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Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. "That really maybe shouldn't be the standard of what they secure". A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment. A Washington Metropolitan Police Department report says the officer was manning a traffic checkpoint when the driver failed to obey repeated ...
  • GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names

    GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names

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    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. CBS News reported that the note was not necessarily an "assassination list", but that it indicated Hodgkinson had recently focused on the individuals on the list.
  • Deace: Calls for firing Mueller are 'DUMBASSERY'

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    Mr Mueller, who was tasked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with overseeing the justice department's investigation, has started selecting members of his team, many of them criminal law experts. Asked whether he had seen any reason for Mueller to be removed, Rosenstein responded, "No, I have not". Sessions has recused himself from the investigation.
  • Cosby Trial Ruled Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks

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    He adds "tonight, just rest". "With DNA now available, this practice is antiquated to say the very least", she said. The defense argues jurors have talked about the charges long enough. His depositions in that case, however, were unsealed by a federal judge in 2015, revealing his admissions that he had given sedatives to young women in the 1970s and prompting prosecutors to reopen the case.
  • Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open

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    After Matsuyama and Reavie, the next best round of the day was Bill Haas' 68. Matsuyama birdied six of his first eight holes. But Casey's momentum ran into the buffers on the next hole, when he twice found the thick rough and had to settle for a bogey five to drop back to 6-under.
  • Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise

    Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise

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    Democrats easily defeated Republicans 11-2 Thursday in the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game , in an annual tradition that took on renewed importance in the wake of Wednesday's shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia . "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events".
  • European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks

    European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks

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    But a newly appointed junior Brexit minister, Steve Baker, told Reuters: "I don't foresee any change". Here's a guide to some of the alternatives. Those advocating a "softer Brexit ", notably in the world of business, are especially keen not to erect new barriers to trade, possibly at the cost of accepting more rules set by the European Union in Brussels.
  • Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial

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    Meanwhile, the comedian, who is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault - for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in January 2004 at his home in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania , to which he pleaded not guilty - is to be retried within four months, prosecutors vow.
  • For Bill Cosby, 2nd sex assault trial ahead

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    He said Constand "is entitled to a verdict in this case and the citizens of Montgomery County, where this crime occurred, are entitled to a verdict in this case". Earlier this month, media outlets including the Inquirer and Daily News filed a motion for the release of the jurors' names. "It's sickening, what they did here", spat the defense attorney Brian McMonagle in his closing argument, gesturing toward the prosecution and the story that they stood for.
  • The Michelle Carter case

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    According to testimony, on July 12, 2014, the day of Roy's suicide , Carter texted a classmate, "He just called me and there was a loud noise like a motor". Tears welled up in Carter's eyes as the verdict was read, but she stood upright and still, as though she had accepted the eventuality of a conviction.
  • Former DOJ contender hits Trump over travel ban tweet

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    That order is now facing its own legal challenges. Trump tweeted in one Monday morning. U.S. President Donald Trump urged his administration to seek a tougher version of his controversial travel ban proposal on Monday following a weekend attack in London , and pressed for an expedited judicial review by the nation's top court.
  • Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

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    Schauffele double bogeyed the par-3 13th hole. His round would have been better had it not been for two bogeys in his closing holes. The 2011 champion dropped back to seven over on his third hole today, before bouncing back with birdie on the following hole and made it to the turn remaining at six over par.
  • Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

    Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

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    Sue Hodgkinson , the accused gunman's wife, told reporters Thursday she was shocked by her husband's actions, saying, "I can't believe he did this". Asked about her husband's decision to leave for an extended period of time , Hodgkinson said that her daughter and two-year-old granddaughter had recently moved home.
  • Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller

    Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller

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    But after the evidence of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, Mr Gingrich said he had changed his mind. Pink-slipping Mueller would destroy what little is left of his presidency by making it clear to everyone that the president has something criminal to hide.
  • Trump calls House healthcare bill 'mean' during closed-door meeting with senators ‒ report

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    But very importantly, it's a great plan. A few days after the House bill passed, the president sat down with Time magazine and boasted that after brief study, he "understood everything there was to know about health care". Americans deeply disapprove of the AHCA . Just 17 percent of Americans approve it. Will the Senate bill maintain protections that allow people with cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses to not only purchase health insurance but also afford it? "How do ...
  • President Trump: Scalise "In Some Trouble". Praying For Victims

