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Court vacates sentence for teen gang member given life without parole

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court vacated the sentence for a Phoenix-area gang member who was still a teen when he got a mandatory life without parole sentence for crimes that "terrorized" the Salt River reservation in the 1990s.


Trump vows Census will ask citizenship; critics decry ‘scare tactics’

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed that his administration is "absolutely moving forward" with a push to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, just hours after the Census Bureau said it would not do so, a reversal advocates dismissed as a "scare tactic" by the president.


Emergency border funds get final OK, after some odd political turns

WASHINGTON – Congress gave a final OK, and the president is expected to sign, a border funding bill that does not include many migrant protections the House wanted - but it does send $4.59 billion to border agencies that said they could run out of funds to handle the surge of migrants at the border.


Arizona acupuncture board takes on the opioid crisis

PHOENIX – Arizona’s acupuncture board is certifying auricular acupuncturists for work in chemical dependency programs.


Pride and joy: Mercury event benefits LGBTQ community, local businesses

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Mercury's Pride Night served to deepen the team's relationship to its LGBTQ fans and expanded its audience in the process.

Pride Night shoes at Phoenix Mercury game

A child of two nations: Hope for ‘democracia’ in Peru spurs new parents

A newborn represents the vanguard of a new generation of Peruvians born to Venezuelan refugee parents


As Peru welcomes Venezuelan refugees, its immigration system is overwhelmed

As more Venezuelans fleeing the economic and political crisis in their homeland arrive daily in Peru, the Peruvian government readily acknowledges it can’t keep up with the applications for temporary or permanent residency.


Phoenix Rising’s Wheeler-Omiunu has many talents but focus now is ‘play and get better’

TEMPE - After two seasons on the bench with Atlanta United, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu is focused on playing time in the desert.


Ducey, at White House, touts benefits of new occupational licensing law

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey touted Arizona's first-in-the-nation universal licensing recognition law at the White House Thursday to a receptive audience of governors and the president, who were there to talk about their ideas to improve workforce mobility.


With guidance of ASU greats, Chun An Yu makes second consecutive appearance at US Open

PHOENIX – Chun An Yu makes his second consecutive appearance at the US Open.


Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers to protect sacred land and natural resources by passing a mining ban on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, a move critics called "ill conceived" and driven by "scare tactics."


How the sounds around you could be a harbinger of climate change

PHOENIX – An Arizona State University professor uses sound to help understand the environment, which potentially could help predict climate change.