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Five Dead After Shooting at Pennsylvania Car Wash

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Police said suspected shooter Tim Smith was on life support at a hospital after the shooting at Ed's Car Wash around 3 a.m.in the Melcroft community of Saltlick Township, about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The shooting was the result of a domestic dispute, according to local media. The driver, Snyder, and the left front passenger, Seth Cline, "were shot and killed in the vehicle as it was in a stopped position", Bower said. Read More »

Rahul seated based on protocol: BJP

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Rahul was seated near Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad. "His campaign would surely create a wave for the Congress and the party will retain the power in Meghalaya", he said. Congress President Gandhiattended the annual event and took the designated seat in the sixth row, prompting an angry reaction from the Opposition party which accused the ruling BJP government of setting aside tradition and indulging in " cheap politics ". Read More »

FBI Agent shots kidnapping victim: botched raid in Houston

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Cunningham and Sanchez burst into the man's Conroe home on Wednesday morning , demanded money, tied up the man and his 12-year-old son and then ransacked their home, according to detectives. The Houston raid, which occurred before 4 a.m. CT (5 a.m. ET), jolted neighbors - one of whom told NBC affiliate KPRC they awoke to bullets flying: "We just heard gunshots". Read More »

USA Gymnastics Board to Resign Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

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Olympic Committee announced more changes were needed, including a turnover of the organization's entire board and an independent investigation of the culpability of both officials at USA Gymnastics and the USOC for Nassar's crimes. "I've just signed your death warrant". "You're a serial child molester, a pedophile". Nassar didn't leave his position with USA Gymnastics until several months later. Read More »

Rep. Patrick Meehan drops re-election bid amid harassment furor

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On Saturday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) removed Meehan from the committee and ordered an investigation into the allegations. For Meehan, it landed as he already faced a hard reelection bid in the Seventh Congressional District, a moderate suburban district, in a year that has seen a sharp national backlash to sexual harassment . Read More »

Senate confirms Salisbury's Alex Azar for HHS

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Mr. Azar's nomination was confirmed 55 votes to 43, with all but one Republican voting in favor of the nomination, along with six Democrats and one Independent. During a confirmation hearing for Azar in late November, Democratic Sen. Azar's commitment to HHS" mission "to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, ' including unborn children and their mothers, is so encouraging. Read More »

Leading member of German far-right party resigns after converting to Islam

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T he AfD party is known for its far-right beliefs and said on its that it is strongly anti-immigration and anti-Islam. Party officials denied the developments were related and said Wagner still holds another , lower-profile post. In that role, the AfD heads several committees and is facing pressure to portray itself as a more moderate, solutions-focused political movement. Also, the party calls for the dissolution of the Eurozone and opposes what the AfD describes as "the Islamization" of ... Read More »

15-year-old suspect in Kentucky shooting will be tried as adult

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Webb said detectives are looking into his home and background. "I called her name over and over and she never responded, so we rushed to the high school and they wouldn't let us get through". Secret had strong feelings for the gunman who took her daughter's life. "At that point, my instincts just kicked in and I just ran as fast as I could out of the school", she said, shaking and tearing up. Read More »

Pakistan Condemns 'Unilateral' US Drone Strike

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The drone strike followed a militant attack Saturday on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in which 22 people were killed, 14 of them foreign nationals. He named the dead man as Nasir Mehmood, alias Ihsanullah Khurya, and described him as an Afghan national and a "mid-level commander of the Haqqani network". Read More »

Catholic Appointed as US Ambassador for Religious Freedom

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The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty doesn't take positions on appointments. Gov. Jeff Colyer will be elevated to governor. Brownback successfully pushed the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass aggressive personal income tax cuts in 2012 and 2013, arguing they would provide "a shot of adrenaline to the heart" of the state's economy. Read More »

Manhunt continues for two suspects after deputy killed in Adams County

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Authorities say the suspect is still at large. After the shooting, he was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Other residents showed their support for Gumm, other deputies and police in different ways. The sheriff's office says it is praying for the wife and family of the fallen deputy and asks that you keep them in their prayers. Read More »

Consumer groups laud US FDA's pro-e-cigarettes tack

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We must continue efforts to educate youth and young adults who don't smoke that taking up e-cigarette use poses substantial risks. "E-cigarettes can not be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful". After compiling data from over 800 medical studies into how vaping effects people, researchers found that, while e-cigs have fewer health risks than smoking tobacco, no one really knows what the long-term effects are. Read More »

Clock ticks on immigration in U.S. after shutdown ends

And even if a bill passes the Senate, it could have a much tougher time in the House, where Republicans say they will not be bound by any deal made in the Senate. But many have expressed dissatisfaction with Mr Schumer's handling of the shutdown , which began on midnight on Friday. Weinberg sophomore and College Democrats co-president Alex Neumann said he anxious that a compromise will result in a centrist position on immigration by Democrats that could allow Republicans to pass ... Read More »

Pence: Embassy move set for 2019

A central theme of the vice president's remarks was President Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the planned relocation of the U.S. Given that Trump has already tweeted that Jerusalem is not "off the table" in the negotiations, Palestinians say it's clear that the United States can not play an impartial facilitator in future talks. Read More »

New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

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In a tweet, de Blasio said he would not attend the meeting after the Department of Justice "decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities". In addition to Allergan Plc., other manufactures included are: Endo International Plc., Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma LP and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Read More »

Tariff reduction to boost India-ASEAN trade: CR Chaudhary

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On Wednesday evening, Modi was set to hold bilateral meetings with Myanmar's Suu Kyi, Vietnam's Phuc and Duterte of the Philippines. Prime Ministers of Singapore & Thailand as well as Brunei's Sultan also reached the national capital later in the evening. Read More »

Amid scandal, Pennsylvania lawmaker says harassment accuser was 'soul mate'

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Meehan, 62, said he developed a "deep affection" for the woman "in a way in which I was struggling to make sure that I would never put that into our professional relationship". Meehan provided a copy of that letter to WHYY, along with text messages from the woman showing she was excited to go get ice cream and that she simply wanted to "be the touchstone you need down here", with a winky face emoji. Read More »

Venezuela calls for early presidential elections in April

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Maduro holds a 31 percent approval rating amid soaring inflation, and shortages of food and medicine in the country. It was Cabello, seen as Maduro's biggest internal rival, who earlier Tuesday proposed holding the election by the end of April, saying it was the best way to counter criticism by the United States and others that Venezuela is descending into dictatorship. Read More »