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US Rep: Truck passed checkpoint 2 hours before discovery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:08pm

A Texas congressman says a truck that carried dozens of immigrants passed through a Border Patrol checkpoint about two hours before it was discovered outside a San Antonio Walmart. Ten people found in the rig died.

The Latest: Sister of teen driver says crash not her fault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:08pm

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

Trump: Nation closer to liberation from 'Obamacare'

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:01pm

Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare."

Ohio set to end 3-year hiatus with execution of child killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:40pm

Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years.

Police: Teen father left newborn in California parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:40pm

A newborn was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after his teenage father abandoned him in a Northern California strip-mall parking lot, police said.

Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says "time will tell" fate

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:31pm

President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow Republicans pushed back forcefully.

Cincinnati police rebuke critics over role in shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:20pm

Police in Cincinnati are expressing displeasure over criticism of their role in the case of a University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11pm

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

Court orders Uzbek terror suspect detained until trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:40pm

An appellate court has reversed a judge's decision to release a man detained for 5½ years for allegedly providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization.

Yes, you can buy happiness — if you spend it to save time

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:33pm

Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time.

Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32pm

An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people.

US Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Ohio convict

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:21pm

A condemned child killer was scheduled to die on Wednesday in the state's first execution in more than three years after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his requests for more time to pursue legal challenges.

Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:21pm

The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?"

The Latest: McCain calls on both parties to work together

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:21pm

The Latest on Arizona Sen. John McCain's return to Congress for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer (all times local):

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:08pm

Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Sadie Gurman and Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:00pm

The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

Correction: Train-SUV Collision story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:50pm

In a story July 24 about a federal investigation into a crash between a train and an SUV outside New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity, mischaracterized the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the accident. The NTSB concluded that the crash was made more severe because a long section of intact electrified rail was uprooted and pierced the train intact without breaking into smaller pieces. It did not find that the third rail's unusual design, in which power is transferred to the train via a metal shoe riding beneath the rail, was a factor.

The Latest: US Supreme Court clears way for Ohio execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:48pm

The Latest on a condemned man scheduled for execution in Ohio on Wednesday (all times local):

Official: Firms won't sell execution drugs to Arizona

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:18pm

An Arizona prison official in charge of buying drugs to carry out the death penalty testified Tuesday in a media lawsuit over access to execution information that pharmaceutical companies will no longer sell drugs to carry out the punishment.

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:30pm

The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation.