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Arizona: U.S. state in the United States
Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.


In Ann Arbor, the Student Newspaper Is the Only Newspaper

As more than 2,000 newspapers across the country have closed or merged, student journalists from Michigan to Arizona have stepped in to fill the void.
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Closure of Arizona plant symbolizes the demise of coal and its human toll

Leave home, retire or make do. The options are few for workers affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta mine.
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Videos for Arizona

Pence defends Trump's call for foreign nations to probe Biden [Video]Pence defends Trump's call for foreign nations to probe Biden

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday defended his boss' calls for Ukraine and China to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:32Published

Struggling Beto To Host Arizona Town Hall [Video]Struggling Beto To Host Arizona Town Hall

K.O.L.D. News 13 reports that Beto O'Rourke is coming to Arizona. The candidate will hold a town hall in Tucson, Arizona this weekend near the University of Arizona campus. O’Rourke’s town hall is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

A Second Man Has Been Arrested In Connection To Rapper Mac Miller's Death [Video]A Second Man Has Been Arrested In Connection To Rapper Mac Miller's Death

A second man has been arrested in connection with the 2018 death of rapper Mac Miller. Ryan Reavis, 36, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was charged with a series of drugs and weapons offenses. He was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Republicans Look Tp Scrap Primaries [Video]Republicans Look Tp Scrap Primaries

Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses. The move would prevent primary challengers from defeating Donald Trump. Republican parties in South Carolina,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Arizona Women Get Lip Injections From A Woman Out Of Her Home--And It Didn't Go Well [Video]Arizona Women Get Lip Injections From A Woman Out Of Her Home--And It Didn't Go Well

Seven women have reported oozing pus, swelling, and pain in their lips. The symptoms arose after they got lip filler injections at a Maricopa, Arizona, woman's home. According to Business Insider, the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published


An Arizona employee faced racial slurs, dolls depicting lynchings, lawsuit claims

Arizona Discount Movers denied a pattern of racial harassment, but settled the suit with its former employee Clinton Lee for $54,000.  
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Arizona elected official charged with alleged adoption scheme

An elected official in Arizona is in jail and charged with more than 60 felonies for allegedly running a multi-state adoption scheme. Prosecutors says Paul Petersen preyed on pregnant women from the..
CBS News - Published

Padres pitcher tased, arrested after allegedly trying to enter home through dog door

Padres right-hander Jacob Nix is charged with criminal trespassing after allegedly trying to enter an Arizona home through the dog door.
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An Arizona elected official ran an illegal adoption scheme: How big was the 'baby mill'?

One of the adoptive parents interviewed by investigators said they had no idea Petersen was processing adoptions for so many women at a time.
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Southwest Airlines flight diverted after intoxicated passenger assaults other travelers, police say

The Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas was headed to Los Angeles International Airport when it had to make an unplanned stop in Tucson, Arizona.
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Arizona Official Placed 29 Babies in Adoption Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

Paul D. Petersen, Maricopa County’s assessor, arranged for women from the Marshall Islands to fly to the United States to give birth at taxpayers’ expense, prosecutors said.
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'Purest form of human trafficking': Arizona official indicted in adoption fraud scheme

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen arranged for 28 pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to travel to Arizona, the state Attorney General said.
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Arizona politician charged in human smuggling case

An Arizona elected official has been accused of human smuggling in an adoption fraud scheme that brought dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give up their children for..
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Arizona official indicted for human smuggling, sale of a child in adoption fraud

An investigation last year questioned the legality of adoptions Petersen administers through his private-sector job as a private adoption attorney.  
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Cracks in Purdue's proposed opioid settlement as Arizona backs out

The U.S. state of Arizona withdrew its support for a proposed nationwide opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma LP, saying the maker of OxyContin sought to "undermine material terms of the deal,"..
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Massive dust devil in Arizona swirls towards car

A huge dust devil was captured on camera by a driver as it swirled towards a road near Phoenix, Arizona.
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Arizona gymnast Jade Carey tops vault qualifying, gets rare 'win' over Simone Biles

Jade Carey had the highest vault score in qualifying at the world gymnastics championships, topping Simone Biles by the slimmest of margins.
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The perils of private prison health care

While serving a three-year sentence in an Arizona prison that contracts with a private health care company, Mariam Abdullah was diagnosed with mental illnesses. Six weeks after her 18th birthday, she..
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VP Mike Pence backs inquiries into Biden, defends President Trump over Ukraine controversy

"These endless investigations should end in Washington, D.C.," Vice President Mike Pence said after an event in Arizona.
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End of the Trail

A key witness in the murder case against an Arizona stockbroker accused of killing his ex-wife speaks out on network television for the first time in an interview with "48 Hours." Maureen Maher..
CBS News - Published

Arizona boy dead after man attempted exorcism to get 'demon' out of him, officials say

Pablo Martinez told police and the FBI that within the last week, he had noticed that “his son … had a demon inside of him."
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Dark Side of the Mesa

