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People Still Missing After Grenfell Tower Fire Assumed Dead

The death toll from the fire that tore through a London high-rise has nearly doubled, as residents lash out at the government's response to one of the deadliest blazes in United Kingdom history. Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday. "The police is saying get out, the whole building is burning and we're on the top floor, get out how?" says Rania on video. Read More »

Microsoft debuts Xbox One X

And I think that's because Microsoft hasn't necessarily been reinventing [with every new console], they've been refining and making it more powerful. In other words, Taykey said that Nintendo perhaps generated more buzz because there were so many games that fans were excited about and could interact with. Read More »

Gillespie, Northam Win GOP and Democratic Primaries in Virginia Governor's Race

He eked out a win over Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart and state Sen. "We supported Tom because he was the visionary in the race". Virginia is the only state that prohibits its governor from serving consecutive terms. But looking at the data available , 2017 proved to be a banner year for Democrats and possibly a sign of Trump's waining popularity. Read More »

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

Firefighters continued to pick their way through the burnt-out wreckage of the building Friday. It includes 30 deaths that already have been confirmed, and reports of people who are missing and presumed to have been killed. The focus of criticism centres on the cladding fitted to external walls on the 1970s concrete block as part of a £8.7 million ($11 million, 9.9 million euros) refit completed previous year. Read More »

Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit

Yet in the event many backed Jeremy Corbyn's anti-establishment message instead. Matthew Shaddick (Ladbrokes Head of Politics): Compared to pre-match expectations, no. Someone made the catastrophic mistake of turning the election into a presidential campaign - May vs Corbyn. "These smaller parties can potentially be king makers in the medium term, but that usually doesn't end well for the smaller partners in government". Read More »

'Steve Scalise Took A Bullet For All Of Us'


But Nancy Pelosi , the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, criticised some Republicans who have blamed the shooting on vitriol from the political left. "And it was quite a day, and our police officers were incredible, weren't they?" Hodgkinson - an IL home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park - had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration . Read More »

Theresa May is nearly as unpopular as Jeremy Corbyn once was

That comment has backfired spectacularly on her - as has so much else. Jeremy Corbyn has engaged the young and enthused them to turn up to vote where 63% of them voted Labour and only 27% voted Conservative. But in those circumstances, Britain's natural Conservative establishment might not find it easy to press its claims. Instead, as Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer told the Observer , it is her party that is now in turmoil, yet again, over Europe , and consumed once more by ... Read More »

President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witch hunt

Nice", Mr Trump wrote on Twitter earlier, later repeating his accusation the probe was a " witch hunt ". Mueller was named by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein eight days after Comey's dismissal to lead the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel , a position created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest or in other extraordinary circumstances. Read More »

White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe

Mueller serves at the will and pleasure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed him to head the inquiry. If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump. If he snaps, and his intentions take another, tumultuous turn, there are few guardrails preventing him from removing the special counsel-a move that would nearly certainly trigger a constitutional crisis. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game raises more than $1 million


It had not planned to carry the game before the shooting but now is pulling together a telecast on short notice. Thursday, as a measure of resilience and tribute. They say that if anyone is encouraging violent action, it is the president himself, who previous year said he'll pay the legal fees of supporters who remove protestors from his campaign rallies. Read More »

Rep. Scalise faces additional surgeries; condition still critical

Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday that several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Sen. "What we're trying to do is tone down the rhetoric, lead by example, and show people we can disagree with one another and we can have different ideas without being vitriolic, without going to such extremes". Read More »

Special Counsel Investigating Trump, Jared Kushner

Despite the president's purported abhorrence for those within the government who leak news about the White House government to the press , almost every story about the White House involves anonymous statements. The Fox News star dismissed the Post's reporting saying, the newspaper is "once again citing anonymous sources as if they haven't been wrong enough recently". Read More »

Republicans, Dems Play Ball One Day After Shooting

The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. Obama's appearance came as he was struggling to win Democratic votes for an unpopular trade-related measure. on our democracy". Both had appeared on the House floor earlier Thursday. " Ladies and gentlemen: let's play ball! ". The annual Congressional Baseball Game pits Republicans against Democrats, but this year the focus has turned to showing unity in the wake of the shooting. Read More »

Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

Many wore red or blue to show their party loyalty, but the spirit was one of unity in reaction to Wednesday's shooting of four people at a practice field in Alexandria, Va., including Rep. A Washington Metropolitan Police Department report says the officer was manning a traffic checkpoint when the driver failed to obey repeated orders to stop. Read More »

US Republican Steve Scalise shows signs of improvement after shooting

Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family". Three others were injured by the gunfire from suspected shooter James Hodgkinson , who was killed by police. In 79 contests listed on the game's website, the parties share an even record of 39 wins, 39 losses and one tie, with Democrats benefiting from wins in seven straight games from 2009-2015. Read More »

