• Scrap metal fire burns near Miracle Mile, I-10

    Due to fire hoses on the ground on Miracle Mile, cars that are turning off on the east side of I-10 onto Miracle Mile are being turned around.
  • Win Free Environmentally Friendly Gas For a Year From Circle K

    Circle K is giving away a free year of environmentally-friendly fuel to one lucky Tucson resident and it could be you!The giveaway coincides with the introduction of the Conserve-Reduced Emissions Program new to Tucson.…
  • Leipzig defeats Benfica 2-1 in Champions League

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Timo Werner scored twice in the second half as Leipzig stunned Portuguese champion Benfica 2-1 in Group G of the Champions League on Tuesday.
    Werner opened the scoring with a low shot from inside the area in the 69th and doubled the lead from close range in the 78th after a video review reversed an offside call that had initially disallowed the goal.
    Substitute Haris Seferovic pulled Benfica closer in the 84th but the hosts were not able to get the equalizer at the
  • Oklahoma teen accused of threatening school shooting, wanting to shoot ‘400 people for fun’

    By Elisha Fieldstadt
    An 18-year-old Oklahoma woman was arrested Monday with an AK-47 after she allegedly threatened to shoot “400 people for fun,” including some at her former high school, officials said.
    Alexis Wilson told her coworker at a pizza restaurant Monday that she had purchased the semi-automatic AK-47, according to a report from the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office.
    Two coworkers reported to authorities that Wilson showed off pictures of her holding the rifle a
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  • Israeli election kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman calls for unity government with Blue and White, Likud parties

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli election kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman calls for unity government with Blue and White, Likud parties.
    The post Israeli election kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman calls for unity government with Blue and White, Likud parties appeared first on KVOA.com.
  • Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

    BOSTON (AP) — Facebook says it expects to name the first members of a quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The board will rule on thorny content issues, such as when a Facebook or Instagram post constitutes hate speech.
    The panel will be able to make binding rulings on whether posts or ads violate the company’s standards.
    Critics call the oversight board a bid by Facebook to forestall regulation or even an eventual breakup. The company faces antitrust investigations by the
  • Tucson man sentenced to life in prison

    TUCSON –A Tucson man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for murdering a man his girlfriend was visiting.
    A jury found David Turner guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
    In 2018, police found 24-year-old Javier Quiroz dead inside a midtown apartment.
    Police say Turner followed his girlfriend to that apartment where he forced his way in and killed Quiroz.
    Turner will be eligible for parole after 25 years.
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  • Lions sign QB Driskel to back up Stafford and cut Johnson

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Jeff Driskel to add depth behind Matthew Stafford.
    Detroit added Driskel and released quarterback Josh Johnson on Tuesday. The Lions also have rookie quarterback David Blough.
    Driskel started the final five games last season for Cincinnati when Andy Dalton was injured and he appeared in four other games in 2018. The Bengals waived Driskel off the injured reserve list with an injury settlement last week. He had a hamstring i
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  • Packers pick up CB Tremon Smith off waivers

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers claimed cornerback Tremon Smith off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday.
    The second-year player out of Central Arkansas was a sixth-round pick of the Chiefs last year. He appeared in 14 games with one start during the regular season and played in both postseason games for the Chiefs. He also returned 33 kicks for 886 yards (26.8 average), including a career-long 97-yard return at New England in Week 6.
    Smith appeared in one game for t
  • Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, who for decades covered the biggest moments in U.S. politics for NBC and ABC news, has died.
    Chris Vanocur tells The Associated Press his father died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California. He was 91.
    As national political correspondent at NBC in the 1960s, Vanocur covered conventions, elections and assassinations during some of the most momentous years in American history.
    He was a questioner at the first debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nix
  • Maximum Security forced out of Pa. Derby with colon issue

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security won’t run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby this weekend because of a colon issue.
    Trainer Jason Servis said Tuesday that the Haskell and Florida Derby winner developed the problem shortly after a workout a day earlier. The 3-year-old colt was taken to a New Jersey clinic, where the issue was diagnosed as a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment. It’s not considered career-threatening.
    Maximum Security was the 9-5 morning-line favorite f
  • Lawsuit: Suburban Denver police let dog attack sleeping man

