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Witness Footage And What We Know So Far About The Incident At London Bridge

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The London Bridge station in the centre of London has been evacuated after a van mounted the pavement and drove into a crowd of people. The London Metropolitan Police confirmed it had received several reports of a car mowing down pedestrians at the busy train station, and London Bridge, along with nearby stations Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street have now all been closed down. 

As time passes, more information will about the ongoing police investigation in the centre of London, and on the internet, there are several eyewitness reports, as well as footage, on this vehicular incident at London Bridge. Here is what is known so far.

At 10:28 pm BST, the Twitter account of the London Metropolitan Police confirmed they were investigating a disturbance at London Bridge. According to eyewitness reports, a white van driven by a man mounted the pavement, potentially hitting as many as 20 people. The BBC’s Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time, suspected the vehicle was “probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour”.

A white van driver came speeding – probably about 50mph – veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement. He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind. I’d say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment.”

Speaking on Sky News, Will Heaven, who is a journalist for the Spectator Magazine, spoke of what he saw at 10:10 pm. Heaven was in an Uber cab when he and his driver noticed a crowd gathering at London Bridge.

Suddenly on the left hand side on the bridge there was somebody down on the pavement with a small crowd around them, clearly concerned. I thought someone had collapsed. We drove a little further over the bridge. There was another person in the road itself. The penny dropped that something quite serious was happening. The traffic came to a standstill. The Uber driver said something bad is happening here. We could hear sirens coming.”

British Transport Police have also reported that a knife was also possibly involved, potentially at the Southwark Tavern pub, and London Ambulance services are scrambling to attend to those injured, with around. They tweeted: Multiple resources attending an incident at #LondonBridge, please avoid the area”. Police have been attempting to attend to the wounded, and reportedly told people nearby to run away “as fast as they could” from the scene.

Across London, footage of the public reacting to the van incident is emerging online. Bars have been stormed by police officers and urged to “get down”.

Several eyewitnesses have also reported that there were shots fired during the incident, pointing to a conflict that has not yet been resolved. Former serviceman Tony Murphy initially mistook the noises for fireworks from his flat on Upper Thames Street, but then recognised the noise as “it was significant gunfire”.

 

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U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Trump Owes $315 Million in Liabilities to Lenders

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U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Trump Owes $315 Million in Liabilities to Lenders

A late Friday document dump by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics revealed that President Donald Trump owes at least $315 million in personal liabilities to several U.S. and foreign lenders, according to a federal financial disclosure.

The 98-page disclosure shows that Trump has at least $130 million in liabilities to the German lender Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as well as $110 million to Ladder Capital, a commercial real estate lender in the U.S.

The disclosure also shows that Trump reported an income of $594 million in 2016 and had $1.4 billion in assets as of early 2017. And before becoming president, he held officer positions in 565 corporations and entities, many of which had ended before he was sworn in on Jan. 20.

The White House issued a statement, saying, “President Trump welcomed the opportunity to voluntarily file his personal financial disclosure form,” which was “certified by the Office of Government Ethics pursuant to its normal procedures.”

 

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Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea, other factors, coroner says

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LOS ANGELES — Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but investigators haven’t been able to pinpoint an exact cause, coroner’s officials said Friday.

Among the factors that contributed to Fisher’s death was buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said in a news release late Friday. The release states that the Star Wars actress showed signs of having taken multiple drugs, but investigators could not determine whether they contributed to her death in December.

The agency did not immediately respond to a request for additional details about whether a full autopsy report and toxicology results were available.

Fisher, 60, suffered a medical emergency on an international flight on Dec. 23. Her mother, longtime movie star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day.

Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, said he was not surprised by the results. He added that his family did not want a coroner’s investigation of his sister’s death. “We’re not enlightened. There’s nothing about this that is enlightening,” he said.

“I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs,” Todd Fisher said. He noted that his sister wrote about her drug use frequently, and that many of the drugs she took were prescribed by doctors to try to treat her mental health conditions.

Fisher long battled drug addiction and mental illness. She said she smoked pot at 13, used LSD by 21 and was diagnosed as bipolar at 24. She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication.

“I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs,” Todd Fisher said.

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Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Case Ends in a Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks

Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault case ended in a mistrial on Saturday, June 17, after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault with which the actor had been charged.

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Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault case ended in a mistrial on Saturday, June 17, after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault with which the actor had been charged.

Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault case ended in a mistrial on Saturday, June 17, after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault with which the actor had been charged.

The jury of seven men and five women reviewed the case for more than 50 hours over a six-day period. Earlier in the week, they told the judge that they were deadlocked, but he ordered them to continue deliberating. On Saturday morning, all jurors agreed that there was “hopeless deadlock that cannot be resolved on further deliberations,” BuzzFeed News reported.

Cosby’s attorney Brian McMonagle immediately moved for a mistrial, which was granted by the judge. CNN reported that prosecutors announced that they plan to retry the case.

The Cosby Show alum, 79, walked out of court a free man and was spared from what could have been a 30-year prison sentence. He was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Cosby, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, did not take the stand during the weeklong trial, though excerpts from his 2005 and 2006 depositions about his relationship with Constand were read aloud.

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