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Tributes flow for London fire dead

As residents flooded the streets outside the building, many spoke of members of their family or close neighbours being unaccounted for, as they were forced to watch on as their home and all their belongings went up in flames. "Any lessons learnt from this will be borne out not just across London, across the United Kingdom - and lessons learnt globally". Dany Cotton told Sky News that authorities don't expect to find anyone else alive after the blaze and that it's too early to speculate on ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower Fire: Theresa May Promises 'Proper Investigation'

More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to control the blaze, London's deadliest in a generation. It is not known yet how many people died in the blaze, as many people's whereabouts remain unaccounted for, but it is believed that up to 600 people lived there inside 120 flats. Read More »

Republican Congressman, officers wounded in Washington shooting


Hodgkinson died of his injuries, President Donald Trump said in his address to the country . The lawmakers were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity , scheduled for Thursday night. The gunman shot Scalise, R-La., in the hip area, Brooks said . Brown said officers at the scene returned gunfire with the suspect, who was eventually taken into custody and is no longer a threat. Read More »

President Trump makes surprise visit to Scalise in hospital

A spokesman with the FBI said it is too early in the investigation to say if this was an act of terrorism or whether members of Congress were being directly targeted in the shooting . 3 job of House whip several years ago. A photo circulated of the Democratic baseball team members, gathered on their own practice field just after hearing news of the shooting, praying together for the Republicans. Read More »

'Sickened by despicable act': Sanders condemns supporter's shooting of GOP congressman


Two now-inaccessible Facebook accounts under the name of James Hodgkinson , and purporting to be located in Belleville, Ill., were full of posts supporting Sanders and opposing Trump. "(But) I think Republicans and Democrats need to use this day to stand together and say stop", said Davis. There was notable online harassment from so-called " Bernie Bros ", and Trump himself got Secret Service attention when he said this at a rally about Hillary Clinton: "If she gets to pick her judges, ... Read More »

May Bids for Government Deal After Damping Tory Rebellion

Asked about Mr Verhofstadt's comments, European Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein played down suggestions of a change in the UK's status, telling reporters: "The UK is a member of the European Union and will remain so until it leaves, so that is where we are". Read More »

Mueller probe expands to include whether Trump obstructed justice

They include Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers , director of the National Security Agency , and his former deputy director, Richard Ledget, the Post reported . The President has stressed he was not under investigation, and has taken to Twitter to dismiss the entire investigation as a hoax. Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway knocked members of special counsel Robert Mueller's legal team for not "wanting Trump " to be president in a tweet Tuesday. Read More »

US arrests nearly 200 Iraqis in deportation sweep

Chaldean-American Lavrena Kenawa (center, standing) cries during a rally outside the Mother of God Catholic Chaldean church in Southfield, Michigan, U.S., on June 12, 2017. since they were children and, aside from persecution, would not be able to speak their native language in Iraq. 'They came here as children. Iraq was initially one of the seven Muslim majority countries where citizens were barred from entering the U.S. Read More »

North Korea confirms successful missile test - state media

North Korea missile launches showed that THAAD was "important to, not only to protect USA forces, to protect our alliance and to. help to further strengthen the region ", Nauert said . The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. Two launchers for the Thaad battery were deployed in April in Seongju county, more than 200 kilometres southeast of Seoul , with four more needed to make the ... Read More »

Queen offers prayers for families and tribute to rescuers at Grenfell Tower

However, the fire spread quickly after that and soon the entire building was on fire. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. Fellow singer Rita Ora also expressed her upset at the tragic disaster via social media, alongside an image of the burning tower with details on how to help the victims: "This is my neighbourhood I can't believe this is happening". Read More »

Neighbors, friends react to suspect in Virginia congressman shoo


Hodgkinson, 66, wounded House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip . It is being speculated that Wednesday's attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia was connected to left-wing rhetoric against U.S. Read More »

Gunfire turns USA lawmakers' baseball practice into 'killing field'

