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All eyes on small Irish ship bound for Gaza

All of Ireland is following the progress of the Rachel Corrie to see if it becomes the little boat that finally breaks the maritime blockade of Gaza. The Irish-owned aid ship is sailing through rough seas in the Mediterranean and is due to reach its destination Friday evening or Saturday morning.... Read more»

Don't believe the hype: Brewer/Obama meeting 'cordial'

The media lead-up to Thursday's meeting between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama would have you believe that some sort of ultimate showdown was about to occur. "Very cordial," was how Brewer described the meeting afterward.... Read more»1

Immigration & SB 1070

LA students will be taught that Arizona law is 'un-American'

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all its students to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.... Read more»35

Immigration & SB 1070

Border 'one of the safest parts of America'

Gov. Jan Brewer has said Arizona residents live in "terror" because of illegal immigration and border crime, but a new study finds the border is “one of the safest parts of America, and it’s getting safer.”... Read more»2

National Guard deployment raises concerns with border groups

The expected deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the border has angered border advocacy groups, which fear the militarization of their communities will damage the local economy and negatively impact their way of life.... Read more»1

Medical marijuana back on Az ballot

Arizona voters will yet again have a chance to decide if people with certain medical conditions can legally use marijuana.... Read more»

Opinion

Do away with director of national intelligence

The United States is being targeted by more and more by terrorists these days, but does it really matter that there is no Director of National Intelligence in his post? Hollow layers of bureaucracy were never the answer to the problems the 9/11 Commission identified.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Tucson joins officer suing state over immigration law

Tucson has joined a civil lawsuit by a police officer that challenges Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Caribbean re-emerges as drug smuggling corridor

With the United States and Mexico working to tighten their border, which is the preferred drug trafficking route, the Caribbean is “re-emerging as a corridor” for South American drugs to get to the U.S... Read more»1

Police search office of doctor connected to ex-Wildcat Blasberg

Police in Nevada searched the medical office and home of a doctor connected to former Arizona Wildcat golfer Erica Blasberg.... Read more»

Facebook privacy: Does the world care?

Most applaud Facebook for making recent privacy changes, though many feel it still has further to go to safeguard people’s privacy. But what about the reaction in other countries?... Read more»

Dems block McCain's efforts to increase troops along border

Democrats blocked an effort Thursday by U.S. Sen. John McCain to add 6,000 troops to patrol the border.... Read more»

African sex slaves forced to work in Irish brothels

A founder of the Irish Republic, Eamon de Valera, famously idealized Ireland 70 years ago as an innocent land of saints and scholars, whose villages were joyous with the laughter of happy maidens. If he came back today he would be shocked to find that a village in Ireland is just as likely to contain a brothel, populated by sex slaves from Africa.... Read more»

New Arizona border-crime unit to prosecute Mexican cartels

A new Tucson-based Border Crime Prosecution team will investigate and prosecute the smuggling of weapons, humans, drugs and money across the border by the Mexican cartels.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

TPD chief criticizes Az immigration law to AG Holder

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor met with Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington on Wednesday to criticize Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»2

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