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    The annual charity game continued as scheduled despite House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and four others being hospitalized after James Hodgkinson opened fire at a Republican team practice. There was a loud ovation when Special Agent David Bailey , one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack, threw out the first pitch .
  • Patrick Reed sets early lead at US Open

    Patrick Reed sets early lead at US Open

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    Open. "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up ideal for us", Johnson said. No player has ever gone lower in a major. "I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week", said Day, who arrived last Friday. Day and McIlroy were left feeling pretty empty, as each had arrived to Wisconsin nearly a week ago with high expectations.
  • Play ball! GOP, Democrats battle as one - Team Scalise

    Play ball! GOP, Democrats battle as one - Team Scalise

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    The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail. "So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added. Mr Scalise was airlifted to hospital in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Dr Sava said.
  • United States lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

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    Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said . The attacker, who was shot by Scalise's security detail and later died, was an IL man whose social media postings showed anger at Trump and the Republicans.
  • "Cuba's regime is brutal", Donald Trump closes Obama's opening

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    I am announcing today a new policy just as I promised during the campaign. The statement added that Trump had been "poorly advised" to favour the political interests of an "extremist minority" of Cuban-Americans living in Florida, who, because of "petty motivations, will not give up on their ambition of punishing Cuba ".
  • Theresa May is nearly as unpopular as Jeremy Corbyn once was

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    By losing her high stakes gamble Mrs May has sacrificed her credibility, and that will bring great uncertainty to everything she does, including Brexit . Corbyn: "I'm looking forward to this #Parliament , however short it might be". And he said Labour was also ready for another election later this year, if it happens.
  • Mike Pence Hired a Personal Lawyer to Handle the Russia Investigation

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    A spokesman for Pence confirmed Cullen's hiring in an emailed statement, adding that the lawyer will assist Pence "in responding to inquiries by the special counsel ". The Post report did not name the Federal Bureau of Investigation as its source. Trump ultimately fired Flynn for misleading the vice president. Axios reported , while noting that this is premature and highly speculative, "One of the parlor games Republicans are playing in the shadows of the Russian Federation ...
  • Cuba criticises Trump's policy rollback

    Cuba criticises Trump's policy rollback

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    Later in the day, the Cuban government criticised Donald Trump's new restrictions, but said it was willing to hold "respectful dialogue" with Washington, reported Al-Jazeera. He will also not reinstate the "wet foot, dry foot" policy. Remittances from people in America to Cubans are not to be cut off. Trump and the Cuban-American Congress members who helped design the new policy pledged on Friday that it would block the flow of US cash toward military-linked enterprises and direct it ...
  • Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

    Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

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    He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller , told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.
  • NBA Draft 2017: How many picks do Warriors have?

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    For the series, even though they broke out in games four and five, the Cavs shot 38 percent from three-point range, a mark above the league average, but also below the 43 percent they shot through the first three rounds. "Maybe [Trump] doesn't [invite us] and we don't go, or we don't say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn't make a big deal of it and we go our separate ways", he said .
  • We know how to handle pressure, says Kohli

    We know how to handle pressure, says Kohli

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    But Kohli, seemed as serene as ever, on Saturday as he stressed that he and his Indian team will treat the final as any other game. A ideal example of this was shown by former India captain MS Dhoni who shared a frame with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's son, Abdullah on Saturday ahead of Champions Trophy title clash .
  • Mueller Hires 13 Attorneys to Join Russia Probe

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    First of all, this appears to be independent confirmation from the president that he is being investigated - presumably for obstruction of justice - as reported by the Washington Post this week. Republican Senator John Thune defended Mueller's integrity and said he needs to be able to continue to do his job and get to the bottom of the issues.
  • Brian Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

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    The leaders are Paul Casey , Brooks Koepka , Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood. "I got off to a great start yesterday - I birdied the first hole". They are the unknown heroes of the U.S. Open tournament. "It was still gettable", said Charley Hoffman , who has posted 70-70 and is three shots out of the lead.
  • US Open: Defending champion Dustin Johnson makes early exit

