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Trump says gunman shooting at congressional baseball practice field dead

Mr Brooks said that Mr Scalise, 51, was down on the ground with what Mr Brooks described as "a hip wound". Senator Dick Durbin said, "We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the United States Capitol Police who put their lives on the line this morning and each and every day to keep members, staff, and visitors safe". Read More »

DUP leader arrives in Downing Street for crucial talks with May

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The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. May called the snap election seven weeks ago in an effort to secure a stronger majority in Parliament and bolster her negotiating stance with the EU. Read More »

London fire: Witness recalls seeing man catch baby

Elfyn Edwards, a fire safety expert and former firefighter, says the stay put policy is created to stop residents in flats unaffected by fire from unnecessarily evacuating the building and blocking the stairways. "I'm anxious if a fire happens, who is going to help?" It was as silent as it could be. " It is our conviction that a serious fire in a tower block or similar high density residential property is the most likely reason that those who wield power at the KCTMO will be found out and ... Read More »

Trump accuses Comey of felony perjury in congressional testimony

Comey also said under oath that the president asked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's loyalty in private meetings, an effort that Comey understood to be an attempt to make him indebted to Trump despite the need for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to remain independent of the White House. Read More »

Huge fundraising drive for residents of Grenfell Tower

Emergency services are still responding to the incident , and as of 2 p.m. BST had confirmed there have been six deaths, with the number expected to rise. Other witnesses spoke of children, including a baby being thrown to safety, from windows high up. The Mayor of London , Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident. Read More »

Fed Rate Hike: US Stocks Go Up, Stocks Come Down

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USA stocks pared gains to trade little changed on Wednesday as a set of weak economic data weighed on bank stocks, while investors braced for a near-certain interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Even so, numerous barometers the Fed monitors most closely have given it the confidence to keep gradually lifting still-low borrowing rates toward their historic norms. Read More »

At least 6 dead in fire at London high-rise apartment building

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver - who owns a restaurant in the nearby Westfield shopping center - is offering free food and drink to families affected by the fire. Anyone who wants to help the 2000 people who have lost their homes are being urged to take donations to The Harrow Club at 187 Freston Rd, London W10 6TH, or St Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Rd, W11 4EQ. Read More »

Congressman Ruiz was at Democrat baseball practice when GOP shooting happened

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Several U.S. Congressmen have shared their condolences and praises to law enforcements after a Lousiana Congressman and two police officers were shot Wednesday during a Congressional Baseball game for Charity. "Scalise was on second base, and was crawling out, leaving a trail of blood", said Rep. Mo Brooks , R-Ala., in an interview on CNN , describing it as a "hip wound". Read More »

At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Injured In London High-Rise Fire

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After the fire today, the group said: "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time". My gut instinct told me just to get the girls out. The group said there was one entry and exit to the tower during improvement works and it had issues with evacuation procedures . Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon slams speculation about second independence referendum as nonsense

In a letter sent to Downing Street on Tuesday, the First Minister repeated her calls for the UK Government to adopt a "much more inclusive process" following the General Election . Prior to the election, Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP), backed by the devolved Scottish parliament, had called for a second independence referendum once the terms of the Brexit agreement were known. Read More »

Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped f

If Trump is wise, he'll leave Mueller in place and let this investigation run its course. Investigations are now under way into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "I regret that I do not", Rosenstein said. High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. Read More »

Trump calls for unity after GOP baseball shooting

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Though there are no other legal problems listed in St. Clair County, which includes Belleville, since 2011, Hodgkinson did come to the attention of local law enforcement as recently as March 24 of past year. Capitol Police and taken to the hospital. "Whip Scalise was shot in the hip". The shooting, Ryan said, is a reminder for members to focus on what is important, despite differences. Read More »

London fire: Several dead, 50 taken to hospital

Residents had reported concerns about fire safety in recent years , and witnesses said no alarm was sounded as the blaze took hold. Eyewitness Daniel told BBC London: "They were trapped". "We saw the people screaming ", she said. Michael Paramasivan said he was watching TV in the building as his girlfriend and daughter slept when he smelled burning plastic. Read More »

Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice

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The assailant had reportedly prepared with "a lot of ammo" and fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. The shooter was identified as James T. Donnelly is listed on the online roster , but he was practicing with the Democratic team. Griner was shot in the ankle, and is in good condition in the hospital, according to the U.S. Read More »

Six-day war: Israel protesters mark anniversary with demo against occupation

Israel hopes that by further dividing the Arabs, it can drive the minimum Palestinian demands-a sovereign, independent Palestinian state along the 1967 lines-even lower. Many world countries are opposed to Israeli settlement constructions . Ironically, non of the self-anointed five permanent UN Security Council members, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States of America, has ever implemented a set of sanctions against Israel over its non-compliance, that would be ... Read More »

London firefighters praised as 'true heroes' after fatal apartment fire

Smoke billowing from a fire that engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London . One desperate woman threw a baby out of a high window and a man on the ground managed to catch the child, a witness said. London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner, Steve Apter, said there were "still pockets of fire yet to be extinguished in places particularly hard to reach" but "almost all" of the building had been searched. Read More »

The Gunman Who Attacked Republican Members of Congress Has Died

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According to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a "deliberate attack". In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams, one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention. Read More »

UPS says San Francisco shooter was an employee

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According to Sputnik , the police have arrived at the scene and has cordoned off the area. UPS released a statement Wednesday saying, "UPS confirms there was a shooting incident involving 4 employees within the company's facility in San Francisco earlier this morning". Read More »

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified

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King said . Scalise , who is from New Orleans, was shot in the hip. Rep. Mo Brooks , R-Ala., told CNN that the congressmen deferred to Wenstrup before medics arrived. His social media feeds were filled with anti-Trump and anti-Republican messages. He was not in attendance at the practice. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected", he said. Read More »

Labour demands answers over Grenfell Tower fire tragedy

A local residents' association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire in the block. "So, if I listened to advice given to me by the fire brigade and also by the TMO management team, we could be dead", one resident told the BBC , referring to the local Tenant Management Organization that manages the apartment block. Read More »

6 dead in London highrise fire

Elfyn Edwards, a fire safety expert and former firefighter, says the stay put policy is created to stop residents in flats unaffected by fire from unnecessarily evacuating the building and blocking the stairways. A witness interviewed by the BBC said his fourth-floor neighbor had awakened him around 1 a.m.to tell him that his "fridge had exploded". "The windows were slightly ajar - a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby", Lamrani ... Read More »

Children tossed out of windows in London high-rise blaze

Grenfell Tower is part of the sprawling Lancaster West Estate, an enclave of social housing managed by a private agency on behalf of the London Borough of Kensignton and Chelsea . "The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby". Crews rescued 65 people, said Steve Apter, the fire brigade's director of safety and assurance. Read More »

Trump Slams Qatar for Funding Terror as Tillerson Urges Calm

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The list was published Friday by Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE ), Egypt and Bahrain in a statement released by a Saudi news agency. One US official said that while Qatar needs to do more to combat terrorist financing, it was inaccurate to single out that Gulf nation. Read More »

What you need to know about confidence and supply deals

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Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has tweeted that discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are "going well" and that she hopes for a conclusion soon. "My preoccupation is that time is passing, it is passing quicker than anyone believes because the subjects we have to deal with are extraordinarily complex", he added. Read More »