by | June 15, 2017 | 06:12

The new tax structure for recreational marijuana, which would increase the rate by 6.75 points from the maximum 12 percent tax imposed by the ballot law, would put MA somewhere in the middle of rates among the eight states that have legalized recreational marijuana, but far below the ceiling set by Washington where there is a 37 percent sales tax on pot.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:09

Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown, was still getting ready for work when she heard about the shooting that occurred just after 7 a.m. When the gunman opened fire , resident Katie Filous was walking her dogs on the sidewalk next to the baseball field and a YMCA.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:06

When the gunman opened fire, resident Katie Filous was walking her dogs on the sidewalk next to the baseball field and a YMCA. "I pulled out my phone and started recording it", he said . Photographer Marty LaVor was a witness to the shooting. What is the Congressional Baseball Game? Brooks said the shooter "appears to be a white male, middle aged".

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:47

As for Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that his recommendation had nothing to do with the Russian Federation probe, that he and his second-in-command, Rosenstein, had a "clear view ... Senators will surely ask Sessions about these threads and others, but it is not clear how forthcoming he will be. It reminded Washington of another attorney general who testified 10 years ago, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:26

Since FBI director James Comey's firing on May 9, the White House has offered several freaky explanations for the shocking move. He later amended the record by revealing he had met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, twice over the course of the 2016 campaign.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:17

USA military commanders have requested 3,000 to 5,000 more US troops for Afghanistan , and Mattis has signaled that he will comply. Reuters reported in late April that the administration of US President Donald Trump was carrying out a review of Afghanistan , and conversations were revolving around sending between 3,000 and 5,000 US and coalition troops there.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:11

She said all staff at the facility, located 90km northeast of San Francisco , had been told to seek shelter or avoid the area. Officials at Travis Air Force Base in California have advised people there to "shelter in place" during a "real world security incident", according to official social media posts issued on Wednesday afternoon."Travis Air Force Base is now responding to a real world security incident", a post on the base's Facebook page said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:07

Spanier was given four to 12 months - two to be served in jail, the rest under house arrest. But Spanier, Curley and Schultz didn't report him to child welfare authorities or police. Sandusky is serving a 30-to-60-year prison sentence after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse in 2012. But he also chided the three for what he said was an inexcusable failure.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:03

In an address from the White House, President Trump said, "the assailant has now died from his injuries". Euille said that Hodgkinson referred to him as "Mr. "We look forward to hosting the 108th Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park tomorrow evening". "I heard Steve Scalise scream", he said. He screamed, then dragged himself to the grass outfield as a trail of blood streaked the dirt.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:57

Capitol Police officers, at the practice when the shooting began, quickly returned fire, spokesman Matthew Verderosa said. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., said in a statement the gunman wanted to "kill as many Republican members as possible".

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:57

Grothman said security would not typically follow a member of Congress to an event like this but because of Scalise's position as House majority whip, he had a detail with him. "The gunman was over by the third base dugout with a clear view of the field", the Rep. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., told CNN . Multiple people were shot at a congressional baseball team practice in Virginia Wednesday morning.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:51

Capitol Hill and Alexandria police officers are being hailed as heroes who rushed to the scene within minutes and took down the gunman. It raises the possibility that all members of Congress should be offered security when they are in public.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:37

Ed Gillespie's narrow victory against former Trump state campaign chairman Stewart provided the night's biggest surprise. Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Northern Virginia attorney Justin Fairfax won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, defeating Gene Rossi, a retired federal prosecutor, and Susan Platt, a longtime political operative and former lobbyist.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:37

Those differences were on display Tuesday when the convention voted on resolutions at its gathering in Phoenix. The convention also rejected a proposal that would have condemned the alt-right, a political movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:28

She tells reporters, "we are grateful and thankful" for Warmbier's release , but says it is "too soon" to talk about dialogue between the USA and North Korea . A person who answered the phone at Warmbier's family's OH residence said: "No comment, thank you" and hung up. He may, according to Kim, deserve to spend 15 years doing hard labor, but North Korea can claim it is making a gesture of good will, be it ever so small.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:18

Police shot Hodgkinson after he fired at Scalise and four others who had come to the practice. Some things that get reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. Once they were able, Sen. "We are with her and with the entire Scalise family". "By him being there, he probably saved everybody else's life", he added .

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:13

Bishops says he was on the baseball field at home base when the gunman walked up to the fence line. Scalise was one of five people shot by James Hodgkinson early Wednesday. "We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip". Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., said Scalise was at second base when he was shot .

