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Uber's self-driving vehicles are picking up folks in Arizona.

Uber's fleet of self-driving vehicles are now cruising the streets of Tempe, Arizona. After a spat with the California Department of Motor Vehicles in December, Uber moved its line of 16 custom, autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs to Arizona, where Gov. Doug...

- Engadget - US

The most popular grocery store in each state.

FoursquareAmericans are passionate about their grocery stores. But some of the most popular chains in the nation only exist is particular regions, so it's likely you've never even heard of some of them. The mobile search-and-discovery app Foursquare put together a list of the most visited grocery stores in each state across ...

- Business Insider - US

Colorado River flows will keep shrinking as climate warms.

Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research from the University of Arizona and Colorado State University.

- PhysOrg - NL

GM will use the Chevy Bolt as its first self-driving car — here are its best features .

ChevroletGM has big plans to massively grow its test fleet of self-driving cars. The automaker aims to build and test thousands of self-driving Chevy Bolts on the Lyft network in 2018, according to a Reuters report. GM is currently already testing autonomous Bolts in San Francisco and in Scottsdale, Arizona, but the move to ...

- Business Insider - US

9 alternative landmarks in Arizona.

These sites wouldn't be out of their league on a list with famous spots like Niagara Falls, Monticello, or Seattle's Space Needle.

- Matador Network - US

Immigrant's Suicide Raises Questions About Safety Of Detention Centers.

The suicide of a 31-year-old Mexican immigrant in an Arizona detention center has raised questions about the safety and treatment of immigrants in these centers.

- NPR - US

Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Marek Langhamer made enough saves in a relief appearance in his NHL debut to help the Arizona Coyotes get another big...

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Hunting for runaway worlds.

Tempe AZ Feb 17, 2017 Arizona State University astronomer Adam Schneider and his colleagues are hunting for an elusive object lost in space between our sun and the nearest stars. They are asking for your help in the search, using a new citizen-science website called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9. Astronomers have found evidence ...

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John McCain rebukes Trump's criticism of the press: 'That's how dictators get started'.

The Arizona Senator argued for the importance of a free, sometimes adversarial, press.CREDIT: Sven Hoppe/dpa via APArizona Senator John McCain warned against President Donald Trump's distrust of the free press on Saturday, telling NBC's Chuck Todd that suppressing the press is how dictators get started.'Todd had asked ...

- ThinkProgress - US

McCain sees European worry about Trump's foreign policy rhetoric.

Europeans are worried about President Donald Trump's foreign policy rhetoric, Sen. John McCain warns, stressing that the new administration's mixed messaging complicates global relations. They are puzzled, and they are concerned,' the Arizona Republican said in an interview from Munich, Germany, that aired Sunday on NBC's ...


Tucson mayor reports being carjacked at gunpoint.

The mayor of Arizona's second largest city has reported being carjacked in front of his home by a man who pointed a gun at him, KGUN-TV reports.

- FOX News - US

Senator McCain: Suppressing free press is how dictators get started

MUNICH, Feb 20 — US Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was how dictators get started'. The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Saving cows to promote peace in U.S.

Laila is among seven cows that were destined to be slaughtered but are now being sheltered by the Indian-American community in the U.S. state of Arizona as part of efforts to promote peace.The communi...

- The Hindu - IN

McCain sees European worry about Trump's foreign policy rhetoric

Europeans are worried about President Donald Trump's foreign policy rhetoric, Sen. John McCain warns, stressing the new administration's mixed messaging complicates global relations. They are puzzled, and they are concerned,' the Arizona Republican told said in an interview from Munich, Germany, airing Sunday on NBC's 'Meet ...


McCain: Silencing Media Is 'How Dictators Get Started'

John McCain assessed President Trump's assertion that the "media is the enemy of the American People" with a blunt pronouncement: "That's how dictators get started," he told Meet the Press, per the Washington Post . "In other words, a consolidation of power," said the Arizona Republican. "When you look at history,...

- Newser - US

Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started' : U.S. Senator McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was how dictators get started'.The Arizona Republican, a fre...

- The Hindu - IN

Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started': Senator McCain

Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was "how dictators get started". The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump, was responding to a tweet in which Trump accused the media of being the enemy of the American people'. The ...

- Yahoo! News - US

McCain attacks Trump's worldview and nationalism at Munich Security Conference

John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard. During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump's worldview and brand of nationalism. McCain didn't ...

- Ya Libnan - US

McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy

WASHINGTON " Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started."The Arizona senator was asked in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

John McCain blasts Trump in Munich speech

But the Arizona Republican was careful not to use President Trump's name


This week at progressive state blogs: In MT—'I don't rent to your kind'; protecting SW Virginia

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Here is the February 11 edition. Inclusion of a blog post ...

- Daily Kos - US

Arizona Suggests Forced Suicide For Death Row Inmates

It's getting tougher and tougher to obtain the lethal cocktail used to execute prisoners convicted of capital crimes: Now Arizona has responded with a new — and some say bizarre — solution to this quandary: Death row inmates can bring their own execution drugs. The state’s manual for execution procedures, ...

- Mother Jones - US

Sharks-Coyotes Sums

San Jose 2 1 1—4 Arizona 0 0 1—1 First Period_1, San Jose, Burns 26 , 9:01. 2, San Jose,...

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Burns scores twice, Sharks beat Coyotes 4-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brent Burns scored two goals, Aaron Dell had a career-high 36 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes for...

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Suppressing free press is how "dictators" get started: Senator John McCain on Trump

, Feb. 19 : With President Donald Trump earning the ire of the global press by branding a certain section of the U.S. media as "the enemy of the American people," Senator John McCain chimed in and slammed Trump's by noting that dictators "get started by suppressing free press."The observation was startling, as it was from a ...

- Sify - IN

Sanctuary holds 7 cows saved from slaughter to promote peace

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. " An Arizona sanctuary is sheltering seven cows that were intended for slaughter as part of an effort that owners believe promotes peace and good health.Goshala cow sanctuary President Naren Koka told...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Arizona sheriff who replaced Arpaio ends practice of holding immigrants past release date

The law officer who replaced ousted Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he will no longer hold immigrants who have served their time past their release dates for immigration officials. Arpaio, who lost re-election in November while under federal investigation has long been a foe of undocumented...

- The Raw Story - US

Once soaring, Korbut staying grounded in the Arizona desert

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Olga Korbut walks around the man-made lake in anonymity, despite the bright red warmup jacket with "Olga" in sparkly...

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Arecibo Observatory captures revealing images of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

Columbia, MD Feb 17, 2017 Though not visible to the naked eye or even with binoculars, the green-tailed Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova did not escape the gaze of the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory. Scientists from the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the Universities Space Research ...

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Trump promised a coal renaissance — but keeping open this Arizona plant will test his resolve

On Navajo Nation territory near Page, Ariz., news this week about plans to shutter a hulking coal plant that has been the workhorse of the struggling local economy for decades came like a punch to the gut. Now tribes and plant workers are demanding relief from the person who vowed to end these...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Despite Democratic gains in Arizona, a state Senate majority remains an elusive target

Daily Kos Elections' project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation comes to Arizona, a state where Hillary Clinton noticeably improved on Barack Obama's 2012 performance even in defeat. You can find our master list of states here, which we'll be updating as we add new ...

- Daily Kos - US

Trump turns optimistic during visit to Boeing plant in South Carolina: 'I will never, ever disappoint you'

Navajo tribe pressures Trump to save Arizona coal plant slated for closure Feb. 17, 2017, 4:58 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump says he wants to bring back coal. This soon-to-be closed Arizona plant could be his first test The White House has explored...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Could 10,000 Wind-Powered Water Pumps Save The Arctic Cap From Melting?

