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ACAPULCO, Mexico — The death toll in massive flooding in southern and central Mexico rose to 57 on Wednesday as desperation mounted in the cut-off resort of Acapulco, where residents looted a store and thousands of exhausted, despondent tourists waited to be ferried out by air.
SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed onto the runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire, forcing many to escape by sliding down the emergency inflatable slides and into a trail of metal debris as flames tore through the plane.
The National Interagency Fire Center ordered four military Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport this week to assist with wildfire efforts across Arizona and the Southwest.
The pilots flying an F-16 fighter jet that went down near Luke Air Force Base in suburban Phoenix reported hitting a bird shortly after takeoff, the Air Force general who commands their base said Thursday.
Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
WASHINGTON – Drones numbering in the tens of thousands will be in the skies by 2030, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts. But where some may fear precision weapons or flying spy cameras, Steve Markofski sees flying tractors.
After the high-profile shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, Scott Rollefstad felt he had to do something to help keep other agents safe.
If you’ve got at least $50,000 lying around, you can own a piece of American history.
Arizona Air National Guard F-16 fighters will be flying over downtown Phoenix Thursday as they practice intercepting hostile aircraft intent on a terrorist attack.
The military will conduct air interceptions of mock hostile aircraft over Phoenix this week.
Falcon Field Airport will host its fifth annual Open House 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can get close to aircraft, unique cars, military vehicles and more. Admission and parking are free.
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Police in Arizona remain free to use drones -- assuming they have them -- to spy on people.
Herb Zinn will be speaking at the 17th Annual Greater Southwest Aviation Maintenance Technician Symposium at the Williams Campus this week.
The Commemorative Air Force’s Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, FIFI — the only remaining flight ready example of the aircraft in the world — will visit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 3.
State lawmakers on Wednesday gave the first clearance to a measure designed to require police to get search warrants before they use drones to gather evidence.
When the ninth-annual Southwest Military Transport Show was initially scheduled for this coming weekend, it was done so specifically not to conflict with the annual Luke Air Force Base open house and air show – traditionally one of the largest such draws in the Southwest.
Saying it's none of the government's business, a House panel voted Wednesday to bar cities, counties and the state from destroying guns that are voluntarily surrendered to them.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will honor crews from Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project who recently returned from New York after helping restore power to residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
A woman driving with her infant son in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway in the latest in a series of similar mishaps across the country that have raised questions whether the nation's airports are truly secure.
Mesa will once again honor America’s servicemen and women with a parade, 11 a.m. Monday in downtown.
Editor's Note: These letters to the editor have been sorted by topic by the Tribune editorial staff in an effort to allow readers to read varied opinions on the issues, candidates, and other circumstances surrounding the 2012 general election. These submissions are the opinions of the author, not the Tribune, and have not been edited for grammar or content.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.
“Why are people surprised about Steve Nash spitting in the face of his Sun’s fans? He spit in the face of all Arizonians when he went on National Television back in May, 2010. He said ‘I think the law (SB 1070) obviously can target opportunities for racial profiling.’ Which just showed the low esteem he had for the professionalism of Arizona’s law enforcement agencies across the state. ‘Good riddence to bad rubbish’ was a true statement years ago and is just as true today.”
“Financial advisors tell us to pay the highest-rate debts first. Let’s raise the rate on educational loans as the contract states to get more paid back. You cannot repossess an education!”