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Miami shows embrace Cuba-based artists, as tensions linger

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:54am

President Donald Trump's effort to reverse a historic opening between the U.S. and Cuba is raising tensions in South Florida's exile enclave, where wealthy patrons and institutions have sought to unify Cubans on both sides through unprecedented art exhibits.

Document: Immigrant says people took turns to breathe through hole in wall of tractor-trailer in which bodies were found

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:54am

Document: Immigrant says people took turns to breathe through hole in wall of tractor-trailer in which bodies were found.

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:51am

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.

In Minneapolis, fake sign warns of 'easily startled' police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:51am

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of "easily startled" officers.

The Latest: Arizona hikers stranded by flooding are rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:43am

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

Police: Virginia man shot, injured after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:43am

A Virginia man is hospitalized in stable condition after police shot him following a standoff.

Evacuations ordered near wildfire in northeast Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:43am

People living near a wildfire in northeast Washington state have been ordered to evacuate.

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UK parents halt court battle over their sick baby Charlie

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:41am

The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard wept as they dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment, acknowledging that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.

Driver of Texas tractor-trailer charged with transporting immigrants in US illegally resulting in deaths of 10 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:41am

Driver of Texas tractor-trailer charged with transporting immigrants in US illegally resulting in deaths of 10 people.

The Latest: Truck driver charged with human trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:41am

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

1 dead, 2 missing amid flooding in West Virginia, Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:31am

Authorities say one person is dead and two are missing after heavy rains caused flooding in areas of West Virginia and Kentucky.

The Latest: Paul Ryan defends Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:31am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local):

Nobody hurt as 21 coal-hauling cars derail in San Antonio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:23am

Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas during searing heat that reached 100 degrees (38 Celsius).

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Trump son-in-law Kushner at Capitol, denies Russia collusion

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:22am

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid, declaring in a statement ahead of interviews with congressional committees that he has "nothing to hide."

Damage, power outages reported after Maryland severe weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:21am

A National Weather Service team is headed to Maryland's Eastern Shore to determine whether a tornado touched down there.

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He was 76.

Motorcade escorting remains of Marine killed in plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

A motorcade of veterans and motorcycle clubs is escorting the remains of a Marine killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi home to New Jersey.

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.

Death toll reaches 10 in immigrant-smuggling case in Texas

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:31am

The death toll climbed to 10 in the case of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants, federal authorities said Monday as a suspect in the smuggling case awaited a court appearance.