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Palin sues NY Times over editorial linking her to Giffords shooting

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sued the New York Times for defamation because of an editorial that linked her rhetoric to a 2011 shooting that killed six people and seriously wounded a U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. ... Read more»0

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F-35 flights resume after 11-day grounding at Luke AFB

The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it will resume local flying operations of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 jets at Luke Air Force base in Arizona after an 11-day suspension. ... Read more»0

Accused gunman in Brian Terry slaying arrested in Mexico

Mexico's government said on Thursday it planned to extradite the man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a case tied to the U.S. government's ill-fated "Fast and Furious" gun-running sting.... Read more»0

Caterpillar's Illinois offices searched by federal law enforcement

Federal law enforcement officials searched facilities of heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc in Peoria, Illinois, on Thursday, and the company's stock tumbled.... Read more»0

White House denies plan to use Nat'l Guard for immigration enforcement

The White House on Friday said there was no plan to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, after a news report that such a proposal had been under consideration by the Trump administration.... Read more»0

7 arrested at protest over deportation of Mesa woman

Police on Wednesday arrested seven protesters from a group outside a Phoenix immigration center blocking a van carrying a detained woman they saw as an early victim of President Trump's promise to clamp down on illegal immigration. ... Read more»0

One dead, one hurt in Air Force training accident at White Sands

One person was killed and another hurt during a U.S. Air Force live-fire training accident involving F-16 fighter planes in New Mexico. The jets were based at Luke AFB in Arizona.... Read more»0

Judge allows travelers who landed with visas to stay in country

A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York issued an emergency stay on Saturday that temporarily blocks the U.S. government from sending people out of the country after they have landed at a U.S. airport with valid visas. ... Read more»0

Uber moves self-driving test cars to Az after Calif. demands permit

Uber has removed its self-driving test cars from California and put them on trucks bound for Arizona, shuttering the project in its home state, which evoked the registration of 16 cars in Uber's fleet. Arizona, however, does not require any special permits for self-driving cars.... Read more»0

Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes

Under U.S. law, hemp can be grown only for research, with a permit from the DEA. But in 2014 the Justice Department agreed that tribes can set cannabis-related laws just as states can. Native American-owned CannaNative LLC said on Monday it was in final talks with the Navajo Nation, the largest federally recognized tribe, to grow industrial hemp. ... Read more»0

Anti-gay Tempe pastor deported from South Africa, Botswana

The president of Botswana said Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who was banned from neighboring South Africa last week over his anti-gay views. Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, saying "there's 50 less pedophiles in this world." ... Read more»0

Democrats settle with Arizona officials in suit over primary voting problems

The DNC has settled part of a federal lawsuit over the actions of Arizona poll officials during the presidential primary that caused voters long waits and critics said disenfranchised some, especially minorities. ... Read more»0

U.S. DEA denies petition to reclassify marijuana

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use. ... Read more»0

U.S., Mexico air transport accord enters in force, seen boosting travel

The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday. ... Read more»0

Wildfires in California, New Mexico trigger hundreds of evacuations

Hundreds of people have evacuated to escape a wildfire in coastal Southern California and a larger blaze in rural New Mexico as hot weather feeds the flames, raising health concerns in other regions, officials said on Thursday. ... Read more»0

Helen Chavez, widow of late labor leader Cesar Chavez, dies at 88

Helen Chavez, the widow of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, died in California at age 88 on Monday, said the United Farm Workers of America, an labor organization that her husband helped start. ... Read more»0

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