Army Command Sergeant Major Martin Barreras, a 49-year-old from Tucson, died earlier this week at a hospital in San Antonio, a week after being wounded in Afghanistan.Barreras is the 50th soldier from Arizona to die in connection with the war in Afghanistan.
Army First Lieutenant Jonam Russell, a 25-year-old from Cornville, was killed in Afghanistan earlier this week along with two others, after they were attacked with an improvised explosive device, according to the Defense Department.Russell is the 48th Arizona soldier to die in Afghanistan under "Ope ... More >>
Eric Harroun, a 30-year-old former U.S. soldier raised in Phoenix, has been charged with conspiring to use a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) while fighting in Syria with an Al-Qaeda group. The charge, which carries a potential sentence of life in prison, comes a couple of weeks after a video surface ... More >>
Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave testimony at both House and Senate committees on the September 11 attack on the on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.Finally, Republicans got what they were waiting for -- although not quite everyone was effective in their opportunity to ... More >>
Despite becoming the butt of jokes for his concerns about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Senator John McCain got his way -- U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told NBC News she's taking herself out of the running for the secretary of state post.In a letter to President Obama, Rice expl ... More >>
Abdullatif Aldosary, the Coolidge resident accused of detonating an "explosive device" outside the Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande Friday morning, was hit with two charges yesterday, although just one of those charges is related to the bombing.The other charge is related to th ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced today that the FBI's Portland, Oregon office raided a house belonging to the person they believe was running a website that glorified killing cops and "threatened to kill" the sheriff.The suspect, 35-year-old Clifton Dawayne Brooks, wasn't arrested, bu ... More >>
*Fake bomb.A New York woman really didn't want her mother and brother flying on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, terrorist attacks -- so she called in a bomb threat, according to federal authorities.Mary Purcell, 37, of Lake Ronkonkoma, anonymously called the Tucson Airport Au ... More >>
www.idon'twannagrowup.comThat's because he's a child -- not an inmate in a county jail.In an apparent attempt to continue treating adult inmates in his jails like a classroom full of fourth-graders (and to try and cash in on the media buzz surrounding the most tragic day in the country's history) ... More >>
Everyone had a reaction to last weekend's downing of terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, even the superstars of hip-hop.Rappers ranging from Public Enemy's Chuck D to Soulja Boy had something to say about Bin Laden's death via Twitter. For instance, Lupe Fiasco tweeted "Osama Dead!?! Afgha ... More >>
Cafe PressIt's never too early to become a patriot.We might not be getting pictures of Osama bin Laden's corpse from Barack Obama -- but there's some interesting memorabilia for sale. The Toronto Star is reporting that t-shirts, greeting cards and coffee mugs celebrating bin Laden's death are se ... More >>
This photo of Osama bin Laden is fake. Photos of the real dead Bin Laden will not be released to the public.President Barack Obama announced yesterday that he would not release photos of Osama bin Laden's bullet-riddled corpse to the public, claiming the photos are too graphic and "not in our nat ... More >>
Toby KeithTwo pretty big events have happened in recent hours -- events that will forever change the course of American history. First off, the obvious -- it was confirmed late last night that Osama Bin Laden was killed by close-range firefight by Navy Seals. Secondly, and maybe just as important ... More >>
www.funnypicturesofanything.comDepartment of Homeland Security officials confirm that a book glamorizing suicide bombers was found in the Arizona desert earlier this week. The book, "In Memory of Our Martyrs," was found Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Casa Grande substation who wa ... More >>
Gilman and Crump go at it in Gilman's latestIn this latest video from Dennis Gilman, the feisty videographer goes at it with GOP candidate for Congress Sam Crump. Crump asserts that there have been documented cases of terrorists attempting to cross the Arizona-Mexico border, and Gilman confronts him ... More >>
www.point-spreads.comBoth of Arizona's senators teamed up today to throw some jabs at how the Obama administration -- namely former Arizona governor and Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano -- handled the Christmas-day terror scare in Detroit.At an end-of-the-year press conference at John McC ... More >>
Disaster will strike the Valley on March 10, 2009.No, that's not a prediction from the Mayan calendar. It's a mock event being held on or near Arizona State University's Tempe campus to test the disaster readiness of local public safety officials and health care workers.The "Coyote Crisis Campaign" ... More >>
In light of reports that Mesa fruitcake and state Senator Karen Johnson is lobbying U.S. Senator John McCain to meet with 9/11-denier and starvation artist Blair Gadsby, I'd like to offer McCain a few reasons why he should never, ever bow to the whims of wackos like Gadsby and those who support him. ... More >>
Pat Curley slices through the loony conspiracy theories at his influential "Screw Loose Change" Web site
WikimediaCommons Rosie the Rotund takes a hit off the 9/11 troofer crackpipe. Proving true the adage that even a cracked clock is right twice a day, Mexican immigrant-basher Darrell Ankkkarlo of KTAR 92.3 FM dumped on roly-poly bigmouth Rosie O'Donnell this Tuesday morn re: her support fo ... More >>
The Rep's reportorial kitty cat: I could Google 9/11, but then I'd have to get off my ass. Following the East Valley Tribune's verbal BJ of the 9/11 Accountability Conference taking place in Chandler this weekend, the Arizona Repugnant ran a totally uncritical puff piece on the confab in tod ... More >>
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