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London fire: 200 firefighters battle tower blaze

He said there were 4,000 tower blocks that did not have sprinkler systems around the country, and that needed to be tackled urgently. I just hope they have got everyone out. Saber Neda lived in a top floor flat and reportedly stayed behind while his wife and son fled because he was "injured". The local council has since encouraged any more people affected by the fire to go to the Westway Sports Centre in Crowthorne Road, as many others are "reaching capacity". Read More »

London's Grenfell Tower in Flames: These pictures will startle your heart

The most important factor is ensuring the safety of those who were trapped, ensuring they are receiving the best medical treatment and also putting measures in place to ensure people have somewhere to stay at this incredibly hard time . Many were awake at the time the fire broke out having their early morning meal before beginning the daily fast for the holy month of Ramzan. Around 250 firefighters, 40 fire engines, 100 medics and 100 Metropolitan Police officials are at the spot ... Read More »

Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, people injured

The sounds of sirens and helicopters is non-stop as locals and residents, evacuated from the building, begin to gather outside to watch the blaze . She was on the phone trying to speak to him, she was obviously very emotional because the flats were blazing at this point. Read More »

5 shot, including Rep. Steve Scalise at baseball field in Alexandria

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , two Capitol Hill police officers, and a staffer to Rep. Roger Williams, Zack Barth, were shot at the Alexandria baseball fields. "This is terrible. I got bloody running and jumping into the dugout". "A member of the Congressional Second Amendment Task Force, Congressman Steve Scalise will continue fighting to protect every citizen's Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms", his website says . Read More »

Senator Paul calls Virginia shooting a 'killing field'


Paul said if not for Capitol Police security it would have been a "massacre". The incident instantly brought to mind another American political shooting. "Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre", Paul said, calling the injured officers "incredibly fearless and (they) probably saved the lives of everybody there". Read More »

Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

The surge in membership comes after the rejection of Theresa May's government. 'We've got a full rebellion going on in the Conservative Party , we've got no idea as to what's going to be in this Queen's Speech, they have a manifesto that's been completely been repudiated by the public and indeed by Tory MPs themselves, and no idea what the DUP will agree to or not'. Read More »

At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russia contacts

Days after that, Mr Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about the two meetings with Mr Kislyak . In his testimony on Tuesday, Sessions addressed media reports that he may have had a third previously undisclosed meeting with Kislyak at Washington's Mayflower Hotel previous year. Read More »

Donald Trump offers support to Theresa May after polls setback


The Scottish National Party of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, which has dominated politics north of the border for a decade and called for a new independence vote after Brexit, was tipped to lose around 21 of its 54 seats. This will give a slightly plumper cushion to a Tory majority. The Labour Party has been awfully silent on Brexit, something that had previously lead a former Labour leader to criticise Corbyn for his "silence or ignorance" on the matter. Read More »

Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

He also refused to discuss his conversations with Donald Trump , saying he wanted to give the President the chance to review the questions before answering. Sessions told the senators he has confidence in Mueller but said he had "no idea" if Trump did because he had not spoken to the president about the matter. Read More »

Huge fire breaks out in London apartment building


We haven't seen many survivors. "There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers". My friend is living on the top floor, the 23rd floor. She described the fire as the largest she had seen in her 29 years of service. "She got out with her son, the fire brigade got her out, but her husband is missing". Read More »

Tower block blaze: What we know


Residents who escaped spoke of others trapped and screaming for help, with some holding children from windows and others jumping from upper floors, the Telegraph newspaper reported . He said he saw people waving flashlights from the top levels of the building and saw rescuers "doing an incredible job" trying to get people out. Almost 10 hours on, flames could still be seen inside the charred building as a thick, black smoke filled the sky. Read More »

Tough break for Theresa May as top aides quit


Tory backbencher MP Sarah Wollaston said May can not carry on with her "small inner circle of mostly unelected and discredited special advisers". Katie Perrior, a former director of communications at No 10 Downing Street, said she respected May but her office was "pretty dysfunctional" with Timothy and Hill being accused of bullying behaviour. Read More »

Hodgkinson identified as suspect in Alexandria shooting


Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News he has been living in Alexandria for the past two months. According to Scalise's Twitter, he was in stable condition as of 9:15 a.m. The game between Democrats and Republicans began in 1909. Police have identified the suspect in Wednesday morning's GOP baseball practice shooting as James. Read More »

Farmers protest: Scindia arrested enroute to Mandsaur


He also criticised the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and said that 50 crore farmers have come together against the saffron party. "Instead of shedding crocodile tears, the BJP leaders should listen to the farmers". On Monday, the Madhya Pradesh government had appointed retired High Court judge JK Jain to initiate an inquiry into the death of five farmers killed during protests. Read More »

