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Justice Department No. 2 assures Congress of special counsel independence

Since then, lawmakers have raised questions about a possible third meeting at a Washington hotel, though the Justice Department has said that did not happen. White House frustrations with the Justice Department spilled into public view last week, when Trump on Twitter criticized the legal strategy in defending his proposed travel ban. Read More »

Macron set for landslide win in French elections

Seat projections showed Macron's camp going on to win between 390 and 445 seats in the 577-member National Assembly after next Sunday's second round - continuing his centrist revolution which has left France's traditional parties in tatters. Read More »

Special counsel Mueller determining whether POTUS obstructed justice

National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers was on the Hill Monday for a similar closed-door briefing with Senate Russia investigators on whether he was pressured by Trump . Officials told the Post that Mueller is interested in conversations that took place on March 22, when Coats was less than a week on the job. The president said he was assured on three occasions by Comey that he was not personally under investigation when Comey's dismissal was announced last month. Read More »

10 dead, 30 injured in a bus accident in Kangra


The bus was going to Jawalaji shrine in Kangra district of Himachal. The bus was full of pilgrims from Punjab. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has expressed his condolences and assured all possible help for the victims. In May a year ago, a bus accident had occurred near this site in which seven people, all from Amritsar, lost their lives. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. Read More »

Rita Ora helps sort donations for London fire victims

The precise cause and factors behind the London fire are being investigated. By Thursday morning there was no sign of life in or around the blackened hulk. "He was just as surprised at how quickly the fire spread as anybody else". Attempts to locate and identify all the victims inside Grenfell Tower could take "weeks", according to London Fire Brigade (LFB). Read More »

What we know about suspected gunman in congressman shooting


He says the shooter apparently volunteered on his Democratic primary campaign previous year, AP says. Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation are refusing to offer a motive for the shooting, but the shooter's social media profile suggests he may have harbored extreme antipathy to the Trump administration and Republicans. Read More »

Congressman Scalise Remains In Critical Condition After Alexandria Shooting


Roger Williams of Texas. The shooter - identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois - died at the hospital after being shot by police. He called Scalise a friend, patriot and fighter, and called for unity of the country. "I don't know how you can accomplish this job without the personal interaction", Newhouse said in a phone interview from his Washington , D.C., office. Read More »

Maryland troopers collide while looking for wrong-way driver


Troopers Warren Thompson and Kamil Kozoil were hurt in the crash. Police say the driver has been charged with driving while under the influence. The preliminary investigation indicates that as they were responding, Trooper Thompson struck the rear of Trooper Kozoil's patrol auto in the area of southbound Rt. Read More »

Where's Duterte? Just exhausted, resting: Palace

Tillerson said the United States is "proud" of its longstanding relationship with the Philippines, especially at a time the country is facing the threat of terrorism and extremism. He also denied social media reports that Duterte is now in Davao. "I'm sure there's going to be some chance of him being there", he added. "Nothing to worry about", Cayetano said. Read More »

Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller


Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the USA election and Trump campaign associates' possible ties to Russia. Read More »

What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice

Tyson Foods spokesman Derek Burleson said Wednesday afternoon that Mr. Mika, Tyson's director of governmental relations, was in a local hospital in critical condition following surgery. Zack Barth, who worked in the Williams' office, started his job in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016. During their 20-minute visit to the hospital, Trump sat next to Scalise's bed and spoke with the congressman's family, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer. Read More »

Trump calls for unity after shooting of top congressman


Just after 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, Alexandria Police officers responded to a report of shots fired, arriving at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park near 400 East Monroe Alexandria, Va., according to a joint statement released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Alexandria Police Department. Read More »

Region's lawmakers react to shooting at congressional baseball practice in Va.

Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination. In the aftermath of a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, a Pennsylvania congressman is speaking out about how close he was to being on the field. Read More »

People keep interrupting Sen. Kamala Harris

In addition to being called hysterical, Harris has been interrupted several times by Republican congressmen during public hearings over the past week. At that moment, Sen . John McCain (R-CA) chastising her for not letting Sessions speak. "The witness should be allowed to answer the question", Mr McCain said. Read More »

Adele visits Grenfell Tower to comfort people affected by deadly fire


Grenfell Tower is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation on behalf of the local council. On its website, Rydon Construction said: "Externally, rain screen cladding, curtain wall facade and replacement windows were fitted, improving thermal insulation and modernising the exterior of the building". Read More »

Trump 'under investigation for potential obstruction of justice'

Since then Mueller , who served as FBI director before Comey, has taken over the investigation. Reports are circulating that Trump's inner circle is unanimous in trying to persuade the president not to fire Mueller . presidential election. The White House had no response to the news, as it has been referring all questions about the Russian Federation investigation to Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz. Read More »

Trump investigated for possible obstruction of justice

Comey said he believed Mueller would look into Trump for obstruction of justice. Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trumps orbit , people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying. Comey testified last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he gave a detailed account of his conversations with the president, whom he said asked him for his "loyalty" and insinuated that his job as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief ... Read More »

London tower fire: Muslims awake for Ramzan helped save lives

A local resident who called herself Saha told local radio that she woke up at around 1:30 a.m. local time (0030 GMT), because of the sounds of sirens and people shouting for help. 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. Stuart Cundy, commander of the Metropolitan Police, expects the death toll to rise, but he has thus far declined to comment on any details of the missing people due to the ... Read More »

President visits hospital treating wounded congressman

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. Republican Rep. Martha McSally said Republican and Democratic House members joined hands and prayed after learning of the shooting. "The president entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family members and sat by his bedside with Mrs. Trump", Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, describing the scene in the intensive care unit as emotional. Read More »