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  • Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

    September 20, 2017 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments over whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in U.S. courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010. The case is before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans on... more »
  • Earthquake shakes up Mexico

    September 8, 2017 7:51 AM

    MEXICO-Breaking over night Southern Mexico was hit by a strong earthquake. At this time 32 people were reported dead and the area is under a risk of a tsunami. Waves three feet high have been spotted off the coast. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake as... more »
  • Mexico girds for possibility of world without NAFTA

    August 31, 2017 3:02 PM

    MEXICO CITY- Mexico is taking U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement more seriously as a second round of talks opens Friday in Mexico City on renegotiating the 1994 trade pact. Trump on Sunday tweeted that Mexico and Canada are "both being very... more »
  • Trump joining with GOP senators to push immigration changes

    August 2, 2017 4:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says proposed legislation to limit legal immigration would be the most significant change to the system in half a century. Trump says the measure would make the system more "merit based" for skilled English speakers. White House officials say the bill will aim... more »
  • Mermaid statue to rise as memorial to those lost at sea

    July 30, 2017 12:30 PM

    PORT FOURCHON - Before the year is over, a 16-foot-tall statue of a mermaid rising from the water will stand on Louisiana's waterfront as a memorial to all who have died at sea. A woman whose son was lost diving in the Gulf of Mexico worked with families... more »
  • House panel debuts bill to fund border wall

    July 11, 2017 9:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A House committee has unveiled legislation to fund President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The $1.6 billion appropriations for a down payment on building a physical wall and other blockades matches Trump's request, but comes after the GOP-controlled Congress failed to deliver the... more »
  • Feds reject 10 of 163 high bids in oil lease sale as too low

    June 27, 2017 9:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government says it has rejected 10 high bids from the most recent Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale as too low, while accepting 153 other high bids submitted in March. The Bureau of Ocean Energy management said in a news release Tuesday that... more »
  • Trump proposes solar panels on border wall

    June 6, 2017 8:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is raising the idea of lining his proposed southern border wall with solar panels. That's according to a GOP aide with knowledge of a meeting Tuesday where Trump discussed the idea. The meeting with GOP congressional leaders focused on health care, tax reform and other... more »
  • Mexico to review rules of origin to help NAFTA renegotiation

    May 30, 2017 8:59 PM

    MIAMI - Mexico's foreign minister says the country is "inevitably" set to review rules of origin when renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving a boost to President Donald Trump's manufacturing push. Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday at an event in Miami that NAFTA has allowed... more »
  • Gulf Coast anglers plan protest against fishing limits

    May 23, 2017 2:49 PM

    ORANGE BEACH - Recreational anglers along the Gulf Coast are planning floating protests against strict federal limits on red snapper fishing. Demonstrations are being organized in fishing ports in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi for June 4. That's the day after the federal three-day fishing season ends for red snapper, one... more »
  • US reports another drop in arrests at Mexico border

    May 9, 2017 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Arrests of people caught trying to enter the United States from Mexico without authorization declined again last month, a likely sign that fewer would-be immigrants are trying to cross the border illegally. President Donald Trump has highlighted the falling numbers as a sign that his tough approach on... more »
  • Congress finishes spending bill, sends legislation to Trump

    May 5, 2017 8:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has delivered to President Donald Trump the first significant legislation of his presidency, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government running through September - putting off, for now, battles over Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall and his promised military buildup. The lopsided, 79-18... more »
  • US judge won't let El Chapo out of solitary confinement

    May 4, 2017 4:08 PM

    NEW YORK - Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman needs to stay in solitary confinement at a New York City lockup to keep him from trying to control his drug-trafficking empire from behind bars, a judge ruled Thursday. In a written decision, U.S. District Judge Brian... more »
  • Police: Texas officer faked his own death, fled into Mexico

    April 29, 2017 1:04 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Authorities in Texas say a police officer who notified his wife that he planned to kill himself actually faked his own death and fled to Mexico. An arrest affidavit revealed Friday that 29-year-old Austin officer Coleman Martin earlier in the week texted his wife a photo of... more »
  • Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

    April 27, 2017 9:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement and that he agreed. But in a post Thursday morning on his verified Twitter account, the president said his positive response... more »
  • Coast Guard ends search of Gulf for cruise ship crewmember

    April 25, 2017 8:24 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - The Coast Guard is giving up its search of a section of the Gulf of Mexico for a crewmember missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. In a statement, the Coast Guard says it suspended its search for Norman DeCastro around midday Tuesday. That was after it... more »
  • Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

    April 24, 2017 4:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO - Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping... more »
  • Baton Rouge contractor could help build border wall Play Video

    March 30, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A civil contractor said Thursday he's on the short list to help build President Donald Trump's wall on the Mexican border. James Larry Prudhomme, a Trump supporter, has run his company JL Investments in Baton Rouge for over a decade with a focus on commercial construction. ... more »
  • Cruise line stops port calls at Mexican resort of Acapulco

    March 27, 2017 10:01 PM

    MEXICO CITY - The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico's troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country "due to recent security concerns." The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual tourism fair that officials hope... more »
  • American woman wounded in Mexico resort of San Jose del Cabo

    March 27, 2017 9:11 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials say an American woman was wounded by a stray bullet during a shooting in the resort of San Jose del Cabo. The prosecutor's office in Baja California Sur state says the woman is a 60-year-old from Pennsylvania. It says her wounds are not life-threatening and... more »
  • Immigration judges to be sent to border detention centers

    March 17, 2017 3:46 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Justice Department says it will temporarily transfer immigration judges to six detention centers near the border with Mexico in an effort to put President Donald Trump's immigration directives into effect. The department's Executive Office for Immigration Review said the transfers to four locations in Texas and... more »
  • Teen victim's family questions how accused shooter re-entered country Play Video

    March 15, 2017 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a 16-year-old who was shot on his birthday by an illegal alien says they do not believe the accused shooter's story that he was playing with the gun when it went off. In 2012, Octavio Bringas, a Mexican national, was deported following a drug... more »
  • Suspect identified in Navajo tribal officer's shooting death

    March 14, 2017 11:29 PM

    PREWITT, N.M. - Authorities say the man suspected of gunning down a tribal police officer on the nation's largest American Indian reservation was found hiding on a ridge not far from his rural home in western New Mexico. The McKinley County Sheriff's Office in a report obtained by the Navajo... more »
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

    March 11, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An illegal immigrant has been senteced to six and a half years in federal prison for his role in transporting illegal drugs. A U.S. District judge sentenced 39-year-old Silvestre Gutierrez after he pleaded guilty to attempting to transport six kilograms of cocaine through Baton Rouge in... more »
  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    February 19, 2017 1:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior Trump administration official was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump's policies toward Mexico during a private speech. Trump had appointed Craig Deare last month to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division. On Friday, Deare was escorted out of the building where he worked. A... more »
  • Alabama releases red snapper statistics

    February 19, 2017 1:36 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama wildlife officials say the federal government is still overestimating the amount of red snapper caught in the Gulf of Mexico. A new report from the Alabama Marine Resources Division says a mandatory state reporting program estimates the state's charter boats and private recreational anglers caught about... more »
  • 2 live men found tied to bridge in Mexican border city

    February 14, 2017 8:58 PM

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - In a rare occurrence, two men found beaten and tied to a bridge in the Mexican border city of Reynosa turned out to be alive. Reynosa and other border cities wracked by drug turf battles have seen the lifeless bodies of drug gang victims hung by... more »
  • Mexico earmarks $50 million to back migrants in US

    January 30, 2017 3:25 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top diplomat says his country will spend about $50 million to hire lawyers for migrants facing deportation in the United States. The money will also go to outreach programs "to promote respect for Mexicans' rights." Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray says the effort "isn't about obstructing... more »
  • Mexican president says he will not attend meeting with Trump

    January 26, 2017 12:29 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will not attend a planned Jan. 31 meeting with President Donald J. Trump. The cancellation comes hours after Trump tweeted the meeting should be canceled if Mexico won't pay for a border wall. Pena Nieto's message on Twitter ended... more »
  • Ryan says Congress will pay billions for wall

    January 26, 2017 11:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump's border wall will cost $12 billion to $15 billion - and Ryan says Congress will pay for it by this fall. The Wisconsin Republican made his comments to reporters in Philadelphia, where GOP lawmakers are holding their annual strategy retreat.... more »
  • Trump to take action on immigration Wednesday

    January 24, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and other enforcement measures, according to two administration officials. Trump is also expected to roll out plans for restricting refugee flows to the U.S. later... more »
  • Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' being extradited to the U.S.

