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Judge weighs Arizona immigration law after opponents present new evidenceupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 20:09:00

A federal judge is once again weighing arguments over the "show me your papers" provision in Arizona's controversial immigration law.

Federal court blocks Arizona abortion lawupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 17:44:00

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked enforcement of an Arizona abortion law that opponents call one of the most restrictive in the country.

7 killed after truck crosses median, slams into van in Arizonaupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 10:25:00

A tractor-trailer crossed the median of an Arizona highway Sunday and slammed into a van driving in the other direction, killing all seven of the van's passengers, a state public safety spokesman said.

Civil suit over Ariz. 'racial profiling'updated: Fri Jul 20 2012 09:55:00

A group of Hispanics sue Sheriff Joe Arpaio for anti-illegal immigration patrols they say violate their civil rights.

Civil rights groups seek new injunction against Arizona immigration lawupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 10:47:00

A coalition of civil rights organizations has filed a motion in federal court seeking to block an Arizona law that requires officers to make immigration checks while enforcing other laws if "reasonable suspicion" of illegal immigration exists.

Feds uncover drug tunnel from Mexico to Arizonaupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 09:16:00

Federal drug agents discovered a 240-yard-long tunnel underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, and they suspect it was used to smuggle drugs into Arizona for sale in the United States, officials said Thursday.

Feds: No change in illegal immigration checks by Arizona police since rulingupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:20:00

Federal authorities have seen no change in the number of illegal immigration checks sought by local Arizona police and allowed under a state law partly upheld by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, officials said Wednesday.

Toobin: I have sympathy for AZ officersupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:20:00

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Jeffrey Toobin about the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona immigration law.

Ariz. Gov. Brewer: This is not the endupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:21:00

Gov. Brewer says she expects lawsuits against the "show me your papers" provision in Supreme Court immigration ruling.

Supreme Court mostly rejects Arizona immigration law; gov says 'heart' remainsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:21:00

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.

Immigration fight changes Arizona, groups sayupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 23:09:00

The biggest change in Arizona since the state adopted a tough immigration enforcement policy two years ago has been a more tolerant climate for immigrants, representatives from several groups said Monday.

Opinion: Immigration ruling will affect Latino voteupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 22:42:00

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 anti-immigration law that some observers are calling a "split decision" or even a victory for the federal government over Arizona.

Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona'supdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 19:24:00

Obama administration officials said Monday the federal government would not become a willing partner in the state of Arizona's efforts to arrest undocumented people -- unless those immigrants meet federal government criteria. And they said the administration is rescinding agreements that allow some Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

Voices of Arizona immigrationupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 18:02:00

Reliving the bitter battles over Arizona's controversial illegal immigration crackdown. CNN's Casey Wian reports. Kirk Kenney: Can anyone stop S. Carolina from College World Series three-peat?updated: Thu Jun 14 2012 22:41:00

A lot of intriguing storylines are in play as the 66th College World Series gets underway Friday in Omaha, Neb. Among them:

High court considering appeal over Arizona voter ID lawupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 15:39:00

Justice Anthony Kennedy has put on hold a lower court's ruling invalidating Arizona's voter identification law.

Analysis: Arizona win 'an oasis in the desert' for Democratsupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 13:49:00

It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Democratic Party, especially the results in last week's Wisconsin governor recall vote. So Tuesday night's victory in the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District couldn't have come at a better time.

5 bodies found in burned-out SUV in Arizona desertupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 21:16:00

Five bodies were found Saturday in a burned-out vehicle in the southern Arizona desert, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said.

Report on 2011 blackout calls for improved planningupdated: Wed May 02 2012 11:07:00

A massive power outage in September 2011 that left millions of people in California, Arizona and Mexico in the dark was the result of weakness in operational planning and situational awareness, according to an independent report.

Other states watch for Arizona immigration rulingupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:52:00

Lawmakers across the nation closely followed Wednesday's Supreme Court arguments over the fate of Arizona's tough immigration law

High court appears to lean toward Arizona in immigration law disputeupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 20:49:00

Parts of Arizona's sweeping immigration law received a surprising amount of support from a short-handed Supreme Court Wednesday.

