Arizona

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, right, speaks at a news conference announcing she has vetoed SB1062, a bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Republican factions split over Arizona bill

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays exposed a fracture within the Republican Party between social conservatives and the GOP’s pro-business wing, a split that […]

02/27/2014

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer walks towards the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, after the National Governors Association met with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Arizona governor holding meetings over rights bill

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, […]

02/26/2014

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer walks towards the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, after the National Governors Association met with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Pressure mounts over Arizona bill opposed by gay activists

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held […]

02/24/2014

Religious freedom bill riles gay rights activists

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans lawmakers in Arizona want to give business owners the right to refuse service to gay patrons if doing so goes against their religious beliefs. A bill providing such protections was on […]

02/20/2014

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Arizona police: Shooting in Walmart store kills 1

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler say a man shot inside a Walmart store during a fight has died. Chandler police spokesman Joseph Favazzo says that detectives reviewing surveillance video report […]

02/16/2014

This undated booking photo provided by the Casa Grande Police Department shows Connie Villa. (AP Photo/Casa Grande Police Department)

Woman accused of trying to poison children

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman tried to fatally stab her ex-husband and poison her four children with prescription narcotic drugs, including a teenage daughter who was found dead in her home on Christmas Day, […]

12/30/2013

19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew firefighters killed by wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, City of Prescott handout: (top l-r): Andrew Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin DeFord, Chris Mackenzie, Eric Marsh, and Grant McKee, (middle l-r): Sean Misner, Scott Norris, Wade Parker, John Percin, Jr., Anthony Rose, Jesse Steed, and Joe Thurston, (bottom l-r): Travis Turbyfill, William Warneke, Clayton Whitted, Kevin Woyjeck and Garret Zuppiger. (AP Photo)

Arizona commission OKs fine in firefighter deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona commission approved a nearly $560,000 fine on Wednesday against the state Forestry Division in the deaths of 19 firefighters after an investigative agency found that officials put protection of property […]

12/04/2013

Nearly 200 skydivers, from all over the world, perform a group jump, a day after two skydivers were killed after colliding in midair during a jump from Skydive Arizona, at Eloy Municipal Airport, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Eloy, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Skydivers return to Arizona site where 2 died

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier. Two […]

12/04/2013

2 skydivers dead after colliding during Ariz. jump

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Two skydivers were killed Tuesday after they collided during a jump over southern Arizona, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground, authorities said. Witnesses told investigators that both […]

12/03/2013

Tucson Police Department investigators and evidence technicians investigate the scene at a home where two people were arrested Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, after three girls told authorities that they have been imprisoned for possibly the past two years, in Tucson, Ariz. Tucson police said the girls are siblings — ages 12, 13 and 17 — and their mother and stepfather have been arrested in a case that's being investigated as alleged child abuse and imprisonment. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy)

2 held in alleged imprisonment of girls in home

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple arrested in the alleged imprisonment of three girls in a Tucson home have made initial court appearances. Tucson police said the girls are sisters — ages 12, 13 […]

11/27/2013

David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., Hospital, accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

NH hospital technician faces sentencing next week

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors say a traveling hospital technician who infected patients with hepatitis C through tainted syringes created a “national public health crisis” and should spend 40 years in prison. Defense attorneys argue […]

11/27/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

George W. Bush joins GOP governors at lunch

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush lunched with a group of Republican governors on Thursday, making a surprise visit at the invitation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The former president joined […]

11/21/2013

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