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Marijuana bundle drops from sky, slams into family’s carport

Maya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Nation & World

Fewer babies being born in U.S. illegally

A new report says the number of babies born to women in the United States illegally is falling.Such births accounted for 8 percent of total U.S. births in 2013, according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.The issue has been in the spotlight in recent months,...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Nation & World

Man extradited from Mexico to be arraigned for Bellevue rape

BELLEVUE — Bellevue police say a 32-year-old man who fled to Mexico to avoid facing child rape charges has been extradited from Mexico. Victor Cerda is to be arraigned Tuesday in King County Superior Court.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Northwest

India, China outpace Mexico on U.S. immigration

DALLAS — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas...

Date: 08/30/2015 | Nation & World

U.S. eases ban on exports of crude oil

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The Obama administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports that has drawn consternation from Republicans and energy producers.Mexico's state-run oil company Petroleos...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Business Wire

Texas denies birth certificates to U.S.-born children

McALLEN, Texas — Hiram Ramirez didn’t expect problems when she went to get a birth certificate for her newborn daughter, Dulce.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

Files released from Washington police shooting probe

SPOKANE — Authorities have released the first batch of information from an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant by police in the eastern Washington.The data released Wednesday afternoon includes video as well as audio files from witnesses and others.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Northwest

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

MEXICO CITY — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother’s arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World

Russian rocket with Boeing satellite burns up after launch

KIEV, Ukraine — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures.

Date: 05/16/2015 | Business Wire

Friar who evangelized California to be a saint

VATICAN CITY — Friar Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan who brought Christianity to California and is accused by Native American groups of colonial crimes, will be made a saint, the Vatican said Wednesday.The decision was taken by Pope Francis in a Tuesday...

Date: 05/07/2015 | Nation & World

Let trade talks move forward

Let's start with why this is important. In Washington state, 4 in 10 jobs are tied, directly or indirectly, to trade, according to the Washington Council on International Trade. And the value of goods and...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Editorials

Auto industry booms in Mexico

Investment in the Mexican auto industry is soaring as automakers take advantage of low labor costs, an increasingly sophisticated workforce and free trade agreements.Ford Motor Co. said Friday it will spend $2.5 billion to build and expand engine and transmission factories...

Date: 04/18/2015 | Business Wire

Toyota to invest $1 billion in Mexico

DETROIT — Toyota said Wednesday it plans to spend $1 billion to build a new plant in Guanajuato in central Mexico where it will make its next-generation Corolla — a move that underscores the automotive industry’s move to invest heavily in Mexico to build new auto plants in recent years.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Business Wire

Mexican mayor says he only stole ‘a little’

MEXICO CITY — From the you-can’t-make-this-up department: Hilario Ramirez Villanueva came to many people’s attention last June, when the then-retired mayor said, sure, he had stolen from the government treasury while in office, but only “poquito” — a little bit.

Date: 03/21/2015 | Nation & World

Body of man shot by Pasco police flown to Mexico, buried

SPOKANE — The body of a Mexican man shot dead by police last month has been flown to Mexico and buried in the man’s home village, the Mexican Consulate in Seattle said Friday.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Northwest

A trade deal that works for all

The trick in negotiating a trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations is in securing the economic benefits of opening up trade with those countries while at the same time not weakening the environmental, labor and other laws we depend upon at home.Negotiations...

Date: 02/19/2015 | Editorials

With China, GOP on board, Obama’s big trade pact looks set

Strange bedfellows of 2015: As the Obama administration pushes toward a major new trade agreement in Asia this spring, it is developing two unlikely allies — Chinese officials abroad, who are signaling that they want in, and Republicans in Congress, who appear willing to support...

Date: 02/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Balloon pilots land after 7,000-mile trip

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.

Date: 01/31/2015 | Nation & World

Meth drone crashes in Tijuana parking lot

MEXICO CITY — Police in a Mexican border city said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot.

Date: 01/21/2015 | Nation & World

On the trail (maybe) of Al Capone in Baja California

TIJUANA, Mexico — Many argue that the Golden Age of Tijuana was during Prohibition, when the city was mythologized as the premiere playground for the rich and thirsty. Hollywood stars with a taste for betting and boozing made it a favorite getaway, and the city came to represent the shadowy side of...

Date: 01/10/2015 | Life

Mexican sets self on fire during protest

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — A young farmer in southern Mexico has set himself on fire outside the Chiapas state legislature building to demand the release of his father, an indigenous leader who was arrested last year on charges stemming from a series of demonstrations in 2011 that...

Date: 12/06/2014 | Nation & World

Oil plunge a threat, boon to global economies

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

Date: 11/30/2014 | Nation & World

Mexico summons Uruguay’s ambassador over ‘failed state’ comment

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has summoned Uruguay’s ambassador for talks after the South American country’s president described Mexico as a kind of “failed state” in a magazine interview.

Date: 11/23/2014 | Nation & World

Winners, losers under immigration plan

SAN DIEGO — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.Among those breathing easier: a Mexican woman in Birmingham, Alabama, who barely missed qualifying for a reprieve...

Date: 11/23/2014 | Nation & World

Winners, losers under new immigration plan

SAN DIEGO — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.

Date: 11/22/2014 | Nation & World

Text of President Obama's immigration address

Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House:My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration.

Date: 11/20/2014 | Nation & World

U.S. doctors remove boy's massive tumor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday.

Date: 11/19/2014 | Nation & World

California sets rules for illegal immigrant licenses

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Mexican immigrants in the country illegally will need one form of valid identification from their country to apply for a California driver's license while other immigrants will need at least two, state officials said Friday.

Date: 11/07/2014 | Nation & World

Delivering hope

Viewpoints: Doctor in Tanzania has seen success of vaccination

Date: 11/02/2014 | Commentary

Ancient Mexican tunnel yields treasures

MEXICO CITY — A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday.Project leader...

Date: 10/30/2014 | Nation & World

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