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Spreading wildfire in Arizona forces evacuation of thousands

Firefighters in Southern Arizona are struggling today with a fast-moving wildfire that has already burned over 21,000 acres. Called the Goodwin Fire, it has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents.

Large Wildfires blazing across Southwest as deadly heat expands

The core of extreme heat keeping the southwestern part of the country in misery will expand its reach into the Pacific Northwest as the hot, dry weather further elevates the wildfire risk in the Southwest through Sunday.

Op-Ed: Arizona again attacks Martin Luther King's legacy with new bill

Phoenix - Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in a state that refused to recognize the holiday until 1992, comes yet another attack on the civil rights icon's teachings and legacy as Arizona Republicans push a bill that would ban social justice education.

Passerby kills man attacking Arizona police officer

Los Angeles - A passing motorist in Arizona was hailed as a hero after killing a man who had shot and wounded a police officer on a remote highway.

Fire experts use technology to help assess damage from wildfires Special

San Bernardino - Fire-ravaged terrain in the path of this week's Blue Cut fire was still smoldering when CalFire assessment experts fanned out into the damaged area, trying to figure out what exactly was destroyed and what it would cost to replace it.

Arizona police hunt for possible serial killer

Los Angeles - Arizona police believe a serial killer may be responsible for a series of shootings in the Phoenix area that have left seven people dead, and are urging witnesses to come forward.

Heat and winds spread wildfires in California and Arizona

Triple-digit temperatures, along with gusty winds and dry conditions allowed a wildfire to quickly spread in a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, forcing the evacuation of 400 families.

U.S. actress pays $1,000 fine for carving names into Arizona rock

Sedona - Like the song says, love hurts. What the song does not say — but what actress Vanessa Hudgens found out last month — is that love can hurt in more ways than one.

American painter Sherri Aldawood revels in her love of beauty Special

When it comes to creating her masterpieces, this Phoenix-based artist is especially attracted to light and colour. She talked life and fine art with Digital Journal.

Man shot by Phoenix police for throwing rocks

Phoenix - A man who threw rocks at police outside a Phoenix, AZ, police station was eventually shot dead by the police when he refused to drop the rocks he was carrying.

Op-Ed: Wisconsin to begin drug testing welfare recipients next week

Milwaukee - No doubt about it, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's dismal attempt at running for president was a spectacular failure, so perhaps now he's taking it out on those unlucky enough to need welfare assistance.

Interview: Filmmaker Chris McDaniel on his latest project Special

Digital Journal talks to a dedicated professional and ardent devotee of popular culture, who generated a buzz on the festival circuit last year with his acclaimed documentary "Music City USA."

One shot dead, three wounded in US university 'confrontation'

Los Angeles - A student armed with a handgun killed another student in a "confrontation" at an Arizona university early Friday that also left three others with multiple gunshot wounds, police said, in the latest shooting at a US college.

Heavy rains, floods wash away parts of I-10 in So. California

Desert Center - The major route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix, which was closed when a huge surge of floodwater damaged bridges spanning small desert washes will partially reopen Friday, much sooner than officials had earlier anticipated.

California bridge collapse closes Interstate 10 indefinitely

All traffic on Interstate 10 between California and Arizona has been halted indefinitely after a bridge over a desert wash collapsed during a heavy rain storm. The roadway in the opposite direction also received heavy damage.

Cacti On Patrol: Town using cameras in cacti to read car plates

Phoenix - An Arizona town has installed dozens of cameras in fake cacti to read license plates. The town manager claims this is to make the cameras look nice, rather than for secrecy

Corinthian, Heald technical colleges close abruptly

Santa Ana - More than two dozen for-profit technical colleges — most in the San Francisco Bay Area — closed abruptly on Monday, leaving thousands of students without classes or degrees but with thousands of dollars of debt.

AZ sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt charge in profiling case

Phoenix - Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio began the first part of a four-day hearing on Tuesday that may result in fines and damage him politically and in terms of his credibility.

