San Antonio migrant truck driver put powdered chicken bouillon on the floor to throw off dogs at security checkpoints, survivor says
Surveillance cameras showed the truck, which was found in San Antonio with dozens of dead people, passing a security checkpoint with no issues.news.yahoo.com
A migrant survivor of the trailer: 'They couldn't breathe'
The advice of a friend to stay near the door of a semi-trailer may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly end that 53 other migrants met when the truck was abandoned last week on the outskirts of San Antonio. Cardona Tomás, a 20-year-old from Guatemala’s capital, said in a phone interview Monday from her hospital bed that it was already hot on June 27 when she stepped out of the warehouse on the Texas side of the Mexico border where she had been waiting and climbed into the back of the trailer. Remembering her friend's advice about staying near the door where it would be cooler, Cardona Tomás shared it with another friend she had made during the journey.news.yahoo.com
Feds Detail Frantic Texts Between Driver and Organizer of Doomed Migrant Truck
Anderson County Sheriff's OfficeA 28-year-old Texas man accused of orchestrating the horrific smuggling operation that killed 53 migrants this week frantically texted the driver when the truck went off the radar and later admitted to a confidential informant he had no idea the air conditioning had failed in the sweltering big-rig, the feds say.Christian Martinez, 28, was arrested Tuesday on a trafficking charge involving death that could land him life in prison or the death penalty after migrantnews.yahoo.com
Death toll rises to 50 in San Antonio migrant tractor-trailer tragedy
The number of migrants dead in a suspected smuggling operation rose to 50 Tuesday, the Mexican consulate reported, a day after dozens of bodies were found lifeless in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio.washingtonpost.com
Texas Gov. Abbott lauded his state's efforts to 'secure the border.' Hours later, he blamed Biden after dozens of migrants were found dead in a semi-truck.
The bodies of least 48 people, who are believed to be undocumented migrants, were found inside an abandoned semi-truck near San Antonio on Monday.news.yahoo.com
51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat
Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America are seeking word of their loved ones as authorities begin identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat.
At least 40 migrants found dead inside tractor-trailer in Texas
At least 40 migrants were found dead in the back of a tractor trailer in San Antonio Monday, according to a federal law enforcement official briefed on the horrific finding. The deaths come amidst a surge in migration to the U.S. southern borderwashingtonpost.com
Migrant Horror: 42 Bodies Found in Truck in Texas
KSAT/TwitterAt least 42 people have been found dead inside a tractor trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio, Texas, local authorities have said. Multiple outlets reported Monday evening—hours after temperatures soared to 103 degrees in the city—that at least 16 others on the scene had been transported to hospitals.“It’s probably close [to] 100 in the truck,” a law enforcement source told the San Antonio Express-News, adding that “about half” of the group were likely dead.BREAKING- We havenews.yahoo.com
Modern ‘redlining’ is pushing some Texans out of their homes
Modern ‘redlining’ is pushing some Texans out of their homes Loading... People make their way across Pittman-Sullivan Park on San Antonio's east side at dusk. Residents displaced when their homes are condemned often cannot afford housing in the redeveloped neighborhoods that replace them. These things combined, residents say, leave them with few options to save their neighborhoods from the kinds of destabilizing changes that Austin has experienced. “There seems to be no way to stop it,” said the retired teacher, whose property taxes increased to nearly $5,000 this year from $1,200 in 2010. Local government relies disproportionately on property taxes for revenue because the state does not have income taxes.washingtonpost.com
The dream of the mid-2000s will be alive at ‘When We Were Young’ festival in Las Vegas
Grab your eyeliner and flat irons, because a music festival featuring the titans of mid-aught emo music are playing for one day only at the appropriately titled When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
Emmert promises WBCA he will work to fix 'stark' inequities
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – NCAA President Mark Emmert promised the Women's Basketball Coaches Association he will work with coaches to fix the “stark difference” between the Division I men's and women's tournaments. He asked Emmert what he could do to make sure those people give women's basketball the same advantages and opportunities. “Maybe that’s what has to happen in women’s basketball?” Auriemma said. "Maybe women’s basketball has got to separate itself from the other women’s sports? Yet for the women's Sweet 16 and Elite Eight, only “NCAA Women's Basketball” was in the middle of the court.
