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Trial begins for ex-University of Arizona grad student accused of fatally shooting professor in 2022

May. 10, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona graduate student accused of killing a professor on campus showed premeditation and intent in the 2022 fatal shooting, according to prosecutors. Murad Dervish’s trial began Tuesday and is expected to last two weeks in Pima County...

Will there be a 'superbloom' this year in California? Here's what to know

Apr. 21, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

Carpets of yellow, orange and gold flowers are beginning to cover Southern California's vast deserts, the Bay Area's dramatic bluffs and even near Los Angeles International Airport. But do they add up to a “superbloom”? There is no single definition of the event, but so far this...