Rocket League announced for Switch with cross-network play


Sony was a bit conservative this year at E3 2017 focusing more on game trailers rather than new announcements . Sony on Monday showed off rich, action-packed new PlayStation 4 video games, some for virtual reality , as it defended its crown as the top-selling new-generation console. Read More »

Well known Mover to Watch-: H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)


The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 22 by Sterne Agee CRT. BTIG Research maintained the shares of HRB in report on Tuesday, August 25 with "Buy" rating. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. Read More »

Sen. Susan Collins: President Trump should voluntarily turn over tapes


This admission has prompted waves of criticism, especially from conservative pundits, the president and his allies, who were already skeptical of Comey. On Thursday, the former FBI director told the upper chamber that Trump had demanded his personal loyalty - and then asked him to demonstrate that loyalty, by dropping the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn . Read More »

Sessions vigorously denies improper Russian Federation contacts

Testifying at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Sessions , who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said it is a "detestable and appalling lie " to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Georgia manhunt: Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards


Two corrections officers are dead and two prisoners are on the run after they reportedly shot and killed the officers in Putnam County. "He was wonderful. "I have no idea", Sills said. The Georgia Department of Corrections identified the guards as Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue . Dubose had been in prison since July 2015 serving a 20-year term for armed robbery, according to the corrections department. Read More »

Hungary tightens rules on foreign-funded NGOs, defying European Union parliament


The law marks an escalation of Mr Orban's push to stop what he calls foreign meddling in Hungarian affairs. The law, passed by 130 votes to 44, will oblige NGOs receiving more than 7.2 million forints (about 26,290 USA dollars) per year in foreign funding to register as a "foreign-supported organization", or risk termination for non-compliance. Read More »

Attorney General to talk publicly at US Senate panel

Sessions , a senior member of Republican President Donald Trump's Cabinet and an adviser to his presidential campaign a year ago, testified about his conversations with Russian officials and whether he intentionally misled Congress, as the Senate Intelligence Committee probes the Russia matter. Read More »

Highlights from testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions


Trump has over and over again professed his innocence on allegations raised against him and his campaign but both the bipartisan Senate and House intelligence committees, the DOJ, FBI and other US intelligence agencies have found reasons and basis to push the investigation forward because at the core of this probe is to protect the integrity of the democratic institutions that Russian Federation has been trying (and succeeding) to meddle in. Read More »

President Trump to take questions day after Comey testimony

Comey has said Trump asked for his loyalty. Donald Trump is being urged to come clean over claims he has tapes of private conversations with sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . Senator Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice-presidential candidate, said yesterday that Mr Comey's testimony provided a wealth of information for both the congressional and special counsel investigations. Read More »

May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory seats


The campaign began with a clear lead for May and the Conservatives , reinforcing a perception that Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was too left-wing to attract widespread support . Exports of goods and services account for about 27 per cent of the British economy, with nearly half of exports going to the EU. Rather than an official coalition, the partnership is likely to be on an issue by issue basis. Read More »

People 'Transported Medically' From Scene Of Shooting


He continued: "Because there's no escaping a guy with - if he's got several hundred bullets, and we had no weapons, and no place to hide". He that he was in the right field batting cage area when the shooting started from near the third base dugout. Read More »

Talks to prop up May's government continue with DUP


Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office. About two hours after the talks began, May emerged from 10 Downing Street without saying anything and left in a auto. "Everybody's saying the same thing - you can not carry out this negotiation on the basis of every aspect of it is going to be negotiated with the DUP to get their vote in support of it, and then you're going to try and get the entire Conservative party to agree with each other on whatever ... Read More »

Franken offers possible explanation for what 'covfefe' means


As with all Trump and Trump-related flubs, this spread like wildfire and was quickly turned into a meme. The National Archives has instructed the White House that it needs to keep a record of everything Mr Trump posts, even if he then goes on to the delete the posts. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion

But our attorney general, who is the top law enforcement official in the country, and the rest of the Trump administration seem unconcerned by that disturbing truth. When the Independent Senator Angus King from ME asked him about the basis of his refusal to answer any of the questions relating to his conversations with the President even when he'd testified that he had no right to invoke executive privilege nor has the President asserted his right to hide his own private conversations, ... Read More »

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Has Heated Exchange With US Attorney General

Tom Cotton (R-AR) accused Democrats of going down all sorts of " rabbit trails ", but not getting close to showing any evidence that President Trump had done anything wrong. "Since you discussed his removal, why wouldn't you discuss the reasons?" Kamala Harris , who was interrupted while questioning the attorney general. Read More »

5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Mr Sessions also contradicted a contention made by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. Sessions said he was following Justice Department policy and would not discuss confidential communications with the president. Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not ... Read More »