The truth about Arizona's immigration lawupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 17:35:00

With the Supreme Court poised this week to hear arguments in the legal challenge to Arizona's immigration law, it's a good time to explain what this law and the ruckus surrounding it are really about.

Justices to hear Arizona's appeal over controversial immigration lawupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 12:09:00

The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether Arizona can enforce its controversial immigration law over the strong objections of the Obama administration. Oral arguments will be held Wednesday.

Sponsor: Arizona bill isn't aimed at Internet trollsupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 13:32:00

Bloggers this week pounced on an Arizona cyberbullying bill, comparing the legislation to online censorship efforts in Syria and China and saying that lawmakers in the state fundamentally don't understand the Internet.

Winter storm closes 180 miles of I-40 in Arizonaupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 19:48:00

A winter storm packing heavy snow and gusty winds forced authorities to close 180 miles of Interstate 40 in northern Arizona on Sunday until further notice.

Arizona wades into contraception controversyupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:39:00

Women in Arizona may be forced to share certain private medical conditions with their employers if they want their contraception to be covered by health insurance, a bill proposes.

Contraception controversy in Arizonaupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:39:00

KTVK reports Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that allows employers to deny women coverage for contraception.

13 shot outside Arizona nightclub updated: Sat Mar 03 2012 07:57:00

Thirteen people were shot outside a nightclub in Tempe, Arizona, police said Saturday.

GOP, don't alienate Latino votersupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 11:53:00

In a popular fable, a scorpion asks a frog to carry him across a river. The frog resists at first, afraid that the scorpion will sting him. The scorpion points out that -- as a practical matter -- if he stings the frog, they both die. The frog gives in. Halfway across, the scorpion does in fact sting the frog and they both drown. Why would the scorpion do that, the frog asks. The scorpion responds that he can't help it, that this is his nature. Steve Davis: Ten MLS preseason storylinesupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 15:47:00

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- Major League Soccer teams once scattered across the continents to optimize preseason training. But new facilities and tournaments in Florida and Arizona are providing the goods now. For instance, five teams were training in Arizona last week. Here are 10 things to know about the early goings-on from five sides prepping in the Arizona sunshine.

Why is Arizona threatened by Mexican-American studies?updated: Sat Jan 07 2012 10:12:00

Who's afraid of a harmless course in Mexican-American studies?

Police: Arizona parents duct tape kids, post photos on Facebookupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 03:24:00

An Arizona couple remained in custody Saturday morning after police said they duct taped the wrists, ankles and mouths of their two children and posted the photos on Facebook.

Ariz. police, DEA bust 'extensive' drug-trafficking ringupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 21:57:00

Authorities in Arizona said Tuesday they seized 44 firearms, 650 pounds of marijuana, 435 pounds of methamphetamine and $7.8 million in cash as part of a sting operation that successfully dismantled an "extensive" drug-trafficking ring.

States ask courts to halt appeals in immigration law casesupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 17:39:00

Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina asked judges Thursday to halt proceedings in cases challenging the states' immigration laws.

Justices accept Arizona's appeal over controversial immigration lawupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 12:04:00

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Arizona can enforce its controversial immigration law, over the strong objections of the Obama administration.

2010: Feds vs. state over immigrationupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 12:04:00

CNN's Casey Wian takes a look at who's fighting Arizona's immigration law, and who's fighting for it.

Mother of missing Arizona girl released from custodyupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 06:27:00

The mother of a missing 5-year-old Arizona girl has been let out of jail, police said Monday, a week after her arrest for alleged child abuse.

Millions of dollars in drugs seized, 70 arrested in Arizona, officials sayupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 17:11:00

At least 70 suspected drug smugglers with alleged ties to the powerful Sinaloa cartel have been arrested in Arizona, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

U.S. judge dismisses Arizona claims against feds on immigration lawupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 21:33:00

A judge on Friday ruled against Arizona, dismissing its claims "in their entirety" against the federal government over its enforcement of immigration laws.

