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University of Arizona professor shot and killed on campus

Oct. 05, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A University of Arizona professor was shot and killed on campus Wednesday by a former student, who has since been arrested, authorities said. Arizona state troopers stopped Murad Dervish, 46, in a vehicle roughly 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of the...

Arizona abortion rights backers sue to overturn old ban

Oct. 04, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights on Tuesday sued to block an old Arizona law that criminalizes nearly all abortions, arguing that laws passed by the state Legislature after 1973's Roe v. Wade decision should take precedence and abortions should be allowed until 15 weeks into a...

Man found guilty of murder, kidnapping of Tucson girl

Sep. 30, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

TUSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of abducting and killing two young Tucson girls separately and dumping their bodies in the desert was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the first of his two trials. A Pima County Superior Court jury deliberated for less than...

Jury has 1st trial of man accused of killing 2 Tucson girls

Sep. 29, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Deliberations resumed Thursday in the first of two trials for a man accused of abducting and killing two young Tucson girls separately and dumping their bodies in the desert. A Pima County Superior Court jury got the case late Wednesday afternoon after...

Arizona, Colorado both hunting for first Pac-12 victory

Sep. 29, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

Colorado (0-4, 0-1 Pac-12) at Arizona (2-2, 0-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1) Line: Arizona by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook Series: Colorado leads 16-8. WHAT’S AT STAKE Both teams are looking for their first Pac-12 win, but...

Arizona museum exhibit marks end to de Kooning painting saga

Sep. 28, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — After a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions was brazenly stolen in 1985 from an Arizona museum, the staff clung to the hope that it would turn up one day. But nobody could have predicted “Woman-Ochre” would find its way back through the kindness of strangers in a...

Authorities: pilot dies in crash of small plane near Tucson

Sep. 28, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot died after a small plane crashed south of Tucson on Wednesday, according to authorities. Federal Aviation Administration officials said only the pilot was aboard the single-engine Grumman American AA5B when it went down near Flying Diamond Airport west...

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Sep. 26, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks. The...

'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Sep. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop...

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Sep. 23, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers. ...