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


More than 20,000 tickets had been sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1m, roughly double what it did a year ago, for charities, its organisers said. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., assured lawmakers assembled at a members' briefing that the game will be played as scheduled, prompting a standing ovation. Read More »

Scalise Remains in Critical Condition, More Surgeries Planned


The annual charity game between Republicans and Democrats was played before a record crowd of 24,959 one day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was critically wounded and three others were injured by a gunman James Hodgkinson. Hodgkinson was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with police during the rampage. Having a second surgery, with more surgeries planned for the immediate future, is not uncommon with these types of injuries. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: Police say 58 people are missing and presumed dead

Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this. Members of the emergency services work on the middle floors of the charred remnains of the Grenfell Tower block in Kensington , west London , on June 17, 2017 , follwing the June 14 fire at the residential building. Read More »

Mueller Hires 13 Attorneys to Join Russia Probe


News has reported that federal investigators are examining whether the president attempted to obstruct justice . Feinstein took notice of this, and the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman expressed concern about what this announcement would mean for Robert Mueller , Rod Rosenstein , and the probes about obstruction of justice and Russia's actions during the 2016 election . Read More »

Dem lawmaker warns Trump against firing Mueller


California Rep. Adam Schiff says it's clear that Trump "believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason". The president tweeted a complaint against Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a letter justifying Trump's decision to fire FBI director James Comey - which has now triggered an obstruction of justice investigation. Read More »

Lena Dunham speaks out on Bill Cosby's mistrial

In more than a dozen notes to the judge, the jurors asked to revisit huge chunks of trial testimony, including Constand's account from the witness stand, her statements to police from 2005 and Cosby's sworn depositions taken in 2005 and 2006, when Constand filed a civil lawsuit against him.Cosby chose not to testify at the trial . Read More »

Creative Industries Federation asks Government to rethink Brexit following election

A source close to the DUP said the talks would focus mainly on funding for Northern Ireland, but that concessions for the British military were likely to come up. Mr Verhofstadt demanded to know whether the inconclusive result of the General Election would mean any change in the UK Government's plans to take Britain out of the single market, customs union and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Read More »

Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

When the members of the Republican team were announced at Nationals Park, mention of Scalise's name drew a standing ovation from the areas designated for Republican, Democrat and nonpartisan fans alike. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", he said. Read More »

London police: 58 people assumed dead in Grenfell Tower fire

People demonstrate demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire , in London , Friday June 16, 2017. Angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy later clarified that the number of people confirmed dead is 30, but another 28 remain missing and are presumed dead. Read More »

Theresa May confident government's Queen's speech will happen next week

The Stormont parties have until a June 29 deadline to reach consensus and re-establish a ruling executive. British Prime Minister Theresa May meets the leader of a small Northern Irish Protestant party on Tuesday in an attempt to save her premiership and avoid a second election that would thrust Brexit negotiations into turmoil. Read More »

Attorney All-Stars: Mueller Constructs Legal Team for Trump Probe


Oddly enough, Boente was acting deputy attorney general when Sessions recused himself, and until Rosenstein was appointed. But a department official said no-one asked for the statement and Mr Rosenstein acted on his own. If Rosenstein were out of the picture, responsibility for overseeing Mueller's investigation - and deciding his fate - would fall to Rachel Brand , the department's associate attorney general. Read More »

New York Times Sues FBI To Get Documents Of Trump-Comey Talks


Mr Trump did not identify who "the man" was but appeared to be questioning the integrity of Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein - the Justice Department's number two official who appointed Mr Mueller on May 17 and wrote a memo to Mr Trump that was critical of Mr Comey's performance after the former director was sacked. Read More »

Trump thanks Japan for help in sailor search


Aikawa said the USA ship is partially flooded because of damage. President Trump on Saturday tweeted his thoughts and prayers for seven missing USA sailors after a collision between an American destroyer and merchant vessel near Japan, writes The Hill . Read More »

London apartment fire: Rage as death toll climbs to at least 58

Cundy also said the London Fire Brigade searched "every floor of the building" and recovered 16 bodies, but added it may take weeks for the search and recovery operation to become "significant". Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a critical condition, the National Health Service said Saturday. Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince William visited a community centre on Friday where some survivors are being housed, and where volunteers have been ... Read More »

Trump Admits to Being Under Investigation in Russia Probe

The business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, The Washington Post reported Thursday , citing officials familiar with the matter. Read More »

The Michelle Carter case

He killed himself by running a generator in his truck as he sat in a parking lot about 60 miles (96 km) south of Boston. She admits in a subsequent text that she did nothing - she did not call the police or Mr. "When the court shuts down the legislature, the MA legislature writes a new law". Acting on Roy's behalf, prosecutors claimed that Carter was desperate for attention and asserted that Roy's death would provide her with the attention she craved. Read More »

Sir John Major: Tory-DUP deal may endanger fragile peace process

The deal May has brokered with the DUP leader Arlene Foster involves giving an economic boost to Northern Ireland , but agreeing to disagree on some social policy issues, including LGBT rights and same sex marriage. "It's going to be hard, there's no doubt about that, but perhaps an opportunity to consult more widely with the other parties on how best we can achieve it", he said. Read More »

Lawyer Gloria Allred: 'It's Too Early to Celebrate, Mr. Cosby'


Kristina Ruehli said she "was particularly nauseated" with a statement Saturday from Cosby's wife, Camille , criticizing prosecutors, the judge and media. "I see you. I love you". "I remind everyone that this is not vindication or victory". Constand alleges she then became incapacitated and was led to a couch, where Cosby is alleged to have fondled her breasts, put his hands inside her trousers, and penetrated her vagina with his fingers. Read More »

The Bat-Signal Will Shine In LA Tonight

In 2003, West reunited with his former castmates in the CBS TV movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt , in which West and his former co-star Burt Ward (who played Robin) track down the stolen Batmobile. "They've all had their time in the cape and the cowl but did anyone have more fun than Adam West? " he said. For those unaware, the world said goodbye to Adam West on Saturday after a brief run-in with leukemia. Read More »

United Nations chief urges Israelis, Palestinians to resume negotiations

The figures, published on Sunday in research from the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, stand in stark contrast to the thoughts of Arab Israelis, 90 percent of whom consider it an occupation. He called on both sides to return to direct negotiations to resolve all final status issues on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, agreements and worldwide law. Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire

Mrs May has been criticised for not going to talk to victims until Friday, with furious locals shouting "coward" and "shame on you" following her visit with survivors at a west London church. Some 70 residents of the fire-ravaged tower were still missing. Between 50 and 60 people stormed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall as members of the public said the homeless needed help "right now". Read More »