Two dead in Arizona air base stabbingupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 03:31:00

Police in Glendale, Arizona are investigating the stabbing deaths of a husband and wife who were found dead on the grounds of Luke Air Force Base.

Company offers border-crossing toursupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 16:29:00

CNN's Rafael Romo reports on an Arizona tour that takes you to Mexican migrant border-crossing areas.

Arizona asks justices to accept appeal over immigration lawupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 18:16:00

Arizona's governor has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and allow the state to enforce its controversial immigration law known as SB 1070.

Cyberattackers grab more info on Arizona agency employeesupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 22:44:00

A second hacking attack has yielded personal information belonging to nearly a dozen of its employees, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.

Traffic stop in Arizona nets $9 million drug haulupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 22:09:00

Arizona police confiscated nearly $9 million worth of illegal drugs during a routine traffic stop, officials said Tuesday.

High court strikes down taxpayer-supported campaign spending lawupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 11:29:00

The Supreme Court has tossed out an Arizona law that provides extra taxpayer-funded support for office seekers who have been outspent by privately funded opponents or by independent political groups.

Justices strike down taxpayer-supported campaign spending lawupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 11:13:00

The Supreme Court has tossed out an Arizona law that provides extra taxpayer-funded support for office seekers who have been outspent by privately funded opponents or by independent political groups.

Hacker group targets Arizona law enforcementupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 05:40:00

The hacker group LulzSec has alarmed police in Arizona this week after releasing sensitive information about officers.

Arizona, New Mexico residents return to see wildfires' impactupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 19:36:00

More Arizona and New Mexico residents Wednesday returned to their homes, in some cases to find them intact, in other cases to sift through debris left by a massive wildfire.

Air tankers play a big role in Arizonaupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 19:36:00

Air tankers are putting a dent to the out of control wildfires in Arizona. Affiliate KGUN reports.

Arizona wildfires pose extreme riskupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 12:28:00

Arizona firefighters face some of the worst weather conditions of the season as they battle a massive wildfire.

Firefighters catch small break after brutal weekendupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 12:28:00

Thousands of firefighters battling to control dangerous wildfires in Arizona will get a small measure of relief this week as winds calm and humidity levels rise, the National Weather Service said Monday.

Fresh evacuations as southern Arizona fire jumps highway, canyonupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 22:31:00

Hundreds of firefighters fought to control several dangerous blazes in Arizona, fighting to make progress even as expanded evacuations and power outages signalled that the battle was far from over.

Official: Campfire caused AZ wildfireupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 19:29:00

Fire investigators say they believe the largest wildfire in Arizona's history was likely caused by a campfire.

Winds hinder battle against Southwest wildfiresupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 19:29:00

A wind-fed fire in southern Arizona grew dramatically Friday, racing down from canyons and gobbling parched grasslands and brush.

More Arizona wildfire evacuees allowed to go homeupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 22:24:00

After 13 days of staying in campers, in trailers or with out-of-town relatives to escape a raging wildfire, the 200-plus residents of Nutrioso, Arizona, were allowed to go home Wednesday.

Campfire may have started Arizona fireupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 22:24:00

Investigations lead officials to believe the Wallow fire was caused by a campfire. KNXV reports.

Wildfire warning in Arizonaupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 20:30:00

HLN's Bob Van Dillen updates on the wildfire situation in Arizona.

Official: Arizona wildfire is now largest in state historyupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 20:30:00

Firefighters in eastern Arizona gained some traction Tuesday in their fight against what one official said is now the state's largest-ever wildfire.

Battle to contain Arizona wildfire continues, but some can return homeupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 22:23:00

Firefighters have stopped the northward advance of the second-largest wildfire in recorded Arizona history and are now focusing on its eastern flank, crossing the New Mexico border to build suppression lines meant to starve the flames into submission, authorities said Monday.

