Gunman Wounds GOP Congressman, Fire Destroys London Apartment Building, and More
A gunman wielding a rifle opened fire at Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning, during a baseball practice for a charity event. House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and an aide named Zach Barth were both shot and expected to recover from their injuries.
The gunman was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois; he was shot by Scalise’s security detail and later died from his injuries. Read the story from The AP.
London Apartment Building Fire
A major fire broke out early Wednesday in a 24-story apartment building in London. London Ambulance Service said 74 patients were being treated in six hospitals across London, and that 20 people were in “critical care.” At least six people have died in the blaze, and police warn the death toll is likely to rise. Read the story from Financial Times.
TIME Inc. To Cut 300 Jobs
The company cites a period of “rapid transformation” as reason for the layoffs, which will account for around 4% of its global workforce. The company plans to focus more on video and digital, as well as native advertising, digital sales, licensing, and branding. Read the story from AdAge.
On Tuesday, ride-hailing company Uber released the results of a probe conducted by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding claims of sexual harassment and other dysfunctional management practices. During an all-hands meeting, where the board discussed upcoming changes, it seems one board member didn’t get the memo about off-color sexist jokes. Read the story from Mic.
The Trouble With Robert Mueller
Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller, who was tapped to lead the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, continues to bubble up, even after the White House is trying to squash rumors that the president is going to fire him. Read the story from The AP.
The Best Announcements From E3
We’ve now seen all of the major keynotes from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Here are the winners. Read the story from Mic.
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