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Gun and bomb attack on hotel in Mexican border town wounds 10updated: Fri May 25 2012 06:53:00

Eight state police officers and two civilians were wounded after gunmen opened fire on a hotel in the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo, luring the police from their barracks before setting off a car bomb, the local authorities said Thursday.

3 men with military ties arrested in murder-for-hire sting, DEA saysupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 16:27:00

It would have been one of the most audacious plots between a Mexican drug cartel and American conspirators: a murder-for-hire in South Texas.

Drug violence victims go unidentified in Mexicoupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 20:28:00

More than 48 hours after two mangled bodies appeared hanging by ropes from a pedestrian bridge in a Mexican border city, authorities had yet to identify the victims.

Texas warns of travel to Mexican border town for the Fourthupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 12:55:00

Texas authorities are urging residents not to cross into the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo during the Fourth of July weekend because of intelligence that a Mexican drug cartel plans to target U.S. citizens.

Funeral for slain ICE agent set for Tuesdayupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 12:14:00

A rosary service and funeral were scheduled this week for Jaime Zapata, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was killed in Mexico last week.

ICE agents shot in Mexicoupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 12:14:00

Two ICE agents were shot, one was killed, and the other wounded. It's unknown who is responsible. Jeanne Meserve reports.

Alleged iguana meat seized at Texas-Mexico borderupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 16:44:00

Two ingredients were missing this weekend when a mix probably meant for tamales was seized at the Texas-Mexico border: Corn husks and a permit to import iguana meat.

Book aims to 'make victims visible' in Mexico's drug warupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 16:02:00

Headlines heralding violent news of Mexico's drug war splash across the front pages of the country's newspapers. Government tallies list more than 34,600 deaths since President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on cartels in December 2006.

Boeing resumes testing of Dreamlinerupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 21:44:00

Boeing resumed test flights of its 787 Dreamliner on Thursday, six weeks after a fire onboard one of the planes caused a power failure during a test flight.

Accused Mexican drug kingpin to be extradited to U.S.updated: Sat Nov 20 2010 19:42:00

Alleged cartel boss Edgar Valdez Villarreal -- alias "La Barbie" -- will be extradited to his native United States from Mexico, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office in Mexico City said Saturday.

Heroin worth $12.7 million seized at Texas border crossingupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 00:28:00

Custom officials have seized $12.7 million in heroin at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas -- the largest such seizure in the history of the port, they said.

Police: American-born drug kingpin arrested in Mexicoupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 22:51:00

American-born Edgar Valdez Villarreal, believed to be one of Mexico's most ruthless drug traffickers, was captured Monday, Mexican authorities said.

Rising river forces Mexico-Texas bridge closingsupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 20:21:00

Two international bridges between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, were closed Wednesday because of rising water on the Rio Grande, Laredo officials said.

Feds post $2 million reward for alleged caretl kingpin 'La Barbie'updated: Fri Jun 11 2010 15:27:00

Federal authorities have charged alleged drug cartel leader Edgar Valdez-Villarreal -- known as "La Barbie" -- and five other defendants with trafficking thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United States between 2004 and 2006, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court Friday.

The final chapter?updated: Fri Jan 22 2010 14:00:00

A Texas town loses its last bookstore. But one teen doesn't want that to be the final chapter. Ed Lavandera reports.

Big city left with no bookstoreupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 14:00:00

The bookstore was Zhuara Rivera's magical "Neverland." It offered a fairy tale world for 14-year-old Rivera to get lost in stories and words.

Intriguing people for January 18, 2010updated: Mon Jan 18 2010 08:08:00

George Clooney The Oscar-winning actor and other celebrities have signed on for a telethon to aid Haitian earthquake victims. "Hope for Haiti" will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Friday. MTV said Clooney will serve as a host in Los Angeles, California, while musician Wyclef Jean will be in New York, and CNN's Anderson Cooper will appear from Haiti.

Lil Wayne detained in Texas after marijuana found on tour busesupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 23:01:00

Rapper Lil Wayne was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas on Friday after authorities found marijuana on two of his tour buses.

New U.S. border rules take effect for land and sea entryupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 13:00:00

Headed to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean? Here's a tip: Take your passport to avoid a headache coming home.

Drug smugglers becoming more creative, U.S. agents sayupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 14:09:00

Drug traffickers are throwing everything they've got at getting drugs into the United States any way they can.

Feds' plan to poison banks of Rio Grande stalledupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 15:57:00

Federal officials postponed poisoning a mile-long stretch of the Rio Grande's banks this week after residents complained that doing so posed health and environmental risks on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. teens hired to killupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 17:51:00

U.S. teens are being hired as hit men by Mexican drug cartels. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Police: U.S. teens were hit men for Mexican cartelupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 17:51:00

Rosalio Reta sits at a table inside a Laredo Police Department interrogation room. A detective, sitting across the table, asks him how it all started. Neighbors Defend Man Accused of Killing Teenupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 19:00:00

The trial of a man accused of executing a teen who broke into his home with friends looking for snacks has many in this border city outraged

No injuries as 4 bombs rock northern Spainupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 11:56:00

Four bombs went off in northern Spain Sunday after a warning from a caller claiming to represent the Basque separatist group ETA, CNN's partner station CNN Plus reported.

CNNMoney: No. 1 in auto theft: Modesto, Calif.updated: Tue Apr 22 2008 09:53:00

Modesto, Calif., has the highest rate of auto theft per capita of any metropolitan area in the country, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

CNNMoney: The nation's most ethnically diverse countiesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 01:24:00

Back in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan informed us that the times were a-changin'. He was right, at least ethnically; America was, back then, a very different place.

The truth about moms and TV: Our love-hate relationship with the tubeupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 17:45:00

On a friend's recommendation, a mom in Laredo, Texas, rents Pirates of the Caribbean for her 6- and 4-year-olds. She has to shut off the TV when her kids start to cry at the frightening images of skeleton pirates. "I knew it was rated PG-13, but it was by Disney, and my friend has kids the same age," she says. "I don't know what she was thinking."

Feds find weapons cache near Mexican borderupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 14:05:00

A federal task force seized arsenals of illegal weapons and homemade bombs in Laredo, Texas, in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking battle, authorities said Friday.

Light snow dusts northern statesupdated: Sun Mar 13 2005 20:25:00

Light, scattered snow fell across the northern half of the country on Sunday, while clouds loomed over parts of the Plains, generating strong winds.

Light snow falls across Ohio Valleyupdated: Fri Mar 04 2005 08:04:00

Light snow fell across the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes early Friday, while the central states and West Coast were cloudy but dry.

More snow for East, West coastsupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 07:46:00

Light snow fell over much of the Northeast, Ohio Valley and Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, while the Southeast and central states were warm and dry.

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