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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether America's gays have a right to marry.
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe joined representatives of business, church and civil-rights groups Thursday to file briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two upcoming Supreme Court cases on the issue.
Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife officers and personnel from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services lethally removed three black bears over the weekend, following a trio of bear attacks within the last month that resulted in the closures of campgrounds near Payson.
The fatal black bear attack on a Gilbert woman in Pinetop this summer is a sobering reminder that development is bringing people closer to a creature that's shy by nature but a predator at heart.
Funeral services for Lana Hollingsworth are scheduled for Tuesday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman attacked by a bear while walking her dog four weeks ago has died of complications from her injuries.
Family members say 61-year-old Lana Hollingsworth, of Gilbert, died Monday at a Scottsdale hospital after undergoing numerous surgeries following the mauling on June 28.
KTVK-TV reports doctors believe an unknown bacteria, possibly from the bear's claws, sparked an infection that they could not control. The theory is that the rampant infection might have caused a hemorrhage.
Hollingsworth's son, Robert Oates, says the black bear essentially scalped his mother as she walked her dog outside her vacation home in Pinetop.
The bear was raiding trashcans near the Pinetop Lakeside Country Club.
Federal wildlife officials responded and used tracking dogs to find and kill the bear.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Game and Fish says DNA tests on an adult black bear confirm it's the one who attacked an East Valley woman in Pinetop.
Department officials conducted a forensic necropsy on the bear Wednesday. But the procedure didn't yield any immediately identifiable human material.
But officials said Friday that DNA samples taken from the bear during the necropsy matched DNA found on the victim's clothing after Tuesday's mauling.
Lana Hollingsworth, 61, of Gilbert is recovering after surgery at a Scottsdale hospital.
Game and Fish officials say a significant amount of kitchen garbage was found in the bear's digestive tract.
The bear's teeth, claws, fur and digestive tract were removed and are being taken to a wildlife lab for further testing.
A Gilbert woman has been hospitalized and required surgery after she was attacked by a bear while walking her dog Tuesday in Pinetop.
ATLANTA — When the nation's swine flu vaccination program began in early October, health officials predicted it was going to be "messy." They were right.
JARRATT, Va. — John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind the sniper attacks that left 10 dead, was executed Tuesday as relatives of the victims watched, reliving the killing spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in October 2002.
MINNEAPOLIS — Diana Taurasi scored 20 points, Cappie Pondexter had 17 and the Phoenix Mercury recovered from their biggest loss of the season to beat the Minnesota Lynx 87-74 on Saturday night.
Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's largest grocery chain, is adopting new global safety standards for its private label and other foods at a time when analysts say consumers are more concerned than ever about food safety.
Someone up there is on our side after all. The Yankees didn’t get smarter. Scott Boras isn’t Mariano Rivera in a suit.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - Members of a Christian theater troupe are spreading the word that they're irate about Kathy Griffin's off-color speech in accepting a creative arts Emmy earlier this month.
SAN JOSE, CALIF. - You never want to denigrate a win. Still, it’s hard to be all that excited about the performance of Arizona State on Saturday in its opening game of the Pac-10 Conference women’s basketball tournament.
TUCSON - Charli Turner Thorne looked to the stands and found something positive about her Arizona State women’s basketball team’s game against rival Arizona. “We’ve never had this many Sun Devil fans in McKale Center before, and that was amazing to see,” she said.
TUCSON - Emily Westerberg scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half, including key free throws down the stretch, to give No. 10 Arizona State a 59-54 victory over Arizona on Saturday.
The end of the regular season is just the beginning for the No. 10 Arizona State women’s basketball team. “This week we are just trying to fine tune our offense, our defense, rebounding for sure and just getting ready to finish out strong,” said the latest Sun Devils offensive star, Briann January.
TUCSON - Joy Hollingsworth scored 20 points as Arizona rallied to beat Oregon State 65-61 Thursday night and give coach Joan Bonvicini her 600th career victory.
SEATTLE - Cameo Hicks had 17 of her 25 points in the second half Saturday to lead Washington past Arizona, 79-64. Hicks led the Huskies' 36-12 second-half run. She hit all seven of her shots from the field in the half, and she has scored at least 10 points in 19 straight games.
EUGENE, Ore. - Eleanor Haring scored 20 points to lead Oregon to an 86-73 win over Arizona on Thursday night. Cicely Oaks added 17 points and Taylor Lilley had 13 for the Ducks (10-5, 2-3), who shot 58 percent from the field.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Cameo Hicks scored 18 points as Washington beat Arizona 83-66 Thursday night for its ninth consecutive victory. Hicks scored at least 17 points for the seventh straight game as the Huskies (12-4) went to 5-0 for the first time in Pac-10 play since the 1987-88 season.