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Critical wildfire danger develops

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TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning today. This is in effect from 11 AM until 8 PM and includes all of southern Arizona.

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Pima County Fair opens Thursday

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Along with traditional entries in for arts, crafts and food, there are lots of new, non-traditional entries at the Pima County Fair, which starts Thursday and runs through April 29.

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N4T Investigators: Lawsuit claims "gross negligence" in fatal crash

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Tucson - "Kim was a very viable young lady. Even with her disability, it didn't stop her. She wanted to just do for others," says Lynn Ebersbacher, talking about his daughter.  Lynn says though his daughter Kim was confined to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy, she did volunteer work for various charities and had a positive outlook on life. A life that ended last Sept. 27. 

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This social media challenge is dangerous for teens' health

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Internet challenges are becoming popular among teens across the country, but some of them are dangerous for their health.

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WATCH: Corpse plant getting ready to bloom in Tucson for first time

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Watch the Tucson Botanical Gardens live feed of the plant here

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Campfire and smoking restrictions to take effect in Arizona

In 2014, Mt. Lemmon Fire District dealt with 16 wildfires, 13 human caused. In 2014, Mt. Lemmon Fire District dealt with 16 wildfires, 13 human caused.
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Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect Friday on state lands and federally managed public lands in central and western Arizona because of the risk of wildfires.

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'Spider-Man' who visited sick children gets 105 years for child porn

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -Jarratt Turner, 36, was sentenced to 105 years in prison on Monday for multiple counts of child pornography and transportation of child pornography. 

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Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription

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A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday.      

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Phoenix Baseball Fan Paints his home

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      If you have trouble dealing with your home owners association, this will make you jealous.      A Gilbert man loves the San Francisco Giants and is not afraid to let it show.      John Keith decorated his house with the team colors, with approval of the home owners association.      The only problem is a neighbor, who is a Dodgers fan.      He's ready to paint his house Dodger bl... More>>

Cartoon of Barbara Bush reuniting with daughter who died at 3 brings "great comfort"

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A poignant cartoon showing Barbara Bush reunited in heaven with the 3-year-old daughter she lost to cancer is providing comfort to her family as they grieve.

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Fire rips through vacant building in downtown Phoenix

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PHOENIX - Phoenix firefighters battled a second-alarm fire Thursday morning near 5th Avenue and Van Buren Street. 

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Miguel Diaz-Canel named Cuba's new president

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Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a vote in the country's National Assembly. 

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MUST WATCH: Lightning strikes seen from space

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This storm system produced massive amounts of lightning, some of which was associated with thundersnow in the Upper Midwest.

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Caught on camera: house blows up as officers arrive on scene

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Two officers were injured in house explosion after a truck crashed and severed a gas line. 

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Is killing a K9 the same as killing a human police officer?

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Many consider dogs as part of their family, but does the law treat K9s like human officers? 

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Possible charges in Prince's death could be announced Thursday

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A Minnesota prosecutor will announce Thursday whether anyone will be charged in the music superstar Prince's drug...

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New Arizona law makes it illegal to misrepresent service animals

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It's now illegal to misrepresent your pet as a service animal, according to a new Arizona law. 

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Tucson Police investigating east-side hotel homicide

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The Tucson Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday, April 18 at the Radisson Suites Tucson. 

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Santa Cruz county investigating it's first homicide since 2011

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Santa Cruz County Sheriff, Tony Estrada, says his department is investigating it's first homicide since 2011.

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Tucson nurse places 2nd in Boston Marathon

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:Who is Sarah Sellers? It seems like all of social media is asking that question since the 26 year-old Tucson woman stunned the running world  by taking second place in the Boston Marathon with a time of 1;44:04. 

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Elevated wildfire danger on Thursday

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Low relative humidity and gusty winds elevate wildfire danger tomorrow.

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Southwest plane stopped in Phoenix before deadly flight

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The online flight tracker flightaware.com says the plane which was diverted to Philadelphia after blowing an engine Tuesday left Phoenix about nine hours earlier. 

