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U.S. oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices

Crude inventories USOILC=ECI fell 1.7 million barrels in the week to June 9, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 2.7 million barrels, as imports USOICI=ECI fell 481,000 barrels per day. Gasoline demand over the past four weeks in the United States, the world's top consumer of the motor fuel, was 9.53 million bpd, off 1.2 percent from a year ago. Read More »

At least 12 people now confirmed dead in Grenfell Tower fire

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Residents who escaped complained there had been no fire alarm, with many relying on neighbours to wake them as the blaze spread, and said official advice in the event of a fire had been to stay inside. Other witnesses described a white, polystyrene-type material falling like snow from the building as it burned. The Grenfell Action Group said it had been warning about the risk of fire at the West London tower block since 2013. Read More »

'I'll 100pc testify on Comey claims'

Separately, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announced they had made two requests for evidence themselves - one to Comey and another to White House counsel Don McGahn. Though Trump has lambasted Comey as a "leaker", he also claimed "total and complete vindication" following the ex-FBI chief's testimony, focusing on Comey's confirmation that Trump was not personally being probed. Read More »

Baseball Field Shooting Brings Out Some of Congress's Hidden Badasses

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The exact number of people shot is unclear, but they were transported to hospitals, police said. "At the same time I hear Steve Scalise over near second base scream", Brooks added. Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Democratic Whip - who said he grew up not far from where the alleged shooter reportedly was from - acknowledged the high number of shootings in the USA, but said members of Congress know they "at an impasse" when it comes to the ... Read More »

Defiant May vows to lead Britain to Brexit

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The DUP itself said only that it would enter talks and it was not immediately clear what its demands might be. Most of May's cabinet members have kept quiet on the issue of her future, adding to speculation that her days as prime minister are numbered. Read More »

Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction

Mueller was seeking to question Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , head of the National Security Agency Michael Rogers and former NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett , the report said . The White House has denied it put pressure on Mr Comey. Nevertheless, the Post story is a blockbuster, if only because it should silence the Trump camp's long-held insistence that the president has never been personally under investigation for wrongdoing. Read More »

Man shot near kids' soccer training in Sydney

Police believe the attack was targeted. Police arrived to find the shooting victim alone at the southern end of the park. The man was found yesterday evening in a park at Lowana Street, Villawood and he was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital in a stable condition. Read More »

Fed Forecasts at Odds With Trump Administration's Growth Target

The economy is doing OK, and perhaps that's the best argument in favor of the Fed's strategy: they've been slowly raising interest rates and the economy hasn't fallen off a cliff. Your barista may be a little slow, because he was hired the day before, but the cashier might be friendlier; she's in a good mood from the raise she just got. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House

But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel . Trump disputed, though, Comey's assertion he had asked for a pledge of loyalty. BRENNAN: On CBS This Morning former House Speaker Newt Gingrich , who had initially said he was a fan of Mueller , accused him of picking politically biased investigators. Read More »

Four dead in shooting in closed supermarket

Stair then re-entered the store at 12:41 a.m. and locked the final door behind him. Officers found two men and two women dead inside the store. "This is another senseless act that didn't have to happen", Nederostek said . 'Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, ' said his mother, Lori Ann Stair. In a video message to his parents, he said he thought about death for years and never imagined he would live past his 20s. Read More »

Fire exits gone in renovations done a year ago — TOWER TRAP

About 100 people - residents, anxious family members and onlookers - stood outside the nearby Rugby Portobello community center. He said he also saw children, about 5-years-old, banging on a closed window. One resident said the fire alarm did not go off. "I wrapped the little one up because of the smoke and I just got them out", he said. "And just outpouring of the most extraordinary love and generosity, and people just getting stuck in - putting their own interests aside". Read More »

Analysts Set Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW) PT at $69.60

It closed at $22.77 lastly. It is down 20.39% since June 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.69% the S&P500. The stock of Arrow Electronics , Inc. Northern Tru stated it has 0.02% in Arrow Electronics , Inc. The stock of Arrow Electronics , Inc. Since March 3, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 2 sales for $120,932 activity. Read More »

World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister

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The son of an Indian immigrant has made Irish history by becoming the country's youngest and first openly gay prime minister. "The government I lead will not be of the left or the right". In a coming-out speech he gave in a radio interview , he had said, "It's not something that defines me". Following the vote, Varadkar addressed parliament and promised to not let party lines divide the nation or prevent a successful presidency. Read More »

Steve Scalise facing more surgeries, hospital update says

He paid tribute to Capitol Police for their response to the shooting, and said his "hopes and prayers" are with Mr Scalise and others who were wounded. Central University. "It's really raw at this moment", Slater said. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the annual congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Read More »

Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller . The president has accused Comey of lying about those encounters. Mueller has been tasked with leading the executive branch's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential collusion between Russia and Trump associates. Read More »

Martial law an extra measure to stop terror-SolGen

WE are in solidarity with the people of Marawi and of Mindanao as they face the impending horrors of continued martial law in the region and the subsequent militarization that to this day has resulted in the displacement of 71,000 individuals and the death of many because of aerial bombings by the Armed Forces of the Philippines amid on-going evacuation efforts in the city. Read More »

Brexit talks to start next week

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David Davis has signalled that discussions on the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) may not start on June 19 as anticipated. Speaking in Paris, the Prime Minister insisted that the timetable for Brexit talks remained "on course" and said negotiations would begin next week. Read More »

White House says Trump won't fire Mueller

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He then called on his cabinet colleagues to have their say in the presence of reporters, forgoing the usual routine of the press being escorted out after preliminary on camera remarks. Trump hailed his plan for the "single biggest tax cut in American history", even though he has not presented one to Congress, and claimed "no one would have believed" his election could have created so many new jobs over the past seven months (1.1 million), even though more jobs (1.3 million) were created in ... Read More »

Democrats Practicing Near Alexandria Shooting Paused To Pray For Republican Colleagues

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They quickly took cover. They've pushed for universal background checks for anyone who wants to buy a gun. "It was scary", said Rep. Barton. All votes in the House of Representatives were cancelled for Wednesday. Brad Wenstrup , who is a physician, went to where Scalise was lying to apply pressure to the wound. When attacks like the Congressional baseball shooting happen, many people call for more restrictions. Read More »