Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia was fired Thursday. He was terminated shortly after demanding a two-year contract.
December 18, 2014

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A federal court on Thursday awarded more than $25,000 to a Mexican woman who claimed her five-day detention at an immigration office in Arizona was an illegal arrest.
December 18, 2014
OPEC hasn’t been a beloved organization — or cartel — at any point in its existence. But late last week, the head of OPEC said he’s not worried about oil prices sinking to $40 a barrel, which has also led to gas prices dropping to below $2.50 a gallon.
December 18, 2014
Starting on Jan. 2, Arizona businesses will be able to register as Benefit Corporations, meaning, as the old saying goes, they try to do well by doing good.
December 18, 2014
Groups are out and about across the state, trying to get people to sign up for health care coverage.
December 18, 2014
Over the past decade, Arizona developed a reputation as a laboratory for anti-illegal immigration laws. But many of these laws haven’t survived legal scruitny.
December 18, 2014

NPR News

Nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients in exchange for tax breaks. But some still seize wages of poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for free or reduced care.
December 19, 2014
Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.
December 19, 2014
Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.
December 19, 2014
Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.
December 19, 2014
The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.
December 19, 2014