Gov. Jan Brewer (R) of Arizona will miss a chance to soothe tensions over last year's conference, which her Mexican counterparts boycotted in protest of her signing a tough immigration law.
A poignantly dark comedy follows a 1970s Californian businessman who takes wing as a fledgling smuggler.
A study by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows that the Baja earthquake in April acted in unexpected ways. It also could set off another major quake in three to 30 years.
Carnival Splendor arrived at a San Diego dock Thursday. Passengers began to leave the Carnival Splendor after being towed back to the southern California port, following an engine room fire that disabled the cruise ship.
Carnival Splendor, without propulsion or primary electricity since an engine fire Monday morning, is being dragged towards San Diego bay by six tug boats.
Carnival Splendor cruise ship engine was disabled by a fire early Monday morning. Almost 4,500 passengers and crew are aboard the Carnival Splendor, adrift off the coast of western Mexico, south of San Diego.