The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala Sunday and was being driven hours into the countryside to be handed over to family members for a last goodbye. A white coffin containing Jakelin Caal was received in the afternoon at Guatemala City's international airport by representatives of the country's Foreign Ministry and then loaded into the back of a black hearse by workers in orange vests.No family members were on hand. Domingo Caal, the girl's grandfather, told The Associated Press the family didn't have money to travel from their poor hamlet to Guatemala's capital.At Domingo Caal's home in the village of San Antonio Secortez, in the department of Alta Verapaz, relatives set up a small wooden altar flanked by vases overflowing with flowers, with photographs of Jakelin and the hand-lettered message, "We miss you." Behind the house, dozens of women prepared tamales and beans to feed mourners.The hamlet of about … [Read more...] about Body of girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody arrives home
Saleha Mohsin and Ros Krasny, Bloomberg Published 3:07 pm PST, Sunday, December 23, 2018 Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade negotiations with China, at the White House, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade negotiations with China, at the White House, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade negotiations with China, at the White House, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade negotiations with China, at the White House, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. … [Read more...] about Mnuchin Called Top U.S. Bank Executives on Market Stability
A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. local time (1351 GMT). Four previous scheduled launches in the last week, including one on Saturday, were cancelled due to weather and technical issues. The successful launch is a significant victory for billionaire Elon Musk's privately held rocket company, which has spent years trying to break into the lucrative market for military space launches dominated by Lockheed and Boeing Co (BA.N). SpaceX sued the U.S. Air Force in 2014 over the military's award of a multibillion-dollar, non-compete contract for 36 rocket launches to United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Boeing and Lockheed. It dropped the lawsuit in 2015 after … [Read more...] about SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission
The U.S. government's top counterintelligence official has a stark warning for visitors to China: The Chinese government can spy on your smartphones, tablets, and computers. Bill Evanina is director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper spoke with him recently about Chinese spying. Cooper asked Evanina: If he were a CEO, would he bring a cell phone to China? "Absolutely not," Evanina said in the clip above. "I would not take any electronics to China that I owned that has my own personal data on it, my company's data." Evanina said American companies who do business in China are particularly at risk. "China knows your business deal offerings before you get there," he said. Evanina explained that, while the U.S. has independent internet service providers like Verizon and AT&T, the internet in China is operated by the government. That means the Chinese … [Read more...] about How China can spy on your electronics—even in the U.S.
A secret case involving an unknown foreign corporation owned by a foreign government reached the U.S. Supreme Court this weekend, as the mystery company asked the Chief Justice of the United States to block orders by lower courts forcing that company to comply with a secret grand jury subpoena, in a case which many believe is related to the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Case No. 18A669 quietly appeared on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, after a federal appeals panel last week rejected the bid of an unnamed company from an unnamed country to quash a subpoena for an unknown investigation. “Application (18A669) for a stay and application for leave to file the application under seal, submitted to The Chief Justice,” the simple statement read on the Supreme Court’s docket. The case was deemed so sensitive at the appeals court level that an entire floor of the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. – not just the courtroom being … [Read more...] about Mystery case on grand jury subpoena now at U.S. Supreme Court