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Airport: Emergency workers focused on saving woman

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When the plane landed, the workers used a portable stretcher - a tarp with handles - to bring her down the aisle, he said. After almost an hour of attempts to revive her in the boarding bridge connecting the plane to the terminal, the woman was pronounced dead, Hogan said. Read More »

Virginia: Gunman shoots at Congressman during baseball practice session

Only members of Congress were allowed to enter while others were being sent through the visitors' area, Politico reported . According to the Associated Press , Rep. "Today and everyday I am thankful for the efforts of the United States Capitol Police and all who work to keep those who serve in Congress and our staff safe". Read More »

You're making me nervous: Jeff Sessions to Senator Kamala Harris

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Testifying at a Senate hearing early today, Australian time , he vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". And Sessions (along with his deputy, Rod Rosenstein) recommended that Trump fire Comey for reasons unrelated to the Russian Federation and Flynn investigations. Read More »

27-story London apartment block ablaze

Walsall Housing Group moved to reassure residents, saying all of its blocks of flats "conform to rigorous legislative fire safety standards". I've not heard from them since, the phone is not going through, the landline isn't going through. "I can confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days", said police commander Stuart Cundy, describing the fire as "truly shocking". Read More »

Six dead in London tower block fire, toll expected to rise

They said official advice in the event of a fire had been to stay inside. People who live nearby were evacuated, some carrying pets in their arms as they left. The fire involved almost every floor of the 24-story building. "But I don't think the mother made it". I'm 100 metres away and I'm absolutely covered in ash. Read More »

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot In Virginia

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He was charged in 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake added that he saw a member of Scalise's security detail return fire on the gunman for what felt like 10 minutes, even though the police officer was wounded in the leg. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise, Others Shot During Congressional Baseball Practice

Police returned fire, and "when we heard the shooter was down", he and others ran onto the field to help Scalise until medics arrived, Flake said. Barton said he was near first base and the dugout when shots rang out. According to CNN , the shooting represented a "deliberate targeting" of members of Congress not seen since the Gabby Giffords shooting . Trump said he and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the shooting and are monitoring developments closely. Read More »

Deadly fire engulfs London tower block

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The London Fire Brigade said 45 fire engines and 200 firefighters were called to the scene and Assistant Fire Commissioner Dan Daly said it was a large and very serious incident. "I'm lucky to be alive". Moreover, a year ago, residents had warned about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during improvement works. Read More »

Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block

There were reports that some residents leapt out of windows to escape the flames. According to Sky News, a resident in the burning building dropped a baby from a ninth or 10th floor window. A woman showed up in tears looking for her sister, who lived in the 24-story building that caught fire. It was fire up, up, up. "What a fire sprinkler does, is stop it immediately. Read More »

Trump says Scalise shooter is dead

The shooter is identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old man from IL. The suspect belonged to various anti-Republican groups on Facebook , including one called "Terminate the Republican Party", according to local publication the Belleville News-Democrat . Read More »

Tony Award Winner Tells Young People to Be Themselves

That's very impressive. I was on that list a couple times , but, Ben, you know who you bumped off that list? See below for the five best performances from the 2017 Tony Awards . Spacey talked about the show's accountants and said: "You guys do not have to worry about them tonight, at all". House Of Cards actor, Kevin Spacey , did an exceptional job at making the crowd laugh, bringing down the house as host with a few impersonations, including one of Bill Clinton aimed at wife Hillary. Read More »

EU's Brexit negotiator puts pressure on UK

But the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said the United Kingdom could not expect the conditions of its membership to remain the same if it took this path. We're thankful for your support in every way . Saying EU officials are prepared for all eventualities, including "no deal", the Brexit negotiator seemed to suggest the United Kingdom can not cherry-pick its way out of the bloc. Read More »

Investigators request Trump/Comey tapes - if they exist

Republican lawmakers in the wake of Comey's testimony have described Trump's conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as "inappropriate", but stopped short of saying the president obstructed justice. "I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the president-elect in a memo", Comey said in his opening statement to the committee. Comey's claims in the memo have led to allegations from Democrats that Trump improperly interfered in the Flynn ... Read More »

PMO disputes report that Trudeau appeased Trump on climate

Energy ministers failed to agree to a common statement thanks to the US, leaving the Italian presidency to simply publish a chair summary . Instead, the US was mentioned in a footnote touting its goals of a "strong" economy and "healthy" environment, and which implied it had already met climate goals. Read More »

Sessions denies 3rd meeting with Russians

Sen. Tom Cotton Tuesday ripped Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday for not asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions about alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during last year's campaign. The Justice Department subsequently released decades-old memos from its Office of Legal Counsel that it said supported Sessions' position. "You don't walk into any hearing or committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with president of the United ... Read More »

Trump to nominate FCC commissioner who backs net neutrality

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But Trump opted not to announce his Democratic and Republican nominees together on Tuesday night. "Commissioner Rosenworcel has distinguished herself as a smart and tireless advocate for consumers on important issues, like public safety and bridging the digital divide", said Charter in a statement . Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise among those shot at Virginia park

TV network CNN cited congressional and law enforcement sources as saying that the shooting appeared to be a " deliberate attack ". He was with 15-20 lawmakers who were practicing for the annual Congressional baseball game . Sen. Rand Paul , who was also at the practice, said the police response saved lives. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and Brooks were part of a group taking turns at batting practice when the gunman opened fire. Read More »

