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Trump sued by 200 Democratic lawmakers over foreign payments

That means Trump is now facing a triple threat in court, with plaintiffs coming at him from 1) the private sector, 2) the state level and 3) Congress . Legal experts said the D.C. and Maryland suit is legally stronger because states have standing to sue the president. "We're getting in here to be the check and balance that it appears Congress is unwilling to be", he said. Read More »

Congressman Kevin McCarthy shares prayers, praises police after shooting in Virginia

Scalise is in critical condition , after undergoing surgery for a gunshot to the hip. Two Capitol Police officers were also injured but were expected to recover. Afterward, Brooks said he saw Sen. Representative Mike Bishop of MI told a Detroit radio station the gunman "had a rifle that was clearly meant for the job of taking people out, multiple casualties, and he had several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading". Read More »

Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

The biggest surprise was on the Republican side. With 99 percent of precincts reporting on the GOP side, Gillespie led former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart by just over 4,000 votes out of almost 365,000 ballots cast. "Together we helped elevate mainstream ideas that should have been there all along", he said, citing his support for a $15 minimum wage as an example. Read More »

Virginia: Gunman who shot Congressmen, dies

James Hodgkinson, 66, a resident of Belleville in IL, has been identified as the shooter by federal law enforcement sources, CNN reported . The account also was a member of groups critical of Republicans and President Trump , including ones named "I hate Donald Trump ", "Boycott The Republican Party" and "Expose Republican Fraud", among others. Read More »

Lone gunman shoots USA congressman at baseball practice

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I feared he was going to start firing into the dugout. "This is a stable situation", Michael Brown, chief of police for Alexandria, Virginia , told reporters. "He will recover from this assault", Trump said, "and Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation, and frankly, the entire world". Read More »

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

US President Donald Trump is being personally investigated by the man charged with overseeing a probe of Russia's attempts to meddle in the election, the Washington Post reports . On the eve before Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate, the interview of Politico with Newsmax Chief Executive Christopher Ruddy came out. Read More »

Hundreds of demonstrators arrested in Russian Federation

According to OVD, an independent group observing arrests in Russian, claimed that almost 1,400 people were detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Monday. At one point, the Moscow demonstration featured about 5,000 protesters rallying next to an enclosure with geese, a medieval catapult and bearded men in homemade tunics and carrying wooden shields. Read More »

Death toll rises to 12 in London, UK apartment building inferno

Adi Estu, 32, who lives nearby and took refuge in a church with her husband and nine-month-old son, said: "I saw people flashing their lights for help, families flashing their mobile phones like a torch". Residents said the fire spread on the exterior of the tower, which was covered in cladding during refurbishment completed previous year. Flames shot from windows all the way up the side of the 27-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington as firefighters battled the blaze, and a plume of ... Read More »

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Trump friend Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax , went so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel . "If there were good cause, I would consider it". The billionaire's delusion of grandeur, however, has the #Republican party partly to blame for feeding Trump's big ego, with the Monday praise session as the best example. Read More »

6 killed, dozens injured in massive London high-rise blaze

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There were a considerable number of people inside the tower during the night, he added. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said firefighters were only able to reach the 12th floor at the height of the blaze . The area neighbours the wealthy district of Notting Hill. London Fire Brigade assistant commissioner Dan Daly said in a statement that "firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire". Read More »

Lawmakers share thoughts, concerns after baseball shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRQE)- New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce was among the Republicans practicing Wednesday morning when a shooter opened fire . According to a CNN report, federal law enforcement identified the assailant at James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Read More »

IPad Pro 10.5: What do the critics think?

For iPhones and iPads , messages would now be synced to Apple servers in the cloud. iPhones will only keep the most recent messages to save storage. That's nearly $1800. And you can add another $400 or so to that if you'd prefer the 12.9-inch screen. It is 30 per cent faster and has a 40 per cent boost in graphics performance. Read More »

Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam title

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Jelena Ostapenko found herself in a huge hole in a first grand slam final but even that didn't unsettle the Latvian as she dazzled with winners from everywhere on the court to defeat Simona Halep at the French Open women's final. Having arrived in Paris as the little-known world number 47 from Latvia, Ostapenko leaves as the world number 12 and with her career earnings nearly tripled. Read More »

London tower block fire: At least 12 dead, number expected to rise

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More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to bring the Grenfell Tower block blaze - one of the most treacherous seen in London for a generation - under control. The London Evening Standard reported many more of the tower block's hundreds of residents are still unaccounted for. "They were also providing food and clothes to people". Read More »

'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vehemently rejected the suggestion he colluded with Russian Federation to tilt last year's election in Donald Trump's favor, branding the accusations an "appalling and detestable lie". Sessions' appearance before the intelligence committee is an indication of just how much the Russian Federation investigation has shaded his tenure. Read More »

President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

While Democrats complained about a lack of answers, Republicans countered that the Sessions hearing showed a lack of evidence that tied the Trump Campaign to anything nefarious involving Russian Federation. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic". Read More »

New iPhone 8 report claims in-screen Touch ID and iOS 11

There is also an emergency mode that lets people contact you if they need to. Again, this is a device-specific feature that really shines on the iPad. These changes help transition the iPad Pro from simply the iPad's bigger, stronger brother into a MacBook cousin - one that is lighter, has excellent battery life, and an interface that with each iteration becomes more and more recognizable to macOS fans. Read More »

Are you buying Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro?

