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  • Report: Fewer Mexicans Coming to US, More Returning Home

    Report: Fewer Mexicans Coming to US, More Returning Home

    (WASHINGTON) — A report by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals that the influx of Mexicans into the U.S. that began during the 1970s has slowed down to a trickle over the past five years for various reasons, including the American economic downturn and tougher enforcement of the border. There are currently 11.2 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S., the majority of them Mexican.  In 2007, it was estimated that seven million Mexicans were undocumented aliens.  Last year, that number fell to 6.1 million. Mexicans living in the U.S. legally has only climbed slightly from 5.6 million in 2007 to […]

  • Missing Tucson Girl’s Family Will ‘Never Give Up Finding Her

    Missing Tucson Girl’s Family Will ‘Never Give Up Finding Her

    (TUCSON, Ariz.) — Relatives of Isabel Mercedes Celis, a 6-year-old girl who went missing from her Tucson, Ariz., bedroom over the weekend, say they will “never give up” in their efforts to track her down. “We appreciate everyone’s interest in finding our daughter, Isabel, and thank all the volunteers who have come out to search for her,” the family said in a statement read by the Tucson Police Department. “We are cooperating fully with authorities and are focused only on her safe return,” the statement said.  “We appreciate all your energy and efforts and continue to need the community’s help.  […]

  • Rahm Emanuel Welcomes Nobel Peace Prize Winners to Chicago

    Rahm Emanuel Welcomes Nobel Peace Prize Winners to Chicago

    (CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed Nobel Peace Prize winners including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Jimmy Carter to Chicago Monday for the start of the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. This is the first time the summit has been held in North America. “I’m proud that we’re having it here in Chicago, because Chicago has more Nobel Laureates than any other city in America,” Emanuel said in an interview with ABC News.  Twenty-one Nobel Peace Prize winners are expected to participate in the three-day event. The mayor started the day with Gorbachev and actor-activist […]

  • Sanford Police Chief Resigns; George Zimmerman Back in Hiding

    Sanford Police Chief Resigns; George Zimmerman Back in Hiding

    (SANFORD, Fla.) — Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee offered his resignation Monday, but the city council refused to accept it. Lee temporarily withdrew as chief last month in the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin’s family released a statement seeming to object to the city council’s action. “Sanford residents deserve quality leadership in law enforcement who will handle investigations fairly for all people,” the family said. “If Chief Bill Lee recognized that his resignation would help start the healing process in Sanford, city leadership should have accepted it in an effort to move the city forward.” […]

  • Secret Service Scandal: Soldier Is Latest Military Member Under Investigation

    Secret Service Scandal: Soldier Is Latest Military Member Under Investigation

    (WASHINGTON) — The 12th military service member under investigation for links to the the prostitution scandal in Colombia is an Army soldier working for the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Defense Department officials confirm to ABC News. The agency is staffed by military members who provide technical and communications support at the White House as well as on domestic and international presidential trips. “A military service member attached to the White House Communications Agency is under investigation related to the incident in Cartagena,” a Defense official said. “The individual has been relieved of his duties pending the outcome of the […]

  • Steven Powell Challenges Child Porn Evidence

    Steven Powell Challenges Child Porn Evidence

    (SEATTLE) — The father-in-law of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell could be released from jail this week if a Washington judge throws out his charges of voyeurism and child pornography. Steven Powell, 67, was arrested in 2011 after police found thousands of images of naked young girls and women, including his daughter-in-law, while searching the home he shared with his son, Josh Powell. The police were searching the home for clues in the case of Susan Powell’s 2009 disappearance, in which Josh Powell was the only person of interest. Investigators told the judge who signed the search warrant that […]

  • Search for Missing Tucson Girl Isabel Celis Checks Nearby Homes

    Search for Missing Tucson Girl Isabel Celis Checks Nearby Homes

    (TUCSON, Ariz.) — Tucson police searched a number of residences Monday close to where 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis has disappeared, including one home on the same street as the girl’s house. The search for the missing girl entered day three Monday with investigators combing a nearby landfill, canvassing the neighborhood, interviewing residents, and examining evidence that FBI search dogs “hit” in the Celis family home. Celis was reported missing by her father around 8 a.m. Saturday after Celis’ mother had left for work and her father went to wake her up. The child was not in her room, and a […]