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Congress heads back to work after shooting, seeks normalcy

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He shot the third-highest-ranking House Republican , whip Steve Scalise, and injured four others at the field just outside of Washington about 7am on Wednesday (9pm AEST). Watson didn't know if that rifle was the same one used in today's attack, and he said there was no sign Hodgkinson was planning an attack. He was living out of the gym bag. Read More »

'Get Down!' Terrifying Video Shows Gun Battle at GOP Baseball Practice

Through their heroic actions, they prevented a massacre, saving the lives of dozens of elected Members of Congress and congressional staff", Papathanasiou said. The president was accompanied by White House doctor Ronny Jackson. "There are no D's and R's behind our names today", Rep. Joe Crowley, a Democrat from NY, said. Read More »

No sign of DUP limbo ending as Arlene Foster departs

After House Speaker John Bercow was re-elected without challenge, a chastened May quipped: "At least someone got a landslide". May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in last Thursday's snap general election, unleashing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union, which are set to start next Monday. Read More »

Chinese nationals' killing not linked to China Pakistan Economic Corridor, says Pakistan

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Pakistani officials identified the victims as Lee Zing Yang, 24, and Meng Li Si, 26. The Chinese pair went to Quetta on the pretext of learning Urdu, but they were said to be preaching Christianity instead of studying the language. "South Korean missionaries have been conducting underground missionary activities in China since at least a decade ago". Reports from Pakistan said the two were killed by Islamic State group after being abducted by gunmen dressed as policemen in Quetta in restive ... Read More »

Newt Gingrich calls special counsel team 'bad people'

Conservative Analyst Ann Coulter said that Attorney General Sessions "never should've recused himself " from the Russian Federation investigation. An order from the president would not necessarily qualify, he said. In March he acknowledged he met twice previous year with Russia's ambassador to Washington , Sergei Kislyak. Following Comey's blockbuster appearance before Congress , an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows 68 percent of Americans are at least ... Read More »

Congressman Hit In Shooting At Baseball Field In Virginia

Here's a list of five victims who were injured in the attack, and what we know about their conditions so far. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is among the wounded and now in surgery. So, he's doing great. One side of me is very grateful that I avoided the shooting and that I was not present. 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. Read More »

Manchester bomber's brother Ismail Abedi released by police

A man arrested on the south coast in connection with the Manchester Arena suicide bombing has been released without charge. Police investigating last week's bombing in Manchester, England, said they have found a auto that might be "significant" in the case, the BBC reported Friday. Read More »

Firefighters yet to fully search burnt London tower block: fire brigade chief

Others were seen and heard trapped in their apartments, screaming for help. "I spoke to a lady that lives on the 21st storey". She visited Grenfell Tower following the blaze that left 12 residents dead. In the coming months we expect there will be much reflection on the cause and response to the fire in London . Police Commander Stuart Cundy said a "recovery operation" could take some time and there could be people in the building who are unaccounted for. Read More »

Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire counsel

The newspaper, which previously reported Trump separately asked Coats and Rogers to intervene with Comey and the Flynn probe, said the pair and Rogers's former deputy Richard Ledgett had agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's team. The President has been under investigation by the Feds since shortly after he fired FBI Director James Comey last month , the paper reported, citing numerous unnamed sources. Read More »

Newhouse weighs in on security issues after Alexandria shooting

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We are united in our anguish. But we thank U.S. Capitol Police and first responders for their swift and fearless actions. "The security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter". But federal police officials continue to investigate the incident, which shook Washington and stirred calls for unity from Capitol Hill . To those in the line of fire, it seemed an eternity before city police arrived, but in reality it took just three minutes. Read More »

USA counsel for Russian Federation inquiry to be fired only if 'appropriate'

Robert Mueller, who is carrying out a probe into potential Russian interference in the U.S. election, is to interview senior intelligence bosses, according to the Washington Post . Later, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) asked Rosenstein point blank: "If President Trump ordered you to fire the special counsel, what would you do?" Collins' question was prompted by recent media reports that Mueller's role leading the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation could be in jeopardy. Read More »

At least 12 dead, dozens injured in London fire

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The Grenfell Tower apartment block was home to about 600 people. Confirming the deaths, Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "I can confirm twelve fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days". Read More »

UK to step up support for start-ups, infrastructure ahead of EU exit

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The spokesman said the speech would cover the issues that Hammond had meant to talk about at the annual Mansion House dinner but which he will no longer deliver because of the fire on Wednesday which killed at least 17 people. The so-called United Kingdom guarantee scheme will offer new types of financial support, including "construction guarantees", to help complex projects to reduce the risk they face and help them to access private finance . Read More »

May seen fighting for survival after votes wipe out majority

Her calculations backfired. After the deeply disappointing result for the Tories, announced on Friday, and a surge in seats for the Opposition Labour Party, Ms May - whose authority appears greatly diminished - now says it is "incumbent" on her party to give the country " stability ". Read More »

UK PM to probe London fire cause, 12 dead

Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi, both 27, lived on the 23rd floor of Grenfell Tower . CHELLAT: And I said, what's going on? "Someone is jumping!'" he recounted near the building Wednesday, with the smell of smoke lingering in the air. Read More »

Deadly fire engulfs London tower block

On Wednesday evening, dozens of people gathered for a vigil in the shadow of the tower as the sun began to set. In October past year Mr Barwell, who this week was appointed as Theresa May's new chief of staff, announced a review into Part B of the Building Regulations 2010 that cover fire safety in tall and wooden buildings. Read More »

Baby caught after being 'dropped to safety' in London fire

A search and rescue operation is now underway, with crews going floor-by-floor searching for survivors as parts of the building continue to burn. Another resident told The Huffington Post UK that young Muslims made the difference for a number of sleeping families, with the blaze breaking out at the west London tower block just after 1.15am. Read More »

Betts blasts Red Sox past Phillies

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Betts was right in the thick of a two-run first inning and a three-run second inning as the Sox piled it on former Tampa Bay Rays righty Jeremy Hellickson. The visiting Red Sox look to continue their good fortune against the free-falling Phillies on Wednesday when the four-game, home-and-home interleague series shifts to Citizens Bank Park. Read More »

Parents of US student to detail his time in North Korean prison

Warmbier left North Korea just a few hours after Dennis Rodman, the eccentric former basketball star, arrived, but the State Department says the events were not related and Rodman had denied on the way in that he was on a mission to free the four Americans being detained by Pyongyang. Read More »

Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

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It comes as political intrigue pulses through the USA capital following explosive testimony by Comey before the same panel last week, and as Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions, one of his earliest high-profile campaign backers. The day after he fired Comey, the president bragged about it, telling two Russian visitors to the Oval Office, "I faced great pressure because of Russia". Read More »