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Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.

How we voted: Duke holds down the top spot, but No. 2 Michigan State on deck for Blue Devils

A few of the freshman phenoms are starring already – Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton and Duke’s Marvin Bagley III more than the others – but there wasn’t much shifting after the …

Stretch of Arizona road renamed after slain militia member

A 2-mile section of road in Mohave County, Arizona, is being renamed after a resident and militia member who was killed during last year’s standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge …

Indictments returned in college hoops bribery scheme

Four college basketball assistant coaches charged in a bribery scheme were among eight people indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in New York City.

Polygamous group slowly loses influence in longtime hometown

In a place where political contests are virtually unknown, the campaign signs offer the latest hint that a polygamous group is losing its grip on this remote red rock community …

The college basketball players you have to watch this season

Breaking down the players to know heading into the 2017-18 college basketball season:

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a two-year legal battle that could have repercussions …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

GOP rallies behind tax cuts after senators’ attack on Trump

Congressional Republicans showed scant signs Wednesday of turning on Donald Trump, rallying instead behind their party’s tax-cutting plans a day after a pair of prominent GOP senators denounced the president …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

GOP Sen. Flake, a vocal Trump critic, won’t seek re-election

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in …

Judge won’t throw out ruling explaining Arpaio’s conviction

The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman’s request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained …

Keillor: When a red state gets the blues

If you chose to live in a tree and the branch your hammock was attached to fell down, you wouldn’t ask for a government subsidy to hang your hammock in …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction than many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Trump returns to Arizona – and a chaotic political landscape

As Trump returns to Arizona on Tuesday in need of another big moment, he will find a place where his agenda and unconventional leadership style have consumed the political landscape …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Trump considers Arpaio pardon; critics call out president

President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

McCain says he expects to return to Senate next month

Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a radio interview Wednesday that he hates the healthy diet his wife and daughter are forcing on him as he fights an aggressive form …

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:52 p.m.

Arizona sheriff convicted of crime for ignoring judge’s order

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Helicopter rescues dozens of stranded by flooding in Arizona canyon

A police helicopter rescued approximately 35 hikers stranded by flooding in a national forest recreation area in Arizona.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

To the strains of “Ave Maria,” more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating …

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

McCain’s primary rival urges him to step aside after diagnosis – and suggests she could replace him

A day after news came out about Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged the ailing senator to think about his political future sooner rather …

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Arizona provides guidance for armed drivers

Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Ex-school official: Radicals taught Mexican-American program

The former leader of Arizona’s public schools defended his yearslong battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical …

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Flash flood at Arizona swimming hole leaves 9 dead, boy missing

At least eight people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest where more …

UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Town near Colorado ski resort welcomes visitors despite fire

The historic mountain town near Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomed visitors who help drive its economy despite a nearby wildfire Friday that forced residents to be ready to flee in case …

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Police: Suspect posted photos from drone in Arizona wildfire

A man accused of flying a drone over a major Arizona wildfire posted the aerial photos on his website, authorities said Saturday, leading to his arrest for hampering firefighting efforts …

Major route in Arizona reopens as fires sweep US West

Authorities reopened a major route through an Arizona community that barely escaped destruction from a massive wildfire and were expected to allow more evacuated residents to return home.

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Thousands in Arizona flee flames as wildfires sweep West

A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the …

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Scorching heat a possible factor in Arizona deaths

Officials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees.