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Mexican Immigrants Repeatedly Brave Risks to Resume Lives in United States

AGUA PRIETA, Mexico — “My wife, my son — I have to get back to them,” Daniel kept telling himself, from the moment he was arrested in Seattle for driving with an expired license, all the way through the deportation proceeding that delivered him to Mexico in June. Nothing would deter him from crossing the […]

The gun crime map of America: interactive

The latest US crime figures are out – what does it tell us about gun crime? Which states have the most firearms murders, robberies and assaults? Click on a state to explore it – or use the dropdown menu to choose different ways of seeing the data• Datablog: explore the data behind this mapMapped using […]

Synagogue Bomb Plotters Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Three men convicted of plotting to blow up New York synagogues and to fire heat-seeking missiles at U.S. military planes were sentenced to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in Manhattan handed down punishments today against James Cromitie, 45, Onta Williams, 35, and David Williams, 30, who were found guilty in October […]

Texas town pulls the plug on police department

Attention gun-toting Texas natives: if you were looking to go a’looting, your time is now! City Council members in Alto, Texas, a town of around 1,200, have voted to abolish the city’s police department for at least six months as the community considers if they will be able to afford the force into 2012. As […]

NYC Pride Parade Celebrates Passage of Gay Marriage

NEW YORK — One of the world’s oldest and largest gay pride parades turned into a carnival-like celebration of same-sex marriage Sunday as hundreds of thousands of revelers rejoiced at New York’s new law giving gay couples the same marital rights as everyone else. This year, the revelry was likely to go beyond floats, music […]

Accused Boston Crime Boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger Arrested

Former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, captured near his coastal California hideout after 16 years on the run, was ordered held without bond Thursday for transfer back to Boston to face charges of murder, extortion and conspiracy. Bulger, 81, one of America’s most wanted fugitives, was lured from his Santa Monica, California, apartment just blocks […]

Hackers Break into Arizona Police Computers

* Arizona DPS confirms “computer issues” * Group says it hacked computer to protest immigration law WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Computer hackers who previously broke into a U.S. Senate server and brought down the CIA web site struck an Arizona police web site on Thursday. Lulz Security, saying it opposed a tough anti-immigration law in Arizona, […]

Census Shows Whites Lose US Majority Among Babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies. Preliminary census estimates also show the share of African-American households headed by women — […]

Israel Asks US to Let Spy Attend Father’s Funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis are rallying behind convicted spy Jonathan Pollard like never before, urging the U.S. on Sunday to let the former Pentagon analyst leave prison to attend his father’s funeral. Israelis widely feel that after 25 years behind bars, Pollard has been excessively punished, and they seem puzzled over the U.S. refusal to […]

After 2-year Run, ‘Barefoot Bandit’ Faces Prison

SEATTLE (AP) — Colton Harris-Moore gained authority-mocking, cult status as he ran from the law for two years in stolen boats, cars and planes. Now, he faces years in prison. The young Washington state man dubbed the “Barefoot Bandit” for a cross-country his crime spree pleaded guilty Friday to seven felony charges, ranging from stealing […]