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  • Over 38 percent of AZ residents in debt collection

    Over 38 percent of AZ residents in debt collection

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:33:43 GMT
    Back to school shopping being put on a credit card?  Not paying off that credit card in a timely manner could very well come back to hurt a shopper in the end. According to researchers over 35 percent of Americans have some form of debt in collections. 
    Back to school shopping being put on a credit card?  Not paying off that credit card in a timely manner could very well come back to hurt a shopper in the end. According to researchers over 35 percent of Americans have some form of debt in collections. 

  • Owning a 'vicious' dog could take a big bite out of your wallet

    Owning a 'vicious' dog could take a big bite out of your wallet

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:30:50 GMT
    Dangerous and vicious are not just adjectives to describe dogs, but legal labels for them, which have costly consequences for their owners. Noreen Conroy adopted Conor five years ago and paid thousands of dollars to put the Airedale terrier through service dog training. The price is small compared to what she’s spent since a judge ruled Conor vicious.
    Dangerous and vicious are not just adjectives to describe dogs, but legal labels for them, which have costly consequences for their owners. Noreen Conroy adopted Conor five years ago and paid thousands of dollars to put the Airedale terrier through service dog training. The price is small compared to what she’s spent since a judge ruled Conor vicious.
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    Passenger dies on flight from Hawaii to Phoenix

    Passenger dies on flight from Hawaii to Phoenix

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:30:01 GMT
    The woman, who was in her 50s, was unconscious and had no pulse when the plane landed in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
    The woman, who was in her 50s, was unconscious and had no pulse when the plane landed in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
  • Changes to cafeteria menu for the 2014-2015 school year

    Changes to cafeteria menu for the 2014-2015 school year

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:03:52 GMT
    Thursday is the big day, the first day of school for students in the Tucson Unified School District and preps are underway to make sure things go smoothly. Daily food deliverys started today for all schools in TUSD. One thing kids may notice new in the cafeteria for this school year, healthier food options.
    Thursday is the big day, the first day of school for students in the Tucson Unified School District and preps are underway to make sure things go smoothly. Daily food deliverys started today for all schools in TUSD. One thing kids may notice new in the cafeteria for this school year, healthier food options.
  • GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

    GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:27:36 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
    Republicans began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting President Barack Obama has violated the Constitution by exceeding his executive powers.
  • Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:27:18 GMT
    Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.
    U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for...
  • Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

    Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:13:29 GMT
    A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.
    An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians,...
  • Your Week in Music: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett to release stylish jazz album

    Your Week in Music: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett to release stylish jazz album

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:57:43 GMT

    Lady Gaga trades in trendy for classic, a look at the highest paid country stars and one newcomer goes from Vine to viral practically overnight in Your Week in Music. 

    Lady Gaga trades in trendy for classic, a look at the highest paid country stars and one newcomer goes from Vine to viral practically overnight in Your Week in Music. 

  • Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

    Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:54:56 GMT
    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still...
  • Arizona wolf pups thrive in New Mexico pack

    Arizona wolf pups thrive in New Mexico pack

    Wildlife managers say two Mexican gray wolf pups from an Arizona pack are thriving with their new family in New Mexico.
    Wildlife managers say two Mexican gray wolf pups from an Arizona pack are thriving with their new family in New Mexico.
  • Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

    Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:36:18 GMT
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.
  • Deer Head fire increases in size; crews treating as controlled burn

    Deer Head fire increases in size; crews treating as controlled burn

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:54:47 GMT
    The Deer Head fire in the Rincon Mountains has grown to 550 acres, according to National Park Service officials.
    The Deer Head fire in the Rincon Mountains has grown to 550 acres, according to National Park Service officials.
  • Wingspan moving to new location

