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US House Majority Whip Shot During Baseball Practice

But one of his aides was shot. Once the firing had stopped, Flake and others rushed out to Scalise , who was shot while standing near second base and proceeded to drag himself out into the outfield, leaving what Brooks described as a long trail of blood. Read More »

Unknown Number Dead in London High-Rise Fire


Endless numbers of people. Many people at St. When she got downstairs there was only four of them with her. Firefighters at the scene of a fire at the Grenfell Tower , a 24-story apartment block in North Kensington , London , June 14, 2017 . Read More »

Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block


By mid-day, London police said six people had been killed and they cautioned the death toll was likely to rise. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said that a number of people are thought to have died. London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that a major incident had been declared. 'The search and rescue operation is still going on and I wish to commend the fearless actions of firefighters and other emergency responders who arrived at the scene within minutes and have been at the scene ... Read More »

Stay thirsty: 'Most interesting man' now pitching tequila


Jonathan Goldsmith, 78, rose to fame as the spokesman for the beer brand Dos Equis, known for his TV-ad tagline, "I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis". Goldsmith in an ad for Dos Equis. A spokesperson for Heineken tells Ad Age : "We thank Jonathan Goldsmith for his long-time contributions to the brand, and wish him the best in his next endeavors". Read More »

London fire: Deadly blaze engulfs high-rise apartment building

Of those patients, 18 are in critical care. In a statement issued shortly before 11.30am, commander Stuart Cundy confirmed there had been six fatalities but that this figure was expected to rise. The London Ambulance Service said it has sent 20 ambulance crews to respond to a London apartment building fire Wednesday morning. "These questions are really important questions that need to be answered", Khan said. Read More »

Top US Republican leader shot at baseball practice; suspect arrested


Steve Scalise (R-La.), were shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va . on Thursday morning by a gunman who was shot at the scene by Capitol Police. "I think the security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter", said U.S. Rep . Joe Barton , R-Ennis, who manages the team and witnessed the shooting. Read More »

Princess Kate visits survivors of London Bridge terror attack

Mrs May has insisted the UK's largest police force is "well-resourced", but has said she would consider new powers in response to the "increased tempo" of terror attacks . The latest arrest comes as Borough Market, where the attackers went on a stabbing spree, is expected to reopen this week. "All staff in the [publicly-funded] NHS want these days is to be recognized". Read More »

Virginia: Gunman shoots at Congressman during baseball practice session

A staffer with Rep. Williams, who has coached the Republican baseball team since 2013, was not shot, despite reports in some media outlets. He was not shot by the gunman. "There's no place I could go", he said. Brooks said he heard as many as 100 shots. Capitol Police were also at the scene. "They were in the middle of the ball park", he said. Read More »

Shooting reported at Congressional baseball practice; Witness: '50 to 100 shots fired'

James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police who were on the scene during the Congressional practice. Police tweeted they were "investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St". White House spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted earlier that Trump had been made aware of the shooting. Initial reports said that as many as 50 shots had been fired, but Flake said, "50 would be an understatement". Read More »

Rep. Brad Wenstrup: We can't fix every problem America has with gunfire

Rand Paul , R-Ky, told MSNBC. Later, in a statement to FOX19 NOW, Wenstrup said "I'm OK". We can't "amend" every problem the USA has with gunfire, he said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". "After the shooter was down ... we deferred to (Wenstrup's) judgment on what to do", Brooks told CNN. "Within minutes of the event, I received notice from one of his staffers he was OK". Read More »

G-7 Talks Leave Pruitt and USA as Climate Change 'Footnote'

It "will continue to engage with key worldwide partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment ". DETROIT-President Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris global climate treaty hasn't shaken auto makers' resolve to continue developing cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles. Read More »

Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

We've now heard from six of the eight Democrats on this committee, and to my knowledge, I don't think a single one of them asked that question. I never learned the names of investigators. Sessions told senators Tuesday that when Comey approached him about the Oval Office meeting, "he did not tell me at that time any details about anything that was said that was improper". Read More »

SNP Westminster group to choose a new leader

Three of the party's MPs have put their name forward for the post, which became vacant when Angus Robertson lost his seat in last week's general election . Ms Sturgeon said a paper drawn up by her ministers a year ago, Scotland's Place In Europe, was a "blueprint for this approach". Labour election manager James Kelly said: "Scotland won't be fooled by Nicola Sturgeon's desperate plan to rebrand her divisive referendum. Read More »

Congressman Johnson's Immediate Response To Scalise Shooting

The police reported that the gunman is now in custody, but did not release his name. A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning on a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria involving Republican members of Congress, possibly injuring several including at least one lawmaker, Steve Scalise , the majority whip, according to police and a congressman. Read More »

Sessions Criticized Comey on Clinton Investigation Today, But Defended Him Last Year


Jeff Sessions competently defended himself before the Senate Intelligence Committee as he answered a range of questions about the Trump campaign and his actions during the opening months of the administration. Sessions would not discuss any conversations with Trump about the timing for firing Comey or any reasons for the termination beyond the contents of the memorandum . Read More »

US attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats


On the other side, Sessions did inveigh against "false attacks, innuendoes and leaks" against him regarding Russian ties. " Wyden , there are none", Sessions insisted, his voice rising. Sen. "You don't walk into any committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with the president of the United States". Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a close adviser to President Donald Trump during his battle for the presidency, has defended himself before his former Senate colleagues. Read More »

London fire: Several dead as huge blaze destroys Grenfell Tower flats


Plumes of black and grey smoke billowed high into the air over the British capital hours after the blaze broke out at the Grenfell Tower where several hundred people live. Volunteers handed out bottled water. Police were also clearing out nearby buildings because of fears about falling debris and shut down a section of the A40 highway - a normally busy thoroughfare into London . Read More »

Children tossed out of windows in London high-rise blaze

NHS England said 74 people are being treated in six hospitals across the capital, of whom 20 are in critical care. People of Kensington. Remember to give what you can spare - clothes etc - to those made homeless by that bad fire. Residents said repairs, including the addition of some sort of cladding, had been made to the exterior of the block recently. The appeal, on the JustGiving website , was set up by an account in the name of Haley Yearwood, with the note: "I am a teacher at a ... Read More »

6 killed as massive blaze engulfs London tower block

Police earlier said they had been evacuating people from the building, and that a number of people were being treated for a wide range of injuries. Others told of seeing people shouting and waving from the windows for help, and residents shining torches from within as the inferno erupted in the dead of night. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: 'I could hear them screaming for their lives'

Oxford City Council has reassured residents of its five high-rise towers across the city that it has delivered substantial improvements to fire safety as part of the major fix works now being carried out on the blocks. Authorities are trying to determine how many people are still trapped. A local residents association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire in the block. Read More »

Woman drops baby from window to escape London tower fir

Witnesses reported the entire building was on fire by around 2:00 am (0100 GMT). Forty engines containing more than 200 firefighters attended the scene. "If the same concerns were had in a wealthy part of Kensington and Chelsea they would have got resolved, but here they didn't get resolved", Collins told AFP. Read More »