Thursday, July 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:51 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:54 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:16 GMT
Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
TUCSON, AZ (AP) -
A wildfire that charred more than a square mile of rugged territory along the U.S.-Mexico border has been fully contained.
Officials with the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona say the W-2 Fire burned about 530 acres of brush and oak trees on the U.S. side of the border and another 200 acres south of the boundary since being sparked last week.
Drops of fire retardant from air tankers helped to slow the spread of the blaze. No structures were damaged.
The fire will continue to be monitored by Sierra Vista District firefighters.
Forest officials say lightning continues to ignite fires in the area and crews are working to make sure none of those fires grow.
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Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:59:16 GMT
Use of cables and helicopters to drag and lift logs from forest slopes are among thinning alternatives under consideration to protect Flagstaff from wildfire and its watershed from flooding.The ArizonaMore >>
Use of cables and helicopters to drag and lift logs from forest slopes are among thinning alternatives under consideration to protect Flagstaff from wildfire and its watershed from flooding.More >>