Two years before he suffocated to death in the sweltering cargo area of a tractor-trailer in Texas, Frank Guisseppe Fuentes graduated from J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia.
At least 100 people were found crammed inside a big-rig trailer Sunday morning at a Walmart parking lot in San Antonia, 10 of whom died, including 19-year-old Fuentes. Many more were taken to the hospital to be treated for dehydration and heat stroke.
In a series of tweets on July 26, President Donald Trump said transgender people are no longer allowed in the military. In the past, Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, have promoted their support of the LGBT...
The congressman who was shot last month during a Republican baseball team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, has been discharged from a D.C. hospital.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Tuesday, and now will begin intensive inpatient rehabilitation, the hospital said in a statement Wednesday morning.
"He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation," the hospital said.
At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.
But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA.
Scientists have long been able to make specific changes in the DNA code. Now, they're taking the more radical step of starting over, and building redesigned life forms from scratch. Boeke, a researcher at New York University, directs an international team of 11 labs on four continents working to "rewrite" the yeast genome, following a detailed plan they published in March.
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Survivors and family members of those who were sexually abused by convicted pedophile priest Paul Shanley spoke out Wednesday after hearing that he is scheduled to be released from prison on Friday.
"Paul Shanley is evil," said Rodney Ford, whose son Greg's case resulted in Shanley's conviction. "He destroyed my son's life, my family's life and so many other victims' lives."
Shanley, one of the most notorious figures in Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal, was sentenced in 2005 to 12 to 15 years in prison for raping a boy repeatedly at St. Jean's Parish in Newton, Massachusetts, in the 1980s. He was defrocked after dozens of men came forward and said he had molested them when they were children.
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President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Jeff Sessions on Wednesday even as the White House suggested that the attorney general should just press ahead with doing his job.
Trump's days-long barrage of criticism of Sessions resumed with a morning tweet wondering why Sessions didn't "replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe," whom the president characterized as a friend of fired former FBI director James Comey and an ally of Hillary Clinton. That came just a day after Trump repeatedly expressed regret over choosing Sessions for the Cabinet position and refused to say whether he'd fire the nation's top law enforcement officer.
Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S.
Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to customers. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 jobs will be full time. Most of these jobs will count toward Amazon's previously announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year.
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In invoking Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and complaining that his own attorney general is not holding her accountable, President Donald Trump rehashed concerns that have preoccupied him since the campaign last year.
But his series of tweets about Clinton, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe misstated key facts and omitted others, including one very relevant one: Sessions has had little to say about Clinton because he recused himself earlier this year from any investigation of her.
A South Florida man who's achieved viral fame for his stunts, including swiping food from local eateries, was jailed over his latest prank. John Robert Hill, known on social media as Boonk IG, was arrested after he reportedly stole a tray of doughnuts from a Dunkin' Donuts in Miami Gardens. The 20-year-old was filmed jumping over the counter into an employee-area and grabbing a tray of doughnuts worth $38 before walking out of the store, the report said. Hill returned the tray after the clerk requested them back, the report noted.
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A video obtained by NBC4 shows the first-person vantage point, taken on a contraband cellphone, of the escape of three men last year from a maximum-security wing at an Orange County, California, jail and scenes from their days on the run.
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.
The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs but has struggled to deliver results as quickly as the president promised. Trump's plans for health care and tax cuts face a murky future in Congress, while his administration is bogged down by an investigation into Russia's possible ties with his presidential campaign.
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While many Americans have been glued to the TV this week to celebrate the mystique of sharks, they can now honor the ocean predators at their local post offices, too.
The new Sharks Forever stamps debuted Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced in a statement. "To celebrate the wonder of sharks," the USPS said, the stamps will feature five species that inhabit American waters: the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and whale sharks.
The USPS said the campaign is also an effort to drum up support for the protection of marine life.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine.
Perry spoke to the pair about the Paris Climate Accord and the possibility of using pig manure as a power source in his 22-minute conversation with Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov. The entire phone call was posted online by Russian news site Vesti .
Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes confirmed the authenticity of the call to The Washington Post , saying the duo targets high level officials and celebrities "who are supportive of an agenda that is not in line with their governments. In this case, the energy security of Ukraine."
A senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia harms chances for improving the ties between the two countries, pushing them into "uncharted territory."
Russian officials welcomed Donald Trump's presidential win last year, hoping to mend relations with the United States which reached a post-Cold War low under President Barack Obama. But six months into Trump's presidency ties between the two countries remain tense, and the much-anticipated first meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin early this month did not seem to produce any tangible results.
Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, Congress on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.
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A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after firefighters rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.
In a video posted to the Bakersfield Fire Department's website that has been widely shared online, firefighter Matt Smith is shown carrying the nearly lifeless Shih Tzu from the house on Wednesday.
Using a pet oxygen mask donated to the department by a local Girl Scout troop, Smith and his partners slowly bring Jack back to life.