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Cross-border airport terminal transforms travel

SAN DIEGO – U.S. travelers who want to fly out of the international airport in Tijuana, Mexico can now use a new terminal that straddles the border.


Electronic toys may not help language learning for young children

When Anna V. Sosa looked over the results of her study, the outcome wasn’t a surprise. However, the Northern Arizona University professor did not expect to see such pronounced results.


Arizona homeless disenchanted by politics, face barriers to vote

Hidden behind the government district in downtown Phoenix sits a cluster of homeless shelters, food banks and clinics.

Rick Mead (left) and Jimmy Donnelly break outside Andre's House before lunch. Donnelly was on the streets and a "guest" at the shelter before winning a housing lottery ticket. After volunteering, he's now head of security at Andre's. (Photo by Brooke Stobbe/Cronkite News)

Theranos review puts spotlight on direct access lab testing

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor - a law that Theranos helped author - is in jeopardy.

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Looking to space technology to save firefighters here on Earth

HAMPTON, Va. - It was a year after workers at the NASA Langley Research Center had developed an inflatable heat shield for spacecraft when Mary Beth Wusk heard about the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters in 2013.


Pickleball progresses in popularity, particularly in Arizona

Pickleball, which shares many qualities with other paddle sports, is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the United States, particularly among older athletes.


Senate hearing: More should be spent preventing wildfires

Because the length of the Arizona wildfire season, experts and some Senate members say more funding is needed for prevention.


Arizonans join local leaders for White House pitch on Obama’s agenda

WASHINGTON - For the second time in six weeks, Arizona lawmakers were on hand at the White House Friday to get a pitch from administration officials on President Barack Obama's policy priorities.


New World War I memorial being planned for Washington

WASHINGTON – A new memorial is being planned in Washington to honor those who served in World War I, and it's expected to be funded and completed by 2018.


Scientists say they’ve found a cure for a type of congenital blindness

Just this month, drug manufacturer Spark Therapeutics said it successfully completed a phase III trial for an exciting new gene therapy treatment for inherited retinal dystrophies, a progressive disorder that can cause blindness. This means they're one step closer to putting a cure for congenital blindness actually on the market.


Most school funding bonds and overrides appear headed for victory

In a reversal from last year, the majority of school bond and override proposals in Arizona appear headed for victory in preliminary results of Tuesday’s municipal elections. There are still a few races too close to call.

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Heroin and meth seized in Arizona sets record in busy smuggling corridor

U.S. authorities seized a record amount of methamphetamine and heroin in the busy Arizona smuggling corridor.