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New Mexico court upholds $165M damage awards in FedEx crash

May. 19, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday upheld $165 million of jury awards against FedEx in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from a deadly crash involving a Texas family and a contract driver for the delivery company. The 2011 crash on Interstate 10 west of...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

US quietly expands asylum limits while preparing to end them

May. 04, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday. The...

Review: Liam Neeson kills down 'Memory' lane

Apr. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

“Memory" is an interesting title for the latest Liam Neeson thriller. Do you remember the last Liam Neeson thriller? Or the one before that? Who was it that got took in that one? It began getting hard to tell these films from one another years ago, and yet they've kept coming. “Key & Peele"...

Pastor-led shelters bring schooling options to migrant kids

Apr. 25, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — His completed geometry exercise in hand and a smile lighting up his eyes above his face mask, Victor Rodas rushed to the teacher as other students were still drawing. “I’m winning the race!” the 12-year-old exclaimed. “I’m already done,...

Prayer, worship lift unaccompanied migrant teens in shelters

Apr. 16, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — On all but three Sunday afternoons since last Easter, Bob Guerra — a Catholic deacon — has carefully packed his favorite crucifix, a Spanish-language Bible, hundreds of Communion wafers secured in Ziploc bags and other liturgical items into a plastic storage box. ...

Texas moves to ease border gridlock over 'sense of urgency'

Apr. 14, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The logjam of trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began breaking Thursday after nearly a week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eased off his latest dramatic action over immigration that has gridlocked some of the world's busiest trade ports and taken a mounting economic toll. ...

Mexican woman dies entangled crossing Arizona border wall

Apr. 14, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of death this week of a Mexican woman whose leg was entrapped while using a climbing harness and ended up hanging upside down off the border wall in eastern Arizona. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials offered few...

Agency: New Mexico pot legalization doesn't change US law

Apr. 05, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says agents at checkpoints in New Mexico will continue to enforce a federal law making possession of marijuana illegal even though the state has legalized recreational marijuana. Carlos Rivera, a spokesman for the agency's El Paso...

NC native went from Army deployments to winning ‘Chopped’

Apr. 03, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — It was in Okinawa, Japan, where Chris Dodson saw a documentary about Bobby Flay and decided he wanted to be a chef. Dodson, 36, had always loved to cook, a passion he credited his mother, Roslyn, for instilling in him. Roslyn Dodson served as a cook in the...