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  • More violence feared in Mexico following killing of Gulf cartel kingpin

     
    Northeastern Mexico is bracing for a surge in violence following the killing of a notorious drug kingpin Friday by the Mexican navy. Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, alias "Tony Tormenta," was killed in a spectacular three-hour shootout in Matamoros,...
  • Beyonce to sing at White House dinner

     
    It's her Destiny to perform at tonight's dinner: Beyonce at the Grammy Awards in January. (LA Times/Jay Clendenin) by Katherine Skiba And the prize goes to: Beyonce. The Grammy award-winning superstar will perform Wednesday night on the South Lawn......
  • 2009 hurricane season in fast-forward space movie

     
    For those of you who missed the 2009 hurricane season - it only generated three hurricanes (Bill, Fred and Ida) and none struck the U.S. - here's your chance to relive it from the safety of Earth orbit. NASA has assembled......
  • Hurricane Alex makes landfall in Mexico, but waves disrupt oil spill cleanup

     
    MIAMI — Forecasters say Hurricane Alex has made landfall in northeastern Mexico. The Category 2 storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico has sustained winds of nearly 105 mph. The National Hurricane Center says it made landfall about 7 p.m.......
  • Hurricane Alex strengthens to Category 2 storm

    Hurricane Alex strengthens to Category 2 storm
    The first Atlantic hurricane of the year has strengthened to a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of near 100 mph (155 kph) as it plows ahead toward a collision with the Mexican Gulf coast and south Texas. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane...
  • High Tides In Cameron Destroy Sand Wall

    High tides from Hurricane Alex destroyed 1,000 feet of a sand wall the Louisiana National Guard built in Cameron Parish as a barrier against oil from the BP well. KPLC-TV reports a tide 3 feet above normal seeped through the barriers Wednesday and washed...
  • Two Boys Caught In Gunfire, Shot In Brooklyn

    Two Boys Caught In Gunfire, Shot In Brooklyn
    Two boys who were playing on the streets of a Brooklyn neighborhood Monday were shot and wounded, authorities said. The incident happened in the Brownville section at around 8:15 p.m. Investigators believe the children were not the intended target....
  • 8 People Indicted On Sex Trafficking Of School Girls

    8 People Indicted On Sex Trafficking Of School Girls
    Eight people have been indicted and charged with sex trafficking girls from junior high schools. The arrests of Bloods gang members includes charges that the girls, as young as 15, were beaten and starved if they did not earn $500 a day selling their...
  • Brownsville Church Saved from Demolition

    Brownsville Church Saved from Demolition
    A group of community activists and politicians are relieved Friday that the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn changed its mind about demolishing Our Lady of Loreto Church in Brownsville. Patricia Dean, 69, the director of the Brownsville Heritage Center,...
  • Brooklyn Holds Gun Buyback At Local Churches

    Brooklyn Holds Gun Buyback At Local Churches
    A gun buyback program at six Brooklyn churches has netted 287 guns. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes lauded Saturday's gun buyback as a success. He says officials hauled in 170 handguns, 40 assault weapons, 30 shotguns, 37 rifles and 46 BB guns....
  • 72 Crosses Symbolize Immigration Dangers

    The white crosses on the north steps of Stockton City Hall are a symbol of the growing dangers that no exist for immigrants coming to America. In late August the bodies of 72 people were found in a farm house 100 miles from Brownsville, Texas....