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Cops: Ex-grad student suspected in Arizona professor killing

Oct. 06, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A University of Arizona professor who authorities say was fatally shot on campus by a former graduate student was an expert on desert water issues who faculty and former students described as a kind and brilliant colleague. School officials identified Thomas...

No. 12 Oregon on 4-game win streak, travels to face Arizona

Oct. 06, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Arizona's Jayden de Laura had one of the best passing games in school history against one of the Pac-12's worst teams last week. Now he'll try to duplicate the feat against a team that's among the league's best. Arizona hosts No. 12 Oregon in Tucson on Saturday night...

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...