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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.

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.

Arizona schools chief outed as troll who called poor 'lazy pigs'

Phoenix - Arizona's public schools chief has confessed to being a prolific Internet troll who posted harsh comments on various blogs, in one case calling poor Americans "lazy pigs."

Arizona man arrested for shooting the moon

Prescott Valley - Though a popular maneuver in hearts, the classic card game, very few people can claim to have taken the expression "shoot the moon" literally. An Arizona man was arrested Friday after doing just that.

Arizona has become 'dumping ground' for illegal immigrants

The illegals immigrants, mostly from Central America, cross the Rio Grande into Texas where they are soon picked up by the Border Patrol. Last year 154,453 immigrants were apprehended, up from the 97,762 caught in 2012.

Man seeking horse sex on Craigslist arrested

Phoenix - A Phoenix man is now in custody after having posted an ad in Craigslist with the heading "man-seeking-horse." In an undercover sting operation, police confirmed the man's intentions.

Powdered booze, overlooked by feds, gets banned

New York - A powder that turns water into booze has been banned from distribution and sale after initially being approved "in error" by federal regulators.

Op-Ed: 4 great camping destinations in Arizona

Arizona offers the intrepid outdoors enthusiast high adventure in one of the most environmentally diverse places on the planet.

Arizona not seeking ex-NFL player's extradition in rape case, for now

Arizona will not seek to extradite former standout professional football player Darren Sharper from California to face rape and drugging charges involving two women as a similar case against him in Los...

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson a big hit at Rangers game

Surprise - Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Russell Wilson switched uniforms and took the field as a Texas Ranger Monday, thrilling both football fans and baseball fans alike.

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay law

Los Angeles - The governor of the US state of Arizona vetoed a controversial bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and lesbians for religious reasons.Triggering applause from gay rights groups, hardline Republican Jan Brewer said the mea...

Op-Ed: Arizona legislature's 10 worst bills of the 2010s

Phoenix - Among progressive circles near and far, Arizona is widely considered a laughing stock for many of the regressive bills drafted-- and sometimes passed-- by its Republican-controlled legislature.

Protests against Arizona bill legalizing anti-gay discrimination Special

Phoenix - Hundreds protested at Arizona's state capitol Friday after the state legislature approved a controversial bill allowing businesses to refuse service to any potential customers based on the owner's religious beliefs.

Adventures in Arizona

Adventure travel shows no signs of slowing down as a vacation option for those seeking an extreme adrenaline rush, to those looking to just to dabble in it and experience the thrill of trying something for the first time.
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UFO lights over Phoenix on Easter Sunday  April  5  2015
UFO lights over Phoenix on Easter Sunday, April, 5, 2015
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A protest sign in downtown Los Angeles to protest Arizona s new immigration law
A protest sign in downtown Los Angeles to protest Arizona's new immigration law
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This bench was contributed by Hunter Employment  a company owned by Tom Kiley  who is a veteran  pro...
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.
Cake for one-year birthday celebration of 3 Bags in 2 Days.  Nov. 14  2010.  Springdale  Ark.
Cake for one-year birthday celebration of 3 Bags in 2 Days. Nov. 14, 2010. Springdale, Ark.
Authorities say three teen sisters were rescued after being held captive for two years in their Tucs...
Authorities say three teen sisters were rescued after being held captive for two years in their Tucson, Arizona home. The girls' stepfather and mother are in custody
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A Phoenix dust storm also known as a haboob
A Phoenix dust storm also known as a haboob
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Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (left) with an unidentified woman
Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (left) with an unidentified woman
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Jane Kiley is the owner of Hunter Employment Company that hires legal Mexican American immigrants.
Jane Kiley is the owner of Hunter Employment Company that hires legal Mexican American immigrants.
3B2D co-founders Ashley Hill and Chloe Seal.  Nov. 14  2010.  Springdale  Ark.
3B2D co-founders Ashley Hill and Chloe Seal. Nov. 14, 2010. Springdale, Ark.
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Actor Steven Seagal
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Cessna plane crashes into Arizona High School
Cessna plane crashes into Arizona High School
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Cameron Read police mugshot
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A rare antique tribal mask  Kachina Hapota  circa 1910-1920  is displayed at the Drouot auction hous...
A rare antique tribal mask, Kachina Hapota, circa 1910-1920, is displayed at the Drouot auction house in Paris before auction, December 9, 2013
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A shooting occurred in this office complex in Phoenix  Arizona  injuring at least three people.
A shooting occurred in this office complex in Phoenix, Arizona, injuring at least three people.
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County  Arizona speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Su...
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, 25 February 2011
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