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Sailors Missing After US Destroyer Collides with Merchant Ship in Pacific


Bryce Benson, who was reported to be in stable condition, the Navy said. The US Navy said the crash caused "significant damage" and flooding in two berthing spaces, a machinery space and the ship's radio room. "We're just pretty anxious", she said via phone from Wausau, Wis. They were later joined by Japan's Self-Defense Forces. The Fitzgerald is the second command for Benson, a 1999 Naval ROTC graduate of Marquette University. Read More »

London police: 58 still missing, presumed dead from Grenfell Tower fire


At least 58 people may have died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower housing over 100 families in west London , police said today, warning that the number "may increase". Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbours demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents. Read More »

IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

IS released a statement on Saturday, claiming responsibility for two coordinated shooting and stabbing attacks near East Jerusalem's Old City on Friday evening. The Israeli army said the assailants appeared to have acted independently, like numerous attackers in a wave of unrest that has rocked Israel and the occupied territories since October 2015. Read More »

Trump surrogates, supporters float idea of firing special investigator Mueller


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mueller's picks to help lead the probe. "I know Bob Mueller". The talk about dismissing Mueller appeared to be coming from Trump allies - including some close to White House strategist Steve Bannon - who are increasingly frustrated with the prospect of a long and winding ... Read More »

At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia's capital


Witnesses said gunmen then entered the two restaurants and exchanged gunfire with security forces until early Thursday morning. The well-known restaurant has been a very popular place among young Somalis. Survivors said they hid under tables and curtains as the gunmen continued firing in the restaurant and hunted for patrons. "We do not know how many of those are dead or alive", said Ibrahim Hussein, a police major. Read More »

Blumenthal Wants Sessions' Resignation if Trump Fires Mueller


Trump would seemingly have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mr. Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself . "You look at the issue and say then 'what is the role of the special counsel here?' And the special counsel allowed James Comey to testify", Mr Sekulow said. Read More »

Some Grenfell Tower victims may never be identified, police say

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody". Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London posted pictures of their loved ones, meanwhile, in the desperate hope of news, as grief following the tragedy turned to outrage at authorities accused of being lax in meeting and enforcing building standards. Read More »

Brits Are Upset With The Prime Minister's Response To The London Fire

Cundy also said the London Fire Brigade searched "every floor of the building" and recovered 16 bodies, but added it may take weeks for the search and recovery operation to become "significant". Metropolitan Police said family liaison officers have been deployed to support 52 families of residents who died, were injured or were reported missing. Read More »

Suspect's hometown still coming to terms with Wednesday. shootings


The man expressed grievances online about President Trump and Republicans, but authorities said they're still working to determine a motive . About three minutes later, at around 7.15 a.m., the shooting began, DeSantis said. Mr Trump said Mr Scalise was "a true friend and patriot". In a statement released Thursday morning, his family said Mika was shot in the chest and arm and suffered massive trauma, the Detroit News reports . Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London residential building fire


It may take longer than that. Fifty-eight people who have been reported missing after Grenfell Tower caught fire are presumed to be dead, London police confirmed today. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars. The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II . Read More »

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence amid scandals

Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick on Tuesday announced that he will be taking indefinite time off from the company. The Holder report, with 200 interviews from current and former employees, made it clear that Uber policies need to state directly that improper, lewd conduct is prohibited. Read More »

London fire: Police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block

She was heavily criticised for a Newsnight interview which aired last night and was accused of failing to answer a single question when pressed on the tragedy. Her government is also due to launch hard Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday. Ms May says she "spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing". Read More »

US Congressional Baseball Game played after shooting

The annual Congressional Baseball Game goes on - just a day after shooting during practice. Thursday, as a measure of resilience and tribute. Later in the day, he mentioned the need for "personal reflections on everybody's part, what they say and how they say it". Read More »

Scalise remains in critical condition, doctors 'encouraged'


Scalise was in "imminent risk of death" when he arrived at the hospital on Wednesday , Sava said . Sava says Scalise has responded to family members while he's still under sedation. "So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added. "Because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. our country will perhaps become closer and more unified", Trump said. Read More »

London fire: 58 presumed dead, say police

London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead. Fires have, in the past, spread quickly in more than one such tower in Dubai. The NHS has confirmed 19 patients, 10 of whom remain in critical condition, from the Grenfell Tower inferno are still being treated at four London hospitals. Read More »

Trump Says No Proof Of Collusion With Russians


Mueller was appointed last month as special counsel to lead the probe, after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey . He said: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Comey's performance, but Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey. Read More »

Cosby's lawyer, judge clash as jury pushes patience, clock

While Camille attended only one day of her husband's trial , she has repeatedly defended Cosby against allegations of sexual assault brought forth by almost 60 women . Cosby faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted of the charges. Their stories are joined by numerous others that, together, "paint a picture of a serial and methodical sexual predator who used his celebrity to exploit women", HuffPost's Emma Grey writes . Read More »

United Kingdom finance minister refuses to detail Brexit position

Davis told BBC radio on Monday that the government stood by its threat to "walk away" with no deal if talks - when they do eventually start - break down. "And if that wasn't enough, calling an unnecessary general election purely for the self interest of the Conservative Party and having mucked that campaign up they are now putting the country in hock to the DUP". Read More »

58 people in London apartment are missing and presumed dead in fire

After visiting Manchester and London after attacks or disasters, she said: "I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support for those in desperate need". But demonstrators shouted "coward" at the premier , accusing her of dodging an earlier meeting with victims. Cundy, speaking earlier Saturday, tried to explain why it's taken so long for the body count to come out. Read More »

Trump Announces He's Under Investigation


Rosenstein's statement clearly didn't go far enough, as Trump took to Twitter Friday morning and bashed the top Justice Department official. Separately, the apparent expansion of Mueller's investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice, including by firing Comey, has raised the question of whether Rosenstein, as a witness to and participant in the events in 2017 that culminated in that ouster, may have to also recuse himself. Read More »

Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russian Federation probe


Hours later, a source close to Mr Trump's outside legal team said Mr Trump did not intend his tweet to be confirmation of the investigation but rather was reacting to a Washington Post story on Wednesday about the probe. The Washington Post reported Mueller may be interested in a meeting in which Trump allegedly urged Rogers and Coats to convince Comey to back off the probe into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

US Warship: Search intensifies for 7 missing sailors

Navy via AP). Seven US sailors were missing and a skipper injured after their Navy destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan early Saturday, with the badly damaged US vessel partially flooded. Aerial television footage showed one sailor lying on a stretcher and a rescuer being pulled up to a helicopter that was hovering above the USS Fitzgerald , its right side partially crushed. Read More »