Residents said they had been complaining for years about lax standards while aspects of a recent $13 million refurbishment to the building have fallen under suspicion of allowing the fire to spread more rapidly than expected. Meanwhile, experts have said sprinklers could have been fitted in the tower for £200,000, but Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said there was not a "collective view" among residents in favour of installing them.
The fund includes a guarantee to rehouse Grenfell Tower residents as close as possible to where they previously lived. Specialist sniffer dogs are on the scene to identify victims in the ashes . One of the victims was named as Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother. "Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home", the Syrian Solidarity Campaign said in ...
If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump. The deputy attorney general's testimony comes after Trump friend and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said Monday that Trump was considering "terminating" the special counsel who is overseeing the Justice Department's wide-ranging inquiry into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
At least 58 people may have died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower housing over 100 families in west London , Scotland Yard said on Saturday, warning that the casualty figures "may increase". "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".
He hugged mother Wanda many a time. The early betting odds are already out for the 2018 National Basketball Association season, and the Golden State Warriors are already heavy favorites - less than even money. "And there's more to come from him". So, it was a prolific night for both, but it was borne out of early-season struggles when Curry was focusing on playing a lesser role in the offense to allow Durant to thrive.
In a tweet early Thursday, Trump said: "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Bush . "Obstruction is criminal - there's a criminal aspect to that", committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard BurrSenate Intel panel won't investigate Trump obstruction question Senate Intel heads meet with Mueller It's time for Congress and the VA to address victims of military toxins MORE (R-N.C.) told ...
LeT district commander Junaid Matoo, who became notorious after attacking a police van and killing three policemen previous year, was among those killed . During the attack some policemen also sustained serious bullet injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital. A police official said restrictions were imposed in areas falling under six police stations in Srinagar and parts of Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Anantnag districts to maintain law and order and foil protests.
The hospital says the Louisiana congressman "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred offered his thoughts and prayers after the shooting and endorsed the decision to play ball.
Next Monday has also been scheduled for the launch of Brexit talks between the Government and the other 27 European Union nations. While the DUP are deeply euroskeptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-call hard Brexit-including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of Ireland-and talks will touch on efforts to minimize the potential damage to Northern Ireland .
Rep. Steve Scalise faced an "imminent risk of death" after a high-velocity rifle shot struck his left hip, his doctor said Friday, leaving him "as critical as you can be" when he arrived at the hospital earlier this week. Just before the game Thursday night, members of the Democratic and Republican teams knelt together in prayer near second place, where Scalise would have been playing.
Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest.
But Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy model who has accused Cosby of drugging and raping her decades ago, had a message for him: "You're not off the hook, buddy". Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Ellen Show , wrote " I BELIEVE YOU" to the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault. In its final statements, the prosecution repeatedly referred to a deposition in a 2005 civil case filed by Constand, in which Cosby testified that he had touched Constand beneath her clothes after giving ...
Orear mentioned that while Hodgkinson had been a passionate progressive, there was no sign of violence or malice towards anyone, reports the Washington Post . At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates. As a top Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, lay in critical condition at a local hospital Thursday, some Republicans on the far right suggested that vitriolic rhetoric on the left could be to blame for the attack that put him there.
Several senior Trump aides believe that Comey went public with his doubts about the president's behavior and trustworthiness with the intention of steering Rosenstein toward appointing his friend Mueller, according to one longtime Trump associate who remains close to the White House.
In an earlier tweet on Friday, Mr Trump wrote that nobody has been able to show any proof of " collusion with the Russians ". For months - President Trump made it known that he's not personally under investigation - but now it appears - that could be changing.
After visiting Manchester and London after attacks or disasters, she said: "I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support for those in desperate need". Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a critical condition, the National Health Service said Saturday. Experts said the intensity of Wednesday's fire at the 24-story building will make naming victims extremely hard, drawing ...
With 99 percent of precincts reporting on the GOP side, Gillespie led former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart by just over 4,000 votes out of almost 365,000 ballots cast. That includes Trump's loss a year ago to Democrat Hillary Clinton, which made Virginia the only Southern state to reject the future president. On the Republican side, Gillespie, a moderate Washington insider, is trying to fend off under-funded but spirited campaigns from Wagner and Stewart, an avid Trump ...
He spoke of the generation after generation of those who he said have been "compelled to grow up and live in ever more crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty, and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children". Trump visited Israel and the Palestinian territories last month, calling on both side to make compromises for peace but offering no specifics on how to resolve the 50-year-old conflict.
But Nauert is firm in stating " Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with the release of Mr. Warmbier". South Korea on Wednesday welcomed the release of an American college student long detained in North Korea and vowed efforts to free its own citizens held in the communist country.
A congressional women's softball team has hit the practice field in Washington amid heavier security, a day after an attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game. Sorry to say, the tears of the Democrats are crocodile tears. She said she didn't necessarily consider his departure odd. She said that her daughter and two-year-old grandchild had recently moved back into the house with them, and she thought her husband had perhaps left to get away from that.
Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the President in May 2017 raising concerns over Mr. Comey's performance, but Mr. The hearing will focus on cyber efforts in the 2016 election, potential threats to the 2018 and 2020 elections, and what to do about it. Since his inauguration, President Trump has issued dozens of tweets blasting reports that he or his campaign coordinated or colluded with Russian Federation, and that doesn't include all of his ...
The Prime Minister will meet separately with representatives of Sinn Fein , the Ulster Unionists, the SDLP and the Alliance Party - as well as the DUP - in Downing Street in an attempt to allay growing concerns. May's office issued a statement saying she was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life" but made no mention of the talks with the DUP . Divisions over Europe helped sink the premierships of Margaret Thatcher , Major and Cameron, and many of her lawmakers and party ...
One source said Rosenstein has yet to formally ask career attorneys inside the Justice Department for their opinion on whether he should recuse himself . Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said. A White House spokesperson declined to comment, as did a Justice Department spokesperson.
Puerto Ricans who voted for US statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday are "claiming our equal rights as American citizens", Puerto Rico's governor says. "Statehood brings stability, allows us to have fewer rule-changes from Congress, provides resources to our people", he said. With virtually all results in, 97.2 per cent backed statehood, 1.5 per cent supported independence and 1.3 per cent opted for no change, but just 23 per cent of the 2.2 million-strong electorate cast a ballot.
Rosenstein isn't investigating the President, but he did appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller to look into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election , which includes investigating alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin.
Meanwhile, the family of local artist Khadija Saye have confirmed to Sky News that she died in the blaze. Efforts to recover bodies have been hampered after the blaze that engulfed the 24-storey building in the early hours of Wednesday flared up again on Thursday afternoon.
The caller told police they believed Harvey was an occupant there. She is now being evaluated by medical personnel. Harvey was found at the Graduate Hotel (pictured) in Athens, Georgia , just before 10am Saturday. Atlanta Police Sergeant Warren Pickard said Miranda Harvey's motivations for abandoning her daughter with strangers remains unknown and deemed the situation "concerning".
Scalise was one of several people shot by suspect James T. Hodgkinson ― a 66-year-old resident of IL ― who targeted a GOP team baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. Scalise remains in critical condition, but his vital signs reportedly stabilized. President Donald Trump says GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us".
President Trump tweeted on Monday that he prefers to call the measure a "travel ban" as opposed to "some politically correct term". In the past, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the order called for a vetting system rather than a ban.
Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. In the meeting, Trump requested that the men "put that recommendation in writing", the White House has contended, prompting Rosenstein to offer a formal recommendation to Trump that Comey be fired because he mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.