LONDON - The death toll in the fire that ravaged a London tower block last week has risen to 79, police said on Monday, and the government said it was working to get a public inquiry into the disaster up and running promptly. Fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, a social housing block in west London, in the early hours of June 14 and spread with terrifying speed, tearing through the building with residents trapped inside.
TOKYO - Rescue crews searched into the early hours on Sunday for seven American sailors missing after a U.S. destroyer collided with a container ship in the pre-dawn hours off the coast of Japan. U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin said the search was continuing in a statement released nearly 24 hours after the USS Fitzgerald, an Aegis guided missile destroyer, collided with the much larger Philippine-flagged merchant vessel 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict, but prosecutors said they would retry Cosby and he still faces a slew of civil lawsuits.
LOS ANGELES - Bob Dylan has been accused of borrowing heavily for part of the Nobel Literature Prize lecture he finally delivered to the Swedish Academy last week. The singer-songwriter's remarks on how the book "Moby Dick" influenced him bear a close similarity to the SparkNotes summaries of the Herman Melville classic novel, according to an analysis on Slate.com. SparkNotes.com provides study guides for students in literature and other fields.
BEIJING - Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, June 13, returning to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed country where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman was surrounded by journalists when he arrived at Beijing's airport to catch a flight for the North Korean capital, which he said he was visiting as a private citizen.
Tiger Woods told police he had taken the anti-anxiety drug Xanax when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant in Florida last month, golf.channel.com reported on its website on Friday. The website posted the unredacted Jupiter Police Department report from the incident on May 29, when Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes by the side of a road in the early hours of the morning.
SAN FRANCISCO—Ervin Santana hit a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning and made the runs hold up with his third shutout of the season in the Minnesota Twins' 4-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game interleague series on Friday night. Robbie Grossman had three hits and Brian Dozier continued a history of strong interleague play with two hits, including an RBI single, as the Twins beat the Giants for the first time since 2011, snapping a five-game losing streak.
A live stream of James Comey's testimoney before a Senate committee can be found here. WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday accused the Trump administration of defaming him and telling lies about the agency, but declined to offer his opinion on whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct justice by asking him to drop an investigation into the former national security advisor.
LONDON - British pop singer Phil Collins has canceled two London concerts due to take place this week after gashing his head in a fall at his hotel, his concert promoter said. Collins, 66, slipped while going to the toilet on Wednesday night and hit his head on a chair, according to the promoter, Live Nation. It said a "severe gash" close to his eye had been stitched, and that he was recovering well but would be kept in hospital under observation for 24 hours.
A U.S. judge on Monday, June 5, dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NHL by the family of former Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard, while admonishing the league to do a better job taking care of its players' health. U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman in Chicago said Len and Joanne Boogaard lacked authority to sue because they were not named trustees for their son's estate within three years of his May 2011 death at age 28, as applicable Minnesota law required.