    January 19, 2017 6:09 PM

    Infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is being extradited to the United States. A spokesman for the Mexican Attorney General confirmed the extradition to ABC News Thursday. The spokesperson would not confirm where in the U.S. El Chapo was being transported. El Chapo was recaptured last... more »
  • Coast Guard, good Samaritans help burning ship in the gulf

    January 16, 2017 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to a vessel that caught fire 150 miles south of Southwest Pass Monday morning. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire... more »
  • Officials: Unfilled border tunnels in Mexico a security risk

    January 15, 2017 3:18 PM

    SAN DIEGO - U.S. officials say Mexico's inability to fully seal up border tunnels dug by drug smugglers poses a security risk and is an "open invitation" for cartels to carve out new tunnels. On the U.S. side, drug tunnels have been filled with concrete since 2007, after the Los... more »
  • Trump's latest US corporate Twitter target: General Motors

    January 3, 2017 12:38 PM

    DETROIT - Although Donald Trump is targeting GM on Twitter today for importing compact cars to the U.S. from Mexico, the company says all of its Cruze sedans sold in the United States are now made in Ohio. Today's tweet was the latest threat from Trump to tax companies that... more »
  • 9 dead, 70 hurt in blast at Mexican fireworks market

    December 20, 2016 7:17 PM

    TULTEPEC - Mexican Federal Police say nine people have died and 70 more have been injured by an explosion that ripped through a fireworks market near the capital. The Federal Police announced what it called a "preliminary" toll from Thursday's blast. President Enrique Pena Nieto has sent his condolences to... more »
  • Troopers bust illegal casino in Iberville Parish restaurant

    December 8, 2016 7:42 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – State Police say one man has been arrested after a month-long investigation into an illegal gambling operation at an Iberville Parish Mexican grill. Louisiana State Police say 45-year-old Adolfo Gonzalez-Lopez was booked into the Iberville Parish jail on four counts of gabling by electronic sweepstakes device. ... more »
  • Mexico rescues 15 children in Cabo San Lucas resort

    December 6, 2016 8:40 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors say they have rescued 15 children who were forced to work as vendors or beggars in the Baja California resort of Cabo San Lucas. The youngsters were allegedly posted outside bars and restaurants late at night, where they begged tourists for money or offered trinkets... more »
  • Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in gunbattle with patrol of marines

    December 5, 2016 10:56 PM

    VERACRUZ, Mexico - Police in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say 14 criminal suspects have been killed in a gunbattle with a patrol of Mexican marines. A statement from the state police Coordination Group says the shootout began when gunmen attacked a police patrol car in the township of... more »
  • Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana

    November 30, 2016 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. said Tuesday that it had reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence planned to travel to the state Thursday to unveil the agreement alongside company officials. Trump confirmed the meeting... more »
  • Murder charge dismissed against 1 of 2 Albuquerque officers

    November 28, 2016 8:25 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A special prosecutor dismissed a second-degree murder charge Monday against one of two former Albuquerque police officers in the shooting of a homeless man during an hourslong standoff that was captured on police video and set off protests in New Mexico's largest city in 2014. Special Prosecutor... more »
  • Trump takes credit for keeping Kentucky Ford plant from moving to Mexico

    November 18, 2016 10:09 AM

    LOUISVILLE - President-elect Donald Trump took credit Thursday for convincing Ford Motor Company to keep a manufacturing plant in Louisville, Kentucky, from relocating to Mexico -- but the automaker says it never planned to relocate the entire plant. Trump tweeted, "Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford,... more »
  • Trump says border wall could be a fence in spots

    November 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says he would accept a fence in some places along the U.S. southern border where he had promised to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. He also told CBS's "60 Minutes" that he's willing to deport or incarcerate 2 million to 3 million... more »
  • Oil spill restoration trustees to meet in New Orleans

    September 15, 2016 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The public gets a chance later this month to hear from a group of trustees assembled to oversee billions of dollars in damage restoration efforts related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees are to meet Sept. 28 in New... more »
  • Ford confirms small car production moving from US to Mexico

    September 14, 2016 12:44 PM

    DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts. Ford currently makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-Max small cars... more »
  • Mexican president contradicts Trump on wall

