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  • Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

    Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:12:36 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:12:36 GMT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
  • Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

    Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:06:50 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:13:52 GMT
    President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to...
    President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to an AP review.
  • In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:52:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:13:09 GMT

    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

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  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Women, drugs and Arizona prisons

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Women, drugs and Arizona prisons

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:06:04 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Arizona puts more women behind bars than most states in the country and a majority of the inmates are there for non-violent drug offenses.

    Arizona puts more women behind bars than most states in the country and a majority of the inmates are there for non-violent drug offenses.

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    Rep. Grijalva arrested outside of Trump Tower

    Rep. Grijalva arrested outside of Trump Tower

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:33:33 GMT
    Rep. Raul Grijalva.Rep. Raul Grijalva.

    Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested Tuesday during a protest outside of Trump Tower in New York.

    Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested Tuesday during a protest outside of Trump Tower in New York.

  • Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

    Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:03:20 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:50:28 GMT
    Arizona Supreme Court building (Source: Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Magazine)Arizona Supreme Court building (Source: Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Magazine)

    The Arizona Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to parental rights under the U.S. Constitution even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.  

    The Arizona Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to parental rights under the U.S. Constitution even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.  

  • Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

    Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:49:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 16 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-09-16 10:30:34 GMT

    A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other U.S cities for refusing to impose tough immigration...

    A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other U.S cities for refusing to impose tough immigration policies.

  • More input sought in requested voiding of Arpaio conviction

    More input sought in requested voiding of Arpaio conviction

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:56 AM EDT2017-09-15 12:56:39 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:33:03 GMT
    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: AP)Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: AP)

    The judge who presided over former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial wants more input from federal prosecutors about the scope of a requested voiding of the now-pardoned lawman's contempt of court conviction.

    The judge who presided over former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial wants more input from federal prosecutors about the scope of a requested voiding of the now-pardoned lawman's contempt of court conviction.

  • McCain backs bill to protect transgender troops

    McCain backs bill to protect transgender troops

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:55:53 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:58:06 GMT
    Sen. John McCainSen. John McCain

    Sen. John McCain says he's backing a bill that would bar the Pentagon from forcing transgender troops out of the armed forces.

    Sen. John McCain says he's backing a bill that would bar the Pentagon from forcing transgender troops out of the armed forces.

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    Sen. McCain to continue treatments, keep working

    Sen. McCain to continue treatments, keep working

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:10:47 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:25:28 GMT
    Sen. John McCain. (Source: John McCain / Facebook)Sen. John McCain. (Source: John McCain / Facebook)

    Arizona's John McCain will continue to receive targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments while maintaining a regular work schedule in the Senate.

    Arizona's John McCain will continue to receive targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments while maintaining a regular work schedule in the Senate.

  • Amazon hunting for 2nd home, cities start lining up to apply

    Amazon hunting for 2nd home, cities start lining up to apply

    Thursday, September 7 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-09-07 10:45:51 GMT
    Saturday, September 9 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-09-10 01:51:03 GMT

    Amazon has opened the search for a second headquarters at a cost of more than $5 billion.

    Amazon has opened the search for a second headquarters at a cost of more than $5 billion.

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    Arizona AG sues state university system over tuition hike

    Arizona AG sues state university system over tuition hike

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:04:31 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Friday, Sept. 8, filed a lawsuit against the state university system over its tuition.

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Friday, Sept. 8, filed a lawsuit against the state university system over its tuition.

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    Tucson city council to repeal controversial gun ordinance

    Tucson city council to repeal controversial gun ordinance

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:35 AM EDT2017-09-07 15:35:00 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    During a study session, the council voted 4-3 to comply with an Arizona Supreme Court ruling and avoid losing millions in funding.

    During a study session, the council voted 4-3 to comply with an Arizona Supreme Court ruling and avoid losing millions in funding.

  • Effort blocks voucher law until voters can weigh in

    Effort blocks voucher law until voters can weigh in

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-09-06 14:45:28 GMT
    Wednesday, September 6 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-09-06 15:27:57 GMT
    Arizona's school voucher program may hit a block. (August 7, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News]Arizona's school voucher program may hit a block. (August 7, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News]

    Opponents of Arizona's new universal private school voucher program on Tuesday succeeded in blocking the law until voters can weigh in next year, barring a successful court challenge or an outright repeal of the new law by the Legislature.

    Opponents of Arizona's new universal private school voucher program on Tuesday succeeded in blocking the law until voters can weigh in next year, barring a successful court challenge or an outright repeal of the new law by the Legislature.

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    Pima County Attorney rules board of supervisors can't censure Ally Miller

    Pima County Attorney rules board of supervisors can't censure Ally Miller

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-09-06 00:33:11 GMT
    Ally Miller (Source: Pima County Board of Supervisors)Ally Miller (Source: Pima County Board of Supervisors)

    The board was set to vote at a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5, to censure Miller. Even if they were able to censure Miller, it would have been merely a public statement of disapproval and would not have affected Miller's ability to do her job.

    The board was set to vote at a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5, to censure Miller. Even if they were able to censure Miller, it would have been merely a public statement of disapproval and would not have affected Miller's ability to do her job.

  • Trump, Obama and others react to DACA decision

    Trump, Obama and others react to DACA decision

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:44:37 GMT
    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the cancellation of DACA. (Source: CBSN)US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the cancellation of DACA. (Source: CBSN)

    The announcement by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Trump administration would rescind the DACA program was met by swift and steady reaction from other officials and agencies, especially on social media. 

    The announcement by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Trump administration would rescind the DACA program was met by swift and steady reaction from other officials and agencies, especially on social media. 

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    Students in Tucson stage walkout over DACA decision

    Students in Tucson stage walkout over DACA decision

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:15:37 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Students from at least two high schools in the Tucson area staged walkouts Tuesday, Sept. 5, following the Trump administration's decision to rescind the DACA program.

    Students from at least two high schools in the Tucson area staged walkouts Tuesday, Sept. 5, following the Trump administration's decision to rescind the DACA program.

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    Pima County passes ordinance restricting use of exploding targets

    Pima County passes ordinance restricting use of exploding targets

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:09:45 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted to restrict the use of exploding targets in the county.

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted to restrict the use of exploding targets in the county.

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  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Women, drugs and Arizona prisons

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Women, drugs and Arizona prisons

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:06:04 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Arizona puts more women behind bars than most states in the country and a majority of the inmates are there for non-violent drug offenses.

    Arizona puts more women behind bars than most states in the country and a majority of the inmates are there for non-violent drug offenses.

  • BREAKING

    Rep. Grijalva arrested outside of Trump Tower

    Rep. Grijalva arrested outside of Trump Tower

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:33:33 GMT
    Rep. Raul Grijalva.Rep. Raul Grijalva.

    Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested Tuesday during a protest outside of Trump Tower in New York.

    Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested Tuesday during a protest outside of Trump Tower in New York.

  • Looks like another banner season for the Tucson Roadrunners

    Looks like another banner season for the Tucson Roadrunners

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:45:53 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The team management said before the season started if it could get 4,000 fans a game, it would achieve its goal. It averaged 4,054. 

    The team management said before the season started if it could get 4,000 fans a game, it would achieve its goal. It averaged 4,054. 

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