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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.


Arizona lawmakers, House split in vote against transgender military ban

WASHINGTON - Two days after courts removed the last hurdle to a Trump administration ban on transgender military service, the House voted 238-185 to condemn the ban - but not block it. Arizona lawmakers, like the rest of the House, split on party lines for the vote.


Transgender soldiers say ban will backfire, but Pentagon defends policy

WASHINGTON - Transgender soldiers told a House panel that the Trump administration's plan to reimpose a ban on transgender service would backfire, as Pentagon officials defended the move that they said will allow them to better assess military readiness.


Employees hustle ‘nonstop’ to meet blossoming demand for Valentine’s Day roses

PHOENIX – Workers at a Phoenix flower wholesale distributor say demand for Valentine’s Day roses has spiked in recent years.


Special K: Despite skepticism, Cardinals believe they have winner in Kliff Kingsbury

TEMPE – In one of the more divisive hirings of the NFL offseason, the Arizona Cardinals introduced Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach Wednesday.


Going solo: These women find hiking alone to be empowering

PHOENIX – More women are getting outdoors to hike and camp, but not with a group and not with a man. They’re striking out alone. We talk to three of them.


Transgender rally at state Capitol encourages voting

PHOENIX – The LGBTQ community and its supporters rallied at the state Capitol and hope to encourage others to vote


For first time, gamers can customize female players for NBA Live

PHOENIX -- For the first time, video gamers can customize female players for NBA Live. They can also pattern their play after top WNBA players.


Ugly legacy of the ‘lynching era’ continues to resonate in America

The lynching era’s legacy can still be seen today. Senators introduced legislation in June to make lynchings a federal crime, saying it is long past due.


Stand or stay away: Reaction mixed to NFL’s new anthem policy

The NFL's new policy on the national anthem has prompted a mixed reaction. The owners voted that players must stand at attention or wait in the locker room.


Taking a load off: Weight cutting growing issue in mixed martial arts

In mixed martial arts, weight cutting is commonplace as fighters prepare to compete at the highest level. The process can be dangerous.


Lesko tops Tipirneni, keeps Congressional District 8 in GOP hands

Voters in the West Valley went to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballot for Republican Debbie Lesko or Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in the 8th Congressional district. The special election is to replace Rep. Trent Franks.