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McSally used ex-Norwegian air force jet in commercial

The plane that U.S. Sen. Martha McSally climbs into in a recent campaign ad is a former Norwegian Air Force jet that is now privately owned and is a model that hasn't been used by the United States Air Force since the 1980s.... Read more»

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FactCheck: Trump’s attack on the WHO

Trump made his announcement on funding at the White House coronavirus task force daily briefing on April 14, accusing the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” There is no evidence that the WHO has covered up the spread of the novel coronavirus. There has, however, been evidence that China was slow to report the outbreak. ... Read more»

Early data shows African Americans disproportionately affected by coronavirus

Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems vulnerable: asthma, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. These conditions make the coronavirus more dangerous than it already is.... Read more»

Arizona universities scramble to evacuate students from foreign coronavirus hot spots

Universities across the state are scrambling to bring students home from study abroad programs in countries with a high number of cases of COVID-19, the flu-like disease caused by the novel coronavirus.... Read more»

Az public health leaders prepared to battle coronavirus, Ducey says

Arizona health officials have the go-ahead to test at the state level for coronavirus cases and are awaiting test results for a second potential case of COVID-19, a novel disease that has sickened nearly 89,000 worldwide and killed six in the U.S., public health officials said Monday. ... Read more»

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Biden pads economic stats

In a speech in Miami, Vice President Joe Biden puffed up two statistics related to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from overseas.... Read more»

OV soldier dies in South Korea during training

A U.S. Army soldier from Oro Valley died during a training exercise in South Korea. Spc. Michael William Corey, 31, was found dead Monday. The cause of death has not been released by military authorities.... Read more»

Tucson soldier dies in South Korea

A soldier from Tucson died last week of an illness in Seoul, South Korea, officials said Monday. Sgt. Jason Luong, 36, was a public affairs specialist with the Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, III Corps, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas.... Read more»

U.S. announces crackdown on shady puppy imports

The move comes two months after a GlobalPost investigation into the dark world of Korean puppy mills. ... Read more»

Teacup pups, loved by celebrities, often begin life in abusive breeding mills

GlobalPost investigation: For celebrities, a canine in the handbag is a delightful fashion accessory. But animal lovers condemn the dogs’ squalid, sweatshop-like roots.... Read more»

North Korea execution: The nation is sliding into chaos. Or it's more stable than ever

On Sunday, North Korea announced that Kim Jong Un’s uncle, the powerful guiding-hand regent, had been excommunicated from the leadership. Four days later, after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason, Jang Song Taek was executed.... Read more»

U.S. flies B-52s into China's new air defense zone: Why it matters

Over the weekend, as world powers were busy negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran, China declared the existence of a new “air defense identification zone.”... Read more»

In big win for defense industry, Obama rolls back export limits

The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former U.S. officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world’s conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Easy way to compare airline ticket costs out of Tucson

Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, now an honorary consul for the Republic of Korea. Also, Dr. Jeffrey Silvertooth, UA College of Agriculture associate dean for economic development and director of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Plus, Mary Davis, senior director of business development and marketing for Tucson International Airport.... Read more»

Prescott veteran in D.C. with others to remember ‘Forgotten War’

Bill Cheek was 20 when he shipped out to Korea in 1950, with no clue that he would soon spend nights camped out in subfreezing temperatures or see one of his friend killed in the Korean War. But Cheek, now 83, did know that he was going to live through the conflict – simply because he was determined to. "It was my job to do."... Read more»

8 things other cultures do that are awesome

It's a tough pill to swallow, but a lesson worth learning all the same: Just because it's the way we've always done it doesn't mean it's the most awesome way.... Read more»

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