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9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:11pm

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

The Latest: Death toll in immigrant smuggling case cut to 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:00pm

The Latest on several people found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in Texas (all times local):

Doctor whose dog bit off girl's ear under fire again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:43pm

A New Jersey doctor whose dog bit off a young girl's ear in 2009 is facing allegations that his new dogs are terrorizing the neighborhood in a leafy suburb of Philadelphia.

Senator: American student arrested in China has been freed

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:41pm

Chinese authorities have dropped charges against an American college student who was arrested and detained in the Asian nation a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute, a U.S. lawmaker said Sunday.

Colorado father arrested in connection with 2012 killing of 13-year-old son

Paul Leblanc and Joe Sutton, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:41pm

The father of a missing Colorado 13-year-old was arrested Saturday in connection with the boy's 2012 death, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said.

Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:20pm

Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum.

Trump's new message guru wants 'a more positive mojo'

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:19pm

President Donald Trump's new communications adviser says it's time to hit the "reset button."

Purple Heart found on NY road returned to veteran's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:10pm

The family of a World War II veteran now has a big piece of his history back.

U.S. official tells AP death toll in Texas immigrant smuggling case rises to 10 after 2 die at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:45pm

U.S. official tells AP death toll in Texas immigrant smuggling case rises to 10 after 2 die at hospital.

Shooting rampage suspect twice tried to escape from jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:35pm

Authorities say a man accused of killing five people in a shooting rampage in northern New Mexico last month has twice attempted to escape from the Rio Arriba County jail and also assaulted a guard.

California man accused of trying to support terrorist group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:31pm

A 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State group and offering to join the organization, according to court documents.

Stage set for ruling in Mexican-American studies trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:21pm

A judge plans to rule within weeks on a challenge to an Arizona law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district.

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:10pm

Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.

Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:51pm

Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday.

Park City has launched a fully electric bike-share program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:29pm

Park City has launched one of the country's first fully electric bike-share programs.

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks

Joseph Longo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:16pm

Disney is calling upon the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and a cohort of blockbuster movies to help modernize its amusement parks.

Idaho GOP elects former executive director as chairman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:25am

The Idaho Republican Party elected its former executive director as its chairman.

Idaho, Utah team up to fight invasive mussels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:15am

Idaho is teaming up with Utah to protect Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border from invasive mussels.

Groups make DIY bike lanes to show US cities what could be

Jaime Dunaway, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:51am

A makeshift bike lane divider made of painted two-by-fours and PVC pipes lasted three days on a busy Dallas street last month before the city removed it, which was two days longer than its creators expected.

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:40am

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy the president's mind as the day broke.