Pemex to form company to explore for oil in US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state-owned oil company says it will form a new entity to explore and produce shale gas and deep-water oil in U.S. territory. The plan will help Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex, acquire drilling…

Report says Bloomberg pushed Kelly NYC mayoral bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday wouldn’t confirm a published report that said he paid for a poll to convince police Commissioner Ray Kelly to run to replace him in City Hall. The poll, reported…

Suspect in Fort Hood shootings breaks silence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood has broken his largely silent defense by briefly questioning a witness who saw the attack. Maj. Nadal Hasan, who is representing…

Salmonella outbreak linked to NM poultry hatchery

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail a……

Salmonella outbreak linked to NM poultry hatchery

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say a national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores. The Department…

Hedge fund titan Phil Falcone to settle with SEC

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund titan Phil Falcone and his firm, Harbinger Capital Partners, will pay $18 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges over Falcone’s use of firm money and other accusations, regulators said Monday.…

Colombia, rebels resume peace talks in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — Representatives of the Colombian government and the country’s largest guerrilla army have re-opened peace talks after a brief recess. A high-ranking rebel negotiator who uses the nom de guerre Ivan Marquez is urging the government…

Egypt’s devastating museum looting latest casualty

CAIRO (AP) — As violent clashes roiled Egypt, looters made away with a prized 3,500-year-old limestone statue, ancient beaded jewelry and more than 1,000 other artifacts in the biggest theft to hit an Egyptian museum in living memory.…

Judge says Fort Hood suspect should use lawyers

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The military judge overseeing the Fort Hood shooting trial is strongly urging the suspect to forgo representing himself and allow trained attorneys to take over. The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, quizzed Hasan on…

Judge says Fort Hood suspect should use lawyers

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The military judge overseeing the Fort Hood shooting trial is strongly urging the suspect to forgo representing himself and allow trained attorneys to take over. The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, quizzed Hasan on…

Paraguay sends troops to north after rebel attack

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay’s government has sent troops to a northern area where members of the small, left-wing Paraguayan People’s Army carried out a guerrilla attack that killed five people. Interior Minister Francisco Vargas said Monday that…

Whooping cough cases spreading in 3 NC counties

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say whooping cough vaccine is free in three counties where the infectious respiratory disease is spreading. The……