PHILIPPINE MAYOR, DOZEN OTHERS KILLED BY POLICE
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.