Southern United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28939/all en California's Hispanic population projected to outnumber white in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014 <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 Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - California's Hispanic population will equal that of whites this year before becoming the state's largest demographic group in 2014 for the first time since statehood in 1850, a government report showed on Thursday.</p> <p>That change in the most populous U.S. state will make it the third where whites do not comprise a plurality of the population, after New Mexico and Hawaii.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Politics Social Issues Southern United States West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742500 at http://www.globalpost.com Crabby US senators pay off Super Bowl wager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/crabby-us-senators-pay-super-bowl-wager <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>US Senator Dianne Feinstein may have started a cross-country food feud with lawmakers from crab-crazed Maryland on Thursday when she honored a Super Bowl bet with "real crab" from her native California.</p> <p>Feinstein and fellow Democratic California Senator Barbara Boxer paid their friendly wager with a feast of Dungeness crab, Napa Valley wine, sourdough bread and some California cheeses after their San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's American football championship game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/crabby-us-senators-pay-super-bowl-wager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maryland Southern United States United States Senate AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749470 at http://www.globalpost.com As US budget cuts looms, capital city grows restless http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/us-budget-cuts-looms-capital-city-grows-restless <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 question facing Americans no longer seems to be when or whether the budget ax will fall, but how hard. And in the US capital region, the impact of looming spending cuts will be deepest of all.</p> <p>"They're worried about it, waiting to see what happens," said Douglas Thomas, who shines shoes in the Ronald Reagan Building that houses government and private sector offices a few blocks from the White House.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/us-budget-cuts-looms-capital-city-grows-restless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Law Politics Southern United States States of the United States Technology United States AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:46:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764649 at http://www.globalpost.com As US budget cuts loom, capital city grows restless http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/us-budget-cuts-loom-capital-city-grows-restless <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 question facing Americans no longer seems to be when or whether the budget ax will fall, but how hard. And in the US capital region, the impact of looming spending cuts will be deepest of all.</p> <p>"They're worried about it, waiting to see what happens," said Douglas Thomas, who shines shoes in the Ronald Reagan Building that houses government and private sector offices a few blocks from the White House.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/us-budget-cuts-loom-capital-city-grows-restless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Law Politics Southern United States States of the United States Technology United States AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764684 at http://www.globalpost.com North Carolina farmers wary of E-Verify mandate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/north-carolina-farmers-wary-e-verify-mandate <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>Charlotte, North Carolina, Mar 1 (EFE).- Many farms in North Carolina would have to close down if use of the federal E-Verify program becomes obligatory before Congress has passed comprehensive immigration reform.</p> <p>"Our greatest concern is that we won't have farm workers," North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten told Efe on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/north-carolina-farmers-wary-e-verify-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Illegal immigration to the United States Immigration to the United States Labor Law Southern United States Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:18:47 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772494 at http://www.globalpost.com Immigrants caravan to end at Miami's Calle 8 Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/immigrants-caravan-end-at-miamis-calle-8-festival <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>Miami, Mar 10 (EFE).- The caravan that for the past 10 days has traveled around Florida calling for the approval of immigration reform arrives on Sunday in Miami, where its participants will join in celebrating the traditional Calle 8 Festival in Little Havana.</p> <p>"Nothing can be more powerful than to join our voices for immigration reform at a festival that celebrates our culture and immigrant pride," Florida Immigrant Coalition executive director Maria Rodriguez said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/immigrants-caravan-end-at-miamis-calle-8-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Confederate States of America Little Havana Southern United States Agencia EFE Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:45:56 +0000 Agencia EFE 5779157 at http://www.globalpost.com Actress Ashley Judd opts not to enter Kentucky Senate race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/actress-ashley-judd-opts-not-enter-kentucky-senate-race <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 Steve Holland</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Actress Ashley Judd's next role will not be as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.</p> <p>Judd said on Wednesday she has decided not to run in 2014 to try to unseat Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, after considering such a candidacy for months.</p> <p>"After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities &amp; energy at this time need to be focused on my family," she wrote on Twitter.