Tag: Arizona

McCain To Return To Congress For Health-Care Vote

John McCain will return to Congress on Tuesday for a vote on the Senate’s yet-to-be-announced health-care policy, the Arizona Republican’s office said in a statement Monday night. McCain was recently announced to have brain cancer, and is on medical leave recovering from a tumor removal this month. His vote is critical for GOP senators hoping…

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Doctors who performed surgery on the Arizona Republican to remove a blood clot last week revealed on Wednesday that the senator had a “primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.” A Mayo Clinic statement said treatment options include a combination…

AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland,…

McCain, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Face Primary Elections Day

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in Florida and Arizona, and two powerful incumbents — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) — face unusually strong primary challenges. McCain is expected to survive a long-shot bid to unseat him by State Sen. Kelli Ward (R), but is hoping for a big enough…

Donald Trump To Give Immigration Speech Wednesday In Arizona

Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he will make a speech about immigration Wednesday in Arizona. Last week, he postponed a speech he was planning to make in Colorado on the topic. Early in his campaign, Trump said he would build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and deport the estimated 11 million undocumented…

Poll: Hillary Tops Trump in Arizona

Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump is a head-to-head matchup in Arizona, according to a new poll released Thursday. The survey, conducted by a Phoenix-based firm, gives Clinton 46.5 percent to Trump’s 42.2 percent. The ruby-red state is not usually in play in presidential races. Before Bill Clinton in 1996, the last Democrat to win the…

Hundreds Evacuate Wildfires in SoCal, NM

Hundreds of Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico residents have been forced to evacuate over wildfires, as temperatures threaten to reach as high as 120 degrees in the coming days. Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown said the occupants of at least 400 homes and businesses were asked to evacuate in areas threatened by the California…

Solar Impulse Plane Reaches Phoenix, Arizona [VIDEO]

Zero-fuel airplane Solar Impulse has flown the first leg across the continental United States in its attempt to fly around the world. It left Mountain View, Calif., at dawn on Monday and landed 16 hours later in Goodyear, a suburb of Phoenix, Ariz.

Judge To Release NAU Shooting Suspect Until Trial

A judge ruled 19-year-old Steven Jones, suspect in fatal Northern Arizona University shooting last October, can be released to parents, with conditions, as he awaits trial set for April 2017. The grand-jury indictment said Jones acted with premeditation while Jones has pleaded not guilty, telling police he acted in self-defense.

Trump, Hillary Wins Arizona; Cruz Wins Utah [VIDEO]

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their respective parties’ Arizona primary vote Tuesday evening, securing the delegate-rich southwestern state for the two frontrunners. Former Sec. Clinton handily defeated Bernie Sanders in the Grand Canyon State, pulling in at least 60 percent of the vote upon first reporting; Trump, meanwhile, outpolled second-place Ted Cruz by 20…

Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon Is Dead [VIDEO]

Meadowlark Lemon, the most famous face and “clown prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, died Sunday at age 83 in Scottsdale, Arizona, The New York Times reported. The North Carolina native, known for his comedic timing, on-court pranks, and virtuoso basketball skills, played with the Globetrotters for 22 years. He left the team in 1978. In…

Arizona Cardinals Hire Jen Welter First Female NFL Coach [VIDEO]

The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday they have hired a female as a coaching intern during training camp and preseason. Jen Welter, who will help the inside linebackers, is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position in the National Football League. Welter worked with linebackers and on special teams as an assistant…

Arizona Cop Car Run Down and Crashes Into Suspect [VIDEO]

Arizona authorities on Tuesday released dashcam footage of a police officer using his car to hit an assailant in order to end a pursuit in February. According to police, Mario Valencia was running from authorities after stealing a rifle from a Wal-Mart in the town of Marana. He had been intercepted by police when he…

1 dead after bee swarm attacks landscaping crew in Arizona

One man is dead and another in critical condition after a swarm of approximately 800,000 bees attacked a landscaping crew in Douglas, Ariz. on Wednesday. An exterminator found a bee hive approximately three-by-eight feet hall in an attic of a nearby home. Photo: A swarm of more than 800,000 bees killed one man and stung…

Uzi Death Called ‘Industrial Accident’

Arizona law enforcement officials said no criminal charges would be filed related to the incident where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi. In a statement, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said there are “no charges pending” in regards to the shooting of Charles Vacca, 39. Instead, after watching the…

Inmate takes 2 hours to die in Arizona execution

An execution in Arizona took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and the inmate’s lawyers claimed he gasped and snorted for nearly an hour after it began. Joseph Wood, who was condemned to death for fatally shooting his girlfriend and her father in 1989, was scheduled to be killed with a combination of midazolam and hydromorphone,…

Phoenix VA officials on leave over allegations of delays in care

Three officials at the veterans hospital in Phoenix were placed on leave amid allegations that patients may have died because of delays in care. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said the officials include Phoenix Veterans Health Care Center director Sharon Helman and associate Lance Robinson. Officials are investigating allegations that up to 40 patients…

Arizona senator reveals his homosexuality

Sen. Steve Gallardo of Arizona, who openly opposed a controversial anti-gay bill passed in the Legislature, announced his homosexuality on Wednesday. “I’m a Latino, I’m a native of Arizona, I come from a Catholic family and I’m gay, it’s OK,” Gallardo told NBC News shortly after he made the announcement at the state Capitol in…

Statue Of Liberty, Grand Canyon To Reopen During Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore were among the national parks and landmarks set to reopen during the government shutdown after negotiations concluded late Friday. The attractions will reopen Saturday after the states where they are located agreed to fund them through state funds or private donations. The costs range from…

Gabrielle Giffords To Senate On Gun Control: ‘You Must Act’

JUST IN: Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords addressed a U.S. Senate committee hearing on gun control, saying “speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something.” Giffords continued: “It will be hard, but the time is now. You…