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Rocks vs. Glocks: Trump backs off suggestion that soldiers fire on migrants

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump backed off his statement that active-duty soldiers on the border should respond to rock-throwing migrants as if the soldiers had been attacked with a firearm, saying Friday that such immigrants would be "arrested for a very long time."


Green nominee’s withdrawal injects new drama into tense Senate race

WASHINGTON - Green Party nominee Angela Green's decision to pull out of the Arizona Senate race and back Kyrsten Sinema was the "best possible news" the Democratic nominee could have received in the waning days of her tight race against Republican Martha McSally, analysts said.


NOAA: Arizona outlook promises warmer, wetter winter – but not too wet

WASHINGTON - Arizona will see a wetter and warmer winter than usual, with a weak El Nino system bringing steady, mild rains to the state that, combined with recent rains, could help put a nick in the state's drought conditions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.


Senate, House take early recess as contentious midterm elections loom

WASHINGTON - The Senate left for its October recess two weeks earlier than planned Thursday, following the lead of House members who went home early to dive into their re-election campaigns as contentious midterm elections loom.


Health insurance premiums to drop about 10 percent in Arizona next year

WASHINGTON - Federal officials said health care premiums are expected to drop about 10 percent next year in Arizona, one of 17 states expected to see declines as the rate nationally is predicted to fall by 1.5 percent for the first time since enactment of the Affordable Care Act.

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‘Somebody’s going to have to use less’: Colorado River managers grapple with drought plans

PAGE - The seven states along the Colorado River are trying to find a solution to preserve the declining river, which provides water to 40 million people.


Flake, Kyl join razor-thin majority to put Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and Jon Kyl fell in line with other Senate Republicans Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by the narrowest of margins as protests continued inside and outsde the Capitol and at the court..


Flake ends weeks of wavering, is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - After weeks of "lingering doubt," Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake indicated Friday that he expects to join fellow Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now likely to be confirmed by a one-vote margin Saturday.


Kyl, Flake vote to move Kavanaugh one step closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON - As expected, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, said he will vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Sen. Jeff Flake has said he plans to vote yes as well.


From the Netherlands to Japan: ASU women’s soccer has international flavor

TEMPE – The Arizona State women's soccer team is thriving after recruiting players from around the world.


Former ASU swimmer joins athletes urging protection from sexual assaults

WASHINGTON - Former ASU swimmer Jancy Thompson said the sexual abuse she suffered for five years at the hands of her coach for USA Swimming "lives in my bones" to this day, which is why she was on Capitol Hill with other sexual abuse survivors calling for stronger protections.


Flake votes to approve Kavanaugh – for now – demands an FBI probe

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake provided a key vote Friday to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but warned that he will not give final approval until the FBI investigates sexual assault allegations against the nominee.