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Author: 0 Highlights from testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

That's the take-away from a local political science professor after watching testimony Tuesday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee. At the end of the attorney general's testimony, Mr Burr, the committee chairman, listed topics that he said Mr Sessions "helped us to clear up". But Democrats on the Senate panel are likely to press him on issues such as his contacts with Russian Federation and his role in the dismissal of Comey - who led the FBI's ...

Author: 0 Senators slam Trump admin for delay in Afghan war plan

A US senior defence official said that the decision concerning troop levels in Syria and Iraq was communicated via an internal policy memo on April 20. The American military remains the strongest force on the face of the Earth, but "there is no room for complacency , and we have no God-given right to victory on the battlefield", Mattis said .

U.S. 'Real world' security incident at Travis Air Force Base
Author: 0 'Real world' security incident at Travis Air Force Base

Within two hours, however, an all-clear was issued by the base, located near Fairfield, California, about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of San Francisco . "These exercises mean everyone on base is on heightened awareness", Col. John Klein, commander of the Travis-based 60th Air Mobility Wing, said in a statement .

U.S. The congressman-doctor who treated Scalise on the ball field
Author: 0 The congressman-doctor who treated Scalise on the ball field

Scalise dragged himself off the infield leaving a trail of blood as colleagues rushed to his assistance. Mika's family released a statement saying he, too, was in critical condition and undergoing surgery at George Washington University Hospital.

U.S. U.S. congressman shot at baseball game
Author: 0 U.S. congressman shot at baseball game

The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, in the Del Ray section of Alexandria - a quiet community made up of restaurants, small businesses, lots of families. Brooks said the shooter said nothing during the rampage. Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of NY says the House sergeant at arms will be briefing lawmakers on Capitol Hill at 11 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia
Author: 0 Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia

The shooting happened as Republican members of Congress were getting ready for the annual Congressional Baseball Game , which was scheduled for Thursday in Washington . Kyrsten Sinema . The Louisiana Republicans is in stable condition at a Washington hospital. Filous told the Associated Press she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter.

U.S. 'Dozens and dozens of rounds fired': Flake shares eyewitness account of shooting
Author: 0 'Dozens and dozens of rounds fired': Flake shares eyewitness account of shooting

Hodgkinson had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter. Others who were shot at the practice were Capitol Police officers. DeSantis gave a similar account. Senator Bernie Sanders, for whom Hodgkinson apparently campaigned in 2016, issued a statement after news of the shootings broke Wednesday and reports began being published that Hodgkinson had been an active Sanders supporter.

Author: 0 Virginia Primary: Polls Close in High-Profile Governor Contest

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has bested former Rep. Tom Perriello to win the Democratic Party's nomination for governor of Virginia, a closely watched race that many observers have seen as a bellwether for the future of the party. Virginia voters picked their parties' nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and dozens of House of Delegates races on Tuesday, plus local contests in some areas.

Author: 0 Southern Baptists Convention in turmoil over 'alt-right' rebuke

The convention voted on resolutions at its gathering in Phoenix, the first since since the USA presidential election, which riled the denomination's leadership over whether Trump, a thrice-married casino and real estate mogul, was morally fit for office.

U.S. North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma
Author: 0 North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma

Warmbier was released "at the direction of the president", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Tuesday, adding the department was continuing discussions with the North regarding three other American detainees. The U.S. relies on Sweden to represent its interests in North Korea, since the U.S. has no direct diplomatic relations with North Korea itself. The 22-year-old's return marks an end to the ordeal that his family has been through, not knowing what had happened ...

U.S. Top Republican wounded in US shooting
Author: 0 Top Republican wounded in US shooting

Steve Scalise , R-La., the House majority whip, and four others. The security service for the U.S. Capitol began with a single watchman when Congress first moved to Washington from Philadelphia in 1800. He said he did so to ensure that Mrs. Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media. "And I look around and behind third base in the third base dugout, I see a rifle ", Brooks said.

U.S. Lincoln County authorities search for 4 escaped jail inmates
Author: 0 Lincoln County authorities search for 4 escaped jail inmates

He is accused of killing Robert Goodwin, Jr.in Stroud in 2016. Wednesday morning, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed a third inmate who escaped from the jail, Sonny Baker, was also captured. The others were charged with property crimes, he said. Sheriff Dougherty said in the interview with KOCO that he has met with contractors and "all three county commissioners" to come up with a plan to seal the opening.

U.S. Rep. Barton: My Sons Were 'Very Brave' and Weren't Hurt in Shooting
Author: 0 Rep. Barton: My Sons Were 'Very Brave' and Weren't Hurt in Shooting

Congressmen Joe Barton and Mike Doyle , the managers of the Republican and Democratic baseball teams, held a joint press conference to say that tomorrow's game will proceed as planned . ALEXANDRIA, VA - JUNE 14: U.S. Sen. Barton said donations can be made to the fund or any of the other charities the event looks to benefit, including the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, the Washington Literacy Council and the Nationals' Dream Foundation, in person at the game or online.

U.S. UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center
Author: 0 UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center

Toney said police were still interviewing "dozens" of witnesses who were inside the warehouse to understand what happened. UPS spokeswoman Natalie Godwin told AFP the incident involved four workers at the sprawling facility, which employs 850 people.