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:09

Court records show that Irvin is charged with first-degree murder and the others are accused of property crimes. Jeremy Tyson Irvin, Brian Allen Moody, Sonny Baker, and Trey Glenn Goodnight utilized the ventilation system to break out. He said he's looking into getting the opening sealed up. The prisoners were able to climb into an area above the ceiling that allowed them to crawl through air conditioning vents, authorities said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:56

Joe Barton (R-Texas), the Republican baseball manager. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is in stable condition after being shot. 'The security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter'. He said it's important for people to realize that those who serve in Congress are real people with real families at home. I did tell Joe that I love him before the game, and I love him after the game.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:52

Jeff Flake said he and Rep. Brad Wenstrup, who is a physician, went out to where Scalise was lying to apply pressure to the wound. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Steve Scalise is out of surgery and "doing well". The news of the shooting reverberated on Capitol Hill, where security was increased and regular proceedings were canceled or postponed. "Everyone on that field is a public servant", Mr Trump said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:54

San Francisco police confirmed a shooting at the facility in the Potrero Hill neighborhood but didn't release information on injuries or the shooter. A witness told the San Francisco Chronicle that the shooting started around 9 a.m. and the gunman was a UPS employee. Officers recovered two firearms at the scene, and are now searching the building and conducting witness interviews.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:42

The reporter was told Sessions and his staff met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in his Senate office, and had a "brief encounter" in July after a speech to the Republican National Convention in Ohio. Democrats have seized on the possibility of a third meeting at that event to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:39

The gun violence there erupted hours after another, unrelated mass shooting at a charity baseball practice in the suburbs of the nation's capital left a congressman and several others wounded before the assailant was killed by police. "The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees", UPS said in a statement . Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital received the victims, spokesman Brent Andrew said, but he did not know exactly how many people.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:35

Trump said "no" when asked if he demanded a loyalty pledge from Comey . His tweet aside, Trump did not mention the Russian Federation probe during an infrastructure speech Friday at the U.S. "We're under siege. but we will come out bigger and better and stronger than ever", he said. "We know how to fight and we will never give up". Republicans, pleased some seven months ago but who support Trump , may concur with the president's assessment of Comey as a "showboat".

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:12

Senators, however, have indicated they may be in favor of keeping some ACA provisions, such as protection for people with pre-existing conditions. He also directed the state Department of Health to ban insurers who withdraw from offering qualified health plans on the state health marketplace from future participation in any program that interacts with the marketplace.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:10

As of 5:45 PM, No severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for the metro area. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday evening. Warming temperatures and increasing humidity in southwest Lower Michigan are creating an environment capable of producing isolated severe thunderstorms.

by | June 15, 2017 | 02:28

She died shortly after she was taken to the hospital. The flight was en route from Dallas to Minneapolis . Paul International Airport and later died, according to reports. The woman, who appeared to be in her 40s, was naked from the waist down and in full view of the other roughly 150 passengers, the passenger said. "The EMT was out of line", he said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 02:31

The agreement would also establish a process for Congress to review any attempt by Donald Trump to relax, suspend or terminate the sanctions. In his words, "the legislation not only ratchets up pressure against the Russian Federation for its illegal invasion and annexation of Crimea, continuing escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine, and malign cyber activities against businesses and citizens of the United States , but it also importantly provides Congress with a strong oversight ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 02:31

Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. He was arrested for domestic battery in 2006, according to public records. The suspected shooter at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday belonged to several anti-Republican groups and campaigned for former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in 2016.

by | June 15, 2017 | 02:21

He said that the encounter was odd enough to bring it to authorities' attention. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of IL. While Duncan said the man matched the description police have given for the shooter, it was not immediately clear whether this man was the attacker who soon opened fire.

by | June 15, 2017 | 02:06

Scalise, the number 3 Republican in the House, was fielding ground balls at second base when the gunman opened fire, and was shot in the hip . "You've got to be kidding me", Orear said when told by phone about the shooting. "He's shooting back across the in field at the man with the rifle". Davis said he was not going to "assess who takes responsibility" for the division, as "we are all responsible for the discourse that has happened in American government".

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:55

Then they found the gunman, who killed himself. This shooting comes just hours after one of the top Republicans in Congress, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), was shot and wounded in Northern Virginia, along with four others. They walked away calmly with emergency vehicles nearby. Two other people were shot and have been taken to an area hospital, San Francisco police said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:40

Williams said , "He is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery". Shortly afterwards, Zachary Barth, a legislative aide in Williams' office, also jumped into the dugout, after being shot in the leg.

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:36

When Houston police showed up to investigate a report of a home burglary , they likely weren't expecting to find two people attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle overstuffed with 600 pounds of methamphetamine-laced lollipops . Dallas News reported that depending on size, the estimated street prices for each lollipop ranged from $20 to $40. Police believe Mick and Salinas meant to distribute the drugs to juveniles, according to the Houston Chronicle , and emphasized the danger ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:33

Ending months of speculation, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel , a Democrat, back to her previous role as a Federal Communications Commissioners. The White House has not yet said whether Trump will nominate Clyburn for another term. "She has a distinguished record of public service, including the four-and-a-half years we worked together at this agency, and I look forward to working with her once again to advance the public interest", Pai said in a ...