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Warrant: Woman "slapped" squad car before police shooting

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:10am

A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:56pm

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.

Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sister

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:44pm

A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her younger sister in California.

Fiancee: Driver in truck trafficking case helped people

Claire Galofaro and Jim Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:31pm

When a long-haul truck driver called his fiancee Sunday from a jail more than 1,000 miles from home, he had only a few minutes to describe the gruesome events that led to him being charged with a crime in which he could face the death penalty.

Mexican officials: At least 25 people in truck were Mexican

Frank Bajak and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:22pm

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.

Trump blasts newspaper's reporting on US-Syria policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:50pm

President Donald Trump has assailed The Washington Post in connection with a story about termination of U.S. efforts to aid rebels fighting to oust Syria's President Bashar Assad.

Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sister

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:50pm

A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities said Monday killed her younger sister in California.

Trump jokingly threatens to fire Price if health vote fails

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:32pm

President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails.

10 family members killed in flash flood mourned in Arizona

Anita Snow and Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:30pm

The 10 white caskets belonging to three generations of a Mexican immigrant family were arranged in a horseshoe around the altar at the Catholic church, each one bearing a metal crucifix inside its satin-lined lid.

AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:11pm

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.

The Latest: Crews make gains against blaze near Yosemite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:40pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):

Crews gain ground on California fire but brace for lightning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:26pm

Firefighters are bracing for the possibility of dry lightning as they battle a stubborn blaze that has scorched nearly 120 square miles (308 square kilometers) near California's Yosemite National Park.

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Frank Bajak and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11pm

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.

The Latest: Parents say teen didn't mean to kill sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:08pm

The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram (all times local):

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:51pm

John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.

Evacuations ordered lifted for wildfire in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:42pm

Evacuation orders for people living near a wildfire in a rural area of northeast Washington state were lifted Monday.

Latest: Official: At least 25 migrants in truck were Mexican

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:41pm

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: Evacuation orders lifted for Washington fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:35pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in Washington state (all times local):

Tractor-trailer survivor says people cried, asked for water

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:20pm

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.