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Do these displaced Hondurans deserve asylum in America?

In Honduras, criminal violence has made more than 17,000 people flee their homes in recent years, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, a Switzerland-based group that documents refugees around the globe.... Read more»

Firefighters rescue woman trapped in car by flood waters

Tucson firefighters rescued a woman from her vehicle Tuesday, after it became stuck in a flowing neighborhood wash in the 8400 block of East Appomattox Street, near Broadway and Camino Seco, authorities said.... Read more»

Foley beheading video followed prior threat

The extremist Islamic State claimed to have executed journalist James Foley, missing since November 2012 when he was kidnapped while reporting in Syria. Video of Foley purporting to show his beheading was uploaded to YouTube and later removed. “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people,” his family said.... Read more»

Five things to know about the Rick Perry indictment

There is a lot we don’t know about how the prosecution of Texas Gov. Rick Perry will take shape. In the meantime, here are five things to remember about this case and its history as things move forward.... Read more»

The best reporting on federal push to militarize local police

Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating tensions and leading Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the St. Louis County Police Department with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, saying the St. Louis suburb looked like “a war zone.”... Read more»

What to look for in dueling autopsies of Michael Brown

In the next few weeks, separate teams of doctors will issue autopsy reports about Michael Brown, the unarmed African American shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. If history is any guide, they will differ, perhaps significantly, on how to interpret the gunshot wounds on his body.... Read more»

Deportation stay denied for woman in sanctuary at Tucson church

An undocumented Tucson woman who took refuge in Southside Presbyterian Church to avoid deportation remains in legal limbo after immigration officials on Monday denied her request to stay in the country Monday.... Read more»3

One arrested in incomplete smuggling tunnel beneath Nogales

Border Patrol agents discovered a new tunnel beneath Nogales, arresting one man as he allegedly used the tunnel to smuggle nearly 235 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $117,000, into the United States.... Read more»

Weather Service issues flood watch

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for all of southeastern Arizona, including Cochise and Santa Cruz counties, all of Pima County except the Ajo area, and southeastern Pinal county Tuesday afternoon.... Read more»

Analysis

Rick Perry indicted: It's not the crime, it's the politics

Analysis: This indictment could be to Rick Perry’s presidential campaign what a sewer leak is to the opening of a new restaurant: The food might not be the diners’ strongest memory of the meal.... Read more»

Perry fires back, calls indictment a political ploy

A steamed Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday decried a Travis County grand jury’s indictment of him on two felony counts, saying allegations that he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state’s anti-corruption unit were politically motivated. (with video)... Read more»1

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing four and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit. The indictment could throw a major wrench in Perry’s possible presidential ambitions.... Read more»1

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing five and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Also, Hohokam Road in the Tucson Mountain District was washed out. Here’s the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

Analysis

Violence is causing children to flee Central America

Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.... Read more»

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