• Australia police shoot hostage taker dead
Australia police shoot hostage taker dead

Australian police yesterday shot dead the man who had taken the woman hostage and said they were investigating whether the incident was terror-related. Khayre served a significant amount of prison time and was on parole at the time of the attack, the commissioner said. A police officer stands guard outside the Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Br...

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  • Sanders 'sickened' by shooting, says gunman had volunteered on campaign
Sanders 'sickened' by shooting, says gunman had volunteered on campaign

The shooter was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson , of IL. "Our prayers go out for a full recovery of Rep. Scalise , the congressional aides and police officers who were injured", he said . The FBI and police officials said they would not share any information about the suspect's motivation at a press conference. Mr Steve Scal...

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  • AG Sessions to testify in public Tuesday
AG Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

Over the weekend, Sessions asked to appear before the Intelligence Committee instead of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, where he was expected to appear to discuss Department of Justice funding. Despite Sessions' admitted talks with Kislyak, he has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador, inc...

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  • Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller
Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller

Donald Trump told his staff, visitors and advisers he was convinced Robert Mueller was a part of "witch hunt" against him and contemplated on firing the special counsel, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Watch Catherine Herridge's report above. Chris Ruddy , a close friend of Trump and the CEO of the conservative media company N...

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  • Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment
Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

Capitol Police from just under $400 million this year is among the ideas under consideration. "We would not be here today if it was not for the thin blue line that the Capitol Police did", he continued. "If somebody is coming after a member of Congress, you don't want to be anywhere nearby". "I've had threats, and most members I know have had thr...

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  • Labour advance in UK election inspires a Bernie Sanders supporter
Labour advance in UK election inspires a Bernie Sanders supporter

At the time, she was considered a strong favorite against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. "Instead she has lost an election, she promised not to have and is now in a terribly weak position to start the negotiations in which she hasn't got anything to say, which she might not be able to have anyway".

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  • Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion
Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion

On Thursday, Virginia Capitol Police reflected on the incident that sent House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) to the hospital. He, along with several other members of Congress, suggested the most critical change may be to boost security for large lawmaker gatherings, even informal ones like the baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

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  • Trump investigated for obstruction
Trump investigated for obstruction

The president and his surrogates are already on the warpath, falsely suggesting that Comey engaged in improper or illegal conduct in leaking his memos and, putting out the line via Kellyanne Conway, that members of Mueller's legal team had given to Democratic politicians (and therefore were biased).

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  • Donald Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice
Donald Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice

Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz , did not respond to an email requesting comment. And as the 2018 elections draw closer , they could dangle the prospect of impeaching Trump as an appeal to attract voters. "That's why I'm encouraged we have Bob Mueller as special counsel continuing to investigate the possibility of obstruction by the pres...

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  • Warriors release official statement on potential White House visit
Warriors release official statement on potential White House visit

After being sidelined for part of last season and again during the 2017 playoffs with back pain, head coach Steve Kerr returned during the Finals and said he intends to coach "for a long time ". That could involve moving forward Kevin Love , who was only 2-for-8 for six points in the final game. They can sign Durant to a long-term contract befo...

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  • Leo Varadkar elected Irish prime minister
Leo Varadkar elected Irish prime minister

The administration is propped up by Fine Gael's ancient rivals Fianna Fail as part of a supply and confidence arrangement after an unprecedented schism in the electorate. Mr Kenny said he had known Mr Varadkar since his election to Fingal County Council in 2004, and especially since he was first elected a TD in 2007.

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  • Britain could stay in European Union, but only on poorer terms - Verhofstadt
Britain could stay in European Union, but only on poorer terms - Verhofstadt

Prime Minister Theresa May and senior cabinet colleagues have previously refused to guarantee the right to remain to European Union nationals living in the UK. He also described Brexit as the "position of the Tories", rather than the democratically expressed will of the British people, and said the United Kingdom should lose the Brussels budget reb...

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  • Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice
Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

Comey also claimed that Trump urged him to back off the investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Though Trump was told by Comey on multiple occasions that he was not under investigation by the FBI, the president reportedly became the focus of Mueller's investigation after firing Comey.

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  • US Senate passes new Russia sanctions
US Senate passes new Russia sanctions

The legislation sets up a review process that would require Trump to get Congress' approval before taking any action to ease, suspend or lift any sanctions on Russian Federation. The proposed legislation also mandates that the White House has to come to Congress if it wants to make any changes to sanctions. Trump's secretary of state, Rex ...

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  • Jeff Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation during high-stakes US Senate hearing
Jeff Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation during high-stakes US Senate hearing

The president expressed annoyance about news reports that the probe is now believed to include an examination of whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey , who had earlier led the Russian Federation investigation. Mr Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice...

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  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. Meanwhile Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley s...

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  • Iran makes more arrests after deadly Tehran attacks
Iran makes more arrests after deadly Tehran attacks

The attacks were the first claimed by Islamic State inside tightly controlled Shi'ite Iran, one of the powers leading the fight against the Sunni militants in the region. On Tehran's enmity with Washington, the Iranian leader said "Some of the problems with the USA are essentially unresolvable as the US's problem with us has nothing to do with nu...

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  • May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire
May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire

When the boy heckled "I can't hear you", the Mayor said: "We're going to do that". But this fire seemed to tear up the building from the outside, gutting the outer apartments and blackening most of the facade. Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi, both 27, lived on the 23rd floor. "They are going through the building now". The man was quickly rem...

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  • Shaun King shares 'banning white men' theory after Steve Scalise shooting
Shaun King shares 'banning white men' theory after Steve Scalise shooting

She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. "I think it's a sad state of affairs for people to exploit a tragedy like this for the...

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  • Iran arrests suspects for supporting Tehran attacks
Iran arrests suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants. Two of those killed were not Iranian, he said. In a message read at the funeral, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the attacks will ...

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