Anthony Scaramucci, who was named communications director by Donald Trump's White House on Friday, once had a bit of a sparring match with Barack Obama about Wall Street, the new communications director's old stomping grounds. In 2010, Scaramucci stepped up to a microphone to ask Obama a question during a televised event on CNBC. At the time, Scaramucci was running the investment firm Skybridge Capital.
A Yazidi girl who escaped from the Islamic State (Isis) has told of how she was raped every day for six months by her captor. Ekhlas, who was 14 when she imprisoned, tried to escape jihadis in northern Iraq by climbing Mount Sinjar but was caught and held as a sex slave. In 2014, Isis began to target the Yazidis, an ethnic Kurdish group, which Isis believes are “devil worshippers”.
An 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing a deadly crash which she live streamed on Instagram. The California Highway Patrol said Sanchez was driving the car when it veered onto the right shoulder of a road about 120 miles southeast of San Francisco. Sanchez was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after the crash killed her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, and badly injured another 14-year-old girl.
Jamie and Rick Valeri allege they blacked out after being served drinks at the bar of a Mexico resort, while another woman, Maureen Webster, claims her 22-year-old son died after also staying at a resort in the country.
Jordan Spieth went on an epic run on the final five holes to win The Open Championship, but it may have never happened if not for his caddie saving the day on the wild 13th hole. At No. 13, Spieth hit his tee shot about 100 yards to the right of the fairway. After a nearly 15-minute delay, Spieth eventually decided to declare an unplayable lie and take a drop farther back on the practice range. While Spieth had a much cleaner lie in the practice area, his shot to the green was completely blind and his own calculation of how far he was from the green turned out to be way off. That's when caddie Michael Greller saved the day. According to Spieth, he thought he was 270 yards to the front of the
Five boys between 14 and 16 years old reportedly laughed loudly when 32-year-old Jamel Dunn screamed and was submerged in a retention pond in Cocoa, Florida. The teenagers taunted and shouted insults at Dunn during the one-minute video as he struggled in the water and shouted for help. Under Florida law, it is not a punishable offence for a witness not to help a person in need, and the youths were likely not to face charges.
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner is set to testify before congressional committees this week as part of their investigations into whether Trump associates had ties to the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign. Hours before facing closed-door questioning from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, Kushner’s camp released an 11-page written statement outlining four meetings with Russians during the 2016 campaign and transition. “I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” Kushner said in the statement.