An Iranian drone comes dangerously close to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, making it the second such encounter in just a few days. The unarmed drone came within 1000 feet of the U.S.S. Nimitz Sunday night, while it was in international waters in the Persian Gulf.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions calls the murder at a rally in Virginia an evil act, and said it fits the definition of domestic terrorism. He made the comments during an interview this Monday morning as the man suspected of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville was denied bond.
A Republican lawmaker says House Hajority Whip Steve Scalise plans on returning to work after the August recess. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves says Scalise, who was seriously wounded in a shooting during a congressional baseball practice in June, is set to be back on Capitol Hill in September.
A Texas police chief is asked to leave a doctor’s office for carrying his handgun. Chief Philip Dupuis said he was initially asked to put his side-arm in his car during the office visit last week, a request he fiercely refused.
At least four people are dead following a shoot out in a popular Mexican resort city. The south western city of Acapulco has been rocked by cartel violence in recent years as rival gangs battle for control of the area.
With one day before the primary election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions former Senate seat, president Trump tweets out his endorsement for incumbent Luther Strange. The president said Strange will be the best man for the job thanks to his strong stance on key policy points like the border wall and tax cuts.
The governor of Guam is defending President Trump’s tough-talk on North Korea. The island’s Republican Governor Eddie Calvo said sometimes a bully can only be stopped with a punch in the nose. He added former President Obama would only condemn the north calmly and with a period, while President Trump sends his messages with an exclamation point.
Police in South Eastern Italy arrest four suspected mafia members accused in a string of murders near a popular tourist destination. The country’s Puglia region has seen a rise in violence in recent months due to deadly feuds between rival groups.
Vice President Mike Pence met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday as he kicked off his Latin American tour. Pence is said to be asking for assurance the country will cut coca production, which fuels the cartel’s drug trade.