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Border crime

Mexico's drug war spills over border

Lawmakers from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border were in Mexico City last week discussing plans to combat growing border drug violence (Audio report).... Read more»

Health care debate

Giffords office vandalized after health care vote

Hours after a key vote on health care legislation, the Tucson office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was vandalized.... Read more»4

Elsa's eats

Cooking the perfect pan-seared steak

Looking for a restaurant review? Not this week, I’m afraid. One of the simplest yet most delicious meals I make is a pan-seared steak, a perfectly baked potato and a crisp mixed green salad. Add a good bottle of red and you have a tasty, relatively inexpensive meal suitable for company. ... Read more»

One World Film Festival

Imbuing human rights with the glitz of a film fest

What started out 12 years ago as a modest film festival devoted to human rights has grown into the largest festival of its kind in Europe, run under the auspices of one of Europe's leading human rights advocates, Vaclav Havel.... Read more»

Do you speak American?

When a blond French management consultant meets with potential American clients, everything seems to be going well. Yet, after she begins speaking, some executives have decided on the spot not to hire her. ... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats athletics

Arizona hires Miss. State's Byrne as athletic director

Arizona has hired a new athletic director - Mississippi State's Greg Byrne.... Read more»1

Health care debate

House passes historic health care reform

House Democrats scored a historic victory in the century-long battle to reform the nation's health-care system Sunday night.... Read more»

Comic: Arrant Nonsense

Gay Dutch soldiers to blame for Bosnian massacre, says retired U.S. general

Retired U.S. army general John Sheehan said the Dutch policy of allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military enabled a Serb massacre of Bosnian Muslims... Read more»2

Arizona health care roll call

Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines on Sunday night's health insurance reform vote.... Read more»

How will health care reform impact you?

The health overhaul package passed by the House Sunday and sent to the Senate for final action is the most far-reaching health legislation since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.... Read more»1

As Congress OKs health care bill, Americans divided on legislation

Americans remain divided over health care legislation, with 46 percent supporting the proposals, 42 percent opposing them and 12 percent unsure, according to a new poll. ... Read more»

Manuel Ramos-Garate

Man charged with murder, child abuse after baby daughter dies

The father of a baby girl has been charged with first degree murder in her death, said a Tucson police spokeswoman.... Read more»1

Afghanistan war

Trouble strikes Afghan peace talks

Former Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef is not an optimist when it comes to reconciliation with the Afghan government. Among the many reasons to be skeptical, he sees last month's arrest in Pakistan of a former brother-in-arms, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.... Read more»

Russia's 'day of wrath' calls for Putin to step down

Cries of "Freedom!" and "Putin resign!" filled Kaliningrad's dilapidated main square, as up to 5,000 people gathered to take part in a nationwide "Day of Wrath." Dozens of protests were held Saturday in the largest show of discontent since Putin came to power more than a decade ago.... Read more»

Eli R. Kaleak

Pedestrian killed in downtown collision

A pedestrian was killed Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle downtown, said a Tucson police spokeswoman.... Read more»

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