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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.


Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court

The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly

Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …


Six killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line

Authorities in New Mexico say six people are dead after a 25-vehicle pileup on I-10 caused by sudden blowing dust in New Mexico near the Arizona state line.


From Phoenix to Sacramento, West sweats through worst heat wave in decades

All-time heat records could be in jeopardy in the Southwest this week as a dome of hot, high pressure settles over the region. Triple-digit highs are in the forecast from …