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by | June 19, 2017 | 09:01

WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:47

The U.S. congressman who was shot and seriously injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers is showing "signs of improvement", hospital officials said Saturday. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the statement concludes. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged.

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:43

They are essentially engaging in a scorched earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor", Schiff said on ABC.Multiple committees in the Senate and House of Representatives are investigating various aspects of Russian election meddling.The Senate intelligence committee is in the early stages of its probe and is looking at whether anyone involved in the campaign shared information with the Russians, said Senator Angus King of Maine, an independent who ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:37

Senior Justice Department officials pushed back on the ABC News report , saying Rosenstein has not at this point requested any official opinion on the matter from career ethics attorneys in the department. Trump has expressed increasing dissatisfaction with the Justice Department since Mueller's appointment. The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:30

Highs may reach the low 90s, just depending on where it rains and when, but upper 80s are a sure bet across the entire area. As of right now we don't expect any severe weather but any storms could produce torrential rain and gusty winds... The high will be 84, after a morning low of 71. Highs in the low 80s with NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The best chance to see some thunderstorms develop is between 2pm-10pm later today and this evening.

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:16

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Should Robert Mueller be fired? Trump can rescind the regulation that establishes the burden of " good cause" for such a firing, or he could simply fire Rosenstein and install someone more to his liking. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week. Ryan continued, "This is a rumor that came out last night".

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:13

Law enforcement officials were continuing to investigate a threat that was called in Thursday morning to Thurston County Communications 911. According to the paper, university officials had shut down campus after an individual called local police threatening to bring a.44 Magnum to the "communist, scumbag town" and "murder as many people on that campus as I can".

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:08

He ends the short statement by pointing out that the Department of Justice has a policy of neither confirming or denying "any such allegations". But it was released shortly after The Washington Post reported - citing unnamed USA officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:08

Louis. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria , Virginia, a House colleague told CNN , in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". "There's just no way that I would have guessed that this guy would be shooting at law enforcement and a congressman", said Brennwald, an attorney.

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:04

In response to the statement, former US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March, tweeted early Friday morning that "Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director & defamation of a war hero special counsel", references to criticisms Trump has levied against Mueller and James Comey .

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:02

In early March, Attorney General Sessions recused himself - and seemed awfully proud of himself ("I followed the procedures!") - from all probes involving Russian Federation. A White House spokeswoman declined to comment and referred questions to Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz. And, short of firing Mueller - which would be political suicide for Trump - he just has to wait and see how it plays out.

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:02

Major news organizations - including the Washington Post - have announced that President Donald Trump is now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by special prosecution, Robert Mueller . And on Thursday , the committee will hear testimony from Coats in a classified session - after he refused to say publicly last week whether Trump asked him to pressure Comey to back off Flynn.

by | June 19, 2017 | 07:45

But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time" and faces additional operations. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Mr Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Dr Sava said.

by | June 19, 2017 | 07:42

Juneteenth is an official federal and state holiday referring to June 19, 1865, when the Union Army came to Galveston, Texas, with a proclamation that slaves were liberated, nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. "They need to learn who they are through traditions passed down through generations so they can sustain themselves". "I just didn't think they'd contribute to a black event, but they surprised me".

by | June 19, 2017 | 07:38

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, all focusing on the alleged assault of Andrea Constand, 44, who was then manager of the women's basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby was a member of the board of trustees.

by | June 19, 2017 | 07:37

WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

by | June 19, 2017 | 07:26

For example, the Cuban government could disguise the properties of GAESA under the facade of new entities. So-called "people to people" trips, which enable American travelers to visit Cuba for educational purposes on their own as opposed to with a tour group, will be eliminated under the new US policy.

by | June 19, 2017 | 07:03

Although the president is unlikely to be indicted if the Mueller's investigation finds any criminal wrongdoing, Mueller's findings could lead to calls for impeachment in Congress, where a few Democrats already are pushing for impeachment.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:49

Rosenstein prepared a memo for Attorney General Jeff Sessions back in early May, which raised repeated questions about how Comey had handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation - at first, that seemed to be the basis for Comey's firing by the President, until Mr.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:47

USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Mr Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton . Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. No Democrat voted in favor of her confirmation . Since Rosenstein recommended the firing, he could be a witness in the case and ethically obligated to recuse himself.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:41

A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under investigation , days after Trump tweeted about being the target of a " witch hunt ". Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey. "Witch Hunt", Trump wrote on Twitter , referring to his May 9 dismissal of James Comey .

