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Nationals to Proceed with 108th Congressional Baseball Game


Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner is still at MedStar Washington Hospital and is listed in good condition. The incident happened in the Del Ray neighbourhood, which is across the Potomac River from Washington . Speaking from the White House's Diplomatic Room, the U.S. president said: "We may have our differences but we do well in times like these (to remember) that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country". Read More »

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, will need more surgery: hospital


He avoided issuing partisan blame for the attack, which was carried out by an assailant who had expressed anger at Trump's election and support for Democratic candidates. "Somebody from the baseball team starting screaming, and I heard really, really loud pops very close to me". About 25 people had gathered for the Republican team's practice for an annual charity game, scheduled for Thursday night. Read More »

Residents warned of fire risks for years

Witnesses described hearing screams for help from people trapped on the upper floors of the block as flames engulfed the building, which contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. There was no immediate word on the cause, but angry residents said they had repeatedly warned about a potential fire threat. It had no sprinkler system, and some residents have said no alarms sounded as the blaze began. Read More »

London firefighters search for more building inferno victims

A distraught Mrs Ibrham is seen opening the door to an apartment and yelling for people stuck in the smoke-filled hallway to join her inside. Pamela Pizziolo said on Facebook that Gottardi and Trevisan were in their apartment on the 23rd floor when the fire broke out. Read More »

Alleged shooter James Hodgkinson targeted Republicans, congressmen say


Bernie Sanders said the gunman had been among the many volunteers on his presidential campaign.Court records show that Hodgkinson's legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving. Bailey is a Capitol Police special agent who is part of the congressional security detail. Sanders said he was "sickened" by the attack. An additional two individuals - a congressman and a Capitol Police officer - attained secondary injuries. Read More »

Congressional baseball game goes back more than a century


The agency says the victims are being transported to the hospital. The shooting occurred one day before the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park. Paul said between 50-100 shots were fired. A statement from Scalise's office released earlier Wednesday morning said Scalise was undergoing surgery. Read More »

12 dead in massive fire at London residential tower

Flames tore through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington overnight, leaving people trapped on upper floors - some holding babies out of windows and others jumping from their flats. Joe Walsh, 58, said he saw someone throw two children from a window at the fifth or sixth floor. Refurbishment of the housing block had been completed past year and the Fire Brigades Union said something had gone badly wrong with fire prevention procedures at the building. Read More »

Jeff Sessions and the Trail of Unanswered Questions


Now, today the attorney general got to answer those questions, and he pushed back forcefully. "You're impeding this investigation". Their relationship was illustrated in Sessions's confounding account of how he reacted when the former F.B.I. Read More »

Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4


Mayor Ed Lee condemned the violence and praised authorities for a "very proactive response". She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go". Police arrived in minutes. "I saw police officers go up from the ramp and then storm the buildings", he said. Officers responded to a report of an active shooter about 8:55 a.m. Read More »

Investigators searching for more victims of London tower fire


The group said there was only one entry and exit to the tower during improvement works at the block in Latimer Road and it had issues with evacuation procedures. Others leapt from high floors rather than succumb to the flames. "There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers", he said in a statement. Read More »

Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea


Authorities said he was caught on camera trying to steal a propaganda banner from a hotel. "The brutalization and terrorism the North Koreans have put upon Otto and the Warmbier family have ended". The purposes of Rodman's visits to North Korea have never been fully transparent. Rodman has been criticized for failing to use his influence on leaders who are otherwise isolated diplomatically from the rest of the world. Read More »

BC Liberal cabinet sworn in but defeat looms for minority government


I had a mix of responses to last week's column, which described how Clark's B.C. Liberals technically won the election and remain the government. The premier is preparing for the legislature to resume on June 22. Clark also promised to introduce a throne speech next week. "Our job in a vote of confidence is to present a throne speech that reflects the direction we'd like the province to take", she said. Read More »

Baseball Turns to Terror for GOP Lawmakers


Scalise - the House Republican Whip - was traveling with a small security detail. The gunfire at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park broke out around 7 a.m. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", says Sanders. A person who lived near the ballpark and asked not to be identified said he estimated that at least 80 to 100 rounds of ammunition was sacked. Read More »

PM arrives in Pakistan after participating in SCO summit

Modi stressed on coordinated efforts to fight the menace of terrorism, including radicalisation, recruitment, training and financing of terrorists. According to Modi, the SCO will also be a powerful partner in the worldwide fight against terrorism. Read More »

Punish NKorea for Mistreatment of US Student — WashPost


He is on Medivac flight on his way home. (AP Photo/John Minchillo). A pair hugs and cries outside the plane carrying Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, before he is transferred from a transport aircraft to. Read More »

I promise to serve, says Ireland's youngest Taoiseach

Ireland's 13th Taoiseach was elected to office exactly 10 years to the day since he first took his seat in parliament as a TD for Dublin West. The Dail was then suspended until 6.30pm as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travelled to Aras an Uachtarain to receive his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins. Read More »

Man Arrested In Relation To Wicklow Mountains Investigation


DNA samples have confirmed that the woman died within the last week. Detectives suspect her killing may have been a spur of the moment incident and during the course of an argument. The woman's head and hands were found in a plastic bag, close to Glenmacnass waterfall this afternoon. The remains were found in five locations since the first body parts were found on Saturday night. Read More »

Baby tossed from 10th-story window during London fire caught by man


Ms Cotton said the upper floors of the building are still to be searched. She said there are still "unknown numbers" of people in the building. "The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby", Samira Lamrani told the Telegraph . Read More »

It's President Trump's 71st birthday

She called him an "incredible father" in her message, adding: "I hope that the year to come is your best yet!" "The four modern presidents who *did* hit the 60% disapproval mark only did so well into their presidencies, after serious crisis or scandal", Kruse wrote . Read More »

Cosby's wife arrives at court. Will either testify at sex assault trial?

The allegation by Constand , a former athletic administrator at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University , is the only one not too old to be the subject of criminal prosecution. "I have three friends for you to make you relax", Cosby said he told Ms Constand , according to a deposition transcript reread to the jury. Phone records showed she made no such call in January, he said, and instead show she only called Cosby's phone numbers in NY. Read More »