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At least 3 drown trying to cross Rio Grande; 7 rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:01pm

The bodies of at least three people were recovered Tuesday after they drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico, federal and El Paso officials said.

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:57pm

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.

The Latest: Texas Senate passes revived 'bathroom bill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:51pm

The Latest on a revived "bathroom bill" nearing passage in the Texas Senate (all times local):

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

Frank Bajak, Nomaan Merchant and Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:46pm

Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.

Wildlife officials investigate video of boat dragging shark

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:46pm

Florida wildlife officials are investigating after a video of men dragging a shark behind a speeding boat went viral on several social media sites.

Is the covert CIA program to arm Syrian rebels still secret?

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:41pm

President Donald Trump seemed to blow the lid on the cancellation of a covert CIA program in Syria when he tweeted about it this week. But, intelligence agencies still won't talk about it.

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:41pm

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.

The Latest: Trump cranks up heat on Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:36pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Trump praises veterans in Ohio

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:31pm

Straight off a slim but symbolic health care win in Washington, President Donald Trump arrived in Ohio for a victory lap on Tuesday night with the very voters who helped put him in office.

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:31pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that supporting Syrian refugees as close to their home as possible is the best way to help them.

Man charged in igniting massive Brian Head wildfire

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:26pm

Utah prosecutors have charged a man accused of accidentally sparking a massive wildfire that forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month and cost about $34 million to fight.

What could happen if Jeff Sessions is pushed out of office?

Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:21pm

President Donald Trump's startlingly public criticism of Jeff Sessions over the last week suggests an effort to pressure the attorney general into resigning with a possible eye toward replacing him and ending the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:21pm

The Latest on the visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to the White House (all times local):

Man dies in series of random attacks near shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:13pm

Police say a homeless man was beaten to death and three other people were hurt in a series of random, unprovoked attacks near an overcrowded downtown shelter.

Man pleads guilty to charge arising from anti-Islam event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:10pm

A South Dakota man charged with making terroristic threats outside an anti-Islam event has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge.

Oklahoma sheriff charged with manslaughter in inmate's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:10pm

An Oklahoma sheriff is among six people facing manslaughter charges in the 2016 death of an inmate found unresponsive after being tied to a chair.

Police: Teen father left newborn in California parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:00pm

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.

The Latest: Senate panel drops Manafort subpoena

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:51pm

The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:41pm

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.

Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:31pm

A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.