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President Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity


Republicans broke a seven-year losing streak to Democrats in 2016. "Let's hope we can disagree on a more polite, conversational basis and not do things like they did at my office a couple weeks ago". All of the victims have been transported to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. "We said it was Republicans and he kind of started walking to the field", U.S. Read More »

Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'

Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said they had also written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, and asked him whether White House recordings or memos of Mr Comey's conversations with Mr Trump exist. Read More »

Several Injured Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice In VA


Based on several accounts, Hodgkinson is suspected of shooting at Republican members of Congress, their children, their staff, and Capitol police gathered on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. "Our courageous Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible". "And the only reason they were there was because we had a member of leadership on our team". Read More »

Fed raises interest rates


The Fed's conviction that it was ready to back away from its unconventional monetary policy caught some traders off guard as bond yields recovered slightly after falling sharply earlier in the day on a weaker-than-forecast report on Consumer Price Index in May. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

He was being asked about Comey's testimony. After then-president Barrack Obama retaliated against Russian Federation with a series of sanctions, Sessions said he doesn't "recall any such conversations" on sanctions. It was still unclear by the end of the almost three-hour hearing why Sessions met with Kislyak privately if not to address reports that Russian Federation was engaged in a hacking campaign to undermine Democrats and, specifically, the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Someone Wanted To Know Which Party Was Playing Baseball Before Gunfire Erupted

High-ranking Republican congressman Steve Scalise was among at least five people who were wounded Wednesday at a Republican baseball team practice in northern Virginia. Hodgkinson would typically sit in one of two places, Brennman said, in the main lobby or with his back to a window. "I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice this morning is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign". Read More »

Lions Labour To Beat Barbarians In Tour Opener

Gatland's variety of play, his accurate kicking and his wide passing ensured the Lions were kept on their toes in a fraught first half. Other players with global experience for New Zealand included by coach Tana Umaga - who has predictably faced renewed questions regarding his and Keven Mealamu's infamous tour-ending spear tackle on Brian O'Driscoll back in 2005 - include George Moala, Rieko Ioane, Steve Luatua, Charlie Faumuina, James Parsons and Ofa Tu'ungafasi. Read More »

Witness captures Alexandria shooting on cell phone

The attacker was shot and later died. Brooks said he and others in the dugout aided a wounded staffer until officers began firing back at the shooter . He says the Justice Department will provide resources for a thorough investigation. The first page, listed as belonging to a James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois, who worked at home inspecting company JTH Inspections, features Sanders prominently. Read More »

Top Republican among wounded as gunman fires on United States lawmakers

Five people were taken to the hospital, and Scalise's office said he was in stable condition and undergoing surgery. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. There are very high-profile incidents like this but every single day there are dozens of people who are shot . Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) told NBC News that it seemed the gunman "was there to kill as many Republican members as possible". Read More »

Ealing Council Statement After Grenfell Tower Blaze

Flames from the inferno lit up the night and smoke spewed from the windows of the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington where more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze and went into the building with breathing apparatus. Michael Paramasivan said he ignored official advice to remain inside. "This means that (unless there is a fire in your flat or in the hallway outside your flat) you should stay inside your flat". Read More »

Massive fire engulfs apartment building in West London

At least six persons were killed and over 50 others injured in the massive fire, with police expecting the death toll to rise. A safety warning has been issued to Kent residents by the county's fire chief after a blaze in a London tower block left at least six people dead earlier today. Read More »

Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony


Sessions's inability to recall or remember details ostensibly key to the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation served as the chorus to his testimony, repeated at various times throughout Tuesday's hearing without any hint of irony or embarrassment. Read More »

Senate OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

It would also codify the sanctions on Russia imposed by executive order by the Obama administration and allow the Trump administration to impose new sanctions on sectors of the Russian economy. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said ahead of the vote. Sherrod Brown of the Banking Committee and Tennessee Sen. Read More »

At least 6 dead after fire breaks out at London high-rise

Nine hours after the fire started, survivors were still being pulled from the flames ; and the search will likely continue for days. "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 after the fire broke out. Read More »

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise among "multiple" victims in Alexandria, Va. shooting

Brooks described chaotic scenes after Scalise was shot. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues". Police did not release the suspect's identity. Five people in total were taken to hospital for treatment. About 25 GOP members of Congress were on a high school baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia practicing for Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game, a Washington tradition since 1909. Read More »

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Detained On Day Of Protests


The authorities characterized this move as a provocation and a call to unlawful assembly. In less than an hour, police detained at least half of the protesters. Riot police in Russia have arrested more than 1000 people who gathered to protest against the alleged corrupt rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Sony can't compete with the Xbox One X

