• Local congressman narrowly avoids shooting at Virginia baseball field
Local congressman narrowly avoids shooting at Virginia baseball field

But he said he can't see the ball as well as when he was younger, "so I made a decision to sit this year out". He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Rep. We are all grateful to the first responders who were on the scene. A fun-loving, unabashed champion for Louisiana's culture and food, Scalise is known as someone who likes to have a g...

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  • Pakistan Navy chief calls on top Sri Lankan leadership
Pakistan Navy chief calls on top Sri Lankan leadership

The President and the Prime Minister also referred to the close longstanding political and cultural relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SL president thanked Pakistan Navy and Pakistani people for offering assistance and cooperation during recent destructive flash floods in the country.

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  • Alabama lawmakers witness, react to shooting at GOP baseball practice
Alabama lawmakers witness, react to shooting at GOP baseball practice

He appeared to be referring to Representative Brad Wenstrup, an Ohio Republican who is also a doctor and an Army Reserve officer. Scalise was among at least five people shot and he was transferred to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo surgery.

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  • Romania's Ruling Party Withdraws Support For Its PM
Romania's Ruling Party Withdraws Support For Its PM

His main condition was that President Klaus Iohannis would guarantee somehow that he would name a PSD member to replace him. "We have withdrawn that support", Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the Social Democrats (PSD), said after cabinet ministers resigned en masse on Wednesday evening.

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  • Sessions denies undisclosed meeting with Russian envoy
Sessions denies undisclosed meeting with Russian envoy

Asked by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein if he had discussed Comey's handling of the Russian Federation investigation with Trump or any other official, Sessions said, "I'm not able to comment on that". Then in a heated exchange Democrat Senator Ron Wyden asked Sessions about Comey's testimony regarding Sessions' recusal. "Have...

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  • Melania Trump Thanks First Responders After Baseball Practice Shooting
Melania Trump Thanks First Responders After Baseball Practice Shooting

Police scanner audio details the gripping moments as police responded to a gunman's attack of Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a Wednesday morning baseball practice. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), who was at bat when the shooting began. Hodgkinson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, "was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed t...

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  • May inches toward deal as Brexit battle rages
May inches toward deal as Brexit battle rages

As May struggled to contain the fallout, her two closest aides resigned. The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. To avoid any real debate about the issues Britain faces - in particular, the reality of Brexit - she had to make the election about nothing at all.

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  • Shooting at USA lawmakers' baseball practice
Shooting at USA lawmakers' baseball practice

When the baseball field became the scene of a gunbattle, a member of the U.S. Capitol Police was using the dugout as cover, behind which to fire at the gunman, Flake said . Brooks said two law enforcement officers were believed to be among the others shot. Both serve as part of Scalise's security detail and were in good condition, according to...

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  • Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'
Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'

In statement from the White House, President Donald Trump said Hodgkinson died of injuries sustained when Scalise's security detail returned fire. Hodgkinson , they've uncovered a series of letters he had written to Congressional leaders over the years. Acquaintances described him as stubborn and opinionated, but they were also shocked to h...

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  • May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers', seeks to avoid second election
May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers', seeks to avoid second election

Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office and her happy mood continued even after May left for the House of Commons without comment . Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill, who will also take part in the meeting, said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the D...

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  • Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe
Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe

Trump has disputed Comey's account of the conversation about Flynn as inaccurate, although his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a frequent defender of his father's White House performance, seemed to confirm the gist of it. Coats gave testimony before a congressional panel last week , where he refused to confirm reports that the president had a...

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  • Trump Is Personally Under Investigation, Officials Report
Trump Is Personally Under Investigation, Officials Report

Was Comey's firing related to the FBI's Russian Federation probe? It quoted five people briefed on the requests and said those who have agreed to be interviewed are Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

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  • Hospitalized After London Blaze Engulfs High-Rise Building
Hospitalized After London Blaze Engulfs High-Rise Building

The chief said high-rise building fires are the most challenging for fire departments worldwide because they require different logistics, more firefighters and a plan. So far at least 30 people have been taken to hospital, London Ambulance Service said. One person, who did not want to be identified, told the British newspaper The Guardian , ...

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  • Army reservist lawmaker says baseball game shooting was 'like being in Iraq'
Army reservist lawmaker says baseball game shooting was 'like being in Iraq'

Mr. Scalise was shot in the hip while standing on second base when a gunman opened fire on the baseball practice, according to The New York Times . Capitol police also saved lives, Sen. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa later said both officers were in good condition. Four other victims, including police, were treated at hospitals, acc...

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  • Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller -White House
Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller -White House

An unnamed official told the Post that the interviews suggest Mueller considers the attempted obstruction of justice question as more than just a "he said , he said" situation between Trump and Comey. Mr Trump's legal team quickly denounced the report on Wednesday. Firing Comey and then Mueller would leave Trump with the reputation of a ma...

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  • Sanders 'sickened' to learn congressional shooting suspect volunteered for campaign
Sanders 'sickened' to learn congressional shooting suspect volunteered for campaign

Sanders swiftly responded to the reports, saying he was "sickened" by what he called a "despicable act". "Let me be as clear as I can be", said Sanders. His Facebook page also shows a photo of Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders . The shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice could have been motivated by heightened partisanship...

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  • Alleged Gunman in Congressional Baseball Attack Identified
Alleged Gunman in Congressional Baseball Attack Identified

The Belleville News-Democrat, the local newspaper, posted a photo of Hodgkinson protesting outside a post office there in 2012, wearing sunglasses and a goatee and holding a homemade placard that read "TAX the Rich". "When he did home inspections for me, he didn't rile up the buyers or make ridiculous statements". In the same incident, he fired a s...

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  • Michel Barnier warns United Kingdom it faces cliff edge 'no deal' Brexit
Michel Barnier warns United Kingdom it faces cliff edge 'no deal' Brexit

Under Article 50, Britain has two years to agree on a financial settlement and the exit terms or leave the European Union with no deal. The outcome of the election might force her to seek a cross-party political consensus to agree on how the United Kingdom will leave the European Union.

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  • Congressman Steve Scalise One Of 4 Shot in Alexandria, VA
Congressman Steve Scalise One Of 4 Shot in Alexandria, VA

Indeed, he seemed linked to some anti-GOP groups. "He entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family, and sat by his bedside with Mrs. Trump", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs , Capitol Police, first responders and all others affected", Trump s...

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  • Talks on DUP support for minority United Kingdom govt, to continue
Talks on DUP support for minority United Kingdom govt, to continue

Labour relied heavily on online campaigning to draw support and the number of likes on Facebook shot up by nearly 75 per cent over the election period, compared with just 10 per cent for the Conservative Party . "It's passing quicker than anyone believes That's why we're ready to start very quickly". "I think her position is, in the long term, ...

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