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N4T Investigators: Tucson looks at zoning changes

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A group of  Tucson residents have gathered hundreds of signatures in an effort to oppose some new developments near mid-town.

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Ailing Pima County roads to be addressed through HURF dollars

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When Sharon Ray and family moved from Ohio to the Tucson area last year, there was something that really stood out. 

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Tucson Fire rescues palm tree worker

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A Tucson palm tree worker is safe now thanks to Tucson Firefighters. 

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Cuomo restores voting rights to all 35,000 parolees in New York

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he was granting conditional pardons to every parolee in the state — 35,000 — to restore their voting rights.  

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Bernie Sanders: Cardi B is right on Social Security

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Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders invoked rapper Cardi B in a tweet Wednesday, writing, "Cardi B is right.

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Target stores offering drive-up service in Florida, Texas

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Target stores in Florida and Texas are now offering drive-up service. 

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MTV is bringing back 'YO! MTV Raps'

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MTV is once again looking to its past to find some guidance for its future. 

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Wu-Tang Clan recruits Comey (sort of) to recover mystery album

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The Wu-Tang Clan has a new homey — and his name is James Comey. 

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Amazon reveals it has more than 100 million Prime members

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Amazon (AMZN) has more than 100 million Amazon Prime subscribers around the world, Jeff Bezos revealed in a letter to shareholders on Wednesday. 

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Target asking for your used car seats

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Have an old car seat lying around? 

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World's largest banana car rolls through Tucson

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The world's largest banana car made a pit stop in Tucson, on Wednesday. The driver, Steve Braithwaite, said he is taking the vehicle on a cross-country adventure. 

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Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to end 35-year ban on movie theaters

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Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday. 

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4 Your Health: best care for braces; effects of anesthesia on children; women who marry before giving birth

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Asian women are more likely to be married when they give birth.

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School districts plan for potential teacher walkouts

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As Arizona teachers weigh a potential walkout, school districts across the state are grappling with the effects a strike could have on the education system. 

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Man sentenced after threatening Rep. Martha McSally

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A Tucson man was sentenced for making threats toward Rep. Martha McSally. A judge ordered Steve Martan to serve 15 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to threatening to assault and murder a United States official. 

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News 4 Cooks: Creamed Peas & Greens

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News 4 Cooks: PY Steakhouse 

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Cat met with heartbreak after walking 12 miles home

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Toby’s family gave him away, only to escape and walk 12 miles back home to them. 

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Plane victim’s death attributed to impact trauma

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Philadelphia’s medical examiner says that a woman killed when she was partially blown out of a Southwest Airlines plane died of blunt impact trauma to her head, neck and torso. 

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Dick's Sporting Goods to destroy firearms it didn''t sell

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Dick's Sporting Goods will destroy the assault-style rifles that it took off the shelves in February, instead of returning them to manufacturers. 

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Jury in border killing ends day of deliberations

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 Jurors in the trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent facing a murder charge in the cross-border shooting of a teenager have wrapped up deliberations for the day and will be off Thursday.    

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Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

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Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span. 

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Jury in border shooting back for second day

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Jurors in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent on trial in the fatal cross-border shooting of a teenage rock-thrower have started the second day of deliberations.     

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Fresno State professor's tweets on Barbara Bush trigger outrage

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A Professor at Fresno State has triggered a firestorm of controversy by tweeting out disparaging comments about former first lady Barbara Bush hours after her death.  

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Newborn baby in critical condition after mother shot and killed, police say

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Phoenix police have identified the pregnant woman who was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in north Phoenix. 

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Tammie Jo Shults, who landed crippled Southwest plane, was one of first female fighter pilots in U.S. Navy

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The pilot who coolly landed a Southwest Airlines plane after one of the jet's engines failed and torpedoed shrapnel through a window midflight has gone against the odds before. 

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Parkland student shot 5 times files lawsuit against alleged gunman and his family

15-year old Anthony Borges, a survivor of the Parkland massacre. 15-year old Anthony Borges, a survivor of the Parkland massacre.
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A Parkland high school student who was shot five times while protecting his classmates by alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz has filed a lawsuit against the 19-year-old suspect, the family that took him in, the estate of his deceased mother and several mental heath facilities. 

