Texas Republican accused in shooting threat amid immigration protests

State House leaders halted the session and asked state troopers to clear the gallery. Police fanned out and led small groups of protesters out into the hallway. Tempers may have cooled by then but the emotional wounds that lawmakers inflicted on each other these past 140 days will likely last for a long time .

Polls Close in Montana's Suddenly Famous Special Congressional Election

Gianforte got 50 percent of the vote, Quist received 44 percent and Libertarian candidate Mark Wicks received 6 percent. Four candidates were vying for Montana's only House seat, but two candidates were seen as the main contenders - the Republican Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist .

Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired , not for the shooting but for inaccurate details on his job application . Frank Garmback , the officer who was driving the patrol auto at the time of the shooting, has been issued a ten-day suspension from the department.