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Kerry leads average voter turn out in Arizona

PHOENIX, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was leading Tuesday in exit polls in Arizona's Democratic Presidential Primary.

Exit polls show Kerry with lead in Arizona

PHOENIX, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is leading early exit polls in Arizona Tuesday as Democratic voters choose the party's presidential nominee.

Arizona redistricting plan tossed out

PHOENIX, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The panel that determines Arizona's legislative district boundaries was considering what to do Saturday about a judge's rejection of their proposed map.

Teacher faces firing for hitting students

PHOENIX, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An Arizona English teacher is about to be fired for allegedly hitting students for speaking Spanish in class.

No charges in Roberson case

PHOENIX, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Charges will not be pursued in connection with sexual assault allegations made against quarterback Ell Roberson of Kansas State.

Arizona apartments have no water, sewers

PHOENIX, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Falling back on 50-year-old zoning laws, an Arizona man is building apartments in the desert that have no water or sewer connections.

Police make arrest in Stenson case

CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A man has been arrested following the murder of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dernell Stenson, whose body was found early Wednesday morning in Chandler, Ariz.

U.K. measles outbreaks pose risk to U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- As the United Kingdom braces for an impending measles outbreak this winter due to low vaccination rates, U.S. health experts say this raises concerns the deadly disease could spread to the United States, particularly considering immunization rates in some
STEVE MITCHELL, Medical Correspondent

Post-9/11 killer of Arizona Sikh convicted

PHOENIX, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- An Arizona jury convicted Frank Roque of murder in the death of a Sikh gas station owner following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Missing Arizona baby believed found

PHOENIX, July 25 (UPI) -- Phoenix authorities planned to cancel an Amber Alert late Friday after a missing child apparently turned up unharmed at the home of a babysitter.

Phoenix bishop gives some power to D.A.

PHOENIX, June 2 (UPI) -- The bishop of the Phoenix Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has agreed under threat of indictment to give county prosecutors an unprecedented and powerful ro

Watercooler Stories

New statistics show while the Phoenix metropolitan area has a very high minority population, few work in the upper levels of county government.
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Urban News

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit says he wants to close six recreational centers -- another sign of urban belt-tightening. Additionally, nearly 200 people will be laid off, the Detroit Free Press reports.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

SARS cases in Arizona, Virginia

A third Virginian was diagnosed Tuesday with the mystery illness known as severe acute respiratory syndrome, while health officials in Arizona identified the st
CHRIS H. SIEROTY, United Press International

Watercooler Stories

Just as US Airways was careening into bankruptcy court the executives at the controls walked away with over $35 million.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Report: Terror links to Arizona man false

PHOENIX, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- An Iraqi man who was initially reported to be on the FBI's "watch list" of suspected terrorist associates was jailed Thursday after being arrested by police on

Handymen held after slaying of Ariz family

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A 43-year-old Arizona handyman was ordered held on $150,000 bond after he was arrested in the killing of five members of his family, including his wife and 3-ye

Five shot to death in Ariz. home

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Four adults and one 2-year-old child were found shot to death Tuesday in a single-family home in Mesa, a Maricopa County sheriff's spokesman said.

Appeal planned in Arizona gaming measure

PHOENIX, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Arizona's racetrack industry has vowed to continue efforts to block a ballot measure that allows the state and Indian casinos to enter into agreements they say

Juries must weigh death penalty factors

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that juries, not judges alone, must weigh the aggravating factors that lead to a sentence of death.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Trio jailed in Arizona death plot

PHOENIX, May 15 (UPI) -- Three men, including a jail chaplain and a convicted elderly sex offender, were in jail Wednesday for allegedly hatching a scheme to kidnap and murder the gover

Urban News

(LOS ANGELES) -- An earl and his countess have come calling in Los Angeles. The youngest son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophi
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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