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Tucson journalist Will Seberger dead at 33

One of Tucson’s finest journalists, photographer Will Seberger, died unexpectedly Sunday night. Seberger, 33, was a freelancer who worked for, among others, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Mother Jones, the Center for Investigative Reporting, El Universal, ZUMA PRESS, Arizona Public Media and TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»1

Foley execution boosts European support for intervention in Iraq

A video of the American journalist’s beheading by Islamist militants appears to be having the opposite of its intended effect.... Read more»

Britain searching for James Foley's killer

Identifying the American journalist’s executioner will be difficult, but even the tiniest clues may prove helpful.... Read more»

Obama: 'World is appalled by the brutal murder' of James Foley

Speaking of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, kidnapped two years ago in Syria, President Obama said Wednesday said that “ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” “People like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley.”... Read more»

Nine suspected illegal immigrants found locked in U-Haul

Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 checkpoint using an x-ray scanner discovered nine people, suspected of being in the country illegally, locked in the cargo area of a rental truck.... Read more»

Happy 239th, Tucson!

Wednesday marks 239 years since Tucson’s founding by Hugo O’Conor, an Irish mercenary in the service of Spain. In the evening, a flag ceremony will be held at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard. The five flags that have flown over Tucson — American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate and the Arizona state flag — will be presented.... Read more»

U.S. prosecutors investigating 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales

A team of U.S. investigators worked Tuesday to reconstruct the scene of an Oct. 2012 cross-border shooting that killed a Mexican teenager. A pair of assistant U.S. attorneys and Homeland Security personnel met with Mexican police in Nogales, Son., to examine the scene of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.... Read more»

Undocumented minors not getting due process in immigration cases

In the United States, thousands of immigrants – many of them underage, mentally ill or otherwise vulnerable – risk deportation as they face the court system without legal counsel.... Read more»

Do these displaced Hondurans deserve asylum in America?

In Honduras, criminal violence has made more than 17,000 people flee their homes in recent years, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, a Switzerland-based group that documents refugees around the globe.... Read more»

‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

In recent weeks, riders of Washington, D.C.’s metro system have seen a parade of posters inside trains that make shocking allegations about the nation’s best-known animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States.... Read more»

Commentary

Washington's cynical misinformation game

In most of our country’s major institutions, we have little tolerance for cheating and lying. Whether it’s the court system, schools, businesses, even our sports teams, we impose stiff sanctions against those who deceive us to gain some advantage. Yet there is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.... Read more»

Medicare Advantage patients find themselves in regulatory limbo

Medicare pays the privately run health plans — an alternative to traditional Medicare — a set monthly rate for each patient. About 16 million Americans have signed up at an annual cost to taxpayers of more than $160 billion, about one third of the elderly and disabled people eligible for Medicare. A Center for Public Integrity investigation published in June found as much as $70 billion of improper payments to Medicare Advantage plans from 2008 through last year.... Read more»

The bullet train that could change everything

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.... Read more»

Firefighters rescue woman trapped in car by flood waters

Tucson firefighters rescued a woman from her vehicle Tuesday, after it became stuck in a flowing neighborhood wash in the 8400 block of East Appomattox Street, near Broadway and Camino Seco, authorities said.... Read more»

Foley beheading video followed prior threat

The extremist Islamic State claimed to have executed journalist James Foley, missing since November 2012 when he was kidnapped while reporting in Syria. Video of Foley purporting to show his beheading was uploaded to YouTube and later removed. “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people,” his family said.... Read more»

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