Arizona

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)

Service honors 19 Hotshots killed in Arizona fire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Thousands of firefighters and law enforcement officers from New York to California filed into a northern Arizona arena Tuesday to mourn 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire and to support […]

07/09/2013

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Experts say expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in […]

07/05/2013

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Burns, breathing issues killed 19 firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – The 19 firefighters killed over the weekend in an Arizona blaze died of burns and inhalation problems, according to initial autopsy findings released Thursday. Cari Gerchick, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa […]

07/04/2013

US President Barack Obama and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo)

US, German officials to discuss NSA activities

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Wednesday to hold a high-level meeting between security officials from their countries in the coming days to discuss in greater detail reports of […]

07/04/2013

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Town mourns Ariz. Hotshots as storms threaten fire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – The firefighters walked down the bleachers in a silent gymnasium full of mourners, their heavy work boots drumming a march on the wooden steps. They bowed their heads for moments of […]

07/02/2013

Woman stands at the gate of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew fire station after leaving flowers in remembrance of fire fighters killed in wildfire, Prescott, Arizona (AP Photo).

Hotshots killed in Ariz. fire remembered, mourned

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday evening when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for […]

07/01/2013

Woman stands at the gate of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew fire station after leaving flowers in remembrance of fire fighters killed in wildfire, Prescott, Arizona (AP Photo).

`Dark day': Flags lowered for 19 dead firefighters

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) – As the windblown blaze suddenly swept toward them, an elite crew of firefighting “Hotshots” desperately rushed to break out their emergency shelters and take cover on the ground under the heat-resistant […]

07/01/2013

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`Dark day': Flags lowered for 19 dead firefighters

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) – As the windblown blaze suddenly swept toward them, an elite crew of firefighting “hotshots” desperately rushed to break out their emergency shelters and take cover on the ground under the foil-lined […]

07/01/2013

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How hot is it in the western US? Real hot

The heat wave that is gripping the western U.S. is one of the worst in years, with desert locations in the Southwest seeing temperatures approach 120 degrees. To give some perspective on the heat, here […]

06/28/2013

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Temperature to soar across Arizona, West this week

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is in the grips of a dangerous heat wave that could send temperatures soaring to 118 degrees by the weekend in Phoenix, creating ripe conditions for wildfires and forcing the Border […]

06/25/2013

Arizona immigration law

Court rules Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. […]

06/17/2013

Supreme Court Justices

Summary of Supreme Court actions Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday handed down decisions in five cases and agreed to hear two important appeals in the fall. Among the court’s actions: — Struck down, by a 7-2 vote, […]

06/17/2013

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