Western United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24142/all en Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Man avoids jail time in $10 million caviar smuggling caper</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who evaded authorities for 23<br /> years on charges he unlawfully imported more than $10 million<br /> worth of caviar into the United States was spared jail time at<br /> his sentencing on Monday. Instead, a judge in U.S. District<br /> Court in Manhattan imposed a punishment of time already served<br /> on Isidoro "Mario" Garbarino, 69, who has been in custody since<br /> September 10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobcat Brookfield, Massachusetts Caviar CDATA Company Location Fauna of the United States Mundell Person Attributes Quotation Western United States XML Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:27 +0000 5731547 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-U.S. Border Patrol beefs up California coast enforcement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-us-border-patrol-beefs-california-coast-enforcement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects description of items seized in final paragraph to dive scooters, not mini-submarines)</p> <p>By Marty Graham</p> <p>SAN DIEGO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Border Patrol has assigned more agents to the Southern California coast following an increase in attempts to smuggle people and drugs into the United States by water, a Border Patrol official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-us-border-patrol-beefs-california-coast-enforcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Borders of the United States Geography of the United States Social Issues Western United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 04:45:19 +0000 5732474 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican teen shot 7 times in clash with U.S. border police -autopsy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/refile-mexican-teen-shot-back-clash-us-border-police-autopsy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PHOENIX, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A Mexican teenager killed when the U.S. Border Patrol opened fire on a group of rock throwers in Mexico last year was shot at least seven times from behind, an autopsy by Mexican authorities showed.</p> <p>Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was shot as agents fired into Nogales, Mexico, after responding to reports of drug trafficking on Oct 10.</p> <p>An attorney acting for the Elena Rodriguez family, Luis F. Parra, released a copy of the Mexican medical examiner's report on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/refile-mexican-teen-shot-back-clash-us-border-police-autopsy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States Social Issues United States Border Patrol Western United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 04:45:27 +0000 5749611 at http://www.globalpost.com US unveils Keystone pipeline environmental study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $7 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar-sands of Alberta and travels 875 miles (1,050 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed $7 billion pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:31:04 +0000 5771424 at http://www.globalpost.com US unveils Keystone pipeline environmental study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $7 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar-sands of Alberta in Canada and travels 875 miles (1,050 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:01:43 +0000 5771473 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: US unveils Keystone pipeline environmental study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/corrected-us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $5.3 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar sands of Alberta province in Canada and travels 875 miles (1,410 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/corrected-us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:30:24 +0000 5771498 at http://www.globalpost.com US suggests Keystone pipeline won't harm environment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-suggests-keystone-pipeline-wont-harm-environment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $5.3 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar-sands of Alberta in Canada and travels 875 miles (1,408 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-suggests-keystone-pipeline-wont-harm-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:15:20 +0000 5771522 at http://www.globalpost.com US-Mexico border an obstacle to immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/us-mexico-border-obstacle-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Immigration reform is one of President Barack Obama's priorities for his second term, and for a wide-reaching package to pass, lawmakers need to be convinced that the border with Mexico is secure.</p> <p>But that is no easy sell.</p> <p>Apprehensions of undocumented aliens at the frontier have dropped 50 percent since 2008, going to 365,000 people last year, which the Obama administration cites as evidence that border security measures work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/us-mexico-border-obstacle-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Geography of the United States Health Politics Southwestern United States Western United States AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 02:30:19 +0000 5771921 at http://www.globalpost.com Border residents want answers from U.S. officials over deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130317/border-residents-want-answers-us-officials-over-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tucson, Arizona, Mar 17 (EFE).- Frustration and indignation is what relatives and activists feel in the face of the lack of clarification surrounding several immigrants' deaths at the hands of the Border Patrol.</p> <p>"It's almost two years since the death of my son and nothing has happened, nobody can give me an answer," Guadalupe Guerrero told Efe.