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At least 58 presumed dead in London Grenfell fire

Days after a blaze tore through Grenfell Tower in London , the death toll continues to rise: City police announced Saturday that 58 people "are missing and we assumed likely to have died". 'All residents of Grenfell Tower who have requested help have been placed in hotels. "NHS London will provide that support", she added. It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire ... [Full Article...]

Trump gripes about Robert Mueller: 'witch hunt … very bad people!'

Trump gripes about Robert Mueller: 'witch hunt … very bad people!' Comey deemed that would wrong and refused to do it. Trump then fired Comey. The tweets were clear signs of the president's frustration and anger over the revelation, published on Wednesday evening in The Washington Post , about the investigation by Mueller , who is heading an independent probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election . [Full Article...]

Uber boss Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave as CEO

Holder's team was hired to launch an internal investigation a day after Susan Fowler , a former engineer at Uber , detailed in a blog posting on February 19 allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation during her employment at the company, and the ineffectiveness its policies and procedures. [Full Article...]

Still critical, Rep. Steve Scalise to undergo more surgeries

Still critical, Rep. Steve Scalise to undergo more surgeries Officials at the hospital said the bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, causing severe bleeding and injuring internal organs. Scalise underwent a second surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg - his third procedure overall - and remained in critical condition but had shown improvement, MedStar Washington Hospital Centre said in a statement on Thursday. [Full Article...]

British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

Fifty-eight people are still missing after the Grenfell Tower fire and are presumed dead, police say. "Newspapers are calling May's decision not to meet survivors the day after the blaze her "Hurricane Katrina" moment", NPR's Frank Langfitt notes. [Full Article...]

58 presumed dead in London tower blaze

58 presumed dead in London tower blaze City police have announced 58 people remain missing and "we assume likely to have died". The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower past year, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted". [Full Article...]

London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead

He says "my heart goes out to those affected". "So that 58 would include that 30", the spokesman said Saturday. A new sign was put up, removing that detail. On Saturday, NHS England said 19 people were being treated in hospital, with 10 in critical condition. On Saturday afternoon 58 people were confirmed to be missing, presumed dead. [Full Article...]

Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names The bullet did "substantial damage" to Scalise's bones, internal organs and blood vessels, Sava revealed. Doctor Sava described Scalise's shot to his left hip as a devastating "trans-pelvic gunshot wound" from a high-velocity rifle. MedStar reported late Thursday evening that he had undergone another operation to treat internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. For now, Scalise remains ... [Full Article...]

President Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

President Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated For Possible Obstruction Of Justice In a May 9 memo , Rosenstein lambasted then-FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. "I recognize the importance of these questions, and I think that Director Mueller ought to review that and make a determination of whether or not he believes it is within the scope of his investigation". [Full Article...]

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex assault case but retrial planned

Also standing outside the courthouse were several supporters of Cosby accuser Andrea Constand , whose 2004 sexual encounter with the star was the basis of the prosecution's case. And there is a camp which thinks that Cosby's failings as a person do not diminish what he achieved creatively or as a celebrity. Finally, Cosby faces at least two open civil assault lawsuits. [Full Article...]

Engulfed in chaos, United Kingdom government looks for success in Brexit talks

While no one is predicting a return to the kind of violence that killed 3,600 people in the three decades before a 1998 peace deal, the crisis exacerbates sectarian tensions and freezes local government as Brexit talks enter a crucial stage. [Full Article...]

Saudi says it does not need Turkish military base

Saudi Arabia said today a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed". Last week, the Turkish parliament fast-tracked a bill allowing the deployment of troops to its military base in Qatar. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday reiterated the need to resolve the crisis as soon as possible... [Full Article...]

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

A whopping eight players are at 6 under, including world No. 4 Hideki Matsuyama and Louis Oosthuizen. Reavie had five birdies in a six-hole stretch beginning on No. Yes, the fescue grass here on this former cattle farm is bright and healthy, a stark contrast to the browned-out fescue Chambers Bay showed the world when it hosted the 2015 U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump again lashes out at Russian Federation probe, says he is being investigated

He has publicly said that he made the decision to fire Comey irrespective of Rosenstein's advice. The position was created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest or in other extraordinary circumstances. [Full Article...]

The Hill: Trump sends prayers for missing USA sailors near Japan

Her grandson Jackson Schrimsher is a 23-year-old sailor aboard the USS Fitzgerald . 'We are coordinating with the relevant authorities including the governments of the USA and Japan to determine exactly the extent of damage and the number of casualties, especially if any Filipino nationals are involved, ' it said. [Full Article...]

Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now overseeing the investigation into President Trump's campaign, but there's been speculation he could step down . The latest such leak came via The Washington Post , which reported on Wednesday that the Justice Department is investigating Mr Trump for obstruction of justice. [Full Article...]

London fire: Police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block

London police Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city's Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk. In a brief statement afterwards, a spokesman for the residents said: "We have had two-and-a-half hours with the Prime Minister Theresa May, and spoke about demands and what we expect". [Full Article...]

Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers for Special Counsel

If he fires Sessions, Rosenstein would become acting attorney general until the Senate confirms a permanent replacement. While the Republican Trump administration initially said Rosenstein's letter was the reason the president fired Comey on May 9, Trump later said he did so because of the "Russia thing". [Full Article...]

Trump pal says president is 'considering' firing Robert Mueller

Trump pal says president is 'considering' firing Robert Mueller When asked by the pool of reporters covering a midday meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House whether he supported Mueller, Trump gave no answer, even though he often uses such interactions to make headlines or shoot down stories he believes to be fake. [Full Article...]

European Union says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks

Fighting for her political survival, May has been trying to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish Protestant party to avoid a second election that could delay Brexit talks and damage the $2.5 trillion economy . The DUP, Mays last-ditch coalition partner, is pro-Brexit, but its manifesto emphasised its support for the soft border with Ireland. May has said she would prefer this route, idea... [Full Article...]


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