VATICAN CITY (Associated Press) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.
Flu season has long
been associated with winter, but a new study suggests transmission of the disease
has more to do with humidity than with temperature. The heart of the study is this: Researchers don’t really know why flu is
seasonal, said Univesity of Arizona's Andrew
Scottsdale's plans for the Desert Discovery Center calls for the project to have informative and artistic exhibits on the Sonoran Desert. There are many supporters, but funding and location continue to be challenges.
Four Arizona airports are on the FAA’s list for tower
closures, due to the sequester cuts.Phoenix Goodyear, Glendale Muni, Laughlin-Bullhead International
and Ryan Field in Tucson all made the list – overall, 149 towers nationwide will
close, starting on April 7.
Summer swimming season is around the corner and nearly 1,200
area first graders were at South
College on Tuesday to learn how to make it a safer
one. Arizona had
the second-highest rate of children drowning in the country.
A man convicted of setting the Tucson Pioneer
Hotel fire that killed dozens of people more than 40 years ago is expected to
be set free Tuesday.
Louis Taylor was 16 years old when he was convicted
of setting the fire.
has become Arizona’s first town to recognize civil
unions, after the city council last night approved an ordinance, on a 5-2 vote. The Arizona attorney general has said he will sue to try and block
Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano says federal budget cuts may not hit border security as hard as she
Napolitano met with law enforcement and
business leaders in Houston Thursday.
Senate-passed bill that authorizes the use of gold and silver coins as legal
tender has won the approval of the Arizona House. Flagstaff Republican Bob
Thorpe says gold and silver coins would not be assigned a monetary value.
The recent murders of prosecutors in Texas have put prosecutors across the nation on alert.Scott Decker, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, provided background on who is involved in targeting prosecutors and what the public needs to be most aware of.
It has been unclear whether there
would be a Veterans Day parade this year after local Veterans Affairs officials said the VA has
pulled its support from this year’s parade. But organizers are now saying say
they are confident the parade will go on.
A new study said Arizona’s national parks are seeing fewer visits. The National Park Service said that is because European tourists are staying home.The National Park Service report indicated that Grand Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas saw a slight uptick in tourist visits last year.
Arizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the Gang of Eight immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern. Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure a breath of fresh air after years of frustration.
At least one child was hurt when the engine of a boat
exploded over the weekend on Apache
Lake. Joaquin Enriquez of
the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says fortunately there were no serious
General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, was in Phoenix on Tuesday to
talk about leadership and the importance of civil discussion.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: General Powell spoke in Phoenix as part of the O’Connor House
Distinguished Speakers Series.
Join KJZZ for an International Jazz Day bash recorded live at The Nash in Phoenix onTue., April 30 at 9 p.m. This Jazz in AZ production, which was emceed by KJZZ Music Director Blaise Lantana features an all-star quintet of Valley musicians paying tribute to the jazz greats who inspired them.
former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he’s running for governor. He’ll
file the official paperwork Friday afternoon.In a
statement he released on Thursday evening, Thomas said he’ll be focusing on the
need to protect public safety, ensure border security and fight corruption.