Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

This is a time to appreciate them, and to hope for a good recovery for the congressman and the congressional aide and the officers who were wounded. "Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend", Trump said. MO BROOKS: You have a baseball bat. Witnesses said Hodgkinson crept behind the third-base dugout and started firing a rifle, hitting Scalise in the hip.

Congressman: Gunman targeted us because we're Republicans

Scalise , the House GOP whip along with a staffer, a lobbyist and two Capital Police officers, were shot at the team practice. "In my experience working on the Hill with members of Congress there was always an uncomfortable lack of security [off Capitol Hill ]".

Congressman Steve Scalise Among Those Shot At Alexandria, Va. Baseball Field

Also shot: Zachary Barth, a staff member for Congressman Roger Williams and Matt Mika , who used to work on the Hill but now is a lobbyist for Tyson Foods. All we would have had would have been baseball bats versus a rifle. Within minutes of the first gunshots, Alexandria police on Twitter said the suspect was in custody and was not a threat, adding that victims were taken to hospitals.

Palestinian mayor in West Bank brushes off his violent past

Jaradeh , a reporter for Palestine TV, the official Palestinian Authority broadcaster based in the West Bank, was detained June 8 in Gaza City by authorities from the territory's Hamas-led government, according to news reports . The worldwide community remains concerned about the situation and is looking for a solution to the dispute. The Red Crescent official added that Hamas "accused [the UAE aid team] of being spies, undercover foreign intelligence [officers] who were escaping" when ...

Kathy Griffin says she's been contacted by Secret Service

Kathy Griffin says she's been contacted by Secret Service

You guys know him, he's never going to stop", Griffin said . It's in your face. "It's quite clear they are trying to use me as a distraction and I'm not going to be collateral damage for this fool". The backlash against Griffin continued to grow with two New Jersey theatres announcing that they had cancelled two shows to be headlined by the comedian in the wake of the controversy.

Pressure's on: National spelling bee comes down to final 15

But in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN , kids were dunking on every one of us, rattling off words many adults never knew existed. Some spellers, in earlier rounds, tripped over words including Corriedale, toreutics, cleidoic and panettone, weeding down the field headed for the finish of the 90th national Bee, while others hung on by correctly spelling catafalque, outarde and chryselephantine.