Tag: Arizona

Arizona Health Officials See Surge In Hepatitis A Cases

The number of hepatitis A cases in Arizona has been increasing over the past few months. Most of those infected by the disease were concentrated in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

Public Health May 6, 2019

Arizona Woman Michelle Myers Wakes Up With British Accent After Sleeping With Headache

For two years, an American who has never stepped foot outside the country has been speaking completely in a British accent. What is Foreign Accent Syndrome and who is vulnerable to it?

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Flagstaff Police Warning Locals About Rabies Infected Foxes

The Flagstaff Police Department issued a warning after three attacks by suspected rabid foxes had been reported over the weekend. Two people have been confirmed to be bitten by the creatures.

Public Health December 26, 2018

Uber Backup Driver Watched ‘The Voice’ Before Autonomous Vehicle Killed Pedestrian, Police Say

The Tempe Police Department released a 318-page report that focused on a March 2018 accident that involved an Uber autonomous car crashing into a pedestrian. It turned out that the backup driver was streaming ‘The Voice.’

Car Tech June 22, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved In Arizona Crash

Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries. The Waymo van was reportedly hit by sedan after it swerved into the wrong lane in order to avoid another collision.

Car Tech May 5, 2018

Another Roswell Story? Pilots Report 'UFO' With Big Reflection In The Border Of Arizona And New Mexico

Puzzled pilots of different airlines think they saw an unusual object in the skies on Feb. 24. They saw an unidentified flying object pass over their aircraft in Arizona near the southwestern border of New Mexico.

Space March 28, 2018

Arizona Governor Suspends Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Testing On Public Roads

The Arizona Governor temporarily suspended Uber's autonomous car testing operations. The ride-hailing service could no longer perform trials on public roads until further notice.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

Police Release Video Of Uber Self-Driving Car Crash That Killed A Woman

Police in Arizona has released the footage of the fatal Uber self-driving car crash that killed a woman. The self-driving car failed to stop in time.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Cases Of Rabies Confirmed In Superstition Mountain Area

Several cases of rabid animals have been confirmed in a known hiking area in Superstition Mountain in Arizona. Since 1960, 90 percent of rabies cases in the country come from wild animals.

Public Health November 19, 2017

Bobcat Attacks Man And Dog In Arizona, Tests Positive For Rabies

What to do when a bobcat attacks? Here's the question Steve Verschoor from Arizona ultimately answered for himself when he helped out a man and his dog struggling with a bobcat attack last weekend.

Animals July 18, 2017

Uber Self-Driving Cars Now Picking Up Passengers In Arizona After Being Kicked Out Of California

Uber has relaunched its self-driving vehicle program in the streets of Tempe in Arizona. The program was originally rolled out in San Francisco, but the Department of Motor Vehicles of California kicked Uber out.

Car Tech February 22, 2017

Clam Fossils Reveal Unintended Carbon Cycling Consequences At Colorado River

Clam fossils in America’s Colorado River delta are telling the tale of endangered carbon cycle and devastation of the river’s downstream delta. The dead land’s plight was well revealed in a research conducted by scientists at Cornell University.

Animals November 2, 2016

Strange Lights Over Phoenix: Aliens In Mysterious UFOs Visit Arizona?

Residents in Arizona went on Twitter to report a strange object seen flying over the Phoenix area on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Some witnesses claim that the UFO appeared like orange lights streaking across the night sky above East Valley.

Space October 27, 2016

Illinois, Arizona Voter Registration Databases Breached By Russian Hackers: What Could They Be Trying To Do?

The FBI has found security breaches in the voter registration databases of Illinois and Arizona. The attacks have been attributed to hackers based in Russia who were able to download the information of as many as 200,000 Illinois voters.

Security August 30, 2016

'Rare, Dangerous' Heat Is Coming To Western U.S.

'Rare, dangerous and deadly' heat is coming to Western U.S. On Sunday, June 19, Phoenix temperature is predicted to reach 118 degrees Fahrenheit (47.7 degrees Celsius) and peak at 119 degrees Fahrenheit (48.3 degrees Celsius) on Monday, June 20.

Earth/Environment June 18, 2016

Google Hiring In Phoenix, Arizona: Get $20 Per Hour For Testing Self-Driving Cars

Google expanded its fleet of self-driving vehicles in Arizona, and it needs human testers too. The company opened a number of 'vehicle safety specialists' positions for those who have clean driving records and good communication skills.

Google May 13, 2016

Arizona Restores 'KidsCare' National Insurance Plan For Working Poor

After six long years, Arizona has once again approved KidsCare that shall benefit at least 30,000 children. However, can it beat the hurdles including a possible violation of the state’s constitution?

Public Health May 8, 2016

72-Year-Old Woman And Her Dog Survived Nine Days In An Arizona Forest, Saved After Writing 'Help'

Ann Rodgers and her dog went missing for nine days in the Arizona forest and survived the wilderness by drinking pond water and eating plants, authorities said.

Society April 13, 2016

Electronic Billboards Threaten Arizona's Astronomy Industry

Arizona is facing a struggle between light and dark, as policymakers propose a new bill that would extend the scope of electronic billboards in the state. Scientists, however, believe the bill would injure the state's astronomy industry.

Space March 7, 2016

Don't Deface A National Park: Vanessa Hudgens And Boyfriend Under Investigation For Carving Heart In Protected Red Rock

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler may face misdemeanor charges for vandalizing state land. Find out why people should keep their hands off of the famous Sedona Red Rocks.

