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  • Half of eligible immigrants sign up for deferred deportation program

    Half of eligible immigrants sign up for deferred deportation program
    TUCSON -- Stifled by a variety of obstacles — from fees to fear — fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study. About 49% of...
  • Elkhart County teen giving back

    Elkhart County teen giving back
    ELKHART COUNTY – An Elkhart County teen has come up with a simple project – to give back to kids who are less fortunate. That project has caught on and now taken on global proportions. For the last couple of months, 14-year-old Jocelyn...
  • Locals in U.S. mix

    Six former UC Irvine men's volleyball standouts and two others with local ties are among the 21 players who will be considered for the 12-man roster of the U.S. team that will compete in the Pan American Cup tournament that begins Saturday and continues...
  • Drug offense penalties are perversely harsher than those for vicious crimes

    Drug offense penalties are perversely harsher than those for vicious crimes
    The penalty for harming yourself, or for consenting adults to get their jollies by harming each other, can be the same, and often it is far harsher than the penalty imposed on a savage brute who harms or kills an unwilling victim. That rank perversity...
  • Vin Diesel Draws From Indie Past With 'Riddick' and Upcoming 'Hannibal'

    Just over a decade ago, Vin Diesel shot from near-obscurity to earning a $10 million payday in what seemed like record time, racing from an ensemble role in "Saving Private Ryan" to headlining "XXX" in nearly four years. But those who think of Diesel as...
  • Vin Diesel's One Race Org Gives Dominican Film Industry a Boost

    Eight years ago, Vin Diesel's quest to make "Hannibal" opened the door to another passion. Searching the world for a place where he could film live elephants, Diesel flew to the Dominican Republic to scout locations. While Diesel was there, then-president...
  • Watch this! 350-pound marlin jumps in boat

    Anglers from Clearwater aboard the Marlin Darlin did hand-to-fin combat with a 350-pound marlin that jumped into their boat while they were fishing in waters near the coast of Dominican Republic, reports the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg. The...
  • Consultants grow tech business with help from small business center

    For technology consultants Jose Manzur and Gavin Rembach, travel is part of the job. One week they may be working in Alaska, another in Minnesota or Georgia. But the Broward County residents would rather spend more time working closer to home and...
  • Weaker currencies may hurt Miami -- a bit

    Judging from the Miami Herald's latest headlines, home prices in Miami keep soaring and tourists from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela keep flooding this city thanks to their countries' strong currencies. The big question is how much longer the fiesta will...
  • Evolution not as unpredictable as thought, study says

    Evolution not as unpredictable as thought, study says
    Say you could hop into a DeLorean and travel back to when life on Earth began.  Would fish migrate from water to land? Would the dinosaurs go extinct? At the end of our trip, would we still encounter life as we now know it? Some scientists don’t...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig faces $12-million lawsuit filed by man in Cuba

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig faces $12-million lawsuit filed by man in Cuba
    WASHINGTON – Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false allegations against him that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint, which seeks damages for the “...