• Tractor-trailer survivor says truck had no ventilation

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.

    Updated: 2:30 am

  • AP: US church goes to Brazil; instills fear, splits families

    SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, BRAZIL (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship church took command of two Brazilian congregations over the course of two decades. It applied a strict interpretation of the Bible and enforced it through rigorous controls and physical punishment.

  • Tractor-trailer survivor says people cried, asked for water

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.

    Updated: 9:09 pm

  • Cowboys dump WR Whitehead after link to shoplifting arrest

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released receiver and kick returner Lucky Whitehead after the third-year player was linked to a shoplifting arrest in his home state of Virginia, with his agent saying he believes it was a case of mistaken identity.

  • Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

    SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems.

  • “They kept us as slaves”: AP reveals claims against church

    SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

  • Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn’t sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn’t she just aim for their leg and try to maim them?

  • Actor John Boyega wanted to challenge self with “Detroit”

    DETROIT (AP) — “Detroit” star John Boyega says his new movie may be set a half-century ago, but it explores issues that remain relevant.

  • Man United’s Bailly gets 3-game UEFA ban, misses Super Cup

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has suspended Manchester United defender Eric Bailly from the season-opening Super Cup game against Real Madrid and a Champions League group-stage game.

  • Duterte vows to continue drug war, end communist rebel talks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in “jail or hell.” In his second state of the nation speech, Duterte also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks.