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FactCheck:Trump’s baseless claim on Iranian execution

Donald Trump speculated on Twitter that Shahram Amiri — an Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. and reportedly became a CIA spy — was executed in Iran recently “because of Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails.” There is no evidence of that.... Read more»

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Tucson businesses targeted in multi-state 'spice' drug probe

At least two Tucson-area businesses were raided by federal law enforcement agents Wednesday morning as part of a multi-state investigation targeting the sale and distribution of the synthetic drug known as "spice." ... Read more»

Judge tosses defamation suit over report on Az terrorism info center

A federal district judge in Phoenix threw out a lawsuit over a report that allegedly defamed a government contractor who helped a Chinese national gain access to a counterterrorism center. The lawsuit stemmed from an August 2014 story that revealed an apparent security breach at the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.... Read more»

Accused teen 'jihadist' ordered held without bond in Arizona

An Arizona teenager who the FBI said has professed to be an "American jihadist" was ordered to remain held without bond on Wednesday on charges of plotting to stage an attack with bombs and other weapons on a Phoenix-area state motor vehicle office.... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump’s 'rigged' claim

Trump is fond of the word “rigged.” The primary process, the economy, the justice system that did not charge Hillary Clinton with a crime: all rigged. Trump now says he’s a political trendsetter, claiming Bernie Sanders and then “everybody” followed his lead and started using the word “rigged” too. ... Read more»

Tucson teen pleads not guilty to plotting terror attack

An Arizona teenager accused of being an Islamic State sympathizer pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of plotting to attack a Phoenix-area state motor vehicle office with bombs and other weapons and was ordered kept in jail without bond. ... Read more»

New Border Patrol chief faces uphill battle to reform agency

As the first outsider appointed to run the Border Patrol in its 92-year history, former FBI official Mark Morgan starts his new job this week as chief with a target on his back. The selection of the career FBI official to run the 20,000-strong force sends a clear message: BP has a culture problem that needs to be fixed.... Read more»

Update: Tucson teen indicted on terror charges called himself 'American jihadist,' FBI says

An 18-year-old Tucsonan who was arrested last week and accused of plotting "acts of terror" called himself an "American jihadist" who supports ISIS and considered attacking an Air Force recruiting center in Tucson, court documents released Wednesday said. Khan was indicted by a state grand jury.... Read more»1

FactCheck: Clinton’s handling of classified information

An FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information resulted in no criminal charges, but it revealed that Clinton and her campaign made statements in the past about her email use that have turned out to be false or misleading.... Read more»

FBI arrests 18-year-old Tucson man on terrorism charges

An 18-year-old Tucsonan was arrested Friday, accused of plotting "acts of terror" against government buildings in Pima and Maricopa counties, authorities said. The FBI and Arizona Attorney General's Office investigated Mahin Khan, who was being held without bond.... Read more»

CBP review clears Border Patrol in 4 deadly force incidents

Customs and Border Protection cleared four agents of wrongdoing in use-of-force incidents, including one near Nogales, two in Texas and the fourth off the coast of California. In two instances, people were killed, but CBP said that agents acted "in compliance" when they used deadly force.... Read more»

9th Circuit dismisses Terry family's lawsuit over BP agent's death

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry may not sue the federal government over claims that officials acted irresponsibly in the botched "Fast and Furious" investigation, which lost track of hundreds of firearms when they were trafficked into Mexico, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Heraldgate is needlessly spinning out of control on Ally Miller

After Miller walked out of a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, it's clear this story is rapidly gyrating out of her control. She's playing a losing game of "why are you hitting yourself?" Miller needs to stop, take a breath and fully comply with public records requests and be open and transparent. The Herald saga is a ridiculous reason to toss away a political career. ... Read more»2

Tripped up by records questions, Ally Miller flees Supes meeting

Forced to acknowledge that she has not revealed records of public business she conducts using her personal accounts, Ally Miller quickly left a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, even as officials continued to discuss her month-long stonewalling of reporters' questions about ex-staffer Timothy DesJarlais' sham news website.... Read more»1

New Border Patrol chief is first agency outsider in nearly a century

Monday, CBP head R. Gil Kerlikowske announced that FBI veteran Mark Morgan would become the Chief of the Border Patrol. Morgan is the first head of U.S. Border Patrol to come from outside the agency in 92 years. ... Read more»

FactCheck: The NRA’s baseless FBI claim

The National Rifle Association executive director recently claimed that the FBI was prevented from fully investigating Omar Mateen prior to his attack in Orlando because of “the Obama administration’s political correctness.” ... Read more»

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