FRESNO, Calif. — International crime rings targeting California’s booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break the spree costing millions.
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MEXICO CITY — Archaeologists have found a massive stone slab covering the tomb of one of the first Catholic priests in Mexico following the 1521 Spanish conquest, a grave sunk into the floor of what appears to be an Aztec temple.
WASHINGTON — The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally.
The court is weighing the fate of Obama administration programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and grant them the legal right to hold a job.
VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, visit migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos this weekend, they’ll be doing more than sending a political message about the need to welcome refugees.
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court has upheld Utah’s ban on polygamy, dealing a legal blow to TV’s “Sister Wives” in a ruling that sides with prosecutors who said they need the ban to go after polygamists like imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima’s atomic bombing, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after the United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries, meeting Monday in the atomic-bombed Japanese city of Hiroshima, called for a renewed push for flagging nuclear disarmament efforts as they wrestled with some of the intractable global problems facing their nations.
PANAMA CITY — Rich and influential people around the globe have found themselves under siege since a major data leak revealed their ties to secretive financial accounts and shell companies in low-tax havens used to hide wealth.
BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive plans to discuss instituting mandatory visa requirements for American and Canadian visitors because the U.S. and Canada maintain similar restrictions on some EU nationals.
EU Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Friday the item will be on the Commission’s agenda next week.
GENEVA — A Swiss high school’s decision to accept two Muslim boys’ refusal for religious reasons to shake hands with their female teachers has triggered a debate in the small Alpine country, where handshake greetings have long been a gender-neutral tradition.