</p> <p>Guerrero is the mother of young Mexican-American Carlos Lamadrid, who was killed March 21, 2011, by a Border Patrol officer on the Arizona border with Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130317/border-residents-want-answers-us-officials-over-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Borders of the United States Geography of the United States Western United States Agencia EFE Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:01:31 +0000 5786224 at http://www.globalpost.com By land or by sea, tougher U.S. border tests illegal immigrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/land-or-sea-tougher-us-border-tests-illegal-immigrants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dave Graham</p> <p>TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican grandmother Lucia Angulo has entered the United States illegally so often over the past three decades that she has lost count of how many times border patrols caught her.</p> <p>But when she left San Diego to visit her dying mother in Mexico last April, she knew it would be harder than ever to return. Nearly a year later, she was still trying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/land-or-sea-tougher-us-border-tests-illegal-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States Law Lucia Angulo Social Issues Southwestern United States Western United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:45:11 +0000 5788419 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican manufacturing - from sweatshops to high-tech motors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/mexican-manufacturing-sweatshops-high-tech-motors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Krista Hughes</p> <p>SILAO, Mexico (Reuters) - Made in Mexico is increasingly more likely to mean cars than clothes as the country's manufacturing sector moves away from the low-skill, high-volume production lines of the past toward more sophisticated products.</p> <p>Times are tough for the assembly-for-export plants known as maquiladoras clustered along the U.S. border, a region that has lost economic muscle in the face of competition from China, successive U.S. recessions and drug war violence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/mexican-manufacturing-sweatshops-high-tech-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Political geography Social Issues States of Mexico Technology Western United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:30:25 +0000 5808031 at http://www.globalpost.com US-Mexico border wall forces risky detours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/us-mexico-border-wall-forces-risky-detours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A tall barrier separates two worlds. To the south, a crowded Mexican border town. To the north, beyond a heavily patrolled no-man's land, the lure of work and a better life in America.</p> <p>The 2.5 meter (eight-foot) tall metal barrier has dramatically reduced the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border in the busy San Diego area, in the far southwestern United States.</p> <p>Critics, however, say this has just forced the migrants to walk miles into the open desert to get around the wall, resulting in thousands of deaths.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/us-mexico-border-wall-forces-risky-detours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Mexico–United States border Social Issues Southwestern United States Western United States AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:31:10 +0000 5808945 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. country singer George Jones dead at 81 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/american-country-singer-george-jones-dead-at-81 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Bill Trott</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Jones, a classic country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died on Friday at age 81, his spokesman said.</p> <p>Jones, whose career spanned more than six decades and included hits such as "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Window Up Above," died at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, in Nashville.</p> <p>He had been hospitalized since April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure, spokesman Kirt Webster said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/american-country-singer-george-jones-dead-at-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Country music Culture of the Southern United States George Jones Human Interest Music Southern United States Western United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:15:28 +0000 5826068 at http://www.globalpost.com Ottawa pleased that U.S. won't impose new border fees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/ottawa-pleased-us-wont-impose-new-border-fees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Harper government breathed a sigh of relief Friday after a U.S. Senate committee rejected a proposal to collect fees at land border crossings.</p> <p>Saying the government was pleased that the idea had been quashed, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan warned that such fees would have a detrimental effect on both sides of the border.</p> <p>"A border fee like this would have been very damaging to both the American and Canadian economy," said Van Loan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/ottawa-pleased-us-wont-impose-new-border-fees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Borders of the United States Geography of the United States Western United States The Canadian Press Sun, 12 May 2013 11:46:13 +0000 5836093 at http://www.globalpost.com Fewer immigrants dying on Arizona border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130516/fewer-immigrants-dying-arizona-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tucson, Arizona, May 16 (EFE).- Deaths of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert are down 36 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol said.</p> <p>From Oct. 1 through May 1, 64 migrants died while trying to sneak across the border into the United States, down from 101 during the same period of fiscal 2012, according to official figures.</p> <p>"The deaths have gone down, but as temperatures begin to rise in the desert, the dangers increase," Andres Adame, spokesman for the Border Patrol Tucson Sector, told Efe.</p> <p>The most recent fatality was last Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130516/fewer-immigrants-dying-arizona-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States United States Western United States Agencia EFE Thu, 16 May 2013 23:00:04 +0000 5839805 at http://www.globalpost.com