By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Rosalia Silva came to New York from Mexico with the promise of a good job, her small child in tow. Instead, she was forced into prostitution, trapped in a life of abuse and misery, and she saw no way out. Deeply depressed, she tried to hurt
By STACEY PLAISANCEAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For Orlando Sequera, voting in Venezuela's presidential election Sunday meant more than simply deciding whether Hugo Chavez serves another six years in office. It could mean the difference between staying in the U.S. and returning to
by Idaho Univ. Athletics
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho's "new" season started just the way the Vandals wanted – with the victory that puts them in a tie for the Western Athletic Conference lead, albeit one game into the conference season.
The Vandals did it by dispatching New Mexico State
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Dominque Blackman threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns, and Idaho got its first win of the season in its Western Athletic Conference opener Saturday, beating New Mexico State 26-18.
Blackman, who was 26 of 48, recovered from throwing an interception on the game's first
By BRIAN SKOLOFF and JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting near the Arizona-Mexico line that killed one federal agent and wounded another, the FBI said, noting the investigation was still ongoing in the case that reignited the political
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - The highest, fastest free fall in history has been postponed.
Red Bull Stratos announced Friday that the jump by extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner have been moved from Monday to Tuesday thanks to a cold front with gusty winds. The jump can only be made if winds on the ground
By The Associated Press
US unemployment falls to 7.8 percent, a 44-month low
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Lawyers say the federal government has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a mentally disabled U.S. citizen who was deported to Mexico and spent four months wandering Central America.
Court documents show that a federal judge in
By JUAN CARLOS LLORCAAssociated Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A federal judge sentenced the former superintendent of El Paso Independent School District to more than three years in prison Friday for his participation in a conspiracy to improve the district's high-stakes tests scores by
HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,837.
Texas-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,398 rigs were exploring for oil and 437 were searching for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous