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  • Hurricane Rina bound for Cancun, Mexico

    Hurricane Rina bound for Cancun, Mexico

    Hurricane Rina is now a Category 2 hurricane, and is forecast to reach Cancun, Mexico, Thursday. Coffee futures are up due to expected losses due to hurricane Rina in the region.

  • The other side of Mexico's drug war successes

    Latin America Monitor The other side of Mexico's drug war successes

    The government hailed a long list of recent arrests of drug lords and other criminals, but such events always seem to be paired with a setback or other negative development in the drug war.

  • Will recovering global economy thwart efforts to curb global warming?

    Will recovering global economy thwart efforts to curb global warming?

    A UN agency reports that as the global economy began to recover from the recession, carbon emissions surged to a new record, imperiling measures to contain global warming.

  • Easter Sunday: In Mexico, drug war changes travel plans

    Global News Blog Easter Sunday: In Mexico, drug war changes travel plans

    Easter Sunday's drop in travel reflects growing caution. Sales are down by 60 percent for a bus company operating in the state of Tamaulipas, where mass graves were recently found.

  • Spring break deals? Plentiful in Panama City, Fla.

    Spring break deals? Plentiful in Panama City, Fla.

    Spring break deals are popping in Panama City Beach, Fla. Airboat tours, limousine rides, and hot wings are some of the spring break deals available to students.

  • Golf star Lorena Ochoa swings strong in face of Mexico drug war

    Golf star Lorena Ochoa swings strong in face of Mexico drug war

    Lorena Ochoa teed off in her first PGA Tour event since retiring nearly a year ago, her star power lending a needed boost to sports events in violence-wracked Mexico.

  • Decapitated bodies in Acapulco spotlight drug war's toll on tourism

    Decapitated bodies in Acapulco spotlight drug war's toll on tourism

    Mexican tourists who still flock to Acapulco after foreigners have shunned the tourist destination due to drug-war violence may think twice after 15 decapitated bodies were found outside a shopping center Saturday.

  • Top 5 Google Labs projects

    Top 5 Google Labs projects

    In the 1990s, many people knew the Internet by a different name: AOL. America Online was the lens through which millions viewed the Web. At the time, there was little reason to look anywhere else. In 2011, Google has come perhaps the closest to once again luring people into a single vision of the Internet – from Google search and YouTube to Gmail and Android phones. To keep people in the Google way of life, the company constantly launches new services. In fact, Google has an official "20 percent" rule that asks every employee to spend "one day a week working on projects that aren't necessarily in our job descriptions." These extracurricular experiments live at GoogleLabs.com, a self-described "playground" where anyone can try out the almost-finished projects. Recent alumni include Google Maps, Alerts, and its SMS text message directory service. The current collection showcases 50-plus "bubbling test tubes." There's no guarantee that any will graduate to full Google status, but here are five projects that are worth donning a virtual lab coat to test for yourself.

  • Peanut gallery comments on the Cancun Climate Summit

    Green Economics Peanut gallery comments on the Cancun Climate Summit

    Comments illustrate the diversity of opinions on climate change.

  • Cancún climate change deal falls flat, Kyoto Protocol on life support

    Cancún climate change deal falls flat, Kyoto Protocol on life support

    Two weeks of Cancún climate change talks ended Saturday, with a vague deal to help poor countries deal with climate change and the original Kyoto Protocol all but dead.