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Bradley Manning appears in military court

Bradley Manning was in court in Maryland for a pre-trial hearing Friday, the first time he has appeared in public since his arrest in 2010. The U.S. Army analyst, 23, is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of confidential U.S. documents to WikiLeaks whistleblowers.... Read more»

185 popped for holiday DUIs

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force has arrested 185 alleged drunken drivers over the past three weeks, police said.... Read more»

SEC sues former Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac execs

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against six former top executives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Manhattan federal court on Friday, for allegedly misleading investors about the size of the companies’ subprime mortgage holdings.... Read more»

Analysis

This time, it's caciques, not cartels, killing in Mexico

A violent student organization with links to caciques that has been know to extort food vendors is being blamed for three killings in Guadalajara on Thursday.... Read more»

Native American women face high rate of sexual assaults

Native American women are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted as any other race, but successfully prosecuting assailants is harder in Indian country.... Read more»3

'11's top 11

It was a big year, defined by the largest protest movement the Arab World has ever seen and shifting geopolitics around the euro-zone crisis. Global Post chooses its 11 people and things that rocked 2011.... Read more»

Calif. man gets 9 years in prison for smuggling heroin

A California man who used his children to avoid detection while smuggling heroin was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday... Read more»1

Man pleads guilty to money laundering

A Corona de Tucson man pleaded guilty to money laundering and mail fraud Wednesday for bilking investors out of nearly $1.5 million.... Read more»

Napolitano cuts Arpaio's access to ICE programs

In the wake of Justice Department allegations of widespread discrimination by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security has canceled an agreement that allows MCSO to detain illegal immigrants after their initial arrest.... Read more»13

Dog, pups rescued from box left in rain

In what the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is calling a “Christmas miracle,” a poodle and her pups were rescued from a cardboard box dumped in the rain on the city’s southwest side.... Read more»5

CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. women have been sexually assaulted

Nearly one in five American women have been victims of rape or sexual abuse, according to a groundbreaking study by the Center for Disease Control.... Read more»

BBB warns against holiday shopping scams

Consumers who let down their guard during the hectic holiday season can easily fall prey to scammers poised to pounce on careless or overburdened shoppers, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona warns.... Read more»1

Family blasts feds on anniversary of Brian Terry's death

One year after the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, his family blasted the federal government’s Fast and Furious operation, which has been under scrutiny since Terry’s murder.... Read more»2

Number of death sentences down in 2011

The number of death sentences in the United States fell to below 100 in 2011, a historic low in the last 35 years.... Read more»1

Justice: Arpaio engaged in 'wide-ranging discrimination' vs. Latinos

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio engaged in “wide-ranging discrimination against Latinos and retaliatory actions against individuals who criticized” his office, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. MCSO practices racial profiling in traffic stops and immigration sweeps, and discriminates against Spanish-speaking inmates in county jails, a report alleged.... Read more»20

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