Nancy Pelosi, longtime leader of Democrats in Washington and a master strategist as House speaker, says she will stand down when Republicans take over the chamber in January.
David DePape, accused of breaking into US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home and clubbing her husband in the head with a hammer, pleads not guilty to attempted murder and other charges.
US media reported that the assailant shouted "Where is Nancy?" before the attack and told police he was "waiting for Nancy" when they arrived at the scene.
The move is likely to spark an angry reaction from North Korea, which denounced US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the "worst destroyer of international peace" when she visited the DMZ in August.
"At a time when lasting peace and stability in the region is sorely needed, I invite all international actors to act fairly, consciously and, above all, responsibly," says Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.
Baku’s response comes after US house speaker blamed Azerbaijan for starting the border conflict with Armenia.
Wednesday's trip comes as Taiwan holds two days of live fire drills on a strategic island that lies between its coast and China.
Paul Pelosi, convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol following a car accident in May, gets five days in jail and three years on probation.
A new trade plan will be unveiled within days, while US forces will transit the Taiwan Strait in the next few weeks, according to Kurt Campbell, White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific issues.
Taipei fires howitzers and target flares as part of the military exercise in the island's southernmost county of Pingtung, says army.
China's latest official document on Taiwan vows zero tolerance for "separatist activities" and reaffirmed that it would take the self-ruled island by force if necessary.
Joseph Wu, speaking at a press conference in Taipei, offered no time-table for a possible invasion of Taiwan, which is claimed by China as its own.
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