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No More Deaths volunteer moves dismissal of human smuggling charges

Lawyers for Scott Daniel Warren, the ASU professor charged with human smuggling for helping two Mexican men near Ajo, have moved to dismiss the case, arguing that his prosecution was retaliation for a report critical of the Border Patrol published the same day. ... Read more»

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Gaza smugglers - serving the community

In desperate times, the perilous smuggler's tunnels between Gaza and Egypt become lifelines.... Read more»

Ex-colonel charged with terrorizing community, stealing underwear

Colonel Russell Williams was charged with the sexual assaults and murders. He was hit with a further 82 charges involving break and enters and theft – much of it women’s lingerie.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Many immigrants overstay visas after entering legally

While the term illegal immigrant often evokes images of people eluding authorities at the border, a large share of undocumented workers in the U.S. arrived with visas and stayed.... Read more»

Afghanistan war

Peace Jirga hangs in balance of Karzai-Obama visit

As Afghan President Karzai goes off to Washington for what promises to be a cordial meeting with his U.S. counterpart, he will be closely watched by his countrymen, who are expecting him to bring home major concessions.... Read more»

Analysis: Times Square bomb attempt

What motivates a terrorist?

Was Faisal Shahzad radicalized solely in Waziristan's training camps? Or were the seeds of his radicalization planted here in the United States?... Read more»1

Comic:

She's still out there, Tiger Woods

On Saturday at The Players Championship, sheriff's deputies tasered and arrested a man reported to have been harassing fans and players, including Tiger Woods.... Read more»

Feds may sue Arizona over immigration law

Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department is considering suing Arizona over its new immigration law.... Read more»1

Alliance for Community Media

Media conference joins boycott of Az

The Alliance for Community Media is seeking to move its 2011 conference from Tucson in response to SB 1070.... Read more»

Border & immigration

La Raza, other Hispanic groups boycott over Arizona's SB 1070

Several Hispanic groups have organized a boycott of Arizona because of the state's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Times Square terror

Pakistan link to NY bomb attempt 'would be a big deal'

The investigation of the failed Times Square bombing has centered on a vital question: Did Pakistan-based terror groups train and direct the accused bomber?... Read more»

2010 World Cup

World Cup welcome: A billion condoms and 40,000 sex workers

Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence.... Read more»

Comic: Terrorism

Bin Laden sends coded message to sleeper agents

Mission most definitely not accomplished, Osama bin Laden instructed that the banner be taken down from the front of the cave.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Prop.100 choice between education and prisons

We don't really have much of a choice when it comes to the Proposition 100 vote. Would you rather pay a temporary 1-cent sales tax to educate children and fund public safety or a permanent property tax to pay for more jail cells?... Read more»

Top 10 loser bombers who failed in spectacular fashion

Our list of the top-10 "loser bombers" – well, nine of them would-be bombers whose equipment, strategy, conviction or brains failed them when it mattered most, and one (very) amateur Kamikaze pilot.... Read more»

Border crime

Analysis: Italian mafia brokering Mexican drug trade

Rather than distribute the drugs in the U.S. itself, as the Italian mafia of yore once did, the ‘ndrangheta has ceded these operations to Mexican cartels while focusing its efforts on shipping drugs from Latin America to West Africa.... Read more»

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