Sessions denies improper collusion with Russians

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The attorney general has acknowledged two meetings a year ago with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. But the viral picture of the two in close vicinity at the Mayflower Hotel does not prove that Jeff Sessions and Sergey Kislyak met on that day, or even spoke. Read More »

Catholic bishops welcome latest setback for Trump's travel ban

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U.S. President Donald Trump suffered another blow when his travel ban was rejected by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last Monday. Under the amendment, the 90-day ban won't start until court orders now blocking it are lifted. President Donald Trump's own tweet regarding his "travel ban" has enabled the court of appeal to obstruct the controversial plan. He says "these are very unsafe times" and the USA needs "every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering ... Read More »

6 killed, 74 injured in massive London high-rise blaze

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Firefighters at the scene said they had managed to evacuate residents up to the 11th floor. A huge fire has engulfed a 24-story apartment block in West London . "I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises". "I wrapped the little one up because of the smoke and I just got them out", he said. Indeed, several family members have posted on social media trying to ascertain the whereabouts of their loved ones whom they have not been able to contact since the fire broke out. Read More »

Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

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Of the newly promoted sides, Brighton and Hove Albion begin their first Premier League season at home to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City . They will welcome the New Year with an away trip to Burnley . Everton and Leicester appear to have very hard starts to the 2017/18 Premier League season. Burnley have a tough run over Christmas, facing Tottenham , Man United and Liverpool (with a trip to Huddersfield in between) on the 23rd, 26th and 30th December . Read More »

Manhunt Sparked By Slaying Of Prison Guards, Inmates' Escape

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A massive manhunt is underway after two Georgia inmates allegedly shot and killed two prison guards while being transported Tuesday morning near southeast Atlanta. The reaction to the escape was reminiscent of the escape of Brian Nichols from the Fulton County Courthouse in 2005 after killing a judge, a court reporter and a deputy - even down to the carjacking of a green Honda Accord. Read More »

Wounded British PM Theresa May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

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Labour won 262 seats in Thursday's general election , up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in parliament . At the time, she was considered a strong favorite against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn . The clock on the two-year negotiations did not stop because May called snap elections; the official negotiation start date was not pushed back because she decided she wanted a stronger mandate. Read More »

6 killed, dozens injured in massive London high-rise blaze

Some people told CNN they didn't even hear a fire alarm. 40 fire engines and about 200 firefighters have been called to tackle the fire in Grenfell Tower with eyewitnesses saying that residents trapped in the building have been shining lights to call out for attention. Read More »

USA says ´worst behind us´ in Qatar crisis

Qatar has denied the allegations. However, Desta said his country wanted no confrontation with Djibouti. "It is becoming clear that the measures being adopted are overly broad in scope and implementation, and have the potential to seriously disrupt the lives of thousands of women, children and men", said Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. Read More »

Man Arrested For Uploading "Deadpool" To His Facebook Page

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A man was arrested in Central California for uploading the Marvel film " Deadpool " on Facebook . This lead to over 5 million viewers watching the movie for free just eight days after the film premiered, the Los Angeles Times reported. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of three years in prison. Franklin appeared in court in Fresno Tuesday but was not asked to enter a plea, U.S. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan slams isolation of Qatar: 'It is inhumane and un-Islamic'

Akbar al-Baker, the head of Qatar Airways , issued the appeal during an interview with the CNN television channel that was broadcast Monday evening. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the blockade of the peninsula amounted to a "death penalty" and reiterated Turkey's commitment to supporting its ally. Qatar has denied the allegations. Read More »

Macron seeks majority as France votes for new Parl

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La Republique en Marche (The Republic on the Move, LREM) and its allies took 32.3 percent of the vote, official figures released early Monday showed. "We are grateful for the trust you have placed in all the new faces of the Republic", Catherine Barbaroux, the party's president, told supporters after seeing the projected results. Read More »

London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno; At Least 6 Fatalities Reported

Six people have been killed and 74 are being treated at hospitals after a huge fire at a west London tower block. "I just hope they have got everyone out", he said. A local residents action group also claimed that their warnings about a lack of fire safety measures "fell on deaf ears". In its blog , the group had raised concerns about testing and maintenance of firefighting equipment and blocked emergency access to the site. Read More »

Desired Palestinian State under Three Powers

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Israel will claim that the Arabs were simply not ready for peace. "Whether it's a child imprisoned by a military court or shot unjustifiably, or a house demolished for lack of an elusive permit, or checkpoints where only settlers are allowed to pass, few Palestinians have escaped serious rights abuses during this 50-year occupation", Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at HRW, said. Read More »

UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan: lawmaker

The Tories and the DUP are considering a "confidence and supply" arrangement which would see the Northern Irish party back the Government to get its Budget through and on confidence motions. "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 at a conference in Poland, the Financial Times reported. Read More »

At least six dead and 50 injured in massive London high-rise blaze

A plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) over the capital. An acrid column of smoke could be seen rising from the building on Wednesday. There were reports that some residents leapt out of windows to escape the flames. Many others are receiving medical care. "I could not find the stairs". Others searched for information at makeshift centers set up at churches and recreation centers. Read More »