• Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate
Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

In the aftermath of the an attempted mass assassination of GOP congressmen on a baseball field Wednesday morning in Virginia, Capitol Hill buzzed with calls for unity and bipartisan prayers for wounded Louisiana Rep. He had been a volunteer in the Democratic primary campaign of Sen. "They have an NRA rating they want to keep", he said . Chel...

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  • United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital
United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. When the president intoned three words he said have brought Americans together for generations - "Let's play ball" - cheers rang out. Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. The article stated that the Republican team was gathered for one final practi...

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  • 60% of Scots want Sturgeon to scrap IndyRef2 plans
60% of Scots want Sturgeon to scrap IndyRef2 plans

LONDON, June 12 Supporters of a so-called hard Brexit have been left "dead in the water" by British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to secure a parliamentary majority in last week's election , Nicola Sturgeon , the head of Scotland's devolved government , said.

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  • US Republican Steve Scalise shows signs of improvement after shooting
US Republican Steve Scalise shows signs of improvement after shooting

Scott Applewhite, File). Hodgkinson was killed by capitol police. Democrats easily defeated Republicans 11-2 in the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game, in an annual tradition that has taken on renewed importance in the wake of Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.

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  • UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts
UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

HUNDREDS OF people are expected to attend a rally in Westminster tonight (June 16) to call for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise apartment building. The death toll from the fire that tore through a London high-rise has nearly doubled, as residents lash out at the government'...

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  • BBC pulls documentary featuring Grenfell Tower fire victim
BBC pulls documentary featuring Grenfell Tower fire victim

Green said she was communicating on Facebook: "She was saying she just can't get out and 'Please pray for me ". Metropolitan Police said the bodies of twelve people have been recovered from the building, which includes one person who has also died at hospital.

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  • London police: Grenfell tower fire death toll reaches 30
London police: Grenfell tower fire death toll reaches 30

He added that they do not expect any survivors in the charred building. There were other reports of adults jumping. "We realise that a lot of people are still incredibly concerned about their loved ones who are still unaccounted for and our priority is to do the best for those waiting for news of their relatives and friends".

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  • The charges against Bill Cosby and their potential sentences
The charges against Bill Cosby and their potential sentences

In sworn statements in 2005 and 2006, Cosby said he took an immediate romantic interest in Constand after they met in 2003 through Temple University , where Constand worked as operations director of women's basketball and Cosby was a trustee.

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  • Texas Republicans love Trump and Democrats don't, new poll shows — Surprise
Texas Republicans love Trump and Democrats don't, new poll shows — Surprise

For example, as long as Trump maintains 80 percent job approval among Texas Republicans , it is inconceivable that Republicans in the Texas congressional delegation will entertain any idea of impeachment proceedings. The remaining 33 percent were either neutral or had no opinion. Only 5 percent of Democrats hold a positive view of Russian Fede...

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  • Shimla poll victory shows people's faith in dev politics: Modi
Shimla poll victory shows people's faith in dev politics: Modi

Out of 17 seats reserved for women, BJP bagged eight, Congress six, independents two and CPI (M) one. Independent candidate Rakesh Kumar, who won the Panthaghati ward, is likely to support the BJP, he added. This election was seen as a semi-final before the Assembly elections. The number of wards was increased from 25 in 2012 polls to 34 this tim...

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  • Ohio Congressman played in baseball game to honor Scalise
Ohio Congressman played in baseball game to honor Scalise

Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scalise was among five people wounded when a shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing on a diamond in suburban Alexandria, Va.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018
Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018

Timothy and Hill had worked for May when she was interior minister, before she became prime minister in July previous year in the chaotic days that followed the Brexit vote, and their influence had increasingly angered senior ministers. The initial reaction to the general election outcome has been to send the pound plunging. EU Budget Commissio...

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  • Official talks on Brexit to start Monday
Official talks on Brexit to start Monday

The concession sets the tone for negotiations over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union that are set to begin in Brussels on Monday. The five main Northern Ireland parties are meeting with the British Prime Minister separately at Downing Street.

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  • Russia claims IS leader killed
Russia claims IS leader killed

This photo taken from the Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Friday, June 16, 2017, claims to show an aerial image at left of the ISIS headquarters on May 13, 2017, and an aerial image taken on May 29, at right, showing the same site following the Russian airstrike on May 28, 2017 on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria .

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  • Pak skipper's uncle prays for India's win
Pak skipper's uncle prays for India's win

This is still a major ICC final and there is still a game that needs to be played to win the trophy. Recently, the BCCI opposed the tournament and was outvoted 9-1in the ICC. It is benefiting the whole team. "You know, connecting to yourselves within, taking a bit more time to do stuff which you don't normally get to do and stay away from everyth...

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  • List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo
List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo

A 66-year-old progressive who volunteered on Vermont Sen. Hodgkinson was shot by law enforcement officers after opening fire at the early morning practice of a Republican baseball team. "I have never said 'life sucks, ' only the policies of the Republicans", he wrote in another. Franks was not on the team, adding uncertainty about the signi...

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  • Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'
Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'

May held talks with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on Tuesday in a bid to avoid another election. "We are continuing to have talks but today, as you will imagine, there has been a real focus on this bad tragedy in London ", May said.

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  • Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations
Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

Earlier, Trump signed an executive order to enact numerous immigration policies , including the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border. An AP Fact Check finds that President Donald Trump's policies on Cuba sounds a lot like President Barack Obama's old policies.