London Tower Block Fire Death Toll Rises to 58


The London Evening Standard reported that hundreds of activists marched to the town hall and gathered outside the building on Friday chanting: "We want justice". Her government is also due to launch hard Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday. "He didn't come with a bunch of one even saw her". Read More »

Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia


Bernie Sanders. Sanders says he's anxious the legislation , which also includes sanctions against Iran, could hurt the Iranian nuclear deal. Senate Democrats expressed concerns to Politico that the extremely busy news cycle related to the investigations surrounding Russian Federation and Trump may ironically allow the administration to block or stall this legislation created to punish Russian Federation. Read More »

London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to victims, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families. On Saturday, she met with a group of residents in the more controlled setting of 10 Downing Street. Firefighters are working their way through the smouldering remains of the building's 24 floors, but the fire is out. Read More »

President Trump on Rep. Scalise's condition: "He's in some trouble"


Mr Scalise was among five people wounded in the shooting . Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership, was among six people who were injured after a gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

The resounding answer was no, and the implication is that if Trump ultimately decides to fire Mueller, then Rosenstein will have to go first. Under questioning from Sen. So let's briefly review this most abnormal chain of events: The president was informed on January 26 that the FBI was investigating his national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read More »

UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

According to what an EU official familiar with the negotiations arrangements told New Europe , the EU side is looking at 4-week negotiation cycles, while the initial talks are expected to focus on early issues about the negotiating regime, or as the EU official referred to, it is going to be "talks about talks". Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller

Ruddy also said he thought "Mueller should not have taken the position [of special counsel] if he was under consideration and had a private meeting with the president and was privy, maybe, to some of his thoughts about the investigation or other matters before the bureau". Read More »

Cosby's wife lashes out after sex-assault case declared mistrial

And, Bobby, tell us what happened today. BOBBY ALLYN, BYLINE: Yeah, of course. But the jurors clearly struggled with their verdict , telling the judge on day four that they were at impasse. You know, for the whole deliberation process, he seemed frustrated. Back then their livelihoods, their reputations, everything was on the line because they were helpless to do anything about it because they were smack up against this power. Read More »

Newt Gingrich: Mueller Russia Investigation a 'Rigged Game'

In any case, pushing for Mueller's firing would be a drastic move, given the uproar that followed Trump's firing of then-FBI director James Comey last month. This would evoke memories of the "Saturday Night Massacre" of 1973, when President Richard Nixon sought to dismiss a special prosecutor. "He actually does not know what we're investigating and I'm not going to talk about it publicly", he said. Read More »

At least 58 presumed dead in London Grenfell fire

Police say 58 people at the tower are now confirmed or presumed dead. "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire". The fire at the 24-story public housing project broke out early Wednesday - after Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester . Read More »

President Trump Reveals He Is Being Investigated

Special counsel Mueller - a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - was also bringing in legal firepower to investigate whether there was collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation to fix the 2016 election or an attempted cover-up. Read More »

Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

Every morning Bill Cosby would arrive in a simple black van - a deliberately humble choice of vehicle for a man with hundreds of millions of dollars and mansions scattered across the country. The portion of Constand's testimony where she talks about telephone calls she made to Cosby after she says he drugged and violated her. Steele instead emphasized his intention to pursue a retrial for the case and said Andrea Constand "indicated" she would be willing to return to the stand to testify. Read More »

Bill Cosby Raises Fist After Mistrial

Constand is the only one of more than 60 women who have accused Cosby of assault whose case has gone to trial. "She believes justice will be done", Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, told reporters. Cosby says the encounter was consensual. Constand says the star drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. "It's too early to celebrate Mr. Read More »

Congressional women's team hits practice field

Republicans and Democrats are typically competitive during the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park, but they both rooted for "Team Scalise" one day after a shooting during a practice for the face-off. Hodgkinson opened fire and struck several members of Congress. "Nearly all of the Cubans we spoke with seemed excited about the future", Weisberg said. Read More »

Scalise shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'


And certainly we know that he had a criminal record that shows that he's faced a charge of battery which was later dropped. His page was filled with references to Mr Sanders, who has called on Democrats to endorse more progressive politics since losing the race for the party nomination to Mrs Hillary Clinton previous year. Read More »

US Open at a glance

Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. Open , and the players are noticing a difference. He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson , who was born Monday. The problem is that Spieth has been taking too many Ls at majors since melting down at last year's Masters. American Justin Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history in stunning fashion to surge into contention for the US Open at Erin Hills. Read More »

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

At the same time , after Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey this month, many things once thought beyond the realm of possibility look less so now. The president's personal friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said late Monday that Trump was considering terminating Mueller . [Al] Franken [D-Minn.]. Read More »