Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Sandy Vega | 26 June, 2017, 04:56

The FBI did not specify which six lawmakers were named.

At this point in the investigation, the attack appears to be "more spontaneous" than planned, Slater said. The congressman is making good progress and has been upgraded from serious to fair condition, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday.

The FBI did not find any online threats or references either to members of Congress or to the Congressional Baseball Game on Hodgkinson's digital devices.

"I know that he was struggling in all kinds of different ways, but I do not know the specifics of why he intended, or his motive at the time", Slater said".

Scalise, 51, of Louisiana, the third-ranking House Republican, was among four people shot June 14 by a gunman identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died after a shootout with police. The Alexandria city park and fields around the baseball field reopened this weekend. He was "acting alone" when he opened fire, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Royal Mail PLC (RMG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 90 ($1.14) per share, for a total transaction of £47,812.50 ($60,483.87). Lmr Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership owns 57,412 shares. 3,000 are held by Brown Brothers Harriman &.


LSU over Oregon St., Florida beats TCU, go to CWS finals
Familiarity will be a focus in the best-of-three set as the co-SEC regular season champs meet at the sport's grandest stage. Florida opened the CWS with a 3-0 win over Texas Christian on June 18 and a 5-1 victory over Louisville on June 20.


Blockading countries send list of 13 demands to Qatar
The countries did not specify what they will do if Qatar does not abide by the demands. The list also commands Qatar to stop funding publications including Middle East Eye.


Before he left, police were called to his home after neighbors complained that he was doing target practice on his property. Prior to his departure from IL, a neighbor reported Hodgkinson to police for firing a gun on his property, but police determined he had not committed a crime. His criminal history includes a 2006 domestic battery charge. He rented a storage facility where he kept 200 rounds of ammunition. There has been no evidence found, officials said, suggesting the gun sales were illegal.

The legislation gives the authority to appoint new medical directors at VA hospitals, something that was almost impossible to do in the past, the president said.

The others injured in the shooting were two Capitol Police officers, Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner; Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods; and Zach Barth, a legislative correspondent for Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas. He was one of five people wounded in the attack, including two Capitol Police officers.

On Friday, Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at the medical center, said that Scalise was at "imminent risk of death" when he arrived last Wednesday. Investigators did find a picture of the baseball field in Alexandria that he attacked, along with photographs from visits to tourist sites around Washington, D.C., from April. "However we continue to learn more about the shooter and his recent activities".

Recommended

  • Big Tech tries to butter up Trump again

    In the meeting on Monday, President Trump called for a "sweeping transformation of the federal government's technology" program. Alphabet, Google's parent company, was represented at this week's meeting by executive chairman Eric Schmidt, as noted above.
    Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

    Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill, 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. The bill would make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act , which Obama signed into law over seven years ago.
    Ex-Milwaukee police officer found not guilty in homicide trial

    Ex-Milwaukee police officer found not guilty in homicide trial

    That's when Heaggan-Brown shot Smith again, this time in the chest, killing him in the process. Malafa's body camera footage was played several times in court, according to WTMJ.
  • Grounded flights, fires and power outages as temps soar in US

    Grounded flights, fires and power outages as temps soar in US

    The airline was forced to ground a number of its aircraft in Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport until the heatwave passes. People who did venture out flocked around spray misters, even though the water evaporated fast, the Los Angeles Times reports .
    Dennis Rodman: 'People don't see … the good side' of North Korea

    Dennis Rodman: 'People don't see … the good side' of North Korea

    He wrote : "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". North Korea has not seen the last of Dennis Rodman! "I was in tears", Revere said on ABC News of the moment.

    Eland Oil & Gas PLC (ELA) Rating Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity

    Recently stock market research analysts have changed their consensus ratings and price targets on shares of Atkins (WS) (LON:ATK). Among 22 analysts covering Legal General Group PLC ( LON:LGEN ), 10 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 5 Hold.
  • UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

    UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

    Witnesses say the building is now "basically a shell". "The whole of a flat on the third floor was gutted by fire". Rosie Amies, 28, who lives opposite the block, told the Sun Online police had arrived and cordoned off the area.

    List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

    Freeze their assets, and provide any desired information about their residency, movements and finances. Only trade and commerce with Iran that complies with USA and worldwide sanctions will be permitted.

