Justice

Court upholds Sahuarita drug conviction, rejects Miranda challenge

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday upheld a Sahuarita drug conviction, rejecting the defendant's claim that he confessed only after Drug Enforcement Administration agents continued to question him in violation of his Miranda rights.


Safe at home? Not if home is Arizona, new report card on safety says

WASHINGTON - Arizona got an "F" for its safety policies, scoring particularly poorly on traffic safety, in a new national ranking of how well states are prepared to deter preventable deaths.


Bipartisan group looks past health reform fight to focus on drug policy

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of House members unveiled a raft of proposals Tuesday aimed at combating the nation's drug epidemic, saying they felt compelled to come together on what is not a partisan issue but "an American issue."


Court gives Mexican family new chance to sue Border Patrol agent

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to throw out a lawsuit that a Mexican family filed against the Border Patrol agent who fatally shot their son across the border.

Spray paint reads "never forget" and "no more deaths"

Run-in between Border Patrol, No More Deaths volunteers was not first

WASHINGTON - When Jim Marx got the call that Border Patrol agents were monitoring a No More Deaths camp that was helping immigrants endangered while crossing the desert border last week, his first thought was, "Here we go again."


Taurasi marriage, Mercury Pride Night help ease challenges of LGBTQ community

PHOENIX — On Sunday, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi broke the WNBA’s all-time scoring record. A month earlier, she was celebrated for a different achievement: appearing on the cover of People Magazine with former teammate Penny Taylor.


For victims of 2011 Tucson shooting, Wednesday attack a painful reminder

WASHINGTON - It's been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday's shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.


Congress hits pause as members, staff grapple with shooting

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill were grappling Wednesday with what one member called the "horrifying and concerning" shooting spree in a Washington suburb that left five people injured, including staffers, police officers and a House member.


Flake, witnesses recall ‘indiscriminate firing’ at lawmakers in attack

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was among the Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday when "indiscriminate firing" rang out from a gunman who left five wounded before he was killed in a shootout with police.


Gunman opens fire on Republican lawmakers near Washington

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - At least five people were taken to the hospital early Wednesday after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers who were practicing for an annual charity baseball game.


Six years later, slain Border Patrol agent’s family still seeks answers

WASHINGTON - Six years later, Josephine Terry still has trouble talking about the murder of her son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a Rio Rico shootout where guns were later traced to a botched government investigation.


Details on Comey’s Russia discussions with Trump concern lawmakers

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers expressed dismay Wednesday at advance copies of former FBI Director James Comey's scheduled Senate committee testimony showing Comey had repeated discussions with President Donald Trump about probes of Russian influence with the administration.