Allan Lira has walked more miles on the streets of Phoenix than he can count, knocked on hundreds of doors, and, with the polish of a seasoned precinct captain, appealed to Latino voters to exercise a right that he may never have.
The tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar controls vast gas and oil deposits that feed billions of dollars annually into the state Treasury. Its petroleum riches make it the wealthiest nation per capita in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund.
In the snake-infested jungle of southeastern Ecuador, the American explorer David Lowell found himself sliding over a waterfall and heard his head bounce off a rock “like a melon being hit by a hammer,” he says.
Harvard University was overwhelmed by a bigger and faster University of Arizona 74-51, two days after the Ivy League-champion Crimson scored their first victory in the men’s college national basketball tournament.
University of Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams will enter this year’s National Basketball Association draft after scoring more points in his first two seasons than any player in school history.
Rich Rodriguez was hired as the new football coach at the University of Arizona less than a year after being fired by the University of Michigan following a tumultuous three-year stint in which he had a 15-22 record.