White House press secretary Sean Spicer is leading a search for his own replacement on the briefing room podium as part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications operation, according to two people with knowledge of the effort. Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to a White House official.
A man drove a van into worshipers close to the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park [in London] as they were gathered to help an elderly man who had collapsed. That man later died, but it is not clear if his death was the result of the attack. Ten others were also hurt. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. ... Police said all the victims of the attack were Muslim and many were believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast. ... [Imam] Mohammed Mahmoud told reporters: "We told them the situation -- there's a man, he's restrained, he mowed down a group of people with his van and there is a mob attempting to hurt him and if you don't take him then, God forbid, he might be seriously hurt."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's White House visit Tuesday was overshadowed by dramatic scenes of violence as his bodyguards clashed with protesters at the Turkish ambassador's residence in the U.S. capital shortly afterwards.
According to reports from witnesses, the brawl erupted when members of Erdoğan's security detail attacked protesters outside the residence who were carrying the flag of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party, which Turkey views as a terrorist group affiliated with banned Kurdish separatists in Turkey. Local media reported that Erdoğan was in the building at the time. read more