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Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May orders full public inquiry

Paul Munakr, who lived on the seventh floor of the tower, told the BBC on Wednesday that he first realized there was a fire in the building when he heard people on the street below calling out, "Don't jump, don't jump". One local told BuzzFeed that his presence was welcome. Some residents said they were not woken by smoke alarms, that there were no sprinklers and that recently installed cladding had seemed particularly flammable. Read More »

What channel is the 2017 Congressional baseball game on? (TV, stream info)

However, Collins said while it is "extraordinarily safe" within the walls of the Capital compound, it's more unsafe when they are out and about in their own districts. Rep. Steve King of Iowa said over Twitter , "The center of America is disappearing, and the violence is incited by the leading cultural voices of the Left". Read More »

Father assails DPRK over treatment of United States student

Friends and relatives gather to listen as Fred Warmbier , father of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, as he speaks during a news conference, Thursday. She won't say what Yun gleaned about their medical condition. She says Yun traveled with the doctors to North Korea on a private aircraft after being instructed by President Donald Trump to travel there to negotiate Warmbier's release. Read More »

Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

President Donald Trump complained on social media about the wide-ranging investigation of Russian interference in the US election as Robert Mueller appeared to widen his probe to include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. Mr Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on 8 June he believed Mr Trump had directed him in February to drop an FBI probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn that was part of the broader Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Facebook pulls pages of suspected baseball gunman

Hodgkinson had been known by his friends to be a staunch Senator Bernie Sanders supporter, and very anti-Trump. Hodgkinson, who volunteered for Sen. He told reporters he never imagined that he would "have to dodge bullets" at a baseball practice. " Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip". Read More »

Theresa May orders public inquiry into Grenfell Tower blaze 'tragedy'

Flowers are left near the high-rise apartment building where a massive fire raged overnight, in London , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 . The deadly blaze - the worst in London in a generation - devastated the 24-storey block of flats and firefighters continued their grim search on Thursday for more bodies. Read More »

Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russia probe

Mueller has the authority to investigate whether Trump tried to obstruct justice which is a potentially impeachable offense. Trump said he fired Comey for poor performance, though he ealso reportedly told a group of Russian officials that the Comey dismissal would help get the Russia probe behind him. Read More »

Britain's May confident on power-saving deal, to open parliament next week

Concern over immigration from other European Union member states was a major reason behind the vote to leave, and May has said she will respect those fears by halting freedom of movement. A Conservative source said there was so far no deal to announce and that a decision on the timing of any announcement would only be made once an agreement was finalised. Read More »

They're Going After Me for Obstruction of Justice on 'Phony Story'


He also said Trump had privately urged him to pull back on the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn - a claim that the president has denied . A friend of the president suggested a day earlier that Trump was considering such an ouster. Unnamed officials quoted in the story said Coats, Rogers and Ledgett volunteered to be interviewed though it's unclear whether they will be directed by the White House to invoke executive privilege. Read More »

US, Central American officials meet as Trump signals shift


Cabinet members from President Donald Trump's administration, senior officials from Mexico , presidents from El Salvador , Guatemala and Honduras , along with senior delegates from Latin America gathered in Miami for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America . Read More »

Senate intel panel to steer clear of Trump obstruction question


Comey told Congress last week that before being sacked, Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, who was forced to quit for lying about his links to Moscow. Grassley's office said the letter is in response to a recent letter from Feinstein requesting that the committee seek details from senior Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership about Comey's interactions with President Donald Trump before he was sacked. Read More »

Scalise is 'in some trouble' as condition remains critical


The hospital where Scalise is recovering after being shot says the congressman remains in critical condition and will require several more operations. "I am grateful for the men and women of the Capitol Police who selflessly put their lives on the line every day to protect members of Congress and their staff", Rep. Read More »

DUP deputy leader says no deadline for talks with Conservatives


Conservative former Prime Minister Sir John, who was crucial in bringing peace to Northern Ireland , raised concerns about the impact of a Tory deal with the DUP . Same-sex marriage campaigners in Northern Ireland have urged thousands of people to take to the streets in protest against the DUP . Nevertheless, it illustrated the challenge May will face in the remaining days before the European Union divorce talks begin: finding a position that satisfies both pro-European and ... Read More »

At Least 7 Killed, 59 Injured In Explosion Near School In China

One video showed an injured woman with scorched clothing staggering unsteadily, while others sat on a floor holding crying children in their arms. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Two died at the scene while five more were pronounced dead at a local hospital, state media channel CGTV reported . Kindergartens in China have previously been targeted by people bearing grudges against their neighbors and society. Read More »

Suspicious package sent to congressional candidate's home


Authorities were called to the street where Karen Handel lives in Roswell for the report of a suspicious package Thursday afternoon. It was not immediately clear what was in the letters or what the substance may have been. Ossoff's campaign told a local news outlet that they've been threatened a couple of times with violence too during the campaign and hired a security detail just today. Read More »

Death toll in London fire expected to rise


He said that number was expected to rise and firefighters have said they did not expect to find any more survivors after rescuing 65 from the inferno. Because one of his family members phoned him on his mobile and he was screaming. "We saw them dying", said Adi Estu, 32, who was evacuated from her home nearby. Read More »

Modi congratulates Ireland PM Leo Varadkar

He added Varadkar would meet "head on" the challenge of Brexit , an issue of particular concern to Ireland as it shares the only European Union land border with Britain. "I have never found him wanting when it came to dealing with issues head-on", said McHugh. I am glad that we can count on Leo Varadkar to ensure the stability of the island and avoid any disruption to the lives of Irish citizens. Read More »

Al Franken: I Don't Think Trump Ordered Comey to Quash Russia Probe

Trump , the official said , will start his infrastructure push on Monday with a Rose Garden speech that will propose separating all air traffic control operations from the Federal Aviation Administration. It turned out that the numbers were far smaller, that they were forwarded through backup technology, and that only two emails were classified. It's also part of the story he's planning to tell lawmakers next week when - barring a last-minute schedule change - he testifies publicly for the ... Read More »

Two Georgia inmates remain on run after two prison guards killed

The photo of 24-year-old Ricky Dubose released by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office shows tattoos above his eyebrows and across his neck. Rowe had been in prison since June 2002, and Dubose had been in prison since July 2015. Authorities are now confident that the escapees are still together and traveling in the stolen pickup truck. The 2008 white Ford F-250 pickup, with Georgia license plate BCX5372, was stolen between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning from a rural business. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise


There were as many as 22 members of Congress at the field for the practice, with the annual Congressional Baseball Game set to be played at Nationals Park at 7 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., on Thursday urged prayers for Scalise and the other victims injured in the shooting. "I'm prayerful that he will pull through", Richmond replied, when asked if he was confident Scalise would survive. Read More »

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'


Trump said whatever Republican health reform passes, it will be a "phenomenal bill" that's "generous, kind, with heart". Trump stepped up pressure for the repeal with a tweet yesterday morning declaring that the Affordable Care Act , nicknamed Obamacare , "is in a death spiral". Read More »