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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

GM says it has made 130 self-driving Bolts

General Motors says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit.


2018 point guard Brandon Williams picks Arizona over Gonzaga, other schools

Brandon Williams, a standout point guard in the 2018 class, had Gonzaga in his top five, but it seemed clear that Arizona was at the top of his list.


Two convicted sex offenders are arrested at Arizona border

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector say they have arrested two previously convicted sex offenders.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

Survivors seek donations to fund memorial to those killed in mass shooting

PHOENIX – Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Duke transfer Chase Jeter, who visited Gonzaga, picks Arizona

The transfer market has been good to Gonzaga in recent seasons but the Zags came up short again Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Families ask why arrest in Phoenix serial shooter case took so long

Graciela Beltran broke down in tears in her west Phoenix living room as she recounted the life and death of her son, one of the victims in a serial shooting …


Sheriff: Guns used to kill West Side couple possibly dumped near Mexican border

A sheriff in Washington says two guns used to kill a couple last year may have been dumped in western Arizona or eastern California near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Phoenix serial killings suspect: ‘I’m innocent’

For more than a year, Phoenix police were stumped by a string of killings in which a shooter stalked victims after dark and gunned them down as they stood outside …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

U.S. plan to improve firefighter shelters falters

Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters trapped by flames in Arizona …


Supreme Court sides with Goodyear in sanctions dispute

A unanimous Supreme Court is siding with Goodyear Rubber & Tire Co. in a dispute over a $2.7 million the company and its lawyers were ordered to pay in a …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Sessions to prosecutors: Get tough on border criminals

Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prosecutors across the country Tuesday to make immigration cases a higher priority and look for opportunities to bring serious felony charges against those who …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Six key moments that shaped Gonzaga’s greatest basketball season

The season opener was 30 seconds old and Nigel Williams-Goss already had a pair of buckets and Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer.


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Zags fans, here’s our list of things to do in Phoenix before Saturday’s Final Four game

If you’re taking a trip down south for some sunshine and a first-hand look at the Zags in the Final Four, you might want to plan on some things to …