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The Shindigger: ‘Fire and Fury’ Is Feted by the Media Elite Trump Excoriates

Advertisement The coincidence was rich. As President Trump was bumpily rolling out his Fake News Awards on Wednesday night, many of Manhattan’s media elite were gathering to toast Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury,” the best-selling book about the administration. Earlier in the day, Politico had declared the party, held at the Upper West Side apartment of Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt, a “HOT TICKET” — and Twitter’s “verified” users were abuzz. So I hopped in a cab and headed uptown. “Yeah, I’m here for…

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the Californian city of Cupertino. Some news outlets report that the firm has sent an email to employees, saying buses are now being rerouted. Local news website SFGate reported that a Google bus had also been targeted. There have been no reported injuries and there is no suggestion that the perpetrator…

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Nottingham train station evacuated after fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Nottingham railway station. Ten fire crews are at the city centre station after the fire broke out at about 06:30 GMT. Flames have been seen and smoke has filled the station’s foyer. The building has been evacuated and trains have been stopped from entering and leaving all platforms. Fire officers said the “fully developed fire” is in the main concourse of the station and has spread to the roof. A cordon has been put in place…

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Trump has no credibility – Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff

Media playback is unsupported on your device The author of a controversial book on Donald Trump’s White House says the US president has “less credibility than perhaps anybody who has ever walked on Earth at this point”. Michael Wolff, who spent months in Mr Trump’s White House while researching the book, was responding to Mr Trump’s claims that it was “full of lies”. Mr Trump’s lawyers had tried to block publication of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. The book has now gone on sale early. 11 explosive…

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Woburn Safari Park fire: Thirteen patas monkeys killed

Thirteen monkeys have died in a fire at Woburn Safari Park. The roof of the patas monkey house, within the African Forest drive-through enclosure, collapsed as a result of the blaze. Fire crews arrived at 02:37 GMT to find the outbuilding “well alight”, and spent two hours extinguishing the flames. “Devastatingly”, the park said, none of the animals could be saved despite the efforts of staff and crews. In a statement, the park said all the other animals in the jungle drive-through enclosure were being monitored, but early signs suggested…

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Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire disrupts horse show

A fire has broken out in a car park next to the Liverpool Echo Arena during an international horse show. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson tweeted that everyone was safe and no animals had been hurt. He said some horses that were on the first floor of the multi-storey car park had been moved inside the arena. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said 12 engines were at the scene at King’s Dock. Merseyside Police said a number of vehicles were on fire. Nearby apartments have been evacuated due to smoke billowing…

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