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Crossing a line: Military encounter at border sparks Trump threats

WASHINGTON - A peaceful border encounter between U.S. and Mexican soldiers earlier this month became a political issue Wednesday when President Donald Trump picked up the incident and threatened in a tweet to send armed soldiers to the border in response.


Phoenix bishop brings anti-abortion, traditional marriage message to D.C.

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted was a featured speaker at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, telling a packed room that abortion is "an unspeakable crime," that leaders must open their hearts to Jesus Christ and that there is a "weakening of marriage" in the U.S.


Report: Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970

WASHINGTON - Phoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a new report that said Tucson's average increase of 4.48 degrees was third-biggest in the country and Phoenix's 4.35-degree rise was good for fourth place.


Census: Maricopa County – again – saw country’s biggest population gains

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County again saw the largest population increase of any county in the nation last year, adding 81,244 residents to make eight straight years of gains, according to new Census estimates, which show every county in Arizona but Santra Cruz adding population in 2018.


Court overturns death sentence in 1987 execution-style Yuma murder

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned the death sentence for Theodore Washington, the last of three defendants still on death row in the 1987 execution-style murder of Sterleen Hill during a "disastrously violent home invasion" in Yuma.


Twins peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

WASHINGTON – Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later? NASA says yes – eventually. Long space travel does affect the body, but most changes are reversed within a few months, a study of the twins showed.


University of Arizona researchers revel as photo of black hole unveiled

WASHINGTON - University of Arizona researchers were part of a team of scientists that said it had "seen the unseeable" when it unveiled first-ever images of a black hole deep in space, an image that capped years of work and a global effort to see what had been theoretical.


CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

WASHINGTON - Frontline border officials told a Senate panel that the crisis at the southern border is real and that "something has to change" to combat the growing number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, which topped 360,000 for the first half of fiscal 2019.


House, Senate OK Colorado River drought plan, capping years of debate

WASHINGTON - Two weeks after water officials told Congress of the "urgent" need to approve the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, the House and Senate both passed the plan, moving one step closet to ending years negotiations by seven states in the river basin.


Mexican gray wolf numbers rise, but long-term viability still a concern

WASHINGTON - There were 14 more Mexican gray wolves in the wild last year, a "huge relief" to conservationists but not nearly enough for them to stop worrying about the long-term viability of the endangered animal, which now numbers 131 in Arizona and New Mexico.


Shift of CBP officers has led to border slowdown that’s hurting trade

WASHNGTON - President Donald Trump may have backed off his threat to close the border, but business leaders form both sides of the border say there is a very real slowdown in crossings that's hurting businesses, after the redeployment of Customs and Border Protection officers.


Quick hits: An inside look at the 2019 NFL Annual League Meeting

PHOENIX – In this podcast, Nick Welter shares his experience at the 2019 NFL Annual Meetings that were held at the Arizona Biltmore.