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The complicated gender history of pink

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(CNN) When you think about the color pink, you are probably conjuring up images of little girls in pink dresses, with pink toys like Barbie or a Disney princess in a pretty gown. 

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Gov. Ducey to tour US/Mexico border with homeland secretary

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to tour the U.S.-Mexico border with the U.S. Homeland Security secretary as National Guard troops deploy to the region.

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Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico; officials probe cause

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An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory.

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Garden of Life dedicated at Tucson Medical Center

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Families who chose to donate organs of loved ones- are getting new honors.   Tucson medical center has a new garden of life memorial.      It was dedicated to those who share the gift of life.    

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Police search for suspect disguised with water bottle casing

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 ST. MARYS, GA- Police are searching for a man in Georgia who robbed a video game store while wearing the wrapper from...

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Winds whip up a trio of issues

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Gusty winds return tomorrow, courtesy of a cold front slicing through the state.

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The Southwest Airlines victim was a Wells Fargo executive and mom of two

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(CNN) - Jennifer Riordan, a well-known leader and altruist from New Mexico, died Tuesday when a Southwest Airlines jet engine failed midair and its debris blew up a window. 

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Driest winter ever recorded for Arizona’s mountain watersheds

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TUCSON - A Winter like no other for the state's watersheds.

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Pony on the loose gets lassoed

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A Texas teenager riding along with police officers was called on to bring in a four legged suspect with a lasso.

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National gas prices climb but Tucson stays steady

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The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015.

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Dine Out for Safety raises money for sexual assault victims

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TUCSON (KVOA) -- Dine Out for Safety, a day to support the mission to end sexual violence in our community, will be held in Tucson on Wednesday for its 22nd year. 

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Shortage of guards eyed after South Carolina prison riot lasted for hours and left 7 dead

The Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, remained on lockdown on Monday after an overnight riot killed seven.Logan Cyrus / AFP - Getty Images The Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, remained on lockdown on Monday after an overnight riot killed seven.Logan Cyrus / AFP - Getty Images
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The deadliest prison riot in the U.S. in the past 25 years was likely set off by disputes over territory and contraband.

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Tucson City Council passes rezoning ordinance

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Fourth Avenue’s southern end could end up with a big makeover within the next few years, in favor of market-rate housing, commercial and retail space. 

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N4T Investigators: Toxic Terrain

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Property owners are concerned Border Patrol’s plan to clean up an old shooting range will leave their land contaminated.

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Teachers stage 17 mile rally for education

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Amphitheater Unified School District teachers are calling on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to do more when it comes to public education. 

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

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The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president. 

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TPD investigation closes South Side streets, school lockdowns lifted

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It all began a short time before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday near 12th Avenue and Ajo Way when police began receiving reports about a shooting in the area. 

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The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

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According to EarthSky, the shower tends to come in bursts and offers 10 to 20 meteors per hour as its peak.

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TuSimple self-driving commercial trucks coming to a highway near you

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TUCSON- Imagine a trucking industry involving fleets of autonomous vehicles cruising along the freeway.

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Local businesses to see impact from tariffs on aluminum and steel

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Local businesses and shoppers may start to see the impact from President Trump's tariff's on aluminum and steel.  

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CRIME TRACKERS: TPD discovers a house possibly connected to human smuggling

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Police activity on the city’s Southside caused traffic closures and school lockdowns. 

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Mysterious gatherings of nearly 1,400 sharks spotted off Northeast coast

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Aerial photos have captured odd gatherings of almost 1,400 basking sharks and researchers aren't totally sure what it is the animals are up to.

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Supreme Court ponders decision on online sales tax

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South Dakota's Attorney General argued before the Supreme Court Tuesday that his state is losing millions in tax revenue from online giants and local stores are getting a bad deal. 

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Mother of two dies in mid-air crisis after being wedged in Southwest plane window

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Shrapnel from a blown jet engine crashed through a window of a Southwest Airlines flight and caused such a perilous drop in air pressure that a passenger suffered fatal injuries after nearly being sucked outside.

