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FactCheck: Trump's bogus voter fraud claims

Donald Trump is citing unsubstantiated urban myths and a contested academic study to paint a false narrative about rampant voter fraud in the U.S. and the likelihood of a "rigged" election.... Read more»

High school football

Desert View, Marana collide with hopes of postseason

The clash is just one of three matchups in Tucson this week with significant playoff implications. No. 4 Ironwood Ridge host second-ranked Cienega in a big 5A Southern showdown while fourth-ranked Catalina Foothills travels to face No. 6 Salpointe Catholic with the 4A Kino regional title still up for grabs. But, given their history, just about all eyes should be on Desert View and Marana.... Read more»

Poll gives McCain comfortable lead over Kirkpatrick in Senate race

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has an 11 percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick as they head into the final weeks of the campaign, a new Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll shows. ... Read more»

Arizona poll: Clinton leads Trump by five points with three weeks to go

Democrat Hillary Clinton now holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race in Arizona, though more than 20 percent of the state’s likely voters say they are undecided, according to the latest Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll.... Read more»1

Bordering on insecurity

Central American gang's tentacles reach deep into Texas, U.S.

Only about 800 of the estimated 20,000 gang members in the Houston area belong to the MS-13, but police consider them a top-level threat to public safety in Texas. The El Salvador-based criminal organization is thought to reach across Texas and into 44 other states. ... Read more»

Police ID woman killed jaywalking across Oracle Rd.

A 34-year-old woman died Tuesday night after she was struck by a car while crossing North Oracle Road just north of Prince. Eugenia Calnimptewa was taken to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, authorities said.... Read more»

Phil Chess, founder of storied blues record label, dies in Tucson at 95

The man who distributed such ground-breaking classics as "Roll Over Beethoven," "I'm a Man" and "Smokestack Lightning" died at his Tucson home Wednesday. Phil Chess, who brought the world Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Etta James and other blue and R&B stars who paved the way for rock'n'roll, was 95.... Read more»

VW settlement of emissions case could mean millions for Arizona

The state of Arizona could get up to $53 million for clean-air programs as part of a $14.7 billion settlement of a U.S. government lawsuit that charged Volkswagen rigged its “clean diesel” vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.... Read more»

Sanders in Tucson: 'Crystal clear' differences between Trump and Clinton

With just three weeks until Election Day, U.S. Bernie Sanders returned to Tucson to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, telling a crowd of nearly 5,000 people on the University of Arizona mall that "Our job is to defeat Trump."... Read more»

Mayer nets game-winner as Pima women's soccer blanks Mesa

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (13-5-1, 13-5-1 in ACCAC) got back on track on Tuesday at Kino North Stadium. The win gave Aztec head coach Kendra Veliz her 199th career victory at Pima.... Read more»

PCC men's soccer shares the wealth to down Mesa

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (15-3-1, 15-3-1 in ACCAC) picked up their fifth straight win on Tuesday at Kino North Stadium. The win gave Aztec head coach David Cosgrove his 298th career victory at Pima.... Read more»

Feds won’t press Gold King Mine spill criminal case, angering senators

Lawmakers on Monday questioned the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute officials in connection with the Gold King Mine spill, which dumped nearly 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River last year.... Read more»

After a lull in 2015, Texas border apprehensions spiked in 2016

Apprehension of families and unaccompanied children surged again along the Texas-Mexico border in 2016, reflecting the new prevalence of illegal immigration from Central America. The statistics show that Mexico's attempt to secure its southern border and deter illegal migration isn't working. ... Read more»

Arizona execution procedures face review in U.S. court

A federal judge in Phoenix will hear arguments this week about resuming executions in Arizona, where a 2014 lethal injection that took nearly two hours raised questions about the state's death chamber protocols and the chemicals it uses to kill inmates.... Read more»

Clinton campaign pushing money, proxies to Arizona in effort to swing state

With only three weeks to Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending top surrogates to Arizona this week and pledging $2 million in advertising in an effort to turn the state blue for the first time in 20 years.... Read more»

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