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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Penelope Cruz to be Presenter at Oscars

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will be one of the presenters during the Feb. 26 Oscar awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. continue reading »

For Murdering 9-Year-Old Neighbor, Alyssa Bustamante is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Wednesday, 18-year-old Alyssa Bustamante of Missouri was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for savagely killing her 9-year-old neighbor, because she wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone. continue reading »

330 lb Pet Crocodile Eating 5 Chickens a Day Gets New Home in Mexico

A 150-kilo (330-pound) pet crocodile was seized by authorities from the yard of a house in Tlaquepaque, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Meth Mom Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter After Baby Dies From Drug-Filled Breast Milk

In 2010, a California mother was accused of causing the death of her weeks-old son by way of breastfeeding him though she was using methamphetamine. On Nov. 21, 2010, 6-week-old Michael Acosta III died as a result of continue reading »

Alabama Immigration Law Keeping Undocumented Parents From Receiving Food Stamps for Children

Under Alabama’s harsh new immigration law, children of low-income undocumented immigrants are going hungry, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. continue reading »

Boa Hanging On a Fence in Downtown Lima, Peru Frightens Pedestrians (VIDEO)

A boa appeared in the “Rayito del Sol” beltway near the capital of Lima, which caused a great scare to many of the pedestrians passing by the busy street. continue reading »

Will Smith Posts Photos of Him, Son Jaden Filming ‘After Earth’ in Costa Rica

This week marked the start of filming for “After Earth” in Costa Rica. Just ahead of filming, star Will Smith began posting photos of him and his son, Jaden, around the beautiful country. continue reading »

Political Rally in Mexico Leaves 700 with Food Poisoning

At least 700 Indians were affected by food poisoning after eating rice with eggs at a political rally in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, health officials said. continue reading »

‘Jersey Shore’s’ Snooki Says She’s Bisexual, She and JWoww Out Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

While speaking with the Huffington Post “Jersey Shore” stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley opened up about their gay following, sexuality and of course other members of their hit MTV show. continue reading »

Are You Eligible to Work in U.S?  Take New Self-Check E-Verify Test Here

USCIS announced today that Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status continue reading »

War-Torn Guatemalan Family Reunited After 25 yrs

A Maya family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with the help of the International Red Cross, brought Antonio Morales Bartolome together with his parents and daughter, from whom he and his wife were separated in 1987. continue reading »

Hispanic Teen Births Remain 2-3 Times Higher Than Other Ethnic Groups

Even with dramatic reductions in pregnancy, birth and abortion rates among all racial and ethnic groups, disparities between black, white and Hispanic teens persist. continue reading »

Obama Campaign Returning Donations Tied to Mexican Fugitive

President Barack Obama’s re-election team will be returning more than $200,000 in donations collected by brothers of a Mexican casino owner seeking a pardon after fleeing the United States from drug and fraud charges. continue reading »

Brazil Demands Suspension of Twitter Accounts Warning of “Blitzes”

The Federal Attorney’s Office of Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Twitter Inc. demanding that the state of Goias block all Twitter accounts that warn of traffic control points, also known as ‘blitzes.’ continue reading »

Who Gets Sunken Spanish Gold - Supreme Court May Decide - $500 Million in Gold Coins at Stake

The U.S. Supreme Court's agreement to consider a motion seeking an injunction against a judicial order compelling a Florida company to hand over to Spain $500 million in gold and silver coins salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic in May 2007 will not "paralyze" the handover process, Madrid's attorney said Wednesday. continue reading »