Mexican laborer: we were told Texas ride that killed 10 would be air-conditioned

Adan Lara Vega, who fainted during the sweltering ride in a tractor-trailer, describes hearing children begging for water: ‘People were despairing’

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.

Instead, the 27-year-old Mexican laborer climbed with his friends into a pitch-black, metal tractor-trailer compartment that lacked ventilation – a deadly oven that would claim 10 lives.

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Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck

Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truckBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – The man accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. James Bradley Jr., 60, was arrested on Sunday after police said they discovered dozens of undocumented Mexican and Guatemalan nationals, some unconscious in the back of the truck, others staggering around the vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart store in San Antonio. Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke, some of them as young as 15.


911 Call Released In Chester Bennington Death

Absolutely harrowing.

On Monday, police released the 911 call Chester Bennington‘s driver made last Thursday after learning the Linkin Park singer had died by suicide.

Related: Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds’ 911 Calls

In the audio, you can hear the driver tell the operator:

“I just got to the location and his housekeeper came out and said he killed himself … he hung himself.”

The housekeeper can also be heard crying hysterically in the background as she speaks to Chester’s wife on the phone.

You can listen for yourself (below).

Rest in peace, Chester.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is free, confidential, and open 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Please don’t hesitate to call.

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Here Are All the Best Clips of Frank Ocean’s FYF Fest Performance

While we’ve already brought you imagery of Frank Ocean bringing out Brad Pitt and unleashing a fire rendition of Steve Monite’s 1984 powerhouse track “Only You,” we decided to dig deeper in order to highlight the absolute best clips from the R&B crooner’s recent performance at FYF Festival in LA. During the must-see event, Frank let loose of covers, unreleased tracks, old favorites and much more.

On top of the amazing musical showcase, Ocean also took the opportunity to stunt on the fashion side of things by rocking a pair of JW Anderson x Converse Chucks and a vintage Nike T-shirt.

But to see what you may have missed from Frank at FYF, simply look below. Let us know what footage is your favorite.

Foreign governments must ‘pressure South Sudan to end epidemic of rape’

NGO urges donor countries to speak out about sexual violence in South Sudan, following Amnesty report detailing scale of atrocities

Donor countries should be pressuring the government of South Sudan to end the sexual violence being carried out on a mass scale and with impunity in the country, say campaigners

Karen Naimer, a director at advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights, said countries that give aid must hold the recipient government’s “feet to the fire”by speaking publicly about atrocities and insisting they do the same.

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2018 McLaren 570S Spider First Drive | A sweet breeze

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It’s a starter supercar you can live with.

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