• Five takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony to senators
Five takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony to senators

Mark Warner, the Virginia Democrat who sits next to Burr and is the vice chairman on the committee - interrupted Sessions' answers before and after Harris spoke. Sessions said it would be "absurd" to suggest that a recusal from a single investigation would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI.

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  • Congressional Shooting Victims Being Treated at Washington-area Hospitals
Congressional Shooting Victims Being Treated at Washington-area Hospitals

Brooks said the Capitol officers were armed only with pistols, and "taking on a guy with a rifle from 90-120 feet away. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations", the hospital statement said. The players ran from the first base side of the field across a basketball court and either jumped a fence into a nearby dog park o...

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  • AG Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats
AG Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

He could not point to specific Justice Department language, even though Sessions said he had consulted with department attorneys before the hearing. Sessions' justification in both instances was that Comey was a total pro, that he knew his stuff and that Sessions trusted him to handle his business.

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  • Minnesota Legislature sues Gov. Dayton over legislative funding
Minnesota Legislature sues Gov. Dayton over legislative funding

It pits Dayton's constitutionally delineated line-item veto power against the Legislature's constitutionally outlined independent power. At the end of the most recent special session, Dayton cut off the House and Senate's funding for 2018 and 2019 with a line-item veto in an effort to force Republicans to change some provisions in the budget bill...

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  • Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia
Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

Perriello faces Lt. Gov Ralph Northam faces in today's primary. Virginia and New Jersey are the only states set to elect governors this year, and the contest in the Old Dominion is attracting broad national attention as a possible early referendum on President Donald Trump ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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  • He asked for it: Trump now under investigation for obstruction of justice
He asked for it: Trump now under investigation for obstruction of justice

During testimony to a budget panel Rosenstein said he has seen no cause for Mueller's dismissal and that he will be given "full independence" from the Department of Justice to conduct his investigation. The interview was first reported by PBS. The report stated that Trump was angered when he learned of the relationship and made plans to dum...

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

Much of hearing centered on the actions of fraternity members in the over 12 hours between when Timothy Piazza fell face-first down a set of basement stairs and when 9-1-1 was called. They tortured him for 12 hours. Several times he attempts to stand, but falls over. The tape shows Piazza writhing in apparent agony. He tries to get on his feet an...

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  • Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea on Tuesday
Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea on Tuesday

The release came amid tension between Washington and Pyongyang following a series of missile tests by the North, focusing attention on an arms buildup that Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Monday dubbed "a clear and present danger to all". "At the moment, we're just treating this like he's been in an accident". Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been...

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  • Broncos kicker Brandon McManus signs one-year tender
Broncos kicker Brandon McManus signs one-year tender

Denver extended the second-round tender in March , with McManus having until June 15 to sign it. Elam was succeeded by Matt Prater and though his time with the team wasn't as long, be broke the National Football League record by kicking a 64-yard field goal in a game.

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  • GOP Rep. Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice in Virginia
GOP Rep. Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice in Virginia

Steve Scalise and several others. He is expected to make a full recovery, Williams said . Five people were transported from the scene, the city's Police Chief Michael Brown told reporters. "I told him they were Republicans", Duncan said. "We were like sitting ducks, we had no place to run". Hodgkinson allegedly shot Scalise, along with four o...

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  • Attorney General Denies Improper Meetings with Russians
Attorney General Denies Improper Meetings with Russians

USA intelligence agencies concluded in a report released in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to interfere in the election to help Trump in part by hacking and releasing damaging emails about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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  • Congress baseball attack: Louisiana rep critical; gunfire caught on camera
Congress baseball attack: Louisiana rep critical; gunfire caught on camera

Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries. Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll.

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise and others shot at congressional baseball practice
Rep. Steve Scalise and others shot at congressional baseball practice

Capitol Police , first responders , and colleagues". Eric Swalwell added , "We will play for charity , but also for the victims and the heroic officers who took down the shooter". Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., was not present at the practice. Rand Paul (R-KY) said. House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said Scalise's wounds were not believed t...

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  • Gunman opens fire: Rep. Steve Scalise shot
Gunman opens fire: Rep. Steve Scalise shot

A US congressman and a Capitol Police officer were wounded by gunfire Wednesday after a man started shooting at a Republican team charity baseball practice in suburban Washington , D.C. After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise's phone and made the first call to Scalise's wife to notify her of the shooting. Brooks said the ...

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  • Neighbor says some UPS workers gather on roof
Neighbor says some UPS workers gather on roof

He then fatally shot himself when police approached. Officials, UPS employees and witnesses described chaos as shots rang out during a morning meeting before drivers were sent on their delivery routes. Spokesman Steve Gaut said he believed the shooter later killed himself. San Francisco police are inside the UPS warehouse searching for addition...

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  • Rep. Scalise in stable condition after shot at congressional baseball practice
Rep. Scalise in stable condition after shot at congressional baseball practice

The Democrats were practicing at a field not far from the Republicans and Sen. Police in Alexandria, Va., said five people were provided medical transport and that a suspect was in custody. Two weeks ago, the Capitol police dispatched two officers to the Houston district of Rep. Al Green, D-Texas. One of the worst incidents happened in 1998...

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria

The FBI is investigating possible motives, known acquaintances, and his last whereabouts. The FBI statement also said it was "actively investigating Hodgkinson, to include his associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations".

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  • Donald Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity
Donald Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition and needs further surgery after he was shot Wednesday during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., according to the hospital where he is being treated. After visiting Scalise, Mr. Trump tweeted the congressman is in "really tough shape", but is a "real fighter". Davis, a...

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  • SC Lawmakers React to Alexandria, VA Shooting
SC Lawmakers React to Alexandria, VA Shooting

He called the shooting an attack on the American government. "Had Steve just slept in this morning or had breakfast with the speaker and missed practice you would have had zero defense and you know I'm playing third, I'm pretty good with the glove, but that glove isn't going to stop bullets from a rifle", said DeSantis.

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  • Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says
Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

Scalise spokesman Chris Bond said he would be checking with the hospital throughout the day for updates on the condition of the congressman and the other wounded people . Scalise, No. 3 in the House of Representatives Republican leadership, was shot in the hip at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. Only Republicans were at this practi...

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