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TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday....

Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona....

Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players....

Group wants statewide foster child education plan
PHOENIX (AP) -- Proponents of a program that links foster children with education advocates to improve their success in school want the Arizona Legislature to expand a pilot program now used just in Pima County....

Man acknowledges sex crime during border crossing
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Mexican man accused of sexually attacking a 14-year-old girl as he smuggled a group of people into the U.S. has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a minor....

Arizona GOP replaces Pearce as top leader
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Republican Party has named a replacement for former Sen. Russell Pearce, who resigned his top party post following a backlash to his remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid and tighter restrictions on how people on public assistance use the funds....

Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) -- Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm....

2 retired US Supreme Court justice share stage
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said Wednesday it's critical to the future of democracy to prepare school students for citizenship....

Fatal crash hurts officer before Arizona commute
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car, closing a major Phoenix-area freeway for hours and through the Wednesday morning commute....

Phoenix officers hear shots, find victim on street
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix police officers who heard gunshots found a fatally wounded man lying dead on a street and spotted another man running away....