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Peace Corps pullout hits Honduras, world's murder capital

The Peace Corps on Wednesday announced it was pulling out of Honduras — recently named the murder capital of the world — for safety reasons.... Read more»

Mexican army frees children kidnapped by suspected gang

Three children kidnapped by a suspected gang were freed by the Mexican army in a raid on a private home where soldiers also found the body of a decapitated man.... Read more»

GOP lawmakers take on copper thefts through supply, price

Two state lawmakers say Arizona reduce copper thefts by preventing banning individuals from selling air conditioner parts for scrap and how much dealers can pay for the metal.... Read more»

Some teens could be banned from using phones while driving

Arizona’s Senate will weigh a bill that would ban those with learner’s permits and minors who have had their licenses for six months or less from using cellphones while driving.... Read more»

Issa subpoenas U.S. Att'y Az criminal chief over Fast & Furious

Rep. Darrell Issa, continuing to push a look into the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation, has subpoenaed the chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office criminal division in Arizona. Patrick J. Cunningham refused to voluntarily testify before a House committee, Issa said.... Read more»

'Armed' robber breaks toy gun

An armed robbery went bad Monday, for the perpetrator. Deputies say a man who tried to rob a North Side convenience store made off with nothing more than packs of cigarettes after he broke his gun—which turned out to be a toy. (with video)... Read more»1

Border coalition: Security strategy falling short

The Texas Border Coalition, a group of elected officials and private-sector leaders, released a scathing report last week that says no matter how much the government spends on border security, the current “ad hoc” strategy doesn’t hinder cartels from moving their products.... Read more»1

Lawmaker wants ban on sale of hookahs to minors

Saying that an hour of using a hookah pipe is equivalent to smoking between 100 and 200 cigarettes, state Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, has introduced a bill that would make it a petty offense to sell the pipes to minors.... Read more»


Three decades of capital punishment in Texas

Thirty-five years ago today, the state of Utah executed Gary Gilmore by firing squad and restarted the death penalty in the United States. Texas followed suit, reinstating capital punishment in 1982 and quickly becoming home to the nation’s busiest execution chamber.... Read more»1

Arrest warrant issued in killing of Jordan Peterson

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 21-year-old man in connection with the killing of Jordan “JP” Peterson, who went missing in November.... Read more»1

Guatemala prepares to fight Mexico's Zetas cartel

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has promised to deal with Mexico’s violent drug cartels with an “iron fist.” But will it work?... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

BP agents seize 3,775 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 3,775 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $1.8 million, in three incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

Half of world's most violent cities are in Mexico

After three years in first place, Juarez, Mexico, may have slipped to second place this year. But the border town and several of Mexico’s other cities still remain among the most violent.... Read more»1

Giffords may get better brain-injury care than most of her constituents

Because of a lack of research and spotty insurance coverage, thousands of Americans with brain injuries don’t receive the comprehensive treatment they need.... Read more»2

Body found in desert may be missing man

Tucson Police Department detectives have tentatively identified remains found in the Pinal County desert as missing 21-year-old Jordan A. “JP” Peterson.... Read more»

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