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Court overturns death sentence in brutal 1991 burglary-murders

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing Friday for an Arizona death row inmate convicted in the 1991 Valley murders of two people during the course of a burglary spree.


Salmon’s surprise retirement throws open the race for his House seat

WASHINGTON - Rep. Matt Salmon's surprise announcement Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his seat in Congress shook up what was expected to be a sleepy campaign in a solidly Republican district this fall.


Court: FBI can’t be sued for failing to warn family of home invasion

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Wednesday the FBI cannot be held liable for failing to tip Pima County police to a home invasion by a border militia group that killed an Arivaca man and his 9-year-old daughter.


McCain raised $5.6 million in 2015, easily outdistancing challengers

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain raised and spent more in 2015 for his re-election bid than all 10 challengers combined, ending the year with $5.1 million in the bank, according to the latest Federal Election Commission figures.


VA struggles to fill medical center positions in Arizona, across nation

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told lawmakers Wednesday that his agency is having trouble filling vacancies at VA medical centers around the country, which has led to "critical staffing problems" at the facilities.


Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down

WASHINGTON - Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.


Navajo, others press EPA, Congress to act on uranium mine cleanup

WASHINGTON - Longtime Sanders resident Wayne Lynch was told in July that the water on his ranch contained dangerously high amounts of uranium, yet he is still using it.


After nation’s deepest higher ed cuts, advocates see glimmer of hope

WASHINGTON - Arizona cut higher education funding deeper than any other state last year, capping a five-year period in which the state led the nation with a 27.3 percent cut from its support for colleges, a new report says.


Arizona still gets D+ on schools report card, despite some modest gains

WASHINGTON - Arizona student test scores stayed level from 2013 to 2015 while scores nationally declined slightly, but the state's marginal gains were not enough to lift it out of the bottom ranks on a new national report card.


Arizonans brave D.C. blizzard to join thousands in annual March for Life

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined thousands at the annual March for Life here Friday, delivering an upbeat pro-life message on a bitterly cold and snowy Friday in the nation's capital.


Navajo welcome $45 million from feds for schools, but say need persists

WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered $45 million of "long overdue" construction funds Thursday for two long-neglected schools in the Navajo Nation, the last of 14 schools promised funding there 12 years ago.