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man says officers in suburban Denver allowed a police dog to attack him while he slept, nearly killing him and permanently damaging his vocal chords.
    The Denver Post reported Monday that 25-year-old Spencer Erickson sued Lakewood police, saying officers improperly released the dog to search an apartment for him in September 2018 when they were investigating a non-violent property crime.
    The lawsuit says the dog bit Erickson’s neck, leaving wounds nea
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  • 4 Your Health: Dramatic increase in young adults vaping

    (NBC News)- Exercising may slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in high-risk patients.
    Researchers compared the cognitive function and brain volume between two groups of older adults with memory issues.
    Those who did aerobic exercises several times a week, experienced slower degeneration in the part of the brain that deals with memory.
    That is compared to those who only did flexibility training.
    The scientists stress that more research is needed.
    Dramatic increase in young adults v
  • Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (six-NYN’) is testifying against two reputed members of a violent New York City street gang.
    The rapper took the witness stand Tuesday as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors.
    He admitted in a guilty plea this year that he joined the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods and helped try to kill a rival gang member.
    One of the defendants, Anthony Ellison, is accused of kidnapping and robbing 6ix9ine last year after a falling-out. Ellison denies the ch
  • Yanks’ Stanton to be activated Wednesday or Thursday

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to activate Giancarlo Stanton on Wednesday or Thursday in an attempt to get the oft-injured outfielder ready for the playoffs.
    Stanton has been limited to nine games this season. The four-time All-Star strained his left biceps on March 31 in his third game, strained a shoulder and calf during his rehabilitation and returned June 18. In his sixth game back, he strained the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during an awkward headfirst slide into t
  • Media should hear Arizona executions, US appeals court rules

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court says media should be able to hear and not just see the entire process of executing condemned inmates in Arizona.
    But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the media and death-row inmates are not entitled to information about the origins of execution drugs or the qualifications of executioners.
    The case challenges procedures created after the 2014 execution of Joseph Wood, which his attorney said was “horrifically botched.&rdqu
  • Texas truck driver pleads guilty in immigrant smuggling case

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a trucker faces up to 10 years in federal prison after trying to smuggle more than 70 immigrants in a locked trailer through a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas.
    Nelson Vargas-Torres pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants. Authorities say the 42-year-old trucker from San Antonio was arrested after a June 11 search of his tractor-trailer rig, along Interstate 35 north of Laredo, revealed 76 immigrants locked in th
  • School janitor lays on the ground to comfort girl who has autism

    By Rachel Paula Abrahamson, TODAY
    Every morning, students at Melba Passmore Elementary School in Alvin, Texas, file into the cafeteria for breakfast. For fourth grader Kenlee Bellew-Shaw, who has autism, it can be a bit overwhelming.
    “She really struggles with being in the cafeteria,” Kenlee’s mom, Hollie Bellew-Shaw told TODAY Parents. “There’s just so much commotion and noise.”
    Sometimes you just need to take a break! When Kenlee, a Passmore E
  • Man linked to Russian agent asks for delay in fraud case

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An attorney for a South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent is asking a judge to delay his client’s trial on accusations he bilked at least $2.3 million from dozens of people in a bogus investment scam.
    Businessman and conservative political operative Paul Erickson, of Sioux Falls, is scheduled for trial Oct. 1 on 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Investigators say Erickson spent the money on personal expenses such as motels, fli
  • Guatemalan gets 3½ more years after crash killed Colts LB

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been sentenced to an additional 42 months in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported.
    Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that 38-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala will serve the additional time after he completes a 16-year state sentence handed down last September for the February 2018 crash that killed Jackson an
  • Defenseman Carlo signs 2-year extension with Bruins