    August 31, 2016 7:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president of Mexico says Donald Trump wasn't telling the truth when he described their Wednesday conversation. Specifically, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that he and Trump did indeed discuss who would pay for construction of a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. That's the centerpiece of Trump's... more »
  • Trump to visit Mexico before immigration speech

    August 30, 2016 10:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick visit to Mexico, a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals as he launched his campaign. The meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto, who earlier this... more »
  • Obama to host Mexican president for White House talks

    July 22, 2016 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is welcoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to the White House for talks on trade, climate change and possibly Donald Trump. Pena Nieto's visit Friday comes hours after Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination. The Mexican leader has said Trump's negative attitude toward Mexicans, including... more »
  • Tropical Storm Danielle forms off Mexico's eastern coast

    June 20, 2016 11:06 AM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Danielle has formed off Mexico's eastern coast, and is spreading heavy rain inland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Danielle's maximum sustained winds Monday morning have increased to near 45 mph (72 kph) with some slight strengthening forecast before the storm makes landfall... more »
  • Singer on Mexican 'The Voice' dies in Chicago after shooting

    June 18, 2016 10:21 PM

    CHICAGO -A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of "The Voice" in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his birthday with friends. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed that 45-year-old Alejandro "Jano" Fuentes died on Saturday. He was shot three times... more »
  • Death toll rises to 24 in Mexico petrochemical explosion

    April 22, 2016 12:31 AM

    COATZACOALCOS, Mexico - Mexico's state oil company has raised the death toll from an explosion at a petrochemical plant to 24. Petroleos Mexicanos had reported 13 deaths earlier in the day. Pemex says 19 other people injured in Wednesday afternoon's blast remain hospitalized. Thirteen are in serious condition. The explosion... more »
  • Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

    April 2, 2016 5:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red crowned parrot - a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country. The research comes... more »
  • Mexican former president: A Trump presidency risks trade war

    March 9, 2016 4:58 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCON, Mexico - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says a Donald Trump presidency could lead Mexico and the U.S. to a trade war that would hurt both countries. A day after Trump stretched his lead over GOP rivals with wins in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, Fox... more »
  • Pope departs for Cuba, first stop before Mexico

    February 12, 2016 11:36 AM

    HAVANA - Pope Francis says his deepest desire for his trip to Mexico is to simply pray before the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Speaking to reporters en route to his first stop in Havana, Francis said he knew that the Virgin is beloved to Catholics and even those... more »
  • Attorneys: 'Affluenza' teen to return to Texas within weeks

    January 20, 2016 7:12 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Attorneys for a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck say he'll return to Texas from Mexico within weeks. Ethan Couch has been challenging his deportation. But attorneys Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn said in a statement Wednesday that paperwork was... more »
  • Official: 'El Chapo' apprehended after shootout in home state

    January 8, 2016 2:00 PM

    MEXICO CITY - An official tells AP reporter Mark Stevenson that fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was apprehended after a shootout with Mexican marines in the city of Los Mochis, in his home state of Sinaloa. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized... more »
  • A look at the 'affluenza' teen case

    January 1, 2016 1:21 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense in a trial for a deadly drunken-driving wreck is being detained in a Mexico City immigration facility while his mother is jailed in Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico. Here's a look at what has... more »
  • Texas prosecutors charge mom of 'affluenza' teen

    December 31, 2015 1:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Texas prosecutors say the mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense has been charged with hindering apprehension of a felon after fleeing with her son to Mexico. Tarrant County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Samantha Jordan said Thursday that Tonya Couch has formally... more »
  • 'Affluenza' teen to remain in Mexico, for now

    December 30, 2015 1:01 PM

    HOUSTON - An official in Mexico says a teen fugitive from Texas known for using an "affluenza" defense has been granted a three-day delay in deportation. An official with Mexico's Migration Institute told Associated Press reporter E. Eduardo Castillo on Wednesday that 18-year-old Ethan Couch won a three-day court... more »
  • Mexican official says 'Affluenza' teen, mom, to return to US

    December 29, 2015 9:53 AM

    DALLAS - A Mexican immigration official says a Texas woman and her son, a teen known for invoking an "affluenza" defense after a deadly drunken driving wreck, will be returning to the United States on Wednesday. The official, who is not authorized to be quoted by name, told Associated... more »
  • Texas extends National Guard order amid new border crossings

