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London fire: Exploding refrigerator might have caused Grenfell Tower blaze, say reports

London Fire: A woman reacts outside a temporary casualty bureau for people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower . "I could hear them screaming for their lives", she said. The tragedy also led Prime Minister Theresa May to promise a full investigation. "Last time I saw him they were waving out of the window, his wife and children", she said, sitting outside a community centre that is serving as a hub for displaced residents. Lire la suite »

Hot and Humid with Scattered Storms Wednesday

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The confidence for this possible formation also remains quite low. Scattered t-storms look to re-develop Thursday afternoon. So, let's be "weather aware" this afternoon . WEEKEND: Highs in the low 90s both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Heat index values will reach the upper 90s, with some spots hitting 100°+. A weak front moves through Monday , and hopefully some drier air filters in behind that. Lire la suite »

Donald Trump visits 'critical' Steve Scalise in hospital

President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital, writing on Twitter , "Just left hospital". The president urged the nation to forget its political differences and rally to support victims of the shooting in Alexandria, Va . "He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", a statement from the office said. Republican Mo Brooks from Alabama told the United States news broadcaster that the Louisiana Congressman sustained "a hip wound". Lire la suite »

Inmates kill prison guards, escape during bus transport

Their escape prompted a statewide manhunt after they killed corrections officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue , stole their guns and abandoned the bus, which was filled with 31 other inmates. " I have their blood on my shoes ". Sills was asked about reports that one of the prisoners was connected to a gang. "They stole two vehicles in the last 30 hours so, obviously they've got to have gas and things so I assume they've acquired some money somewhere". Lire la suite »

Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washingt

Investigators are seeking to determine if Trump tried to undermine the FBI's ongoing probes of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and collusion with Trump aides. "Many have suggested that my recusal is because I felt I was a subject of the investigation myself, that I may have done something wrong", Sessions added. Lire la suite »

Donald Trump faces investigation for possible obstruction of justice

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Two-thirds of Americans, or 65 percent, think Trump doesn't have much respect for the country's democratic institutions and traditions or has none at all. Trump vehemently denies any collusion between himself or any of his associates and Russian Federation. Flynn was sacked in February. Trump friend Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, went so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller . Lire la suite »

Suspected NKorea drone photographed U.S. missile-defense site

The leaders will seek to " advance cooperation on economic and global issues " and "will also coordinate on North Korea-related issues, including countering the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threats", it added. In 2014, several suspected North Korean drones were found south of the border. It says the rest are mostly photos of residential areas, farming fields and other less-sensitive areas in the South. Lire la suite »

Edward Gillespie wins Virginia's GOP primary for governor

Gov. Ralph Northam . In statewide results from Tuesday's Republican primary for governor, the extremism that has consumed the GOP threw a scare into the party of the elephant as self-declared "Trump mini-me" Corey Stewart took his campaign of hate to within a percentage point of victory over Ed Gillespie in his campaign to destroy what little sanity is left in the political landscape. Lire la suite »

Franken fires back at Sessions after testimony

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Other topics the attorney general said he could not recall include: how he ended up being one of the last people in the Oval Office on the day Trump allegedly asked Comey to quash an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn; whether the Trump campaign pushed for changes on Ukraine policy in the 2016 GOP platform; whether the Trump team met to discuss lifting USA sanctions against Russia during the transition; or if key Trump associates met with Russian officials at ... Lire la suite »

Congressman Hit In Shooting At Baseball Field In Virginia

House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling on the House to unite after the shooting during practice ahead of a congressional charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning, June 14th. He was carrying a rifle and possibly an automatic pistol. "I'm hopeful today's events create an opportunity for all Americans to stop and think about the level of political discourse in this country", said Rep. Lire la suite »

Tillerson says North Korea released US citizen Otto Warmbier

North Korea sentenced Warmbier to prison after he admitted trying to steal a propaganda banner during a trip there. It was at that meeting that the North Korean officials told Yun that Warmbier had contracted botulism-a potentially fatal food-borne illness- and fell into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. Lire la suite »

Trump probed for possible obstruction of justice

Spicer, the spokesman, declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later in the week that the president had confidence "in all of his Cabinet". According to the Post , Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is overseeing the investigation into Russian Federation collusion into the election, is interviewing top officials, looking into if the President Trump broke the law. Lire la suite »

Florida sailor presumed dead found hiding on US warship

Peter Mims, of Interlachen, was believed to have fallen into the sea from the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh during routine operations about 180 miles east of Okinawa, and a massive search-and-rescue effort was suspended Sunday. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japan Coast Guard ships spent more than 50 hours searching for Mims in a 5,500 square mile area. Officials said he had earned a number of awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Navy Marine ... Lire la suite »

Iran tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

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After offering condolences to the families of the attacks victims, Alavi stressed that over the past few months the country's intelligence forces had neutralized over 25 terrorist cells. The two people who attacked a shrine are understood to be an Iranian Kurd and a man whose background is unknown, the security sources said. Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mostafa Izadi on Sunday accused the U.S. Lire la suite »

Trump faces investigation over obstruction of justice

The White House has denied it put pressure on Mr Comey. "And I'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do", Sekulow said. "As I have stated many times , a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity", he said in a statement released by the White House. Lire la suite »

Dennis Rodman hopes to do 'something pretty positive' in North Korea

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He says in a statement that the State Department secured Warmbier's release at the direction of President Donald Trump . In April and May, North Korea detained two other Korean Americans, both of them affiliated with the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a private institution run by Korean American Christians. Lire la suite »

North Korea says it released U.S. student 'on humanitarian grounds'

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Two people hug 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 an amb. City councilwoman Jenni McCauley said the tight-knit community was "thrilled" to have Warmbier back. "Even though they're saddened by his condition, they're just glad for the family that he is home", McCauley said. Lire la suite »

Former Penn State administrators sentenced to jail time in Sandusky case

Spanier, who was convicted at a jury trial, has said he plans to appeal . But they say Curley's forgetfulness during his testimony wasn't credible. Mike McQueary, a graduate coaching assistant, told administrators that he saw Sandusky molesting a boy in a football team shower in 2001. Sandusky, 73, is serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years, and is appealing his conviction. Lire la suite »

Ireland elects first gay prime minister Leo Varadkar

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Leo Varadkar , son of a migrant Indian doctor and an Irish mother, was on Wednesday sworn in as the prime minister of Ireland , Europe's fastest-growing economy, succeeding Enda Kenny as leader of the governing Fine Gael party. Leo Varadkar is Ireland's new taoiseach . "This has never been about me ... it has always been about the problems and challenges that the people of our country face", he said. Lire la suite »

The Moment Democratic Baseball Team Got News of GOP Shooting

The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., fired between 50 and 100 shots at the GOP team's practice. DeSantis said the man seemed "a little weird" and when he was told Republicans were those playing on the field, the man reacted with "a little bias, but not enough that I thought he was going to go commit acts of violence". Lire la suite »

Congressional charity game to go on as planned

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Scalise is said to be at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, awaiting the rest of his surgeries. Trump said "many lives would have been lost without the heroic action" of the Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman. Officials said Hodgkinson worked as a home inspector who had had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years. He was known to be highly critical of President Trump and other Republicans on social media, and had reportedly traveled to Washington to ... Lire la suite »