The first bodies of victims have been removed from the smouldering remains of the building, which contained 120 flats and was thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. The group claimed access to the building was "severely restricted" for emergency services and other vehicles and that residents were advised to stay in their flats in case of fire.
Rep. Ron DeSantis , R-Fla., told Fox Business Network's "Mornings With Maria" that a man approached him in the parking lot who "wanted to know whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there". U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-6th), of Greensboro, a member of the Republican Congressional Baseball Team, was at the baseball practice and was not injured.
The Daily Beast reports that Hodgkinson in 2006 was arrested on a battery charge after police say he punched a woman in the face with a closed fist, while later threatening the woman's boyfriend with a shotgun. "We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip", Brooks said. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. "He shot at Steve Scalise, our second baseman".
High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump have started to turn on Mueller as he builds his legal team, raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality and suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the probe.
Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia returns the ball to Simona Halep of Romania during the women's singles final at the French Open Tennis Tournament 2017 in Paris , France, on June 10, 2017 . It's a tough moment for me, but it's gonna go away, I hope, with the time". It was fitting that Ostapenko drilled a backhand victor down the line - her favourite shot - on match point.
Comey said in his testimony that he took the President's statement to be an inappropriate directive. In his testimony, Mr Comey also said Mr Trump had asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the President, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. And since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation , Rosenstein is acting in that capacity. In an earlier hearing Tuesday before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, Rosenstein said Mueller will have the "full independence he needs to ...
People who initially remained in place may have been unable to escape later because the hallways and fire escapes were filled with heavy smoke and flames. "I wrapped the little one up because of the smoke and I just got them out", he said. Grenfell lacked a functioning sprinkler system, and residents who fled the building said they had been instructed to "stay put".
Stuart Cundy said that "we believe this number will sadly increase". "What we can't have is a situation where people's safety is put at risk because of bad advice being given or if it is the case, as has been alleged, of tower blocks not being properly serviced or maintained".
One side of the building was totally blackened, with heavy smoke billowing into the air. Dany Cotton, London's Fire Commissioner who was present at the scene told reporters, "This is an unprecedented incident". "I could not find the stairs". "If we had stayed in that flat, we wouldve perished". Blazing chunks of debris fell from the wrecked building, a 1970s local authority-built block in the working-class area of north Kensington, just streets away from the wealthy homes of Notting ...
It was followed by a prayer led by Republican 42 House of Delegates district nominee Lolita Mancheno-Smoak. Along with Scalise, at least one congressional aide, a lobbyist and two police officers were also injured . "Everyone on that field is a public servant". "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible", he said. As of Wednesday afternoon, Scalise was in critical condition after surgery, according to So Young Pak, spokeswoman for MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues. The event raised questions about the security of members of Congress. "All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot". She and her colleagues will use today's incident "to bring us together and not separate us further". "He had a lot of ammo".
UPS released a statement Wednesday saying, " UPS confirms there was a shooting incident involving 4 employees within the company's facility in San Francisco earlier this morning". Twice today, mass shootings occurred in the United States which has sparked yet another contested debate over gun control. SFPD issued an advisory asking others in the area to take shelter and wait for further instructions.
It provided no further details about him . About three minutes into the video, you can hear several people yelling "stay down". The attacker was shot and later died. Hodgkinson, 66 opened fire on Republican lawmakers while they prepared for a game. The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, was scheduled for Thursday evening at Nationals Park across the Potomac River in Washington .
Owen Smith is set to be appointed shadow Northern Ireland secretary by Jeremy Corbyn , according to reports. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said: "This is a fantastic appointment and I congratulate Lesley on being made Shadow Scottish Secretary".
Saudi officials have recently made highly provocative threats against Iran , saying they would take the battle inside Iran, and Iran had to be "punished" for what Saudi FM called "its interference in the region" in a tweet hours before the attacks on Tehran .
ET Tuesday). Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police earlier said the recovery operation would be complex "over a number of days". People in apartments enveloped by the quickly advancing flames and thick smoke banged on windows and screamed for help to those watching down below, witnesses and survivors said.
Sessions said he had conversations regarding the "general strategic concept" that the US and Russian Federation could forge a more harmonious relationship. "I attended a fair number of meetings on that with President Obama". - Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 13, 2017If AG Sessions were truly recused, he should have had nothing to do with firing Comey.
