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Border Patrol agents rescue 3 hikers near Sells

Border Patrol agents rescued three hikers in the rugged Baboquivari Mountains on Wednesday after a 911 call for help on Tuesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

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Scholars make 9,000 corrections to James Joyce classic

After 30 years of detective work and eye-strain, two Dubliners have produced a corrected version of "Finnegans Wake." Their new edition of James Joyce's most difficult work is being launched in Dublin on March 11. It is naturally the literary event of the year in Ireland.... Read more»2

Vegetarianism

In Buenos Aires, a brave few go veggie

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Agostina Senese is a vegetarian in a country where cooking beef on the grill is considered a sacred rite.... Read more»

Comic: National People's Congress

Risky business in Tiananmen Square

At China's National People's Congress, security – of the top officials – is taken very seriously. But worrying about land mines in Tiananmen Square, we think, goes too far.... Read more»

Arizona State Parks

Senate OKs bill to allow local gov'ts, businesses state parks

The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow local governments, private companies and American Indian tribes to temporarily take over operations and management of state parks.... Read more»

Water conservation

Calif. couple charged after removing lawn

An Orange, Calif., couple was charged with misdemeanor for not having enough plants in their yard.... Read more»3

F-35

Heads up for Friday fighter jet basing meeting

A Friday meeting will be the final opportunity to have the Air Force respond in writing to questions on basing the new F-35 at TIA.... Read more»1

Chilean earthquake

Chile: Locals with guns stand guard in Concepcion

About 3,000 Chilean troops now have a tight hold on the center of the country's second-largest city, located 70 miles from the epicenter of Saturday's earthquake that devastated much of central Chile.... Read more»1

Chilean earthquake

Quake shifted Earth's axis, shortened our day, NASA says

The Feb. 27 earthquake that shook Chile and killed 700 was so powerful it actually shifted the earth's axis and shortened our days.... Read more»2

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»

Chilean earthquake

Tsunami: Pacific nations wait, and exhale

TOKYO, Japan – Dozens of countries in the Pacific region spent an anxious 24 hours bracing for massive waves after Saturday’s magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile sent a tsunami coursing halfway around the world.... Read more»5

Chilean earthquake

Chile quake: Fear and shaking in Santiago

SANTIAGO, Chile — Much of Chile awoke to a living nightmare early Saturday morning as a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck the central part of the country, leveling bridges, flattening homes and killing at least 150 people.... Read more»

Opinion

Let Haitians come to the U.S.

How can America best help the survivors of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake? Give them visas to come to the United States.... Read more»

Environment

Tucson set to require rainwater harvesting on new commercial buildings

Starting in June, a city ordinance that's the first of its kind in the nation will require all new commercial developments to obtain at least half of the water for landscaping from Tucson's annual rainfall of 11 to 12 inches.... Read more»

Hungarian solar car splits into 2 smaller cars

Although Hungary is not particularly known for its automotive innovations - remember the Yugo - one company has created a solar-electric car that can split into two smaller cars. ... Read more»

Outdoors

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley opening Thursday

Oh, boy! With the sun shining and at least a foot of fresh snow on Mount Lemmon, Wednesday looked like a perfect opportunity to beat the rodeo rush and snatch a day of skiing from the jaws of the Sonoran Desert.... Read more»

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