• No Vietnamese victim in fire in London
No Vietnamese victim in fire in London

Flames tore up the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, leaving people trapped on upper floors, including children, some holding babies from windows and others jumping from their flats. A woman dropped her baby, desperately hoping someone would catch it in the streets below. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she wa...

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  • When shot, Steve Scalise was practicing for an 108-year tradition
When shot, Steve Scalise was practicing for an 108-year tradition

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on the Senate floor that Hodgkinson apparently was a volunteer for his campaign previous year. Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody.

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  • President Trump Delivers Statement Following Congressional Baseball Game Shooting
President Trump Delivers Statement Following Congressional Baseball Game Shooting

The Republican congressman was among several injured Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va . during a GOP baseball practice for an upcoming charity game. He said he did so to ensure that Mrs. Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media. "The police on the scene are truly heroes". Eastern and taken to the hospital, including t...

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  • London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno, Fatalities Reported
London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno, Fatalities Reported

The fire continued to burn into Wednesday morning. On Twitter, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it a major incident. "This is going to be a long and complex recovery operation and I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase beyond those 12".

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise shot in Virginia, Rep. Peter King says
Rep. Steve Scalise shot in Virginia, Rep. Peter King says

Four people were wounded: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise; a staff member of Rep. Roger Williams' named Zack Barth; and two Capitol Police officers assigned to protect Scalise . They shot the shooter. "The security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter". He told police he saw a man getting in and out of a van in t...

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  • Checks Ordered At UK Tower Blocks After Fire
Checks Ordered At UK Tower Blocks After Fire

Undertakers were pictured leaving the scene with stretchers carrying bodybags, as bodies were removed from the smouldering building. "It's too early to say or speculate but it certainly appears as though the fire has spread up the outside of the building, much more quickly than it should have done, something has gone wrong".

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  • Sessions Refuses to Testify on Trump Conversations, Saying it Would Be 'Inappropriate'
Sessions Refuses to Testify on Trump Conversations, Saying it Would Be 'Inappropriate'

Earlier in the hearing on Tuesday, Sessions denied that assertion, saying he did not recall meeting with Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , DC, where Trump gave a foreign-policy speech past year. " I did not have any private meetings nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel", he said...

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  • What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice
What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice

Authorities previously reported the gunman, James T. Hodgkinson , was prepared with "a lot of ammo". This morning was one of just a handful of practices I haven't made it to. Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified How the harrowing shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia. Two lawmakers who were at the scene...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018
Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018

May's bet that she could strengthen her hand by crushing what she believed to be a weak opposition Labour Party backfired spectacularly on Thursday as voters stripped her Conservative Party of a parliamentary majority. He made up ground in the course of the campaign, closing a big gap. Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now,...

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  • Shooting at San Francisco UPS facility leaves four injured, company says
Shooting at San Francisco UPS facility leaves four injured, company says

West Coast. Two other people were shot and have been taken to an area hospital, police said . Despite being dressed in a UPS uniform, police are still trying to determine if he was an employee. A fire alarm reportedly sounded as people fled the building. "A lot of people were running". The motive remained unclear, police said. The San Fran...

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  • USA attorney general next in scandal's spotlight
USA attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

During almost three hours of testimony last week, Comey cryptically told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had "additional facts" about Sessions he could "not discuss in an open setting". Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and another member of the Judiciary Committee, said both Sessions and fo...

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  • Pound falls after Theresa May's election plan backfires
Pound falls after Theresa May's election plan backfires

Foster may then seek concessions from May in exchange for providing the needed seats. Youngsters and elderly joined together yesterday, 'which made them possible to conquer 261 seats compared to the 318 of the ruling Conservative Party. As Corbyn himself said last night, Labour's campaign "changed the face of British politics forever". She has brou...

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  • EU Door Stays Open To UK Until Brexit Concluded - Macron
EU Door Stays Open To UK Until Brexit Concluded - Macron

After two attacks in Britain in less than two weeks, May's plan to clamp down on hate speech online struck a chord with global leaders, especially the French president, whose country has endured a string of attacks over the last three years.

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  • Dem Senator Blasts Sessions: 'You Are Obstructing That Congressional Investigation'
Dem Senator Blasts Sessions: 'You Are Obstructing That Congressional Investigation'

Sessions called it an "appalling and detestable lie" to suggest he colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election . A detailed report on Sessions' Intelligence Committee testimony is available here. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Democratic Sen. As for his role in Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that he and h...

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  • London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno; At Least 6 Fatalities Reported
London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno; At Least 6 Fatalities Reported

Help! Help!' and putting their hands on the window and asking to help them", Amina Sharif told Reuters. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", the group said in a blog post written after the fire broke out .

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  • Ramaphosa says commission of inquiry into state capture a matter of urgency
Ramaphosa says commission of inquiry into state capture a matter of urgency

He told Parliament on Wednesday, during a scheduled oral reply session, that President Jacob Zuma was in consultation with his lawyers on the process to appoint such an inquiry. Answering questions in Parliament, Ramaphosa said he was fully supportive of a commission being set up, as various allegations have been made in the public about undue infl...

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  • London high-rise fire like horror movie
London high-rise fire like horror movie

Plumes of black smoke billowed high into the air over the British capital for hours after the blaze broke out. "This is an unprecedented incident", Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters on the scene. At its peak, there were more than 250 London firefighters , with more than 40 fire trucks, an army of paramedics and fleets of ambulance...

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  • Suspect in Congressional shooting identified, has died from injuries
Suspect in Congressional shooting identified, has died from injuries

James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in downtown Belleville, Ill., in 2012. "There is nothing that would have stopped this guy", Ryan said . "Steve is in the leadership so he had protection from Capitol Police". Duncan, of SC, says he gave a description of the man to Alexandria police that "fits...

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  • Rifle-wielding gunman wounds lawmaker, then killed by police
Rifle-wielding gunman wounds lawmaker, then killed by police

Political and religious leaders offered prayers for Rep. Steve Scalise and four others who were injured in a shooting during a GOP congressional baseball practice. "So, fortunately, she hadn't, and I was able to tell her that he looked to be stable and we were with him". Without the Capitol Police Officers' bravery this morning, the results...

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  • US Rep. Trey Hollingsworth calls congressional baseball shooting 'cowardly acts of violence'
US Rep. Trey Hollingsworth calls congressional baseball shooting 'cowardly acts of violence'

Hodgkinson, clearly a supporter of former Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Emergency services transported five injured people from the scene, said Michael Brown, chief of the Alexandria Police Department. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., told CNN . "I was waving frantically, 'Come off the field right now, ' and when they got to the dugout, I told t...

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