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  • Minnesota officer who shot Daunte Wright to face manslaughter charge

    A prosecutor said he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a Black motorist with second-degree manslaughter.
  • Human remains discovered after explosion, fire at Arizona ranch

    Authorities in northern Arizona said firefighters found human remains while putting out a blaze after an explosion at a ranch.
  • Arizona reports 419 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths Wednesday

    Arizona public health officials on Wednesday reported 419 new coronavirus cases, the fewest since April 1, and four additional deaths from COVID-19.
  • AP source: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff has died in prison

    Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died in a federal prison early Wednesday, a source told The Associated Press.
  • Valley group’s mission to build vaccine trust may be harder with J&J pause

    A community group based in Phoenix believes they will have to work harder to build vaccine trust among diverse communities with health agencies recommending Tuesday a pause for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after reports of blood clots in a small group of people.
  • Yuma Sector Border Patrol dog sniffs out 2 major drug seizures in a week

    A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine is being credited with helping authorities locate two major drug seizures within a week.
  • Ride-share program using Teslas launches Phoenix-Tucson service

    Falcon Line, a Scottsdale-based company, has launched a premium ride share service for transportation between Phoenix and Tucson via Tesla electric vehicles.
  • Fry’s Food Stores to open new Buckeye location in May

    Fry’s Food Stores recently announced a new store will open in Buckeye on May 5 at 19600 W. Indian School Rd. and offer a variety of amenities.
  • Arizona volunteers unearth 75-million-year-old dinosaur in New Mexico

    The earliest known brachylophosaur has been discovered in New Mexico by volunteers and citizen scientists of Mesa's Arizona Museum of Natural History.
  • Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department. Taking the stand at Chauvin’s murder trial, Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa, […]
  • US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision defies a May 1 deadline for full withdrawal under a peace agreement the Trump administration reached with […]
  • Tucson man gets federal prison term for firearms smuggling

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison for smuggling firearms and ammunition into Mexico. Prosecutors said 31-year-old Ruben Arnulfo Chavarin also was fined more than $10,000. On 14 occasions between December 2010 and February 2011, prosecutors said Chavarin purchased eight firearms and over 21,000 rounds […]
  • Superior mayor: Small Arizona town can’t reach full potential without mine

    The mayor of a small community in Arizona's copper corridor likes to think of Superior as a town with a mine, not a mining town. Neither can be a reality if Congress passes a bill to rescind a land exchange for what would be one of the largest copper mining operations in the U.S.
  • Tucson’s Romero says city to house asylum seekers, migrants at hotels

    The city of Tucson has contracted with local hotels to temporarily house people seeking asylum in the U.S. while awaiting the completion of a tent-like facility built by Customs and Border Protection.
  • Crews battle residential brush fire in central Phoenix

    Crews successfully battled a brush fire in central Phoenix that damaged two homes, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Arizona AG Brnovich calls criticism of border lawsuit ‘pinnacle of hypocrisy’

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said opposition to his lawsuit over the environmental impact of the Biden administration’s border policies was the "pinnacle of hypocrisy."
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    Former Arizona DPS boss surprised by Minnesota officer’s weapon mistake

    The retired head of two Arizona law enforcement agencies said Tuesday training should have taken over when a veteran Minnesota police officer who thought she was using a Taser fatally shot a suspect.
  • Baby girl hospitalized after being left in car for hours in Phoenix garage

    A baby girl was hospitalized after her mother left her in a car in Phoenix for more than four hours Monday, authorities said.
  • Arizona recommends J&J vaccine pause after blood clot reports

    The Arizona Department of Health Services said it is recommending a pause for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after reports Tuesday of blood clots in a small group of women who received the shots.
  • Minnesota officer, chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

    A white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb and the city's chief of police resigned Tuesday.