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:28

Anyway, the evening tilt between No. 4 overall national seed LSU and Florida State promised the most compelling action of the CWS' opening weekend, as the Tigers and Seminoles matched well at the plate and their pitching staffs are deep enough to throw themselves into panzer strikes for innings on end.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:21

In a series of tweets , the president declared, among several other strong statements, that he was under investigation for firing Comey . "This is a man who's trying to 'restore public confidence in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ' she said ".

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:15

The focus on Rosenstein sharpened Friday because the President attacked the deputy attorney general in a tweet , blaming him for what he terms a " witch hunt ". "No one can question Rod Rosenstein's credentials", Spicer said. But a source close to the President told CNN's Jim Acosta that Trump has been advised to avoid such a dramatic move.

by | June 19, 2017 | 06:18

After that story fell apart, Trump did subsequently tell NBC News that he was going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendation and that he did so over the Russian Federation probe. All three men have agreed to be interviewed, the source said. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:58

According to the NWS, a very moist airmass is moving into Western New York that will produce the thunderstorms. The immediate Buffalo area should escape the worst of the storms though heavy rainfall is possible during the evening hours. The National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y. and Taunton, Mass. issued the watch on Sunday morning, warning that widespread showers and thunderstorms with areas of torrential rainfall are expected during the afternoon to evening Monday.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:57

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to suggest a path toward getting rid of special counsel Robert Mueller - by first ousting the man who put Mueller there, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Stone Jr., an informal adviser to Mr. Trump. "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction , financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives.very risky", Gingrich said.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:56

Here are seven of the most intriguing players that the league's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights , could select. Vegas' choices will be revealed June 21. Other teams are seeking payroll and protection relief, too, which Hextall said has skewed preparations for the real draft and free agency season, as well.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:14

His risk of death is "substantially lower" than it was when he was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, and "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Sava said. Sava estimates there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's pelvis and says doctors don't intend to try to remove them all, as that could cause more harm than good.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:12

It's not clear if Trump was referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Even though Rosenstein's statement was not directed toward any publication in particular, the statement was released hours after an exclusive report by the Post claimed Kushner has become Mueller's next target in the probe into possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential elections .

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:10

Sekulow maintains that the President is not under investigation , claiming that it only seemed as if Trump was confirming that he was being investigated due to the character limit on Twitter. Sekuow argued that the president is not under investigation. Sekulow, who is chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, said that if the Post's reporting were accurate, Mr.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:10

According to a witness, the people were gathered on the deck during a memorial service. Initial reports indicate that the deck collapse occurred during a memorial service that was being held at a home near Glacier Camp. and fell a total distance of 15 to 20 feet. MTN has not yet received a response from the camp or Presbytery, but their website notes that there was a staff retreat over the weekend of June 17 to 18.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:08

Flowers and handmade signs have decorated the stretch of road since the killing of Castile , which in part was streamed onto Facebook live (warning: graphic content) by his girlfriend. Some, however, splintered off and went on I-94. But moments later Yanez fired seven shots while Castile was still buckled into his seat. Like several similar cases, Castile's death was shared worldwide on social media.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:02

On Friday, Iranian authorities arrested 41 people in connection to the Tehran attacks , the authorities could identify only one attacker, Serias Sadeghi. Documents and equipment "for carrying out terrorist operations" were also seized, the ministry said in a statement . Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.

by | June 19, 2017 | 05:00

Under Justice Department rules, Mr. Trump would seemingly have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mr. Mueller was the Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013. 'I have known Mr. Mueller over the years. Trump supporters like Newt Gingrich , on the other hand, have attacked Mueller and have called into question his credibility and ...