A woman fatally shot two of her daughters in a quiet suburb outside Houston before she was killed by a police officer.
Christy Sheats, 42, shot her daughters Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, following a family dispute that spilled out from their home and onto the street in Fulshear, Texas, on Friday.
The mother was killed by a responding police officer after she refused to drop her pistol. Madison was pronounced dead on the scene, while Taylor was airlifted to a hospital where she later died.
Police received an emergency call around 5pm on Friday evening and found daughters Taylor and Madison lying outside in the 6000 block of Remson Hollow Lane.
Christy was still holding a pistol, and a Fulshear police officer was forced to shoot her after she refused to put it down, said Troy Nehls, a Fort Bend County Sheriff.
It is unclear whether Christy was pointing the gun at the responding police officer or at one of her daughters.
Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush's former defense secretary, announced on Wednesday night that he was endorsing Donald J. Trump for president. Trump praised the endorsement, despite calling Rumsfeld a "disaster" in 2007 for his role in the Iraq War. "I mean obviously Rumsfeld was a disaster," Trump said. After Rumsfeld's endorsement, Trump responded on Twitter, "Thank you to Donald Rumsfeld for the endorsement. Very much appreciated." read more
A rising star with the Georgia Republican Party was barred from a meet and greet with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the candidate's rally in Atlanta on June 15.
According to BuzzFeed's Darren Sands, Michael McNeely was proceeding with other high-ranking Georgia Republicans to meet with the real estate tycoon backstage when he was intercepted by the Secret Service and hustled out of the theater.
Multiple witnesses saw Trump's Georgia campaign director Brandon Phillips stop McNeely and tell him there was "no more room for you" backstage with Mr. Trump. A Georgia GOP official reported the incident to BuzzFeed but asked that their name not be used since they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the party.
The Trump campaign, the Georgia Republican Party and Phillips have all declined to address the incident. read more
Former President George W. Bush is lending a hand to vulnerable Republicans in competitive Senate races across the country this summer. Bush has attended fundraisers for Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, and will attend upcoming events for Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, according to The New York Times. The 43rd president, who has said he isn't planning to participate in the White House contest nor attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month, is throwing his support behind candidates whose down-ballot races might be impacted by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
"THANK YOU! #AmericaFirst," Donald Trump tweeted Friday afternoon, alongside a graphic showing data from a poll marked with Thursday's date. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has made it a campaign habit to tweet positive poll numbers about himself while thanking his supporters.
One problem, however, with this latest Trump campaign-generated image: The data from this particular poll doesn't show Trump winning.
The One America News Network/Gravis Marketing poll shows the likely GOP nominee losing to Hillary Clinton 51 percent to 49 percent.
The misleading tweet comes a day after Trump, for the first time, admitted to The New York Times that he is not leading in the polls. A recent Bloomberg survey, for example, has him losing to Clinton in a landslide -- 49 to 37 percent.