James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was the alleged shooter, and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. At least five people including Scalise were hospitalized following the attack. The FBI has taken over the investigation, local police say, because the attack involved violence against a federal officer. Senator Rand Paul , also at the practice, said he believed the rapid intervention narrowly prevented a bloodbath. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein Says There's No Reason to Fire Mueller

Sessions' testimony came in the wake of fired FBI Director Comey's assertion that he believed he was sacked by Trump as part of an effort to influence the agencies' investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential polls. "I will defend the integrity of that investigation". Mueller, himself a widely respected former head of the FBI , has now taken up the angle of possible efforts by Trump to obstruct justice in the investigation, the Post said . Read More »

Muslims observing Ramadan saved residents in London high-rise fire


Terrified residents of the Grenfell Tower said there was little warning of the inferno that engulfed their high-rise apartment building and left 12 people dead - a toll that officials said would nearly certainly rise. "To any of the 100's of FAMILIES effected (sic) by this awful fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered", he wrote on Instagram. Read More »

Health Department Chief Charged With Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis


Dr. Eden Wells , the chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services , has also been charged with obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer. People can get sick if they inhale mist or vapor, typically from cooling systems. The Flint water crisis is believed to have caused a deadly Legionnaires disease outbreak that killed at least 12 people. Read More »

Deliberations continue in trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

Castile's July 2016 killing received worldwide attention when his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the auto with her 4-year-old daughter, live-streamed the immediate aftermath on Facebook. Paulsen also showed jurors an autopsy photo of Castile's right trigger finger. Paulsen rebutted the defense's argument that Castile ignored Yanez's commands not to reach for his gun. Read More »

Shooting at UPS facility leaves four dead, including gunman


Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin say they found two victims outside and others inside, calling it a "frightful scene". When officers confronted the attacker, Chaplin said, he shot himself in the head. The UPS shooting erupted hours after an unrelated mass shooting at a baseball practice session in the Virginia suburbs of the nation's capital left a congressman and several others wounded before the assailant was killed by police. Read More »

Local congress members respond to Virginia shooting

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting that wounded Scalise and four others, including the gunman who later died, the congressman's office said he was stable, in "good spirits" and spoke to his wife by phone before he was wheeled into surgery. Read More »

How Trump Brought This Obstruction Of Justice Investigation Upon Himself


An unnamed official told the Post that the interviews suggest Mueller considers the attempted obstruction of justice question as more than just a "he said, he said" situation between Trump and Comey. "I think, frankly, our story shows that the president is by no means out of the woods as far as the investigation goes", the Post's Barrett told NPR . Read More »

President Trump Being Investigated For Obstruction

Mueller , himself a widely respected former head of the FBI , has now taken up the angle of possible efforts by Trump to obstruct justice in the investigation, the Post said . It had initially focused on Russia's election meddling and whether any of Trump's associates colluded with the effort. The report comes a day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a close aide of Trump, vehemently denied any role in Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 United States polls and dismissed ... Read More »

Donald Trump's legal team delays filing leak complaint against James Comey


Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions , particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States. He embraced the original administration rationale for firing James Comey: that he was a bad manager who mishandled the 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Chuck Schumer invites President Trump to testify before the Senate


The early morning tweet was Trump's first response to Comey's testimony Thursday before a Senate committee in which he accused the president of lies and defamation. The committee also has sent a letter to Comey, asking for any notes or memoranda in his possession that would describe discussions he had with Trump. Read More »

Congressman shot, others injured at baseball practice

Witnesses say it soon became a gun battle between the shooter and police. U.S. Capitol Police officers are being widely praised for helping to stop the attack. The gunman opened fire, injuring five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) told CNN that he heard gunshots and heard Rep. Read More »

Trump should demand an expedited judgment from Bob Mueller


The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. Comey told senators he thought publicizing the contents of those memos would prompt the appointment of a special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »