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Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles

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Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no guarantee the plans will cover pre-existing conditions or provide benefits like coverage of prescription drugs.

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Manafort lawyer: 'So many lies' Gates can't keep up

In a blistering back-and forth, Paul Manafort's lawyer suggested Tuesday that the star witness in the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial has told "so many lies" he can't remember all of them.

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Peralta's homer in 14th lifts D-backs over Phillies 3-2

The Arizona Diamondbacks had chances to win in the ninth inning, again in the 10th, and the next three innings after that.

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Arpaio speaks to toy doughnut in new Baron Cohen's show

Arpaio speaks to toy doughnut in new Baron Cohen's show

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Interstate 11 built with features highlighting lake, history

A collection of sculptures depicting the construction of Hoover Dam. A glimpse of Lake Mead. A crossing bridge for bighorn sheep and wildlife

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SpaceX rocket deploys satellite and lands

A SpaceX rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Tuesday

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10 Things to Know for Today | August 7, 2018

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

Largest wildfire in California history still growing

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California

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Psychiatrist: Much is still hidden in theater shooter’s mind

A psychiatrist who spent hours talking with mass murderer James Holmes says that what led Holmes to open fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater was a one-of-a-kind vortex of his mental illness, his personality and his circumstances – and some other, unknown currents that will probably never be uncovered.

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10 Things to Know for Today | August 6, 2018

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

Hearing officer balks at proposed route for power lines

Backers of a $2 billion high-voltage power line project say they’ll continue to try to win regulatory approval of a proposed route through seven New Mexico counties despite a hearing officer’s adverse recommendation.

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Arizona entrepreneur eyes fixing historic New Mexico saloon

An Arizona entrepreneur wants to revitalize a historic northern New Mexico saloon at Amtrak's station outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Invasive snail threatens ecosystem of Arizona river

Biologists in Arizona are trying to stop the spread of apple snails, an invasive species that could overrun the food chain on the lower Salt River, leaving native fish and wildlife with little to eat.

Arizona man climbs atop transformer in Utah, is electrocuted

An Arizona man has died in Utah after authorities say he climbed on top of a transformer box and touched high-voltage wires.

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5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Ella Pham said it was a painful thing to see

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Police: Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

Authorities are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday

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Kingman, Las Vegas to be under excessive heat watch Monday-Wednesday

An excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service from Monday morning through Wednesday evening includes parts of southern Nevada, southeastern California and northwestern Arizona

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Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as California battles blazes

Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season.

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Attack survivors urged to apply for expense reimbursements

Arizona's attorney general is encouraging survivors of the Oct. 1 attack on the Las Vegas Strip to apply to a Nevada crime-victim program for expense reimbursements by the application deadline on the tragedy's one-year anniversary

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Judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume

A federal judge has reaffirmed his ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation

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D-backs strike early in 6-3 win over Giants

Paul Goldschmidt hit the 200th homer of his career as part of a five-run first inning for Arizona and the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday night.

10 Things to Know for Today | Aug. 3, 2018

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

Mueller offers Trump team new proposal for interview

In negotiations over a possible interview by prosecutors, special counsel Robert Mueller's team has offered the White House format changes, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of President Donald Trump or accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on the proposal.

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Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean’s plastic trash

Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo, all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore.

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Presumed American remains from Korean War head home

Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead were on their way Wednesday to Hawaii for analysis and identification.

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Leaked chats show alleged Russian spy seeking hacking tools

Six years ago, a Russian-speaking cybersecurity researcher received an unsolicited email from Kate S. Milton.

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McCoy molding Arizona offense to fit his players’ talents

Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is building the Arizona Cardinals’ offense from scratch and, big surprise, David Johnson is figuring prominently in his plays.

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Hearing set for man accused of selling ammo to Vegas shooter

An Aug. 28 status hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Maricopa County sheriff is outspoken critic of 3D-gun plan

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has been an outspoken critic of allowing the distribution of blueprints to create plastic guns with 3D printers.

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Godley, D-backs retake NL West lead with 6-0 win over Rangers

The Arizona Diamondbacks got a big-time start from Zack Godley Tuesday against the Texas Rangers and reclaimed their spot atop the NL West.

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Records: Stun gun used on suspect in trooper killing

Authorities used a stun gun but it failed to subdue a 20-year-old suspect who has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a rookie Arizona state trooper, according to court records released Monday.

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Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no ‘wholphin’

Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don't call it a "wholphin," they say.

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Arizona’s Nkemdiche out to show he belongs

A crowd of reporters around his locker, Robert Nkemdiche was asked what he learned the first two years in the NFL.

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D-backs fall to Rangers, 9-5

Shin-Soo Choo homered twice and had four RBIs, helping the Rangers rally after a power outage delay to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 Monday night.

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San Antonio Aquarium recovers shark stolen in baby stroller

"Sharknapping: Unsuccessful!" the aquarium posted on Facebook afterward.

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Experts say urban sprawl, climate change hike wildfire risk

A fire that started in a rural community in Northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods

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Funeral services on Friday for rookie Arizona state trooper

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for a rookie Arizona state trooper who was fatally shot last week while struggling with a suspect.

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Trump says he would ‘certainly meet’ with Iran’s Rouhani

President Donald Trump said Monday that he'd "certainly meet" with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing.

Bear caught in storm drain freed when manhole cover lifted

Authorities have freed a bear that got caught in a storm drain for about an hour.

New England senators seek to designate National Lobster Day

U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration.

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard

Norwegian authorities said a polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago.

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Kyle Busch holds on to win his 6th race of the season at Pocono

Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane.

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EPA seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Colorado mine spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by Utah, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation seeking the repayment of cleanup costs for a mine spill in Colorado that polluted rivers in three states.

California students flocking to universities in Arizona

Californians, including many turned away by public universities in their own state, are flocking to four-year state and private universities in neighboring Arizona.

Dog shot after police respond to neighbor dispute

Authorities say a dog shot and wounded by a Bullhead City police officer has been euthanized.

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Cardinals counting on a healthy Bradford as they open training camp

The words "if he stays healthy" have shadowed Sam Bradford through most of his injury-plagued eight seasons in the NFL.

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Hospitalized suspect in Arizona trooper's death out of coma

Authorities say King fatally shot Trooper Tyler Edenhofer while fighting officers along Interstate 10

Heat warning remains in effect for Las Vegas area

An excessive heating warning for dangerously hot temperatures remained in effect into Saturday evening.

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Committee starts work on Arizona drought contingency plan

Arizona water users are starting work on an ambitious plan to lessen the impact of Colorado River water shortages.