Dems best GOP in annual charity ballgame in wake of shooting rampage

Dems best GOP in annual charity ballgame in wake of shooting rampage Republicans and Democrats are typically competitive during the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park, but they both rooted for " Team Scalise" one day after a shooting during a practice for the face-off. Bailey received a hero's welcome from a record crowd of almost 25,000 at Thursday's game when he threw out the first pitch . Republicans and Democrats prayed together on the f... [Full Article...]

Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria , Virginia. Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships

Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships Joining him, from third from left are his daughter Ivanka Trump , Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. The act "has given states the flexibility and tools they need to foster strategic partnerships, invest resources into innovative methodologies, and educate their workforce", said Michelle Paczynski, South Carolina's deputy assistant executive director for workforce an... [Full Article...]

Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions The two senators who voted against the measure were Republicans Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah). Trump has said he wants to improve U.S. -Russia relations and has expressed foreign policy views on a number of topics that are friendlier to Russian interests than the policies of past U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Lawyer Says Trump Himself Is Not Under Investigation for Obstruction

Sekulow said that Trump, in his tweet , was reacting to a story in the Washington Post , which was the first to report Mueller was examining whether Trump had tried to obstruct the probe by firing FBI Director James Comey in May. Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Trump is "returning us to the forgotten rhetoric of the Cold War". The president also sent a tweet on Friday t... [Full Article...]

Rangers submit list of protected players for National Hockey League expansion draft

GM Ron Hextall had said on Friday that the team was going to use the option to protect seven forwards and three defensemen . As one NHL general manager said over the weekend, Vegas Golden Knights manager George McPhee is simultaneously both the most hated and popular GM in the league right now. [Full Article...]

USS Fitzgerald Missing Sailors Found Dead In Ship's Flooded Compartments

The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan in photo received June 17, 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump signs EO to expand apprenticeship programme

The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development took testimony as Democrats and Republicans remain divided on the White House's proposed budget , which seeks a roughly 40 percent reduction in funds for the WIOA. To offer apprenticeships, companies now have to register with the Labor Department and adhere to specific government guidelines. Yet Trump's executive order appeared to d... [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer Sekulow: President has no knowledge of being investigated

Trump said on Twitter. Sekulow added that Trump is "very effective" with his use of social media. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer says Mr Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

American flags burned during patriotic retirement ceremony

American flags burned during patriotic retirement ceremony Reiley said there are guidelines to handling flags, including their retirement. So what's the proper way to dispose of a flag? "It shows respect. The flag is a national symbol and this shows our respect to it". Helped by Cub Scouts and Dothan Chapter 87 Disabled American Veterans, the Scouts burned hundreds of flags that had flown at homes, schools and businesses around the city. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner's business dealings being investigated, Washington Post reports

He said: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Trump said on Twitter , calling the probe into him a " Witch Hunt ". Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller , both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say. [Full Article...]

Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious' The House of Representatives majority whip underwent another operation on Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with his family. Predicting the length of that hospital stay will be much easier after a few more days have passed. Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House Republican aide Zack Barth, were also injured in the shooting. [Full Article...]

Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

Spokeswoman for Cosby's wife, Camille said. But the reputation of Cosby, known as America's Dad for his role on the television series, The Cosby Show , remains in tatters after a slew of sexual assault allegations from about 60 women . [Full Article...]

Region is under a flash-flood watch

This will result in the potential for flash flooding, especially in urban and poor-drainage areas. By mid- to late-afternoon, however, strong instability will develop, allowing for scattered storms to develop, the forecast discussion said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice

Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice The federal investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller , a former FBI director, is reportedly examining whether Trump's actions rise to the level of obstruction of justice . People were amazed Trump would make such public statements about the ongoing investigation, particularly if he was calling out Rosenstein . Many signs point to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , ... [Full Article...]

The nice things Trump and others said about Rod Rosenstein

The nice things Trump and others said about Rod Rosenstein The news comes as the Justice Department continues its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia . "This is the first time that the ongoing investigation, which has hung over Trump since his inauguration, has potentially implicated the president himself", newspaper reported . [Full Article...]

US Open 2017: Who failed to make the cut at Erin Hills?

Said Johnson , who was 3 over: "I really like this golf course, it sets up well for me". "I've never led a U.S. Open, so tomorrow will be a very cool experience". He still went out in even-par 36 and was one shot behind Rickie Fowler , who plays in the afternoon. "It's just golf. It's frustrating but I don't let it bother me". [Full Article...]

Hot and humid in Houston thru at least Tuesday

Hot and humid in Houston thru at least Tuesday Cloud cover lingers this morning behind the cold front that moved through yesterday evening. those clouds will try to mix out as we go through the day with more sunshine by this afternoon. Tue: High: 93 Mostly sunny. High 79F. Winds W at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Wind: S 5-10. Low: 65. Sunday night|Partly cloudy skies. Sunday: Showers, cooler. [Full Article...]

Potus admits he's under probe over Russian Federation ties

Thursday night, Rosenstein issued an unusual statement complaining about leaks in the case. To say that Painter is biased against President Trump would be an understatement. A Justice official said Rosenstein was motivated in part because of frustration that recent news stories have unfairly brought on a torrent of "leak" accusations against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's te... [Full Article...]

White House Staffers Are Reportedly Freaking Out Over Robert Mueller's Possible Firing

Ruddy had not met directly with the President while he was there. Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal. Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to confirm or deny the accuracy of Ruddy's remarks. CHRIS RUDDY: Well, I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. [Full Article...]

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