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

7 hours 42 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- 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....

Mexican officials: At least 25 people in truck were Mexican

7 hours 54 min ago
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- 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....

AP: US church goes to Brazil; instills fear, splits families

9 hours 17 min ago
SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, BRAZIL (AP) -- At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will ever know their grandchildren....

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

10 hours 59 min ago
CANTON, Miss. (AP) -- A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc - 1,500 workers who are Nissan employees today, but were initially hired through contract labor agencies....

Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sister

12 hours 51 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- 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....

Tractor-trailer survivor says truck had no ventilation

13 hours 26 min ago
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- 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....

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 23:48
NEW YORK (AP) -- Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls - long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision....

US safety board to detail findings of deadly NY train crash

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 23:25
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet and detail a probe into a 2015 crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York suburbs, a day after a U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators determined the crash was extra deadly because of an unusual rail design....

Rescuer clung to boy plucked from Arizona flash flood

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:57
As Steve West dangled from a rope hooked to a hovering helicopter, he wrapped his arms tightly around the 4-year-old boy he had just plucked from raging floodwaters below....

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:56
SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) -- The small, family-owned Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems, public records show....