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US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:25pm

An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.

Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:51pm

Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday.

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:20pm

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:05pm

The Latest on several people found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in Texas (all times local):

The Latest: Trump tweets frustration with GOP, health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:23pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Sunday tweets (all times local):

US official: 17 people rescued from tractor-trailer at San Antonio Walmart are considered in life-threatening condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:20pm

US official: 17 people rescued from tractor-trailer at San Antonio Walmart are considered in life-threatening condition.

Newly restored USS Constitution is returning to the water

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:55pm

The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, will return Sunday to Boston's waters.

How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:50pm

It could take months for investigators to determine what preceded the deaths of at least nine people found with dozens of ailing individuals in a tractor-trailer discovered outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities are calling an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

Cleveland prep football player dies after drive-by shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:08pm

A Cleveland prep quarterback who helped lead his team to a city football championship last season has died after being wounded in a drive-by shooting earlier this month.

Utah wildlife rehab center uses rescued eagle for education

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:45pm

Phoenix, a 5-year-old golden eagle, leaps from perch to perch in his enclosure. He does it with a brace on his left foot.

Doctor whose dog bit off girl's ear under fire again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:43pm

A New Jersey doctor whose dog bit off a young girl's ear in 2009 is facing allegations that his new dogs are terrorizing the neighborhood in a leafy suburb of Philadelphia.

Colorado father arrested in connection with 2012 killing of 13-year-old son

Paul Leblanc and Joe Sutton, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:41pm

The father of a missing Colorado 13-year-old was arrested Saturday in connection with the boy's 2012 death, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said.

Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:20pm

Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum.

Trump's new message guru wants 'a more positive mojo'

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:19pm

President Donald Trump's new communications adviser says it's time to hit the "reset button."

Purple Heart found on NY road returned to veteran's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:10pm

The family of a World War II veteran now has a big piece of his history back.

U.S. official tells AP death toll in Texas immigrant smuggling case rises to 10 after 2 die at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:45pm

U.S. official tells AP death toll in Texas immigrant smuggling case rises to 10 after 2 die at hospital.

Shooting rampage suspect twice tried to escape from jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:35pm

Authorities say a man accused of killing five people in a shooting rampage in northern New Mexico last month has twice attempted to escape from the Rio Arriba County jail and also assaulted a guard.

California man accused of trying to support terrorist group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:31pm

A 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State group and offering to join the organization, according to court documents.

Stage set for ruling in Mexican-American studies trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:21pm

A judge plans to rule within weeks on a challenge to an Arizona law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district.

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:10pm

Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.