| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Forty protesters, including union leader Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union, were arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking passage outside the U.S. Capitol during a demonstration urging the House to pass comprehensive...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
COALINGA, Calif. — Jaime Ramirez stood in front of an oak tree, jagged and black from a plane crashing into it all those years ago.
He removed his white cowboy hat, closed his eyes and whispered, "Abuelo, Tío, estoy aquí." ("Grandfather, Uncle,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Commenters on Amazon can be brutal toward books, even those they haven't read. But when faced with an author accused of committing a horrible crime, they've turned to humor.
Derek Medina was arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder on Friday in...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:20 AM
It may have won one of America's most prestigious awards for young people's literature, but it's British fans who will get to see the movie first.
Meg Rosoff's Printz Award-winning "How I Live Now" should have all the elements for the typical YA film...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:46 AM
A caravan of protesters departed Los Angeles Wednesday morning, bound for a march in Bakersfield that organizers are billing as one of the largest protests in the nation in support of an immigration overhaul.
The march, which is expected to draw...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Whether a case of divine intervention or just fortuitous programming, PBS begins airing "The Life of Muhammad," a three-part explanation of the history of Islam, on Tuesday, the same day Al Jazeera America makes its debut on the channel formerly known...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:33 PM
MIAMI -- A man accused of killing his wife and then posting a confession and a picture of her bloodied body on Facebook pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Miami-Dade County circuit court.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Derek Medina fatally shot 26-year-...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:14 PM
First came Modesto. Then Compton, Anaheim, Escondido, Whittier, Palmdale and others were pushed into the growing ranks of California cities under pressure to change how they elect their city councils.
Activists seeking minority representation on those...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For 200 years, the earthen water canal has nourished the land where Peggy Boney's farm now sits. It sustains the alfalfa pastures for her cattle and the corn and pumpkins she puts on her kitchen table for supper.
Much of her life has revolved around...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:49 PM
State officials in Oregon are temporarily restricting the use of more than a dozen pesticide products following the deaths of an estimated 50,000 bumblebees in the Portland area this month.
The measure, effective immediately, will last for 180 days...