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Two children dead, one missing in Arizona floods as winter storm blankets U.S.

01 Dec 2019

PHOENIX Two children were found dead and another was missing in Arizona on Saturday after the vehicle they were in became stuck while crossing a storm-swollen forest creek outside Phoenix, part of a post-Thanksgiving winter storm that pummeled wide swathes of the country.

Winter storm strands 1,000 near Grand Canyon, delays Thanksgiving travelers

30 Nov 2019

PHOENIX Some 1,000 people were stranded without heat or power in a small Arizona town near the Grand Canyon on Friday during a major winter storm that threatened to disrupt travel for millions as it moves east one day after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fugitive couple who overpowered guards captured in Arizona

12 Sep 2019

PHOENIX A fugitive husband-and-wife team wanted for murder and arson have been captured in Arizona, police said on Thursday, nearly three weeks after the couple overpowered guards and escaped custody in Utah.

Ex-Arizona lawman seeks to reclaim mantle as 'America's toughest sheriff'

26 Aug 2019

PHOENIX Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who built a national reputation as a staunch foe of illegal immigration, announced on Sunday - the anniversary of his pardon by President Donald Trump - that he will see re-election to his old job next year.

Arizona man gets life sentence for killing, burying couple

20 Aug 2019

PHOENIX An Arizona man was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for killing a couple and burying them in his backyard in a 6-foot-deep grave he dug with a borrowed backhoe, his lawyer said.

Rains aid in battling ponderosa pine fire near Flagstaff, Arizona

24 Jul 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz. Flames raged mostly unchecked for a third day through America's largest ponderosa pine forest, threatening thousands of residents in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, but firefighters made the most of afternoon rains on Tuesday to finally take the offensive.

Ex-convict charged with stabbing Arizona teen to death over rap music

10 Jul 2019

PHOENIX A newly released ex-convict who stabbed a teenager to death at an Arizona convenience store on Independence Day, later telling police he had felt threatened by the boy's rap music, was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday.

Fugitive ex-priest to face Arizona child sex charges

15 Jun 2019

PHOENIX A fugitive former Catholic priest who fled to Italy and vanished after being indicted on child sex charges in Arizona in 2003 has been found and returned to Arizona, authorities said on Friday.

Daughter, grand-daughter arrested in Arizona woman's killing: police

10 Apr 2019

PHOENIX Police in northern Arizona on Tuesday discovered the remains of a 77-year-old woman and arrested her daughter and grand-daughter, accusing the pair of killing the woman two years ago.

Arizona healthcare facility where woman was raped will remain open

09 Feb 2019

PHOENIX An Arizona long-term healthcare facility where a severely disabled woman was raped will remain open after its owners agreed to allow the state to oversee operations, a spokesman for the governor said on Friday.

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Death toll in Baghdad attack rises to 23

The death toll in an attack by armed men at Baghdad's main protest site on Friday night rose to 23 on Saturday, police and medical sources said, the deadliest incident to hit the capital in weeks.