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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Rick Santorum Takes Lead in New Nationwide Poll for First Time

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum for the first time took the national lead in voter preference in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a Public Policy survey indicated Saturday. continue reading »

2011 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Benefits Working Families With Up to $5,751 in Tax Refunds

As the largest anti-poverty programs for working families, EITC brings an estimated $2 billion in refunds to qualified taxpayers nationwide, helping to subsidize family income and further drive the local economy continue reading »

Handover of Recovered Sunken Treasure to Spain Moves One Step Closer

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued on Friday a mandate obliging 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. The Atlanta-based appellate panel sent a notification of the mandate to the district court in Tampa that originally heard the case pitting the Spanish government against Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. continue reading »

Protest the Grammys! Reinstate the Musical Categories now! Music Rights is Our Fight!  NILP ALERT

Insiders at the Recording Academy quietly eliminated 31 categories of awards from the Grammys this year, at least 15 of them which are received predominantly by people of color. continue reading »

Plane Crash in Peru Kills Two Air Force Officers

Two Peruvian air force officers died Friday when their small aircraft crashed at a base in Pisco province, north of Lima, the military said. The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m., the police chief in the continue reading »

How N. Carolina Latinos Survive Without Driver’s Licenses

Delivery and shuttle services offered by supermarkets, restaurants and individuals in this North Carolina metropolis have become a solution for Hispanics without driver's licenses, who avoid driving to keep from being deported continue reading »

‘Cause I’ve Never Shot Anybody in My Life. I Mean, Shooting a Police Officer? My Father Was a Cop.’

Dateline” Profiles Jon-Adrian Velazquez, Incarcerated at Sing Sing for 2nd Degree Murder Airs Sunday, February 12 at 7p/6c Luke Russert tells the story of Jon-Adrian Velazquez, convicted of murdering a retired NYPD officer back in 1997. An investigation that the “Dateline” team has been working on for 10 years, Russert interviews Velazquez, his mother, former girlfriend, sons, eyewitnesses and attorneys. continue reading »

JLo Smacks Marc Anthony on Camera   ( VIDEO)

Despite being exes, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are working together on their new reality show Q'Viva! The Chosen. But, that doesn't mean they always get along great. When the former couple stopped continue reading »

51 Now Confirmed Dead in Dominican Shipwreck

Another four bodies have been recovered following last weekend's sinking of a small boat carrying people trying to migrate illegally from the Dominican Republic to the Puerto Rico, lifting the death toll to 51, officials said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Beats Pregnant 18-Year-Old Girlfriend With Help from His Friends

Three men have been arrested in connection to the kidnapping and assault of a pregnant 18-year-old police say they held for 9 days. Police in Ceres, Calif. say that on Jan. 27, the pregnant victim’s continue reading »

Texas Rancher Arrested for Ties to Mexican Narcos

State and federal authorities arrested a Mexican-born, Texas-based rancher for links to powerful drug cartels, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a criminal complaint. continue reading »

Brazilian Model’s Massive Breasts Save Her Life When Car Crashes into Tree

A Brazilian model is crediting her enormous breasts with saving her life over the weekend. Model, actress, and former record holder, Sheyla Hershey very well could have died after she lost control continue reading »

Check Out Rodrigo Palacio’s Impressive Goal Against Lazio, Scored on his 30th Birthday (VIDEO)

Though many claim it was unlikely that Rodrigo Palacio planned to score a goal with his backwards flick, he did, and on his 30th birthday no less! The Argentine player for Genoa CFC continue reading »

Danny Trejo Likely to Reprise Role of Hacking-Hero in Sequel ‘Machete Kills’

Famed director Robert Rodriguez looks to be getting ready to shoot the sequel to 2009’s Machete, which starred David Trejo in the title role. continue reading »

Rio Police and Firefighters Go on Strike Week before Carnival

Police and firefighters in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro went on strike Friday, just a week before the official start of Carnival and despite authorities' agreeing to a pay raise. continue reading »