New Mexico has a drug problem. The state routinely holds close to the top position nationally for overdose deaths. No one has a clear reason why – some say poverty or unemployment, or easy access to drugs along distribution routes north.
The number of people seeking asylum in the United States more than doubled this year, raising suspicion among some members of Congress. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Thursday to question whether some asylum seekers are abusing the system.
The coal industry, along with some states, is suing the federal government over costly pollution-cutting regulations. Environmentalists and public health groups said Tuesday in a federal appeals court the health benefits are worth it.
Lawmakers from three Senate committees in Mexico approved a bill late Monday that would allow U.S. companies like Exxon Mobil and Chevron and others like Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to develop fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
When photographer Wes Naman invited friends to pose for a series of what was meant to be goofy portraits, neither he nor his models had any idea the images would end up reaching millions of people across the globe.