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House fire near midtown

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The Tucson Fire Department said they put out a house fire Tuesday, April 17th near the 1500 block of South Sahuara. 

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Pregnant woman dies after being shot in north Phoenix, police say

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A pregnant woman has died after being shot while driving a car in north Phoenix Tuesday afternoon, police said. 

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TUSD considering discipline policy changes

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The Tucson Unified School District could be making big changes to how it handles student discipline. Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo discussed possible revisions to the district's Guidelines of Student Rights and Responsibilities on Tuesday. 

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Zoo 4 You: Caring for aging animals

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Zoo 4 You: Taking care of Reid Park Zoo's aging jaguar

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4 Your Health: missing the message on prescription drugs; using the organs of victims of an overdose; the effect of coffee on heart rhythms

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Drinking coffee may actually help patients with irregular heart rhythms. Organs donated from overdose deaths could help reduce the national organ shortage. And package inserts for prescription painkillers lack clear and consistent messages about safe storage and disposal.

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Auto theft suspect hospitalized, K9 dead after Phoenix carjackings, police chase

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A K9 officer is dead and a carjacking suspect is in the hospital after a police pursuit turned into a barricade situation in west Phoenix Tuesday. 

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IRS gives taxpayers one more day to file after payment site crashes

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The IRS will give last-minute filers additional time to file and pay their tax returns after the web page for paying their tax bills using their bank accounts crashed.

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Massive football field-sized asteroid comes close to Earth in surprise flyby

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A massive football field-sized asteroid made a close pass by Earth Sunday, a phenomenon that went unnoticed until the last minute.

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Woman killed on I-10 near Eloy was walking on highway, police said

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A woman killed along Interstate 10 near Eloy on Sunday was apparently walking on the highway when she was struck, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. 

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Starbucks to close stores for bias training

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Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training to its nearly 175,000 workers.    

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High-speed Phoenix pursuit suspect in apparent barricade situation

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Police chased a suspect at high speeds on surface streets in Phoenix Tuesday before he blew out a tire and apparently went into a home near 29th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. 

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Arizona election to replace Franks may halt recent Democratic wins

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The sprawling suburbs west of Phoenix may put a brake on Democratic optimism following surprising special election wins in places like Alabama, Pennsylvania and other GOP strongholds.     

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Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

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Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list.      

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Study ranks Phoenix as one of 10 best cities with high-paying jobs, low cost of living

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According to a recent study, Phoenix is one of the 10 best cities in the country for those looking to live cheap and hold down a high-paying job. 

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Police arrest naked Harvard student

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Cambridge police are conducting a review after officers arrested a Harvard student who was standing naked in the middle of the street Friday. 

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Internet falls in love with teen who took his mother to prom

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The internet has a lot of love for a Corpus Christi teen who took his mother to his prom.  

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Wind-blown dust obscuring mountains today

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At this time, particulate levels are not high enough for PDEQ to issue an air quality advisory.

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  • Teachers use social media in US uprisings, fight for funding

    Teachers use social media in US uprisings, fight for funding

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-04-19 06:21:54 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Matt York). Teacher Jennifer Galluzzo casts her ballot outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks o...(AP Photo/Matt York). Teacher Jennifer Galluzzo casts her ballot outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks o...
    The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories.
    The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories.
  • Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

    Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:55:41 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:55:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brian Witte). In this Saturday, April 7, 2018 photo, Maryland Del. Alonzo Washington, D-Prince George County, who sponsored legislation in Maryland to increase transparency in online political ads, sits in his seat in the Maryland House of De...(AP Photo/Brian Witte). In this Saturday, April 7, 2018 photo, Maryland Del. Alonzo Washington, D-Prince George County, who sponsored legislation in Maryland to increase transparency in online political ads, sits in his seat in the Maryland House of De...
    A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections.
    A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections.
  • The Latest: Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no charges

    The Latest: Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no charges

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:12:42 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota prosecutors are planning an announcement Thursday, April 19, 2018, in their two-year investi...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota prosecutors are planning an announcement Thursday, April 19, 2018, in their two-year investi...
    A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim.
    A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim.
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