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Six persons confirmed dead as London tower block consumes fire

I just can't see how people could have gotten out. "Across London we have many, many tower blocks and what we can't have is a situation where people's safety is put at risk because of bad advice being given or if it is the case, as has been alleged, of tower blocks not being properly serviced or maintained". [Full Article...]

NC Central grad among those shot at baseball shooting

Police said the shooting suspect was in custody and "not a threat". Rep. Brad Wenstrup, of OH, rushed to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's side Wednesday morning, as a stream of blood trailed behind the Louisiana congressman. "You can see our security detail". "Scalise is the whip, but out there on the field, we treat each other like we're back in high school again". "He was going after ... [Full Article...]

On Comey Testimony, President Trump Doesn't Favor Invoking Executive Privilege

On Comey Testimony, President Trump Doesn't Favor Invoking Executive Privilege The issue will be front and centre this week in Washington , where former FBI Director James Comey is due to testify on whether Trump tried to get him to back off an investigation into alleged ties between Trump's election campaign and Moscow . [Full Article...]

Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

Health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr had told AFP that there were 752 cases of food poisoning and two deaths, a woman and child, at the Hasansham camp. He put the number of victims at 850. The Doha-based charity did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Those reports include stories about Qatar allegedly trying to undermine regional security, often presented without attribution or e... [Full Article...]

Oliver Stone's "Late Show" interview went completely off the rails

The Senate is slated to vote today on whether to impose a spate of new sanctions against Russia over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. They cheered when Colbert said, "Anything about him negative that you found?" Stone continued to stand up for the Russian president saying that a d├ętente between the two nations would be a good thing. [Full Article...]

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria

One of his major legislative accomplishments was ensuring that penalties paid after the BP oil spill go to areas affected by the spill. He is in the job largely as a bridge to conservative groups inside the House Republican caucus, but he has struggled at times to prevent them from stymyimg the agenda of the Republican leadership. [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks slip as investors seek safety after weak sales data

U.S. stocks slip as investors seek safety after weak sales data That did not appear to change the Fed's thinking even though higher interest rates tend to slow down economic growth. CHINA: Government data showed retail sales in May rose 10.7 percent from a year earlier, a small gain over the 10.3 percent rate for the first four months of the year. [Full Article...]

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

The British Red Cross, whose volunteers have been supporting those affected, also said the rest centres did not now need any more donations. Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said: "Sadly I can confirm that there are now 12 people that have died that we know of". [Full Article...]

Senator accuses Sessions of 'impeding' Senate investigation by not answering questions

Heinrich, I'm not able to share with this committee private communications - " Sessions said , before Heinrich cut him off. "I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States", Sessions told members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during a hearing on Russia... [Full Article...]

Republican receives threat after shooting, warning "one down, 216 to go..."

Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four others. "One down, 216 to go", a Boonville, New York, resident wrote in the email, published by Politico . House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, multiple aides and Capitol Police officers were shot earlier Wednesday during a "deliberate attack" on a congressional baseball practice in Virginia. [Full Article...]

Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

The president's lawyers have argued the emoluments clause is intended only to stop federal officials from accepting a special consideration or gift from a foreign power and does not apply to payments such as a bill for a hotel room. The White House is promising to fight to have the case dismissed. "In the emoluments clauses, we have these ancient air bags that were placed in the Constituti... [Full Article...]

Three arrested in London on terror charges

He had said he wanted to go to Syria to start a family, according to his mother. Speaking at her home in Italy, Valeria Collina told me that she did not believe Youssef Zaghba was unsafe, and thought he was happy in his job in London . [Full Article...]

Missing Queensland woman may have been kidnapped

Missing Queensland woman may have been kidnapped At approximately 6pm yesterday police received information from the public about a black coloured 2012 Holden Commodore Station wagon in the Mareeba area. Miss Hamill's housemates raised the alarm believing she had been taken from Port Douglas, Queensland, against her will by 'a man in his twenties'. Kylie O'Brien, who lives in Canopy's Edge, said police had told her to lock her doors as the man... [Full Article...]

London Block of Flats Fire Death Toll Increases to 12

London Block of Flats Fire Death Toll Increases to 12 London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was "truly devastated to see the horrific scenes of the major fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington". Several residents are confirmed dead and police have said they expect the number to rise. "We could see people standing on windows asking for help and screaming", said local resident resident Fatma Muhammad, 53. "They literally just jumped ..." Tamara East... [Full Article...]

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

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign James T. Hodgkinson, 66 , wounded House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip. His other apparent facebook page contains anti-Trump content. "I never saw him talk to anybody. I'm surprised as anybody". He has also strongly supported efforts to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. [Full Article...]

On climate, 'the U.S. is now left to a footnote'

On climate, 'the U.S. is now left to a footnote' The final version stated that the US will continue to engage with "key global partners" in a way consistent with its domestic priorities - a "strong" economy and a "healthy environment ". "We are resetting the dialogue to say Paris is not the only way forward to making progress". Scott Pruitt , head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , attended the morning meeting in Bologna but fl... [Full Article...]

Ghost Ship employees arrested on 36 counts of alleged manslaughter

Ghost Ship employees arrested on 36 counts of alleged manslaughter Because the December 2 fire consumed most of the evidence, the specific cause will likely remain undetermined, prosecutors said, although they maintained it would not affect their ability to bring the case. The warehouse's owner, Chor Ng, also was named in the suit, but for now is not facing any criminal charges. Several people were using the building as a live/work space. [Full Article...]

G7 Italy summit ends without U.S. pledge on Paris climate pact

Meanwhile, China has pledged to help developing countries deal with climate-change challenges under the South-South Cooperation Fund. The president's decision to pull the U.S. "Everyone expressed their deep disappointment with the USA decision", she said. "As their statement makes clear, there is no appetite to "renegotiate" the Paris agreement, and the drive towards a global economy bas... [Full Article...]

London Grenfell Tower fire: Children were thrown from burning building, survivor says

London mayor Sadiq Khan also declared it a "major incident". "Help! Help!' and putting their hands on the window and asking to help them", Amina Sharif, a witness, told Reuters. The block had recently undergone an 8.7 million pound ($11.08 million) refurbishment of the exterior, which included new external cladding and replacement windows. [Full Article...]

Terrifying videos of West London Tower inferno

A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working-class, multi-ethnic neighbourhood. "The flames, I have never seen anything like it". He told the Telegraph: "My sister called me to say there was a fire in the tower". "Sadly, we have seen others who are going from one centre to the next to find a lost relative". [Full Article...]


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