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Kensington fire losses expected to be covered by reinsurance: Insurer

By 11 a.m. ET, the fire had been contained but the building continued to smolder. London Fire Brigade said the fire had engulfed all floors from the second to the top of the Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate in west London . A spokesperson for JustGiving said: "JustGiving has once again seen a swell in generosity following the awful fire at the Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of this morning". Read More »

Senators sound calls to release Comey 'tapes' as Trump attacks 'cowardly' leak

Dershowitz said he finds it awesome that the media didn't quote the most relevant part of Comey's testimony which is when he said the President under the Constitution has the authority to end the Flynn investigation. "I hardly know the man [Mr Comey]", he said. "And some of the things he said just weren't true". Reporter: [Comey] did say, under oath, that you told him to let the Flynn . Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball

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The video was captured by Noah Nathan. Two law enforcement sources told CNN the shooter, who is in police custody, has been taken to a hospital. The shooter was identified as James T. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. He was squeezing off five or six rounds at a time and, according to the report of the incident, fired about 50 shots in all. Read More »

At least 6 fatalities in London high-rise fire

They said an evacuation of the block was "underway" and at least two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. 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. Read More »

Republican House Whip Scalise Was Shot In The Hip This Morning

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But officials at the scene said that piece of the investigation remains unclear. "They shot him down, as it should be", Higgins said. - "has now died from his injuries after a shootout with police". "Those aren't good odds", Brooks said. The motive for this shooting is still unknown, according to an AP report . Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. Read More »

Massive blaze engulfs London high rise

George Clarke, the presenter of a popular TV show about home renovations, told Radio 5 Live that he saw people waving flashlights and cell phone lights from the top levels of the building to try to attract the attention of rescue workers. Read More »

12 dead in London high-rise fire; Kids tossed out windows

A person, bottom right, peers out of a window from a building on fire in London , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 . Authorities said they are monitoring the stability of the charred structure, but that firefighters have managed to search " most " of the building for remaining people. Read More »

Jeff Sessions' explanation for firing Comey just doesn't make se

Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a close aide of President Donald Trump , has vehemently denied any role in Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 USA polls and dismissed accusations that he discussed such an effort with Russian officials as an "appalling and detestable lie". Read More »

Shooting at UPS centre in San Francisco leaves 4 injured

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Three people were killed as well as the shooter. Another two were wounded by gunfire, police said. The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services said 911 calls began coming in around 9 a.m. "My thoughts go out to the individuals and families who have been impacted, and I want to express my deep appreciation to the members of SFPD, 911 and San Francisco General Hospital, who addressed this incident quickly and efficiently". Read More »

Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

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The Conservatives lost a total of 12 seats (as of midday Friday) across the United Kingdom when just last month public opinion polls and local election results suggested they were on track to pick up numerous seats. Guenther Oettinger, the German member of the European Union executive, was among those warning that a weak British leader may be a problem once talks start. Read More »

London residents demands answers in deadly high-rise blaze

Emergency services are continuing a "long and complex operation" in the building, and the "incredibly challenging" task of confirming how many people are missing. Some people jumped to escape the flames, or tried to lower themselves out of windows with ropes made from bed sheets. As we've gone outside I'm looking up at the block and it was just going up. Read More »

House passes bill to deny health insurance tax credits to illegal immigrants

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The remarks, first reported by the Associated Press , were a surprising critique of a Republican-written House measure whose passage Mr. Trump fought for and embraced. One extreme example: Greg Gianforte of Montana assaulted a reporter rather than answer questions about the bill the day before being elected to the House from that state. Read More »

Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'

See? In Trump's view, that's "complete and total vindication". Trump also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter. Comey , a man of integrity, explained over the course of his testimony that the president's requests breached a barrier that must be maintained between the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, "shocked" career law enforcement officials and were ... Read More »

Attorney General Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

But: When Comey brought it up the next day, Sessions said he agreed it wasn't a good idea to be alone with the president . Sessions recused himself from that investigation in March after he was criticized for failing to disclose his contacts with Russian officials to the senators who confirmed him as attorney general. Read More »

Who was present during the GOP baseball practice shooting

And he remained "in critical condition" as of 2:30 p.m., according to a statement from the hospital . " Steve Scalise is a friend and a very good friend. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co". Hodgkinson volunteered for Sanders' campaign. The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. Read More »

UPS employees and the shooter killed in San Francisco shooting

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The gun violence there erupted hours after another, unrelated mass shooting at a charity baseball practice in the suburbs of the nation's capital left a congressman and several others wounded before the assailant was killed by police. "I saw police officers go up from the ramp and then storm the buildings", he said. Some of those shot were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Read More »

Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn't answer a number of questions from senators during his testimony on Tuesday - but he didn't invoke executive privilege to avoid doing so. Read More »

Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards — Georgia manhunt

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He weighs about 180 pounds. Dubose was serving a 20-year sentence for armed robbery with a projected release date of September 3, 2034. He is 6-feet tall and he weights roughly 150 pounds. "They've certainly had time to get out of the state", Sills said. "They're not concerned with anything regarding human life", Sills said. "They were both shot on the bus". Read More »

Lesley Laird appointed new shadow Scottish secretary

Lavery and Gwynne will continue as national campaign coordinators, to maintain Labour's election footing. But a spokesman for Mr Corbyn said the five appointments are the only changes being made to the shadow cabinet. The jobs of shadow Scottish and Northern Ireland secretary were previously combined, held by Dave Anderson. Announcing the reshuffle, Mr Corbyn said: 'I am delighted to announce four appointments to fill shadow cabinet vacancies. Read More »

Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens, says he left softball practice before a fellow congressman and several others were shot , but thinks he may have seen the shooter. A law enforcement official said the FBI would be taking over the investigation. "They were shooting at each other ..." Rand Paul told Fox News of the scene he witnessed. Read More »