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  • 8 people found dead in truck in ‘human trafficking crime’

    SAN ANTONIO — Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store in the stifling summer heat in what police called a horrific human trafficking case, and the driver was arrested. Several other people, possibly dozens, were found in the truck, which didn’t have a working air conditioning system despite blistering temperatures that topped 100 degrees, and they were taken to hospitals, authorities said. The driver had been held, authorities said, but they didn’t release the driver’s […]

  • Santana drives in winning run, Brewers end 6-game skid

    PHILADELPHI — Domingo Santana singled home the winning run in the ninth inning after the Brewers blew a big lead, and Milwaukee beat Philadelphia 9-8 Saturday night to snap a season-worst six-game losing streak. Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, and Travis Shaw also homered for the Brewers, who maintained a one-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central. Milwaukee led 8-1 after batting in the seventh and manager Craig Counsell removed Braun, who had missed the […]

  • Ben Affleck to fans: I’m still Batman, despite rumors

    SAN DIEGO — Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities. Speaking to a crowd of about 6,500 fans at San Diego Comic-Con, Affleck unequivocally assured the crowd that he is still starring in “The Batman.” On Friday, the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter published a report that Warner Bros. was working on plans to “usher out Affleck’s […]

  • President Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world’

    NORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about America’s military might when it is ultimately deployed. U.S. allies will rest easy, President Trump said, but America’s enemies will “shake with fear” when they see the Ford cutting across the horizon. A ship is only as good […]

  • Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner “inadvertently omitted” more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. The previously unreported assets were included in updated disclosure reports certified by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Thursday as part of the “ordinary review process,” according to Kushner’s filing. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as […]

  • Watch: Creators, cast of ‘Stranger Things’ debut season 2 trailer

    SAN DIEGO — The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it. The Duffer Bros. were joined by director Shawn Levy and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and the crew of young actors who play a group of friends searching for their buddy who mysteriously disappears. The trailer shows that Will Byers, who went missing in the first season, continues to […]

  • Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

    PHOENIX — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed its rule book for the road in a bid to avoid confrontations such as the one that killed Philando Castile. The Minnesota man, who had a gun permit, was fatally shot during a 2016 traffic stop after telling […]

  • Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengers

    PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi and picked up a fare. They say Betty Thomas caught the cab around midnight Thursday and asked to be taken to the SugarHouse Casino. On the way, she asked the driver to make a stop at a gas station. It was at the station where police say the woman got into a dispute with the driver about a fare before jumping into the driver’s seat and driving off. Police […]

  • Ryan Braun returns to Brewers’ lineup against Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Braun was back in the Milwaukee Brewers’ lineup on Saturday night against the Philadelphia Phillies after missing the last three games with a right wrist injury. The Brewers have lost a season-worst six straight games and have seen their lead over the Cubs in the NL Central trimmed to one game. Braun was batting third and playing left field.

  • Massachusetts boy, 5, who received new heart, dies

    BOSTON — A five-year-old boy whose reaction to learning he’d be receiving a new heart captivated people on social media has died in Massachusetts. The family of Ari Schultz said on Facebook that the boy, a Red Sox fan, died Friday evening while listening to the Boston baseball team. The post didn’t reveal the cause of death. Schultz was born with a heart syndrome that was discovered when his mother was pregnant with him. He had about 20 surgeries and waited more […]

  • Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 72

    NEW YORK — Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed Saturday by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California, hotel where he was recovering from back surgery. Heard played Peter McCallister, the father of Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, in […]

  • Wisconsin county divided over waterfront development plan

    STURGEON BAY — An eastern Wisconsin community remains divided on what to do with a key piece of waterfront land. Sturgeon Bay officials want to move forward with development of the land but a dispute over how much of the land and water the city owns has slowed the project, Milwaukee Public Radio reported. The Public Trust Doctrine requires the state ensure everyone has access to its waters. “It’s one of the first things that struck me about the proposed […]