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  • The Latest: 5th GOP senator opposes debate on health bill

    The Latest: 5th GOP senator opposes debate on health bill

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:43:28 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-06-27 15:33:30 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ability to round up the votes for the GOP health care bill despite growing opposition.
    House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ability to round up the votes for the GOP health care bill despite growing opposition.
  • Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

    Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:43 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:43:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-06-27 15:25:50 GMT
    The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.
    The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.
  • Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

    Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:33 AM EDT2017-06-27 09:33:19 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-06-27 15:25:31 GMT
    With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.
    With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.
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  • Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio's immigration talk against him

    Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio's immigration talk against him

    Monday, June 26 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:04:17 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:26:03 GMT
    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

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    Ducey declares state of emergency because of wildfires

    Ducey declares state of emergency because of wildfires

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:52:01 GMT
    Doug DuceyDoug Ducey

    The state of emergency authorizes $200,000 of emergency funds and requests the State Emergency Council provide additional resources as needed to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

    The state of emergency authorizes $200,000 of emergency funds and requests the State Emergency Council provide additional resources as needed to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

  • McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

    McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-06-20 17:54:08 GMT
    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-06-20 17:54:08 GMT
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., left, confers with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the ranking member, at the start of a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., left, confers with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the ranking member, at the start of a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government of any blame should they be harmed while there.

    Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government of any blame should they be harmed while there.

  • Arizona Board of Regents chair Greg Patterson has resigned

    Arizona Board of Regents chair Greg Patterson has resigned

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-06-20 02:56:02 GMT
    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:53 AM EDT2017-06-20 08:53:37 GMT
    Greg Patterson. (Source: azregents.edu)Greg Patterson. (Source: azregents.edu)

    A member of the Arizona Board of Regents has announced his resignation from the board, effectively immediately.

    A member of the Arizona Board of Regents has announced his resignation from the board, effectively immediately.

  • Firefighters battle and prepare for fires, heat

    Firefighters battle and prepare for fires, heat

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:46:58 GMT
    Monday, June 19 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-06-20 03:01:12 GMT
    Firefighters hydrate with water at the scene of a house fire. (19 June 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News]Firefighters hydrate with water at the scene of a house fire. (19 June 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News]

    With record-breaking heat, when the alarm sounds, Firefighters still respond to the call of duty. 

    With record-breaking heat, when the alarm sounds, Firefighters still respond to the call of duty. 

  • Officials approve $26 million in spending in profiling case

    Officials approve $26 million in spending in profiling case

    Monday, June 19 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-06-19 22:49:22 GMT
    Monday, June 19 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:36:30 GMT

    Officials in metro Phoenix gave final approval Monday to $26 million in additional spending to cover the taxpayer costs of a nearly 10-year-old racial profiling lawsuit that ultimately discredited then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols.

    Officials in metro Phoenix gave final approval Monday to $26 million in additional spending to cover the taxpayer costs of a nearly 10-year-old racial profiling lawsuit that ultimately discredited then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols. 

  • Luke AFB: F-35 flights due to oxygen issue remain paused

    Luke AFB: F-35 flights due to oxygen issue remain paused

    Luke Air Force Base officials say a week-old temporary halt to flights of F-35 fighter jets at the Arizona base will continue as officials continue to research a series of incidents in which pilots reported...
    Luke Air Force Base officials say a week-old temporary halt to flights of F-35 fighter jets at the Arizona base will continue as officials continue to research a series of incidents in which pilots reported symptoms of...
  • Ducey operations chief lands Trump Administration EPA job

    Ducey operations chief lands Trump Administration EPA job

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-06-15 09:43:27 GMT
    President Donald Trump's administration has tapped another Arizonan for a key government post.
    President Donald Trump's administration has tapped another Arizonan for a key government post.
  • Ducey to speak in Washington on relationship with Mexico

    Ducey to speak in Washington on relationship with Mexico

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 4:49 AM EDT2017-06-14 08:49:42 GMT
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is heading to Washington, D.C., to take part in a discussion on the state's relationship with Mexico.
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is heading to Washington, D.C., to take part in a discussion on the state's relationship with Mexico.
  • Heinz announces another run for CD-2 seat

    Heinz announces another run for CD-2 seat

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-06-13 20:43:55 GMT
    Dr. Matt HeinzDr. Matt Heinz

    Tucson physician Dr. Matt Heinz previously ran against Rep. Martha McSally in 2016.

    Tucson physician Dr. Matt Heinz previously ran against Rep. Martha McSally in 2016.

  • Ducey appoints Pima County prosecutor for judicial opening

    Ducey appoints Pima County prosecutor for judicial opening

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-06-13 19:57:35 GMT
    Kellie Johnson. (Source: University of Arizona)Kellie Johnson. (Source: University of Arizona)

    Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a top prosecutor for Pima County to fill a Superior Court vacancy.

    Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a top prosecutor for Pima County to fill a Superior Court vacancy.

  • Gray chosen to direct Arizona Game and Fish Department

    Gray chosen to direct Arizona Game and Fish Department

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-06-13 17:38:17 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-06-13 17:38:17 GMT

    A 24-year veteran of the Arizona Game and Fish Department is being promoted to head the state agency responsible for regulating hunting and fishing and various wildlife conservation activities. 

    A 24-year veteran of the Arizona Game and Fish Department is being promoted to head the state agency responsible for regulating hunting and fishing and various wildlife conservation activities. 

  • Arizona, prisoners reach deal to settle death penalty suit

    Arizona, prisoners reach deal to settle death penalty suit

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 6:26 AM EDT2017-06-13 10:26:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-06-13 11:24:24 GMT
    Lawyers for a group of condemned prisoners reached a tentative settlement with the state of Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Lawyers for a group of condemned prisoners reached a tentative settlement with the state of Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Lawyers for a group of condemned prisoners who sued over how Arizona conducts executions told a federal judge Monday that they have reached a tentative settlement with the state.

    Lawyers for a group of condemned prisoners who sued over how Arizona conducts executions told a federal judge Monday that they have reached a tentative settlement with the state.

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