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Capitol police hailed as heroes in Virginia shooting

Hodgkinson, 66, was married and lived in Belleville, Illinois. He was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting . The Democratic team has dominated in recent times, having won seven straight games before tasting defeat a year ago against the Republicans. Read More »

12 killed as huge fire guts residential tower in London

Cundy says many others are receiving medical care. People who initially remained in place may have been unable to escape later because the hallways and fire escapes were filled with heavy smoke and flames. "I just hope they have got everyone out", he said. "In the local area, they're setting up fundraising drives and collections for duvets and clothes, so that'd be really helpful if anyone wants to contribute". Read More »

Audio Released Of GOP Baseball Shooting


Then, he said , it slowly dawned on him that as he was leaving the field just after 7 a.m., he had a brief interaction with a odd man who he now believes to be the shooting suspect, identified by several news outlets as 66-year-old James T. Read More »

At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Injured In London High-Rise Fire

The tower, built in 1974, contains 120 apartments, according to its management company, Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation. A witness, Samira Lamrani, told the British Press Association a baby was thrown from a 9th or 10th floor window and caught by a bystander. Read More »

Sessions Calls Collusion Speculation 'Detestable,' Professes 'Confidence' in Mueller

During an interview with NBC News, President Trump said he fired former FBI director James Comey because of his handling of the Russian Federation investigation. However, evading the answer, Sessions continued to talk about principles of the policy. "It is something that I adhere to", Sessions said. The abrupt dismissal of Comey prompted Trump's critics to charge that the president was trying to interfere with a criminal investigation. Read More »

Fire in London apartment building leaves six dead, dozens hospitalized


Witnesses who posted images on social media said that all the block's floors were filled with flames. She and her grandson sat outside the building and watched people trapped on higher floors cry desperately for help. The cause of the fire is unknown at the time. "There are already disturbing reports emerging of the pipework in the building for a fire emergency being out of action", Ritson says. Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Dodges Donald Trump Questions, Angering Democrats


And Sessions (along with his deputy, Rod Rosenstein ) recommended that Trump fire Comey for reasons unrelated to the Russian Federation and Flynn investigations. Mr. Sessions insisted his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak previous year were innocuous. Harris was similarly reprimanded by Burr just six days ago for her manner of questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

Massive blaze engulfs London high rise

Black smoke billowed high into the air for hours after the blaze broke out. After announcing the updated death toll of 12 in the afternoon, Cmdr. "We could hear people screaming 'help me, help me, ' flashing their phone lights to let people know they were there", another resident said. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Being Investigated for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month and has the authority to remove him, told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal. Chris Ruddy, a Trump friend and the CEO of the conservative website Newsmax, raised the possibility of the president considering terminating Mueller, a potentially explosive option. Read More »

Rosenstein speaks on special counsel of Russian Federation probe

When asked what he would do if the president ordered him to fire Mueller , Rosenstein replied, "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders". Rosenstein would be the one to fire Comey, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". Sessions on Tuesday declined to discuss his interactions with Trump, saying the President may one day want to invoke executive privilege for himself. Read More »

Politicians take to Twitter to condemn Alexandria shooting

Scalise's security detail engaged the shooter while police reinforcements followed, and the president credited them with saving lives. A top House Republican , Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington , in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". Read More »

AG Sessions: Accusations of Russia collusion 'appalling'


More voters have shown faith in former FBI Director James Comey's word than that of President Donald Trump , a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found. "Why don't you tell me?" " This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it ", he added. He also has vented frustration to aides on Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision that led to Rosenstein's appointment of a special counsel, ... Read More »

BC Liberal cabinet sworn-in, but defeat looms for minority government


Advanced Education: Former Speaker Linda Reid has quashed theories she may stand for the job again by taking a cabinet post. Sturdy previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment . - Andrew Wilkinson, justice minister and attorney general. There has been plenty of movement, with some ministers promoted to new portfolios, while other spaces were filled to account for Liberals who lost their seat in the May election. Read More »

Airliner Video Shows Extent of London Blaze

In one of the most treacherous incidents seen in over a generation, flames shot from windows all the way up the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington as more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. One woman lost two of her six children as she tried to escape from the block, one witness said. Witnesses who live in the building told the BBC that they watched people fall out of the windows, and screams echoed throughout the building. Read More »

Top Republican politician Steve Scalise injured in Virginia shooting

The shooter, who was shot by Capitol police and later died, has been identified as 66-year-old home inspector James T Hodgkinson from IL. Media reports said the 66-year-old owned a home inspection business. Congressional staff member Zach Barth and the Tyson Food Director of Government Relations Matt Mika were also injured in the shooting. Witnesses said he was shot in the chest and his family said he was in a critical condition . Read More »

Ostapenko mounts comeback against Halep to win French Open

JELENA JAKOVLEVA, Ostapenko's mother, recalling her daughter's self-fulfilling prophecy, made 10 years ago. She was, though, about to "do a Kuerten". Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia used bold strokes and an unbending will to come back and stun No. Read More »

Sessions vehemently denies Russian Federation collusion claims

A major test on that front will be whether the FBI is willing to release memos from former FBI Director James Comey of his conversations with President Donald Trump , now that they have been provided to Mueller. He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so. "I can tell you that for absolute certainty". I'm not sure I understood your question. Read More »

Terrifying videos of West London Tower inferno


Once the sun rose, smoke could be seen from miles away. Eyewitnesses reported seeing people trapped inside the burning building screaming for help and shouting for their children to be saved. "Currently, we're focusing on helping those residents and London Fire Brigade is investigating the safety of the tower's structure but we will issue a further statement in due course", said Robert Black , the company's chief executive. Read More »

Theresa May tells MPs: I'll serve as long as you want me

Britain's Press Association, quoting two unnamed sources from the meeting, said May told lawmakers at a closed-door session that she admitted she was the one who "got us into this mess" and vowed that she would be the one who will "get us out of it". Read More »

View from Away: Comey's vivid testimony

Donald Trump Jr. appeared to confirm on Saturday that his father indeed suggested that former FBI Director James Comey should shut down the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . The existence of recordings of the conversations has become more important now that Trump and Comey are at odds on key points of the narrative . In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the ... Read More »

Scotland will be independent by 2025, says Sturgeon


Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ruled out a formal coalition between her Scottish National Party with Labour if Jeremy Corbyn were to form a minority Labour government, but said Friday she would support Labour on an "issue by issue" basis. Read More »

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has voiced his serious reservations about a deal between the Tories and the DUP to prop up the Conservative government. British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the ruling Conservatives' disastrous performance at last week's elections, as she faced her party's angry MPs on Monday, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership. Read More »

Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer


In all, five people were taken to hospital, including the suspect , Alexandria police said . After learning his closest friend in Congress was wounded, Johnson said he's thankful police prevented even more carnage. Witness Ben Childers told ABC News' "Good Morning America" he was in his apartment when he heard gunshots and he said he saw congressional members running off a baseball field. Read More »