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Deadly blue ‘Mexican oxy’ pills take toll on US Southwest

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Nogales, Arizona’s officials want razor wire removed from border wall, calling it inhuman

Officials in a small Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through …


U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say they’ve made their biggest fentanyl bust ever

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is fueling a national epidemic of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Ex-Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson puts Arizona home up for auction

Former Mariners pitcher and Hall of Famer Randy Johnson has placed his Paradise Valley, Arizona, home up for auction.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Arizona governor names Martha McSally to McCain Senate seat

Arizona’s governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …


Bedazzled pigeon found in Arizona city reunited with owners

A pigeon that had flown the coop with only its bedazzled vest is nesting back home in Phoenix.


Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Settlement reached in tight Arizona Senate vote count

Arizona Republicans and Democrats agreed Friday to give rural voters an extra chance to fix problems with their ballots in the count of the state’s tight Senate race.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Rain runoff leads to fatalities, dam danger in Arizona

The impact of remnants from Tropical Storm Rosa was still rippling across Arizona Thursday as a collision on a washed out highway near the Grand Canyon left one person dead …


Arizona company recalls more than 6.5 million pounds of beef

An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella.


Officials warn Arizona dam could fail and flood village

An earthen dam in Arizona’s southern desert could fail and flood a small village because the lake behind it is swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa, …


Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Eight people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men’s father-son bond

Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion.


John McCain had complicated relationship with Indian Country

John McCain hadn’t been elected to the U.S. Senate when a fellow veteran and friend spotted him at the annual Navajo Nation Fair.


Woman crashed Mormon Church service and accused former leader of raping her in 1984. He has denied it.

Sunday was supposed to be a day of fasting and testimony at the church, and McKenna Denson strode up to the pulpit like any other member of the congregation. She …


Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

Sen. John McCain’s widow on Tuesday said former Sen John Kyl will fill her late husband’s seat.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings

An Amber Alert was issued Saturday for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys’ mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

John McCain memorialized as hero, fighter and jokester

People waved American flags and campaign-style signs along the side of the road Thursday as a motorcade carrying Sen. John McCain’s body traveled from the state Capitol to a church …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

‘Real hero’: Crowds brave Arizona heat to honor John McCain

Family, friends and constituents were gathering Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the …


Some Arizona polling places down, frustrating primary voters

A contractor hired to set up voting machines in the Phoenix area failed to send enough technicians, leaving several polling places out of operation during Arizona’s primary election Tuesday, two …


Despite crackdown, immigrants flowing through Arizona border

Families are still coming into the U.S. even in the face of daily global headlines about the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies. The flow of families from Central America is …


Arizona clergy call activists to support migrants on border

Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state’s border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross …


Arizona state trooper fatally shot in highway confrontation

A rookie state trooper still in training was fatally shot and a second trooper was wounded in a fight with a suspect who took one of the trooper’s guns in …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Gonzaga draws Illinois in Maui Invitational opener

Gonzaga will open against Illinois in the nightcap of the Maui Invitational’s first day. The Zags and Illini will tip at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN2 on Monday, Nov. …


Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers

Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers …


Man charged in Arizona triple homicide of Washington residents

A man recently imprisoned after being convicted of shooting at police in metro Phoenix in 2016 now faces murder charges in rural western Arizona where he is accused of