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The Latest: Rescuer held boy he plucked from flash flood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:41pm

The Latest on the rescue of hikers stranded by a flash flood (all times local):

Former LA County sheriff asks to stay free during appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:41pm

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer after his attorneys on Monday asked a federal court to let him remain free while his corruption conviction is appealed.

Tractor-trailer survivor says people cried, asked for water

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:10pm

Adan Lara Vega 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.

Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:00pm

The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.

Trump selects ambassador for the Netherlands, Bahrain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:50pm

President Donald Trump will nominate former Republican Congressman Peter Hoekstra to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Frank Bajak and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:50pm

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.

Latest: Makeshift memorial for immigrants includes water

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:41pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local):

The Latest: Groups rally for ex-cop, slain motorist in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:41pm

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

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:41pm

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.

Dems block passage of intelligence bill

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:32pm

House Democrats on Monday blocked passage of a non-controversial intelligence policy bill, saying that Republicans were rushing to pass it without extensive debate.

Texas activist targeted, beaten amid 'bathroom bill' debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:31pm

Police say a Texas transgender activist beaten in a carjacking was targeted because of her gender identity, further raising tensions as state lawmakers advance revived legislation critics call an anti-LGBT "bathroom bill."

Judge indefinitely halts deportation of 1,400-plus Iraqis

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:31pm

A federal judge on Monday indefinitely stopped the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis who fear physical harm if kicked out of the U.S., the latest in a series of decisions in favor of the immigrants.

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

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:21pm

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.

Lawsuit seeks details on suppliers of death penalty drugs

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:10pm

News organizations will clash with Arizona prison officials over the First Amendment at a trial to determine whether the public has a right to know who supplies execution drugs and the qualifications of people who carry out the death penalty.

Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:10pm

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws.

The Latest: Trump jokes about firing Price over Senate vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Boy Scout Jamboree (all times local):

Abortion opponents let Kentucky clinic buffer zone stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:02pm

Abortion opponents have agreed to a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk outside the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky.

The Latest: Abortion protesters OK letting buffer zone stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:51pm

The Latest on a temporary restraining order limiting abortion protesters at a Kentucky clinic (all times local):

Reinforcements arrive to help with destructive Montana fires

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:36pm

Crews and equipment from 34 states arrived Monday to help fight four massive wildfires that have destroyed a dozen homes in eastern Montana and forced ranchers to let their livestock loose as the blazes spread unhindered across roads, rivers and man-made fire lines.