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US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpoint

June 30, 2022, 12:10pm Latest News

Migrants were inside a tractor-trailer when it cleared an inland Border Patrol checkpoint, later ending up in San Antonio where 53 people were found deceased in the deadliest known smuggling attempt in the United States, a U.S. official said Thursday. Read story

A firefighter assesses the approaching fire along Troost Trail in California's rural Nevada County as the Rices Fire burned more than 300 acres, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Improving weather aids fight against Sierra Nevada wildfire

A firefighter assesses the approaching fire along Troost Trail in California's rural Nevada County as the Rices Fire burned more than 300 acres, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

June 30, 2022, 12:10pm Nation & World

Improving weather aided the battle against a Sierra Nevada wildfire that has forced evacuation of several hundred people from their homes and injured seven firefighters, authorities said Thursday. Read story

U.S. Attorney Breon Peace speaks to members of the media outside federal court, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Federal law enforcement is investigating the New York Police Department's treatment of sex crime victims after concluding there is "significant justification" to do so and after receiving reports of deficiencies for more than a decade, prosecutors said Thursday.

Justice Department to probe work of NYPD sex crimes unit

U.S. Attorney Breon Peace speaks to members of the media outside federal court, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Federal law enforcement is investigating the New York Police Department's treatment of sex crime victims after concluding there is "significant justification" to do so and after receiving reports of deficiencies for more than a decade, prosecutors said Thursday.

June 30, 2022, 12:10pm Nation & World

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a probe of the New York Police Department unit that investigates sex crimes following years of complaints about the way it treats crime victims. Read story

Kentucky abortion ban on pause; judge to block Florida ban

June 30, 2022, 12:05pm Nation & World

A judge in Kentucky temporarily blocked that state's near-total ban on abortions Thursday, while a Florida judge said he would temporarily stop a 15-week ban from taking effect there, as judges across the country weigh whether state constitutions permit the procedure after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade… Read story

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds up a letter of commitment to innovation at a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, June 30, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for the final day of a NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday.

NATO vows to guard ‘every inch of territory’ as Russia fumes

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds up a letter of commitment to innovation at a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, June 30, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for the final day of a NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday.

June 30, 2022, 8:51am Nation & World

An unstable world could get even more dangerous if NATO does not remain strong and united, the head of the alliance said Thursday at the end of a summit where Western leaders labeled Russia “a direct threat” to the security of their nations. Read story

FILE - Then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse while traveling in the mountains of the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia, Aug. 3, 2009. Putin has shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look "disgusting" if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances. Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday, June 30, 2022 when asked about Western leaders joking about him at the G-7 summit.

Putin: Western leaders would look ‘disgusting’ topless

FILE - Then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse while traveling in the mountains of the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia, Aug. 3, 2009. Putin has shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look "disgusting" if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances. Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday, June 30, 2022 when asked about Western leaders joking about him at the G-7 summit.

June 30, 2022, 8:32am Nation & World

Russian President Vladimir Putin shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look “disgusting” if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances. Read story

Official: Russia could see West’s sanctions as cause for war

June 30, 2022, 8:31am Nation & World

A senior Russian official warned Thursday that Moscow could see Western sanctions as a cause for war. Read story

Maria Sipac Coj holds a portrait of her son Pascual Melvin Guachiac in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Pascual and his cousin Wilmer Tulul, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Migrants in Texas trailer tragedy died seeking better lives

Maria Sipac Coj holds a portrait of her son Pascual Melvin Guachiac in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Pascual and his cousin Wilmer Tulul, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 30, 2022, 8:31am Nation & World

Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the U.S. who returned to visit his wife and children decided to take a cousin… Read story

Ethan Crumbley attends a hearing at Oakland County circuit court in Pontiac, Mich., on Feb. 22, 2022. A judge on Thursday, June 23, 2022 postponed a murder trial until January in the case of the teenager accused of killing four fellow students and injuring others at a Michigan high school. Lawyers for Crumbley said a September trial date wouldn't leave enough time to go through evidence and prepare.

Shop that sold gun in Oxford school shooting named in suit

Ethan Crumbley attends a hearing at Oakland County circuit court in Pontiac, Mich., on Feb. 22, 2022. A judge on Thursday, June 23, 2022 postponed a murder trial until January in the case of the teenager accused of killing four fellow students and injuring others at a Michigan high school. Lawyers for Crumbley said a September trial date wouldn't leave enough time to go through evidence and prepare.

June 30, 2022, 8:28am Nation & World

The parents of a teenager wounded during a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan are suing the shop that sold the handgun used to kill four students and injure six other people. Read story

Police and other first responders work the scene where officials say dozens of people have been found dead and multiple others were taken to hospitals with heat-related illnesses after a semitrailer containing suspected migrants was found, Monday, June 27, 2022, in San Antonio.

EXPLAINER: Heat, humidity a perilous mix in migrant deaths

Police and other first responders work the scene where officials say dozens of people have been found dead and multiple others were taken to hospitals with heat-related illnesses after a semitrailer containing suspected migrants was found, Monday, June 27, 2022, in San Antonio.

June 30, 2022, 8:24am Nation & World

The combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-air-conditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of migrants were found dead, an expert said. Read story