Mark Hamill
Disney is betting on animated skeletons and Jedi warriors to close 2017. The company wants to close out in the top charts for the year so it’s relying on two of its biggest movies, “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and the country of Mexico to get there.
Nov. 24, 2017
photo of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
A panel has narrowed down its search for an artist to design a memorial for the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who died fighting a wildfire in 2013.
Nov. 24, 2017

KJZZ News

Phoenix just experienced one of the hottest Thanksgivings on record, and high temperatures across the state are exacerbating another issue: drought.
Nov. 24, 2017
man using phone on a couch
For most of us, the weekend starts in just a few hours. It’s our chance to spend more time with the family, stay up late, go into full binge mode on a TV show or try countless other things.
Nov. 24, 2017
volunteers plant trees
Listen to the sounds of Christopher Harvey planting trees at the Spaces of Opportunity garden in south Phoenix.
Nov. 24, 2017
A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation.
Nov. 24, 2017
Father Doyle
On a quiet, residential street with the skyline of Phoenix looming large, two stucco houses stand side-by-side, much newer than many of the other single-family homes on the block, a bright yellow tent in between them.
Nov. 24, 2017

NPR News

President Trump named Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday, the same day outgoing director Richard Cordray named his own interim successor.
Nov. 24, 2017
Released solely to its "VIP" list, the Lego Millennium Falcon sold out quickly after its September release. The company promises more models through December, but only for its most loyal customers.
Nov. 24, 2017
When Yuka Ogata went back to work after having a baby, she tried to bring him along. The response highlighted the difficulties working women face in rules-bound Japan.
Nov. 24, 2017
The U.S. policy of supporting the Kurds in Syria has been a sticking point in U.S.-Turkey relations. The White House cited "pending adjustments" to military support provided to U.S. partners in Syria.
Nov. 24, 2017
Star Wars Battlefront II has created a massive debate within the world of gaming about in-game purchases, and now officials in Belgium and a representative from Hawaii are likening its in-game economy to gambling. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Allegra Frank of the video game news site Polygon about the game's controversial "loot-crate" system.
Nov. 24, 2017