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Blimp crashes near US Open golf tournament, pilot taken to hospital

Fowler was right on point with most of his approach shots leading to comfortable birdie putts on the massive links-style layout that played at 7,845 yards as the longest course ever in a U.S. He says he has no additional information on the crash that happened during the tournament's opening round in Erin, Wisconsin. A blimp shooting aerial images at the US Open caught fire and crashed with the pilot apparently parachuting from the aircraft as it plummeted to earth before horrified players ... Read More »

San Francisco shooting: Gunman, three other dead at UPS facility

The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the victims as Wayne Chan, 56, and Benson Louie, 50, of San Francisco , and Michael Lefiti, 46, of Hercules. "He said something like, 'I'm hanging in there'. They were looking pretty bad". "They were banging on the bus and they were screaming, "Go! Go!" They disembarked the bus after driving a safe distance away. Read More »

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Kenya Moore Is Reportedly Married!


The two met a year ago and have been dating for about eight months. While the reality star has stayed silent in regard to her reported nuptials , which were first reported by Tamara Tattles , she shared a post with her fans and followers on June 14 and in the post, she may have hinted at a wedding confirmation. Read More »

Death toll from London fire rises to 17


Police and Fire Minister Nick Hurd promised the public inquiry will "leave absolutely no stone unturned". "Our specialist urban search and rescue (USAR) crews are now working to make the block safe so our firefighters can continue to progress throughout the building, making a detailed, fingertip search, for anyone who may still be inside". Read More »

President Trump makes surprise visit to Scalise in hospital


Members of Congress were practicing for a game when a gunman started shoot. Following a shooting Wednesday morning at a Republican baseball practice, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise is in critical condition.Trying to cope with the tragic shooting, the special session is still underway in the capitol city. Read More »

Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I was shocked'

Staffer Zack BarthZack Barth, a legislative correspondent for Austin Congressman Roger Williams, was shot in the calf. "Five others were injured during Hodgkinson's Wednesday morning rampage at a park in Alexandria , Va". When the girl's boyfriend arrived on the scene, police said Hodgkinson aimed a shotgun at him and later fired one round. "I talked to a lot of people throughout yesterday who went to school with him and said everything was he was always just a normal guy, kind of quiet". Read More »

As Details Emerge, Kentucky Reps Respond To Virginia Shooting

House gaveled back into session a day after the shooting of Scalise and others at a baseball field. Hodgkinson had raged against Trump on social media and was a member of many anti-Republican groups on Facebook including "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and "Donald Trump is not my President", a search of what appeared to be his profile showed. Read More »

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate


Tickets for the Congressional Baseball Game sell for $10 to $15, which when added to online donations has resulted in more than $1 million for the game's four designated charities, including the Capitol Police Memorial Fund. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". Trump and his wife Melania were accompanied to the hospital by the president's personal physician Ronny Jackson. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: PM orders full public inquiry

Cladding believed to have been used on Grenfell Tower is banned in the USA, it has emerged , amid revelations that it would have cost just £5,000 extra for the contractors to apply a fire-resistant version of panelling to the building. The aluminum panels don't cause the fires, but if they are made of flammable material - the insulation is often suspected of playing a role - it can serve to spread the flames. Read More »

Building blaze traumatized London firefighters, commissioner says


Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a full public inquiry into the disaster amid mounting anger that the fire might have been preventable. Twelve people have been confirmed dead and the toll is expected to rise further after fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of Wednesday. Read More »

Scalise Critical: Single Shot Broke Bones, Damaged Organs


Steve Scalise as he fights for life a day after being shot on a baseball field. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave the Washington hospital where Rep. Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was shot and then dragged himself away from the infield in a trail of blood. The Congressional Baseball Game traces its roots back 108 years to Rep. Read More »

Otto Warmbier returned from North Korea in coma has 'severe neurological injury'


