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  • Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

    Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:17:19 GMT
    Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.
    Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that...
  • Nogales border fence knocked down by storm

    Nogales border fence knocked down by storm

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:22:53 GMT
    Border Patrol officials in Nogales say operations are back to normal after a section of the border wall was knocked down.
    Border Patrol officials in Nogales say operations are back to normal after a section of the border wall was knocked down.
  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:20 GMT
    U.S. officials are sharing satellite images they say show Russia has been firing rockets more than 7 miles into eastern Ukraine.
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the...
  • Tucson Streetcar has reported 25,000 riders on Saturday

    Tucson Streetcar has reported 25,000 riders on Saturday

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:06:30 GMT
    With free rides being offered all weekend, the streetcar remained packed through its first two days and was busy once again on Sunday.
    With free rides being offered all weekend, the streetcar remained packed through its first two days and was busy once again on Sunday.
  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:34:16 GMT
    Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey on Sunday.
    Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
  • Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:14:24 GMT
    A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday.
    A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday.
  • Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:54:29 GMT
    A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
    A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
  • Gunshots fired near TPD officers while investigating shooting

    Gunshots fired near TPD officers while investigating shooting

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:02:27 GMT
    Police responded to the residence where a woman had been shot earlier that night. When police instructed occupants from inside the home to come outside, several shots were fired in the area of the officers.
    Police responded to the residence where a woman had been shot earlier that night. When police instructed occupants from inside the home to come outside, several shots were fired in the area of the officers.
  • Construction starts on 'The Loop' to repair sinkholes

    Construction starts on 'The Loop' to repair sinkholes

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-07-27 11:00:14 GMT
    Construction crews will begin repairing a portion of "The Loop" Monday, after recent rains have caused two sinkholes on a portion of the path.
    Construction crews will begin repairing a portion of "The Loop" Monday, after recent rains have caused two sinkholes on a portion of the path.
  • Crews respond to near drowning on south side

    Crews respond to near drowning on south side

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:37:43 GMT
    Tucson Fire responded to a near drowning at house on the south side in the 6900 block of South Missiondale Road. The one and half year old boy was found in an above the ground swimming pool that was in the front yard. He was pulled out by an adult.
    Tucson Fire responded to a near drowning at house on the south side in the 6900 block of South Missiondale Road. The one and half year old boy was found in an above the ground swimming pool that was in the front yard. He was pulled out by an adult.
  • Mountain Fire District respond to two structure fires

    Mountain Fire District respond to two structure fires

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:36:31 GMT
    Mountain Fire District had a busy morning responding to a couple of working structure fires. The first fire was at La Canada Drive and Calle Concordia. Crews said the workshop area of a garage caught fire. The cause is thought to be faulty electrical wiring, but it is still under investigation. That fire was brought under control. The second structure fire was near Thornydale and Tangerine. Officials said another garage was on fire. They said the fire began in a truck parked in the garage and...
    Mountain Fire District had a busy morning responding to a couple of working structure fires. The first fire was at La Canada Drive and Calle Concordia. Crews said the workshop area of a garage caught fire. The cause is thought to be faulty electrical wiring, but it is still under investigation. That fire was brought under control. The second structure fire was near Thornydale and Tangerine. Officials said another garage was on fire. They said the fire began in a truck parked in the garage and...
  • UPDATE: Concerned co-worker leads police to homicide

    UPDATE: Concerned co-worker leads police to homicide

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:21:47 GMT
    Once police entered the man's home, they discovered an adult male with obvious signs of trauma, indicative of a homicide.
    Once police entered the man's home, they discovered an adult male with obvious signs of trauma, indicative of a homicide.
  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:07:26 GMT
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.
    Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.
  • Jim Furyk opens 3-shot lead in Canadian Open

    Jim Furyk opens 3-shot lead in Canadian Open

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:53:52 GMT
    Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal.
    Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal.
  • UPDATE: Fire crews rule Guadalajara Fiesta Grill a total loss

    UPDATE: Fire crews rule Guadalajara Fiesta Grill a total loss

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:33:33 GMT
    The attic of the building was engulfed in smoke and flames and the fire had burned through the roof in some areas. 
    The attic of the building was engulfed in smoke and flames and the fire had burned through the roof in some areas. 
  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:43:51 GMT
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
  • Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:03:22 GMT
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth...
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for...
  • Tucson streetcar has estimated 17,000 riders on first day

    Tucson streetcar has estimated 17,000 riders on first day

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:58:56 GMT
    The City of Tucson called the streetcar's first day a "tremendous success." Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda called July 25, 2014, a historic day for Tucson.
    The City of Tucson called the streetcar's first day a "tremendous success." Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda called July 25, 2014, a historic day for Tucson.
  • 'Batman v Superman' stare-down comes to Comic-Con

    'Batman v Superman' stare-down comes to Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:33:19 GMT
    Batman and Superman engaged in an epic staring contest at Comic-Con.
    Batman and Superman engaged in an epic staring contest at Comic-Con.
  • Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

    Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:03:40 GMT
    Officials at Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.
    Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.
  • Erosion repair a source for traffic headaches in Vail

    Erosion repair a source for traffic headaches in Vail

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-07-26 11:00:21 GMT
    Construction will take place on Colossal Cave Road in Vail for the rest of July, as crews repair erosion damage from recent monsoon storms. 
    Construction will take place on Colossal Cave Road in Vail for the rest of July, as crews repair erosion damage from recent monsoon storms. 
  • Storm damage in Nogales and Tubac

    Storm damage in Nogales and Tubac

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:24:04 GMT
    The Nogales wash was gushing all day. The waters rose and overflowed from the banks, sweeping away barricades and vehicles in its path.
    The Nogales wash was gushing all day. The waters rose and overflowed from the banks, sweeping away barricades and vehicles in its path.

  • NWFD: Man flown to hospital after dirt bike crash

    NWFD: Man flown to hospital after dirt bike crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:48:05 GMT
    Authorities are investigating.
    Authorities are investigating.
  • Air quality advisory issued Friday for blowing dust

    Air quality advisory issued Friday for blowing dust

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:20:19 GMT
    The Pima County Department of Environmental quality put out an air quality advisory because of the blowing dust.
    The Pima County Department of Environmental quality put out an air quality advisory because of the blowing dust.
  • TUSD hosting teacher job fair

    TUSD hosting teacher job fair

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:19:05 GMT
    Tucson Unified School District is hosting a teacher job fair, just days before classes are scheduled to resume, to fill 150 teaching positions. 
    Tucson Unified School District is hosting a teacher job fair, just days before classes are scheduled to resume, to fill 150 teaching positions. 
  • TEP: Customers without power across Tucson

    TEP: Customers without power across Tucson

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:00:06 GMT
    Crews are working to restore power to customers in Vail, according to Tucson Electric Power.It said about 140 customers were without electricity, though the cause was unknown.Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.
    Crews are working to restore power to customers in Vail, according to Tucson Electric Power.It said about 140 customers were without electricity, though the cause was unknown.Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.
  • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:54:36 GMT
    Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
  • UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

    UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:03:11 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza fighting between Israel and Hamas and is meeting at midnight to adopt it.
    The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it.
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:15:44 GMT
    Palestinian militants have launched a big rocket salvo at Israel, endangering a unilateral cease-fire.
    Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
  • The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

    The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:45:53 GMT
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
  • It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

    It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:04:44 GMT
    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:00:18 GMT
    Dutch police are traveling to the scene of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine to secure the site, which investigators complain has already been compromised.
    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
  • Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:45:19 GMT
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
  • Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:24:29 GMT
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey.
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped.
  • Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:26:25 GMT
    His spidey senses must have been off.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:43:36 GMT
    An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.
  • Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:04:31 GMT
    A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.
    Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.
  • Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

    Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:22:02 GMT
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that...
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America.

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