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London tower fire: 6 dead, Pinoys among injured

Others said they could see people inside using flashlights and mobile phones to try to signal for help from higher floors. London police commander Stuart Cundy said the number of fatalities was likely to rise. It was horrendous", Khadejah Miller, who was evacuated from her home nearby, told AFP . Survivors also said they received orders from emergency workers to stay in their apartments, a standard fire procedure but one that angry residents said was the wrong thing to do this time. Read More »

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

Scalise was shot , he says "he actually saved everybody's life by being there because he had the two security details with him". Update , 11:39 a.m. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday just outside of Washington , DC. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation. He hit Steve Scalise ", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire. Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball


James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in downtown Belleville, Ill., in 2012. The game is a tradition started in 1909 that pits Democratic and Republican members of Congress against one another in an effort to raise money for charity. Read More »

US politician shot at baseball practice in critical condition after surgery

There were a number of congressmen and congressional staffers who help us lying on the ground. According to the Washington Post , James T. Hodgkinson , 66, has been named by law enforcement. "We are ever awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol police", said House Speaker Ryan following the shooting. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Read More »

Cell video released of GOP baseball practice shooting

Hodgkinson opened fire on Republicans at their congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, shooting Rep. Steve Scalise and injuring a staffer and two Capitol police officers . He "started doing what you need to do to stop the blood loss", Brooks said. His 10-year-old son was also on the field and dropped to the ground. The second patient has not been identified. Read More »

Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators


Back in January, Sessions told Senator Al Franken, quote, "I did not have communications with the Russians ". "Well, I guess I'm concerned about your recollection, really, because it's not that long ago", Sessions said . Sessions previously offered to resign because of tensions with Trump over his recusal decision. "I am following the historic practices of the department of justice". Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire on GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

Capitol, members of Congress , staff and the visiting public", said Verderosa, "today we saw how our officers' extensive training and quick response saved lives". He laid on the ground and took cover during the approximately 10 minutes of gunfire. "It was scary", Barton said. His two sons were present at the game. Read More »

Suspected Virginia shooter identified as man from IL

He was expected to recover. When Texas Democrat Al Green called for President Donald Trump to be impeached on the House floor in late May, his office received several voice mails threatening to lynch him , according to the Houston Chronicle . Read More »

Politicians take to Twitter to condemn Alexandria shooting


Mr Trump said the assailant who shot Representative Steve Scalise , of Louisiana, had died. Hodgkinson had also volunteered for Vermont Sen. The shooter was identified as James T. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), still in his "Republicans" baseball uniform, told reporters on the Hill that the officers kept the shooter from moving forward, "We were like sitting ducks in the dugout". Read More »

Attorney General Sessions Testifying in Russia Probe Hearing

But the attorney general also refused to answer senators' questions about his conversations with President Trump, including whether he spoke with the president about the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian efforts to meddle in the election and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Read More »

Trump Calls Health Care Bill He Celebrated in the Rose Garden 'Mean'


Trump's White House budget officer Mick Mulvaney argued in a recent interview that it was as if the CBO "went into it and said, 'Okay, we need this score to look bad". [Trump] made clear that the Senate needs to pass a bill that Republicans are able to more easily defend and is not viewed as an attack on Americans from low-income households, as the House bill has been portrayed by critics, the sources said.... Read More »

Congressman Steve Scalise shot at baseball practice Wednesday

But the Democrats say Trump didn't get approval from Congress to receive the money, which could violate the Constitution. In a message directed to Rep. Democrats were also practicing for this week's game at another field at a different location, CNN reported . Davis said he and some fellow lawmakers fled the scene after hearing the gunshots. Read More »

Attorney General Denies Improper Meetings with Russians

Sessions said allegations that his meetings with Russian officials during the campaign somehow amounted to collusion with Moscow in a bid to undermine the election were an " appalling and detestable lie". He did not say he was using executive privilege, but rather adhering to longstanding tradition of Justice Department leaders not revealing private conversations with the president. Read More »

Injured congressman in critical condition after surgery

Congress to tighten gun-control laws on Wednesday. One round hit Steve Scalise , the majority whip, in the hip, dropping him to ground. Both serve as part of Scalise's security detail and were in good condition, according to U.S. Brooks used his belt as a tourniquet for a bleeding staffer who was shot in the leg. Also wounded were one current congressional aide and one former aide who now works as a lobbyist, officials said. Read More »

Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia

Scalise was shot in the hip and flown to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he underwent surgery. The Post reported that he owned a home inspection business. The shooting started four minutes later, according to police reports, leading the South Carolinian to reach his conclusion that it was a targeted attack. Read More »

Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster

A deal between the DUP and the Conservatives was delayed amid the response to the London fire tragedy. "Everybody's saying the same thing - you can not carry out this negotiation on the basis of every aspect of it is going to be negotiated with the DUP to get their vote in support of it, and then you're going to try and get the entire Conservative party to agree with each other on whatever you have tried to negotiate". Read More »

At least six dead in London apartment fire

Up to 600 people lived in 120 apartments in the Grenfell Tower . "We could see people standing on windows asking for help and screaming", said local resident resident Fatma Muhammad, 53. When she got downstairs there was only four of them with her. "The codes associated with building construction and redevelopment have moved forward light-years from the 1940s and 50s- when we used to see massive, devastating fires like this". Read More »

Lawmakers talk more security, packing a gun after shooting

Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old IL man identified as the gunman, died a short time later while in custody, President Trump announced . "Everyone on that field is a public servant". They shot the shooter. The attacker was shot and later died. "I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" he said. "I hope we continue the game", Barton said. Read More »

Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony


During a second highly publicized Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in a matter of days on Tuesday, Florida Sen. Lawmakers, including Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, have asked the FBI to investigate and to determine if Sessions committed perjury when he denied having had meetings with Russians. Read More »

Cornyn focuses on Comey, Clinton emails in Sessions' Senate hearing on Russian Federation


Rosenstein said he has. Earlier Tuesday, Rosenstein appeared before lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out swinging Tuesday, blasting his former colleagues in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mueller is the special prosecutor investigating possible illegal ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. He did not, at that time, tell me any details about anything that was said that was improper. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes turned a corner with Canadian Grand Prix win

Haas scored for the third race in a row. Senna was likely the world's best driver when he was killed in a crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. "I wanted to be on the podium in the end", Vettel said. Vettel had the disadvantage of having his use of DRS negated by Stroll having the same available for him to overtake, but it was only a matter of time before the Ferrari made the better of the Williams . Read More »

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 »