Reporter Susie Armitage explores fake laughter in its natural habitat — comedy open mics. We hear about how up-and-coming comics learn to tell real laughter from fake, and how our evolutionary past explains that ability, along with our tendency to chuckle when things aren’t remotely funny.
Over the weekend, news broke that a video with the President’s face superimposed on the body of a man assaulting journalists, politicians, and activists in the so-called “Church of Fake News” was played at a conference for Trump supporters at the President's resort in Doral.
Some Arizona mine workers walked off the job Monday. This comes after they voted overwhelmingly to strike against unfair labor practices. About 2,000 hourly workers at five Asarco locations in Arizona and Texas voted for the strike on Friday, according to the United Steelworkers Union.
Arizona lawmakers plan to spend at least $125,000 to learn why parents say they are being forced to wait to use state-funded vouchers on private and parochial schools. Parents' complaints of long waits and unanswered phone calls have prompted the formal audit.
The latest agriculture census was released earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It details all the types of farms and farmers in America and breaks down the data by congressional district in each state. One district in Arizona has more Native American farmers than any other in the country.
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Military police in southern Mexico stopped and forced back a caravan of several hundred migrants — mostly from Haiti and African countries — who were attempting to reach the U.S. by foot over the weekend.
The state-imposed moratorium on electricity shut-offs ends Tuesday. People who could not afford their electric bills over the hot summer will now have to begin repaying those bills — although not all at once.
The world of aerospace has traditionally been male-dominated, but there are signs that may be changing. Anette Karlsson, a Swedish national, is taking the helm at Arizona’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, the first woman to do so.
State economists are out with a rosy forecast for Arizona in the next fiscal year, projecting nearly $700 million as lawmakers prepare to bargain over a budget in the fast approaching 2020 legislative session.
The San Pedro River originates around ten miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border and is the last free-flowing river in the American Southwest. Its preservation has been considered vital over the past few decades, but as more people move nearby, there are increasing worries about the San Pedro’s future.