As Arizona wildfire rages, officials allow some to return homeupdated: Sun Jun 12 2011 22:54:00

Firefighters made inroads into the massive wildfire in eastern Arizona Sunday, as authorities said the threat of spreading flames had decreased enough to allow thousands of residents in some of the hardest-hit areas to return home.

Some Arizona fire evacuees can returnupdated: Sun Jun 12 2011 22:54:00

Some evacuees in parts of Arizona can return home, but the threat of this wildfire spreading is still very real.

Most flee fire, some stay putupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 20:51:00

As officials evacuate residents in the Arizona wildfire's path, most leave but some stay. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

Air quality alerts near Arizona wildfireupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 20:51:00

Red-flag warnings, indicating critical fire ignition conditions, were in effect Saturday in eastern Arizona, where a massive wildfire grew to 430,000 acres.

In Arizona, 'adrenaline rush' propels fire crewsupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 17:13:00

The thousands of people fighting the monster fire in Arizona have the finest in technology behind them.

Inside the Arizona burn zoneupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 22:54:00

CNN's Jim Spellman reports inside the burn zone where crews are fighting a huge wildfire in Arizona.

Fire conditions expected to worsen in Arizonaupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 22:54:00

After a day of progress against a huge wildfire, crews in Arizona were bracing for Saturday's predicted higher winds and low humidity -- conditions that will make underbrush a tinderbox.

Winds threaten to fan Arizona fireupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 22:06:00

After a day of progress against a huge wildfire, crews in Arizona were bracing for Saturday's predicted higher winds and low humidity -- conditions that will make underbrush a tinderbox.

Record-setting wildfire in Arizonaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 22:54:00

KTVK's Jared Dillingham reports from Springerville, Arizona, near the spot where a massive wildfire burns.

Thousands forced to flee as Arizona wildfire ragesupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 22:54:00

A fast-moving wildfire in eastern Arizona forced the evacuation Tuesday of up to 3,000 additional people, a Red Cross official said, as crews continued to battle the blaze.

Thousands evacuated as huge Arizona wildfire swells by 40,000 acresupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 22:03:00

One of the worst wildfires in Arizona history grew by 40,000 acres Monday, forcing the evacuation of thousands as crews battled heavy winds in trying to prevent the 30-mile line from advancing further, officials said.

Arizona wildfire forces evacuationsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 22:03:00

A huge wildfire rages across northeastern Arizona, forcing large-scale evacuations. Barbara Hall reports

Arizona wildfire forces more people from their homesupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 09:58:00

Officials ordered the immediate evacuation Sunday of residents in several eastern Arizona subdivisions as crews continued to battle one of the state's largest-ever wildfires.

Arizona wildfire still uncontainedupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 21:02:00

Nearly 2,500 people are evacuated as blaze rages in Alpine, Arizona.

Wildfires continue to rage in Arizonaupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 21:02:00

One of the largest wildfires in Arizona history threatened mountain retreats and spread ash and smoke as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 miles away, officials said Saturday.

'Walmart of Weed' to open in Arizona, promote growing your ownupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:08:00

It's called the "Walmart of Weed."

'Walmart of Weed' opens in Arizonaupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:08:00

WeGrow opens its latest store in Phoenix, Arizona, selling marijuana-growing equipment but not the drug itself.

Marshal: Arizona mass shooting suspect arrives at Missouri hospitalupdated: Fri May 27 2011 19:00:00

Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona man accused of killing six people and wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a mass shooting earlier this year, arrived Friday at a federal hospital in Springfield, Missouri, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona said.

High court backs Arizona immigration law that punishes businessesupdated: Thu May 26 2011 20:49:00

The Supreme Court has backed an Arizona law that punishes businesses hiring illegal immigrants, a law that opponents, including the Obama administration, say steps on traditional federal oversight over immigration matters.

Supreme Court upholds AZ immigration lawupdated: Thu May 26 2011 20:49:00

The Supreme Court has backed an Arizona law that would punish businesses hiring illegal immigrants.

Giffords recovering from skull surgeryupdated: Wed May 18 2011 20:50:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "recovering well" after skull surgery Wednesday, officials at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston said.

Arizona takes controversial immigration law to Supreme Courtupdated: Mon May 09 2011 18:01:00

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday she is "confident" the U.S. Supreme Court will lift the injunction on the state's controversial immigration law, known as SB 1070.

What the law says about 'birther' billsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:54:00

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week vetoed a bill that would have required presidential candidates to produce specified documents to prove their qualifications for that office. Similar bills are being considered by a number of other states. Vetoing Arizona's bill was the right call, one that staved off a likely judicial challenge.

Explain it to me: 'Birthers'updated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:54:00

Who is this group of people called 'birthers' who don't believe President Obama was born in the United States?

Arizona governor vetoes 'birther' billupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:20:00

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says the bill would create significant problems while failing to do anything constructive.

Brewer's 'birther' veto was the right callupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:20:00

When a bill is too radical for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, well, that is saying something.

New immigration laws get tougherupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 06:28:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on Arizona's five new immigration bills that some say are the toughest proposals yet.

U.S. appeals court OKs decision blocking Arizona immigration lawupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 06:28:00

A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed a previous injunction of Arizona's controversial immigration law, another setback for legislation that has drawn sharp opposition from President Barack Obama's administration.

2 kids injured in Arizona jumping castle accidentupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 21:01:00

Two children were injured Saturday in Arizona when a dust devil lifted a jumping castle about 15 feet into the air, blowing it across three lanes of traffic before flinging it to the ground, the Tucson Fire Department said.

Arizona election finance law reveals high court riftupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 16:17:00

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared to hold the cards Monday in a key campaign finance reform case involving an Arizona election law that would provide matching funds to underfunded candidates. The justices could continue a recent legal trend and strike down another effort at government restrictions on election spending.

Spokesman: Giffords plans to attend husband's shuttle launch in Aprilupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 23:00:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour next month -- a little more than three months after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson, Arizona, supermarket -- her spokesman said.

Doctors to provide update on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' conditionupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 09:03:00

Doctors treating Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have scheduled a Friday morning news conference to provide an update on her progress.

Doctors to provide update on Giffords' conditionupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 07:27:00

Doctors treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, have scheduled a Friday morning news conference to provide an update on her progress.

Feds try to force Arizona shooting suspect to give writing sampleupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 06:04:00

Federal prosecutors are pushing to force the Arizona man accused of fatally gunning down six people and wounding 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to submit a handwriting sample -- a request that he, thus far, has refused.

Georgia House passes stringent immigration billupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 20:55:00

The Georgia House on Thursday passed a tough immigration law that would require employers to verify the legal status of workers they hire.

Obama signs bill naming courthouse after slain Arizona judgeupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 16:12:00

President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday naming a new federal courthouse in Yuma, Arizona, after slain federal Judge John M. Roll.

Arizona countersues federal government over border securityupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 07:30:00

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced Thursday her state has filed a countersuit against the federal government, seeking the authority to implement its own border security efforts.

Feds get first crack at Arizona shooting suspectupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 13:04:00

The federal government will prosecute Jared Lee Loughner on charges related to the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, before state prosecutors pursue a criminal case against him, federal and state prosecutors said Friday.

California Latinos protest Arizona push to end birthright citizenshipupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 20:40:00

An Arizona state lawmaker's push to end the guarantee of birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants on Saturday set off a protest hundreds of miles away in Pacoima, a Los Angeles suburb.

Sponsor of Arizona citizenship bill hopes it prompts lawsuitupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 14:39:00

The Arizona state legislator who co-sponsored the latest immigration crackdown proposal -- to end citizenship for U.S.-born kids of illegal immigrants -- told CNN Friday that he hopes the legislation will provoke a lawsuit so that the U.S. Supreme Court "can end the controversy over the true meaning of the 14th Amendment's citizenship clause."

Arizona media aftermathupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 14:09:00

Howard Kurtz talks with Dana Milbank, David Frum, and Lauren Ashburn about the media tone since the Tucson shooting.

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