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    The USGA wants to get away from references of the U.S. Open being the toughest test in golf , preferring instead the "ultimate test". "Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", said the four-times major victor, who made four birdies on his second nine, including his finishing hole, the par-three ninth.
  • Unclear when inmates will return to Georgia

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    They took my auto. We need help out here quick. hurry!" "Both had, uh, handguns, high-powered handguns". Authorities were vigilant and did a good job of spreading the word about the escapees. He backed up as the inmates moved closer. Dubose and Rowe had left their weapons at the crash site, authorities said. The men originally planned to have the woman drive them somewhere in her auto, but when she got in, the vehicle wouldn't start.
  • Trump, Senate Republicans looking for healthcare bill this summer

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    But McCaskill charged that amounts to a violation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to use regular order to pass bill , which would include more hearings and public testimony. Senators say they also face pressure to move forward as several insurers have pulled out of the ACA marketplaces for next year - most recently in OH, where Anthem's decision to withdraw from the Obamacare exchange likely leaves 20 counties without an insurance provider selling plans for 2018.
  • 58 presumed dead in London tower blaze, police say

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    Cundy said there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the death toll. "The reason we had to pause the search and recovery yesterday was for the safety of our staff". Earlier on Friday, May met victims privately at a central London hospital. But Nick Paget-Brown told BBC Newsnight: "Many residents felt that we needed to get on with the installation of new hot water systems, new boilers and that trying to retrofit more would delay the ...
  • Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods already impacting grocery industry

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    Here's a look at some of the big moves happening in the stock market following news of Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market . Shares of competing retailers Kroger Co ., Target , and Walmart all fell Friday after the deal was announced , while Amazon shares were up by 2.4 percent.
  • After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

    After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

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    Constand initially went to authorities about her encounter with Cosby roughly a year after it took place, but the case did not go to trial until a decade later, when a new district attorney reopened the case in light of new evidence. The comedian, 37 years her elder, twice made what she called "suggestive" passes at her, but she rebuffed him, she said. The jury got the case Monday, and first declared itself deadlocked Thursday on the three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
  • Fowler beats up Erin Hills

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    With the wind picking up a bit at around lunchtime yesterday, it looked like the afternoon starters might get the worst of it but it dropped a bit as the day wore on and the current top-ten is split 50-50 between morning and afternoon starters so it panned out reasonably fairly.
  • Macron's Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

    Macron's Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

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    But turnout was sharply down, at 48.7 per cent compared with 57.2 per cent in the first round in 2012, which analysts said reflected a sense of resignation among Macron's opponents. Only three candidates won seats outright in the first round, officials said. "France is back", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, as he said that voters had sent a "message without ambiguity" in the first round elections, for a parliament with a "new face".
  • Virginia shooting suspect's wife addresses media

    Virginia shooting suspect's wife addresses media

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    Vice President Mike Pence earlier on Thursday said he visited MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Scalise was being treated. The FBI phoned the congressmen to let them know that their names were on an assassination list found on the shooter.
  • NBC Stands by Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

    NBC Stands by Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

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    Though a Crunchbase entry dates InfoWars' founding in 1995, it and its founder only rose to national prominence in 2012 after claiming the massacre at the school in Newtown was a hoax . Read: How Did Sandy Hook Families Respond To Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones Interview? "What I think we're doing is journalism", she said. Lots of noteworthy and potentially embarrassing details emerged from this coverage, but perhaps none more damaging to the reputation of Alex Jones than the admission ...
  • UK Election Result - The Corbyn Factor

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    Since then the pound has been unsteady, hate crime has increased and despite Theresa May repeatedly reeling out the slogan 'Brexit means Brexit, ' there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding what exactly Brexit itself means, and what the ramifications of leaving the European Union actually means for the country.
  • 'Wonder Woman' breaks box office records with $100.5 million opening

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    After playing Gisele in three Fast & Furious movies, she auditioned for Wonder Woman without ever knowing what role she was testing for. The money is also notably higher than other women-led comic book super hero/villain films, like Catwoman , which brought in $82 million worldwide, and Elektra , which grossed $57 million its opening weekend.