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Phoenix Children’s Hospital child life specialists help ease pain for young patients, their families

Vivian Johnson coos in her crib and nods her head as her mother, Lisa Johnson, sings her “Happy Birthday.” She celebrated her first birthday in a small hospital room.


Tribal conference with Obama highlights gains, needs in Indian Country

WASHINGTON - Arizona college student Blossom Johnson painted a bleak picture Thursday for President Barack Obama of life on the Navajo reservation, describing poverty and a childhood clouded by friends lost to suicide.


Arizona exporters tout benefits of Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

The 12 countries that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership released long-awaited details of the deal they struck behind closed doors and Arizona companies expect to benefit.

Containers are stacked in a port in Valparaíso, Chile. In 2012, the U.S. exported $22 billion worth of goods to the South American country. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

McCain demands apology from Clinton for her comments on VA problems

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain demanded Wednesday that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton apologize to veterans for saying that Department of Veterans Affairs problems are "not as widespread" as they appear but have been inflated by Republicans' "ideological agenda."


Phoenix shop expects last-minute surge in Halloween costume sales

Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion alone on Halloween costumes for adults, children and their pets this year, according to the National Retail Federation.


Randy Johnson reflects on parents’ support in HOF induction speech

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Long before Randy Johnson was dominating hitters at the major league level, the lefthander was tossing tennis balls at his family’s wooden garage door in Livermore, California.

Baseball players holding Hall of Fame plaques

Diamondbacks fans soak in Cooperstown’s baseball atmosphere

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – A smattering of Diamondbacks faithful have made the trek this weekend to this small town located at the edge of Otsego Lake, about 200 miles north of New York City, joining baseball fans from across the country in the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Johnson overcame early-career control issues on way to Hall of Fame

Some pitchers in baseball are described as graceful.


En route to Hall, Johnson continues to be a valuable resource for D-backs

Randy Johnson used to cram his 6-foot-10-inch frame into the luggage racks above the seats in the charter buses used by his minor league team so he could sleep on long road trips. He said 12- to 15-hour rides were common when he was coming up through the Montreal Expos’ system in the late 1980s.

Randy Johnson photo

Few unaccompanied minors returned to their home countries, senators told

WASHINGTON - Fewer than 2,000 of the 51,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who showed up at the Southwest border last year have been repatriated, a Senate panel was told Tuesday, a pace that critics said may have "incentivized" more migration.


World Cup quest began in Mesa for women’s national team’s Julie Johnston

Young girls run around the fields of Barney Park in Queen Creek with shin guards on and a soccer ball at their cleats trying to perfect “The Jules.”

Julie Johnston playing soccer

Johnson: Border more secure, but it’s not ‘mission accomplished’

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that the number of people apprehended at the border is “down considerably” from 2014, a sign that investments in border security are paying off.

Jeh Johnson