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Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Frank Bajak and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:23pm

The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.

Tractor-trailer survivor says people cried, asked for water

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:23pm

Adan Lalravega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.

Mattis blasts Pentagon for complacency and wastefulness

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:21pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis scolded the Pentagon bureaucracy for "cavalier" use of taxpayer dollars, citing an episode of wasteful spending on private-label uniforms for the Afghan military that has caught the attention of Congress.

Personnel records out for Minnesota officer who shot woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:21pm

The personnel records for a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman have been released.

Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:15pm

President Donald Trump took a new swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as "beleaguered" and wondering why Sessions isn't digging into Hillary Clinton's alleged contacts with Russia.

The Latest: Slain man's family unhappy charges dismissed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:15pm

The Latest on the dismissal of charges against a white police officer who killed an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati (all times local):

Justice Dept. pick could face questions on Russian bank ties

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:15pm

President Donald Trump's pick for a top Justice Department post could face questions about his work for a Russian bank with ties to President Vladimir Putin.

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Rescued eagle unable to return to wild, will stay at Utah wildlife rehab center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:15pm

Phoenix, a 5-year-old golden eagle, leaps from perch to perch in his enclosure. He does it with a brace on his left foot.

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:11pm

A judge in Cincinnati on Monday dismissed the charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop, after a county prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial in the case.

Appeals court backs wildlife activist in free speech case

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:11pm

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled in favor of a wildlife activist who said his free speech rights were violated when a sheriff's deputy barred him from watching livestock agents herd wild bison into Yellowstone National Park.

Authorities release video of man's fatal shooting by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:11pm

Authorities have released video of a man's fatal shooting by police in Atlantic City, New Jersey, just days after the state Supreme Court ruled dashboard camera videos of such shootings should be made public.

The Latest: Patrol: Woman accidentally ran into crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:11pm

The Latest on a vehicle slamming into pedestrians outside a rehabilitation center in South Dakota (all times local):

Records: EPA chief jets away for weekends on taxpayer's dime

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:01pm

Records show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency spent weekends in his home state during his first three months in office, frequently flying to and from Oklahoma at taxpayer's expense.

Police: Driver heavily armed during interstate shootout

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:50pm

A man who died following a shootout with police on a busy stretch of interstate near St. Louis was heavily armed, wearing a bulletproof vest, and had threatened to kill a relative and co-workers, investigators said Monday.

Pharmacology profs call drug in Ohio execution 'unsuitable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:50pm

Fifteen pharmacology professors are arguing to stop the impending execution of a condemned Ohio killer on grounds that a sedative being used is incapable of inducing unconsciousness or preventing severe pain.

New Orleans officer shot for 3rd time, in good condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:40pm

A New Orleans police officer was recovering from a leg wound Monday after being shot for the third time in his law enforcement career.

SC couple settles roadside cavity search case

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:32pm

A black South Carolina couple that accused police of subjecting them to illegal body searches on the side of the road has settled a lawsuit against four white officers.

Flooding in West Virginia, Kentucky kills 1; 2 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:32pm

Heavy rains that pounded parts of West Virginia and Kentucky over the weekend left one person dead and two people missing, authorities said Monday.

Maryland cleaning up after tornado hits Eastern Shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:32pm

Maryland officials will work into the night to help clean up communities on the Eastern Shore that were hit by a tornado.

Trump says upcoming health vote is GOP's chance to keep vow

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:21pm

A peeved President Donald Trump browbeat Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, asserting that his predecessor's signature overhaul has meant "death" and saying the Senate's planned faceoff vote is their chance to keep their pledge to repeal it.