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May says DUP talks continue but London fire a real focus

Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase , said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after last Thursday's vote produced no clear victor. Read More »

London Block of Flats Fire Death Toll Increases to 12

While speaking to AFP , he said it is "highly unlikely" of residents in upper floors surviving the blaze. A spokesperson added: "In light of this unprecedented incident, we wish to reassure people living in high-rise accommodation that fires of this scale are extremely rare, however we are providing fire safety advice for anyone concerned". Read More »

Death toll in London apartment fire hits double digits

A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. Witnesses reported harrowing scenes as residents trapped in top floors leaned out windows, flashing their mobile phone lights and calling frantically for help. Read More »

Fire safety for high rise building residents

It is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization, which spent 10 million pounds ($12.8 million) refurbishing the building over the last two years. Officials did not have any information to give her. And late tonight, as we shut the door on our edit van parked in a side street, a vehicle pulled alongside and from the boot people were emptying out bottles of water. Read More »

Gunman opens fire: Rep. Steve Scalise shot

Hodgkinson was shot by Capitol Police and died from his injuries. A government official identified the shooter as an IL man named James. The FBI and local law enforcement officials say they haven't identified a motive. The House canceled proceedings for the day. President Donald Trump delivered a message of unity from the White House after the shootings. In a televised address, Mr Trump described Mr Scalise as a "very good friend", a "patriot" and a "fighter". Read More »

Baseball practice shooter has died

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Members of Congress were practicing for a game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park. Two other people wounded were in critical condition at the George Washington University Hospital, a spokeswoman said , but the condition of the two others was not immediately known. Read More »

Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

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It did not identify the victim . "So perhaps this can serve, even though it was intended for evil, it can serve as a wake up call for all of us to think about how we're vilifying and engaging with people who disagree with us". The shooter opened fire at a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, across the parking lot from Alexandria's YMCA. Congressman Rodney Davis told CNN he was up for bat at the time , and Scalise was in the field at second base. Read More »

May's election gamble backfires as voters throw a surprise

The prime minister said she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". This sort of thing will be par for the course in a country like India in a situation of "hung" Parliament when the ruling party did not win outright, but seems unusual for Britain. Read More »

Rep. Walker 'shaken but OK' after shooting at baseball practice

On a similar note, congressional Democrats have tweeted prayer and support for their Republican colleagues. "Since he's been identified , the picture on the individual's Twitter page matches the individual", said DeSantis. "People call and make threats against me and my family", said DeSantis, who lives in Flagler County. "That is just suicidal for democracy". DeSantis then left with a colleague before the attack. Read More »

Defending His Honor, Jeff Sessions Highlights His Dishonesty

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired back at Senate Democrats who have charged he held improper meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 election. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) told Sessions , "I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling". SESSIONS: Senator Franken, I'm not aware of any of those activities. Read More »

Special counsel investing Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Cornyn added that he trusts the former FBI director, who is widely respected in Washington, to conduct the investigation into Russia's election meddling and any ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Marc Kasowitz, the president's personal counsel, denounced this latest leak, which appears to emanate from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The office of Director of National Intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment. Read More »

Lawmakers talk more security, packing a gun after shooting

As the current US House of Representatives Majority Whip, Mr Scalise is one of the most powerful members of Congress . "This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack and that has to stop", Rep. " Many of us don't agree with Rep. Scalise on many issues", Crigger said. The Republicans were practicing for Thursday's annual Congressional Baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington . Read More »

May, Macron Announce Counter-terrorism Action Plan

Making her first foreign visit since last Thursday's election when May saw her Conservatives' slim majority disappear after what several sources called "an very bad campaign", May was more upbeat after winning a stay of execution from her party. Read More »

3 women found dead at Ohio home

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George Brinkman, an employee and family friend, has been charged with murder for the couple's deaths. Three women have been found dead at a home in Ohio. The couple's bodies were found Monday in their North Canton home. According to Detective Dave Loeding, The victims are a mother and two daughters, all of them adults, who were apparently shot. Read More »

Mum trapped in London fire posts harrowing videos

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Twelve people have died and more are feared dead after a huge fire destroyed a tower block in west London. An A-Level student worked through the night helping Grenfell Tower fire victims - before sitting an exam this morning. "Firefighters are working very hard at the moment", she was quoted as saying by The Guardian . Sajad Jamalvatan, a 22-year-old biomedical engineering student, had been seeing a movie at the nearby Westfield shopping center with his sister when his mom called to say ... Read More »

Egypt parliament debates islands deal ahead of ratification

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They were staging a sit-in protest inside the building, according to the witnesses. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes the President of Egypt , Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, left, for a meeting at the chancellery as part of the "G20 Africa Partnership - Investing in a Common Future" conference in Berlin, . Read More »

Sanders statement on Alexandria shooter

Sanders refused to take questions on the matter, but did issue a statement he will deliver on the Senate floor. "I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" Schaumleffel said . Max Clark, who happened to be visiting Spokane, Wash. this week said he played with James T. Hodgkinson, 66 , of Bellevillle, Illinois in a golf league nearly 30 years in neighboring Edwardsville. Read More »

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign

Federal law enforcement sources have identified to CNN the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson , 66, of IL. 'I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice this morning is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign, ' Sanders said to a near-empty Senate chamber, speaking for he benefit of C-SPAN and YouTube viewers. Read More »

Senate Panel Meets With Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Russia Probe

While it may have lacked the drama of the Jim Comey hearing, the Sessions session had its moments, given his crucial role running the Justice Department. Later in the afternoon, the President will sign an Executive Order. The claim went undisputed until Tuesday night when White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump "has no intention" of firing Mueller, even though she maintained that "the president has the right to". Read More »

Al Franken can't help but laugh at Jeff Sessions' changing Russian Federation story

The attorney general, a prominent supporter of Donald Trump on the campaign trail, has recused himself from the DOJ Russia investigation. Sen. I never met with them. Trump's dismissal last month of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey - who was overseeing the Russian Federation probe - has led to questions about potential obstruction of justice. Read More »