Marco RubioMarco RubioOPINION: It's not Comey versus Trump - it's Putin versus America THE MEMO: Bruised by Comey, Trump avoids catastrophe Winners and losers from Comey's testimony MORE (R-Fla.) who asked, "Do you ever wonder why, of all the things in the investigation, the only thing never leaked is the fact the president was never personally under investigation?" Comey told the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday that Trump did make those statements.
At least nine people were injured in the violence, which erupted in Sheridan Circle on May 16 , during Erdogan's visit to D.C. Footage shows that the Turkish president witnessed the violence firsthand . "Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert countered at the time .
Polling agencies project that Mr Macron's party will win a large majority in the second round. The result confirmed the yearning for political renewal laid bare by Macron's election. Record low turnout of 49 percent in Sunday's first round detracted from the performance of Macron's untested team, raising concerns over the strength of his mandate.
Webb also questioned why the government had not updated Part B of the Building Regulations covering fire risk in tall buildings and why sprinkler systems had been made mandatory in new build towers but not in refurbished ones. He said it as his house where the explosion happened. "Police say six people have died in the blaze that broke out at the 24-story tower block around midnight Wednesday and the fatality figure is expected to rise".
Ramallah- For the Palestinians, they have much to feel superior over Israelis after 50 years of occupying the West Bank , Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday pledged that he would not cede military control of the West Bank's Jordan valley in any future peace agreement with the Palestinians.
She has served on Colorado's high court since 2006, and previously was the state's solicitor general. The Trump administration is pushing back on claims that President Donald Trump's travel ban is soon set to expire amid an ongoing court battle.
Mr Navalny called for the protests and was arrested outside his home in Moscow while heading to one of the rallies. Another unauthorized protest rally was held in St. Navalny has accused Usmanov of illegal acquisition of assets. Navalny, an opposition leader who was also arrested for organizing large anti-Putin protests in March, had called for national demonstrations on the holiday that marks Russia's formal emergence from the Soviet era in 1990.
Senate Intelligence Committee drew another blank, and at the end of the day the questions were stale and the answers were necessarily tedious. Sessions frustrated some committee members by refusing to answer questions about the president: Had Trump complained about his recusing himself, as reported in the press? And asked about Trump's own contention that he fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: ...
Five people were taken from the scene to hospitals, Alexandria's police chief, Michael Brown, told reporters. Trump canceled a scheduled event at the Labor Department soon after the shooting took place, and the White House has said both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received updates on the shooting .
All I had in mind was winning the tournament. "I see closer to 5- to 10-under". So far, the players who have been there seem to like the course, but of course none of them have yet to hit a shot in competition. I love the people up here - very, very nice, very genuine people. He joked about buying a house in Wisconsin and giving cheese a try should he win the U.S.
We're not going to walk away. USA lawmakers were expected to question Tillerson about conflicting messages from the administration about foreign affairs and links between the administration and Russian Federation, including his own ties. The ranking Democrat on the committee, Maryland Sen. "I think Russian Federation is evolving its own position on North Korea". "They have changed their policy", Tillerson said, referring to the Palestinians, Reuters reported .
Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions. Al Franken, D-Minn., about an alleged "continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government", and that is why he claimed wrongly that he had not met with Russians.
Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade says early Wednesday morning there were "a number" of fatalities, but he could not be more specific as the massive operation at the building was ongoing. The tower, built in 1974, contains 120 apartments, according to its management company, Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation. "They couldn't get to them.
In a series of tweets during the hearing, U.S. Sen. "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected with the Trump campaign". The Justice Department subsequently released decades-old memos from its Office of Legal Counsel that it said supported Sessions' position. "From that point, February 10th, until I announced my formal recusal on March 2nd, I was never briefed on any investigative details, did not access any information about the investigation".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was concerned about the situation in Qatar, adding that all Gulf nations, and also Iran and Turkey, should work together to find a solution to the regional dispute. Smith's decision comes in the middle of a major diplomatic crisis in the country, a week after major Gulf nations detached their ties with Doha . There are no apparent plans by Arab states to propose that names from their Qatar blacklist be subjected to United Nations ...
While Tuesday's Appropriations hearing was billed as an opportunity to discuss the Department of Justice budget, U.S. Sen. During today's congressional testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Sen. That's why he had answered that he himself had had no contacts with such officials-an answer that turned out not to be true and subsequently led to his ostensible recusal from matters pertaining to the FBI's investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election campaign.
Local resident Nadia Yousouf also told BuzzFeed that Muslims were the first to spot the fire, saying, "They saw it just after they woke up to eat". The devastating blaze that swept through Grenfell Tower in west London would have killed more people if Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan had not been awake to help rescue tenants, a resident has said.