Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as ‘VIP treatment’ to US

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...

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and others, speaks about healthcare, Monday, July 24, 2017, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — John...

AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

FILE – In this July 21, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Philadelphia. President Donald Trump took a new swipe at on Monday, July 24, 2017, referring to him in a tweet as “beleaguered” and wondering why Sessions isn’t digging into...

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Israeli police officers dismantle metal detectors outside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, early Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Israel’s security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors set up at the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site which had...

Evangelical leaders rally around Kushner amid Russia probe

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, after meeting on Capitol Hill behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian...

No Russia collusion, ‘nothing to hide,’ Kushner tells Senate

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, accompanied by his attorney Abbe Lowell, second from right, departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, after meeting behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion...

The Latest: Pope prays for ill baby Charlie Gard and parents

Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times...

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

James Mathew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) —...

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

James Mathew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The...

Trump says upcoming health vote is GOP’s chance to keep vow

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and others, speaks about healthcare, Monday, July 24, 2017, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — A peeved...