Scaramucci says Trump still not sure Russia interfered in election
The president?s new communications director spent his first Sunday morning on the job sparring with CNN?s Jake Tapper, telling the ?State of the Union? host that his new boss is still not sure Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign.
Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. James Bradley Jr., 60, was arrested on Sunday after police said they discovered dozens of undocumented Mexican and Guatemalan nationals, some unconscious in the back of the truck, others staggering around the vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart store in San Antonio. Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke, some of them as young as 15.
Timeline of Justine Damond shooting
Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy
Israel faced mounting pressure Monday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest. It was not immediately clear whether the incident in Amman on Sunday -- in which two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli seriously injured -- was linked to the dispute over the Jerusalem compound. Israel and Jordan are bound by a 1994 peace treaty, but tensions have been high over the new security measures at the site in annexed east Jerusalem.
Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man Shop
Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu
Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ?Shik Shik?, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters)
Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'
By Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he wanted to stop exporting mineral resources and might close the mining sector completely and tax miners "to death" if damage to the environment persisted. "The protection of the environment must be made a priority ahead of mining and all other activities that adversely affect one way or another," Duterte said in his State of the Nation address, his second since assuming power in June last year. "This policy is non-negotiable." The Philippines is the world's biggest supplier of nickel ore and also among the top producers of copper and gold.
US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) ? An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.
Trump suggests Republicans should ?protect their president?
San Antonio truck deaths: Driver could face death penalty after 10 die in back of lorry
The truck driver charged in a Texas human smuggling case in which 10 people died could face the death penalty, the state attorney's office has said. James Mathew Bradley Jr of Clearwater, Florida, has been charged with one count of transporting illegal immigrants. The driver appeared in court on Monday morning, the day after 39 suspected illegal immigrants were discovered in the back of his truck outside a Walmart in San Antonio.