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At least 6 dead in fire at London high-rise apartment building


Residents had complained in recent months that the management company was flouting fire safety rules, including by providing inadequate escape routes. When he stepped out there was suddenly smoke everywhere, the whole corridor was engulfed. "There were even young children banging on the windows", she told CNN, adding she could hear screams as the hours went by. Read More »

Theresa May : Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal

May has two years to reach agreement with the European Union but has repeatedly said she would be prepared to walk away from negotiations without a deal if necessary. Major, often credited with laying the groundwork for the peace process in the 1990s, told the BBC: "The only honest broker can be the United Kingdom government, and the question arises, if they cease to be seen as such by part of the community in Northern Ireland, one can't be certain how events will unwind". Read More »

Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong

Ananya Vinay from Fresno, California , earned the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday after many rounds compared to Rohan Rajeev . The two deadlocked for 20 rounds until Rohan, an eighth-grader, tripped on the word " marram " (the Norse-derived word for a type of grass). Read More »

Sanders says man ID'd as shooter was on campaign

Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. Tom Calhoun says he and James Hodgkinson , or Tommy as he called him, graduated together in 1968. U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, has been Scalise's Washington , D.C., roommate for about eight years. Read More »

White House says Trump won't fire Mueller

What did the intelligence agencies find? White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said via email, "Chris speaks for himself". Putin and other Russian officials have repeatedly denied interfering in the USA election. Mr Donald Trump is considering firing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) chief Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating if Russian Federation colluded in last year's bitter election campaign, said a friend of the United States president. Read More »

New Brexit proposals 'urgently needed', Nicola Sturgeon tells Theresa May

Brexit talks are due to start next week. Nicola Sturgeon has called for Brexit to be paused, claiming it was "no longer viable" for a weakened UK Government to "blunder into negotiations". Joining SNP MPs in Westminster, Sturgeon will call for reforming including a cross-party Brexit advisory group to agree new positions for the UK. The SNP suffered losses at the election, including the seats of former first minister Alex Salmond and deputy leader Angus Robertson, and Sturgeon has been ... Read More »

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, will need more surgery: hospital

Roger Williams' office, who has not been identified , and a Capitol Hill police officer, who also hasn't been identified. A baseball field is a sanctuary for millions of boys and girls, moms and dads. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, told NBC, "and then something like this happens, and you can't believe it". "We dove for the dugout, those of us who were on the field still". Read More »

UK, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

Media reports suggested an agreement could be delayed into next week, but the spokesman said: "I certainly have heard nothing on this side to indicate that". "I don't mind negotiating with them and obviously we've got to have a Government, we have got to have a Queen's Speech, we need some stability". The divorce issues include the rights of European Union citizens in Britain as well as United Kingdom citizens in the European Union, how much Britain will have to pay to cover previous ... Read More »

Comey friend with memo in contact with Senate panel

Sens. Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa; Dianne Feinstein, D-California; Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina; and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, have been leading the panel's Russian Federation investigation. Comey said it should be special counsel Robert Mueller's task to determine whether Trump had obstructed justice, and therefore, had opened himself up to possible impeachment proceedings, keeping the allegations on Russian Federation in mind. Read More »

Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice


It is not clear whether Sessions plans to answer all the questions or if he will invoke executive privilege to avoid disclosing private conversations with the president . And by the time Sessions met with Kislyak at his office in September, then-President Barack Obama had already commented on the Russian hacking campaign and hinted at what could have motivated it. Read More »

Congressman Shot During Baseball Practice In Virginia


Two officers were injured along with a congressional aide and a lobbyist. "The practice was in advance of the Thursday game where Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate play in a charity game ". There was a clip with at least eight shots. Telling the story later, his trousers were still scuffed and muddy and his elbows were scratched and bandaged. Read More »

Sanders 'sickened', man ID'd as shooter volunteered in Iowa for Sanders campaign


Louis, according to Hodgkinson's Facebook page . Trump said on Wednesday morning that the shooter died of his injuries, without identifying the man. Karman and Bill Schaumleffel, neighbors across a small cornfield on the back edge of the Hodgkinson property, recall seeing a man shooting a rifle out into the field about two or three months ago. Read More »

Shooting: 'I am sickened by this despicable act'

The Conservative Review reports that he also liked the very left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center's Facebook page . Sen. Jeff Flake said Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson foods who practices with the team, seemed to be the most seriously injured. Read More »

GOP congressman shot at baseball practice faced questions about his ties

Two Capitol Police officers also were injured during a shootout in which the suspected gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, was killed. "When you've got a baseball bat and the guy's got a rifle". Gabby Giffords was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt at a gathering in Tucson, Ariz. Read More »

New opposition to Trump's United Kingdom visit


In the hours after the attack, which killed seven people and left dozens injured , Trump on Twitter suggested that Mayor Sadiq Khan had told Londoners "not to be alarmed" about the attack. She added that the suggestion that the president was criticizing Khan because he is Muslim is "utterly ridiculous". Khan said in a statement after the attack Saturday that there was " no reason to be alarmed ". Read More »

Putin denies relationship with former NSA Michael Kelly


Protesters gather to rally against US President Donald Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on May 10. "That's it. "He used to be in the security services". "I haven't seen even once any proof of Russian interference in the presidential election in the United States". Read More »

Belleville man identified in shooting of Republican congressman

Hodgkinson of Belleville , Illinois . A Facebook page belonging to someone with the same name and hometown of Hodgkinson includes both anti-Republican and anti-Trump rhetoric, as well as photos of Sanders. As The Washington Post reports , Hodgkinson was a licensed home inspector in IL, according to public records, but his license lapsed last November. Read More »

Trump says suspected gunman who shot at lawmakers is now dead


WWL will provide additional updates as we get details. Rand Paul - who was on the field at Wednesday's shooting - said he's been thinking about since the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France in 2015. "Only constitutional office holders are given (security) details", said Rep. Joseph Crowley of NY, the Democratic Caucus chairman. "Trump has destroyed democracy", a post on Hodgkinson's Facebook page read. Read More »

Will GOP Care About Gun Control Now That Their Own Was Targeted?


Wednesday might have just been another day in America's dark and ongoing pattern of gun violence, but there is something particularly jarring about seeing members of Congress become shooting targets in broad daylight. "I can't answer about today", McAuliffe said. Minutes later, McAuliffe told CNN's Kate Bolduan on air that it was his number one job as governor to keep the community safe. Read More »

AG Sessions denies colluding with Russian Federation to aid Trump

In his Tuesday testimony , Sessions was unable to provide any more context to this question: Did Trump fire Comey because of, or in response to, the FBI director's refusal to "let go" of the investigation into Trump's national security adviser, Mike Flynn? While the Justice Department has said Mr Sessions recused himself in March because of his involvement in Mr Trump's campaign , Mr Comey testified that the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of information that ... Read More »

Gunman fires on congressional baseball practice in Virginia, wounding several


Officials are asking for more information as to who Hodgkinson was. He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, an OH congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said in an interview on Fox Business Network that before the shooting, a man "confronted us when we were going to our auto, and he wanted to know whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there". Read More »