Authorities say the cause of the fire is not yet known and declined to speculate about how it started and spread so quickly. Bosses are reminding residents that fires of this type are extremely rare and that most blazes do not spread further than one or two rooms.
And that meant there was no clearing of the air of uncertainty that has settled over Washington this year. Instead, Attorney General Jeff Sessions focused on his own hide, seeking to make it clear that he doesn't think he did anything wrong - at least that he can recall.
No word yet on if Rodman will meet with North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. Rodman tweeted that his trip was being sponsored by Potcoin , one of an increasing number of cybercurrencies used to buy and sell marijuana in state-regulated markets.
Major incident declared at Grenfell Tower in Kensington . AT least six people were killed Wednesday when a massive fire tore through a London apartment block in the middle of the night, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24-storey tower.
Bernie Sanders, an independent who a year ago made an unsuccessful presidential bid. By then Hodgkinson's Facebook feed was already replete with demands that his friends and family support the aging Vermonter. He said Hodgkinson was not a staffer and had no formal role in the campaign. Separately, Hodgkinson had an extensive history of traffic violations and petty offenses in St.
Sessions' testimony did not provide any damaging new information on alleged Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation or on Comey's dismissal, but his refusal to discuss conversations with Trump raised fresh questions about whether the White House has something to hide.
Thunder Bay tops the charts in Police Reported Hate Crimes. THE National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), along with a coalition of community representatives and subject matter experts, is calling on all levels of government to do more to address hate crimes based on Tuesday's data which shows a rise in 2015.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze, but angry residents said they had warned local authorities about fire issues at Grenfell Tower . The 24-storey building in Latimer Road was engulfed by flames from the second floor up leaving dozens of flats totally gutted. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood.
While former minister and ex-firefighter Mike Penning said: 'People have been calling, I think probably rightly, for sprinklers to be installed for many, many years under many different governments. They couldn't come downstairs, especially from the top floor. people have been burned, I have seen it with my own eyes", a witness identified as Daniel told BBC Radio London .
Scalise was elected to the House of Representatives in a 2008 special election to fill the seat of Republican Bobby Jindal, who was elected governor of Louisiana in 2007. Scalise faced questions previous year about some of his Louisiana ties. As he was running for House Majority Whip, a scandal emerged when it was revealed Scalise had spoken to a group led by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in 2002.
Press TV quoted Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, as saying, in a televised interview on Saturday that the mastermind of terrorist attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7 were killed earlier in the day by the intelligence forces.
An initial round of talks between May and DUP leader Arlene Foster ended with no agreement on Tuesday, although both sides said they were hopeful of a deal. "It's passing quicker than anyone believes". Speaking on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said the possibility of the United Kingdom remaining in the European Union remained an option until Brexit negotiations have concluded.
Aizawl: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Wednesday set up a high-level committee chaired by state home minister R Lalzirliana to assess the flood situation in the state where eight persons have died. Schools remain closed in Thenzawl and six houses were submerged in the area, forcing the inhabitants to leave the buildings, the officials said. About 130 families have been provided shelters.
A gunman opened fired at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va. near Washington early on Wednesday during a congressional baseball practice , injuring several people including House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise . According to the latest reports, the prominent Republican politician and others were shot at a baseball practice after a man allegedly walked up and asked whether the Democrats or Republicans were on the field.
There's just one problem: Trump never invoked that right, known as "executive privilege" - a fact that Sessions himself admitted several times throughout the course of the hearing. Sessions recommended the firing last month, raising questions about whether he violated his recusal from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.
The group and its president Vishnu Gupta invited people and press to the celebrations by sharing a poster of the event on WhatsApp and other social media platforms, in which a childhood photo of Trump was featured alongside a current one .
He asked to testify instead before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but it had been unclear whether that hearing would be open to the public. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, an intelligence committee member, said senators were still deciding whether Sessions would be asked to testify in a classified briefing after the public hearing.
Another witness, Tamara, told the BBC she also saw people trying to throw their children to safety. One resident said the fire alarm did not go off - bolstering the arguments of a community group, which only months ago had warned of a potential catastrophe at the subsidized housing block.
Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade called the fire "an unprecendented incident" in terms of its scale, and has confirmed 50 people have been taken to hospital and there have been a number of fatalities. You can see the list here. He said he saw people waving flashlights from the top levels of the building and saw rescuers "doing an incredible job" trying to get people out.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. "I am not at liberty to talk about that now, and the reason for that is that if it is within the scope of Director Mueller's investigation. we don't want people talking publicly about open investigations", he said.
An Ohio Congressman was at the baseball field when a gunman opened fire during a Republican Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va . Wednesday morning. Trump offers his own prayers to the Scalise family, and says the entire world is also praying for them. The shooting "went on for quite a while", she said.
London Fire Brigade assistant commissioner Dan Daly said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire". "Even when the lights went off, people were waving with white shirts to be seen", Lleshi said. A frantic woman dropped a baby from the ninth or tenth floor of Grenfell Tower as it was engulfed in flames, according to a witness.
Police have not said whether the shooter was intentionally targeting members of Congress. Davis, a Republican from Taylorville, said he made a decision to keep the dirty clothes on: "My breaking point is done". Steve Scalise's detail, as "heroes" who saved many lives. The official was not authorized to discuss an investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Two Capitol Hill police agents, part of the congressmen's security detail, were also shot according to CNN . DeSantis was leaving the field with Rep. Top aide Stephen Miller likely helped put Mr. Trump's speech together, CBS News' Major Garrett said, along with senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and chief of staff Reince Priebus.
The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been working on the blaze. Mr Cundy said it is likely to be some time before police can identify the victims, adding that it is too early to speculate on the cause of the fire .
Senate chaplain's prayer after lawmaker shooting Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting Trump Jr. appears to link lawmaker shooting to controversial "Julius Caesar" production MORE (R-Texas) was among those shot by a gunman at Republicans' congressional baseball game practice on Wednesday, according to the lawmaker's office.
Residents say the blaze appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward rapidly. The London Metropolitan Police set up an emergency number on 0800 0961 233 for anyone concerned about friends or family. Volunteers were working furiously to prepare sandwiches for victims and members of the emergency services at The Rugby Portobello Trust, where people said they had seen an "unbelievable" response.
WASHINGTON (AP ) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Ms Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. White House press secreatray Sean Spicer tweeted the president and Vice President were aware of the situation.
Mr Comey did not confirm that he believed he was sacked to prevent the investigation, but he said accusations that the FBI was in disarray were " lies , plain and simple". He also seized on Mr Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release contents of memos he had written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter.
U.S. allies in the G7 said on Monday that action to contain devastating climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord . "Everyone expressed their deep disappointment with the US decision", she said. Trump, who has in the past dismissed climate change as a hoax, says the Paris accord would undermine the US economy, cost jobs, and put his country at a disadvantage to its ...
Sessions denied any collusion with Russian Federation to meddle in the USA presidential election , saying the accusations are "scurrilous", "appalling", "detestable". He is set to testify hours after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared in the Senate and said he's seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller , the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation investigation.
Ms Sturgeon wants a cross-party approach, with involvement from the devolved nations, centred on maintaining European single market membership. In a letter sent to Downing Street on Tuesday, the First Minister repeated her calls for the UK Government to adopt a "much more inclusive process" following the General Election.
The shootings happened at a practice for the Republican team in Alexandria, Virginia . Steve Scalise , a U.S. House Republican leader, was among possibly five people shot by a gunman Wednesday morning as he was playing baseball game with other congressmen and aides.
During the hearing, Sessions repeatedly stated that any suggestion of his conspiring with the Russian government was "an appalling and detestable lie ". Sessions: Why don't you tell me. "Thank you for saying that, Sen". On Tuesday, Sessions gave a different account of this conversation, insisting that he had spoken up and said that yes, it was important the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice follow guidelines in this matter.
Comey said the president then leaned on him to halt the Michael Flynn investigation. "It is absurd, frankly, to suggest that a recusal from a single specific investigation would render the Attorney General unable to manage the leadership of the various Department of Justice law enforcement components that conduct thousands of investigations", he said .