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Blimp crashes near US Open in Wisconsin


The company Airsign told NBC News that the downed blimp is owned by them. This is the first time Mickelson has missed the U.S. Open since he failed to qualify in 1993. "Wow, blimp down. I hope everyone is safe". The Washington County Sheriff's Office described the pilot's injuries as "serious". "They were trying to give it some throttle and it didn't go up". Read More »

Escaped Georgia Inmates Accused of Killing 2 Officers Captured, Authorities Say

A manhunt for a pair of escaped U.S. convicts described as "dangerous beyond description" went nationwide Thursday, two days after they overpowered and killed their guards in a brazen jailbreak. Tuesday. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal applauded the "tireless efforts" of law enforcement but also turned his thoughts to the families of the two officers, saying their pain remains. Read More »

Scalise's condition 'more difficult' than first thought, Trump says

A statement from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center where Scalise is being treated said the conservative Republican arrived at the facility in "shock" after suffering injury to his internal organs from the shooting . (2305 UTC) Thursday. Bill Schaumleffel, who lives near Hodgkinson's home , said he was outside shooting a rifle that day and wouldn't stop. Hodgkinson had been in the Alexandria area since March, living out of his van, said local FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim ... Read More »

Falling: McIlroy, Day endure nightmare rounds at US Open

Kaymer, who won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in 2014, and Johnson, who won previous year at Oakmont, joined Spieth in an early-morning three-ball featuring the past three U.S. Former US Open champion Ernie Els chose the 20th anniversary of his last victory in the tournament to remind fans that he is not quite ready to be put out to grass. Read More »

Judge hears challenge to Indiana abortion limits


Planned Parenthood argues that infringes on free speech rights. And federal judge Sarah Evans Barker seemed to agree, saying the "phraseology defies a clear stab" at what the statute requires. The other provision Planned Parenthood seeks to halt deals with what's called "parental notification ". Under current IN law, girls under 18 must either get their parents' consent to have an abortion or seek a judge's permission. Read More »

'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'

The investigation of possible Russian interference in the USA election is reportedly looking into whether President Donald Trump may have obstructed justice. He also said Trump had privately urged him to pull back on the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn - a claim that the president has denied . Read More »

Oh My God, Republican Male Senators, Stop Cutting Kamala Harris Off


Included in this group is Trump's former spokesman, Jason Miller , who during an appearance on CNN Wednesday said Harris must have been suffering from " hysteria ". "But he wasn't hysterical, she was", Powers said. The phrase, "just give me a yes or no answer", is so often heard it ought to be engraved on the capitol portico. Read More »

Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start


The curious timing of Warmbier's return to Cincinnati is nearly as startling as Rodman's continued flirtation with Kim and his Communist regime. Earlier Tuesday, Fred Warmbier told The Cincinnati Enquirer that the family will hold a news conference later this week in Cincinnati. Read More »

Pilot Injured When Blimp Crashes, Burns at US Open Golf Tournament

Open on Thursday. Fowler is at No. 9 in the world ranking. Round 1 at the 2017 US Open is yet to be completed but early on it's Rickie Fowler who is setting the pace . The fastest the greens will roll all week is about 12. South African Ernie Els' caddie Cayce Kerr talking about the Big Easy's opening round of two-under 70. Read More »

Ruddy: Trump Considering Firing Mueller, White House Doesn't Deny Claim

He also demurred on a question from Schatz about whether, if Rosenstein himself became a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, it would be a conflict of interest for Rosenstein to remain involved. Gingrich is correct that there is a certain partisan tilt to the team of top-notch investigators being assembled by the ex-FBI director: Jeannie Rhee, Michael Dreeben, Andrew Weissmann and James Quarles are renowned in their fields and have made repeated donations ... Read More »

Bernie Sanders Condemns Alexandria Shooter Who Volunteered on His Campaign


Sanders says violence is unacceptable, and says only "nonviolent action" can bring change. Because of his high-ranking position, he is mandated to have an armed security detail, and it was one of his Capitol Police bodyguards, also wounded in the encounter, who shot gunman James Hodgkinson of IL, who later died in hospital. Read More »

Trump touts apprenticeships to strengthen young US workers


Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director James Comey cryptically told lawmakers on Thursday that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Black Capitol Police Agents Hailed As Heroes After GOP Shooting


She is being hailed as a hero for her courage in helping to stop what could have been a massacre. "If Scalise wouldn't have been on the team - unfortunately he was hit and I hope he does well - but also by him being there he probably saved everybody else's lives", Paul continued. Read More »

VERDICT WATCH: Cosby trial jurors call it quits for night


As the news was announced, Cosby sat solemnly in the courtroom beside his team. Cosby's wife has not been seen at her husband's trial since defense attorney Brian McMonagle's closing arguments on Monday. "I will not set any specific time for continuation of deliberations", he said , according to the Los Angeles Times . In it, he claimed Constand showed no ill effects from the 1 1/2 Benadryl pills he gave her to help her relax, and that she never objected to his behavior during the 2004 ... Read More »

Attacker nursed grievances against Trump, GOP


This as Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in critical condition, after he was shot in the hip while practicing for the game Wednesday morning. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was shot in the leg; he was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, the Post reports . Chris Collins, a Republican congressman from NY, told WBEN radio within hours: "I can only hope that the Democrats do tone down the rhetoric". Read More »

Master Troll Vladimir Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum, Compares Him to Snowden


Putin also said that Comey has so far presented no evidence to prove that Russia had meddled in the us presidential election, saying Washington had tried to influence Russian elections for years. "We have always lived under sanctions", Putin said . Which is to say that with nine months to go until Russian presidential elections, Putin , who is very likely to remain president, won't actually say whether he's running for the office. Read More »

Suspect in shooting of congressman in Virginia identified

The married man has also posted abusive and expletive-laden comments about Mr Trump on social media as recently as Monday. The focus of the FBI investigation is what motivated Hodgkinson, 66, to open fire during a Republican congressional baseball practice. Read More »

Prayers for Scalise and Mika


The Louisiana lawmaker's recovery is going to be "much more hard", Trump said at a White House event , adding, "He's in some trouble". "He's in some trouble, and he's going to be okay, we hope". So it was welcome news Wednesday when Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the manager of the GOP's congressional baseball team, held a news conference with his Democratic counterpart, Rep. Read More »

Smith not among reps at Virginia shooting

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Trump also met with other Capitol police officers who have gathered at the hospital and thanked them for their service. The congressional baseball game Scalise and his fellow Republicans were training for is scheduled to go ahead Thursday night at Washington's Nationals Park. Read More »

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year


Jeffs was granted release from jail last June despite Utah prosecutors arguing he'd be a flight risk. He talks about what this arrest means and what impact it can have on the case and on the FLDS church. Lyle Jeffs reportedly has, or had, nine wives; Warren Jeffs had dozens of wives. "We look forward to proceeding in a civilized-organized matter to bring this case to trial on its merits in the near future", U.S. Read More »

Blimp catches fire, crashes at US Open

Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf shot 7-under 63s at Baltustrol Golf Club in 1980. Fowler's opening-round 65 also marks his best round in any major tournament. A company spokesman told WISN that, while some witnesses said they thought someone may have parachuted from the aircraft, exiting the blimp with a parachute is impossible. Read More »

Dems, GOP join on ball field as they don't in Congress

The gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman and several others during an early morning baseball practice had apparently been living out a white cargo van for months and was frequently seen working on a computer at a nearby YMCA, where he kept mostly to himself. Read More »