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ATLANTA - The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens' ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.
IN THE IRAQI DESERT - A bomber posing as a taxi driver summoned American troops for help, then blew up his vehicle Saturday, killing himself and four soldiers and opening a new chapter of carnage in the war for Iraq.
A San Tan Valley man is dead after shooting at Pinal County Sheriff's deputies and then fatally shooting himself in the head.
Like so many other states, Arizona allows its license plates to carry messages supporting certain charitable and educational causes. It raises some money for the state, as well as for the charities and schools.
Last spring, the Bush administration approached Congress about cutting the budget for air marshals by 20 percent and was rebuffed.
ATLANTA -- Recent student suicides have parents and advocates complaining that anti-bullying laws enacted in nearly every state are not being enforced and do not go far enough to identify and rid schools of chronic tormentors.
BAGHDAD - An al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility Tuesday for double suicide truck bombings that killed nine U.S. paratroopers in the worst attack on American ground forces in Iraq in more than a year, saying it sent "two knights" for the attack.
February 10, 2005
A bill has been introduced in the Arizona Legislature that addresses bullying and harassment through electronic means on campus or through school property.
When advised at his post-election press conference of the possible death of Yasser Arafat, President Bush generously said, "My first reaction is, God bless his soul."
August 5, 2004
U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell intended to speak to a group of local veterans Monday to discuss three veteran-related issues: homelessness, suicide and outpatient wait times at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
The position taken by letter writer Ken Campbell on Feb. 14, regarding “assisted suicide” is too dangerous to ignore.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -Suspected al-Qaida suicide bombers blew up trucks packed with explosives at the British consulate and a London-based bank Thursday, killing at least 27 people and wounding nearly 450. View the slideshow.
Dan Thomasson: The other day I asked a liberal friend whether he considered someone arrested in an attempted act of terror a warrior or merely a criminal?
LONDON - He was James Bond's go-to guy for inventions that included dagger-embedded shoes, radioactive lint and a deadly sofa that swallowed people. Now, Britain's domestic spy agency - MI5 - is hunting for its very own "Q," of sorts.
It’s not well-known, but one expert says self-harm among adolescents is a problem around the country and in the East Valley.
It was rapidly approaching triple digits, and Mesa police detective Phil Quintana remembers he was drenched in sweat, a blanket separating him from the hot asphalt as he peered into a drainage pipe, talking to a naked man.
WASHINGTON - The 27 pages deleted from a congressional report on Sept. 11, 2001, depict a Saudi government that not only provided significant money and aid to the suicide hijackers, but also allowed potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to flow to al-Qaida and other terrorist groups through suspect charities and other fronts, according to sources familiar with the document.
The Norwegian directing team of Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, whose biopic of World War II resistance fighter Max Manus was a huge hit on home turf, have turned to another native hero for "Kon-Tiki." One of the most-vaunted escapades of the 20th century, Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 Peru-to-Polynesia expedition by raft gets glossy big-screen treatment in this efficiently told action-adventure. Delivering visual drama and understated character study, sometimes in disappointingly formulaic fashion, the feature has its incisive moments but falls short as both epic and intimate portrait.
DENVER (AP) — In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy five years ago, the University of Colorado and other schools across the U.S. created "threat assessment teams" to identify and take action against students who might turn violent. Now, in the aftermath of the movie theater rampage in Aurora, some are wondering whether the system broke down.
It's not often that a city employee of a utilities plant acts out in a way that causes a facility to go offline and threatens the safety of first responders, much less co-workers.
“A short history of airport security: We screen for guns, so the terrorists use box cutters. We confiscate box cutters, so they put explosives in their sneakers. We screen footwear, so they try to use liquids. We confiscate liquids, so they put plastic explosives in their underwear. We roll out full-body scanners, even though they wouldn’t have caught the Underwear Bomber, so they put a bomb in a printer cartridge. We ban printer cartridges over 16 ounces — the level of magical thinking here is amazing — and they’re going to do something else. This is a stupid game, and we should stop playing it.” — Bruce Schneier, security technologist and author of several books on computer security, in an editorial he wrote for the New York Times entitled “Do Body Scanners Make Us Safer? A Waste of Money and Time”
Floyd and Mary Beth Brown: “Jessica’s Agony, Bullied for Her Weight,” a magazine cover blares in big, bold letters.
CARROLL, N.Y. - A fugitive who once threatened to "splatter pig meat all over Chautauqua County" in upstate New York surrendered without firing a shot, ending a five-month manhunt for a career criminal suspected of shooting three state troopers, one fatally.