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Mexican security forces unable to reduce kidnappings

Mexico’s security forces have been unable to reduce the number of kidnappings for ransom across the country despite many arrests and deaths of gangsters, according to new government figures.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents find load of pot, rescue injured woman

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2 tons of marijuana over the weekend and rescued an injured woman from the desert.... Read more»

PCSO seizes more than 2 tons of pot

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office helped to seize more than 2 tons of marijuana and arrested 9 people in drug and human smuggling enforcement operations in the Vekol Valley last week.... Read more»

7M kids in Mexico unemployed, not in school

Mexico has a stunning 7.8 million young people who neither work nor study, according to a new government study.... Read more»

Carrying concealed weapons keeps getting easier

Seven years after Ohio first allowed citizens to carry concealed weapons, more than a quarter-million Ohioans have concealed carry permits. People debate the impact, although the fact that the identity of the permit holders is off limits to the general public makes that tough.... Read more»

Court: Wrongly jailed man can't collect damages

A federal appeals court said Friday that a man who wrongly spent three years in an Arizona prison cannot recover damages from the state.... Read more»1

Gaddafi son captured in Libyan desert

Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, was captured in a firefight Saturday by revolutionary fighters in the Libyan desert after weeks on the run, senior military commanders said. He was reportedly injured during the firefight but is in good health.... Read more»

4 ticketed at Occupy Tucson overnight

Tucson police cited 4 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight, a department spokesman said.... Read more»

Amnesty Int'l calls on Mexican gov't to protect journalists

Amnesty International said Thursday that the Mexican government needs to do more to protect journalists from the attacks of drug cartels. The government’s failure to act, the organization said, has led to increased violence against reporters across Mexico.... Read more»

10 reasons Ala.'s immigration law is a disaster for state gov't

The unintended consequences of Alabama’s new immigration law reach deep into state and local government operations and will affect every citizen and resident of the state.... Read more»2

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents seize nearly 700 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two men with criminal backgrounds and seized nearly 700 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents since Wednesday.... Read more»

Analysis

Occupy Wall Street: The hidden meaning behind protests

In short, the social contract in America is broken. The optimistic glue that has successfully held together so much diversity, so many disparate dreams, for so long, is coming undone. Unfortunately, the 99 percent and the 1 percent appear to be miles apart, and this is particularly true in the U.S. right now.... Read more»

Dems will go to Ala. to fight SB 1070-style law

Arizona leaders need to show “support and comfort” to people in Alabama who are dealing with the negative impacts of that state’s strict new immigration law, Rep. Raul Grijalva said Thursday.... Read more»5

Man gets 2-year prison sentence for illegal entry

A 30-year-old Guatemalan man with weapons-related convictions was sentenced to two years in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon.... Read more»

Fewer citations at Occupy Tucson; 3 ticketed overnight

Tucson police cited 3 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight, a department spokesman said. The number of demonstrators ticketed has fallen, along with overnight temperatures, following the protesters’ move from Armory Park... Read more»1

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