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Fire Rages Through Apartment Tower in London

About 600 people were believed to have been inside the tower's 120 flats when the blaze ripped through the building. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", the group said in a blog post written after the fire broke out. Read More »

Kate McKinnon Generously Reprises Her Jeff Sessions Impersonation for Seth Meyers

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SNL is on hiatus and McKinnon admitted it was hard being unable to respond to the daily firehose of news and information ripe for mockery. "I know what's going on because I read about it on the internet, but I can't comment on it". What's she to do when Kellyanne Conway is caught making fun of White House staff or Jeff Sessions spends hours chuckling and very slowly rambling about all the things he doesn't remember doing? I'd been trying to use (the mouth) and then he popped into the ... Read More »

Sen. Cotton Rips Dems for Chasing 'Rabbit Trails' at Sessions Hearing

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. Tuesday marked Sessions' first public testimony since he recommended Comey's firing last month. Sessions refused to say if he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he would not disclose private communications with the president. Read More »

Senior US congressman shot at Virginia baseball practice: lawmaker

He tells them that they went to Iowa to campaign for Senator Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", he said. Mr Scalise, who was shot in the hip, was transported to a Washington hospital and was undergoing surgery. The Alexandria Police Department tweeted that the "suspect is in custody" and " not a threat ". Read More »

Top US Republican leader shot at baseball practice; suspect arrested

The official, who was not authorized to speak by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, also says the FBI is taking over the investigation, which is standard protocol in attacks involving federal officials such as a congressman. House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in the hip. Paul told MSNBC that the other members at the practice had Scalise and his security detail to thank for their lives. Read More »

Why Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. Stock Fell Today

Clarivest Asset Management Limited Liability holds 77,311 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. The original version of this report can be read at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/06/14/hawaiian-holdings-inc-ha-shares-bought-by-quantbot-technologies-lp-updated-updated-updated.html. Read More »

Grammys switching to online voting, changes top album rule

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Also, big changes are coming to the award given in the Album of the Year category. The Recording Academy announced the changes Wednesday, including its official switch to online voting for its 13,000 members. The news site clarifies, though, that songwriters and producers who work on a big hit on an album could still earn a nomination for record or song of the year. Read More »

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Knighted by Danish Crown Prince

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Though he now lives in San Francisco, Ulrich's connection to his native country remains strong, especially now that Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark, has bestowed him with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannabrog. He was the first Dane to be inducted. On September 2nd, the band head to Europe, starting with a gig in Copenhagen, Denmark. Instituted by Christian V in 1671, The Order of Dannebrog is an Order of Denmark originally designated for members of noble or royal rank. Read More »

Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus debuts with 610 hp, 560 Nm

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There are no surprises here. Mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and powering all four wheels, the engine propels the R8 Spyder V10 Plus to 62 miles per hour from rest in 3.3 seconds. The roof of both models is a soft-top that can open or close in 20 seconds, including at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour. Combined with the forged alloy wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes, it looks the absolute business. Read More »

Steve Scalise shooting: 'Political rhetorical terrorism' contributed to attack, rep says

We heard a loud noise - it felt like a construction site - like someone had dropped a big piece of metal". Davis said he chose to stop to speak with Fox News on the way back to his office so he could "send that exact message". Rodney Davis , who represents the 13th Congressional District in IL, was among the members of Congress practicing at a Virginia baseball field when shots were fired Wednesday , his spokesperson confirmed, but he was not hurt. Read More »

Will Tom Hardy's Venom join the MCU?

