‘Top Gun’ and Tom Cruise return to the danger zone

‘Top Gun’ and Tom Cruise return to the danger zone

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1983, producer Jerry Bruckheimer was flipping through the May issue of California magazine when he was struck by a story. “Top Guns” read the headline, with a large photograph from inside the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet. The story opened: “At Mach 2 and 40,000 feet over California, it’s … Read more

Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the major along Hispanic and heavily Catholic community the border with Mexico usually sided. “Definitely it was, ‘No abortion,’” said Gonzalez, the city’s … Read more

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases . Across the border in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras, Honduran families … Read more