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Building sand castles on Florida’s beaches is illegal, feds tell oil-hunting reporter

Ever go to the beach and not think of slapping together a sand castle? And who doesn’t enjoy the feeling of wet, warm sand between her toes? According to federal authorities who recently intercepted an oil-hunting reporter on a Florida beach, those activities have been deemed “illegal.” The officers’ legal…

‘Declining’ border violence ‘throws sand in the face of’ Arizona law backers

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) have defended their state’s controversial new immigration crackdown on grounds of spiraling crime in Arizona due to the lack of security along the US-Mexico border. But new studies finds that spillover violence from Mexico has been “declining,” bringing into question the timing…