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Border patrol: 9 migrants die crossing swift Texas river

Sep. 04, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border searched for more victims Saturday after at least nine migrants died while trying to cross the rain-swollen Rio Grande, a dangerous border-crossing attempt in an area where the river level had risen by more than 2 feet in a single day. ...

Beto O'Rourke resuming campaign stops in Texas after illness

Aug. 31, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he will resume campaigning in his race for Texas governor after pausing his schedule last weekend and canceling events because of an unspecified bacterial infection. O'Rourke said he will return to the road Friday in...

Authorities capture Wisconsin fugitive in Ohio

Aug. 11, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have captured a Wisconsin fugitive in Ohio after a nine-month search. The U.S. Marshals Service said a task force of marshals and police found Robert Johnson Jr. at a residence in Toledo on Wednesday. Johnson fled in a vehicle but crashed it as...

EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Aug. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations. Laredo, Texas; Ardmore,...

Southlake Carroll pitcher Griffin Herring tops 6A all-state

Jul. 30, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Southlake Carroll pitcher Griffin Herring took player of the year honors on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A all-state baseball team. Herring was 13-1 with a 0.24 earned run average in leading the Dragons to the state title. The LSU...

In a small village, prayers and hope for missing migrants

Jul. 01, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

SAN MARCOS ATEXQUILAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Clutching rosaries, residents of this mountain village stared at photographs of three of their own atop the altar at the local church, praying that teenagers Jair, Yovani and Misael were not among the 53 migrants who perished inside a stifling trailer in...

US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpoint

Jun. 30, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The tractor-trailer at the center of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with migrants inside the sweltering rig earlier in its journey, a U.S. official said Thursday. The truck went...

Toll now at 53 in San Antonio as families wait for answers

Jun. 29, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the chaotic minutes after dozens of migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer sweltering under the Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, a Mexican immigration official said Wednesday. The American truck...