Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on truck

SAN ANTONIO — The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, … Read more

New hope for HIV cure: Child is virus-free years later

A South African child, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of … Read more

Fake signs warn of ‘easily startled’ police in Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Morino brought an incredulous friend to see the orange street sign he … Read more

Democrats try rebranding with ‘A Better Deal’ message

BERRYVILLE, Va. — For more than a year, Democrats have raged against now-President Donald Trump, … Read more

LGBTQ Commission says mayor should resign

SEATTLE — The Seattle LGBTQ Commission on Monday released a letter calling on Mayor Ed … Read more

Clergy members try mind-altering drugs for scientific research at Johns Hopkins

Moses saw a burning bush. Paul saw Jesus on the road to Damascus. St. Teresa … Read more

Around the world

Voter fraud panel — A federal judge cleared the way Monday for President Donald Trump’s … Read more

Judge ended Citadel’s male-only admissions

Judge C. Weston Houck, whose transformative ruling in 1994 shattered the 152-year-old male-only admissions policy … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, July 25, the 206th day of 2017. There are 159 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1956, the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship … Read more

DIY bike lanes show cities what could be

DALLAS — A makeshift bike lane divider made of painted two-by-fours and PVC pipes lasted … Read more

Across U.S., cities use Russian-branded software

Local and state government agencies from Oregon to Connecticut say they are using a Russian … Read more

Firefighters stop spread of huge California blaze

LOS ANGELES — Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire … Read more

White House signals sanctions bill support

WASHINGTON — The White House indicated Sunday that President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping … Read more

Around the world

Trump tweets show frustration with allies — President Donald Trump expressed his frustration with Republicans … Read more

New tactic in opioid war: Charge dealers

NEW YORK — As heroin and its synthetic cousin, fentanyl, send more and more victims … Read more

O.J. Simpson led a ‘conflict-free life’? Past says otherwise

LOS ANGELES — When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week he’s led … Read more

5 ways the health repeal bill would fail; 3 ways it may not

WASHINGTON — There are many reasons the Senate will probably reject Republicans’ crowning bill razing … Read more

Hawaii apartment fire sparks calls for sprinkler mandates

HONOLULU — When Moon Yun Pellerin’s parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking … Read more

Without visas, carnival workers are stuck home in Mexico

TLAPACOYAN, Mexico — Francisco Trujillo heads north each summer to do a job few Americans … Read more

ISIS nearly stumbled on ‘dirty bomb’ ingredients

On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it … Read more

In China ‘What’s your sign?’ no longer means dragon or rat

BEIJING — China, the birthplace of the Chinese zodiac and some of the world’s oldest … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2017. There are 161 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1967, five days of deadly rioting erupted in Detroit as an early morning … Read more

Congress aims to force Trump’s hand on sanctions

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia … Read more

Around the world

Minneapolis police — People who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis’ … Read more

Appalachian pipeline plan cutting a trail of worry

ROANOKE, Va. — The stretch of Appalachian Trail through the Blue Ridge Mountains here is … Read more

No room for Democrats in GOP’s health bill, unlike Obamacare

When Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 without a single Republican vote, they … Read more

Beer-swilling Vietnam plans stake sales as brewers swoop

Ho Chi Minh called alcohol a poison peddled by French imperialists. Half a century later … Read more

Health bill’s prospects suffer a new blow

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act encountered huge new … Read more

Around the world

Mexico City violence — Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines … Read more

Officials: Sessions talked campaign with ambassador

WASHINGTON — Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related … Read more

Police: Errant U.S. bombing kills 12 Afghan officers

KABUL, Afghanistan — An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National … Read more

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover — usually with little political fallout

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain’s treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington … Read more

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