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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)
Latest: Officials say a citizen of Guatemala among the deadGuatemala's Foreign Ministry says one of its citizens is among the 10 migrants who died after being trapped in a packed tractor-trailer in the broiling Texas heat
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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)
Trucker charged in 10 deaths in immigrant-smuggling caseThe driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio has been charged in connection with the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty
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8 hurt in riot, escape at Guatemala youth detention center8 hurt in riot, escapes at Guatemala youth detention center
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Bigger ships carry Georgia ports to record cargo volumesGeorgia Ports Authority says bigger ships, expanded Panama Canal pushed cargo volumes to record levels
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Hurricane Hilary forms in Pacific off Mexico, far from landHurricane Hilary has formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say the storm does not pose any imminent threat to land
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Nightclub shooting on Paraguay-Brazil border kills 4Police in Paraguay say a shooting at a nightclub near the border with Brazil has left four Brazilian citizens dead and 10 people wounded
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7 killed in small prop plane crash in northern MexicoMexican authorities say a small propeller plane has crashed in the northern state of Sinaloa, killing the pilot and six passengers
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A look at the deadliest migrant suffocation incidentsA look at the deadliest incidents of migrants suffocating in trucks and shipping containers
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A San Antonio police officer removes crime scene tape from near the area where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with multiple others, outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heatExperts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where nine smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat
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US official: 17 people rescued from tractor-trailer at San Antonio Walmart are considered in life-threatening conditionUS official: 17 people rescued from tractor-trailer at San Antonio Walmart are considered in life-threatening condition
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FILE - In this March 19, 2016 file photo, backdropped by a picture of Cuba's President Raul Castro, Gustavo Machin, vice director general of the U.S. division of Cuba's Foreign Ministry, gives an interview in Havana, Cuba. It was announced by the Cuban government on Sunday, July 23 2017, that Machin is leaving the division of U.S. affairs to become ambassador to Spain. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving postCuban officials say the public face of the country's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada
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Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, center, is escorted by police to an aircraft as he is extradited to Mexico City, at an Air Force base in Guatemala City, Monday, July 17, 2017. Duarte faces charges of embezzlement and ties to organized crime in his home country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexico judge orders corruption trial for ex-Gov. DuarteMexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial
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An anti-government protester holds a homemade shield brandished with photos of President Nicolas Maduro, government officials and a gun sight, during clashes with security forces blocking a march to the Supreme Court, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Protesters rallied Saturday in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court, opposing Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitutionVenezuela's government appears to be striking back against another challenge to its authority by detaining one of the 33 people named to the supreme court by the country's opposition-controlled congress
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A Bolivarian National Guard officer kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with anti-government protesters marching to the Supreme Court to support new magistrates named to the government-dominated Supreme Court by opposition-led led National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: New judge in court clash detained in VenezuelaVenezuelan authorities have detained one of the 33 people named to the supreme court by the country's opposition-controlled congress, further escalating political conflict
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Women make their way past police surrounding the Noplera metro after the suspected leader of a drug gang and seven others were killed, according to the Navy, in the Tlahuac neighborhood of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said a gang of street-level drug dealers operated in the Tlahuac and Iztapalapa districts on the city's south and east sides, where it dealt drugs, as well as carried out kidnappings, extortion and murder. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 yearsMexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data
The Associated Press2 days ago
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