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Phoenix soldier killed in Aghanistan

A Phoenix soldier died in Afghanistan on Friday from wounds he suffered in an insurgent attack on his unit while on patrol in the eastern Khowst Province.... Read more»

Saguaro visitors can be amateur scientists at BioBlitz

Tucson’s first BioBlitz will begin Friday and continue through Saturday, when participants can observe and records as many plant and animal species in Saguaro National Park to better understand, appreciate and protect the park.... Read more»

TEP hopes new program will help reduce energy usage

Home energy reports will be mailed to 25,000 customers of Tucson Electric Power as part of a two-year pilot program to help reduce energy consumption and lower electric bills.... Read more»

Ex-ASU Q-back: Concussions a big problem for athletes

Former Arizona State University quarterback Steven Threet told a Senate committee Wednesday that football players are “still uninformed” about concussions, overestimating the protection a helmet provides.... Read more»

Libya

Gaddafi dead, eyewitness recounts final moments

Imad Moustaf, a rebel fighter, said he witnessed the capture and killing of toppled Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi Thursday in Sirte, the ruler’s hometown. Libya’s prime minister has confirmed that Gaddafi is dead. (with videos)... Read more»1

Az's minimum wage to increase

The Industrial Commission of Arizona announced in October that the minimum wage will increase from $7.35 to $7.65 an hour. Tipped employees, who make $3 below the standard minimum wage, will also receive the raise.... Read more»4

Gaddafi captured, killed in Sirte - world reactions

Reports say Libya’s former leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was captured and killed in Sirte on Thursday. Here are the top reactions from around the world.... Read more»

Gaddafi reported dead

Muammar Gaddafi is dead after being seriously wounded in his capture Thursday near Sirte, Libya, according to GlobalPost sources in Sirte and officials with the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC).... Read more»

UA studies suicide risks of young LGBTs

A nationwide study conducted in part by University of Arizona researchers to identify causes for the high risk for suicide by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people has begun.... Read more»1

Giffords to read part of memoir audiobook

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, yet to speak in public after being shot in the head Jan. 8, will read the last chapter of her joint memoir with her husband, set for release next month.... Read more»2

4 arrested for human smuggling

Four people were arrested and three vehicles seized Tuesday near Douglas after they tried to smuggle 13 illegal immigrants into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Risks associated with common tests for cancer

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talk with Victoria Maizes, M.D., Head of the University of Arizona-based Center for Integrative Medicine. Plus, GOP City Council candidate Tyler Vogt, and housing analyst John Strobeck.... Read more»

ICE officer charged with drug smuggling

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer was arrested Tuesday after leading Department of Public Safety officers on a high speed chase in his agency vehicle while tossing bundles of marijuana out the window.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Failing schools have nowhere to hide

Two new tools will force Arizonans to take a hard look at how our schools are performing – and make it difficult for low-performers to hide behind “fuzzy” labels.... Read more»2

Man gets 10 years in prison for cocaine smuggling

A Yuma man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the United States, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.... Read more»

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