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  • Car fire closes Interstate 17 northbound near downtown Phoenix
    PHOENIX -- A car fire closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix for a short time Thursday, the Arizona Department of Transportation said. All northbound traffic was being forced off at Jefferson Street for a short time.…
  • Monsoon storm brings rain, dust to Phoenix area
    PHOENIX -- A monsoon storm brought rain to the Phoenix area on Thursday and sent a cloud of dust over the city. The wet weather hit the city from the northwest, where it dumped rain on drivers in the suburbs…
  • Justice Department: Arizona man indicted for supporting ISIS
    PHOENIX -- An Arizona man was indicted Thursday for allegedly supporting the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS. Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal, 42, allegedly helped a New York City college student travel to Syria via Turkey to receive military-style…
  • Main Street Minute: Phoenix-area job fairs feature customer service, retail
    KTAR's Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m. • Tele-tech Tempe is holding a job fair Thursday from 9 a.m.…
  • Home run! Arizona Diamondbacks to hold $5,000 education grant contest
    PHOENIX -- Baseball and books: Who ever said the two couldn't mix? Well, the Arizona Diamondbacks are challenging any naysayers who believe otherwise. The baseball giant has teamed up with University of Phoenix to offer Arizona educators to "Make Your…
  • Demolition starts on Phoenix homes in way of Loop 202 expansion
    PHOENIX -- Crews began demolishing the first of almost 200 vacant homes Thursday morning, preparation for the expansion of a Phoenix-area freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation spent just about 20 years buying up the properties -- houses, businesses and…
  • UA, ASU among healthiest eating universities
    While Arizona students may be putting the final touches on new dorm rooms and finishing their first full week of classes – they’re also ordering healthier food delivery, according to a recently released GrubHub analysis. The online food delivery company…
  • Phoenix medical center to launch $1M ALS study in fall
    When a patient is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the bad news only gets worse. “The average life expectancy for someone with ALS, is two to three years,” Dr. Robert Bowser said. Bowser, of the Barrow Neurological Institute in…

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  • Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could…
  • Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks
    BOSTON (AP) -- Like their counterparts in the pros, more college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans. The NCAA generally forbids its players from cashing in on their athletic success,…
  • Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions
    NEW YORK (AP) -- In an era when anyone can go online and find video of terrorist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news…

National

  • AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing
    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths -- Justin Wilson, Dan…
  • Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could…
  • Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions
    NEW YORK (AP) -- In an era when anyone can go online and find video of terrorist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news…

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