Legal

Court: Cops can be ordered to provide DNA in probe of officer’s death

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Monday that Phoenix police were within their rights to take DNA samples from officers responding to the 2010 shooting death of a fellow officer, Sgt. Sean Drenth, near the State Capitol.


Transgender soldiers watch closely as Pentagon reviews ban on service

WASHINGTON - When Capt. Jennifer Peace looks in the mirror, she sees a woman who serves her country like more than 200,000 other women in the military.


Court upholds five-year bomb-possession sentence for Tucson man

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday upheld a Tucson man's sentence for possession of 24 homemade bombs that were found in his house in 2011.


Arizona’s repeat ranking as No. 1 for gun owners draws praise, concern

WASHINGTON - For the third straight year, Arizona was ranked best state in the nation for gun owners by Guns and Ammo magazine, which praised the state's self-defense and carry laws, its shooting sports and strong gun culture.