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Gunman opens fire in GOP softball practice in Alexandria, Va.

At least five people were taken to hospitals from the incident, according to Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown. Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police agents were shot, Brooks added. Read More »

14 die as fire engulfs London tower

The damaged remains of a fire at Grenfell Tower , a 24-storey apartment block in North Kensington, London , Britain. More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to bring the blaze, one of the biggest seen in central London in recent years, under control. Read More »

FBI's Mueller reportedly seeking interviews with intelligence officials, pointing to Trump probe

Moreover, investigators are now "looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates", according to the report . Mueller, Rosenstein said, has the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation". The three have agreed to appear voluntarily and the Post also reports that Daniel Coats once told his associates that President Trump had asked him to lean on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and get the agency to back off Michael Flynn. Read More »

Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

Scalise, the congressional aides and police who were injured. The suspected shooter who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game had been in Alexandria, Va . House Majority Whip Steven Scalise was among the five injured in the 7:09 a.m. shooting rampage. Again, it must be stressed that the Facebook page info is unverified, but the details do match up with a Washington Post report on the shooter's identity . Read More »

Houston Fire Chief shares evacuation tips after deadly London fire

Children banged on closed windows as they were enveloped by the dark smoke. "The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby". "I looked out and I could see the fire travelling up the block". Meanwhile, the last time Hanan Wahabi saw her brother was when he and his family waved to her from their home in an upper floor after she had safely left the blazing building. Read More »

Congressional shooting suspect campaigned for Bernie, stayed in the QC

After the attack on Wednesday, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch sent a reporter to Hodgkinson's house. Hodgkinson died from his injuries after being taken to a hospital Wednesday morning, the Washington Post reports . Mark Longabaugh, who worked on Sanders' presidential campaign, said the senator struck the right tone in his comments after the shooting, avoiding finger-pointing and not arguing for any legislative action. Read More »

Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

Indeed, he seemed linked to some anti-GOP groups. Scalise , 51, is the House of Representatives Majority Whip and the third-ranking politician in the lower chamber of the US Congress . The shooter died in custody as a result of wounds he suffered during a shootout with police following the incident, President Trump said in a brief statement. Read More »

Man arrested after posting pictures of Grenfell Tower 'body' on social media


Meanwhile, reports also say that the residents of Grenfell Tower had warned authorities about issues related to the safety of the apartment . "It had completely spread within half an hour". Emergency accommodation has been provided to 44 households affected by the fire, with families with young children, elderly residents and those who are vulnerable have been given "immediate priority". Read More »

Baseball Turns to Terror for GOP Lawmakers

In the House, that includes the speaker of the House, the majority and minority leaders, and both the whips. It was unclear whether the email writer was referring to that vote. "There's usually a Capitol Police officer in a auto in a parking lot several hundred yards away, but no one on near the field like the Scalise detail was", Matt Dinkel, the spokesman for Democrat coach Rep. Read More »

France says British PM's legitimacy not called into question by election

Sinn Fein , the SDLP and Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore powersharing at Stormont due to their perception he has a conflict of interest. "It's going to be hard". "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 »

Man Robs Bank To Avoid Wife


Ripple took the money - $2,924 - and then sat in the lobby where he told a guard he was the "guy he was looking for". Ripple went to the Bank of Labor, only one block from police headquarters, last September. He blamed his odd behavior before on depression after undergoing a quadruple bypass heart surgery in 2015 and has since asked not to receive a prison sentence, according to the Kansas City Star . Read More »

London tower block fire: At least 12 dead, number expected to rise


The fire broke out before daybreak local time Wednesday, when most of the building's residents would have still been in bed. Flames devoured the London high-rise with residents trapped inside, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported. Fire Minister Nick Hurd said local authorities and fire services across the country would assess tower blocks undergoing similar renovation work to provide reassurance. Read More »

Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at the hospital at around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night, bringing with them bouquets of flowers for the shooting victims. The man thanked him. "Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police", Paul said on CNN. "A member of the US Congress got shot because they didn't like (his) political views ", Ryan said. Read More »

Talks on DUP support for minority United Kingdom govt, to continue


Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". She lost her majority and now needs to broker a deal with the DUP. But a deal with the DUP also risks destabilizing Northern Ireland by increasing the influence of pro-British unionists. Read More »

Trump visits hospital treating wounded lawmaker

It happened during a Republican practice for the Annual Congressional Baseball Game held for charity . Lawmakers here in MA are sending their thoughts and prayers to Republican Congressman Steve Scalise , who was shot along with four others on a baseball field. Read More »

Voters have 'golden opportunity' to end austerity, Nicola Sturgeon says

Voters between 18 and 34 were found to support independence by 72 per cent in a survey by ScotCen's Scottish Social Attitudes. Following the broadcast, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East Ross Thomson said: "Once again, we've seen the First Minister taken to task on her party's terrible record on education". Read More »

May inches toward deal as Brexit battle rages

Mrs O'Neill said she would discuss her concerns with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar the following day. Though Foster supported Brexit, she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union , given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. Read More »


Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC now owns 161,450 shares of the conglomerate's stock worth $12,656,000 after buying an additional 2,690 shares during the last quarter. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, October 23 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. Read More »

Queen to mark 175th anniversary of first Royal train journey


The Royal party were joined on the train by Isambard Thomas and Gillian White , the direct descendants of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Sir Daniel Gooch . Mark Hopwood, managing director of Great Western Railway said: "We are delighted that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were able to join us to mark this historic anniversary". Read More »

Official statement released about Steve Scalise's condition after shooting

Williams was not injuried in the incident. Susan Griffiths, spokeswoman for George Washington University Hospital Center, said two people were being treated there and were in critical condition . What is the Congressional Baseball Game? "If Scalise wouldn't have been on the team...him being there, he probably saved everybody else's life because if you don't have a member of leadership there, there probably would have been no security there". Read More »

Hospital says Rep. Scalise in critical condition following surge

Hodgkinson , a white male in his 60s. A gunman approached a baseball practice in Arlington, Virginia involving Republicans preparing for a charity event this week. "It's pretty well known in the neighbourhood who those folks are on the baseball field", said Mr Brooks. He was fortunate in that his position seems to have brought the Capitol police to the field in force, and they responded bravely and quickly to what most certainly was a chaotic and frightening situation. Read More »

Man who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrest


Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, is suspected of shooting five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , during a Republican lawmakers team practice for an upcoming game against Democrats . They shot the shooter. Others were less direct in tying Hodgkinson's apparent politics to this incident but did suggest that that the partisan political atmosphere clearly had something to do with the shooting. Read More »