    Wingspan moving to new location

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:21:27 GMT
    Wingspan, Southern Arizona's lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community center, is moving from their location on 4th Avenue and 7th Street. Their new location will be the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation building, which is not far away at Broadway and Euclid.
    Wingspan, Southern Arizona's lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community center, is moving from their location on 4th Avenue and 7th Street. Their new location will be the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation building, which is not far away at Broadway and Euclid.
  • Drop in western U.S. groundwater seen from space, Arizona one of the worst hit

    Drop in western U.S. groundwater seen from space, Arizona one of the worst hit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:18:36 GMT
    Drought continues to grip Arizona. Even after impressive July monsoon rain totals for parts of the state, nearly 98% of Arizona is experiencing some level of drought. Moderate, Severe, and Extreme Drought cover parts of Pima County where the Tucson Metropolitan area is located. Arizona isn't the only state experiencing drought. 
    Drought continues to grip Arizona. Even after impressive July monsoon rain totals for parts of the state, nearly 98% of Arizona is experiencing some level of drought. Moderate, Severe, and Extreme Drought cover parts of Pima County where the Tucson Metropolitan area is located. Arizona isn't the only state experiencing drought. 
  • Back to school supplies for families in need

    Back to school supplies for families in need

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:17:08 GMT
    The effort is underway to give needy kids the tools to go back to school. This afternoon Marriott Hotel employees will donate 50 or so backpacks and school supplies to the Assistance League of Tucson. 
    The effort is underway to give needy kids the tools to go back to school. This afternoon Marriott Hotel employees will donate 50 or so backpacks and school supplies to the Assistance League of Tucson. 
  • 10M gallons of water flood UCLA's campus after main water break

    10M gallons of water flood UCLA's campus after main water break

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:16:23 GMT

    Some UCLA students made the best of a bad situation when campus flooded after a water main broke.

    Some UCLA students made the best of a bad situation when campus flooded after a water main broke.

  • Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

    Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:56:20 GMT
    Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
    Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
  • Mount Lemmon closure in place to help injured hiker

    Road to Mt. Lemmon has reopened to traffic

    Road to Mt. Lemmon has reopened to traffic

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:46:49 GMT
    General Hitchcock Highway is now open in both directions at MP 17.4, just above the Rose Canyon turnoff. The injured hiker has been taken to the hospital for treatment. 
    General Hitchcock Highway is now open in both directions at MP 17.4, just above the Rose Canyon turnoff. The injured hiker has been taken to the hospital for treatment. 
  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    10 things to know for Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:13:07 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
  • Wildfires keep burning near Yosemite

    Wildfires keep burning near Yosemite

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:06:35 GMT

    The National Park Service says the Yosemite National Park, including Yosemite Valley, remains open, with park entrances currently open. 

    The National Park Service says the Yosemite National Park, including Yosemite Valley, remains open, with park entrances currently open. 

  • Half of VA schedulers said they were told to lie, according to audit

    Half of VA schedulers said they were told to lie, according to audit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:02:49 GMT

    The schedulers say they falsified reports to make their centers look better so top officials could get bonuses.

    The schedulers say they falsified reports to make their centers look better so top officials could get bonuses.

  • CA drought to yield higher food prices

    CA drought to yield higher food prices

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:40:17 GMT

    A buyer for Jensen's Grocery Store predicts that in the next two to three months, prices will go up 15 to 20 percent.

    A buyer for Jensen's Grocery Store predicts that in the next two to three months, prices will go up 15 to 20 percent.

  • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:37:24 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
    Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...
  • Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:16:01 GMT
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
  • Nogales teenager's mother sues Border Patrol agents in his 2012 death

    Nogales teenager's mother sues Border Patrol agents in his 2012 death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:01:22 GMT
    The mother of a Mexican teenager is is suing Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after one or more of them shot and killed the 16-year-old. 
    The mother of a Mexican teenager is is suing Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after one or more of them shot and killed the 16-year-old. 
  • Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

    Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:33:10 GMT
    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday. 
    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday. 
  • Children's Museum coming to Oro Valley