    BOSTON (AP) — Free agent defenseman Brandon Carlo has signed a two-year extension to remain with the Boston Bruins.
    The deal will pay the 22-year-old Carlo $2.85 million per season. He had not been in camp since it opened last week and was the Bruins’ last remaining unsigned free agent after Charlie McAvoy agreed to terms Sunday on a three-year contract with an average annual value of $4.9 million.
    Carlo says he kept in touch with McAvoy throughout the process and it was getting diff
  • Tucson 'Climate Strike' planned in El Presidio Park

    Climate Strike Arizona is hosting a rally at El Presido Park next to Tucson City Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. The rally plans to host elected officials such as State Representative Andres Cano, State Senator Victoria Steele, and Mayoral Candidate Regina Romero to speak about environmental action."Arizona youth Climate Strike is demanding that Tucson, like cities across the globe, declares a climate emergency and not only creates, but enacts, a climate change policy
  • EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government can regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.
    Conservative and free-market groups have been invited to attend an announcement of the rollback Wednesday afternoon at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington.
    The move comes after the Justice Department opened an antitrust investigation into a deal
  • Arizona reports cases of vaping-related respiratory illness

    PHOENIX (AP) — State health officials say three cases of vaping-related respiratory illness have been identified in Arizona, all in Maricopa County.
    The Department of Health Services said Tuesday the Arizona cases are part of an outbreak that has resulted in six deaths nationwide but none so far in Arizona.
    According to the department, the people involved in all three cases in Arizona were hospitalized but have since been discharged.
    The department urges that medical providers report suspe
  • Braves recall catcher Murphy, place Culberson on 60-day IL

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled catcher John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Gwinnett and placed infielder Charlie Culberson on the 60-day injured list.
    Murphy will provide depth behind Brian McCann and Tyler Flowers in the final two weeks of the regular season. The move was made before Tuesday night’s game against Philadelphia.
    The Braves acquired Murphy from Arizona on July 31 and then hit .170 in 14 games with Gwinnett. He has hit .219 in seven major league seasons with
  • Judge won’t return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in R. Kelly’s Illinois sexual assault case has refused to give $100,000 in bail money back to a Kelly friend who paid it in February to secure the singer’s release from county jail.
    The judge says papers that Valencia Love signed clearly indicated she could lose the money.
    Love’s lawyer said in court Tuesday that she didn’t know when she paid 10% of a $1 million bond that Kelly would be charged federally and land in federal jail.
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  • Rublev beats Ivashka to reach 2nd round in St. Petersburg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Andrei Rublev had to come from a set down to beat qualifier Ilya Ivashka 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open.
    Ivashka was a break up at 4-3 in the third set before Rublev won the next three games to seal the match. Rublev is coming off a run to the last 16 at the U.S. Open and next plays Ricardas Berankis in the second round.
    In one of his last matches before retiring at the end of the season, veteran Janko Tipsarevic retired hu
  • Convicts in ‘Bridgegate’ asking Supreme Court to toss case

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Onetime allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are making their case to the U.S. Supreme Court on why their convictions in the so-called Bridgegate case should be thrown out.
    In a brief being filed Tuesday, Bill Baroni’s attorneys cite the overturned conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to argue prosecutors overreached when they charged him and Bridget Kelly with causing traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 for political payb
  • The Latest: Trump says he’ll do something about homelessness

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to California (all times local):
    12:20 p.m.
    President Donald Trump says the people of San Francisco and Los Angeles are fed up with homelessness and his administration will be “doing something” about it.
    The president spoke about the problem Tuesday aboard Air Force One as he began a visit to California.
    Trump mentioned the creation of a task force but offered no specifics about what might be done.
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  • Nogales truck driver charged with human smuggling

    TUCSON – A Nogales man is facing human smuggling charges, after U.S. Border Patrol agents found a group of Mexican nationals hidden in his semi.
    According to Customs and Border Protection, the driver was stopped at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado last Wednesday night, when a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle.
    Authorities say they found 31 undocumented migrants ages 15 to 40-years-old inside the cargo trailer.
    Investigators say the 40-year-old driver, a U.S. ci

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