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11 months 3 weeks ago

President Obama to travel to Mexico

President Obama travels to Mexico in the day ahead. It's a trip that is expected to be dominated by trade and immigration. He will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Most of the president's activities will be at the National Palace in the heart of the capital. Dozens...

1 year 7 months ago

Officials: 73 sickened with salmonella from mangoes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities say they are still probing what prompted the outbreak of salmonella Braenderup cases in California. They are trying to identify which specific mango...

1 year 11 months ago

US won't pursue charges in border agent shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to pursue charges against a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Mexican national in 2010. The Justice Department released a statement Friday saying the agent didn't act inconsistently with Border Patrol policy or...

1 year 11 months ago

Mexican president discusses immigration in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he respects U.S. laws designed to control illegal immigration, but he's against statutes like Arizona's controversial law that he believes unfairly go after immigrants. Calderon spoke Wednesday evening to more than 200 Mexican immigrants at a community center in Houston. The speech...

2 years 1 month ago

Monarch butterflies drop 28 percent in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A report says the number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped 28.1 percent this year. The report released Thursday and carried out by the World Wildlife Fund, private donors and Mexico's National Commission on Protected Areas says the Monarchs covered 7.14 acres (2.89 hectares) of...

2 years 4 months ago

Romney says Attorney General Holder should quit

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama's attorney general to resign because of the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. Romney tells reporters after a rally in New Hampshire that Eric Holder...

2 years 7 months ago

US Northern Command team visits Mexico

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Personnel from the U.S. military command responsible for homeland security have met with members of Mexico's military in a visit to that country. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., head of U.S. Northern Command, writes in his blog that the visit occurred last...

2 years 9 months ago

Producer extradition hearing to begin

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former "Survivor" producer will make his case Tuesday for why he should not be returned to Mexico to stand trial on a charge that the killed his wife at an upscale resort last year. Attorneys for Bruce Beresford-Redman hope to convince a federal magistrate...

3 years 6 months ago

Scientists lower Gulf health grade

Scientists say that six months after the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico is less dramatic than some had predicted. In an informal Associated Press survey, 35 researchers who study the Gulf lowered their rating of its ecological health by several points....

3 years 6 months ago

Hurricane Paula forms off Honduras

The storm called Paula has become a hurricane off the coast of Honduras and is on its way to brush Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Paula has maximum sustained winds near 75 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph. Honduran emergency officials...

3 years 6 months ago

Nogales mayor arrested

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona attorney general says Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel has been arrested on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering. The 29-year-old mayor was arrested Tuesday morning at his office at the Nogales City Hall. Search warrants were executed at his home,...

3 years 6 months ago

Landslide buries town; 1,000 feared dead

Up to 1,000 people were feared dead after a rain-soaked mountainside gave way and buried hundreds of homes in southwestern Mexico, local media reported Tuesday. Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa television network that the early morning landslide wiped-out 100 to 300 houses. "There could be...

3 years 7 months ago

Hurricane Karl a major storm

Forecasters say Hurricane Karl has grown into a major storm today as it takes aim at Mexico's Gulf Coast near ports and oil installations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Karl has grown with surprising speed into a powerful Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120...

3 years 7 months ago

Mexico in cross-hairs of tropical storm

A strengthening Tropical Storm Karl is bearing down on the resort beaches of the Mayan Riviera on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Karl's maximum sustained winds have increased to about 65 mph. Authorities have warned of heavy rains but have not yet ordered evacuations. Hurricane Julia has become a Category...

3 years 7 months ago

BP probe: plenty of blame for oil spill

Oil giant BP said in an internal report released Wednesday - before a key piece of evidence has been analyzed - that multiple companies and work teams contributed to the massive Gulf of Mexico spill that fouled waters and shorelines for months. In its 193-page report posted on its...

3 years 7 months ago

New microbe discovered eating Gulf oil spill

A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe suddenly is flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico and gobbling up the BP spill at a much faster rate than expected, scientists reported Tuesday. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled since...

3 years 8 months ago

Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe

Dozens of contestants from six continents traveled to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss Universe. The winner had one of the shortest commutes. Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, 22, took home the crown after the swimsuit, evening gown and interview portions...

3 years 8 months ago

Tropical storm gathers strength, heads for land

Tropical storm watches and warnings have been extended westward along Mexico's coast as Tropical Storm Frank churns in the Pacific. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Danielle is getting stronger far out over the Atlantic. On Monday, Mexico extended a tropical storm warning from west of Tecpan de Galeana to Zihuatanejo....

3 years 8 months ago

Arizona to Washington: Give us the money

More agents and more drones along the Mexican border are just what states like Arizona are demanding from Washington. And Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick wants the in-recess Senate to act quickly to make it happen. A spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid says they're hoping for passage by the...

3 years 8 months ago

Oil crews watch stormy weather over Fla.

Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance. The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend...

3 years 8 months ago

BP to begin forcing cement down well

BP officials say they plan to begin forcing cement down the blown-out Gulf oil well today. The announcement came last night shortly after their plan was approved by the federal official in charge of the oil spill. The company plans to shove cement down from pipes attached to ships...

3 years 8 months ago

BP could begin capping operation today

BP engineers in the Gulf of Mexico want to start sealing up the blown-out oil well today, but first they're running a test. They plan to probe the busted blowout preventer with an oil-like liquid to determine whether it can handle the sealing-up process, called a "static kill." If...

3 years 9 months ago

CU suspends study progams in Mexico

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado in Boulder says it has temporarily canceled its study abroad programs in Mexico over concerns of rising cartel violence. CU's interim provost Russell Moore said Thursday the programs to Jalisco, Monterrey, Oaxaca and Guanajuato were called off and students planning to go...

3 years 9 months ago

Testing delayed on oil well cap

BP is delaying critical tests on a new well cap designed to finally stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico after government officials said more analysis was needed on the plan. BP engineers were scheduled to start slowly shutting off valves on the 75-ton metal stack...

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