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Philip­pine po­lice fa­tally shot more than a dozen peo­ple, in­clud­ing a mayor whom Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte pub­licly linked to the drug trade, dur­ing an early morn­ing raid Sun­day.

Rey­naldo Paro­jinog, mayor of Oza­miz City, and at least 14 oth­ers, in­clud­ing his wife, are the lat­est ca­su­al­ties in Duterte’s bru­tal drug war. It has killed thou­sands of sus­pected drug users and deal­ers. Paro­jinog was the third mayor killed in the gov­ern­ment’s crack­down on nar­cotics, specif­i­cally metham­phetamine, lo­cally known as shabu.

Au­thor­i­ties said Paro­jinog and oth­ers were killed in an ex­change of gun­fire with po­lice.

Child ad­vo­cates urge back-seat alarms as two die in Ari­zona.

A pro­posed law that would re­quire car­mak­ers to build alarms for back seats is be­ing pushed by child ad­vo­cates who say it will pre­vent kids from dy­ing in hot cars.

The law also would stream­line the crim­i­nal process against care­givers who cause the deaths — cases that can be in­con­sis­tent but of­ten heav­ier­handed against moth­ers.

The lat­est deaths came in Ari­zona on triple-digit de­gree days over the week­end, with two baby boys found for­got­ten in ve­hi­cles in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents.

Al-Shabab at­tack on African Union con­voy kills eight.


Fight­ers with the al-Shabab ex­trem­ist group am­bushed an African Union con­voy in south­ern So­ma­lia and killed at least eight sol­diers Sun­day, a So­mali mil­i­tary of­fi­cer said. The at­tack came hours af­ter a car bomb in the cap­i­tal killed at least five peo­ple, most of them civil­ians, shat­ter­ing a month of rel­a­tive calm in Mo­gadishu.

Uganda’s de­fense min­istry con­firmed the at­tack on the multi­na­tional force, say­ing an un­known num­ber of troops were killed. “A lot of dam­age was in­flicted on the en­emy,” a state­ment said.

Ital­ian poster for “Casablanca” sells for $478,000 at auc­tion.

The only known sur­viv­ing Ital­ian is­sue poster for the movie “Casablanca” sold for $478,000 in Dal­las at a pub­lic auc­tion of vin­tage movie posters. The firm Her­itage Auc­tions says the price ties a record for the high­est amount paid for a movie poster at a pub­lic auc­tion. The 1946 Ital­ian poster was owned by a col­lec­tor in Lon­don who chose to re­main anony­mous.

“Dunkirk” con­quers week­end box of­fice.

“The Emoji Movie” sur­vived neg­a­tive re­views but couldn’t con­quer “Dunkirk,” which had enough fight left to con­quer the box of­fice for a sec­ond week­end in a row. Di­rec­tor Christo­pher Nolan’s World War II film earned $28.1 mil­lion to take first place, ac­cord­ing to stu­dio es­ti­mates on Sun­day. “Dunkirk” has grossed $102.8 mil­lion do­mes­ti­cally. Sony Pic­tures An­i­ma­tion’s “The Emoji Movie” fin­ished sec­ond with $25.7 mil­lion. The film fea­tur­ing the voices of T.J. Miller and Anna Faris as an­thro­po­mor­phized emo­jis got pum­meled by crit­ics. Sony is ex­pect­ing the film, which cost an es­ti­mated $50 mil­lion to pro­duce and to play well for the rest of the sum­mer.

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