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  • Court: Border Patrol bosses can’t be sued for officers’ actions

    A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Border Patrol supervisors cannot be sued for the actions of subordinates who routinely stopped vans "based principally on ‘the Latin, Hispanic or Mexican appearance'" of their occupants.
  • Arizona’s defense industry bracing for big cutbacks

    Up to $500 billion in automatic defense cuts could take effect in January if congressional leaders can't reach a deficit reduction deal, according to Reuters.
  • Arizona construction workers in demand

    The head of the Arizona Construction Association said Arizona lost almost 210,000 construction workers during the recession.
  • Tight Valley home market taking toll on first-time buyers

    With a one-month supply of homes for sale in the Valley, it's definitely a seller's market.
  • Valley group prepping immigrants for SB 1070 decision

    With a Supreme Court decision on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 expected any day, a Valley group is helping illegal immigrants get ready for what may happen.
  • Valley cities team up to cut health care costs

    Four valley cities, including El Mirage, are joining forces to reduce health care costs for their employees.
  • Study suggests drinking while pregnant may be safe

    Researchers in Denmark found that women who consume certain amounts of alcohol during pregnancy has no effect on the fetus or child even up to five years later.
  • Gunmen arrested after attempting to rob Phoenix home

    Five children are safe after three gunmen stormed into their home near 71st Avenue and Indian School, demanding money and jewelery early Wednesday morning.
  • Mexican man pleads guilty in Arizona heroin case

    A Mexican man has pleaded guilty to trafficking heroin after being arrested at the southern Arizona border.
  • Former prison officer accused of sexually abusing inmates

    A former Arizona federal prison officer has been indicted on 13 counts of sexually abusing inmates.
  • Video doesn’t show fight before inmate’s death

    Surveillance video from an Arizona jail where an inmate died earlier this month doesn't show the inmate getting into any fights or disputes with jail officers or other inmates, despite his family's claims that bruises and cuts on his body show that he was physically harmed while incarcerated.
  • Surprise man pleads not guilty to child abuse

    A Surprise man accused of disciplining his teenage sons by forcing them to drink alcohol has pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges.
  • APS opens operations center to up response times

    With the monsoon season here, APS said they're ready for any problems.
  • Naked man arrested after swim in Tempe Town Lake

    Police have arrested a naked man who apparently jumped off a railroad bridge and into the Tempe Town Lake and then avoided rescue boats for more than an hour.
  • Overall housing construction fell 4.8 percent in May

    Groundbreaking for single-family homes rose in May for the third consecutive month, but overall housing starts dropped, according to Bloomberg.