By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A pair of Mexican drug smugglers in camouflage pants, bundles of marijuana strapped to their backs, scaled a 25 foot-high fence in the middle of the night, slipped quietly into the United States and dashed into the darkness.
By JUAN CARLOS LLORCAAssociated Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas lawyer charged with trying to launder $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel was an informant for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement while he was moving large amounts of cash behind the agency's back, a federal
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in two U.S. states limits that country's "moral authority" to ask other nations to combat or restrict illegal drug trafficking. Calderon says the legalization of marijuana in
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Road-weary travelers forced to drive two hours to St. Louis or Kansas City to catch big-city flights were ecstatic when Delta Airlines announced plans to expand service at a regional airport in central Missouri.
University of Missouri
By MICHAEL ASTORAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The middle class in Latin America and the Caribbean region grew by 50 percent over the past decade, according to a World Bank report released Tuesday. Higher levels of education, smaller families and more women and urban dwellers entering the
By PATRICK E. JONESAssociated Press
BELIZE CITY (AP) - Police urged software company founder John McAfee on Tuesday to come in for questioning and help solve the killing of his neighbor on the Caribbean island where they lived.
But McAfee, the creator of the antivirus program of the same name,
By FRANK BAJAKAssociated Press
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - There will be an empty seat at the negotiating table when Colombians plunge into talks next week on ending a conflict that has bled the South American nation for a half century.
It's reserved for a 62-year-old economist, a senator's
By The Associated Press
Euro nations split on how to help Greece cut debt
BRUSSELS (AP) - Greece's international creditors are proposing giving the country two more years to reform its economy, but European finance ministers were split Monday over how to put together a comprehensive
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A group of Latin American leaders declared Monday that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug smuggling, offering the first government reaction from a
By CHRISTINA REXRODE and DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writers
U.S. stocks closed nearly unchanged Monday, after a day of uneven trading plagued by investors' fears about the approaching "fiscal cliff."
The Dow Jones industrial average finished down 0.31 point at 12,815.08, according to data