    Ramirez sharp in Angels' win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected

    Bush and Jeter, the 14-time New York Yankees All-Star shortstop, led rival groups pursuing the Marlins earlier this year. Farrell got an animated argument with crew chief Bill Miller before being ejected for the first time this season.
  • Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis

    Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis

    This was Srikanth's first win over Sai since 2014 and his second victory overall over his academy-mate in seven career meetings. B Sai Praneeth also won his 2nd round match against China's Huang Yuxiang 21-15, 18-21, 21-13 in an hour and four minutes.
    Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

    Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

    Its ally Turkey joined in, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying on Sunday that the ultimatum was "against global law". Doha, for its part, strenuously denies that it supports terrorism, describing the moves to isolate it as "unjustified".
    LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

    LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

    Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Fehmel was coming off four days' rest after holding L.S.U.to one run and two hits over eight innings in Monday's 12-run win.

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea In the latest of its constant ballistic missile provocations , in early June, North Korea fired several anti-ship cruise missiles. North Korea has carried out a new test of a rocket engine, Sputnik reported citing U.S. media.

Record Plc (REC) Insider Buys 537 Shares of Stock Finally, Shore Capital restated a "not rated" rating on shares of Anglo Pacific Group plc in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. The Electronic Systems segment consists of the Company's United States and United Kingdom electronics activities.

Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes While the Lions failed to seize on their 20 minutes of ascendancy, the All Blacks ruthlessly took their opportunities. Replacements: N Harris, W Crockett, C Faumuina, S Barrett, A Savea, TJ Perenara, A Cruden/L Sopoaga, A Lienert-Brown.

Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win That non-answer didn't work - so some Democrats on Wednesday were going further in distancing themselves from the former speaker. As a result, several House Democrats have intensely and publicly criticized Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi .

The charges against Bill Cosby, and sentences they carry The charges against Bill Cosby, and sentences they carry The defense only called up police detective Richard Schaffer, who also testified for the prosecution, for brief questioning. He occasionally whispered to his defense team as his wife, Camille Cosby , looked on from the court with a clenched smile.

GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it Heller said that to win his vote, GOP leaders would have to "protect Medicaid expansion states" from the bill's current cuts. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price defended the GOP health care plan Sunday from Republicans opposing the bill.

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station The same Brussels-based IS cell was also behind the gun and bomb attacks in Paris in November 2015, that killed 130 people. But the man was not wearing an explosive belt as was previously thought, Van Der Sypt said.

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill, 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. The Nevada senator joins four other Republicans in expressing opposition to the draft bill as it is now written.

Prince Harry once 'wanted out' of Britain's royal family Prince Harry once 'wanted out' of Britain's royal family He said he felt "very resentful" when his position was leaked and he had to be hastily withdrawn for security reasons. Despite his frustrations he decided he should stay and 'work out a role for myself'.

Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable' Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable' Rafael Nadal dispatched all before him to sweep to his own La Decima at the French Open and he is not intending to stop there. But when he returned, he swept to the French and US Open titles and reclaimed the world number one spot.

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA The new law will lower the burden of proof to fire employees, allowing for dismissal even if most evidence is in a worker's favor. This bill is long overdue, and I'm glad that it's finally passed into law and that President Trump signed it".

World's worst outbreak of Cholera in Yemen as cases reach 200000 World's worst outbreak of Cholera in Yemen as cases reach 200000 The air campaign and the civil war has left Yemen "on the brink of starvation ", according the World Health Organization. To make it worse, rising rates of malnutrition have weakened children's health and made them more vulnerable to diseases.

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0 Portugal finish as winners of Group A ahead of Mexico on goal difference and face the Group B runners-up in Kazan on Wednesday. The second goal came from neat play on the left between Ricardo Queresma and Eliseu to set up Silva from five meters (yards).

Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses There remains a pro-independence majority in the Scottish parliament and independence has also become interlinked with Brexit. Popular Ms Davidson said the Tories had enjoyed a "historic night" - as the odds on her running the entire party tumbled.

Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill A vast majority of senators, Democrats and Republicans alike, believe that the bill adequately serves all Americans. The Senate bill would also erase the tax penalties Obama's 2010 law imposes on people who don't purchase insurance.