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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul a Witness to Shooting of Congressman


The lawmakers were at the field in Alexandria practicing for a charity baseball game. Rep. Mo Brooks , R-Ala., also at the practice and told CNN that he was "on deck, about to hit batting practice" when the shots rang out. Two congressional aides were laying in the outfield, one of whom made it over to the fence with Paul. "I've never seen anybody climb a fence that fast in my life". Read More »

London inferno: 'The baby just fell straight down'

The causes of the fire, one of the biggest in London in memory, were not immediately known. Police said earlier they were continuing to evacuate people from the apartment building Wednesday morning. "A lot of people said 'Help, help, help.' The fire brigade could only help downstairs". Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save a baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor" to waiting members of the public below. Read More »

AG angrily rebukes Kremlin collusion as 'a detestable lie'

Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings past year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . " Many have suggested that my recusal is because I felt I was a subject of the investigation myself, that I may have done something wrong", Sessions added. Read More »

Laura Benanti returns as Melania Trump on 'Late Show'

She continued, saying she had been lonely in NY doing whatever she wanted whenever she wanted. Late Show host Stephen Colbert has spent his last few months dragging Trump in every way possible, and couldn't help but poke fun at the president's "bachelor" status during his time separated from Melania , echoing reports that Trump had been "lonely", "isolated", and put on weight in her absence. Read More »

7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances dropped from today's cabinet meeting agenda


The employee unions were opposed to it, so government complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa in June 2016 to review the allowances. "At the current juncture, global political and financial risks materialising into imported inflation and the disbursement of allowances under the 7th central pay commission's award are upside risks". Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise wounded in shooting at congressional baseball practice

Trump praised the "heroic actions" of the Capital Police at the scene. He continued, "I wanted to get to Steve Scalise , laying out there in the field, but while there were bullets flying overhead, I couldn't". The shooter reportedly asked Rep. Jeff Duncan , R-S.C., if Republicans or Democrats were practicing before shooting. Brooks said the Scalise "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". Read More »

Qatar Denounces 'Illegal Siege' by Neighbors as Crisis Drags On


Pakistan has been treading a careful path since Saudi and other Gulf countries snapped diplomatic ties with Qatar after accusing the oil-rich country of supporting terrorist groups. There has been no breakthrough in Kuwaiti efforts to mediate in the crisis, but a US official in the region said Kuwait was continuing with what is seen as a "slow, painstaking, deliberate" process focused inside the Gulf Cooperation Council . Read More »

CM writes to PM — Metro dais controversy


Out this the 13-km-long Aluva-Palarivattom section is being inaugurated on Saturday. As per the list that reached the Secretariat from the PMO, only the Governor, the Chief Minister, Mr. KMRL had submitted a list of 13 persons to be included in the inaugural platform of the Kochi Metro. The Kerala Chief Minister's office has now written a letter to the PMO in this regard. Read More »

Massive London apartment fire leaves 6 dead

The Metropolitan Police confirmed 6 people dead, but officials also stated that the death toll is expected to rise, as many people are still unaccounted for. "Until I got out, all the frontal side of the building was bursting in flames", said another resident for BBC News . "I've not heard from them since, the phone is not going through", she said. Read More »

London Tower Block Blaze Claims Several Lives

Ayyube Asif told CNN he saw the fire from his cousin's house miles away and immediately ran toward the blaze. "It seems the containment of a fire in such a major building is a concern". He said: "I just got a phone call at 2 o clock saying look on the TV". Soon he saw the smoke and chaos. "And it was just spreading like wildfire". In a statement posted on Facebook , the service said the "fire is from the second floor to the top floor". Read More »

Spanish prosecutors sue Cristiano Ronaldo for tax fraud

Additionally, the prosecutor also accused Ronaldo of declaring €11.5m ($12.8m) earned in 2011-14 in a tax return filed in 2014, when the prosecutor said Ronaldo's real income during that period was nearly €43m ($48m). The 32-year-old Ronaldo , a four-time Ballon d'Or victor, is arguably Europe's leading football player. Lionel Messi's successful tax evasion conviction helped to pave the way for prosecutors to launch a case against the Real Madrid forward. Read More »

