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June 24, 2017 12:48 AM Black off-duty St. Louis police officer shot by white officer

ST. LOUIS -- A black St. Louis police officer, who was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and tried to help fellow officers arrest three black suspects, was shot by a white officer who did not recognize him, police said. A white officer who had just arrived on the scene of a suspected crime Wednesday night saw the off-duty black officer 5

June 23, 2017 10:20 PM Highrises evacuated in London amid safety concerns about cladding

Metropolitan Police say they are considering filing manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire Camden Council has decided to evacuate some 800 units in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London highrise. The move comes amid escalating concerns among residents of thousands 11

June 23, 2017 12:52 PM Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly tower fire

LONDON -- Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed briefing on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the June 14 inferno at Grenfell Tower was touched off by a refrigerator fire. The department 6

June 23, 2017 11:27 AM Polish human rights official under fire for Holocaust remark

WARSAW, Poland – A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the “Polish nation” took part in the implementation of the Holocaust — a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II. Adam Bodnar, the country’s human rights commissioner, or ombudsman, apologized for the comment 4 1

June 23, 2017 10:48 AM Grenfell Tower fire started in fridge freezer, criminal charges being considered

The insulation and tiles used in cladding failed safety tests A fire that engulfed a London apartment block, killing at least 79 people earlier this month, started in a fridge freezer, police in the U.K. city said Friday. Det. Supt. Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, FF175BP, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further 12

June 22, 2017 12:27 PM 600 buildings in England also have 'combustible' cladding

LONDON — Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said. Government facilities testing cladding have so far found three tower blocks to have combustible 11

June 22, 2017 10:57 AM Combustible cladding could be on 600 highrise buildings in England: PM

The aluminum composite material may have allowed a deadly fire last week to spread quickly The British prime minister estimates 600 highrise buildings in England have cladding made of materials similar to what was found in a devastating west London fire. Theresa May told the House of Commons that authorities submitted cladding on similar buildings following 11

June 21, 2017 5:42 PM Mom of slain toddler testifying against Derek Saretzky as prosecutors wind up case

WARNING: Story contains graphic details that may be disturbing to some readers The mother of a toddler who was kidnapped and killed is testifying at the triple-murder trial in Lethbridge, Alta., of the man who has confessed to strangling and dismembering the two-year-old in 2015. Cheyenne Dunbar is one of the prosecution's final witnesses Wednesday 11

June 21, 2017 12:45 PM Is Molenbeek really a no-go zone?

In the wake of horrifying attacks in France and Belgium, the most notorious postcode in western Europe came under scrutiny from journalists, police and the armed forces. But what is the truth about Brussels' Molenbeek district? Is it a 'seething' den of Islamist terror, or the symbol of a national tragedy? There are still those in France who cling to a view of the Belgians 13

June 21, 2017 12:25 PM Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO of Uber

Co-founder of ride-hailing service known for its aggressive style has come under fire of late Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday under pressure from investors. Uber's board confirmed the move early Wednesday, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his mother in a boating accident "while giving 10