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Hiker who got stuck in quicksand at Utah park rescued

Authorities have rescued a hiker who got stranded in a creek during winter weather at Zion National Park in Utah after his leg got stuck in quicksand.

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Arizona proposal to repeal legislative immunity may be dead

A legislative proposal backed by Gov. Doug Ducey to ask voters to repeal the state constitutional provision that shields lawmakers from arrest in some circumstances may be dead.

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Helicopters haul logs for Flagstaff forest thinning project

Helicopter flights over Flagstaff are common, particularly with the local hospital being northern Arizona's only top-tier trauma center, but the cargo of some of the helicopters buzzing over Flagstaff these days consists of logs, not people.

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Pima County jail inmate dies after altercation with officer

The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a jail inmate has died after an altercation with a corrections officer.

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Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline – and finding some worrisome clues.

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FBI: Most Wanted list suspect is believed killed by officers

The FBI tracked a man they think was one of the country's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives to a North Carolina motel, where agents shot and killed him on Wednesday

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State task force nets 85 drug arrests in eastern Arizona

A state-led gang task force has made 85 arrests as part of a sweeping effort to take down drug-dealing operations in eastern Arizona.

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Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in border agent's death

A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in the southern Arizona desert was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday.

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Camels found wandering in Arizona yard back home

Two camels in southern Arizona are back home after going for an impromptu trek in the desert.

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Police used stun gun 11 times, Arizona couple's lawsuit says

A man and his wife are suing a Phoenix suburb and three of its police officers, alleging they used excessive force during a 2017 traffic stop.

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Gilbert man sentenced to prison for stealing clients' money

A 77-year-old Gilbert man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay over $290,000 in restitution for pocketing money stolen from property management clients that included homeowners associations.

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Idaho man's fatal shooting by Flagstaff police being probed

Investigators say an Idaho man who was fatally shot by police in Flagstaff was armed and aggressively charging an officer

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Luke AFB's roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix

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AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report

The National Enquirer's alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid's parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump.

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US officer at border crossing shoots driver going to Mexico

A Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded the driver of a vehicle attempting to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday.

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Study looks at economic benefit of longer North Rim season

A new study says extending the tourist season at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim by a month would boost the regional economy by $14 million.

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Vatican clarifies pope on issue of ‘sexual slavery’ of nuns

The Vatican on Wednesday clarified comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called “sexual slavery” within a French congregation of nuns, saying he was referring to an abuse of power that was reflected in instances of sexual abuse.

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Grand Canyon University re-invites conservative speaker

Grand Canyon University is reversing a decision to cancel a visit from conservative writer Ben Shapiro. University President Brian Mueller told The Arizona Republic that the school is personally inviting Shapiro to come speak.

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Officials: No citations issued against desert dolphin park

Officials say an aquatic facility in the metro Phoenix desert where four dolphins have died since opening more than two years ago hasn’t faced any enforcement actions from regulators.

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Feds publish notice to solicit comment on Colorado River

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has published a notice that would let Western governors weigh in on how to manage the shrinking Colorado River.

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Indiana town marshal rescues horse that got stuck in tree

An Indiana town marshal wielding a chain saw rescued a horse that became wedged between two branches of a tree trunk amid subzero cold.

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Arizona facility temporarily closing after 4th dolphin death

After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts.

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Environmentalists want Arizona squirrels' habitat expanded

Arizona environmentalists say they have filed a notice of intent to sue and compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand critical habitat for Arizona's highly endangered Mount Graham red squirrel.

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Arizona city officials decry new razor wire on border wall

Officials in a small Arizona border city are decrying the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through downtown.

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Overnight storms drop some snow on parts of northern Arizona

Overnight storms dropped several inches of snow in northern Arizona.

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Strange But True | Officials launch ice guessing contest on Vermont lake

Vermont officials have launched their annual contest to guess how long the ice will last on Lake Memphremagog.

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Strange But True | Voters reject plan to name streets in German municipality

Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks.

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Group drops referendum on Suns arena funding

A group calling itself Common Sense Phoenix launched a referendum campaign, hoping to collect enough signatures to send the $230 million Phoenix Suns arena renovation deal to voters and give the people the final say.

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Migrant caravan reaches town on Texas border

A caravan of about 1,700 Central American migrants has arrived at the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras, just west of Eagle Pass, Texas.

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Travel discouraged in parts of northern Arizona due to storm

Authorities are discouraging travel in parts of northern Arizona's high country due to an approaching storm expected to produce heavy snowfall, strong winds and wind chills in the single digits.

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Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday's State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks.

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Man with knives fatally shot by Flagstaff police ID'ed

Flagstaff police have identified a man shot and killed by officers after they say he charged at one while wielding knives.

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The dynasty continues as Brady, Pats take Super Bowl

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

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Pentagon sending another 3,750 troops to Southwest border

The Pentagon said Sunday it will send 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up another 150 miles of concertina wire and provide other support for Customs and Border Protection.

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Unfulfilled projections cause $11M shortfall in NAU’s budget

Northern Arizona University missed its target enrollment by at least 800 tuition-paying students this year, resulting in $10 million in lost tuition and fees that have already been allocated.

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Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter seeks dismissal of charge

A man who provided ammunition to the gunman in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting is asking a federal judge to dismiss a charge of illegally manufacturing armor-piercing ammunition.

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Annual Mexican Wolf Survey coming in Arizona, New Mexico

A low-flying helicopter will buzz over parts of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico over two weeks starting Feb. 7 as biologists undertake their annual Mexican wolf population survey and capture.

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Permits for waterfalls in Arizona canyon nearly sold-out

Permits to visit an Arizona canyon where waterfalls cascade into blue-green pools are nearly sold out, as expected.

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Patriots have habit of Super Bowl trips, Rams are newcomers

Hey, have you guys been here before?

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Another dolphin dies at Arizona aquatic facility

A fourth dolphin has died at a Phoenix-area aquatic facility.

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Strange But True | Who's the daddy? Surprise in Swiss orangutan paternity test

A paternity test on a baby orangutan has come back with a surprising result.

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Strange But True | Elephant seals take over California beach during shutdown

A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said.

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Feds flag Arizona senator for excessive campaign donations

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, whose fundraising practices have drawn scrutiny in the past, appears to have accepted more than $270,000 in excessive campaign contributions during the recent midterm campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission.

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Republican Jeff Flake says he won't challenge Trump in 2020

Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says he hopes a Republican will challenge President Donald Trump's re-election bid, but it won't be him.

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Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show

Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his breaks at the casino and too broke to eat dinner there.

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Arizona researcher awarded grant for Alzheimer’s research

University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher has received a $5.9 million federal grant to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop ways to prevent and potentially reverse the course of the neurodegenerative disorder.

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Grand Canyon National Park resuming normal operations

Grand Canyon National Park remained open with limited services during the partial government shutdown and the shutdown's end has park officials gearing up to resume regular operations.

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DPS: 1 man dead, another wounded after shooting in Flagstaff

Authorities say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting involving Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers in Flagstaff.

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Fewer Arizona wildfires in 2018 and big drop in acres burned

Arizona had fewer wildfires and a dramatic reduction in the number of acres burned during 2018 compared with the previous year.

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Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.

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