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Blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

AirSign, an aerial advertising firm, was the company operating the blimp. A woman who witnessed the crash of a small blimp near the Wisconsin golf course where the U.S. The blimp apparently crashed close to two highways near the Erin Hills golf course. The first responders transported the injured pilot to a waiting medical helicopter that had landed in the field. Read More »

London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17

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Corbyn said Thursday that "the truth has got to come out and will come out" as he visited volunteers helping after the Grenfell Tower fire in which at least 17 people died and hundreds were left homeless. " When I went to the scene and spoke to the emergency services, they told me that the way this fire had spread and took hold of the building was rapid, it was ferocious, it was unexpected ". Read More »

Judge reaches verdict in Michelle Carter trial

A juvenile court judge now finds himself at the center of a legal quagmire: Should he set a legal precedent in MA by convicting Carter of manslaughter for encouraging Roy to take his own life through dozens of text messages? Roy, 18, had a history of depression and had attempted suicide in 2012, taking an overdose of Tylenol. Read More »

US consumer prices slipped 0.1 pct in May

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The year-on-year gain in the CPI in May was still larger than the 1.6 percent average annual increase over the past 10 years. As inflationary pressure rose from 2.7% to 2.9% on the year it exceeded the Bank of England's (BoE ) latest forecast , raising concerns over the deepening squeeze on consumers. Read More »

Tory-DUP deal announcement 'delayed' due to London blaze

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Mrs May is coming under intense pressure to change her approach to leaving the European Union, with predecessor David Cameron among those suggesting a softer stance with a greater effort to seek a consensus. Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". Read More »

Congressional shooting won't stop annual baseball game

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The House eventually achieved a quorum, but adjourned without making progress on the bill because Members remained preoccupied with their unfinished work on the baseball diamond. Thursday night will be the 80th meeting. It's now tied: "39 wins for each side, plus two ties". But the 2017 matchup will take on an added significance after the shooting at the Virginia practice field that left the alleged assailant dead and five injured, including Rep. Read More »

Rania Ibrham, mother trapped in Grenfell Tower, sends harrowing final message

In the video, a female voice, believed to be a friend in the apartment with her, tells Ms Ibrham: "You are not going to be able to breathe". She told MailOnline: 'Rania lived with her husband and children on the 24th floor. Her best friend, Yaz , showed a Snapchat video to United Kingdom breakfast program Good Morning Britain , which Ms Ibrham posted at 2.54am. The footage then shows Ms Ibrham head outside to her flat's balcony, before she said: "The police are telling us to get out". Read More »

Korea Promises $8 Mln Donation for AIIB Special Fund

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Officially launched in January 2016, the Beijing-based AIIB is a multilateral development bank initiated by China and supported by a wide range of countries and regions, which will provide financing for the infrastructure improvement in Asia. Read More »

USA congressman undergoes another operation after shooting

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From the Diplomatic Room of the White House, the United States president turned statesman as he praised first responders and led prayers for wounded Congressman Steve Scalise . In the hours after the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, a picture began to emerge of an attacker with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party. Read More »

Lawmakers to still play baseball after shooting

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Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Doughtery threatened to call the police before Hodgkinson stormed downstairs to a former bank on the first-floor "demanding to know about the status of the check", said Beach. Read More »

Trump ignores secy's call for calm, 'scolds' Qatar

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Saudi Arabia said its action followed the conclusions of last month's Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, where Trump delivered a speech about Islamist extremism. But it has fallen out with its Arab neighbours, who accuse it of sponsoring extremist groups, some of them allegedly linked to arch Saudi foe Iran, fomenting trouble across the region. Read More »

US Generates 10% of All Energy from Wind/Solar for the First Time

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BNEF projects that the cost of solar and onshore wind will fall 66% and 47%, respectively, by 2040. The move toward renewables signals that gas "is not a gravy train" that'll continue to dominate the US power market, Seb Henbest , a London-based analyst for BNEF, said in a telephone interview. Read More »

Trump reacts to Comey testimony (on Twitter, of course)

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James B. Comey of lying under oath to Congress in testimony that the president dismissed as a politically motivated proceeding. "No, I didn't say that and I didn't say the other ", he said. "Don't worry", Trump said . " He's a leaker ", he said of Comey. TRUMP: 100 percent. Read More »

Theresa May to meet Sinn Féin in Downing Street over DUP deal

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Ms May no doubt feels that she has no choice if her government is to carry on. Yet three days on the prime minister is still struggling to scramble a coalition deal together. Labour is not wedded to customs union membership, but open to it, and the issue creates less of a political dilemma than single market membership, which would likely mean continued freedom of movement, which the official said will "end" - as per the party's manifesto. Read More »

Republican lawmaker hurt in shooting

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to their vehicle after visiting MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , where House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of La. He talked about seeing the shooter and protecting his son who was there during the practice. " Republican ", Duncan said before departing on Wednesday. Read More »

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, undergoes third surgery

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He needed several blood transfusions, remains in critical condition and will require more operations, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said late Wednesday. Since the election in November, lawmakers and others have claimed that Trump's rise and rhetoric has "emboldened" people on the right to attack those on the left and commit hate crimes. Read More »

May orders probe into London tower fire; toll rises to 17

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have already been raised online for the victims, while local community centres were inundated by donations of clothes and food. Mr Corbyn said Kensington is a "tale of two cities", adding: "The south part of Kensington is incredibly wealthy, it's the wealthiest part of the country". Read More »

As rescue effort continues, death toll rises from London high-rise fire

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a "proper investigation" after the building went up in flames early on Wednesday morning amid growing concerns about how the fire could have spread so rapidly. More than 1 million pounds ($1.27 million) has been raised to help victims of the fire. "Tragically, now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive", she told Sky News . Read More »

USA student freed by N. Korea has 'severe neurological injury'

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Doctors caring for Otto Warmbier , the United States student detained by North Korea and medically evacuated to his family in Cincinnati on Tuesday, have said that his condition has caused serious damage to his nervous system and that North Korea's explanation for his condition doesn't hold up. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller , nor was there cause. However, Sessions incorrectly told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had no further ethical obligation. Read More »

London fire: Theresa May orders public inquiry into blaze

The tragedy also led Prime Minister Theresa May to promise a full investigation. People have been desperately seeking news of missing family and friends. "We need to know what happened, we need to have an explanation of this", she said. Rkia Hamdan said his daughter Farah Hamdan, her husband Omar Belkadi and their six-month-old daughter were still unaccounted for. Read More »

Anti-Trump gunman attacks U.S. lawmakers, dies in shootout

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The assailant, who had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP, fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. So we're just continuing to try and monitor and stay updated with the progress. In all, Barton and Williams were among 25 congressmen and 15 staff members at the ball field in the affluent Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria when the mass shooting started. Read More »