Op-Ed: Kayla Mueller: a fearless generous soul

Most people would not sacrifice the safety and comfort of their lives to venture to a foreign country and help those who are most in need. Kayla Mueller was not like most people.

Holy hijinks Batman! Bats scramble each other's calls for food

Here's a skill that Batman might wish he had: Scientists have discovered that some bats can mess up each other's chances of snagging a meal. Just think: Batman could put the bad guys on a diet by doing this. He could starve them into behaving.

Military suspends flight crew that dropped candy in Phoenix

Phoenix - Some breaking news finds the Arizona National Guard confirming that a military helicopter caught on camera dropping candy was one of their own. The flight crew has been suspended pending a military investigation.

Arizona same-sex marriage legal, couples can marry immediately

Phoenix - The Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the law that prohibits same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. Same-sex couples in Arizona can legally marry effective immediately.

Hundreds of thousands of bees kill man in Arizona

A gardener from Arizona lost his life after around 800,000 killer bees attacked him. The bees got worked up in a frenzy because of his lawnmower.

Man killed by wood chipper in Phoenix, AZ

Chandler - The Chandler Police Department is reporting a man was caught in a wood chipper and has been killed. The death is believed to be an accident.

Arizona Republican vice chairman calls for sterilizing poor women

Phoenix - The vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party has resigned after advocating the forced sterilization of female welfare recipients on his weekly radio program.

Op-Ed: Bullets and burgers: make mine an Uzi

Kingman - Most vacation trips to the southwest end up in Vegas for gambling or Los Angeles for rides at Disneyland. In gun-happy America add stopping at a gun range.

Tim Tebow fulfills ill teenage girl's dream of meeting him

Scottsdale - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow may be known for his superb athletic ability, but he has a bigger heart, proving that he is a man of great character.

Birth of rare 'geep' surprises petting zoo owner

Scottsdale - If you have never heard of a "geep", don't worry, neither did an Arizona woman, that is not until one of her ewes gave birth to one.

Reason for last week's botched Arizona execution still a mystery

Florence - An Arizona medical examiner said Monday that he could find no reason why a convicted murderer who was given a lethal injection last week took nearly two hours to die in a possible violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Desperate and alone, immigrant children to be housed in Dallas

Dallas - More than 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into Texas earlier this month are on their way to shelters in Dallas, Texas.
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Cessna plane crashes into Arizona High School
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A rare antique tribal mask, Kachina Hapota, circa 1910-1920, revered as a sacred ritual artifact by the Native American Hopi tribe in Arizona is displayed at the Drouot auction house in Paris before auction, December 9, 2013
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Progress has been made on the Frye Fire with 39 percent containment seen on Sunday.
Progress has been made on the Frye Fire with 39 percent containment seen on Sunday.
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3B2D co-founders Ashley Hill and Chloe Seal. Nov. 14, 2010. Springdale, Ark.
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SR 69 is CLOSED btwn I-17 and SR 169 due to Goodwin Fire.
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The front office of Hunter Employment Agency has numbers of legal Mexican-Americans helping people of all nationalities find work.
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Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (left) with an unidentified woman
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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaking with the Commandant at the University of Arizona
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Actor Steven Seagal
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Peg Kearns is shown here in the offices of Tom Kiley, someone who has spent years as a counselor and who is concerned about the plight of veterans.
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A Phoenix dust storm also known as a haboob
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Sherri Aldawood
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Sun Lakes, Arizona, U.S. via EarthView.
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This bench was contributed by Hunter Employment, a company owned by Tom Kiley, who is a veteran, provides services to veterans and helps people find jobs in the Yuma area.
The Goodwin Fire in Arizona is but one of over 20 large wildfires burning in the western U.S.
The Goodwin Fire in Arizona is but one of over 20 large wildfires burning in the western U.S.
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