    December 15, 2015 1:17 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is extending the deployment of the National Guard troops at the border with Mexico due to a spike in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the state. Abbott, a Republican, criticized federal officials Tuesday in the wake of U.S. Border Patrol figures... more »
  • Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October

    November 25, 2015 11:57 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in October, almost double the number from October 2014. Immigration experts say the numbers, released Tuesday, show that the flow of immigrants from Central America has remained high... more »
  • 8 Syrian refugees turn themselves in at US-Mexico border

    November 19, 2015 3:09 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Federal officials say eight Syrians have turned themselves over to immigration authorities along the Texas-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that two families - two men, two women and four children - presented themselves Tuesday in Laredo and are being held by U.S. Immigration... more »
  • Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming

    November 19, 2015 12:19 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A new study finds more Mexicans leaving the United States than coming into the country. That marks a reversal to one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history. The Pew Research Center has found that slightly more than 1 million Mexicans and their families left... more »
  • Demonstrators: Appeals court delaying immigration ruling

    October 14, 2015 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration activists are accusing the federal appeals court in New Orleans of delaying a ruling about President Barack Obama's immigration proposal in an effort to prevent it from reaching the U.S. Supreme Court during the current term. At a news conference Thursday, speakers with the Fair... more »
  • Family of Ali Landry's husband kidnapped, killed

    September 23, 2015 2:16 PM

    TAMPICO, Mexico – The father-in-law and brother-in-law of Louisiana native Ali Landry were murdered by suspected Mexican cartel, media outlets reported this week. The men were kidnapped when they left their home in Tampico, south of Mexico City, in early September. Fifteen days later, their bodies were found in... more »
  • White House: 'Surprising uptick' in US border crossings

    September 21, 2015 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says there was a "surprising uptick" in the number of unaccompanied minors and families entering the United States illegally last month. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the increase was "concerning." He did not provide a reason for the increase, but noted that it's at odds... more »
  • Mexico TV uses Trump to heat soccer rivalry

    September 9, 2015 1:43 PM

    MEXICO CITY - One of Mexico's leading television networks is using the words of Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump to bump up the already heated rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico men's national soccer teams. TV Azteca has begun running an ad that intersperses clips of Trump speaking with... more »
  • New Mexico State bus robbed during Florida game

    September 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game. Brad Barber of the university police department says the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area.... more »
  • Officials say there's still interest in Gulf oil

    August 19, 2015 1:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal and trade group officials say there's still interest in Gulf of Mexico oil and gas, despite low figures from Wednesday's lease sale for tracts off the Texas coast. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management official Mike Celata says the bureau is not considering a cut in... more »
  • Oil export ban to ease restrictions

    August 14, 2015 9:55 PM

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. - The U.S. is easing up on the long-standing ban on exporting crude oil. Now the government is allowing limited trade with Mexico, according to a senior White House official. He was not authorized to comment by name, and only spoke to the Associated Press on the condition... more »
  • Gulf of Mexico dead zone 11th biggest, bigger than predicted

    August 4, 2015 6:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scientists say the Gulf of Mexico area with too little oxygen to keep sea creatures alive is the 11th largest measured and nearly 18 percent bigger than predicted. They say the reason is that heavy June rains throughout the Mississippi River watershed carried nutrient-rich runoff from... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields

    July 27, 2015 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there. The FDA announced the partial ban on Monday after cilantro imported from the state of Puebla was linked to... more »
  • Baton Rouge accepts $2.1 million settlement from BP

    July 15, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Baton Rouge agreed to accept a settlement of $2.14 million dollars from BP for economic losses caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set a July 15 deadline for local governments to... more »
  • Dolores reaches hurricane strength in the Pacific

    July 13, 2015 4:52 PM

    MIAMI - Dolores has reached hurricane strength in the Pacific Ocean, though a tropical storm watch has been discontinued for coastal Mexico. Hurricane Dolores is expected to bring some rainfall totaling 1 to 3 inches along the southwestern coast of Mexico, with isolated amounts of up to 5 inches. But... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak

    July 7, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that environmental groups filed against a New Orleans-based company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan ruled Tuesday that a trial is necessary to determine whether several plaintiffs led... more »
  • NBC severs ties with Trump, including Miss USA

