Exceptional drought conditions spread across nearly 12% of the United States last month, a record number that shows the widespread impact of the dry weather conditions, according to a report released Monday.
Tropical Storm Don came ashore Friday evening, bringing a belt of much-needed rain but not enough to slake the thirst of parched Texas counties farther inland and not enough to carry much of a threat, officials said.
The University of Texas at Brownsville was on alert Monday, as students, faculty, and staff return to campus, just days after gunfire along the U.S.- Mexican border cancelled classes, according to campus police.
A leader of the Gulf drug cartel -- Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as "Tony the Storm" -- died during a clash with security forces in the border city of Matamoros, Alejandro Poire, security spokesman for the Mexican government, said Friday.
Eulalia Garcia Maturey has outlived two husbands, her two children and decades of bygone immigration laws. At 101, Maturey will become a U.S. citizen on the 101st anniversary of her crossing into the United States from Mexico.
The case of the New Mexico hotelier who required Latino employees to adopt English names and avoid speaking Spanish at work reminds us of the need for balance as we grapple with cultural evolution in America.
I was walking home from the library carrying nine books. That's the way my memory sees it. I can't know for sure if it was exactly nine books. Maybe I picture nine books because I was nine years old. I'm certain that I was nine years old, because I'm sure of the date -- June 9, 1943. There were a lot of books under my arm on that summer day because I loved books. I wonder what happened to those nine books ...
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- It is half past seven on a cold Tuesday night in March, and Koreen Thomas is walking quickly because she knows what happens after dark in the Brownsville housing projects. "You learn early not to be outside after certain hours," she said. "It's not the safest place to raise children."
A 49-year-old woman collapsed and died on the floor of a waiting room at a Brooklyn psychiatric hospital and lay there for more than an hour as employees ignored her, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union, which on Tuesday released surveillance camera video of the incident.
There's school, homework to be done, hair to be washed and braided, playdates to honor, birthday parties to attend. Ballet and gymnastics and track. Hardly a minute of my family's time goes unscheduled, and when we do get a breather, we often spend it planning the next activities.