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A Doctor's Visit, a Shocking Find: She Had No Vagina

Kaylee Moats is fundraising for a surgical remedy for genetic disorder

(Newser) - Us Weekly is reporting on the fundraising efforts of an Arizona woman "raising money so she can have sex," though it's more complex than the headline might imply. That woman is 22-year-old Kaylee Moats, who tells Barcroft TV that when she was 18, her 12-year-old sister... More »

Weeks After Baby Rushed to ER, a Diagnosis: Botulism

Arizona's Cole Hansberger started showing symptoms the day before his first birthday

(Newser) - A 1-year-old in Arizona is critically ill after doctors say he tested positive for botulism, the Arizona Republic reports. On Aug. 5, the day before Cole Hansberger's first birthday, his mom, Jackie, noticed a few strange things: first, his drooping head while he was crawling around, then a complete... More »

Jefferson Davis Statue Tarred, Feathered

Police investigating Arizona vandalism

(Newser) - A Jefferson Davis statue in southern Arizona was tarred and feathered in one of the latest actions against what President Trump calls "beautiful statues and monuments" honoring the Confederacy. Police are investigating the attack on the monument to the Confederate president near Gold Canyon on US Route 60; it... More »

Plague Finds its Way to Fleas in One US State

Arizona county is warning residents to leash their dogs and de-flea all pets

(Newser) - The bacterium that wiped out millions in Europe in the Black Death pandemic of the 1300s lives on, and officials say it's resurfaced in fleas in Arizona. Navajo County public health officials warn on Facebook that Yersinia pestis, better known as the plague, can be transmitted to humans and... More »

Woman Sentenced to Die for Locking Cousin in Box

10-year-old died of suffocation

(Newser) - A 29-year-old woman in Arizona has been sentenced to die for her role in the horrific death of her 10-year-old cousin. Prosecutors said Sammantha Allen and husband John Allen stuffed Ame Deal into a plastic storage bin and left her there overnight in triple-digit temperatures in July 2011 as punishment... More »

Jeff Flake 'Has Gone Bulworth on Us'

Arizona GOP senator goes after Trump in new book, but takes flak himself

(Newser) - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has a new book out, and it's drawing more attention than the usual political tome. The Republican is critical of his own party, the conservative movement, and, most of all, President Trump. "Volatile unpredictability is not a virtue," he writes in Conscience of ... More »

2 Tragic Baby Deaths in 2 Days in Phoenix

Zane Endress, Josiah Riggins left in hot cars

(Newser) - It's an avoidable tragedy that authorities across America want to make as rare as possible—but in Phoenix, it happened twice in two days. The first baby to die in a hot car in the Arizona city over the weekend was 7-month-old Zane Endress, who was left in a... More »

9 Flash Flood Victims Were From Same Family

Adults, children were swept away by wall of water

(Newser) - The death toll from the devastating flash flood that swept through a swimming area in Arizona's Tonto National Forest Saturday has reached nine—all from the same extended family. They had traveled to the area from Phoenix to celebrate the 26th birthday of Maria Raya, who died along with... More »

7 Killed, More Missing in Swimming Hole Flash Flood

Local fire chief in Arizona: 'They had no warning'

(Newser) - At least seven people were found dead and about a dozen more are missing after flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area inside the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona, reports the AP . Water Wheel Fire and Medical District Fire Chief Ron Sattelmaier says more than a hundred people... More »

Drone Operator Near Wildfire Facing 14 Felony Counts

Firefighting planes were forced to land and ground crews were called back

(Newser) - Days after a drone forced firefighting aircraft out of the sky over a raging wildfire in Arizona, the drone's pilot is facing charges, the AP reports. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office arrested Gene Alan Carpenter Friday on 14 counts of felony endangerment and one misdemeanor count of unlawful... More »

Heat Wave Is Too Much for Aircraft in Phoenix

It's too hot to fly regional jets

(Newser) - The heat wave in the Southwest has made it too hot for some planes to fly out of Phoenix. With temperatures expected to hit a near-record 120 degrees Tuesday, American Airlines has had to cancel more than 50 regional flights on Bombardier CRJ aircraft, which have a maximum operating temperature... More »

Base Grounds F-35s After Pilots Starved of Oxygen

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona is investigating

(Newser) - The Air Force has temporarily stopped flying F-35 fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in response to a series of incidents in which pilots reported symptoms of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, reports the AP . Air Force spokesman Capt. Mark Graff said the grounding of 55 of the... More »

Viral Video Gives Eerie View of Grand Canyon

'It’s kind of like another planet'

(Newser) - A spectacular new video is giving the internet a view of the Grand Canyon like it's never seen it before: filled to the brim with clouds. The Arizona Republic reports the phenomenon is known as cloud inversion. It happens when a layer of warm air traps cold air close... More »

10 States With the Biggest Drug Problems

DC leads pack, followed by Vermont, Colorado

(Newser) - The United States as a whole is battling an opioid epidemic, but certain states are harder hit by drugs than others. Colorado, for example, has the highest percentage of teenagers and adults who use illicit drugs, while West Virginia has the most overdose deaths per capita, reports WalletHub . The site... More »

For 2 Years, PSA Told How to Hide Child Porn

Arizona's KAVV ends announcement after threats

(Newser) - An oldies country music radio station serving a rural Arizona area that aired a public service announcement for two years telling people how to hide potential evidence in child pornography cases has stopped doing so after advertisers received threats, the station's owner says. Paul Lotsof, owner of KAVV-FM in... More »

He Wanted Free Pizza. Instead He Got Hypothermia

Tip: Don't wear shorts while hiking in a snowstorm

(Newser) - There are people who love pizza, and then there are those who'd climb a mountain in a snowstorm just to get their hands on a cheesy slice. A hiker from Flagstaff, Ariz., is apparently among the latter group. The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says a search-and-rescue team had... More »

'Serial Street Shooter' Accused of 9 Murders

Police say suspect terrorized Phoenix last year

(Newser) - A suspect now in custody is behind the "Serial Street Shootings" that terrorized Phoenix for months , police say. Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, was booked Monday on a total of 26 charges relating to 12 shooting incidents that left nine people dead, the Arizona Republic reports. Saucedo was initially arrested... More »

'Absolute Chaos' as 2 Killed in Shooting at Arizona Mall

The shooting Friday night also left one injured

(Newser) - Two men were killed and a woman injured in a shooting Friday night at an Arizona mall, CNN reports. According to KOLD , witnesses reported hearing 10 shots around 7:30pm in the bar area of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at La Encantada Mall in Tucson. Authorities say all three people... More »

Becca Longo Makes College Football History

She's 1st woman to get scholarship to play at Division II level or higher

(Newser) - An 18-year-old from Arizona made history Wednesday—without even realizing it, ESPN reports. Becca Longo signed a letter of intent to play football for Colorado's Adams State next season, making her the first woman to get a scholarship to play college football at the Division II level or higher.... More »

Environmental Lawsuit Could Delay Border Wall for Years

Conservation group asks DHS for impact study

(Newser) - President Trump's plan for a border wall has hit an environmental roadblock with the potential to last longer than his presidency—even if he doesn't choose the design that incorporates nuclear waste. A lawsuit filed in Arizona on Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity and US Rep.... More »

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