Pfc. Seferino Reyna, an Army combat engineer and father of two, died Aug. 7 when his vehicle was hit by a homemade bomb near Taji, about 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. Reyna was a member of the Tohono OÕodham Nation. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
The group at Tumacácori Mission takes the citizenship oath. Monday's event was part of a much larger, weeklong series of ceremonies nationwide for new citizens. About 32,000 people are expected to become new Americans.
Maribel Lopez, 38, of Rio Rico was among the group of new Americans. She and son Manuel Jr., 4, attended a reception after the ceremony.
In the shadow of a Spanish mission, 11 people became U.S. citizens during a ceremony Monday at Tumacácori National Historical Park.
The huge Saturn rocket carrying the Apollo 13 spacecraft is on its moon mission, lifts off the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, Fla., April 11, 1970
Miss America of 1943 Jean Bartel, of Los Angeles, poses, Sept. 11, 1943. She was Miss California. (AP Photo)
BOGOTA — In a private, low-key ceremony, the U.S. ambassador and
three Colombian ministers signed a pact Friday giving American
personnel expanded access to military bases in this drug-producing
country, a deal that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has called a threat to
the region's security.
ISLAMABAD — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced
sharp rebukes from Pakistani audiences Friday, including one woman
who accused the U.S. of conducting "executions without trial" in
aerial drone strikes. Verbally slapping back, Clinton questioned
Pakistan's commitment to fighting t…
WASHINGTON — They may not like it, but many House liberals look
ready to accept a compromise health-care bill, putting Democratic
leaders well on the way to delivering on President Obama's call for
The American Red Cross will seek blood donors at these times and
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DEAR ABBY: As a fire officer, I have seen far too many families
fall victim to home fires. It is devastating to find out that a
life could have been saved if someone had taken the simple step of
replacing a dead smoke- alarm battery. Nearly 96 percent of
American homes have at least one smok…
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A British woman who is being held by Somali
pirates with her husband after their yacht was hijacked said in a
phone call broadcast Friday that the couple were "bearing up," and
she described her captors as "very hospitable."
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya said
Friday that a U.S.-brokered pact will restore him to power in about
a week, ending Honduras' isolation four months after soldiers flew
the leftist leader into exile in his pajamas.
PHOENIX — The White House said Friday that more than 12,000 jobs
were saved or created in Arizona because of President Obama's
economic stimulus plan, and Gov. Jan Brewer said most were ones
saved in education, despite the state's deep budget troubles.
WASHINGTON — Celebrities Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and
Denzel Washington, prominent Democratic fundraisers and
heavyweights from the financial services and high-tech industries
were among those landing visits with President Obama or others at
the White House during Obama's first months i…