign past year. The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. Read More »

Employees return to work at UPS warehouse in San Francisco

Jimmy Lam, 38, asked in March for his overtime hours to be cut back three months before he embarked on a shooting spree at the Potrero Hill package-sorting facility, Teamsters Local secretary treasurer Joseph Cilia told the AP. Three people were killed as well as the shooter. Sources said multiple ambulances rolling to the scene. A couple of tweets from San Francisco residents showed several UPS employees on the roof of the UPS facility with their hands up. Read More »

US seeks to recover more assets stolen from Malaysian fund

In May, court documents indicated that the Justice Department and Red Granite were considering a settlement in " The Wolf of Wall Street " case. Red Granite CEO Riza Aziz is the stepson of Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak . Last year, DiCaprio voluntarily surrendered Marlon Brando's Best Actor Oscar to the USA government after learning it was under contention. Also on the list of assets the government wants to recover: 2.5 million shares of stock in the tech startup Palantir; ... Read More »