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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Phoenix, Ariz. (CNSNews.com) - Retired Army General Wesley Clark was hit with sharp criticism for his past praise of the Bush administration and his flip-flopping positions on the war in Iraq during the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in Phoenix Thursday.Clark, who has never held elective office and is the most recent entrant in the Democratic presidential sweepstakes, took a broadside from Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman who said he was "very disappointed" by Clark's waffling on the Iraq issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The discovery of a suspected triple murderer in Mexico is prompting some embarrassing questions about U.S. border security in Arizona.Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mexican Consul General Carlos Flores Vizcarra announced the capture of 34-year old Rodrigo Cervantes-Zavala in Puerto Vallarta and the recovery of his two children.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The penalty phase of a murder trial featuring a Phoenix, Ariz., man who mistook a Sikh for an Arab and killed him in an apparent retaliation for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, began Thursday.The jury in the case Tuesday took just three hours to convict 44-year old Frank Roque on six counts, including first-degree murder, in the death of 49-year old Balbir Singh Sohdi. The jury was to hear from defense attorneys Thursday pleading to save Roque's life, and from prosecutors looking to end it.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A jury in Mesa, Ariz., took just six hours Thursday to decide on the death penalty for a man it earlier convicted of murdering an Indian gas station owner in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks. The killer, 44-year old Frank Roque, mistook the victim, an Indian Sikh, for an Arab.The jury was told that Roque drove to Balbir Singh-Sodhi's Mesa gas station four days after the Sept. 11 attacks and shot him five times. Prosecutors said Roque mistook Singh-Sodhi for an Arab because he was wearing a turban and a beard.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The sight of rival gangs shooting at each other is hardly unique in America, but when the cargo prompting the gun battle is a group of illegal aliens being smuggled from Mexico into the U.S., the news provides momentum for an Arizona congressman trying to convince colleagues of the need for immigration reform.Four people were killed and five wounded in this week's gun battle that closed much of Interstate 10 in the heart of Phoenix. Three others were hurt in a traffic accident caused by the shooting, according to investigators.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The sight of rival gangs shooting at each other is hardly unique in America, but when the cargo prompting the gun battle is a group of illegal aliens being smuggled from Mexico into the U.S., the news provides momentum for an Arizona congressman trying to convince colleagues of the need for immigration reform.Four people were killed and five wounded in this week's gun battle that closed much of Interstate 10 in the heart of Phoenix. Three others were hurt in a traffic accident caused by the shooting, according to investigators.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Unable to pay the victims of priestly sexual abuse, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Tucson, Ariz., says he must take the unprecedented step of declaring the diocese bankrupt.Bishop Gerald Kicanas said that if attorneys for the alleged victims press for a large settlement, he has no other choice.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With Congress and the federal judiciary at a standstill over how best to protect children from Internet pornography at public libraries, the city of Phoenix, Ariz., has jumped out front on the issue. The city's new ban on web smut is also already the target of a challenge by civil libertarians.