The iPad Pro 10 .5 presents a conundrum: "it is a stupendous device that I firmly believe most people shouldn't buy just yet", states The Verge . Apple has introduced "the world's most advanced displays" in the 2017 iPad Pro variants. Read More »

Ron DeSantis describes 'strange encounter' with man before congressional baseball shooting

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Mr. Williams also asked the public to respect the privacy of Mr. Barth and his family. Presidents have also been longtime attendees of the games. Randy Neugebauer, Texas Republican. Mr. Ryan said he spoke with both officers Wednesday morning. I was trying to point the guy out to them. "Let me be as clear as I can be". Despite this, DeSantis says congressmen can't live or work in a bubble. Read More »

Death toll rises to 12 in London blaze

If there's a fire elsewhere in the building, you are usually safest in your own flat, unless heat or smoke is affecting you - in this instance if you can escape safely you should get out and stay out and dial 999. After that, the whole building was on fire". He said he was going to come. People who initially remained in place may have been unable to escape later because the hallways and fire escapes were filled with heavy smoke and flames. Read More »

London tower fire: Help those who lost everything

A plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometres) across the sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building, which was still burning over 12 hours later. More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to control the blaze, London's deadliest for a generation. Robert Black , chief executive of Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, which manages Grenfell, said: "The fire at Grenfell Tower is devastating and ... Read More »

Top Republican wounded in US shooting

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President Donald Trump said he was "deeply saddened by this tragedy" and was monitoring developments. Initial reports said that as many as 50 shots had been fired, but Flake said , "50 would be an understatement". Trump said Scalise, two Capitol Police officers and two others were wounded in the shooting. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's auto when the man asked them about the political affiliation. Read More »

Waited for results, now it's Brexit time: Merkel

She called the election because her government required a strong mandate heading into the Brexit negotiations . The poll forecast the Scottish National Party (SNP) would win 34 seats, the center-left Liberal Democrats 14, the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru three and the Greens one. Read More »

British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

As was the case with the spectacular fall of David Cameron, her Conservative predecessor who resigned after losing the Brexit vote he had initiated, May's wound is self-inflicted. She did not get that mandate. "And our leader needs to take stock as well". After the release of the exit polls late Thursday, the British currency lost as much as 3 cents on the dollar and then fell as low as $1.2636 in Asian trading hours as the final results were announced early Friday morning, according ... Read More »

Family seek 12-year-old girl missing after Grenfell Tower fire

More than 200 firefighters from north Kensington, Kensington, Hammersmith and Paddington and surrounding stations were at the scene with the blaze burning from the second to the top floor. "We don't know when we can go home". Saber's wife Shakila, 45, and son Farhad, 24, fled the blaze. President Donald Trump was among those who took his comments to be evidence that he was somehow pro-terrorist-but they were wrong to do so. Read More »

London tower fire: 6 dead, Pinoys among injured

Others said they could see people inside using flashlights and mobile phones to try to signal for help from higher floors. London police commander Stuart Cundy said the number of fatalities was likely to rise. It was horrendous", Khadejah Miller, who was evacuated from her home nearby, told AFP . Survivors also said they received orders from emergency workers to stay in their apartments, a standard fire procedure but one that angry residents said was the wrong thing to do this time. Read More »

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

Scalise was shot , he says "he actually saved everybody's life by being there because he had the two security details with him". Update , 11:39 a.m. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday just outside of Washington , DC. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation. He hit Steve Scalise ", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire. Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball

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James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in downtown Belleville, Ill., in 2012. The game is a tradition started in 1909 that pits Democratic and Republican members of Congress against one another in an effort to raise money for charity. Read More »

US politician shot at baseball practice in critical condition after surgery

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There were a number of congressmen and congressional staffers who help us lying on the ground. According to the Washington Post , James T. Hodgkinson , 66, has been named by law enforcement. "We are ever awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol police", said House Speaker Ryan following the shooting. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Read More »

Cell video released of GOP baseball practice shooting

Hodgkinson opened fire on Republicans at their congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, shooting Rep. Steve Scalise and injuring a staffer and two Capitol police officers . He "started doing what you need to do to stop the blood loss", Brooks said. His 10-year-old son was also on the field and dropped to the ground. The second patient has not been identified. Read More »