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London fire prompts safety review at 4000 United Kingdom tower blocks

Sajid Javid said there would be immediate action following the early conclusions from an investigative report into the blaze which has left at least 17 people dead. The criminal probe was launched after it emerged that cladding, used on Grenfell Tower is banned in the United States, and that it would have cost just 5,000 pounds extra for the contractors to apply a fire-resistant version of panelling to the building, according to a report by the Independent. Read More »

Who is Otto Warmbier?

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Otto Warmbier , an economics student from the University of Virginia, was arrested in January 2016 while visiting North Korea as a tourist. Mr Warmbier also appeared to criticise the Obama administration for failing to help secure his son's release. Read More »

2 injured airlifted after US Navy ship collision

Two other sailors were flown to hospital by helicopter for treatments for "lacerations and bruises", said the U.S. 7th Fleet via Twitter. Aerial images showed heavy damage to the Navy ship's starboard side after the collision at about 02:30 local time on Saturday (18:30 BST Friday). Read More »

London highrise fire death toll rises to 30

Police say they may never be able to identify the bodies from the Grenfell Tower fire . "We as the police , we investigate criminal offences - I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it", he said. Read More »

'May must go': Hundreds chant outside Downing Street after Grenfell Tower fire

Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan police said the absolute priority was retrieving bodies and identifying the dead, as part of an ongoing investigation carried out with the fire service. And as NPR's Frank Langfitt in London , police are hoping that the death toll will not reach the triple digits. The Communities Secretary also told the programme he was working with the local authority to ensure people who lived in Grenfell Tower were "rehoused properly, immediately in the ... Read More »

In Miami, Trump reverses parts of Obama-era detente with Cuba

Miami's Cuban-American population, members of which will greet Trump on Friday in the Manuel Artime Theater, have a reputation for diehard anti-communism and an opposition to thawing ties. "It is an offence against Latin America". Airports and seaports are exempted from the ban, meaning cruise ship companies and airlines can continue to operate their routes to Cuba. Read More »

Dead After Shooting At UPS Facility In San Francisco

In a statement , UPS did not confirm any of the speculation surrounding the reason for the shooting. UPS spokesman Steve Gaut released a statement saying that six employees were involved in a "shooting incident" but that the company, which employs 350 people, could provide any identifications until the police investigation is complete. Read More »

Newt Gingrich on Russia Probe: 'This Whole Thing Stinks'

Those words, of course, do not square with perhaps the most famous vote Gingrich ever cast as a member of Congress - a vote in favor of the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton . Maybe it's you, whoever you are". He encouraged the audience to read Arthur Miller's " The Crucible ", saying "that's the mentality of the left right now". Read More »

May faces criticism over London blaze

London Police have launched an investigation to determine whether any crimes contributed to the blaze a the prime minister has announced a public inquiry into the tragedy. British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn proposed putting some of them up in empty luxury homes owned by wealthy residents of the area - which is a fairly affluent neighborhood. Read More »

BJP leading in Shimla civic body polls

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A CPI (M)-backed candidate is elected councillor. 13 candidates, who had the backing of the Congress, also won the election. The BJP had deployed Union Minister J.P. The polling started at 8 am and 14 percent votes were cast by 10 am. Polling percentage went up to 33% in the afternoon. Polling had been sluggish in the morning, but around 45 per cent votes had been polled by 2 pm . Read More »

SPAN to Air Congressional Baseball Game

In a statement , Texas Rep. Roger Williams , one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth , was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention. Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, Sava said . Read More »

Wife of DC Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

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The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded. The FBI says Hodgkinson had been living for the past three months in his auto and taking showers at the YMCA in Alexandria, Virginia. The widow of gunman James Hodgkinson today described his attack as 'horrible, horrible'. CORNISH: In the meantime, I understand you've actually spoken to some people who might have known him. Read More »

Congress gunman raged against Trump online

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Hodgkinson is originally from Belleville, Illinois - 800 miles from where the 66-year-old opened fire on Republican members of Congress at a Virginia baseball field. But he did remember the friend disclosed what he knew about a reason Hodgkinson travelled to the D.C. area. Agents continue to look into the shooter's activities and social media presence in the months leading up to the attack. Read More »

Lions bring in additional players for New Zealand tour

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In an attempt to protect the first test match-day squad from Tuesday's meeting with the Chiefs , it is anticipated that there will be further additions, most probably from the Scottish squad who are now in Australia . Assistant coach Steve Borthwick insisted yesterday however that the Lions now boast an extremely focused and motivated squad. "All the players have worked hard to ensure it's a tight, socially cohesive group". Read More »

USA lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity so far, the game's organizers announced. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized. There weren't a lot of people close together so many of them did not quite realize what was happening until some of the players around the diamond fell down. Read More »

Russia, Brazil in talks for pre-World Cup friendly

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Group B action begins Sunday when Cameroon play Chile in Moscow, while Germany meet Australia in Sochi on Monday. Exactly a year from the start of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, luxury horologer Hublot unveiled its new store in the historic Metropol building in Moscow. Read More »

Republicans, Dems Play Ball One Day After Shooting

Scott Applewhite, File). House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., speaks to the media following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Trump said Scalise "in his own way, may have brought some unity to our long-divided country". "And let's keep the Warmbier family and the Scalise family and all of the victims of the congressional shooting in our hearts and prayers", Trump continued. Read More »

Trump curtails Obama-era's opening with Cuba

Even as Mr Trump predicted a quick end to President Raul Castro's regime, he challenged Cuba to negotiate better agreements for Americans , Cubans and those whose identities lie somewhere in between. Airports and ports are exempted from the ban, meaning cruise ships and airplanes can continue to operate their routes to Cuba. "This President's Cuba policy is shortsighted and misguided". Read More »

United Kingdom police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry

One of the first police officers on the scene of the London Bridge attack says he was met by pandemonium, as people fled in panic and the wounded lay on sidewalks. He said: "From updates on the radio, we were aware that people had got out the van and were attacking people in the market". "I asked my officers to form a cordon to stop the public from going into the market, and that's when the shooting started just behind us", he said. Read More »

CNN Sues FBI for Release of James Comey's Trump Memos

Mueller is also investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday . A former United States Attorney, Barbara McQuade, told The New York Times that legal scholars are allegedly playing out different scenarios of how possible implications of Mueller's investigation into Trump might play out. Read More »

United States Congressman Steve Scalise shot in Virginia, suspect arrested

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He and the Capitol police officers are receiving medical attention. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, had been skeptical the Capitol Police's allocation of resources when deliberating the fiscal 2017 budget. "We also need to look at security detail". Definitely not all 535 members of Congress. Uniformed officers are usually stationed outside the visitors entrances to congressional office buildings. Read More »

Trump tweet appears to confirm he's under investigation

But some outlets pointed out the statement was released after both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump "might lie" later about them. " Witch Hunt ", the president wrote. Read More »

Trump confirms he's being investigated for Comey firing

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The White House initially cited Rosenstein's memo as justification for Comey's termination, though the memo did not explicitly call for Comey to be fired. The White House has said the president "has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn". Read More »

Sinn Fein say they will not take up Westminster seats

Dodds will meet May at Downing Street on Thursday afternoon for one of a series of meetings May is having with the leaders of Northern Ireland parties in an effort to reach agreement on setting up a new power-sharing government for the region, he said. Read More »