• Suspect identified in GOP baseball practice shooting dead
Suspect identified in GOP baseball practice shooting dead

Tenney's spokeswoman, Hannah Andrews, said the office alerted U.S. Capitol Police. As the majority whip in the House , the 51-year-old Scalise is responsible for rounding up votes and maintaining order among the Republican Party's fractious ranks.

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  • Gunman dead after attacking congressmen at Virginia baseball field
Gunman dead after attacking congressmen at Virginia baseball field

In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams, one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. The charges were dismissed, records show. The gunman was identified by a senior USA official as ...

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  • USA lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice
USA lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and had a Facebook page with hostile posts against President Donald Trump . Throughout the day, local members of Congress were quick to react to news of the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria.

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  • Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting
Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Proceedings were canceled for the day in the House, and instead Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California issued their own calls for unity. "We saw courage in the face of death, and we saw examples of why all Americans should be grateful everyday for law enforcement officers around this country".

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  • Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says
Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

The Louisiana representative was one of five people shot during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning. WARNING: Content may be disturbing to viewers . "One of our security detail was shooting back, but it was our pistol versus the shooter's rifle", said Mr Brooks. Barton was at the game with his son when the shooting happened...

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  • Northam, Gillespie win gubernatorial nominations in Virginia primaries
Northam, Gillespie win gubernatorial nominations in Virginia primaries

While Gillespie had his stronghold in Fairfax County, Stewart scored big in Loudon County, Prince William County as well as rural central and southwest regions of the state. Stewart repeatedly blasted the former Washington lobbyist as a product of the "swamp" Trump had pledged to drain, and said Tuesday evening that he's against party unity for uni...

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  • Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball
Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball

He was fatally shot by police. More than 25 bullets shot can be heard in the video, which was captured by Noah Nathan, who was close to the field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, the New York Post reported . Two Capitol Police officers were also wounded in the incident and their injuries were not considered life-threatening. "Scalise was on s...

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  • Mistaken shooter report locks down California Air Force base
Mistaken shooter report locks down California Air Force base

A shelter in place warning was sent out by the base in a Twitter post. Travis Air Force Base officials said in a Facebook post on Monday it would be "simulating a security incident" on base on Wednesday and Thursday. Within two hours, however, an all-clear was issued by the base, located near Fairfield, California, about 50 miles (80 km) northe...

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  • A morning's baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans
A morning's baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans

Hodgkinson opened fire on the lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game. Bailey, 32, has been with the Capitol Police since April 2008. He was shot by Capitol police and later died of his injuries, President Trump told the nation from the White House.

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  • Congressman - Elect Gianforte Sends Condolences Following Shooting Near Washington, DC
Congressman - Elect Gianforte Sends Condolences Following Shooting Near Washington, DC

Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". "He said, 'I understand, ' and said he needed to take the gun to a range to shoot it, Watson said". "It will be play ball tomorrow night at 7:05", Barton told reporters. The message was accompanied by a cartoon depiction of Scalise. "I...

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition after surgery
Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition after surgery

America is praying for all the victims of this awful shooting , Mr Trump said, describing it as a "very, very brutal assault". Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, the House majority whip, and several others. The shooting took place at around 7:00 am (1100 GMT) as the Republican team practiced for the charity game, a well-loved showdown between Senate ...

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  • Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan
Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

During a press conference authorities from Alexandria and Capitol Police said it was very early on in the investigation and they will not say much about the incident. The shocking event left the Capitol horrified and stunned. Mr Ryan identified the wounded Capitol Police officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

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  • Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over
Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over "alt-right"

Dr. Steve Gaines gives the president's address during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Phoenix. At their annual meeting, Southern Baptists agreed to a statement decrying "every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ." However, after a lou...

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  • Politicians take to Twitter to condemn Alexandria shooting
Politicians take to Twitter to condemn Alexandria shooting

Police in Alexandria, Va., said five people were provided medical transport and that a suspect was in custody. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. The...

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

Five people were injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R) La, and the two Capitol Hill police officers assigned to protect him. Trump said Wednesday morning that the gunman who shot Rep. The shooting occurred at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, where lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice. Tru...

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  • Barton says congressional baseball game will be played as scheduled
Barton says congressional baseball game will be played as scheduled

They, however, noted that the baseball game will raise money for one new organization in wake of Wednesday's shooting: The Fallen Officers' Fund. Barton, still in his baseball uniform, told reporters some of them managed to take cover in the dugout and his son Jack hid under an SUV.

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  • Stewart vows to
Stewart vows to "fight" after close Republican primary

But Stewart's surprising strength - captured by a single poll from newcomer Change Research - coupled with Gillespie's manifest weakness has roiled old-line Republicans. The centerpiece of his campaign is a tax cut that would reduce the income tax rate from 5.75 percent to 5.15 percent. "We want you to be part of our effort", Gillespie said.

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  • Gunman who shot senior US lawmaker has died
Gunman who shot senior US lawmaker has died

A government official identified the shooter as an IL man named James. Rep. Steve Scalise , a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall.

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  • UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center
UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center

At least four people died, including the shooter in a firing incident at a sprawling UPS warehouse and customer service centre in San Francisco on Wednesday, news agency AP reported. A spokesman for San Francisco general hospital told the Associated Press that the hospital had received multiple victims, but he did not know the number of victi...

