Lawmakers Praise Hero Capitol Police Officers

14 Juin, 2017, 20:45 | Author: Claudine Rigal

Officers Bailey and Griner were providing security for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), when shooter James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill. opened fire on the congressmen who were practicing for an annual charity baseball game on Thursday.

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says her heart is with her former colleagues, their families and staff and the Capitol Police following a shooting at a congressional baseball practice outside Washington.

Barton, the team manager, said he took cover behind a dugout when the shooting started.

Scalise is the first sitting member of Congress to be shot since Giffords, who was wounded in a January 2011 attack.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Al., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, recounted their harrowing experiences in television interviews Wednesday morning, saying U.S. Capitol Police officers distracted the shooter and ultimately wounded him, saving more people from being shot. One female and one male Capitol police officer were shot while returning fire. "We are, as ever, awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol Police", Speaker Ryan said in a statement, according to NBC News.

France and England unite to honour Manchester and London victims
He has scored in consecutive England games for the first time since September 2015 against San Marino and Switzerland. He was consulted for Varane's red-card offence and the penalty kick that resulted from it.

Golden State Warriors Destroy Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals
It was obvious coming into the game that the Cavaliers needed to play their best game of the season in order to win. Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them a year ago , squandering a 3-1 series lead.

Le président Emmanuel Macron proche de la majorité — France- Législatives
Les titres des quotidiens nationaux ne laissent aucun doute sur la couleur de la future " chambre bleu Macron " ( L'Humanité ). A Paris, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet parvient au second tour mais est en ballotage très défavorable derrière le candidat REM .

He named the victims of the shootings, including two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

"I'm sure it made a significant difference", Slater said.

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's auto when the man asked them about the political affiliation.

A congressional staffer was also shot. "I told him they were Republicans", Duncan said. As a result, the Capitol police assigned the two officers as protection, a move that looks especially wise after the shooting.

As staffers tried to get away from the gunfire, the Capitol police officers acted heroically, Paul said.


  • Tough opening Premier League fixtures for Spurs with away form vital

    For the second consecutive season, City will play Arsenal ( February 24) and Chelsea ( March 3) in back-to-back matches. Arsene Wenger expressed his frustration at facing away trips in the Premier League after gruelling European jaunts.

    Original Xbox games and Game Pass may come to PC

    In case you've ever wondered, Microsoft is the one who actually handled the technical development of backward compatible titles.
    Two-headed porpoise found in fisherman's net

    Two-headed porpoise found in fisherman's net

    Experts have already confirmed that the two-headed porpoise died shortly after its birth, according to the New Scientist . Dr Kompanje said: 'There is simply not enough room in the body of the female to give room to more than one fetus'.
  • Microsoft Details Specs for Xbox One X, Formerly Called Project Scorpio

    It could be a tough sell because of the price and the fact that the Xbox One S is a lot less for having some of the same features. We played it at E3 2017 and it blew our minds; it's easily the most impressive console game we've ever seen in person.
    Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

    Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

    One possible outcome of Brexit is the "hardening" of the border between UK-controlled Northern Ireland and the state of Ireland. She was due to meet French president Emmanuel Macron in Paris tonight and hold talks with European Union chiefs next week.

    Cosby Rape Trial Heads To Jury; Defense Called Only One Witness

    Why?" Constand , under the influence of the drugs and who briefly lost consciousness, could not and did not give consent, he said. Prosecutors at his trial have focused mostly on what happened one night in 2004 at his gated estate in suburban Philadelphia.
  • Golden State, un âge d'or qui ne fait que commencer — NBA

    Golden State, un âge d'or qui ne fait que commencer — NBA

    Les esprits s'échauffent aussi: David West et Tristan Thompson sont tout près d'en venir aux mains, et reçoivent, ainsi que J.R. Pour rappel en 2015, les Warriors avaient bien sacrifié à la tradition en se rendant auprès de Barack Obama, après leur sacre.

    27-story London apartment block ablaze

    In a statement posted on Facebook, the service said the "fire is from the second floor to the top floor of the 27 floor building". A firefighter checks damage after a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, in west London, Wednesday June 14, 2017.

    Rory McIlroy's feisty take on the US Open rough was spot on

    If I go back to Sweden, I'm sure that success is kind of pushing on more success. "We're trying to identify them". That meant Johnson played the last seven holes not knowing what his score would be.
  • Sony Refused Cross-Platform Play For Minecraft

    Minecraft's original PC game of " Minecraft : Java Edition " will remain separate, though the company will continue to support it. Minecraft - the demographic playing that, you know as well as I do, it's all ages but it's also very young.
    Bernie Sanders condamne l'

    Bernie Sanders condamne l'"acte abject" commis par un de ses partisans — Fusillade

    Le tireur qui a ouvert le feu mercredi matin sur un terrain de baseball près de Washington a été identifié comme James T. L'heure est venue de détruire Trump et compagnie", a écrit en mars le tireur présumé sur son profil Facebook.
    Bleus: Lloris titulaire contre l'Angleterre mardi

    Bleus: Lloris titulaire contre l'Angleterre mardi

    Lloris "sera titulaire et capitaine ", a annoncé lundi Didier Deschamps , en conférence de presse. S'il avait vu les choses différemment, je l'aurais inclus dans ma réflexion.


Dorian LPG Ltd. (LPG) Upgraded to Buy by Pareto Securities
Royce & Associates LP raised its position in shares of Dorian LPG by 164.9% in the fourth quarter. Among 4 analysts covering Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG), 1 have Buy rating , 0 Sell and 3 Hold.

Ben Stiller & Vince Vaughn Need Your Help in Hilarious 'Dodgeball' Reunion Video
A video was posted encouraging people to donate online for an opportunity to play alongside the characters from the movie. Although a Dodgeball sequel never came into fruition, this reunion video is definitely the next best thing.

Trump and Tillerson Take Different Tones On Dealing With Qatar
"I decided along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ...the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding", he said . So far, European countries have largely stayed on the sidelines in the dispute involving several of their allies.

Lakers rumors: Three reasons LA is a threat to get Klay Thompson
After eight NBA Finals appearances, LeBron set the record for most triple doubles (9) in the Finals, surpassing Magic Johnson (8). When the game became two-on-two, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue observed, his team had little chance.

Kabul truck attack toll rises to 150, says Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani
Salim Ezadyar was killed during a protest Friday attended by hundreds in Kabul , said. "The death toll could rise", he said. While he spoke, demonstrations continued outside on the streets of Kabul .

Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate on Russian Federation
Throughout the hearing Sessions dodged questions on a panoply of topics using his dubious interpretation of executive privilege. Sessions took questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about the role he played in firing FBI Director James Comey .

500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win
To no surprise, the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Penguins opened as the favorites to hoist the Cup once again with 9/1 odds. The fact that he passed me the Cup there. you know, I rank way down at the bottom and I got it ahead of some of the other guys.

London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno; At Least 6 Fatalities Reported
"The police have said at this stage they are concerned the building could collapse", said Joanna O'Conner who lives in the area. Our thoughts go to the people who lived in the building and their families.

Controversy over college magazine
The magazine titled Pellet was published by Brennen College in the Thalassery district of Kerala. Brennen College is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

Three big announcements from Microsoft that every user needs to know
With 40% more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display. Similar to previous Xbox One models, the Xbox One X makes use of Dolby Atmos sound.