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Fentanyl overdoses rise, cartels still eager to funnel more via Arizona

Despite significant seizures of fentanyl over the past year, the lethal synthetic opioid keeps pouring into the country across Arizona’s border with Mexico, the DEA and state DPS say.... Read more»

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Immigration

Tucson sector sees jump in number of Chinese border crossers

Stephen Ceasar, a reporter with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, is changing the image of the typical illegal immigrant crossing into the US.... Read more»

Traffic

Radar van scanning Midtown, East Side on Friday

The city's two police radar vans will be beaming tickets the way of unwary speeders at the following times and locations on Friday, according to the Tucson Police Department... Read more»

Radar van locations for Thursday

Tucson's radar vans will be beaming tickets the way of unwary speeders at the following times and locations on Thursday, according to the Tucson Police Department.... Read more»

Browser security

Google spy drama may mean big Microsoft dollars

The script for an interesting new technology soap opera is writing itself in real-time.... Read more»

Border & immigration

ATF border gunrunning program has flaws, says Inspector General

Just a few days after the Justice Dep't patted itself on the back for success in halting gunrunning on the border, a new report shows the program isn't using some of its money wisely.... Read more»

Comic:

World's dumbest extortionist hits on Letterman

After years of pointing out the trials and tribulations of others, David Letterman's got a bit of a problem himself... Read more»

Afghanistan

Are U.S. taxpayers funding the Taliban?

The United States Agency for International Development has opened an investigation into allegations that its funds for road and bridge construction in Afghanistan are ending up in the hands of the Taliban, through a protection racket for contractors.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Border fence being sold as scrap metal

Holes are still being made in the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but not for the reason you might think. ... Read more»

Analysis

Malaysian model drinks beer, asks to be caned

It's a sordid tale with the goods to placate the gods of news. A model. Booze. Religion. Caning (yes, being beaten repeatedly by a rattan stick). An impassioned appeal by human rights advocates. A willing sacrifice. Here's the skinny:... Read more»

Pan Am 103

Release of Lockerbie bomber draws American ire

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted of the bombing of flight Pan Am 103, was released from a Scottish prison Thursday on "compassionate grounds."... Read more»

Ernest Hancock - Viper Militia

Online radio host who staged gun interview at Obama rally defended 90s militia group

Ernest Hancock, who staged an interview with an assault-rifle toting group at an Obama event on Monday, was a vocal friend of right-wing militia members who were convicted of weapons and conspiracy charges, reports TalkingPointsMemo.... Read more»

Shocking news

Michael Jackson death update

Get all the latest on the Michael Jackson case... Read more»

Funding the Taliban

Who is financing America's enemies? You don't want to know

In Afghanistan, one of the richest sources of Taliban funding is the foreign assistance coming into the country. Virtually every major project includes a healthy cut for the insurgents. Call it protection money, call it extortion, or, as the Taliban themselves prefer to term it, “spoils of war,” the fact remains that international donors, primarily the United States, are to a large extent financing their own enemy.... Read more»

Those stimulus job numbers from Congress? Not so solid

House Democrats this week credited stimulus road and transit projects with creating or sustaining nearly 50,000 jobs. But a close look shows the estimate suffers from what’s become a common malaise in the stimulus world: fuzzy math.... Read more»

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