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MORNING BRIEF: Imprisoned American back in US; massive fire in London

MASSIVE FIRE IN LONDON

Firefighters in London responded early Wednesday to an "unprecedented incident" when a 24-floor residential apartment building became engulfed by flames, sending at least 30 to area hospitals and likely trapping residents inside. 

Authorities said they expect a number of fatalities and the BBC reported that a "significant" number of people were unaccounted for.

 

JAILED AMERICAN BACK FROM N. KOREA

A plane carrying Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student arrested, tried and imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year, and who is now in a coma, landed in his hometown of Cincinnati Tuesday night and he was rushed to a hospital for urgent medical treatment.

The U.S. military flight landed at Lunken Airport at approximately 10:20pm ET and was met by an ambulance en route to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

'THE STORY'

Former special counsel Ken Starr told Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum" Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions "acquitted himself beautifully" in his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee.

Starr, whose "Whitewater" investigation led to the eventual impeachment of of former President Bill Clinton, described Sessions as a friend of 36 years who is a "man of honor [and] a man of the law."

COMING UP: FEDS EXPECTED TO RAISE SHORT-TERM INTEREST RATES

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates Wednesday by a quarter percentage point at its policy meeting. That would bring the central bank's overnight benchmark rate to a range of 1 percent to 1.25 percent. Fox Business TV and FOXBusiness.com will have the announcement at 2 PM ET followed by the Fed Chair’s press conference at 2:30 PM ET.

COMING UP ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL

9 AM ET: Vice President Pence addresses the National Association of Home Builders. Watch live on FoxNews.com

9 AM ET: Secretary of State Tillerson testifies in front of House Foreign Affairs Committee on State Dept. budget. Watch live on FoxNews.com

3:30 PM ET: President Trump gives remarks at the Apprenticeship Initiative kickoff. Watch live on FoxNews.com

COMING UP ON FOX BUSINESS

11:30 AM ET: Wilbur Ross, U.S. Commerce Secretary will be a guest on 'Varney & Company'

3 PM  ET: Dennis Lockhart, former president Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta, will be on 'Countdown to the Closing Bell.'