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Gunman Who Shot Top GOP Congressman Had History Of Arrests

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois man who shot a Republican congressman and several other people Wednesday while they practiced baseball outside the nation's capital had a number of run-ins with police in recent years, including arrests for battery, resisting arrest…

Senator Says Gunman Who Shot Scalise Had Rifle

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Texas Rep. Roger Williams says a member of his staff was shot at the baseball practice in Virginia where Rep. Steve…

The Latest: Fire Crews Still Searching Blazing London Block

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the London fire (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The London Fire Commissioner says several firefighters have sustained minor injuries in the fire at a west London apartment building, as fire crews continue searching the…

House Majority Whip Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

WASHINGTON (AP) -House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, congressional officials say. A congressional aide said Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. Rep. Mo Brooks,…

11 States Sue Trump Administration Over Energy Standards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New York, California and nine other states are suing the Trump administration over its failure to finalize energy-use limits for portable air conditioners and other products. The states filed the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of…

Trump Says New Health Care Law Will Be 'Kind'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is having lunch with Republican senators to discuss the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Trump said President Barack Obama's health care law "had been broken and it's been a broken promise."…

Activist Prepared To Take Pipeline Protest Case To Trial

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he has no qualms about taking the case to trial, even though he could face more than five…

Kelly Says Important To 'Shine A Light' On Alex Jones

NEW YORK (AP) - Megyn Kelly defended her decision to feature "InfoWars" host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat Monday from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to "shine a light"…

Trump To Hold Campaign-Style Rally In Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is planning to hold a campaign-style rally later this month in Iowa. His re-election campaign says the event will take place June 21 at an arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump had delayed an…

Comey's Secret Release Of Trump Memo Sparks Partisan Debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - At first former FBI Director James Comey looked media savvy when he revealed that he had arranged for the public disclosure of a damaging memo about his interactions with President Donald Trump. But after Trump supporters took…

House GOP Backs Bill To Undo Much Of Dodd-Frank

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House has backed legislation to undo much of former President Barack Obama's landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis. Republicans argue that rules designed to prevent another meltdown were making it harder for…

The Latest: Comey Says White House 'Defamed' Him And FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Comey says President Donald Trump's administration spread "lies, plain and simple" and "defamed" him and the FBI. The former FBI director opened his Senate testimony Thursday by stating that the administration's explanations for his firing confused…

Law Professor: Trump Comments Were Not Criminal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent law professor in Washington, D.C., says President Donald Trump's comments to James Comey contained in the former FBI director's written testimony were inappropriate but not criminal. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University,…

Trump To Nominate Ex-Justice Department Official To Lead FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll nominate a former Justice Department official as FBI director. Trump's tweets that his choice - lawyer Christopher Wray - is "a man of impeccable credentials." There's no more information in the two-sentence…

UK Police Find Missing Attack Victim's Body In River

LONDON (AP) - Police searching for a French man who has been missing since the London Bridge attack say they have recovered a body from the River Thames. The Metropolitan Police say the body was found Tuesday downstream from the…

Senate Poised To Make Firing VA Employees Easier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is poised to approve legislation to make firing employees easier for the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. It's part of an accountability effort urged by President Donald Trump. The Senate bill comes more than three…

Spicer Won't Say Whether Trump Has Confidence In Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top White House spokesman Sean Spicer won't say whether the president has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Spicer tells reporters that he has "not had a discussion" with the president on the topic. He says, "if…

Survey: Top CEOs Still Back Some Of Trump's Major Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leading U.S. CEOs remain supportive of some of President Donald Trump's key policies despite his still-hazy plan for cutting taxes and recent actions by Trump that have intensified attention on an FBI investigation into his campaign. The…

Accuser: Cosby Drugged, Forced Himself On Her

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and violated her at a Los Angeles hotel bungalow two decades ago is testifying in his sexual assault trial. Kelly Johnson wiped back tears Monday as she described the…

Trump Outlines Privatizing Air Traffic Control

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is making the case for privatizing the nation's air traffic control system. Trump says the overhaul would improve customer service by reducing costs, wait times and technology. Trump says during a White House announcement…

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