In a speech today to the US Congress, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the new Arizona immigration law amounts to acceptance of racial profiling. He also called for an assault weapons ban.
05/20/2010 06:13 pm
Offshore drilling was banned for decades after a 1969 spill off the Santa Barbara coast. If the same happens after the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil prices could shoot through the roof.
05/19/2010 01:42 pm
The oil spill puts Louisiana's brown pelican at particular risk because it dives beneath the water's surface to forage.
05/19/2010 09:16 am
A gas tax would be a smart and fair way to plug Pennsylvania’s fiscal hole. But raising taxes appears to be outside the realm of rational discussion.
04/28/2010 01:19 pm
The UN Atlas of Endangered Languages lists 18 languages with only one remaining speaker. With about one language disappearing every two weeks, some of these have probably already died off.
04/27/2010 06:18 pm
Recent visits to Latin America by China's Hu Jintao and Russia'a Dmitry Medvedev underscore how sometime US rivals are competing for business and geopolitical influence in the US's backyard.
04/23/2010 02:26 pm
A compelling return to the unsolved mystery of the lost Roanoke colonists.
04/21/2010 05:48 pm
For the first time in three decades, the US and Brazil have a military agreement. Brazil is shopping for 36 new fighter jets, and the US is trying to counter growing Russian and Iranian influence in Latin America.
04/13/2010 10:17 am
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/01
Several Arab countries joined Japan in opposition to ban export of Atlantic bluefin tuna.
03/17/2010 05:42 pm