Members of Congress rushed to the capital for an emergency session on legislation in an attempt to curve the amount of gun violence in this country. Is a headline you will never, ever read no matter how many of these we see.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — A gunman wearing all black and a ballistic vest opened fire with a rifle outside a small Baptist church in rural Texas and continued firing inside the building on Sunday, killing at least 26 people and turning a tiny town east of San Antonio into the scene of the country’s most recent mass horror.
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas confirmed the death toll, which has steadily increased throughout the day after the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. A pregnant woman and children were among the dead.
The authorities said at least 20 people were also injured. Among those killed, 23 people died inside the church, two outside the building and one person died after being transported to a hospital. The ages of the wounded and dead ranged from 5 to 72, the authorities said.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A doctor and neighbor of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has been accused of assaulting the politician and breaking five of his ribs.
Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for the senator, confirmed the injury on Sunday evening.
Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green was arrested Friday evening charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. He was released from the Warren County Detention Center Saturday after posting $7,500 bond, according to Kentucky State Police and the Associated Press.
An arrest warrant detailing the injuries was not immediately available Sunday, though Kentucky State Police said the injuries were minor. Boucher did not return a phone call from AP seeking comment. It is unclear if he has an attorney.
Paul posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his wife were grateful for the support “after Friday’s unfortunate incident.”
Boucher lives on Rivergreen Lane, inside a gated community in Bowling Green, according to the Warren County property valuation administrator’s website. The Washington Post reported that Paul lived in the same neighborhood.
The 59-year-old is also a practicing anesthesiologist and an inventor who created a device called the “Therm-a-Vest” to alleviate back pain, according to a 2005 article in the Bowling Green Daily News. He sold and appeared alongside his invention on QVC, the home shopping channel.
I wonder if Therm-a-vest is good for broken ribs. Asking for a friend.
Trump questioned Japan’s decision not to shoot down the missiles when he met or spoke by phone with leaders from Southeast Asian countries over recent months to discuss how to respond to the threats from North Korea, the sources said.
The U.S. president said he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down the missiles, the sources said.