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At least six dead in London apartment fire

The Metropolitan Police said two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and cordons were in place. London Fire Brigade said it had rescued 65 people from the building. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton, who said earlier that the cause was still unknown, described the scale of the fire at the 120-home social housing block built in 1974 as "unprecedented". Read More »

At least 12 dead in London tower block fire

Tiago Etienne, 17, said he spotted about three children between the ages of four and eight being dropped from an apartment around the 15th floor. At least two people have been injured and flats at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower are being evacuated. Read More »

42-year-old arrested in Calgary 'Canada Creep' investigation


Voyeurism charges have been laid against a 42-year-old man in connection with a notorious social media account responsible for posting inappropriate photos of Calgary women and girls. "After that, we'll be consulting with the Crown on the remainder of the evidence where we're unable to identify the victim and look, based on Crown and police cooperation, at laying a global charge for further offences on voyeurism". Read More »

UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center


ET) at the UPS San Francisco Customer Center, a couple of blocks east of Franklin Square. Authorities said the gunman was wearing a UPS uniform. The shooter and all the victims were employees, UPS said in a statement . They walked away calmly with emergency vehicles nearby and gathered nearby outside a restaurant. "We can not provide information as to the identity of persons involved at this time, pending the police investigation", the statement said. Read More »

In London Fire, Baby Dropped From 10th Floor. Caught Safely On Ground

The Kensington and Chelsea Council, which oversees the area where the fire occurred and is Grenfell's landlord, said in a statement its immediate focus was helping victims and their families. The minister said: "My thoughts are with the residents and families of everyone caught up in this awful event". Crews rescued 65 people, said Steve Apter, the fire brigade's director of safety and assurance. Read More »

Govt extends interest subsidy on crop loans for 2017-18


This will help farmers availing short term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh payable within one year at only 4 per cent per annum. That apart, farmers will get loans for post-harvest storage of their produce at a subsidised interest rate of 7 per cent for six months. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller


So far there is no hard evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors, but the bottom line is grounds for impeachment are whatever a majority of the House and two thirds of the Senate say it is. A spokesperson from the special counsel said that the Dreeben that made the donation to Clinton is not the same Dreeben working on Mueller's team. Rosenstein's testimony comes amid public statements from Trump confidants that the American president is mulling removing Mueller from the investigation. Read More »

Two Australians killed in London terror attack

Sara Zelenak is missing after the terror attack in London. In the footage, Sara is seen giggling as she feeds an eager baby elephant. His family confirmed his death, although they said it had not been made official by police. Sara also had the opportunity of going to the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. The three suspects who were driving then left the vehicle and carried out a stabbing attack at the market, killing seven and leaving 48 injured. Read More »

Paul Ryan gave a pitch ideal speech on the baseball shooting

Ryan lauded Democrats for gathering in prayer after hearing the news of the shooting, saying although there's many images lawmakers will want to forget from this day, that's one they should keep. In this image from House Television video, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pauses as he speaks Wednesday, June 14, 2017, on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington, about the shooting at the congressional baseball practice. Read More »

Macron's party makes big win in legislative election


Many voters stayed away from the polls, with turnout of only 50 per cent. Macron's opponents say this helped En Marche - and are now anxious about what the French President could achieve with such a thumping majority. Traditional parties are urging voters to back Macron's rivals in a run-off vote to avoid him monopolising power. The measures follow the scandal that destroyed the presidential bid of Republicans candidate Francois Fillon, who has been charged over payments to his wife and two ... Read More »

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'


He called it "a great plan" at a celebration he held in the White House Rose Garden to mark its passage through one branch of Congress May 4. President Donald Trump met with GOP senators at the White House Tuesday to discuss that legislation. Read More »

Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

Federal authorities said it was too early to determine whether the assault targeted members of Congress . Slater did not provide details about the suspect's condition. "He is grateful for the fearless actions of the U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". Texas representative Roger Williams also reported that a member of his staff was shot at the practice. Read More »

Several dead in London residential tower blaze

While many witnesses seemed sure the fire seemed to grow along the outside of the tower, it was not clear whether the building's facelift was related. The Guardian reports the heart-wrenching scene of a woman on the ninth or tenth floor holding a baby in her arms at a window before she dropped that baby in hopes that the crowd below would catch the infant. Read More »

US key interest rate highest since 2008


The central bank left the target for the federal funds rate, the interest rate offered to other banks, between 0.75 and one per cent at the last meeting in May . "A solid rate of growth remains well above expectations". There it stood for 7 meager years while the economy recovered slowly. This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial ... Read More »

Witness captures Alexandria shooting on cell phone


U.S. Capitol Police say the officers wounded while responding to the shooting of a congressman are expected to survive. Scalise was struck in the hip and remains in stable condition at a local hospital. His demeanor was "calm", witness Falisa Peoples said. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. "All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot ". Two Capitol police officers shot Wednesday have been identified as Krystal Griner and David Bailey . Read More »

Death toll from London apartment block fire rises to 12


She said there were "a number " of fatalities. "I think what was most startling was the orange through the green", said Weber, who recalls "little pops" that sounded like drips of water from inside her home. Nassima Boutrig, who lives across from the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. "I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help". Read More »

Game 5 Finals loss can be blamed on the bench

When it came time to reflect on the series, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue pointed to the final 2:13 of Game 3 as the difference. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after winning the NBA Fianls MVP in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena, Oakland June 12, 2017. Read More »

UK PM May 'saddened' by London fire deaths

Matt Kane, who lives in the building next to the Grenfell Tower , said he was woken by screams and sounds of people running. London police said six people were confirmed dead, but expected the toll to rise. In November, a residents group called Grenfell Action Group said that only a "catastrophic event" would expose the concerns they had about the building's landlord, according to the group's blog post. Read More »

Death toll rises to 12 in London blaze

Two separate witnesses told CBS News they saw parents throwing young children or babies from balconies in an effort to save them from the flames. Flames and smoke billow hours after the fire first started in the building. Ruks Mamudu, 69, escaped from her first floor apartment wearing only her purple pajamas and bathrobe. The group claimed access to the building was "severely restricted" for emergency services and other vehicles and that residents were advised to stay in their flats in ... Read More »

Inescapable need for two-state solution

With Israel's astonishing victory came an immediate effort by Israel to make peace with the Arab world, and return captured territories in exchange for peace, only to be rebuked by the Arab League meeting in Khartoum, Sudan, with the infamous "Three No's... Read More »

May to face fury of own MPs


She welcomed the "most diverse Parliament" yet which saw a record number of MPs from black and minority backgrounds elected, plus the first ever female Sikh MP and more disabled and LGBT MPs. Meanwhile the Labour Party has made strong gains off the back of a surge in youth turnout, mainly fuelled by last year's Brexit vote. The political turmoil comes a week before Britain is due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the European Union in talks of unprecedented complexity that are ... Read More »

Hospital: Multiple California shooting victims


A team that entered the building found the gunman and watched him turn his weapon on himself, Chaplin said. This shooting comes just hours after one of the top Republicans in Congress, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), was shot and wounded in Northern Virginia, along with four others. Read More »