He doesn't appear to show any signs of understanding language. "He has not spoken". Warmbier's parents had relentlessly pressed - first behind the scenes and then more publicly - for their son's release . Gratton depicted Warmbier in flattering terms, calling him "such a mature lad for his age", and cast doubt on the North Korean government's version of events. Read More »

US student, freed from North Korea with neurological injury, was ''brutalized'' : Father


His parents released a statement saying, "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime in North Korea ". His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier , say they were told he had been in the coma for over a year. Richardson credited the State Department with the successful return of Warmbier , but said a response by the USA government will be required if it is found there was a cover-up relating to Otto's condition and if he had not ... Read More »

Russia ready for constructive dialogue with US, Putin says


In his testimony before the US Senate last week, Comey said there was "no doubt" that Russia interfered in November's presidential election , and said that the plot reached to the highest echelons of Russian state. Russian Federation has imposed counter-measures against most Western countries, blocking imports of produce and other goods, but Putin said these would be lifted in the event that sanctions are stopped. Read More »

Trump makes case for apprenticeships

Under Mr. Trump's order, private industry would have more flexibility but still have to register. Under current rules, the Labor Department is too heavy handed in crafting the programs, a senior White House official said in advance of Trump's announcement, expected late Thursday morning. Read More »

Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Extensive Loss Of Brain Tissue,' No Sign Of Botulism


The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of OH in a coma says the family is "adjusting to a different reality". USA doctors said they found no evidence of active botulism, a rare, serious illness caused by contaminated food or a dirty wound. Warmbier's condition apparently deteriorated shortly after he was sentenced for subversion in March 2016. Read More »

London fire: Toll rises to 17 as authorities fear more casualties

The police said the death toll is likely to rise and it would be a "miracle" if any more survivors were found during the search operation. Specially trained dogs were being brought in to aid the search. It is thought that a faulty fridge on the fourth floor may have caused the tragic fire. Firefighters combed the sooty ruins of the 120-apartment tower on Thursday in a desperate search for scores of missing residents, however some parts of the building were too structurally unsafe to enter. Read More »

Trump Just Ruined Tillerson's Attempt At Damage Control With Qatar


Mr Trump told reporters at a White House news conference with the Romanian President: "No civilized nation can tolerate this violence or allow this wicked ideology to spread on its shores". Qatar's neighbours have also criticised it for allegedly supporting groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The barricade also hinders other commerce activities as well as hampers US military operations to fight the ISIS. Read More »

Russia Probe Expands To Include Kushner's Business Dealings

The Post noted that Mueller's probe into Russia's attempts to meddle in the election and potential ties between Trump campaign staff and the Kremlin is still in its early stages. "It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russian Federation". Buried in tonight's Post report is this important revelation: FBI General Counsel James A. Read More »

Asian stocks fall on weak U.S. data and oil price slump


Investors' appetite for riskier assets was also dampened by soft US data and after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected and gave its first clear outline on its plan to reduce its $4.2-trillion bond portfolio. "The Fed announcing an update to their reinvestment principles leaves September open (for) the start of balance sheet runoff, and the fact that they haven't slowed their projected path of rate hikes suggest they can do both balance sheet and rate hikes at the same ... Read More »

Man murders grandmother, cuts body, drops pieces in eight locations


A number of her body parts have been found in Co Wicklow , including her hands and head, which were discovered in a plastic bag. The court was told that when he was charged, Mr Greene replied: "It was self-defence". He said his only request for his client was that he would receive a medical assessment in custody and be given any medical assistance required. Gardai have been carrying out door to door inquiries, trying to track her last movements before she was murdered and her body parts ... Read More »

Man, 30, arrested in London Bridge terror attack probe


Counter-terror agencies were already under intense scrutiny after it was revealed Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, were also known to security services. Prince Harry has spoken in praise of Australians living in London after two of them were confirmed to have been killed in the van and knife attacks there over the weekend. Read More »