At least six dead in London tower block fire

The Rugby Portobello Trust said they are "with numerous residents" and have asked people to "hold off on dropping anything to RPT until we can put together a list of what is needed". They came 20 minutes later. The fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 24th floor of the building. Siar Naqshabandi, who lives on the third floor, said his family lived on the 23rd and his uncle was still missing. Read More »

Macron Welcomes Theresa May At Elysee Palace

The two leaders were meeting in Paris for a working dinner before together attending a France vs England friendly soccer match at the Stade de France stadium in Paris . He said, "No negotiation of Brexit has been finalised". Mrs May said last week's General Election revealed "a unity of purpose" among British voters for the Government to get on with Brexit. Read More »

California Gov. Brown Named Adviser for UN Climate Conference


Governor Jerry Brown of the US state of California was named Tuesday special advisor for states and regions at the forthcoming 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to the U.N. "I look forward to taking the next step later this year with Governor Kate Brown and Governor Jay Inslee when we join Prime Minister Bainimarama in Bonn to show that states and regions will fulfill the Paris commitment". Read More »

Fugitives in guard shootings 'dangerous beyond description'


The two men on the loose, according to DOC, are Ricky Dubose , age 24, and Danny Rowe , age 43. State law enforcement agencies involved in the manhunt include the Georgia Department of Corrections , Georgia Bureau of Investigation , the Georgia Department of Public Safety, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Read More »

Brexit: Record number of Brits become German citizens

An increase of 2,200 successful applications or 361 percent compared to the previous year, the striking figure highlighted another possible effect of Britain's decision to leave the European Union in the June 2016 referendum. "I think they have a preference for the European market and not to the United Kingdom market and this is the benchmark we have to look at with all deals", he added. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise appears to have been shot in Virginia

Scalise underwent surgery and is in stable condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, according to a statement by his office. Reports said Scalise was shot in the hip. "We were doing batting practice", said Sen. Scalise's position as whip means he has the hard job of trying to keep order in the fractious party ranks and rounding up votes for bills. Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball

Several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. He was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he is now undergoing surgery. 'I hear Steve Scalise over near second base scream. They shot the shooter. "Everybody would've died except for the fact that Capitol Hill police were there", Paul said. Read More »

Latest on the west London tower block Fire

The fire brigade said up to 20 floors have been checked by crews. "In my 29 years of firefighting I have seen nothing of this scale", Cotton said. "The potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out", the group added. Read More »

Senator Paul calls Virginia shooting a 'killing field'


Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), a doctor who also helped attend to Scalise's wounds, concurred with Paul's conclusions. The GOP had been practicing at the field for about two months, Paul said. "I probably heard 50-60 shots", he said. "And then finally we heard a response from the Capitol Hill Police". He and the aide left the scene in a auto that drove by with another congressional aide at the wheel. Read More »

McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence'


McAuliffe called for more background checks and ending "gunshow loopholes". Interestingly enough, Mimms reported that McAuliffe first said "93 million people [are killed] per day", but he corrected that statement. Editor's Note: 93 million Americans don't die a day due to gun violence. On average, 93 Americans a day die due to gun violence . Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, which will lead this investigation because a federal official was ... Read More »

Hindu Sena celebrates Trump's 71st birthday


Friends and family have already taken to Twitter to wish Mr Trump a happy birthday. Melania Trump , the First Lady, last week urged "loyal" friends to sign a card for the President in an email to supporters. The group also plans to give him a gift: a plane ticket to Russia (the Trump campaign is being investigated for colluding with the Russian government during the USA presidential election). Read More »

Six people killed in Grenfell Tower fire in London


Seventy-four people are being treated in hospital, with 20 in critical care. On Wednesday at around 1 a.m. BST, reports of a large fire began to emerge. A Grenfell Tower resident has spoken of the terrifying moment that he was forced to make a desperate escape from the housing block after it became ravaged by huge fires . Read More »

Labour close to a MILLION members following election success


I do not believe that Labour , under Jeremy Corbyn , will poll 38%. Speaking at the weekly Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) meeting, Mr Corbyn, who received a 45-second ovation for the party's performance in last week's election , told his colleagues that 35,000 people have joined Labour since Friday. Read More »