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February 2013 Archives

Jennifer Lopez’s Kohl’s Designer Line to Help Fund Fight Against Breast Cancer

Jennifer Lopez’s Kohl’s Designer Line to Help Fund Fight Against Breast Cancer

Kohl's Department Stores is offering a line of apparel, accessories and gifts designed by singer and actress Jennifer Lopez as part of the retailer's cause merchandise program to fund the battle against breast cancer. continue reading »

Mexico to Consider Lower Age of Criminal Prosecution Down to 16-Year-Old

Mexico to Consider Lower Age of Criminal Prosecution Down to 16-Year-Old

A Mexican state prosecutor wants Congress to consider making the age of criminal responsibility lower than 18 after authorities were required by law to release a 13-year-old boy who confessed to participating in nearly a dozen homicides. continue reading »

Senate Committee Approves Hagel for Defense Secretary

Senate Committee Approves Hagel for Defense Secretary

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as the country's new defense secretary. continue reading »

Python Challenge: 50 Captured Out of 100,000 Living in Everglades

Python Challenge: 50 Captured Out of 100,000 Living in Everglades

At least 50 snakes were captured in Florida's Python Challenge, part of an effort to control an invasive species that has been ravaging native wildlife in the Everglades. continue reading »

Police Narrow in on ex-LAPD Officer Suspected of Killing Cops

Police Narrow in on ex-LAPD Officer Suspected of Killing Cops

Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer being sought by police for murdering three people, opened fire Tuesday on sheriff's deputies pursuing him near Big Bear Lake, California, wounding two of them, media outlets said. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Four Dead After Carnival Float Hit Power Line

BRAZIL: Four Dead After Carnival Float Hit Power Line

At least four people died and six were injured in the wee hours Tuesday when a Carnival float caught fire during a samba school parade in the Brazilian city of Santos, paramedics said. continue reading »

Demi Lovato Releases Cover Art for Single “Heart Attack”

Demi Lovato Releases Cover Art for Single “Heart Attack”

Singer/actress/judge Demi Lovato released the cover art and trailer for her new single "Heart Attack" and the singer also opens up about what her new album means to her. continue reading »

Mexican President Peña Nieto Presents Wide Reaching Crime-Prevention Plan

Mexican President Peña Nieto Presents Wide Reaching Crime-Prevention Plan

President Enrique Peña Nieto launched Tuesday a national plan to address both the effects and the root causes of the gangland violence blamed for 70,000 deaths in Mexico over the past six years. continue reading »

Immigrant Stopped by NC Sheriff Under Investigation for Racial Profiling Will Not Be Deported

Immigrant Stopped by NC Sheriff Under Investigation for Racial Profiling Will Not Be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suspended Tuesday the deportation of an undocumented immigrant who came to ICE's attention after a traffic stop by a North Carolina sheriff's department that is under investigation for racial profiling. continue reading »

Juanes Hosts Intimate Concert to Celebrate Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album”

Juanes Hosts Intimate Concert to Celebrate Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album”

Colombian singer Juanes celebrated his Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album with an intimate concert in Los Angeles, where he told reporters that he intends to include songs in English on his next album. continue reading »

Republican Party Rolls Out New Spanish Twitter Feed

Republican Party Rolls Out New Spanish Twitter Feed

The Republican Party rolled out a new Spanish-language Twitter feed on Tuesday, hours before President Barack Obama was set to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. continue reading »

Colombian Military Kill 3 FARC Guerillas, Capture Four Others in Gun Battle

Colombian Military Kill 3 FARC Guerillas, Capture Four Others in Gun Battle

Colombian troops killed three FARC rebels and captured four others during operations in the province of Caqueta, the army said, while Bogota daily El Tiempo reported that a guerrilla attack in Guaviare province left two dead and 25 injured. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Gets 7 Years in Prison for Bringing Loaded Gun to Subway

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Gets 7 Years in Prison for Bringing Loaded Gun to Subway

A man in New York was handed a 7 years jail sentence after jumping a subway barrier, but it wasn’t just his failure to pay that landed him behind bars. Last year, Ruben Sanabria, continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Meet with Latin American Leaders

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Meet with Latin American Leaders

Spain's King Juan Carlos met on Tuesday with a former Chilean president, Mexico's erstwhile top diplomat and the head of the Ibero-American Summit organization to discuss ways to make the annual gatherings more effective. continue reading »

No Gas Exploration in Peru’s Ecologically Diverse Manu National Park

No Gas Exploration in Peru’s Ecologically Diverse Manu National Park

Argentina's Pluspetrol denied that it planned to explore for natural gas in Peru's Manu National Park, an ecologically diverse area located between the southern regions of Cuzco and Madre de Dios. continue reading »