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  • Arsenal Defender Hector Bellerin Makes Grenfell Tower Fire Pledge
Arsenal Defender Hector Bellerin Makes Grenfell Tower Fire Pledge

The Spaniard will give £50 for every minute he plays at the European Under-21 Championship to help those caught up in the tragedy . At least 30 people lost their lives at the 24-storey council housing tower block in north Kensington in the early hours of Tuesday morning, though with as many as 76 others missing, the death toll is expected to r...

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  • Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election
Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election

The British PM brought this upon herself.There was no need to call an election, and she did so at her own peril. "As I reflect on the results I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward", May said on Friday in a televised statement .

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  • Seattle Anti-Sharia Law Protest Turns Violent after Hours of Peaceful Disagreement
Seattle Anti-Sharia Law Protest Turns Violent after Hours of Peaceful Disagreement

The organization says it opposes discrimination and supports the rights of those subject to Shariah. "People are exercising their First Amendment right, even though it's not pleasant in the slogans they are shouting or the signs they are carrying".

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  • Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'
Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'

Jack Sava , the director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is lashing out at "sanctimonious" Republicans - including some in Congress - who are suggesting vitriolic political rhetoric from the left may be partially to blame for the shooting that wounded GOP Congressman Steve ...

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  • Storms possible through Father's Day weekend
Storms possible through Father's Day weekend

Father's Day will be hot, humid and there will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Thursday clears up a bit with sunny skies and it is warm in the mid-80s. Overnight, temperatures will remain mild, only falling into the upper 60s to near 70° under partly cloudy skies. It's the most humid weather we've seen so far this...

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  • John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move
John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move

The decision has drawn a negative reaction from around the world with world leaders vowing to enhance their commitment to the landmark accord. "He is absolutely intent on making sure that we have clean air, clean water, that he makes sure that we're doing everything we can to keep America's moral compass in the world when it comes to the environmen...

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  • Congressional Baseball Game to be held 1 day after shootings
Congressional Baseball Game to be held 1 day after shootings

Rep. Steve King , R-Iowa, said in a brief interview that Democrats would be reminded of "positions they've taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for bipartisanship today". Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old disgruntled home inspector from IL. The hospital says the Louisiana congressman "will require additional operations, and wi...

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  • Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump Over Foreign Business Deals
Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump Over Foreign Business Deals

Close to 200 Democrats in the House of Congress filed the suit, which claims the USA president has been paid by foreign governments through contracts with his companies. Jancek also says the American people elected Trump president, and that it's time Democrats "end their efforts to delegitimize his presidency". Earlier, a similar lawsuit wa...

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  • Donald Trump confirms he's under investigation over Comey firing
Donald Trump confirms he's under investigation over Comey firing

In an earlier tweet on Friday, Mr Trump wrote that nobody has been able to show any proof of "collusion with the Russians". When Trump fired Comey , the White House initially tied the decision to a memo written by Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussing what they described as "serious mistakes" he made in the investi...

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  • Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance
Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance

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. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election ...

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  • Paul Ryan to Donald Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'
Paul Ryan to Donald Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

A person close to Trump's legal team said earlier Tuesday that there have been no discussions about firing Mueller with the legal team. Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal.

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  • Andrea Leadsom confronted over PM not meeting Grenfell Tower victims
Andrea Leadsom confronted over PM not meeting Grenfell Tower victims

Firefighters were using drones and sniffer dogs to search the building, saying that some of the upper floors are still inaccessible for humans because of concerns about the stability of the structure. The fire has now been extinguished, police said, after the London Fire Brigade was first called to the scene after midnight on Wednesday . There a...

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  • Japan coast guard leads search for Navy sailors
Japan coast guard leads search for Navy sailors

The warship was towed back to Yokosuka, escorted by a Japanese coast guard ship, naval officials said. The seven missing U.S. sailors have not been identified. Japanese media said the navy vessel was heading back to Yokosuka. It added that the ship was operating under its own power, "although her propulsion is limited".

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  • Statement from Cosby's wife assailing judge, prosecutors
Statement from Cosby's wife assailing judge, prosecutors

We will take a hard look at everything involved and then we will retry it. A mistrial is not a victory for either side. Judge Steven O'Neill told them to return to their deliberations where they "must agree unanimously" on a verdict. Constand did not appear at the news conference. District Attorney Kevin Steele spoke to reporters after the ...

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  • British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties
British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties

Mr Brokenshire insisted the Government would honour its commitments in the Good Friday Agreement and warned that time was running out if power-sharing was to be restored and a return to direct rule from Westminster avoided. Bloody Sunday - a January 1972 shooting in Derry of 14 unarmed republican activists by the British Army - was a flashpoint in ...

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  • Former PM John Major urges Theresa May to withdraw from DUP deal
Former PM John Major urges Theresa May to withdraw from DUP deal

Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Féin's leader in the North, said: "We were very clear with the Prime Minister that any deal with herself and the DUP can not undermine the Good Friday Agreement". Representatives from the five political parties in the North met for talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street today. "A little side bar...

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  • Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Ill., resident who officials said had been living out of his vehicle in Alexandria, Va ., opened fire as Congress members and staffers practiced for a charity baseball game slated for Thursday. The game at Nationals Park on Thursday evening carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louis...

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