Mexico southern border control so far just talk

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 02:54
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is promising to stem the flow of Central American migrants to the United States by tightening control at its notoriously porous Guatemalan border. But messages from the country's top two leaders in little more than a week have provided few details on how. And the scene on the ground is business as usual. Dozens of Central Americans who paid $1.50 a head could be seen this week crossing the…
Hillary Clinton says Jon Stewart 'spoiled' her big announcement
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 01:53
To the dismay of Jon Stewart, Hillary Clinton did not make her big announcement on "The Daily Show" on Tuesday. The comedian and talk show host opened his interview with the former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate by praising her memoir, "Hard Choices," before pivoting to the question Clinton is asked everywhere she goes. "It's an incredibly complex and well-reasoned and eyewitness view," Stewart said of the book. "I think I speak for…
Israel targets homes of senior Hamas leaders
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:53
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort. Health officials say the Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting has reached 204. Wednesday's bombings came after Hamas rejected an Egyptian truce proposal on Tuesday and instead launched more rockets at Israel. Israel warned Hamas would pay a…
U.S. preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action against Moscow, according to U.S. and European officials. Until now, the U.S. has insisted on hitting Russia with penalties in concert with Europe in order to maximize the impact and present a united Western front.
Judge upholds suit over U.S. Marine's missing heart
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:50
The family of a U.S. Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge ruled. However, the judge found that Greek officials and the Athens hospital where the autopsy was performed are immune from the family's lawsuit. The dispute involves the August 2012 suicide of Marine Sgt. Brian LaLoup, who shot himself after a party at the U.S. embassy in Athens, where he…
Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in N.Y.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 18:49
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said. Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The German-born Jewish refugee served as Secretary of State under Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, with a hand in the diplomatic opening of China, landmark U.S.
N.C. pastors rally for gay marriage ban
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 18:49
View gallery Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action league of North Carolina, speaks as oth … View gallery People sign a petition that pastors from around the state plan to deliver to Gov. Pat McCrory in Ral …
U.S. woman rescued at sea with family sues satellite phone company
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 17:49
A U.S. woman rescued with her family from a Pacific Ocean sailboat after her infant daughter became ill has filed suit against her satellite phone company for cutting off service, a move she said led the family to seek an emergency rescue and ultimately to scuttle their boat, her lawyers said on Tuesday. The complaint filed in San Diego Superior Court by Charlotte Kaufman on Monday alleges that Whenever Communications LLC deactivated the family's satellite…
Woman gets life for killings fueled by white-supremacist views
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 17:49
A woman who took part in a Pacific Northwest killing rampage fueled by white supremacist beliefs apologized for her actions, but not her views. Holly Grigsby, 27, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance for release. She apologized in federal court to friends and relatives of the victims. Grigsby said she realized any explanation for her actions, such as her drug addiction, would come across as an excuse, "or make it feel…
Activist Vargas released after detainment
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 17:49
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines-born immigration activist who has lived and in the U.S. illegally since he was a child, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after they detailed him at a Texas airport. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said Vargas was stopped going through security at the airport in McAllen, just across from the Mexico border. A spokeswoman for Define American, Vargas' advocacy group,…

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