</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/130327/actress-ashley-judd-opts-not-enter-kentucky-senate-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Kentucky Social Issues Southern United States United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5795756 at http://www.globalpost.com Two killed in bus crash in Texas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/two-killed-bus-crash-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> At least two people were killed and many others injured when a charter bus carrying elderly people crashed Thursday in the U.S. state of Texas, APA reports quoting U.S. media.</p><P>The bus were transporting the elderly people to a casino in Oklahoma when it swerved off the northbound lanes of President George Bush Turnpike near Dallas, Texas, hit a concrete barrier and flipped, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.</p><P>Media reports gave different accounts of people aboard the bus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/two-killed-bus-crash-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Choctaw Oklahoma Southern United States Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:03:43 +0000 Asianet 5813847 at http://www.globalpost.com Replica of ancient Spanish galleon arrives in Miami http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130415/replica-ancient-spanish-galleon-arrives-miami <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>Miami, Apr 15 (EFE).- The replica of a 16th century galleon that sails the world's seas spreading the story of Spanish navigation, arrived Monday in Miami for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's discovery of Florida.</p> <p>The ship sailed to Miami from Puerto Rico, where it was visited by 10,500 people since it opened to the public in early March at the Port of San Juan.</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/130415/replica-ancient-spanish-galleon-arrives-miami" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galleon Military history of Spain Southern United States Agencia EFE Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:46:54 +0000 Agencia EFE 5816891 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 Thomson Reuters 5826068 at http://www.globalpost.com Big growth is likely in store for Georgia's film industry, with plans of major studio projects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/big-growth-likely-store-georgias-film-industry-plans-major-s <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>ATLANTA - A few years ago, Georgia was locked in a bidding war with North Carolina over the Disney movie, "The Last Song," starring Miley Cyrus.</p> <p>Both states wanted the movie to film in their state, and North Carolina was close to sealing the deal with an attractive tax incentive package. But Georgia snapped up the production, largely because it had recently expanded its own tax credit for films.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/big-growth-likely-store-georgias-film-industry-plans-major-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Film Geography of Georgia Human Interest Labor Law Southern United States Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:45:10 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827633 at http://www.globalpost.com Business leads Spain's 2nd landing in Florida http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130503/business-leads-spains-2nd-landing-florida <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>Miami, May 3 (EFE).- Some of Spain's best-known brands were on display Friday in Miami as Florida continued to mark the 500th anniversary of its discovery by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon.</p> <p>"We are noting a spectacular increase of the Spanish business presence in Miami and that is good: We have always said that the Spanish company has to become international," Spain's secretary of state for trade, Jaime Garcia-Legaz, told Efe.</p> <p>The secretary traveled to Miami to show official support for Spanish firms in the United States.</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/130503/business-leads-spains-2nd-landing-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Confederate States of America EFE Southern United States Technology Agencia EFE Fri, 03 May 2013 23:30:04 +0000 Agencia EFE 5830757 at http://www.globalpost.com Minnesota Twins - TeamReport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/tennessee-titans-playerwatch <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>MLB Team Report - Minnesota Twins - INSIDE PITCH</p> <p>In baseball, fans pay more attention to players not on the roster than in any professional sport. In football, for instance, no one matters unless they are on the game-day roster and actually dressing for a game. But in baseball, keen observers want to know what's going on down on the farm.</p> <p>And for Twins fans, they especially want to keep track of Miguel Sano.</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/130507/tennessee-titans-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Major League Baseball Draft Miguel Sano Southern United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 16:43:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5832888 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennessee Titans - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/tennessee-titans-playerwatch-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>WR Lavelle Hawkins had his contract terminated by Tennessee.</p> <p>DB Suaesi Tuimaunei was waived by Tennessee.</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> Southern United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 16:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5832895 at http://www.globalpost.com Exhibit presents myths and reality of Spanish Florida http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130530/exhibit-presents-myths-and-reality-spanish-florida <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>Miami, May 30 (EFE).- The miniature versions of the San Marcos fort and an Apalachee Indian village as well as the recreation of the myth of the Fountain of Youth are available to the public in the "Imagining La Florida" exhibit, which offers an "exciting tour" of the Spanish colonial period, curator J. Michael Francis said.</p> <p>The exhibit interactively and pleasantly illustrates the first two centuries in the history of Florida starting with its discovery by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513, Francis, a professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, told Efe on Thursday.</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/130530/exhibit-presents-myths-and-reality-spanish-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Confederate States of America Southern United States Spanish colonization of the Americas Agencia EFE Fri, 31 May 2013 01:00:15 +0000 Agencia EFE 5849149 at http://www.globalpost.com