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Contra Costa DA facing 13 felony counts

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The East Bay Times (http://bayareane.ws/2sBFpbO ) says Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and later entered the plea to a felony count of perjury. A dozen other counts of grand theft and perjury were dropped. A message left for him through his office was not immediately returned. Also last month, the county grand jury recommended Peterson be removed from his post after he acknowledged secretly spending more than $66,000 of campaign cash on movie tickets, clothes and other personal ... Read More »

Witness video of shooting on GOP baseball team released

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He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, an OH congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital. Scalise and four others were taken to a nearby hospital, police say. Steve Scalise, two Capitol police and a congressional staffer. "But for the Capitol police and the heroism they showed, it could very well have been a large-scale massacre". Read More »

Texas boy, 14, shoots twin brother while firing at snake

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Jessi Farmer , one of the twins' teachers at Central Middle School , attended the event. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said the teen died overnight after being shot just before 4 p.m. The boy was eventually taken by life flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. In the aftermath of Kollsen's death, family member wrote that arrangements are pending and asked mourners to pray for the boy's grief-struck brother. Read More »

London residents raised concerns months before fire

Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present, then dragged himself into the outfield to get away from the gunman. "The last time I spoke with them was at 1.45". And London mayor Sadiq Khan says "questions must be answered" about how the latest tragedy occurred. Read More »

Israel's David Grossman Wins International Booker Prize

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The prize was previously a career honor, but changed past year to recognize a single book in a bid to increase the profile of global fiction in English-speaking countries. The central character is challenging and flawed, but completely compelling. Prior to 2016, the prize was awarded biennially to a writer for an entire body of work and was won by Ismail Kadare in 2005, Chinua Achebe in 2007, Alice Munro in 2009, Philip Roth in 2011, Lydia Davis in 2013 and Laszlo Krasznahorkai in 2015. Read More »

Man captures sounds of shooting attack in Alexandria

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White House spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted earlier that Trump had been made aware of the shooting . Hodgkinson, 66, owned a home inspection business in Belleville, Illinois. "My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague @ SteveScalise , those injured, and their families". Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire. Read More »

Kamala Harris Was Interrupted During a Hearing About Trump and Russia, Again

He answered numerous questions with claims that he couldn't "recall" the answer or "couldn't remember". He also said his recusal did not bar him from recommending Trump dismiss ousted FBI Director James Comey as the bureau investigated possible cooperation between the Trump team and what USA intelligence officials have called an "influence campaign ". Read More »

Span To Air Congressional Baseball Game For Charity On Thursday

The gunman, a 66-year-old IL man, fired repeatedly at the men playing on a baseball field in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington , D.C. After news emerged that Scalise had been shot, Giffords issued this statement: "My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day". Read More »

CORBYN COMEBACK? How Labour leader 'could STILL win election and become PM'

May's statement on working with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) followed a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where she asked the monarch for permission to form a new government. On voting day, The Sun urged its readers not to "chuck Britain in the Cor-bin", but after the results were out, its front page headline, over a photo of May eating chips, was "She's had her chips". Read More »

Christie has lowest approval of any governor in 20 years

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But now it has. The poll found that even among his party, 58 percent of New Jersey Republicans disapprove of him. The university says it's the worst gubernatorial approval rating surveyed by the poll in more than two decades. Gov. Guadagno is little-known and little-liked", Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. The rating does not bode well for Christie's lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, who is the Republican candidate for governor ... Read More »

Sessions next to testify

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In a letter on Saturday to Senator Richard Shelby Mr Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations sub-committees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Dollar gains as sterling falls on election shock

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will take time to "reflect" on how to move forward after a surprise snap election result left the Conservative Party without a majority. As a result, the public got to know him and grew to like him, she said. Opinion polls had suggested she had a commanding lead over Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party , who added 29 seats. Read More »

EU door will be open for a rethink, Macron tells May

Macron's office said the leaders will discuss ways to boost anti-terrorism efforts both bilaterally and on a European level. Priorities include looking into encrypted communication platforms used by extremists to evade security forces and new laws to impose penalties on online companies which fail to remove offensive content. Read More »

Sessions tells Kamala Harris that her questions make him 'nervous'

Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee. "If merely being a supporter of the President's during the campaign warranted recusal from involvement in any matter involving him, then most typical presidential appointees would be unable to conduct their duties", he said at the time . Read More »

London fire tears through residential tower, leaving 12 dead

The fire has been burning f. The Grenfell House in west London had succumbed to a fire incident which broke out in the early hours of Wednesday (today). A tenants' group had complained for years about the risk of a fire. "There was bits of building falling off all around me, I scalded my shin on a hot piece of metal that had fallen off the building", said Jodie Martin, who lives close to the building and had gone to the scene to try to help. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise shot, others injured at baseball field in Alexandria

Capitol Police in Richmond say there was no security increase because the shooting was isolated, but they are monitoring the investigation in Alexandria. "And so, we had to get down again", Flake said. The two injured Capitol Police officers are David Bailey and Crystal Griner , according to House Speaker Paul Ryan . Read More »

Dramatic Footage of Gunfight Between Police and Congressional Shooter Released

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The shooter has just been revealed as a campaign volunteer for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. At first, "we didn't know a whole lot other than a handful of people were hit", the Ohio Democrat said in an interview. He added that at least two officers fired at the gunman. He said someone had used a belt as a tourniquet on him. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., fell to the ground next to home plate before realizing that, if the gunman moved, he would be an easy target. Read More »

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

A congressional staffer, Zach Barth , was also injured. President Donald Trump said in an address on Wednesday morning that Hodgkinson has died from injuries he sustained as part of the attack. He said two of the wounded were congressional staffers. Pres. Trump said in a press conference that he has died after being shot by Capitol police. Rep. Read More »

Prez poll: Opposition meet, no names discussed, says Azad

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Talking to media Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, there was no discussion on any name in the meeting and they will meet again after seeing the name and proposal of government in this regard. Sources said the opposition committee is likely to meet next week again to decide on a suitable presidential nominee. A retired bureaucrat and an erudite scholar, he is a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Read More »

With court victory, hand of Brazil president strengthened

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Temer has denied any wrongdoing. "We can not be changing the president of the Republic all the time, even if the people want to", said the court's chief judge, Gilmar Mendes. He took over a year ago following Rousseff's impeachment in the midst of Brazil's worst recession on record. There are near weekly protests calling for Temer's ouster, frequent shouting matches in Congress, and a simmering debate in the media over whether Temer will manage to finish out his term. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

Scalise was shot in the hip, his office said in a statement. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, was shot and killed by the officers. He says Kelly was playing third base. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., said Scalise was at second base when he was shot . Kelly said on Twitter that he is safe. Read More »

May under pressure to strike deal and soften Brexit stance

Despite her party's expectations of a landslide victory, May lost her majority in parliament, pushing her into rushed talks on a support agreement with a small Eurosceptic Northern Irish Protestant party with 10 parliamentary seats. "I congratulate her on returning and I'm sure she'll agree with me that democracy is a wondrous thing, and can throw up some very unexpected results", he said. Read More »

Man sustains severe burns after falling into Yellowstone hot spring

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Gervais Dylan Gatete , 21, was with seven other people in the Lower Geyser Basin north of Old Faithful when he fell, according to a park news release. This is the first serious injury in a thermal area in Yellowstone this year. According to the park website, the Lower Geyser Basin almost 12 square miles, about four-fifths the size of the island of Manhattan. Read More »