    June 29, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. NBC said it would no longer air the annual "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants, which... more »
  • Trial set for man accused of killing, dismembering stripper

    June 15, 2015 7:57 AM

    GRETNA- The trial is set to begin Monday for a man authorities say killed a stripper he and his girlfriend lured from a New Orleans French Quarter bar, then dismembering her and dumping her into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Terry Speaks and Margaret Sanchez have pleaded not guilty to... more »
  • Mexico tornado death toll up to 14

    May 26, 2015 12:44 PM

    CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico - Officials in the Mexico-Texas border town of Ciudad Acuna say the death toll from Monday's tornado has risen to 14 after the body of a baby ripped from its mother's hands was found. City government spokesman Edgar Gonzalez said Tuesday that he had no additional details... more »
  • Court: Family of teen shot across border can't sue US agent

    April 24, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the border into Mexico and killed a teenager cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family. The unanimous ruling was issued Friday by the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... more »
  • Four dead after Mexican oil rig catches fire

    April 1, 2015 4:34 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's state-owned oil company says a fire at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers. Sixteen others were injured in the fire on the shallow-water platform, and 300 were evacuated. The injured are being treated at a hospital in Campeche, on the... more »
  • Mexico puts some deep-water oil on hold amid crude's slide

    February 18, 2015 11:47 AM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's state-run oil company says it will postpone some deep-water exploration projects in response to a steep fall in crude prices. Petroleos Mexicanos director Emilio Lozoya says deep-water projects that have not already begun will be delayed. He added in Wednesday comments to local radio that there... more »
  • Illegal immigrants in court after bust in Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 10, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly a dozen illegal immigrants spent the afternoon in Federal Court after they were caught in an SUV on I-12 in October. Most of them are being held in the Ascension Parish Jail. WBRZ has learned the nine passengers and driver were in route from Texas... more »
  • 'Coyote' human smuggler indicted in Baton Rouge

    November 14, 2014 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge said a federal grand jury indicted a man for smuggling undocumented Mexican residents into the country last month. The indictment accused 27-year-old Sabino Guerrero-Estrada of transporting migrants illegally within the U.S. for commercial or private financial gain. ... more »
  • Cruise ship turned away from Mexico over Ebola fear

    October 17, 2014 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Caribbean cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker is heading back to Texas -- after being refused permission to dock in Cozumel, Mexico. The passenger had handled a lab specimen from the Liberian man who died from Ebola in Dallas. And she's being monitored for signs... more »
  • La. leaders meet as Ebola and immigration loom Play Video

    October 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers and local leaders met Thursday to discuss solutions to hot button issues affecting Louisiana On the agenda was immigration along the U.S. - Mexico border and Ebola. After three hours of discussion, though, no hard and fast solutions materialized. Lawmakers say the border issue... more »
  • A minor's unaccompanied story Play Video

    October 1, 2014 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In February, a 17-year-old crossed the U.S. border illegally attempting to find her mother and escape the crime and violence at home in La Entrada, Copán. "She suffered a lot of abuse from her father," the girl's mother, Ordina, said through a translator. "That was one... more »
  • US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

    September 26, 2014 3:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and others would say only that they faced deportation. It turns out that tens of... more »
  • Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

    September 25, 2014 1:43 AM

    CIUDAD MIER, Mexico - Mexico has overcome 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and... more »
  • Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    September 12, 2014 4:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. The Associated Press analyzed figures from the Homeland Security Department and found the agency is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants... more »
  • Number of child immigrants at border declining

    September 3, 2014 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The number of immigrant children caught alone illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States is continuing to drop. Officials of the Customs and Border Protection agency, a part of the Homeland Security Department, say agents apprehended 3,129 unaccompanied child immigrants in August. In July, agents found... more »
  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

    September 3, 2014 1:43 AM

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Tropical Storm Dolly is moving ashore, soaking Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had suspended school classes and readied shelters. The U.S. Hurricane Center says Dolly is located about 25 miles south-southeast of Tampico late Tuesday. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph. and it... more »
  • Jindal goes to Mexico border for firsthand look

    August 4, 2014 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal visited Texas' border with Mexico to get a closer look at the nation's immigration crisis. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate is getting a helicopter view of the area Monday, taking a boat tour up the Rio Grande River and speaking... more »

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