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Baseball Shooter Is Dead; He's Been ID'd


Back in IL at least one friend of Hodgkinson - who didn't give his full name - defended him, saying, "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, that he was exhausted of some of the politics going on". "I despise the way they have bought our politicians and twisted our laws to their benefit". Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News on Wednesday that he had been living in Alexandria , Virginia, the location of the shooting , for the past two months. Read More »

Chisenhall homers, drives in 5 as Indians rout Dodgers 12-5


Hill has yet to last beyond five innings in seven starts this year, but he limited Cincinnati to one run and two hits in five frames to pick up a win his last time out. Hill allowed two more runs in the second inning, including a double by Jose Ramirez and a home run by Edwin Encarnacion . The Indians were trying to save their resources because Jason Kipnis was unavailable because of a sore neck and Michael Brantley was with his wife, Melissa, who was about to give birth. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new information on gun used in Virginia shooting


Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Ill. The charges were dismissed. It is too early to say if Hodgkinson's attack was part of a post-election trend of left-wing violence, said J.J. MacNab, a fellow specializing in anti-government extremism at George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. Read More »

Healthy Summer Meals Reaching More Kentucky Children


Meet Up and Eat Up was created to ensure all children get a chance to eat nutritious food during summer. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families with a range of programs and services proven to reduce food insecurity and increase access to healthy and affordable food. Read More »

'I didn't want to shoot Mr. Castile,' Yanez says in emotional testimony

Wiping away tears, Officer Jeronimo Yanez on Friday sought to explain to the world why he chose to shoot Castile during a routine traffic stop while Castile's girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter looked on. Prosecutors called Yanez's actions unreasonable. Paulsen also questioned Dutton's decision to leave comments made by Castile and Reynolds - specifically Castile's response of "I'm not pulling it out" in reply to Yanez's command - out of his analysis. Read More »

Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship prog

Trump is signing an executive order to roughly double to $200 million in federal money spent on learn-to-earn programs, and change how they are designed. "We're here today to celebrate the dignity of work ... and the greatness of the American worker", said Trump ahead of signing the order. "If you're really interested in promoting apprenticeship, you have to invest in that skills training", said Mike Rosen, president of the Milwaukee chapter of the American Federation of Teachers union. Read More »

Trump calls House health bill 'mean'

After a dismal first-effort failure in the House of Representatives to repeal so-called Obamacare , and some political side-stepping to finally push through a replacement bill, the Senate apparently is drafting its own version of the health-coverage program, with only a handful of senators knowing what the bill would likely do, or how it would be financed. Read More »

Jury still deliberating in case of officer who shot Castile

The material dealt with jurors carefully considering and re-examining their views and their duty to "deliberate with a view toward reaching agreement". The squad-car video shows a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting, with the camera pointed toward Castile's auto. The video then shows other police officers arriving at the scene. Read More »

Trump to Announce Plan to Stop Cash Flow to Cuban Military

When asked whether Trump is planning to announce the naming of an ambassador to Cuba anytime soon, Sanders said that she was not certain what the plans are on that subject or whether it would be included in the President's Friday announcement, reports Efe news. Read More »

'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'


But Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a friend of the President who attended meetings Monday at the White House, was the one who revealed that the issue was being discussed. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel. Read More »

Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association title with parade through Oakland

After beating Cleveland in 2015, Golden State took a 3-1 lead previous year only to fall victim to the LeBron James-led Cavaliers' record-setting three-game comeback. NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant rode on a different bus with his mom. Oakland recently learned it's losing one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders , to Las Vegas in 2020, and the city is still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a deadly warehouse fire. Read More »

Georgia Escapees Caught Following Massive Manhunt


Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Geo. CORRECTS SOURCE TO GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN SIGNOFF- This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017, shows inmate Donnie Russell Rowe. Read More »

James Hodgkinson, suspect in Virginia congressman shooting, dies of injuries


Senator Bernie Sanders said, " The alleged shooter "apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign ..." "I am sickened by this despicable act ", he said. Roger Williams of Texas; and a Capitol Police officer. Five people , including Hodgkinson, were hospitalized with varying injuries following the shooting, according to police. Read More »

US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting of Republican Steve Scalise


Hodgkinson of IL, had posted himself with an automatic weapon and a pistol. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was in critical condition Thursday. 3 GOP leader, who is in critical condition and underwent a third surgery at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The morning after visiting Scalise in the hospital, Trump said the congressman's challenges are "more difficult" than first thought. Read More »

Blast rocks kindergarten in China's Jiangsu province

Xuzhou City Government confirmed details of the explosion. The location of the explosion was Chuangxin Kindergarten in the city of Xuzhou in the Jiangsu province, police said. The condition of eight among the injured remained critical, doctors said. Investigators said they found materials for making a home-made bomb at Xu's nearby residence. Read More »

Capitol Police officer played high school and collegiate basketball

Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was in a batting cage when he heard gunfire, said in an interview on Fox News. Around the Capitol, senators and House members were sympathetic to bolstering a Capitol Police force that has seen minimal budget increases in recent years, a police force that faced rough questioning last year when it sought more money. Read More »

Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating falls to historic low


It would also reallocate $46 million in existing funding to districts most in-need, meaning at least some other districts would be dealt a reduction in state aid. Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno have not responded to requests for comment on the agreement. It would cap adjustment aid cuts in affected districts at 1.5 percent of their school budgets. Read More »

Illinois gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests


Pres. Trump said in a press conference that he has died after being shot by Capitol police. According to McClenahan, going to the post office in Belleville usually meant clashing with Hodgkinson. Authorities believe the 66-year-old had been living out of a van in northern Virginia since March after leaving his southern IL home. MedStar Washington said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon that Rep. Read More »

Illinois Man, 66, Identified as Suspect in Virginia Shooting


Sanders says in a statement: "I am sickened by this despicable act ". Bernie Sanders said the gunman had been among the many volunteers on his presidential campaign. Harlan Hill, a New York-based political consultant and Trump supporter, said no one should blame Sanders' personally. Asked about her husband's decision to leave for an extended period of time , Hodgkinson said that her daughter and two-year-old granddaughter had recently moved home. Read More »

Poll Shows Most in US Think Trump Meddled in Russia Probe

Just three days prior on October 28, 2016, former FBI Director James Comey said he was going to reopen the investigation into Clinton's e-mail server in an open letter to Congress. A few days after the March 22 meeting, Trump spoke separately with Coats and Rogers and asked them to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of coordination between his campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »