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EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing “its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.”

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Tucson police arrest officer accused of unlawful sex conduct

Authorities have arrested a Tucson police officer after they say they found evidence he had unlawful sexual conduct with a woman he was investigating.

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Arizona picks company to provide health care in prisons

The Arizona Department of Corrections has picked a new company to provide health care at its 10 state-run prisons.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director’s “Glass,” while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Border Patrol arrests 376 who dug under barrier in Arizona

A group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who dug short, shallow holes under a barrier to cross the border, authorities said Friday.

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Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails

A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city, the cow's owner said.

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Space company plans satellite launch from Alaska spaceport

An Arizona-based space technology company is planning to launch a microsatellite later this year at the spaceport on Alaska's Kodiak Island.

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DPS: Idaho man arrested in Arizona; 3 abducted kids unharmed

Authorities say an Idaho man has been arrested in northwestern Arizona for allegedly trying to take his three young children away from their mother and drive them to Mexico.

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Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom

A newborn baby girl was found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center and investigators have located and spoken with the mother, Phoenix police said Thursday.

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Coyotes win to stop Sharks' 7-game win streak

Arizona has lost its No. 1 goalie for the season and several regulars to significant injuries. But the Coyotes have not lost their fight.

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Funeral held for Salt River police officer killed on duty

A Salt River policeman killed on duty when he was struck by a car was eulogized Tuesday as one of the hardest-working officers in the department.

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Chocolate spill creates sweet mess on Arizona highway

Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40.

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Man pleads guilty after alligator threat

A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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Program using storytelling events to save Navajo language

A group of Navajo Nation elders is using traditional storytelling to try to pass down their native language to the next generation.

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Report: Center where comatose woman had baby probed in 2016

Regulators wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth, Arizona's largest newspaper reported Sunday.

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Tempe plans interior renovations for eye-catching City Hall

Tempe treasures the inverted pyramid-shaped building that's served as City Hall for nearly 50 years and is regarded as an eye-catching landmark in the Phoenix suburb.

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Joseph joins Kingsbury’s staff as D-coordinator

Former Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has been hired as the defensive coordinator on new Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury’s staff.

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Report: More than 100 Arizona charter schools could close

More than 100 of the 544 charter schools in Arizona are in danger of closing because of excessive debt and other financial troubles, according to a recent report.

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Judge rules against Florence in dispute over mining project

A judge has upheld a company's right to mine for copper, ruling that the town of Florence is bound by its approval of a 2003 development agreement with the property's former owner.

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Glendale has banned use of handheld cellphones while driving

Glendale has become the latest city in Arizona to ban the use of handheld cellphones while driving.

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Sheriff's deputy struck at accident scene, seriously injured

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was hospitalized after being seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle at an accident scene in Queen Creek on the southeastern outskirts of metro Phoenix.

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Suns fall on the road to Mavericks

Dallas ended a seven-game losing streak against Phoenix with a 104-94 victory over the last-place Suns on Wednesday night.

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Martin gets Sun Devils going in second half of win over Cal

Remy Martin is getting increasingly comfortable coming off the bench, even as Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley is making plans to change that.

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Randolph leads Arizona to win over Stanford

Arizona coach Sean Miller called it the "hidden story of the game," on the Wildcats turning the ball over twice in the second half.

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Suns end losing streak with win over Kings

Three weeks after coming to the Phoenix Suns, Kelly Oubre Jr. says he's starting to feel comfortable.

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Cardinals hire ex-Texas Tech coach Kingsbury

The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL.

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Arizona sheriff acknowledges missteps in shelter probe

The sheriff of the state's largest county on Monday acknowledged missteps in his office's investigation of a shelter for immigrant children and said he'll hire two auditors to help ensure reports of crimes against minors get proper attention.

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Report: Northern Arizona University student drowned in ditch

An autopsy has determined that a Northern Arizona University student found in a flood control channel had drowned.

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Ex-DEA agent sentenced to probation for illegal gun sales

A former DEA agent in Arizona was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to selling firearms without a license.

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Official: Arizona’s anti-opioid videos have ‘horror’ feel

Arizona officials have launched an anti-opioid campaign they say targets the state's adolescents with a pair of videos showing teens trapped inside a pain pill and behind hypodermic needles that are made to look like prison bars.

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6 killed in head-on collision on northern Arizona highway

Six people have died in a head-on collision on a northern Arizona highway.

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Woman in vegetative state for decade reportedly gives birth

A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police investigation and reviews by state agencies in a situation that the state governor's office called "deeply troubling.'"

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10 Things to Know for Today | January 7, 2019

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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E. coli outbreak still a concern for Yuma-area ag industry

The calendar has turned over to a new year, but the agriculture industry in southwestern Arizona's Yuma area isn't forgetting an E. coli outbreak last April that dealt financial setbacks to growers and distributors of romaine lettuce and other leafy greens.

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Suns can’t end skid, drop 5th straight in setback to Clippers

Marcin Gortat figures he is the beneficiary of coach Doc Rivers' New Year's resolution.

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Settlement provides $22M of debt relief for Arizona students

A settlement will provide $22 million in debt relief for Arizona students who attended certain for-profit schools and online courses.

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Prosecutors face deadline for responding to Arias' appeal

Prosecutors face a Friday deadline for responding to Jodi Arias' appeal of her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend.

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Stocks dive after Apple says iPhone sales in China slowed

Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street, with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years, after Apple reported that iPhone sales in China are slumping.

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Child killed in crash that closed southbound I-17 for hours

A collision on southbound Interstate 17 near Sunset Point north of Black Canyon City killed a child and closed the route between Phoenix and northern Arizona for about four hours Thursday morning.

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US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana.

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Third dolphin dies at Arizona aquatic facility

A third dolphin has died at an Arizona aquatic facility.

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Frigid temperatures chill southern Arizona, much of West

Snow was falling on cacti in southern Arizona, while Anchorage saw balmy weather – at least by Alaska standards.

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Vermont community attempts to make world’s largest s’more

One Vermont community is celebrating the holidays and the winter solstice with a massive bonfire and what they hope will be the world's largest s'more.

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New state laws affect birth to death – and, of course, taxes

The new year marks the start of numerous new state laws affecting a broad swath of life – from birth to marriage to death and, of course, taxes.

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Police: 5 arrested in deadly Phoenix shooting

Arizona authorities say five people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting at a Phoenix apartment complex over the weekend.

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Amid 2018’s tragedies were moments of compassion and duty

As the year draws to a close, Associated Press reporters on the front lines of some of the year's heartbreaking stories offer up accounts of compassion and decency.

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Death of Sen. John McCain is top Arizona story of 2018

People mourned at ceremonies at the Capitol and North Phoenix Baptist Church before his body was carried to Washington for services and finally to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, for burial.

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Lion kills worker after escaping locked area

A lion killed a young worker at a wildlife center Sunday after it got loose from a locked space, the center said.

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Tucson police investigate death of man found on street

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man who was found on a street in Tucson's south side.

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AP Explains: What happens in a partial government shutdown

Social Security checks will go out and troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will receive their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.

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