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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.

Critics blast DHS environmental waivers that clear way for border wall

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said ti will waive dozens of environmental, health and other laws to clear the way for construction on about 58 miles of border barriers, including 12 miles of fencing near Yuma, in a move quickly attacked by lawmakers and environmentalists.

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.

Same report, different take for state lawmakers eyeing Mueller report

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers looked at the same 448-page Mueller report and saw two different things, with two very different reactions, depending on which side of the aisle they are on. If there was a common thread, it was that nobody's mind appeared to be changed by the report.

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.

House Ethics panel releases details in ongoing probe of Schweikert

WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee released details of its probe of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, that began last year finding "substantial reason to believe" he may have approved improper office expenditures and campaign contributions.

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.