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Mesa Police Sued For Excessive Force By 84-Year-Old
An 84-year-old woman filed a civil lawsuit Thursday in federal court against the Mesa Police Department and two officers, saying they unlawfully arrested and seriously injured her earlier this year.
Aug. 2, 2018
Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change
Arizona is in its 21st year of drought, and climate change is bringing longer, more intense heat waves. Now, scientists at University of California, Irvine have found that areas experiencing dry conditions are heating up faster than the rest of the country.
Aug. 2, 2018
Arizona AG
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against a travel company and its CEO.
Aug. 2, 2018
North Korea
Tae-jun Kang, a columnist for The Diplomat, says it’s actually quite fitting that the North Korean government, known the world over for dealing with both allies and enemies — not to mention their own citizens — with smoke and mirrors and doublespeak, has an interest in magic.
Aug. 2, 2018
The Road To Reconciliation For The Koreas
Since President Trump had that historic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this summer in Singapore, headlines here have been dominated by talk of denuclearization.
Aug. 2, 2018
Rio Salado President Retires After Investigation
Chris Bustamante retired the same day an investigation into the handling of sexual harassment complaints at Rio Salado College was made public.
Aug. 2, 2018
NFL, Players Union Continue Working On New Anthem Policy
The NFL preseason kicks off tonight when the Baltimore Ravens host the Chicago Bears. The exhibition games start without a new policy in place on the national anthem.
Aug. 2, 2018
What Are Arizona
A report issued by House Democrats called Arizona one of the 18 most vulnerable states when it comes to election security. So how serious is the problem? How much is software and hardware-related, and how much is about changing hearts and minds?
Aug. 2, 2018
Researcher: Terraforming Mars Not In The Cards Right Now
Just in case you were thinking about potentially looking into real estate on Mars, a new report says you might want to think again. In the paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers say the red planet is unlikely to be hospitable to terraforming, or making it more Earth-like.
Aug. 2, 2018
More Than 300 New Arizona Laws Take Effect Friday
Most of the new laws approved earlier this year by the state Legislature and Gov. Ducey take effect on Friday. There are more than 300 of them.
Aug. 2, 2018
Family Reunited And Detained, Parents On Hunger Strike
Migrant parents inside a Texas family detention center are currently staging a hunger strike. The parents were reunited with their children after being separated at the Southern border but are now being detained together.
Aug. 2, 2018
Arizona Elections: Doug Ducey - Governor
Gov. Doug Ducey was elected governor four years ago and is running for a second term. He’s facing former Secretary of State Ken Bennett in the Republican primary. The winner will oppose one of the three Democrats running in that primary.
Aug. 2, 2018
Court: Maricopa County Must Continue With Jail Overhaul
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Maricopa County must proceed with an overhaul of its internal affairs operations at the county jail. The move upholds a judge’s earlier decision that investigations were fraught with biased decision-making.
Aug. 2, 2018
Judge Rejects Bid By Family Trust To Block Johnson Utilities Takeover
A federal judge Wednesday rebuffed a bid by the family trust that owns Johnson Utilities to block state utility regulators from taking control of the water and sewage company.
Aug. 2, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Back To School Means Back On Bus Duty
Listen to the sounds of Angelica Marquez on bus duty at Herrera Elementary School in Phoenix.
Aug. 2, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Kind World - Soar
When Lauren Watson, whose legs were partially paralyzed after an accident, tried to pursue aerial acrobatics, school after school turned her down, until one answer changed her life.
Aug. 2, 2018
A Mini Monsoon Machine To Save Super Small Snails
For humans, monsoon is either a welcome relief from the heat or a headache. But for some Arizona snails, it's a chance for romance — and the Phoenix Zoo is going to bring breeding season to these snails with the push of a button.
Sounds Of The City: Feeding A Big Appetite At The Phoenix Zoo
Aug. 2, 2018
The Takeaway: Zimbabwe
The elections in Zimbabwe are coming to an end, with votes still being counted before a winner is declared.
Aug. 2, 2018
AZ Tribal Casino Gambling Revenue Up By 4.4 Percent
Tribal gambling contributed more than $27 million to the state, some of which will go to education and emergency services.
Aug. 2, 2018
Another Food Recall: Premade Salads And Wraps
A recall has been issued for salads and wraps sold at Trader Joe's, Walgreens and Kroger. It's the latest in a string of recalls and serious illnesses linked to food-borne illnesses.
Aug. 2, 2018

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