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500 killed in Venezuelan jails in 2011

With inmates wielding machine guns, rifles and grenades and guards often unwilling to enter the overcrowded buildings for fear of their own death, jails in Venezuela have become a lawless territory that magnify the violence outside their walls.... Read more»

Bishops vow to sue feds over contraception rule

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is promising a legal challenge to federal rules the Obama administration reaffirmed Friday requiring health insurers to provide women with a range of preventive health services, including birth control, without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible.... Read more»1

From the editor

Sentinel hits second birthday

It’s been two years since TucsonSentinel.com hit the Internet, two years of long hours, quick lunches and lengthy City Council meetings. Since our launch, we’ve gained a reputation - both local and national - as the news website that gets it first, and gets it right. Some two-year-olds are just learning to walk. I believe we’re hitting our stride.... Read more»4

Newt takes S.C. primary

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was the clear winner of the Republican primary in South Carolina on Saturday with 40.4 percent of the vote.... Read more»

Downed lines close Grant near Country Club overnight

Grant Road is closed overnight after power lines were downed in a motor vehicle accident, Tucson police said.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

That's a wrap, evangelicals

In a post-Citizens United world, has unlimited money ended the need to pander to evangelicals?... Read more»1

Man wanted in Peterson killing surrenders

The man wanted for first-degree murder in the killing of 21-year-old Jordan “JP” Peterson surrendered in Texas on Saturday.... Read more»3

Midtown bank robber sought

Tucson police are seeking information about a man who robbed the Tucson Federal Credit Union at 3801 E. Speedway on Friday. Has the same robber hit the Midtown credit union twice within weeks?... Read more»

Factcheck

Misleading claims in Obama’s first 2012 ad

President Obama’s first 2012 campaign ad misleads on ethics, “clean-energy” jobs and U.S. dependence on oil imports.... Read more»2

In the gusher of super PACs, confusion reigns

As the South Carolina primary revs up, it’s worth taking a step back and considering all the confusing names for super PACs, and all the confusing money that might be spent in the coming months.... Read more»

Opinion

Reproductive rights on the brink as Roe turns 39

We approach the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, on Sunday after a year that saw unprecedented assaults on access to abortion care and family planning services.... Read more»

Perfume vendor with Az ties gets 20 years for aiding cartel

A federal judge Friday sentenced a Texas perfume vendor with Arizona connections to nearly 20 years in prison for his involvement in a money-laundering scheme that prosecutors said aided the Sinaloa cartel.... Read more»

Left lane of southbound Oracle to be closed Sunday

The left lane of southbound Oracle Road near Orange Grove and Ina roads will be temporarily closed Sunday for road maintenance.... Read more»

Panel OKs bill for disclosure of rural homes’ water supplies

Prospective home buyers deserve to know the adequacy of a property’s water supply before making a purchase in rural Arizona, the head of an environmental group said Thursday.... Read more»

Mexico: A drug war survival guide

While Mexico’s merciless drug war has scared off tourists and investment dollars, it has fed one niche industry: private-security services.... Read more»

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