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  • CC Sabathia calmly reached up and barehanded this 97.9-mph comebacker
CC Sabathia calmly reached up and barehanded this 97.9-mph comebacker

After Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild spoke with Tanaka in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game , Remy said to play-by-play man Dave O'Brien, "I forgot with Tanaka they take out a translator". He drove in four runs from the nine spot in the order, including a long three-run home run. Porcello (3-8) lost his third consecutive start, giving u...

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  • Severe thunderstorm warning in effect
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued across the area, from west central McHenry County to Cook County and Newton and Jasper counties in Indiana. MORE ON THE WAY: Better thunderstorm chances come Friday and into the weekend. We had a healthy round of storms rumble through the region Tuesday afternoon and evening. Highest impacts will ...

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  • Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say
Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say

And the driver did. That gunman had recently been fired from the facility. "I was confused. They crossed the street and when they got to me, they said, 'Run, there is a shooter, ' so I started to run with them", she said. He said the four victims were taken to a hospital but didn't know their conditions. It's unclear how many people were injure...

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  • American senators reach deal on Russian Federation sanctions
American senators reach deal on Russian Federation sanctions

A bipartisan group of senators said the new legislation would impose new restrictions on Russian actors linked to human-rights abuses, arms sales to the Syrian government or malicious cyberattacks on behalf of the Russian government. "These additional sanctions will be a powerful signal from two parties of Russian Federation and other countries t...

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  • Congressmen say they spoke to suspect moments before he opened fire
Congressmen say they spoke to suspect moments before he opened fire

He wasn't smiling... It was kind of forceful. "It was a little unusual but we didn't think necessarily anything of it, by the time we got back to Capitol Hill, and the news broke, Jeff and I immediately talked to each other, we said 'look, we've gotta report this guy'".

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  • 'Dangerous' Georgia inmates stole another vehicle, authorities say
'Dangerous' Georgia inmates stole another vehicle, authorities say

Donnie Russell Rowe has been serving a life sentence without parole since 2002 and Ricky Dubose began serving a 20-year sentence in 2015. Authorities say Rowe and Dubose killed Baldwin State Prison transfer sergeants 42-year-old Christopher Monica and 58-year-old Curtis Billue after overpowering and disarming them on a transport bus Tuesday m...

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  • Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive
Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

A new White House memo seeks to keep parts of President Donald Trump's immigration executive order alive, even as its broader implementation remains stalled due to court injunctions. The court at some point questioned the authenticity of the travel ban. Lithwick mentions that people sometimes defend Trump statements by saying that they should be ...

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  • Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russian Federation
Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russian Federation

Asked whether this statement signaled U.S. acceptance of PA payments to the wives and children of Palestinian terrorists if these were not described as "martyr payments", a senior State Department official told The Algemeiner , "We have repeatedly raised our concerns about payments to prisoners and martyrs with the Palestinian Authority and Pres...

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  • House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos
House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos

Following Comey's testimony , in which he repeated claims made in a leaked memo that Trump had asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the odds of Trump facing impeachment over accusations of obstruction of justice rose.

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  • US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier In Apparent Insider Attack
US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier In Apparent Insider Attack

In New Jersey , the White House spokesman Raj Shah told the reporters that Trump was "following the emerging situation in Afghanistan ". This type of incident, known as a "green-on-blue" attack, is not uncommon in Afghanistan. The Taliban, in a statement, took credit for the attack, according to the SITE Intel Group. "Green-on-blue" insider...

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  • US Congressman Among 5 Shot at Baseball Game in Virginia
US Congressman Among 5 Shot at Baseball Game in Virginia

In all, five people were taken to hospital, including the suspect, Alexandria police said. Sen. Sanders says suspected shooter reportedly volunteered on his campaign: "I am sickened by this despicable act.I condemn this action". Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise...

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  • Terry McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence'
Terry McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence'

It's a very serious issue. At the scene in Del Ray, a neighborhood in Alexandria, a reporter asked, "Governor, in general, do you think any more needs to be done to protect politicians?" The incident - which sent five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , to the hospital - began to spur questions about gun rights and gun contr...

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  • Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died
Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

Tenney was elected to the House last November and previously served as a member of the New York State Assembly. As whip, Scalise , 51, is responsible for rounding up votes for legislation and maintaining order among his party's fractious ranks.

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  • Proposal limits tax credit funds, retains gas project money
Proposal limits tax credit funds, retains gas project money

The House later rejected the changes. The budget was on the House calendar Monday but was expected to be taken up on Tuesday. "Let's get this thing signed and to the governor so there's certainty for the citizens of West Virginia". It would exempt military retirement pay and most Social Security benefits and raise the tax credit for people with i...

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  • You're making me nervous: Jeff Sessions to Senator Kamala Harris
You're making me nervous: Jeff Sessions to Senator Kamala Harris

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, fiercely maintaining he did nothing wrong in meeting twice with the Russian ambassador to the us during President Trump's 2016 campaign and also infuriating Democrats by refusing to detail any conversations he has had with the president.

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  • Health groups band together to highlight concerns with House Obamacare repeal
Health groups band together to highlight concerns with House Obamacare repeal

Throughout the events, the groups will address shortcomings in four main areas: affordability of insurance, access to essential care, protection for those on Medicaid, and protections for those with employer-sponsored health insurance. Payers often balk at provisions requiring them to cover people with pre-existing conditions because those people...

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