U.S. House majority whip shot at congressional baseball practice

/ Jun 15, 2017

U.S. House majority whip shot at congressional baseball practice

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. Alexandria police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody. A congressional aide said Scalise was in ...

Trump sued over business dealings, accused of Constitutional violations

Jun 13, 2017

Trump sued over business dealings, accused of Constitutional violations

President Donald Trump's continued financial stake in his global business empire violates the U.S. Constitution's limits on profiting from his office, Maryland and the District of Columbia said in a federal lawsuit. Their complaint, filed Monday in Greenbelt, Maryland, says Trump is violating two provisions ...

/ May 10, 2017

U.S. Senate Republican leader opposes new Russia investigation

The U.S. Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said on Wednesday he did not support any additional investigation into whether Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. election, saying as he opened the Senate that it would "impede" probes already under way. But the chamber's Democratic minority ...

Washington kicks off annual cherry blossom festival

Mar 26, 2017

Washington kicks off annual cherry blossom festival

The opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival was held in Washington on Friday to celebrate the iconic pale pink flowers brought to the Tidal Basin as a gift from Japan. "The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the biggest celebration of Japan-U.S. friendship in ...