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GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept

Jan. 21, 2020 10:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities. The...

Police: Mother says she killed 3 kids found in Phoenix home

Jan. 21, 2020 9:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children, who were found dead inside the family's home after firefighters got a call about a drowning, authorities said Tuesday. The 22-year-old mother, Rachel Henry, “has admitted to harming her three children,"...

Tempe police say a man and woman died in a murder-suicide

Jan. 21, 2020 9:03 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe say the shooting deaths of a man and woman last weekend was a murder-suicide. They say two people were found suffering from gunshot wounds Saturday morning when officers were called out to a reported vehicle burglary. Police say 30-year-old Lisa Samaniego was pronounced...

US: Endangered fish on upswing in Colorado River basin

Jan. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened. The fish that gets its name from a fleshy bump behind its head is one of four endangered fish that make their home...

FILE - In this July 27, 1974, file photo, Rep. Thomas Railsback, R-Ill., right, confers with chairman Peter Rodino, D-N.J., during the House Judiciary Committee's debate on impeachment articles in Washington. Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87. Former Republican congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood confirmed the death on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

GOP congressman who backed Nixon impeachment dead at 87

Jan. 21, 2020 7:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87. Railback died Monday in Mesa, Arizona, where he lived in a nursing home in recent years, former Republican congressman and U.S....

Oklahoma man identified after remains found in Tucson

Jan. 21, 2020 7:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The human remains three mountain lions feasted on when authorities found them last month belong to an Oklahoma man who went missing in early December, authorities said Tuesday. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that the victim was 66-year-old Steven Mark...

FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Steven Jones, middle, weeps as Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton announces his decision to amend the conditions of release for Jones in Flagstaff, Ariz. The former Northern Arizona University student is in jail awaiting his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting that killed a student and three others were wounded. Before pleading guilty on Jan. 9, 2020, Jones was scheduled to face a second murder trial this month after a jury deadlocked on charges in his first trial. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, File)

Man in jail to await sentencing in Arizona campus shooting

Jan. 21, 2020 2:30 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Northern Arizona University student has been booked into jail in advance of his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting in which another student was killed and three others wounded. Charges against Steven Jones originally included first-degree murder but he ended up...

FILE - In this July 31, 2012, file photo, United States' Allison Schmitt holds her gold medal after winning the women's 200-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Schmitt is a graduate student at Arizona State and worked an internship last year counseling students. She’s taking a break from her studies this year while attempting to qualify for a fourth Olympics appearance. Schmitt, who turns 30 on June 7, didn’t initially plan on trying for one more Olympic bid. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza, File)

Gold-medalist Allison Schmitt seeks 4th Olympic swim berth

Jan. 21, 2020 2:05 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going back to school and training with Arizona State’s swimmers occasionally reminds four-time Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt of her relatively advanced age by her sport’s standards. “I almost feel like a mom sometimes,” the 29-year-old Schmitt...

Arizona inmate’s release held up by molestation allegation

Jan. 21, 2020 11:48 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona inmate whose life sentence for a murder conviction was commuted nearly two months ago by Gov. Doug Ducey remains incarcerated as authorities examine an allegation that he molested a girl during a 1989 prison visit. The Arizona Capitol Times reports the molestation allegation...

Sedona police fatally shoot suspect armed with machete

Jan. 21, 2020 10:40 AM EST

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say Sedona police officers shot and killed a suspect who was wielding a machete. Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which is investigating the shooting, said the incident took place Monday afternoon. Police received a call about someone armed with a...