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TSA: Don't bring guns to Sky Harbor

Sixty-six firearms were confiscated at Sky Harbor in 2013, trailing only three other U.S. airports, according to the TSA. In just the past week, security checkpoints there have taken away a stun gun, brass knuckles, toys and lighters shaped like hand grenades, a circular saw, a golf club, souvenir bats, a bowling pin and a slingshot.... Read more»

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UA grad killed in Kabul suicide attack

A 27-year-old graduate of the University of Arizona was killed in a suicide bombing Friday in Afghanistan. Chicago native Lexie Kamerman received a master’s in Education from the UA, and was working at the American University in Kabul.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain: Disengaging in Middle East spurs al-Qaeda

“Unless America is actively engaged in trying to support those in the broader Middle East who wish to replace despair and extremism with hope and freedom, I fear the tide of war will eventually hit us again.”... Read more»2

Mexico says cobalt-60 finally secured, villagers doubtful

Mexico’s energy authorities say specialists finally have recovered a capsule of cobalt-60 from a cornfield near the Mexican capital, presumably ending a nine-day saga that began when thieves hijacked a truck carrying the highly radioactive metal.... Read more»

Post-9/11, National Guard serves – and sacrifices – abroad

Sgt. Mary Herrera answered her country’s call after 9/11 and was deployed to Iraq where she was shot twice in the right arm, a memory that she says is still fresh 10 years later. But Herrera was not active military when she was wounded overseas: The Tucson resident was a member of Arizona’s Army National Guard.... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

After a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.... Read more»2

Here's what we still don't know about drones

Nearly six months ago, President Obama promised more transparency and tighter policies around targeted killings. In a speech, Obama vowed that the U.S. would only use force against a “continuing and imminent threat to the American people.” It would fire only when there was “near-certainty” civilians would not be killed or injured, and when capture was not feasible.... Read more»

Report: NSA collects millions of email contact lists in U.S., abroad

The latest revelations from documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed that the American spy agency has secretly been collecting millions of email and chat contact lists around the world.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Farley holding health-care town halls

Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Insitute, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, Pima County Bond Advisory Committee Chair Larry Hecker, state Sen. Steve Farley, Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times and Middle East expert Stephen Zunes... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Foreign policy in focus

City Councilman Steve Kozachik, Arizona Clean Elections ED Thomas Collins, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, TUSD Governing Boardmember Mark Stegeman,... Read more»

Flag from Ground Zero unfurled as Phoenix commemorates 9/11

John Buneta said he hadn’t attended a 9/11 commemoration before Wednesday. It was too difficult, he said, after working for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management on Sept. 11, 2001. But he decided to attend the memorial service at Phoenix City Hall, sharing a flag that flew over Ground Zero.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Remembering 9/11

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, 9/11 survivor Jim Campbell, Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small... Read more»

Photos: Tucson firefighters mark 9/11 with silence, lowered flag

At fire stations across Tucson on Wednesday morning, firefighters honored fallen brethren and the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by lowering flags to half-staff. At Fire Central downtown, the station’s bell was rung after a moment of silence at 8:45 a.m., and two bagpipers played “Amazing Grace.”... Read more»

Guest opinion

Barber: 9/11 didn't alter nation's spirit

Today we honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in those deadly terrorist attacks. We also remember the brave first responders who rushed in to confront danger and help those who survived.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Brewer: Lower flags to remember 9/11

Tomorrow, Americans will commemorate the twelfth anniversary of one the darkest days in our nation’s history. In tribute to the victims of 9/11, including the approximately 400 heroic first responders who gave their own lives to save others, let us again stand united in prayer and patriotism.... Read more»

3 other places the U.S. military bombed in the past month

Not every bombing campaign is as well publicized as the one probably coming to Syria. Here’s what else the U.S. military is up to.... Read more»

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