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U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff reportedly beheaded by Islamic State

Updated: The SITE intelligence group on Tuesday released an Islamic State video that appears to show the killing of a second American journalist by the same IS militant who killed James Foley last month. U.S. intelligence is working to authenticate the video.... Read more»

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Comic: Olympics

Dear God

U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials second-place finisher Ryan Hall is the United States’ fastest marathon runner, and a religious man. So religious that God is his coach.... Read more»

Super PAC defends 'King of Bain' movie about Romney

A top advisor to the pro-Newt Gringrich super PAC defended their ‘King of Bain’ movie attacking GOP front-runner Mitt Romney during his reign at Bain Capital, despite its reported inaccuracies and dramatizations. (with movie)... Read more»

Factcheck

Gingrich makes a French connection

Newt Gingrich attacks Mitt Romney once again, this time in a Web video that bashes Romney for raising taxes, giving money to Democrats (back in 1992) and — sacre bleu! — speaking French. But a few of the claims, besides the French one, could use some context.... Read more»

Obama's government reform plan

President Barack Obama has taken a crucial step toward that transformation with a thoughtful and far-reaching plan to reshape the federal government to more effectively focus on ensuring U.S. long-term economic competitiveness.... Read more»1

Tx shooting highlights struggle to regulate replica guns

The fatal police shooting earlier this month of a Texas middle school student clutching a BB gun spotlights how localities and states have struggled to identify and control both look-alike toys and guns that fire something other than bullets. ... Read more»2

Comic: Politics

God Bless

It is that most fundamental of questions, more basic even than the question of whether or not there is a god. The question is: Net? Or gross?... Read more»

Tunisia commemorates 1-year anniversary of revolt

Thousands of Tunisians celebrated the one-year anniversary of their uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in peaceful demonstrations.... Read more»

Martin Luther King

MLK Day march to remember man of peace

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be remembered by a march from UA to Reid Park on Monday morning. (with videos)... Read more»

Bacteria eat arm of 'bath salts' user

A New Orleans woman attacked by flesh-eating bacteria after injecting the increasingly popular drug “bath salts” has had her arm and shoulder amputated.... Read more»

Travel restrictions and road closures

The Santa Cruz River Park underpasses at Grant Road will be closed intermittently between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday for the installation of gas line. The intersection of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon roads will have lane closures for storm drain work.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Shattering the class warfare taboo

A new poll from Pew Research Center confirms that Americans are thinking a lot about class disparity. And now that they are talking, it turns out that most Americans think the deck is stacked in favor of the rich.... Read more»1

Federal judges question conduct of Tucson prosecutor

A U.S. appeals court panel criticized a Tucson federal prosecutor who it said “presented a falsified version” of testimony in a drug-smuggling case to make the defendant look as if she had lied on the stand.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is buying back the Capitol a good idea for Arizona?

Today on Buckmaster - It’s the Friday Focus with a newsmaker interview with State Rep. Steve Farley. Then it’s the Reporters’ Roundtable featuring Jimmy Boegle of the Tucson Weekly and Mark Evans of TucsonCitizen.com. Plus, the Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

Opinion

How far are we from making Dr. King’s dream a reality?

We will only realize Dr. King’s vision when every American has the chance to find a well-paying job, get health care when they get sick, and receive a quality education. The following numbers show how much work remains.... Read more»

Punishment for coordination between candidates, PACs rare

There is no established fine for offenders of rules against coordination of PACs and candidates. It is up to the six-member FEC — split evenly between Republicans and Democrats — to decide on punishment, and punishment is rare.... Read more»

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