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London Police Respond To Oxford Circus Panic; Terrorism Fears Unfounded

UPDATE: London police say they are standing down at a scene of panic Oxford Circus earlier today, with reports of shots fired apparently unfounded. “Additional officers remain on duty in the West End to reassure the public,” the Metropolitan police have tweeted. There was some confusion as to what exactly happened at Oxford Circus, but what was clear was that there were hundreds of people running away from the underground tube station. Deadline’s London-based co-editor… Read

Business

H.R. McMaster Translates Donald Trump’s Judicial System “Laughing Stock” Claim To Rattled Reporters At Press Briefing

Thursday was Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s turn to play Trump Translator. The National Security Adviser got asked at the daily White House press briefing to explain to reporters the President’s tweets about the country’s criminal justice system. McMaster had come to talk about Trump’s trip to Asia. One day earlier, after an Uzbek native who came to the U.S. in 2010 used a truck to kill eight people on a Manhattan bike path, Trump told reporters, "We have to come up with… Read

Business

Donald Trump Tweets Death Penalty Demand But Walks Back Gitmo Call In Terror Attack

In his morning on Twitter, President Donald Trump demonstrated all he had learned on TV news in the last several hours, walking back Wednesday’s tough talk about sending to Guantanamo the suspect in New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11. But POTUS continued to call for Sayfullo Saipov’s execution, less than 24 hours after the Uzbek native was charged with federal terrorism offenses for plowing a truck into bicyclists and pedestrians on a bike path, killing… Read

Business

Donald Trump Calls Criminal Justice System “Joke”, Dems “Obstructionists” After Terror Attack In Manhattan

President Donald Trump said the criminal justice system is a “joke” and blamed Democrats for Tuesday’s attack that killed eight people in Manhattan, saying they “do not want to do what is right for the country.” “We have to get much tougher, much smarter, and much less politically correct. We're so politically correct we're afraid to do anything,” Trump complained at Wednesday’s White House photo op with his cabinet. A 29-year-old Uzbek native who came to this country in… Read

Business

Chuck Schumer Punches Back At Donald Trump’s Terror-Attack Blame Game From Senate Floor

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor this morning to demand President Trump knock off the tweets politicizing previous night’s terror attack, and instead “do something real” like rescind his proposed cuts to anti terrorism funding. “NYPD, who bravely and quickly responded to the scene yesterday and brought the mayhem to an end, depends on this anti-terrorism funding to keep our city safe, day in and day out,” Schumer said. “So again, I am calling… Read

TV

Stephen Colbert Opens ‘Late Show’: “New Yorkers Will Never Live In Fear”

Stephen Colbert made a new cold opening for Monday night’s Late Show, addressing the attack in lower Manhattan, in which a man killed eight people and injured about a dozen more, by plowing a truck down 20 blocks of a bicycle path. “Shortly before began taping tonight's show we learned about the horrific events here in New York City,” Colbert began. “It appears a terrorist has attacked innocent citizens in lower Manhattan. And all of our broken go out to everyone affect… Read

International

Donald Trump Blames Chuck Schumer, Plugs ‘Fox & Friends’ In Morning Tweets On NYC Terror Attack

President Donald Trump watched Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to get his early briefing on the latest about the previous night’s terror attack in lower Manhattan that left eight dead. Then he tweeted. Trump blamed the Senate’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer for the attack. Trump also pushed his immigration agenda. And he twice plugged his pals at Fox News Channel’s morning show. Pointing his finger at Schumer, the president tweeted that the terrorist came into our country… Read

TV

Donald Trump Tweets After NYC Truck Attack Kills 8: “NOT IN THE U.S.A.!”

UPDATED: A couple of hours after Trump’s initial tweets about the tragic truck attack in Manhattan, he fired off one more, announcing “I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” The vetting program is on-brand for the president who has been pushing a ban on travelers, mainly from Muslim countries, from entering the United States. Trump has since changed his banner on his… Read

TV

NYC Mayor: 8 Dead, 12-Plus Hurt As Truck Barrels Down Manhattan Bike Path In “Act Of Terror”; Police Shoot & Arrest Driver – Update

Refresh for updates: A 29-year-old man is in custody after a terrifying incident in Lower Manhattan in which a rented truck drove down a major bike path for about 20 blocks and struck several people. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference that at least eight people are dead and more than a dozen hurt. "It’s a very painful day in our city,” de Blasio said. “Based on the information we have at this moment, this is was an act of terror — and a particularly… Read

TV

Manhunt Underway Following London Subway “Terrorist Incident”; Police Call Trump Reaction “Unhelpful”

A massive manhunt is underway in London following a blast on a packed subway train early Friday during rush hour that left 22 people injured. Police are calling it a terrorist incident caused by a homemade bomb. So far there have been no arrests. The explosion occurred about 8:20 AM local time at Parsons Green Tube station. Downing Street tweeted a message from Prime Minister Theresa May, in which she said “My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency… Read

Awardsline

‘Gaycation’ Hosts Ellen Page & Ian Daniel On Recent Acts Of Intolerance And Violence: “There’s Not Two Sides Here”

Receiving its second consecutive Emmy nomination this year in the category of Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Viceland’s Gaycation is among those series that seem to be redefining what reality television can be. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, the series sees the creative partners traveling around the globe to place a spotlight on LGBT communities in different areas, and the level of adversity these people face. In light of the… Read

International

Barcelona Terrorist Investigation Grows As Police Thwart Second Attack; 14 Dead, 100+ Hurt In Broad Plot – Update

UPDATED with details of second attack: U.S. cable networks went live with coverage Thursday of what Barcelona police say was a “massive” act of terrorism in Spain’s second-largest city. Officials say at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured Wednesday after a van traveling at 80 km an hour (50 mph) jumped a curb and drove down the middle of a crowded pedestrian walkway in the Las Ramblas district, a popular tourist area. Officials today were still on the… Read