Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

Duncan has said he spoke with Hodgkinson just before the shooting. Belleville native Tom Calhoun, the PA voice for the Gateway Grizzlies and the St. Hodgkinson also wrote several letters to his local newspaper railing against Republicans for what he says were policies that too often favored the rich. Read More

Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid

Ronaldo netted twice, either side of half time, as Real thrashed Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to win the Champions League . Sporting a newly cropped haircut, Ronaldo was the star of a spectacular lights and firework show as 81,000 fans crammed into Real's Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Read More

Carrie Fisher: Coroner determines actress died from sleep apnea, 'other factors'

Carrie Fisher: Coroner determines actress died from sleep apnea, 'other factors'

However, they were unable to determine which of those "other factors" directly caused her death. The sleeping condition and a build-up of fatty tissue in her arteries were among the issues recorded, a Los Angeles coroner said on Friday. Read More

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

Avildsen started out as a cinematographer, and shot his directorial debut, Turn on to Love in 1969. There is a documentary on Avildsen's life called John G. He received an Oscar nomination in 1983 for his documentary short film Traveling Hopefully . He had been hired to direct Saturday Night Fever after his success with Rocky , but was let go amid differences over his desire to make the story more upbeat than the producers had in mind. Read More

Paul: It could have 'been a killing field'

Hultgren, a Republican from west suburban Plano, was not on the team this year, Cunningham said. Davis (R-Illinois 13th) said he first dove into the dugout while shots rang out. He says you can feel the tension today on Capitol Hill and there is a tremendous amount of security. Scalise is the first sitting member of Congress to be shot since Giffords, who was wounded in a January 2011 attack . Read More

Fox News drops 'Fair and Balanced' slogan

Fox News drops 'Fair and Balanced' slogan

Not fair and balanced. It is hard to overstate the significance of what shedding "Fair & Balanced" means for Fox News . But the slogan had become a point of mockery in recent years as sexual harassment scandals against Ailes and other network figures began to build, according to NY magazine . Read More

FDNY: High carbon monoxide levels in basement fire

FDNY: High carbon monoxide levels in basement fire

The department said it initially responded around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a defective oil burner in the basement. Authorities ultimately determined the package wasn't hazardous, Leonard said. Several people were injured - some seriously - when a fire broke out in the basement of a Tribeca building Tuesday. The meters measure up to 1,000 parts per million, enough to "render you unconscious very, very quickly", Leonard said. Read More

Rallies Against Islamic Law Draw Counter-Protests Across US

Rallies Against Islamic Law Draw Counter-Protests Across US

Counter demonstrators opposing a group who gathered nearby to protest against Islamic-law yell out Saturday, June 10, 2017 , in NY. A lawyer and spokesman for the Richardson Islamic centre in Dallas, Khalid Hamideh, said the notion that Muslims sought to impose Shariah law on America was "absolute nonsense". Read More

Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

Navalny was on the way to a demonstration when he was detained at his home, according to his wife. That means the protest will be illegal in the authorities' eyes and that riot police could be ordered to move in to break it up. Police say Navalny was detained for breaking laws about public meetings and obeying authorities, the Interfax news agency reports. Meanwhile there was also a large police presence in St. Read More

Attackers named in London terror probe as PM under pressure

Bologna prosecutor Giuseppe Amato said the warning had been transmitted after Zaghba was intercepted at the city's airport trying to board a plane for Turkey, en route for Syria . Following the attack, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the threat level in the country is still "severe". A Canadian, a French national and a Briton were among the dead, while other French people, a Spaniard, Australians and a New Zealander were among the 48 who were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May ... Read More

Wonder Woman - DC finally get it right

Chris Pine also did a great job as the leading man who is a strong and charming hero and respects Diana's decision to fight in the war, although there is great chemistry between him and Gadot the romance between them does feel a little forced but it is played out very well that it doesn't become cliched. Read More

Taylor Swift is now available on all music streaming services

She later relented with Apple Music after a Fathers' Day 2015 conversation with Apple SVP Eddy Cue. This meant that other streaming platforms such as Spotify were missing out, but that is no longer the case. Taylor Swift has delivered the ultimate blow in her feud with Katy Perry. The announcement was made late yesterday evening by Taylor Swift's official fan account. Read More

TMZ: Nick Gordon arrested for battery, kidnapping in Central Florida

TMZ: Nick Gordon arrested for battery, kidnapping in Central Florida

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 11: Nick Gordon , who was held legally responsible for the death of his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown, has been arrested after allegedly beating up his new girlfriend in a jealous rage. Police said his mother saw the bruises and took her home. Bobbi Kristina , the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and her husband, the rapper Bobby Brown , was just 22 when she died two years ago . Read More

Ticket sold in California matches all 6 numbers

The twice-weekly game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Saturday's jackpot, the eighth largest in Powerball history, falls just short of the $435.3 million won by a ticket buyer in IN in a February 22 drawing. Read More

Officer explains stop that ended in driver death

Officer explains stop that ended in driver death

But Yanez's lawyers say Castile ignored the officer's commands and reached for his gun when he was instructed not to do so. The groceries Reynolds had bought with her sister the day of the shooting were left in Castile's vehicle and had been placed in evidence after the incident. Read More

Taylor Swift's Full Discography Is Back on Pandora and Spotify

Taylor Swift's Full Discography Is Back on Pandora and Spotify

In her opinion, artists generally don't make almost as much money putting their music on Spotify as they do selling digital albums and songs on services like iTunes. Just recently , the " Bad Blood " artist has shaken off her views towards streaming apps. Most other major Western artists who refused to stream their music have relented, including the estates of late pop icon Prince and The Beatles, rock legend Neil Young and country music giant Garth Brooks. Read More

Philippine military says 13 soldiers killed in Friday's battle with militants

Philippine military says 13 soldiers killed in Friday's battle with militants

It's the biggest single-day loss for government troops since they began fighting militants allied with the Islamic State group who seized Marawi on May 13 and are still occupying parts of the city. The insurgents have so far withstood more than two weeks of air and ground assaults by security forces, with about 2,000 people believed to be trapped in militant-held areas although the military said this amounts to only around 10% of the city. Read More

Jennifer Connelly joins TNT's 'Snowpiercer' pilot based on 2013 film

Jennifer Connelly joins TNT's 'Snowpiercer' pilot based on 2013 film

It's set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a big, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Like the film of the same - which was itself based on the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige - Snowpiercer tells the story of a train of survivors during a post-apocalyptic ice age who are divided by class. Read More

Why Some See Jesus in Wonder Woman

So whereas it might previously have been in doubt, it's now clear that there will be a direct sequel , and probably more than one. What was set up in Wonder Woman would have to be retracted in some way to make this work , but just imagine a basically all-female driven action movie that lets us explore more of the island's background and what the Amazons are capable of. Read More

Al Gore announces to go without Trump's Paris decision

Al Gore announces to go without Trump's Paris decision

The White House had signaled earlier in the week that withdrawal was likely, but Trump has been known to change his mind at the last minute on such major decisions. "I thought that he would come to his senses on it, but he didn't", Gore said. "The administration comes off as tongue-tied and confused about the climate crisis because the truth is still inconvenient for the large carbon polluters", said Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize and produced the climate documentary An Inconvenient ... Read More