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Interior pick on track for Senate approval despite lobbying

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:44am

Democrats and environmental groups are criticizing President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 position at the Interior Department, arguing that David Bernhardt has continued to advise a California water district even after he withdrew his formal registration as a lobbyist last year.

Trump son-in-law Kushner heads to Congress in Russia probe

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:20am

Congressional investigators probing Russia's meddling in the U.S. election will have their first opportunity this week to hear from someone in President Donald Trump's innermost circle: son-in-law Jared Kushner.

A frustrated Trump lashes out at Republicans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:00am

President Donald Trump is expressing his frustration with fellow Republicans, saying they "do very little to protect their President."

Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:20am

Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:39pm

It could take months for investigators to determine what preceded the deaths of at least nine people found with dozens of ailing individuals in a tractor-trailer discovered outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities are calling an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

Utah restaurant stomps coastal competition, takes home 'World's Best Lobster Roll' award

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:58pm

The owners of Freshies Lobster Co. didn't think they had a chance when they put their food up against restaurants located just a short stroll from the Atlantic, but they proved everyone wrong — even themselves.

Pelosi urges Dems to oppose intel bill over expedited rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:21pm

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging House Democrats to oppose the relatively routine intelligence authorization bill.

Court hearing could decide fate of dog pardoned by governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:21pm

A court hearing could determine the fate of a dog that was due to be euthanized before Maine's governor tried to grant clemency to the pooch.

USS Constitution returns to Boston's waters after repairs

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:51pm

The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, returned late Sunday to Boston's waters.

US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:51pm

An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.

Trump tweets frustration with Republicans, health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:35pm

President Donald Trump expressed his frustration with Republicans on Sunday, saying they "do very little to protect their President."

Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:51pm

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.

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:20pm

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

The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:05pm

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

The Latest: Trump tweets frustration with GOP, health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:23pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Sunday tweets (all times local):

US official: 17 people rescued from tractor-trailer at San Antonio Walmart are considered in life-threatening condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:20pm

US official: 17 people rescued from tractor-trailer at San Antonio Walmart are considered in life-threatening condition.

How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:50pm

It could take months for investigators to determine what preceded the deaths of at least nine people found with dozens of ailing individuals in a tractor-trailer discovered outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities are calling an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

Cleveland prep football player dies after drive-by shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:08pm

A Cleveland prep quarterback who helped lead his team to a city football championship last season has died after being wounded in a drive-by shooting earlier this month.

Utah wildlife rehab center uses rescued eagle for education

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:45pm

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.

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.