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Also note the hilariously petty and intentionally close release dates of Marvel and DC's superhero clash movies, Captain America: Civil War (April 2016) and Batman v. One such is Wonder Woman . The site reports that Venom is set to start production on September 1 in NY and Atlanta, meaning that we might be getting more casting news and details in the next few months. Read More »

Grande charity concert set

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Around 45,000 seats at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium in Manchester were snatched up in mere moments after the show's Ticketmaster link went live at 10 a.m. " Ariana Grande's "One Love Manchester" benefit concert is bringing artists and the public together and will raise funds for the Red Cross's Manchester Emergency Fund ", said an ITV spokesperson. Read More »

The big moments in the Sessions testimony

Lawmakers grilled Sessions about his role in Comey's firing, his own involvement in the Trump campaign and his meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel". And, like Trump, Sessions didn't exactly criticize Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the presidential campaign. Read More »

Jessica Chastain in talks for X-Men: Dark Phoenix villain

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Jessica Chastain is reportedly in talks to join the next X-Men movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix . Fox has set Simon Kinberg to make his directorial debut with 2018's X-Men: Dark Phoenix , which will return much of the cast from 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse-and possibly add an Oscar nominee too. Read More »

Did Bob Dylan Borrow From SparkNotes For Nobel Lecture?

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Dylan - whose representatives did not reply to the Slate article - took more than two weeks before acknowledging the prize and skipped the ceremony in December, citing pre- existing commitments. Pitzer goes on to catalogue nearly two dozen instances in the lecture where Dylan's Moby-Dick descriptions "closely resemble lines from the SparkNotes site" but "do not appear in the novel Moby-Dick at all". Read More »

Albany nightclub remembers Pulse shooting victims one year later

People prayed together while the names of all 49 victims were read out loud. The gunman, Omar Mateen , 29, opened fire shortly after the last call for drinks on the club's popular Latin night. "I did not expect to be here a year later". I asked whether they thought of leaving their home, but Chris was emphatic. "It's like all the terrifying and bad memories I had have been replaced with tonight, with this unity and all this love", Ramses Tinoco said during the memorial. Read More »

Jury deliberations begin as Cosby defence rests after six minutes

The defense called a single witness, the detective who led the 2005 investigation into allegations that Cosby drugged and violated Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home. Jurors did hear Cosby's side of the story, though not in his voice. "This ain't right!" bellowed McMonagle. "Your friends", Cosby said he told her. Read More »

Sinn Féin must put devolution talks first, warns Foster

Mrs May's weakened position in the House of Commons as a result of losing her majority has fuelled speculation the Tories would be forced to soften their stance on Brexit . Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people. Read More »

Tom Cotton Grills Jeff Sessions On Spy Novels

Sessions also denied reports that he had a private meeting with the Russian ambassador during a Trump campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel in April 2016 . Sessions, a member of Trump's campaign, sharply refuted suggestions that he had improper contact with Russian officials before or after the election. Read More »

'Wonder Woman' conquers box office with heroic $100.5 million

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Gal Gadot plays the Amazonian warrior, Wonder Woman who is being very forceful indeed in a superhero landscape that is nearly uniformly male in the new movie, which has received mixed reviews. A perennial success both critically and at the box office, the perfectly-paced 141-minute film has grossed more than 100.5 million in North America and 122.5 internationally in just three days. Read More »

Trump v Comey: Who said what

Comey was sacked May 9 and Trump tweeted May 12, " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump also said he'd be "100%" willing to testify to his statement under oath. Read More »

Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia

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Law enforcement has identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, according to a federal law enforcement sources. According to local police, the gunman had been taken into custody and was " not a threat " any more . Read More »

Six confirmed deaths as 'unprecedented' blaze engulfs tower block

The block had recently undergone an 8.7 million pound ($11.08 million) refurbishment of the exterior, which included new external cladding, replacement windows and curtain wall facades . Thirty others have been taken to five hospitals. She says "people were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming". They say 30 people have been taken to hospitals but it's not clear if people are still trapped. Read More »

Arjun Rampal's acting chops impress in Daddy trailer

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The actor launched the trailer of the film Daddy based on the gangster Arun Gawli , at the headquarters of search engine Google. "I thank Google for this." . He is also the producer of the film which is scheduled to hit the screens on July 21, 2017. ' The official teaser of the film was released on December 1 a year ago. Read More »