Stanford rallies to beat Louisville 78-63, reach Final Four
Lexie Hull had 21 points, Ashten Prechtel scored each of her 16 in the second half and Stanford reached the Final Four by rallying for a 78-63 victory over Louisville on Tuesday night. “To play a second half and beat them by 27 really says a lot about how hard people were playing,” VanDerveer said. Stanford dropped that one 62-53, ending its previous appearance in the Final Four. Stanford (29-2) trailed by 12 midway through the third quarter before scoring 13 consecutive points to take its first lead since early in the game. We weren’t aggressive enough.”AdThe Cardinal got going in the second half and made six of their final eight 3-point attempts.
South Carolina drubs Texas 62-34 to reach Final Four
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – One by one, South Carolina players walked through the confetti and climbed the ladder to cut down the net in the Alamodome. Zia Cooke scored 16 points and South Carolina used its stifling defense to advance to the Final Four for the third time, shutting down Texas for a 62-34 victory Tuesday night. Top-seeded South Carolina blocked 14 shots, nine by Laeticia Amihere, and held No. “It says they're locked in,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. South Carolina answered with a 3-pointer from Henderson to start the Gamecocks on the run that would put the game away.
McDonald powers Arizona past Indiana and into Final Four
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)SAN ANTONIO – Aari McDonald scored 33 points and No. 4 Indiana 66-53 on Monday night to earn its first trip to the Final Four of the women's NCAA Tournament. Arizona (20-5) advanced to Friday’s national semifinal against top-seeded UConn, which reached its 13th straight Final Four when it beat No. But McDonald banked in a long 3-pointer to beat the shot clock early in the quarter and Arizona led 27-23 at halftime. McDonald ripped a rebound from the hands of an Indiana player and an easy layup sent Arizona into the fourth leading 46-44.
UConn reaches 13th straight Final Four, beating Baylor 69-67
Bueckers scored 28 points and top seed UConn used a huge run spanning the final two quarters to beat No. 2 Baylor 69-67 on Monday night and reach a 13th consecutive Final Four in the women’s NCAA Tournament. After a timeout, Baylor fouled Christyn Williams, who missed both free throws to give the Lady Bears one last chance. The Lady Bears (28-3) had won the previous two, including a 74-58 win at Connecticut in January of 2020. The Lady Bears closed the action-packed first quarter with a 20-10 run and trailed 26-24 after one.
Texas slows Maryland, gets to Elite Eight with 64-61 win
Charli Collier scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 6 seed Texas used a grinding, hustling defensive effort to shut down the nation's highest scoring offense for a 64-61 win Sunday night in the Sweet 16. Collier scored 10 points in the second half and her last basket in the fourth quarter pulled Texas even after second-seeded Maryland had swung momentum with two baskets, including a 3-pointer. "They are not letting anybody in that huddle think about anything but win," Schaefer said. Miller scored 21 points to lead Maryland (26-3) but there was just no punch in the offense outside of her.
Louisville beats Oregon 60-42, heads to women's Elite Eight
2 seed Cardinals advanced to the regional final of the women's NCAA Tournament for the third straight time with a 60-42 win over sixth-seeded Oregon on Sunday night. She hadn’t scored more than 15 points in any of the five ACC or NCAA Tournament games before Sunday. Louisville (26-3) continued its stellar defensive play, holding Oregon (15-9) to 14 points in the first half, including six in the second quarter. The Ducks had struggled heading into the NCAA Tournament, dropping five of six before getting to Texas. Louisville didn't light it up early this time, either, but managed a 10-8 lead after the opening quarter.