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Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

12 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

The incineration of the 24-story London high rise, the deadliest fire in Britain in more than a century, was fueled by a regulatory breakdown.

London council evacuates tower blocks as fire fallout widens

The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday after a local government agency evacuated four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and the insulation around gas pipes, … Click to Continue »

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe.

Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower: emails

LONDON (Reuters) - Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.

The 20 photographs of the week

Wildfires in Portugal, the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, protests in Caracas and the continuing violence in Mosul – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...

The Latest: Evacuated London residents express anger, fear

The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Residents of a public housing complex being … Click to Continue »

Police mull manslaughter charges in London tower blaze

Materials blamed for fire's ferocious spread are banned in U.S., and parts of Europe? on any building over 40 feet tall

U.K. police considering manslaughter charges in tower fire

London police say manslaughter charges are possible in last week's apartment tower fire. They have pinpointed a fridge-freezer as the cause. The fire that killed at least 79 people is believed to have been fuelled by the exterior siding. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

Amazon envisages drone-delivery towers for urban areas

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A patent filed by Amazon outlines the company's vision for vertical drone delivery hives that could be destined for urban centers. These tall, multilevel cylinders would receive truck freight at the ground level, with robots then loading...Show More Summary

London council evacuates hundreds of homes amid fire safety concerns

8 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

The move comes amid escalating concerns among residents of thousands of tower blocks around Britain.        

Tower Records - 2017 Splatoon 2 Summer Sale pics

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800 London Public Housing Units Evacuated for Safety

Hundreds of residents living in five public housing buildings in the Camden borough of London were being evacuated Friday evening after firefighters couldn't guarantee their safety in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower disaster, the AP reports. According to the New York Times, police say cladding material used on...

London police say Grenfell Tower blaze was started by a refrigerator fire; manslaughter charges eyed

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...

New York's "Billionaires Row" Suffers Biggest Foreclosure In History

In the latest sign that NYC’s ultra-high end property market is on the verge of imploding after a wave of overly aggressive development, another luxury condo at Manhattan’s One57 tower, a member of “Billionaire’s Row,” a group of high-end...Show More Summary

Congress Proposes New Airline Regulations, the French President Requests More Counter-Terrorism Powers, and New Information Is Revealed About the Grenfell Tower Fire: A.M. Links

9 hours agoNews : Reason

Embattled House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi defends her position after her party's election loss in Georgia's 6th District, telling reporters that she is "worth the trouble." In response to the forcible removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight, lawmakers in both houses of Congress have unveiled new airline regulations. Show More Summary

Grenfell wasn’t an isolated tragedy. Poverty destroys many lives in Britain | Kamran Ahmed

Working as a junior psychiatrist, I saw first-hand how policies that fail to protect the disadvantaged lead to ill-health, stress and reduced life expectancy A tragedy as gut-wrenching as Grenfell Tower has scarcely been seen during peace time in the UK. Show More Summary

Amazon could fill our cities with towering Echo-shaped drone hives

Picture an Amazon Echo. Maybe you have one, or a friend does, or you've seen one in a commercial. They're cylindrical and black, and small enough to be unobtrusive sitting atop a kitchen counter. Now picture them the size of a skyscraper, amid buildings of a similar height. Show More Summary

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