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At least six killed in massive London highrise fire

Another resident, called Zara, said she saw a woman throw her son, who was about five years old, from a fifth or sixth floor window to escape the blaze. Some bodies have been removed from the smouldering remains of the building, which contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. Read More »

Six killed in London tower block fire

Other witnesses spoke of people trying to construct makeshift ropes out of bedsheets to try to escape the flames. "I'm anxious if a fire happens, who is going to help?" "As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly incredible firefighters that were actually going upstairs, to the fire, trying to get as many people out the building as possible", he told the BBC . Read More »

White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to investigate and potentially bring criminal charges in connection to Russian interference in the presidential election , could join those ranks, if Trump were to decide he's exhausted of the investigative "cloud" hanging over his administration. Read More »

Conservative lawmaker known for love of baseball

Police have not said whether the shooter was intentionally targeting members of Congress. He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". He said he did so to ensure that Mrs. Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media. "I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign". Read More »

Several dead, 50 injured as fire engulfs London building

The fire has spread from the second floor to the roof of the tower block, with 200 firefighters struggling to bring it under control, according to Daily Mail . "I m standing here in everything I ve got", one survivor said. Instagram user co._lams posted an image reading: "Any residents of Grenfell Tower or Lancaster West Estate who need a local place to stay DM me". Read More »

Trump says Scalise badly injured, will recover

Steve Scalise of Louisiana , a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Scalise, R-La., is the majority whip in the House, making him the No. The game is an annual tradition and one of the few bipartisan events that remains at the Capitol. It now raises money for various charities. Rep. Mark Walker was at the GOP practice, and on his official Facebook page , offered his account of what happened. Read More »

London Fire: Baby Dropped, Caught as High-Rise Burns

It is not known yet what caused the fire, which firefighters continue to battle. London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter called the fire a "major incident". Soon he saw the smoke and chaos. "Somebody did, a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby". "The prime minister is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower and is being kept constantly updated on the situation", a spokesman said. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs London high-rise, leaving at least six people dead

London's mayor Khan said questions needed to be answered over the safety of tower blocks after some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire . London's fire chief, Dany Cotton, said the blaze was "unprecedented" in her 29 years of service. "My daughter's friend said she observed an adult who made some sort of homemade parachute and tried to lower himself out of the window". Read More »

27-story tower engulfed in London; officials fear collapse

NHS England said 74 people are being treated in six hospitals across the capital, of whom 20 are in critical care. Grenfell Tower was built in 1974 and contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. The group says on its blog that it has raised concerns about testing and maintenance of firefighting equipment and blocked emergency access to the site. Read More »

Top Republican politician shot at congressional baseball practice

His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. Those who were in the dugout were just 20 yards from the shooter. President Donald Trump is calling for unity after a shooting that injured a top House Republican leader. He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". "I was looking right at him", he told Detroit radio station, WWJ. "I was a sitting duck", he said. Read More »

Death toll from London apartment block fire rises to 12


Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. "I watched one person falling out". "At this time I am sad to confirm that we now know that there have been fatalities". The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby. Commissioner Dany Cotton calls the fire an "unprecedented incident" and says she has never seen anything on this scale in her 29-year career. Read More »

'No warning' in London building blaze


London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there was a " number of fatalities " but could not confirm how many due to the size of the block. "In my 29 years of firefighting I have seen nothing of this scale", Cotton said. Facebook activated its safety check feature during the incident. At least 50 people have been taken to five London hospitals. Tony Devenish, London Assembly member for Kensington and Chelsea, said he would be "seeking answers". Read More »

Gordon Brown Successor Lesley Laird Given Shadow Cabinet Post In Labour Reshuffle


Deputy leader Tom Watson, a longterm Corbyn critic, loses the role of party chairman and is replaced by Ian Lavery who has always been loyal to the leader. Mr Smith, who was an adviser to the Northern Ireland Secretary during Tony Blair's Labour administration, is the first major position to be announced by Mr Corbyn as he re-arranges his frontbench team in the wake of the party's electoral gains last week. Read More »

Dos Equis 'Most interesting man' actor now pitching tequila


On Wednesday, Astral Tequila unveiled new advertisements that will feature Goldsmith-who starred as the pitchman for Dos Equis beer for about a decade-instead advocating adult beverage drinkers enjoy tequila. Former Dos Equis spokesman, Jonathan Goldsmith, is back to commercials again, Except now he's selling a different kind of liquor. He's now promoting Astral Tequila. Read More »

Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton confirmed that there have been a "number of fatalities" in the "unprecedented incident". She added: "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never, ever seen anything of this scale". Close to Notting Hill, the tower block is around a five minute walk from the Latimer Road Underground station and near the Westfield shopping center in the west London suburbs. Read More »

How the harrowing shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice unfolded


Chuck Fleischmann, who attended the practice, said. "The only weapon I had was a baseball bat". "Everyone on that field is a public servant", Trump said. Describing the shooting, Sen. Flake said the suspect was a white man with dark hair, apparently in his 40s or 50s, wearing jeans and a blue shirt, while Brooks added that there appeared to have been only one attacker. Read More »

USA politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was injured and underwent surgery. The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, from IL, used a M4 assault carbine during the attack, CBS News also confirmed . "Now, that I've seen the (suspect's) photo, I've got to believe that he was the guy, " DeSantis said on MSNBC . After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise's phone and made the first call to Scalise's wife to notify her of the shooting. Read More »

GOP senator describes shooting in Virginia; 'People were dropping'

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Trump called Scalise a friend, patriot and fighter . Another victim of the shooting was Zack Barth, a staff member for Texas Rep. "I imagined it would be something fun to watch, you know, because evidently it's partisan politics are put aside, let's have a softball game, let's have some fun", he said. Read More »

On Shooting: 'I Felt Like I Was Back In Iraq'


Wenstrup, a podiatrist, served as a combat surgeon. Early reports indicate that five people were injured in the shooting , including Scalise. Shortly after providing medical attention to Scalise, Wenstrup released a statement of his own in summarizing the events. Read More »

After Comey accuses Trump of lying, President calls him a 'leaker'

At a press conference on Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden with the visiting president of Romania, Mr Trump rejected Mr Comey's claims . Comey described how he had documented his conversations with Trump , in which he said the president asked for his "loyalty" and for him to end the inquiry into Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned in February over discrepancies in his explanations for contacts with Russia's ambassador. Read More »

G7 talks end with gap between U.S., other states

It is one of 13 states that the U.S. Climate Alliance says is pledging to follow the Paris Accord pact. In this country, Mr. Trudeau signed an agreement last December with 11 of the 13 provinces and territories to put a price on carbon that would help Canada meet the 2030 target for curtailing emissions that was pledged in Paris. Read More »

Former British PM David Cameron adds to pressure for a softer Brexit


He said: "Negotiating with the guys in the DUP, you are up against a tough lot there". Conservative Party talks with the DUP are expected to be completed today . Cameron - who resigned after losing the Brexit referendum past year, and was replaced by May - worked for Major's government when he was a young adviser before being elected to Parliament in the 1990s. Read More »

U.S. attorney general Sessions vehemently denies Russian Federation allegations

Kamala Harris , who was interrupted while questioning the attorney general. "You're impeding this investigation". Five days after questions were raised by former FBI Director James Comey , the Attorney General defended his decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, denied that he had been involved in any wrongdoing, and pushed back against his former Democratic colleagues in the Senate. Read More »