• Preliminary Trials To Begin In Penn State Hazing Death
Preliminary Trials To Begin In Penn State Hazing Death

Last month the fraternity said it does not tolerate hazing or alcohol abuse, adding the defendants are entitled to the presumption of innocence. Three hours of surveillance footage from inside the frat house was also shown for the first time during the hearing, during which one detective testified that Piazza "looked like a corpse" after his firs...

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  • Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family
Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family

The Louisiana Republican and House majority whip is " more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones", according to a statement posted on his Twitter account. Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition. He said that "there are hundreds of fragments" of the bullet still in Scalise's body, but that there is more risk associa...

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  • Toomey needs to step up on health care bill
Toomey needs to step up on health care bill

As of this writing, these senators are attempting to secure a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score with as little attention as possible. "It would be helpful to know the details, but the Senate deliberations are happening in a black box", said Patrick Bresette of the Children's Defense Fund of Texas.

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  • U.S. lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalised
U.S. lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalised

Colleagues who visited Scalise at a Washington hospital sounded generally upbeat - but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. "I think that hi...

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  • Secrecy surrounding Senate health bill raises alarms in both parties
Secrecy surrounding Senate health bill raises alarms in both parties

He told his audience, "You'll never guess which Republican complained the most". "Obviously, that's not the route that is being taken". As GOP Senators left yet another health care meeting on Thursday, there were no predictions of an imminent deal - "not there yet" was what Sen.

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  • Russian Federation criticises United States for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba
Russian Federation criticises United States for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

The president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of USA cash to the country's military and security services. During an appearance in Miami on Friday, Trump announced that he was unraveling numerous policies put in place by former President Obama to open relations between the United States and Cuba, dismissing it as a "one...

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  • Ballfield shooter carried names of 3 lawmakers
Ballfield shooter carried names of 3 lawmakers

Two guns possessed by Steve Scalise's shooter James T. Hodgkinson were purchased and possessed legally, according to a statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hodgkinson asked them if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". Mrs. Hodgkinson says she was at work when she f...

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  • Conrad Roy's 'Thrilled' Grandpa Demands Michelle Carter Get 'Maximum' Sentence
Conrad Roy's 'Thrilled' Grandpa Demands Michelle Carter Get 'Maximum' Sentence

Carter faces a sentence that could range from probation to 20 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for August 3. Prosecutors had argued she sent Conrad Roy III , 18, numerous text messages urging him to commit suicide . "You can't think about it. You just keep pushing it off to another night and say you'll do it but you never do". "If ...

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  • Health care reform is looming!
Health care reform is looming!

The Republicans have to be able to get 50 out of the 52 Republican votes in the Senate to pass any healthcare reform bill, and getting three of the most conservative members - Rand Paul, R-Ky., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas - will be a challenge, Politico reported .

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  • Rep. Scalise improving after baseball field shooting
Rep. Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

David Bailey, a Capitol Hill police officer who was part of Scalise's security detail and helped bring down the shooter, also was injured in the Wednesday incident but had recovered enough to throw the game's ceremonial first pitch. The entire stadium came together to honor Scalise and the Capital Police officers present who prevented the shooting ...

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  • Philando Castile's family to Trump:
Philando Castile's family to Trump: "Make America Great Again" by getting justice

Following the announcement of the verdict, Castile's mother accused the officer of murdering her son, while thousands protested in the streets. "I'm mad as hell right now, yes I am", shouted Castile . Prosecutor John Choi, who made the decision to charge Yanez, said he knows the acquittal is painful for many people, but that the verdict "m...

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  • Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba
Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

The Cuban military senT a message to President Donald Trump warning him that his new strategy to change the Communist island is "doomed to failure". business in Cuba would have to wait until political prisoners are freed and fair elections are held. But those who favor a greater opening with Cuba say the president's decision is a setback ...

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  • Harman leads after US Open Round 3
Harman leads after US Open Round 3

While Fleetwood was enjoying himself, fellow Englishman Paul Casey saw his title hopes nosedived as he crashed to his second double bogey of the tournament. Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain. Perhaps making it a bit easier is the knowledge that Erin Hills is nowhere near the suffocating sauna that typically affronts players in this tourname...

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  • Additional firefighters sent to battle growing Utah blaze
Additional firefighters sent to battle growing Utah blaze

Jared Burton, public information officer for the Brian Head Marshall's Office, told the Spectrum , a newspaper and website covering St. George and Cedar City, Utah, that the location and terrain made the fire hard to contain before it reached town limits.

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  • Trump Friend Says President Weighing Firing Counsel Probing Russia Ties
Trump Friend Says President Weighing Firing Counsel Probing Russia Ties

The notion was dismissed by senior White House aides later Monday evening, who said that Ruddy does not speak for the president . Hours after the interview , White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not deny the claim, but said: "Mr Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue".

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  • NYPD Officer Critical After Being Dragged By Stolen Car
NYPD Officer Critical After Being Dragged By Stolen Car

The officer has head injuries and body trauma, police said. Police said Veve went across the street to talk to people sitting inside a black Honda sedan parked in front of a fire hydrant. Veve discharged his weapon twice, then fell, and the vehicle kept going but soon crashed at East 53rd Street between Snyder and Church avenues, O'Neill said.

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  • President Trump lawyer won't rule out Special Counsel Robert Mueller getting fired
President Trump lawyer won't rule out Special Counsel Robert Mueller getting fired

In an interview on CNN's "New Day," Ruddy said, "I think it is a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel". If there were good cause, I would consider it. Okay, but, uh, it wasn't Comey who named Mueller special counsel. The latest appointments from Robert Mueller's special counsel investiga...

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  • In Rare Moment of Bipartisan Unity, Senate Approves New Russia Sanctions
In Rare Moment of Bipartisan Unity, Senate Approves New Russia Sanctions

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said the bill's easy passage should be a caution to reporters who obsess over areas of disagreement on Capitol Hill - particularly in the wake of this week's attack on Republican congressmen at a baseball practice.

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  • Condition of USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman improves to 'serious'
Condition of USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman improves to 'serious'

Those who crossed his path, in the weeks before the shooting remembers Hodgkinson as an angry man, who took his anti-Republican rants online before going after the GOP during baseball practice. O'Connor said Bost's office has turned over all of their communications from Hodgkinson to U.S. Capitol Police. Until recently, Hodgkinson ran a home-...

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  • Scalise upgraded from critical to serious
Scalise upgraded from critical to serious

A single rifle wound caused "substantial damage" to Scalise's internal organs and blood loss, his doctor explained Friday. Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death.

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