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FactCheck: The debate over gay blood donations

Days after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, House members and the White House made seemingly contradictory claims concerning the Federal Drug Administration’s blood donation policy for gay and bisexual men. Both have scientific evidence to back up their claims. ... Read more»

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

Ruling that Texas' 2013 abortion restrictions place an undue burden on a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Texas abortion providers a major victory by overturning the regulations.... Read more»

Arizona says it has run out of execution drugs

Arizona has run out of execution drugs, including a sedative implicated in botched lethal injections, according to a filing on Friday in a court case challenging the U.S. state's execution methods. ... Read more»1

More children dying of heat after being left in cars

With the hottest months yet to come, 13 young children already have died in unattended cars this year in the U.S., prompting safety groups to warn parents against leaving children in vehicles for even a few minutes. Cars heat up quickly, reaching deadly temperatures in a mere 10 minutes even when the outside level is in the low 80s and a window is slightly open.... Read more»

Missing 15-year-old hiker near Bisbee found safe

A 15-year-old boy, who went missing during a hike in the Mule Mountains near Bisbee Wednesday morning, was found by officials later that afternoon near Highway 80. ... Read more»

Missing hiker found dead in Ventana Canyon

Four people have died from heat-related causes following a record-breaking heat wave in the Tucson-area. On Tuesday morning, search and rescue teams found the body of Marcus Turowkski, 33, who disappeared during a hike along the Ventana Canyon trail on Sunday morning. ... Read more»

Forest Service tips for staying safe while hiking in the summer heat

With summer temperatures rising to all-time highs, and humidity staying low, Coronado National Forest is asking visitors to plan their outings accordingly and to use situational awareness.... Read more»

Record heat kills 3, rescuers continue search for missing hiker

Three people died, and one man remains missing, in separate incidents as record-breaking heat in the valley made outdoor activities dangerous in the Tucson area. Sheriff Chris Nanos said, "We're asking people not only to avoid outdoor activity to the morning, but just to avoid it entirely." ... Read more»

Police find missing endangered man at Downtown bus station

A vulnerable man who went missing Monday morning from his Southeast Side group home was found around 6:30 p.m. by a police officer at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Paul Gabbard, 50, was "returned safety" after being checkout out by firefighters, authorities said.... Read more»

Update: 2 hikers die, 1 missing, on Tucson trails as temps spike to 115-plus

A man and woman died in separate incidents while hiking just north of Tucson on Sunday, as authorities conducted three heat-related search and rescue operations in the desert. Temperatures hit 115 degrees at the airport, with other area thermometers reading 116 — just a single degree shy of the all-time record.... Read more»2

Pima County officials: Record heat requires extreme precautions

With desert temperatures expected to reach highs from 110 to 116 degrees this weekend, Pima County officials are telling people to limit outdoor activities and enjoy Father's Day indoors. ... Read more»

First case of Zika virus confirmed in Pima County

A person who traveled to the Caribbean returned to the county and tested positively for the disease, however officials said that there was no risk of transmission and that the person was recovering from their symptoms. ... Read more»

How hikers can avoid a bee attack, and what to do if it happens

Recent bee attacks have turned normal summer outings into a deadly encounters. But there are precautions that hikers can take to avoid an attack, and appropriate ways to react if one happens. ... Read more»

How tying gun restrictions to mental health has failed

n the wake of a mass shooting, a furious political debate inevitably erupts: Does gun violence stem from mental-health issues or from easy access to firearms? A new study suggests that regulators' attempt to predict which people are likely to use a gun to cause harm needs fine-tuning. ... Read more»

3D-printed heart helps family cope with toddler’s lifetime of heart surgeries

3D printed organs may look like a toy but have serious goals. Surgeons can practice on an exact duplicate of a patient before surgery and families can better understand what loved ones are going through.... Read more»

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