TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County's top lawman says he has no intention of enforcing Arizona's controversial crackdown on illegal immigration. Sheriff Clarence Dupnik calls SB 1070 "racist," "disgusting," and "unnecessary."
Speaking Tuesday morning with KGUN9's Steve Nunez, Dupnik made it clear that while he will not comply with the provisions of the new law, nor will he let… Continue
President Barack Obama is criticizing Senate Republicans for continuing to block debate on a bill to impose greater financial controls on the financial industry. Obama spoke at a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa, after Republicans refused Tuesday for the second straight day to allow debate to begin. A third vote is expected Wednesday. Obama said it's one thing to… Continue
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Four U.S. senators want Facebook to make it easier for its more than 400 million users to protect their privacy as the website develops new outlets to share personal information. The call for simpler privacy controls came in a letter that the senators planned to send Tuesday to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Associated Press obtained a draft of the letter signed by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo; Sen. Mark… Continue
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An elderly woman stood her ground last week when a man allegedly barged into a Malden convenience store demanding cash.
The woman, who police say is a regular customer at the 7-Eleven store on Salem Street in Malden, sprang into action when a man entered the store, strong-armed the clerk and began taking money from the register. Grabbing a handheld scanner, the woman, who… Continue
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NEW YORK (AP) — The only man to admit shooting Malcolm X was freed on parole Tuesday, 45 years after he assassinated the civil rights leader.
Thomas Hagan, the last man still serving time in the 1965 killing, was freed from a Manhattan prison where he spent two days a week under a work-release program, state Department of Correctional Services spokeswoman Linda Foglia said.
LUMBERTON (WTVD) -- State alcohol agents arrested the mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur earlier this month.
According to the Fayetteville Observer, 63-year-old Afeni Shakur Davis was charged on April 16 with felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and simple possession of a controlled substance.
She is out of jail on a $10,000 bond, and… Continue
(CNN) -- Lawmakers in Ukraine scuffled with each other, throwing punches and eggs, as parliament met Tuesday to ratify a treaty with Russia that extends the latter's navy presence in the Ukraine's Crimean peninsula until 2042.
The ruling Regions party eventually ratified the treaty but not before howls of protest from the opposition.
NEW YORK – Rapper DMX says he's been ripped off for years by a company hired to collect his song royalties, but he's been behind bars so much that he only recently realized the problem.
The platinum-selling but troubled hip-hop artist — who's currently in an Arizona jail — said in a lawsuit filed Monday that Rich Kid Entertainment 1 and related companies paid him nothing while collecting royalties on some of his… Continue
The homeless man lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building, blood from knife wounds pooling underneath his body.
One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, some turning their heads to look, others stopping to gawk. One even lifted… Continue
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Jay-Z Called Peedi Crack Soft For Ringing His Phone Asking For Help, When Goons Busted In His Crib, Almost Held Him Hostage? Peedi Is Back Home From Jail Explaining Downfall Of Rocafella & Why Jigga Stopped Messing With… Continue
Rescue workers in Mississippi continued to search for survivors Sunday after a powerful tornado ripped through the state a day earlier, killing 10 people, injuring several others and leveling many homes.
The storm system began in Louisiana where a tornado destroyed 12 homes and warehouses at Complex Chemical Co., which makes antifreeze and automotive fluids.
PHOENIX — The furor over Arizona’s new law cracking down on illegal immigrants grew Monday as opponents used refried beans to smear swastikas on the state Capitol, civil rights leaders demanded a boycott of the state and the Obama administration weighed a possible legal challenge.
Activists are planning a challenge of their own, hoping to block the law from taking effect by arguing… Continue
A white supremacist group rallied against illegal immigration in downtown Los Angeles Saturday as hundreds of counter-protesters gathered to shout them down in a tense standoff that included several arrests, thrown rocks and police in riot gear.
Police officers stood between the white supremacists and counter-demonstrators on the south lawn of Los Angeles' City Hall, where about 50 members of the National Socialist Movement waved… Continue