San Antonio-based U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin Jr. says those responsible for the deaths of eight people inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck that was parked outside of a Walmart are "ruthless human smugglers indifferent to the well-being of their fragile cargo." Durbin says the people inside the truck were helpless in the punishing 100-degree-plus (37-degree-plus C) heat.
The Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has ended his assignment in Washington.
Christopher Torchia, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 23rd - 7:21am
A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate.
Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 23rd - 5:55am
An exiled Palestinian politician who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with former arch foe Hamas discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects it to lead to a swift opening of the blockaded territory's border with Egypt and an easing of crippling power outages.
Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering "alternatives" to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region.
In a barrage of tweets early Saturday, President Donald Trump said he has "complete power" to issue pardons, defended his son in connection with the Russia investigations and took a swipe at Democratic campaign opponent Hillary Clinton. It was part of a series of messages he posted from his Twitter account starting at daybreak. It wasn't the first time the president has sent a rapid-fire series of tweets in a short time span to vent about things bothering him.
It was a typical phone call between two boys playing and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting.
Michael Weissenstein and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 22nd - 7:21pm
A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela's Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon — a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he launches the rewriting of the country's constitution.