    Children's Museum coming to Oro Valley

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:37:33 GMT
    Parents, listen up! You'll soon have another Children's Museum to take your little ones.
    Parents, listen up! You'll soon have another Children's Museum to take your little ones.
  • Meteors and Supermoons

    Meteors and Supermoons

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:14:45 GMT
    Photo by Malcom Park in Chile July 28, 2014Photo by Malcom Park in Chile July 28, 2014
    The peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is winding down, but you still can potentially see 15 to 20 meteors in the southern night sky tonight. The best chance to view them will between Midnight and 5:00am.The Delta Aquarids are particularly impressive, with more faint meteors than other showers. However, because we just had a new moon on July 26th, sky conditions are near perfect for viewing.We are entering into a much more impressive meteor shower, the annual Perseids. Debris from Comet ...
    The peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is winding down, but you still can potentially see 15 to 20 meteors in the southern night sky tonight. The best chance to view them will between Midnight and 5:00am.The Delta Aquarids are particularly impressive, with more faint meteors than other showers. However, because we just had a new moon on July 26th, sky conditions are near perfect for viewing.We are entering into a much more impressive meteor shower, the annual Perseids. Debris from Comet ...
  • County contemplates nicotine-free workplace

    County contemplates nicotine-free workplace

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:49:03 GMT
    Pima County it taking the next step following a rigorous no smoking policy it passed nearly two years ago.
    Pima County it taking the next step following a rigorous no smoking policy it passed nearly two years ago.
  • China reports deadly attack in northwest

    China reports deadly attack in northwest

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:36:55 GMT
    A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants.
    A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic...
  • Ex-boyfriend faces kidnapping charges after SWAT situation

    Ex-boyfriend faces kidnapping charges after SWAT situation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:24:37 GMT
    The woman who called police on Tuesday afternoon said she was held captive by her ex-boyfriend after he kidnapped her near St. Mary's hospital on Monday night about 8:30 pm.
    The woman who called police on Tuesday afternoon said she was held captive by her ex-boyfriend after he kidnapped her near St. Mary's hospital on Monday night about 8:30 pm.
  • Two major upgrades win awards for Pima County

    Two major upgrades win awards for Pima County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:00:44 GMT
    Tres Rios Wastewater Reclamation Facility (Source: Pima County)Tres Rios Wastewater Reclamation Facility (Source: Pima County)
    Pima County is getting praise for the way it upgraded a wastewater plant and added recreation facilities near Three Points.
    Pima County is getting praise for the way it upgraded a wastewater plant and added recreation facilities near Three Points.
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  • Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

    Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:31:31 GMT
    Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as...
    Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in...
  • 6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

    6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:35 GMT
    Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
    Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
  • UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

    UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:03 GMT
    The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
    A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's...
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  • TPD: Elderly man murdered inside his midtown home

    TPD: Elderly man murdered inside his midtown home

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:32:42 GMT
    It's still unclear when he was killed, but when police arrived at his home in the 800 block of West Budmore Terrace Friday, 66-year-old David Martinez was dead, perhaps for several days.
    It's still unclear when he was killed, but when police arrived at his home in the 800 block of West Budmore Terrace Friday, 66-year-old David Martinez was dead, perhaps for several days.

  • Tucson Police asking for public's help with a hit and run

    Tucson Police asking for public's help with a hit and run

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:04:28 GMT
    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help looking for a car involved in a hit and run. It all began on Monday night in a Fry's parking lot at Irvington and Campbell on the south side. The hit and run involved two vehicles, one of which hit the passenger of the other car, after they got out of the vehicle. The incident started when the two cars got into an accident, but it did not stop there. After the accident one of the cars took off, according to police, the other car fol...
    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help looking for a car involved in a hit and run. It all began on Monday night in a Fry's parking lot at Irvington and Campbell on the south side. The hit and run involved two vehicles, one of which hit the passenger of the other car, after they got out of the vehicle. The incident started when the two cars got into an accident, but it did not stop there. After the accident one of the cars took off, according to police, the other car fol...

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