A team of scientists from Arizona State University have devised a water pumping system that would reverse the devastating effects of climate change in the Arctic ice cap, according to a new report by The Guardian. Physicist Steven Desch and a team of his colleagues from the desert university propose constructing 10 million ...

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Mexican gray wolf population bounces back in Southwest

Mexican gray wolves rebounded from a deadly 2015 to reach a population of 113 in Arizona and New Mexico last year, the most since the species returned to the wild almost 20 years ago, biologists say.         


Arizona sheriff’s office says no more ‘courtesy holds’ for federal immigration agents

Individuals no longer will be detained beyond the time that they otherwise should be released for an offense, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening.         


White House administration in 'disarray', warns senator McCain citing Trump's self contradiction

The Arizona senator said Trump turning away from universal values has led to uncertainties in the world order.

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Torrential rain will threaten the desert Southwest this weekend

AccuWeatherThe storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally ...

- Business Insider - US

John McCain just spent 9 minutes picking apart Trump's worldview without saying his name once

Live Satellite News via YoutubeRepublican Senator John McCain of Arizona just spent nine minutes picking apart President Donald Trump's worldview without mentioning his name once at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday. The panel he spoke at was ominously titled "The End of the West as We Know It." “In ...

- Business Insider - US

Arizona to death-row inmates: Bring your own execution drugs

Arizona has changed its death-penalty procedures by letting inmates seek the drugs that will be used in their executions

- ABC News - US

Arizona to death-row inmates: Bring your own execution drugs

PHOENIX " The recent revelation that condemned prisoners in Arizona can now provide the lethal drugs to be used in their executions has received attention around the world and raised questions about the state's rules for the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Moths found to produce their own antioxidants from carbohydrates

—A team of researchers with members from the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University has discovered how a species of moth is able to repair oxidative muscle damage without consuming antioxidants. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their study of the hawkmoth and how they ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Trump administration weighs mobilizing National Guard for immigration roundups, according to draft memo

Getty Images/Joe RaedleThe Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the ...

- Business Insider - US

Marijuana catapult found at U.S.-Mexico border, patrol says

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona say they've seized two bundles of marijuana that were catapulted across the border from Mexico.

- Newsday - US

Exoplanetary moons formed by giant impacts could be detected by Kepler

Tucson AZ Feb 15, 2017 NASA's Kepler observatory should be able to detect planetary moons - yet to be discovered - formed by far-away planetary collisions outside our solar system, research by Amy Barr of the Planetary Science Institute shows. The Kepler spacecraft has discovered thousands of exoplanets, but has not yet ...

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Arizona Plant Poses First Test of Trump's Support for Coal Sector

President Trump's promise to help the coal industry could be facing its first big test: the decision earlier this week to close a large Arizona coal-burning power plant, and a demand that Mr. Trump prevent that shutdown.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Ashton Kutcher gets serious with Senate testimony on modern slavery

Actor Ashton Kutcher testified emotionally before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday about the need to end modern slavery, a problem far greater in the United States and globally than many realize. The hearing, chaired by Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, included a couple of moments of levity, which saw ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Suburban moms ditch Nordstrom and go on a cash-waving rampage at Dillard's to support Ivanka Trump

Laurie RayA new viral video shows a group women storming into a Nordstrom to cancel their accounts in response to the retailer's decision to stop selling Ivanka Trump's fashion brand, promising to shop at Dillard's instead. On Wednesday, Laurie Ray posted a video on Facebook of herself and seven other women — some ...

- Business Insider - US

Why didn't deported Arizona mom apply for U.S. citizenship?

The short answer: She had no real path.         


Drug-hurling catapult found attached to U.S.-Mexico border fence

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 16 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said border patrol agents found a catapult attached to a U.S.-Mexico border fence designed to hurl drugs into Arizona.

- UPI - US

Military mother's American flag desecrated

A longtime military mother in Arizona is very upset after she said somebody shredded the American flag hanging in front of her home.

- FOX News - US