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Woman shot while walking dog on far East Side

A woman out walking her dog was shot Monday on the far East Side, according to a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.... Read more»

Border crime

Illegal crossers reportedly beat robbers, killing one

A group of illegal border crossers, frustrated at being robbed a second time, say they beat two men, killing one, deputies say.... Read more»

Earthquake

Chile quake: Looting and hoarding on the streets

Three days after the quake, there's looting and hoarding on Chile's streets as residents wait for basic necessities to be restored.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Gaps in 'virtual' border fence project raise questions

A multibillion dollar project to create a virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border has suffered budget setbacks and system glitches, pushing the projected completion date back three years and sparking concern among law enforcement officials.... Read more»

Slate: Feds killed 10,000 by poisoning alcohol during Prohibition

A federal program to curb illegal drinking during Prohibition may have killed as many as 10,000 people. The federal government was so frustrated that people continued to drink during Prohibition, that it poisoned ingredients it knew would be used by bootleggers, reports Slate.com's Deborah Blum.... Read more»

Border violence

Drug shootouts close U.S. consulate in Reynosa, Mexico

The U.S. has closed its consulate in the Mexican city of Reynosa after a series of gunfights between soldiers and drug gangs.... Read more»

Second Amendment

Chicago handgun ban to go before Supreme Court

A Second Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday could decide how strict cities and states can make gun laws.... Read more»

How Israeli killers in many guises stalked their prey

On Jan. 20, senior Hamas operative Mahmoud Al Mabhouh was found dead in a Dubai hotel room. The world would not learn of his demise until nine days later. Israel's Mossad remains the prime suspect in what can only be described as a highly choreographed professional killing.... Read more»

Salvia divinorum

Lawmaker seeks to restrict sales of hallucinogenic herb

A bill aiming to keep a hallucinogenic herb called salvia divinorum out of the hands of young people would send a clear message to parents and the public that the substance poses risks, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Bill would slice local knife ordinances

Saying Arizonans deserve one set of rules, a state lawmaker is shepherding legislation that would bar cities from enacting ordinances on knives and repeal those already in place.... Read more»

Homolovi Ruins

State park closings raise worries of artifact looting, vandalism

With the Homolovi Ruins State Park closed on Monday due to deep cuts to the Arizona State Parks budget, archaeologists and Hopi leaders worry about a return to the free-for-all days.... Read more»1

Crime

Police investigating gang-related shooting

An early morning shooting left one man dead, and another with life-threatening injuries Wednesday, said a Tucson police spokesman.... Read more»

Credit card fraud

Thieves hack credit cards at Utah gas pumps

Criminals stole more than $11,000 in bogus charges by skimming credit card information on gas pumps.... Read more»1

Foreclosures

FTC watchdog to mortgage 'rescue' fraudsters: 'I want to put you in jail'

As many Americans sank deeper into financial trouble last year, a record number reported that they fell victim to schemes seeking to profit from their misfortune. “I want to shut you down,” an FTC watchdog said of the schemers. “I want to take every penny you have and I want to send you to jail.”... Read more»

U.N. smacks Mexico, Latin America for decriminalizing drugs

The United Nations has reprimanded Latin American countries that have decriminalized narcotic use, delivering a blow to the growing movement looking for a change in drug policy. It says it is particularly concerned by a 2009 law in Mexico that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and other drugs.... Read more»

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