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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 …


Uber driverless car not at fault in Arizona accident, police say

A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.


5 great things for families to do in Phoenix’s West Valley

From horseback rides and petroglyphs to zoo animals and airplanes, there’s plenty to do and see on a Arizona visit.


Supporters in Arizona rally behind woman deported in immigration crackdown

Arizona immigration activists prodded Phoenix politicians and law enforcement to declare the city a sanctuary for immigrants in the country illegally after a mother of two U.S. citizens was deported …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Allonzo Trier helps No. 9 Arizona hold off Stanford

Pac-12 basketball


Trump’s first days: For many in Arizona, it doesn’t get any better than this

Across the massive mall parking lot from the Red Lobster, Rush Limbaugh’s radio show blared from the speakers of a silver sedan, idling near Party City with its windows down. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 11:20 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: Isaac Hamilton scores 33, hits nine 3-pointers and UCLA tops Arizona State

Isaac Hamilton scored 33 points, hitting a career-high nine 3-pointers, and No. 3 UCLA routed Arizona State 102-80 on Thursday night to improve to 11-0 at home.


Passing driver kills man who shot Arizona officer in ambush

An Arizona state trooper stopped to help at a car wreck along a remote highway Thursday when he was shot and wounded in an ambush by a man who was …