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Investigator: Driver part of larger human-smuggling scheme

12 hours 14 min ago
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said....

Man accused of killing deputy, 7 others due in court

12 hours 55 min ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances is due in court on Wednesday....

Ohio execution of condemned man set; 1st in over 3 years

14 hours 28 min ago
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years....

Parents, former Scouts alarmed by Trump's speech at jamboree

16 hours 9 min ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering....

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

19 hours 21 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday....

APNewsBreak: New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 23:54
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving....

'Pharma Bro' won't stop talking, except to jury in trial

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 23:22
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial - calling the case "bogus" - but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court....

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:08
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- To the strains of "Ave Maria," more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating a birthday in Arizona....

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 18:52
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- 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....

AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:14
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....