London Fire Live Updates: Blaze Engulfs Apartment Block:
Hundreds of firefighters have been working through the night to put out a huge blaze that’s engulfed a residential apartment block in West London. Follow here for live updates.
- London’s Metropolitan Police have confirmed six fatalities following the fire
- The Police statement added that they expect the figure to rise
- Blog purportedly run by local residents expressed safety concerns in past
- Unclear how many trapped inside, witnesses saw people jump from the tower
- Blaze largely contained by 5 a.m. local time, smoke still pouring into the sky
- Fire chiefs say “too early to speculate” the cause of the blaze
5 Things We Learned At Jeff Sessions’ Hearing:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions captivated Washington Tuesday, beating back rumors of a private meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the US and mounting a defense for President Donald Trump, one week after former FBI Director James Comey artfully unloaded on both men.
Uber Board Member Resigns After Sexist Comment:
Uber is having a tough time getting a fresh start.
In the midst of announcing the findings from a sweeping sexual harassment investigation, a board member made a joke about gender stereotypes, adding even more fuel to claims of a toxic culture.
On Tuesday afternoon, investor David Bonderman, a member of Uber’s board, said having more women on the board would just lead to more talking, according to leaked audio obtained by Yahoo Finance. On Tuesday night, he announced in a statement that he was resigning from the board, calling his comment “careless, inappropriate and inexcusable.”
Comatose Otto Warmbier Lands In US After Release By North Korea:
American college student Otto Warmbier has landed back in the United States after more than 17 months in detention in North Korea.
Advertisers Withdrawing From Megyn Kelly’s Show Due To Alex Jones Interview:
Multiple advertisers have told NBC that they don’t want to be anywhere near Megyn Kelly’s forthcoming interview with controversial media personality Alex Jones.
NBC expects the advertiser flight to be temporary, however.
“This comes with the territory,” NBC News chairman Andy Lack told CNN Tuesday. “We kind of know, when we’re doing controversial stories, that’s going to happen. It doesn’t stop us from doing controversial stories.”
NBC declined to say how many advertisers have distanced themselves from Kelly’s new show “Sunday Night.” Most of them are on the local level, meaning companies that bought ads on NBC-owned stations.
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