A Maricopa County superior court judge ruled Friday on the constitutionality of Arizona death penalty. Thirty defendants joined a motion to challenge the law to have the death penalty option removed from their cases.
A major national parks concessionaire has dropped efforts to trademark names of the Grand Canyon's most popular properties, including a group of rustic cabins, cottonwood trees and cantina on the canyon floor.
Arizona education officials have asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate possible cheating at seven schools where officials said some students' answers on standardized tests were erased and changed to the correct answer at a higher-than-normal rate.
Five people were part of a scheme that involved trucking more than 200 million cans and bottles from Arizona and illegally redeeming them at recycling centers in California for about $14 million in refunds, authorities said Thursday.
Under questioning by the judge during contempt of court proceedings, Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted his office had hired Dennis Montgomery to do an unorthodox investigation into surveillance by the DOJ and the CIA. Now Montgomery is trying to intervene in the contempt proceedings against the sheriff.