Author: 0 Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician at baseball practice

The incident injured five people injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . The security service for the U.S. Capitol began with a single watchman when Congress first moved to Washington from Philadelphia in 1800. "When I got back into the dugout, with the members there, I realized one gentleman had been shot in the leg and he was bleeding and you could actually see the bullet hole in his leg".

U.S. Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'
Author: 0 Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

Sessions said it would be "absurd" to suggest that a recusal from a single investigation would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI . Sessions , the former Senator from Alabama, said Russian interference with America's democratic processes can never be tolerated. "Not one thing happened that was improper" in his two meetings as a senator with the Russian ambassador past year, he told the lawmakers, vowing to defend his "honor against scurrilous and false ...

U.S. UPS driver says he saw co-worker get shot
Author: 0 UPS driver says he saw co-worker get shot

Please continue to avoid the area and shelter in place until we have further information. Then he saw "a mob of UPS drivers" running down the street screaming, "Shooter!" A gunman reportedly dressed in a UPS uniform has shot multiple people at the parcel service's building in San Francisco , California.

Author: 0 Trump Says He'd Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand

In a Capitol Hill hearing room, the astonishing tableau unfolded of a former FBI director accusing the White House of "lies, plain and simple" and asserting that when the president suggested dropping an investigation into his former national security adviser, "I took it as a direction".

U.S. GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs, Report Finds
Author: 0 GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs, Report Finds

Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League . And no insurance companies have filed plans to sell individual health insurance to people who live in Klickitat and Grays Harbor counties. The groups, citing concerns that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would impose additional costs and risks on many Americans, are AARP , the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Diabetes Association , American Heart Association , American Hospital Association ...

U.S. FIRST ALERT Weather Day Wednesday for strong storms
Author: 0 FIRST ALERT Weather Day Wednesday for strong storms

Severe storms are possible again Thursday late afternoon through Thursday night. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued across the area, from west central McHenry County to Cook County and Newton and Jasper counties in Indiana. The Storm Prediction Center put us under a slight risk for tomorrow for the possibility of seeing severe storms. Afternoon heat index values will reach into the middle and upper 90s today .

Author: 0 Senators Look To Impose New Sanctions Against Russia

The 97-2 vote on the Russian Federation sanctions plan capped a week of talks that demonstrated cross-aisle collaboration that's become increasingly rare as Trump and the GOP push to repeal Obamacare without any Democratic votes. These sanctions were in addition to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from compounds in NY and Maryland by the Obama administration as punishment for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the election.

U.S. Airport: Emergency workers focused on saving woman
Author: 0 Airport: Emergency workers focused on saving woman

They attempted to revive Hines for an hour, but their attempts were unsuccessful, and she died shortly after she was carried off the plane. The attendants found the woman in the bathroom. Paul International Airport have drawn criticism from passengers on board an American Airlines flight for their handling of an unconscious passenger.

Author: 0 Congressman Ron DeSantis on field when gunman opened fire

Authorities later identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. DeSantis said when he heard the name of the shooter reported , he did a Google image search and found Hodgkinson's Twitter account, then sent the image to Duncan.

Author: 0 Alaska House amendment would restore dividend

West Virginia's Senate has voted to fund "essential" personnel and services while protecting the benefits of other state workers facing furloughs if the new fiscal year starts July 1 with no budget adopted. "And that's really what our discussion is about", he said, "whether you're going to appropriate this money or whether you're not going to appropriate the money".

Author: 0 Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

The charity baseball game between Republican and Democratic congressional members will proceed as planned on Thursday night. My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Scalise's office issued a statement to ABC News saying the congressman was undergoing surgery but was in stable condition. Davis was uninjured. The gunman, Belleville native James Hodgkinson, died from wounds sustained in a police shootout.

U.S. Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say
Author: 0 Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say

Law enforcement is concentrated around the UPS San Francisco Customer Center, a couple of blocks east of Franklin Square. Police have not determined a motive. The victims, like the gunman, were also company drivers, said Steve Gaut , head of investor relations at UPS . KGO reports at least three people were shot and multiple victims have been taken to the hospital.

Author: 0 Injured staffer worked for Texas Republicans

A person reportedly asked someone if the congressmen playing on the field in Alexandria were Republicans or Democrats before the attack. A suspect has been detained in the incident but details are still limited. "This is a game going on for over 100 years, it goes to charity and we need to play this baseball game and so I'm excited that we've chose to do that".

U.S. Deputies seize nearly $1 million worth of meth-laced lollipops
Author: 0 Deputies seize nearly $1 million worth of meth-laced lollipops

Harris County Sheriff Office deputies conducted the raid Tuesday morning after they received calls that a person was attempting to break into a Houston-area home. Dallas News reported that depending on size, the estimated street prices for each lollipop ranged from $20 to $40. "What if one of these lollipops were dropped in a neighborhood and a child picked it up?" a police spokesperson told the newspaper.

U.S. Trump Renominates Rosenworcel to FCC Commissioner
Author: 0 Trump Renominates Rosenworcel to FCC Commissioner

Rosenworcel - a vocal advocate for net neutrality and closing the "homework gap" in broadband accessibility - previously served on the Commission from 2012 through the end of a year ago, but stepped down when the Senate failed to extend her expired term before the end of their session.