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Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants.

Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and citizens have an obligation to respect the police.

2 wounded in shootout with Vegas police in neighboring city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:01am

A man and a woman were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Las Vegas police after a vehicle chase that began with an investigation of a weekend shooting ended in neighboring North Las Vegas, authorities said.

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Trump's political speech to Scouts inspires parental outrage

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:56am

President Donald Trump's fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts.

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Kushner, Manafort meet with congressional investigators

Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:55am

Two key members of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign met Tuesday with congressional investigators probing Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump associates.

Virginia auto shop worker shot; gunman barricaded inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:55am

Law enforcement officials are trying to negotiate with a man who barricaded himself in a Virginia auto shop after they say he shot one of its employees.

The Latest: Police say shooting came during crime probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:55am

The Latest on an officer-involved shooting in North Las Vegas (all times local):

Trial set for man accused of killing Virginia special agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:51am

A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police special agent is scheduled to go on trial next year.

High school honoring Confederate general may get name change

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:38am

If you ask Bill Ratliff, a rising sophomore at J.E.B. Stuart High School in northern Virginia, his school might just as well be named for Osama bin Laden.

Trump ask federal appeals court to dismiss protester lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:38am

Attorneys for President Donald Trump want a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit by protesters that accuses him of ordering his supporters to rough them up at a campaign rally in Louisville last year.

Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:38am

The commandant of the Coast Guard says kayakers, paddleboarders and other groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump.

Commission names Steven Boyce new eastern Idaho magistrate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:38am

A former deputy prosecutor and civil litigation attorney has been named the new Bonnville County Magistrate Judge.

Police: S. Carolina mom killed woman, 2 kids, then herself

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:32am

A woman used a gun she stole from her parents to fatally shoot her two children, a woman at her estranged husband's apartment complex and herself, authorities said.

The Latest: Speaker Ryan defends Trump's prerogative

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:32am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:21am

President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.

The Latest: Manafort meets with Senate officials on Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:21am

The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):

Zion trail closed by mudslide to be repaired with $1M grant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:17am

A popular Zion National Park trail closed by a large mudslide several years ago will get be repaired with a $1 million grant.

US Senate bucks Cowboy Day resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:17am

Politics in Washington has reined in an annual recognition of American cowboys backed by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming.

Searches continue for 2 missing in Appalachian flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:08am

Searches are continuing Tuesday for two people missing in weekend flooding from rains that pounded parts of West Virginia and Kentucky and left one person dead.