While the idea of using a Microsoft platform on a Nintendo console may seem freaky, players can be sure that this will not imply paying an extra subscription apart from the one needed for all Nintendo Switch games starting next year. Read More »

6 dead in London highrise fire


Councillor Roger Ramsey said: "Havering Council passes on its sympathies to the families and loved ones affected by the tragic incident in north Kensington and our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved". "It was horrendous", she said. The smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) across the sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building, which was still burning over 12 hours later. Read More »

Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

This was a GOP team practice for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats . Mika's family said the lobbyist was shot multiple times and was in critical condition and in surgery. Police did not release the suspect's identity. Five people were taken to the hospital. Reports say he was armed with two weapons; one handgun and one "assault style" rifle. Read More »

Death toll from London apartment block fire rises to 12

Resident Paul Menacer was in his seventh-floor apartment at around 2 A.M., but didn't hear the fire alarm go off. - 125 families live in the building, which also houses a nursery. Cotton told reporters she'd never seen anything like the fire in her almost 30 years as a firefighter. "We saw the flames enter his flat and (overcome) him". Read More »

Republican lawmaker shot at during baseball practice session


Scalise was among several people wounded when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on Republican lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria , Virginia, outside Washington . A Facebook page belonging to a person with that name includes pictures of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and rhetoric against President Trump , including a post that reads: "Trump is a Traitor". Read More »

London tower fire: What we know so far

If you're concerned about a loved one, the Casualty Bureau can be reached at: 0800 0961 233. An MPs' investigation concluded that the government ought to review fire regulations in towers. Grenfell Tower was among the first to be subject to the new rules. "This will be all going on until the morning prayer, which is around 3am and then from tomorrow we'll continue to keep working". Read More »

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP

British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the Conservatives' disastrous performance in last week's election when she faced her party's angry MPs on Monday, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership. "There's a lot of anxiety", Sinn Fein MP Michelle Glidernew told AFP . Instead, she has left Britain's position in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19. Read More »

London tower fire: What do we know?

Police confirmed Wednesday that 12 people died but they expect to toll to rise after a complex recovery operation that will last days. The inferno lit up the night sky and spewed black smoke from the windows of the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, where more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. Read More »

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said. Firefighters at the scene said they had managed to evacuate residents up to the 11th floor. "This is a multi-ethnic, multicultural, diverse community that just didn't get served by the people representing them", he said. Steve Apter, director of safety and assurance at London Fire Brigade, said: 'This was an unprecedented fire. Read More »

Rory McIlroy left dismayed as USGA order mowing of fescue


Many holes feature blind or semi-blind tee-shots, while the course's mid-section runs on an outward-inward path that will ensure players face variable winds. But more on that in a moment. On Tuesday Day faced the media and discussed a number of issues including his impressions of Erin Hills . What makes it dramatic are the seven bunkers surrounding a skinny green with a false front. Read More »

Stocks, dollar firm ahead of Fed decision


Meanwhile, investors have added the most money to fixed-income funds since the first quarter of 2015. Stocks rose on Wednesday, but worries about stretched valuations and caution before a near-certain rate hike by the US Federal Reserve kept their gains in check, while the dollar steadied against a basket of major currencies . Read More »

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Comey said Sessions did not respond, but Sessions testified that he did respond to the request. Rosenstein's memo to Sessions about Comey was originally used to justify Comey's firing - although Trump undercut that a few days later, when he told NBC News that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Insomniac Games releases new Spider-Man gameplay trailer

After the conference, Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann took to Twitter to praise the briefing while also asking people to focus on The Lost Legacy: the Uncharted standalone expansion which opened the show . A personal highlight for me was a new look into Detroit: Become Human , where possibilities are seemingly endless. Yes, we did see Call of Duty WWII on stage, we also saw more Marvel VS Capcom, a new Destiny 2 trailer and a VR sizzle-reel. Read More »

Sessions Stonewalls and Denies Colluding with Kremlin Meddling


When Sessions declined to say directly whether Comey was sacked because of the Russian investigation, she asked the attorney general why wouldn't discuss the reasons behind the firing. Several media outlets have reported that Comey told the Intelligence Committee in closed session last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining whether Sessions met with Kislyak at a Washington hotel previous year. Read More »

New Microsoft console is the Xbox One X

Xbox One X will make its debut worldwide on November 7, priced at 499 Dollars. Microsoft is essentially selling the Xbox One X at cost, Spencer said . While the PlayStation-system and Minecraft: Java Editions will still remain current and updated , the versions of Minecraft for the Xbox One , Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, Apple iOS devices, and Android devices will all be known as just " Minecraft ." . Read More »