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Mexico hampered probe into apparent student massacre, panel says

A panel of international experts on Sunday accused Mexico's government of undermining their probe into the fate of 43 trainee teachers apparently massacred in 2014, the most notorious human rights case in Mexico in recent years. ... Read more»

Mexican human rights defenders say they are target of smear campaign

With the release of a report investigating a student massacre in 2014, its authors and other human rights advocates fear attempts to pre-empt the findings and discredit the work. ... Read more»

Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.... Read more»

Police: 16-year-old dead following truck rollover

A 16-year-old boy died Saturday night, after being hospitalized following an early morning rollover crash on Tucson's East Side.... Read more»

Toss old paperwork at Saturday Shred-A-Thon

If you've got stacks of unneeded old papers taking up space, you can get rid of them for free at a Shred-A-Thon on Saturday morning, coordinated by the Pima County Sheriff's Department.... Read more»

Factchecking Clinton on marijuana research

Hillary Clinton said at a town hall meeting that “you can’t do any research about” marijuana because it’s a Schedule I drug. But is it? ... Read more»

Juicy haul: Watermelon load contains 3rd-largest pot seizure in Az history

Stems and seedless? A truck driver at a Nogales border crossing found himself in a sticky situation Thursday, as officers made the third-largest seizure of marijuana in Arizona history — about 14,800 pounds of the drug hidden in a semi-trailer loaded with watermelons. ... Read more»

Border agents seize longest Mexico-California drug tunnel yet

Federal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday. ... Read more»

Trucker arrested when 42 migrants found in semi-trailer

Arizona DPS officers arrested a U.S. citizen after they found 42 undocumented immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer near Tubac on Monday, as part of a joint investigation involving federal and state officials. ... Read more»

Man dies after Tuesday car crash

A man has died at the hospital after his car broke down on Aviation Parkway and was rear-ended by a pickup truck early Tuesday morning. Hugues Ishimwe, 23, was pronounced dead Wednesday. The driver of the truck remains hospitalized.... Read more»

BP reveals elite team had desert shootout earlier this month

Discussing a Tuesday shooting case, Border Patrol officials told TucsonSentinel.com on Wednesday that the agency's elite BORTAC team took part earlier this month in another incident: a shootout with five suspected drug smugglers.... Read more»

Tax-fraud prosecutions still falling in Az, nation

The number of taxpayers the IRS referred for criminal prosecution fell last year to the lowest levels of the Obama administration, and the agency said it expects numbers will continue to drop in coming years.... Read more»

Shot fired as Border Patrol arrests pot smugglers

A Border Patrol agent fired his weapon as agents attempted to apprehend a group of suspected marijuana smugglers and were assaulted with rocks Tuesday afternoon on the Tohono O'odham Nation west of Tucson, authorities said.... Read more»

Texas tells Supreme Court state has right to stop immigration action

The state of Texas’ final and most important argument against President Obama’s immigration plan was interrupted just seconds after it began on Monday by one of the more liberal justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Phoenix I-10 shootings suspect released from custody

A man accused in a string of freeway shootings that terrorized the Phoenix area last year was released from custody after defense lawyers on Tuesday called the ballistics evidence into question.... Read more»

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