Convicted of killing his wife in 2004, a bombshell twist gives an Arizona man a second shot at freedom. Will a jury set him free? "48 Hours" correspondent Susan Spencer has the latest in the case.
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The Boss, the Arizona bartender and the day 30 years ago that changed everything

Brenda "Bubbles" Phillips met The Boss 30 years ago. She was tending bar in Prescott when he came in for a beer. What happened next changed her life.
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Jeff Flake: 'At least 35' GOP senators would vote to impeach Trump if vote were private

The former Arizona Senator, who was one of Trump's most visible critics in the Senate, said if there was a secret vote, "there would be at least 35" GOP senators to vote for impeachment.
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Mac Miller: Arizona man arrested in connection with rapper's death

Ryan Reavis, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was arrested in connection with rapper Mac Miller's death and is facing multiple charges.
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Second man arrested in rapper Mac Miller overdose investigation

An Arizona man has been arrested on drug and weapons charges as part of an investigation into the 2018 overdose death of rapper Mac Miller, police said on Wednesday, the second person apprehended in..
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Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews accused of disorderly conduct in Arizona

According to police report, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews tried to open the door of a parked car with a woman inside at 2 a.m.
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A Marine went missing in Arizona. He was found five days later at a rest stop in Texas

Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was found safe in Texas late Saturday evening. Officials didn't elaborate on Wallace's disappearance.
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Forget Greenland — Arizona GOP challenger wants to annex Mexico. And (LOL) he's serious.

Republicans have come up with all sorts of crazy ideas, but Senate candidate Daniel McCarthy's idea to annex Mexico tops the list.
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Progressive revolt against Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema is exactly why Trump will win (again)

Progressives want to censure Kyrsten Sinema, the first Arizona Democrat to win a Senate seat in 30 years. Genius idea: Hurtle left, right off a cliff.
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See what's it's like to go scorpion hunting in Arizona

Scorpions have roamed the earth for 450 million years. An interesting way to learn about the critters is to go on scorpion hunts in Southwest states.
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Park Service Says Archaeological Sites Are Imperiled by Border Wall

The National Park Service has warned that President Trump’s border wall will significantly damage or destroy more than 20 archaeological sites in the Arizona desert.
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How an Arizona high school coach was caught leaking game plans to opponents

For more than two years, a high school coach in Arizona gave opponents plans for multiple sports, including football. He resigned last week.
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450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

The Trump administration said this week that they plan on building between 450 and 500 miles of fencing along the border by the end of 2020.
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Too-many-men penalty costs No. 19 Michigan State in loss to Arizona State

Michigan State had too many men on the field for its game-tying field goal in the final seconds vs. Arizona State. It missed the re-kick to lose 10-7.
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Hot air balloon crashes into tree

A hot air balloon was caught on camera quickly losing altitude and crashing into a tree in a Tucson, Arizona neighborhood.
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AP Top Stories September 13 A

Here's the latest for Friday September 13th: Democrats debate in Houston; Trump visits Baltimore; Sunken scuba boat raised off California; Fugitive couple arrested in Arizona  
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Couple Wanted on Murder Charges Are Captured in Arizona Forest After Hiding for 16 Days

Blane and Susan Barksdale escaped on Aug. 26 after overpowering two private security guards who were transporting them back to Tucson, Ariz., the authorities said.
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Fugitive married murder suspects recaptured in Arizona

The married murder suspects who made a dramatic escape from custody more than two weeks ago have been recaptured. Authorities announced overnight that Blane and Susan Barksdale were arrested in..
CBS News - Published

Fugitive couple wanted in Arizona murder arrested after weeks-long manhunt

Blane Barksdale, 56, and his wife, Susan, 59, were arrested Wednesday night without incident, authorities said. They had been on the run since August.
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Fugitive couple who overpowered guards captured in Arizona

A fugitive husband-and-wife team wanted for murder and arson have been captured in Arizona, police said on Thursday, nearly three weeks after they overpowered guards and escaped custody in Utah last..
Reuters - Published

Former Arizona state trooper arrested for sexual assault

A former Arizona state trooper, Tremaine Jackson, has been arrested and faces 61 charges related to sexual abuse. He is accused of attempting to exploit female drivers during traffic stops. KPHO-TV's..
CBS News - Published

Purdue Pharma reaches tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuits

Arizona's attorney general said the tentative deal was the quickest way to get relief for communities devastated by the opioid epidemic.
CBS News - Published

Arizona state trooper arrested on 61 counts of sex abuse, kidnapping and harassment

Tremaine Jackson, a 13-year DPS veteran, is facing 61 criminal counts of sex abuse, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and more, officials said.  
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Iowa and New Hampshire won't cancel 2020 GOP primaries

Trump allies on the ground in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas moved to cancel the 2020 primary contests
CBS News - Published

Arizona trooper arrested on charges he tried to extort sexual favors

Tremaine Jackson, 43, has been relieved of duty after 13 years on the job in central Phoenix
CBS News - Published

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