Movies/TV Shows February 19, 2016

New Video Shows America's Only Wild Jaguar El Jefe Roaming Around Arizona

El Jefe is believed to be the last remaining wild jaguar in the U.S. and is living in a protected habitat in the Santa Rita Mountains located outside of Tucson. Conservation groups released the first video of El Jefe roaming in the wild.

February 4, 2016

Arizona Republicans Propose Tougher Measures To Medical Marijuana

Republican lawmakers are trying to alter the voter-approved Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act, and pushing for tougher measures for access to medical marijuana. In Illinois, supporters for medical cannabis launched a social media campaign called "Approve the A8" to push for the approval of additional eight illnesses to qualify for medical cannabis.

Life January 21, 2016

Arizona Plans To Construct A Port For Space Ballooning

Arizona's Pima County has granted close to $15 million to a company that plans to build a spaceport — one that may or may not be the biggest (and only) hotbed for recreational space ballooning.

FUTURE TECH January 20, 2016

NASA Tests Parachute System For Orion Spacecraft: Here's What Happened

The parachute system for NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully completed its test flight at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Space September 1, 2015

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Cause, Symptoms, And Prevention

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a severe and potentially fatal disease, which killed 20 in an epidemic that struck American Indians in Arizona for a period of nine years. Experts, however, said that the illness can be prevented.

Life June 20, 2015

Here Are The Strictest And Most Lenient States On DUI

We have listed the strictest and most lenient states when it comes to DUI cases, based on the research of WalletHub. The same crime is being treated differently by the states.

Society June 18, 2015

Arizona Man Survives 500 To 1,000 Killer Bee Stings: What To Do If Attacked By Bees

Attacks of bees in Arizona are reportedly on the rise, with another man said to have survived up to 1,000 stings. Authorities are warning the public, especially the locals, to stay protected.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2015

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Elective Abortion Notification Bill

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill that restricts abortions and abortion insurance. The new law also requires abortion providers to inform women that drug-induced abortion can be reversed.

Life March 31, 2015

Llamas Zigzag Through Arizona Traffic: Twitterverse Monitored #LlamaDrama

Two suspects on the run lead police on a high speed chase. Did we mention they were llamas?

Internet Culture February 27, 2015

Apple Will Convert GT Advanced Technologies' Sapphire Plant In Arizona Into Data 'Command' Center

The announcement marked the end of the rift between former partners Apple and GT Advanced Technologies. GT Advanced was supposed to supply sapphire screens for Apple's devices.

Business February 3, 2015

California High School Sends Home 66 Unvaccinated Students Due to Measles Scare

Officials at the school district had to release 66 students from their classes at Palm Desert High School. The students, who may have been exposed to measles, were told to stay home towards the end of next week.

Life January 29, 2015

Arizona's On Fire: Local Weatherman Turns Surreal Glitch Into Ridiculous Forecast

When a local Arizona station's weather map glitched out, the weatherman noticed that something was a bit off...and turned it into comedy gold.

Internet Culture January 28, 2015

Couple in Arizona Gives Birth to Baby With No Eyeballs: What is Anophthalmia and Can It Be Fixed?

Young Richie Lopez of Mesa, Arizona, was born with eyeballs. This is his story.

Life January 26, 2015

Supreme Court Lets Stand Previous Court Decision Blocking Arizona Abortion Law

Supreme Court declines to review a lower court decision that would block an abortion law in Arizona. The issue involves the use of mifepristone, also known as RU-486, which is an abortion-inducing drug.

Life December 17, 2014

1,300-year-old village was hidden in a petrified forest

A second village, at least 1,300 years old, has been discovered in the Petrified Forest of Arizona. But, what do we know about the people who lived there?

Animals October 10, 2014

Women should trust karma for pay raise? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologizes for gaffe

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is backtracking after making controversial comments about the gender pay gap. He apologized for telling women not to ask for raises and that keeping mum would result in 'good karma.'

Business October 10, 2014

Swarm of 800,000 bees kills Arizona man. How to protect yourself from bees

A crew of garden workers in Arizona was attacked by a swarm of bees on Oct. 8. One man was critically injured and another died of a heart attack caused by the incident.

Internet Culture October 9, 2014

US government to pay Navajo $554 million for mismanaging the tribe's funds, natural resources

The US government has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation $554 million to settle a lawsuit. The case, which included claims that date to more than 50 years ago, involved a claim of $900 million in damages.

Society September 26, 2014

Joseph Wood was injected 15 times with lethal drug cocktail in botched Arizona execution

Authorities in Arizona have revealed that Joseph Wood was injected 15 times with a lethal drug cocktail during his prolonged execution. He was only supposed to have one dose.

Society August 5, 2014

Botched execution in Arizona lasted two hours. What really happened?

A fitting end to a horrible crime? An execution that took two hours to end is receiving national attention, sparking lethal injection debates anew.

Society July 24, 2014

It's a miracle! Arizona woman, clinically dead for 26 minutes, returns to life

Debbie Biggles was "dead" for 26 minutes and lived to tell the tale. This is her story.

Life May 12, 2014

The pressure is on Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer to veto controversial anti-gay bill

Arizona's SB 1062 bill, which allows business owners to prohibit service to gay customers, is set to become law on Saturday if Governor Jan Brewer does not veto it. Several large corporations, rights groups, and politicians (Republican and Democrat alike) have urged Brewer to stop passage of the bill.

Society February 26, 2014

Apple Arizona plant to create 2000 jobs

Apple is all set to grow its renewable energy-powered laboratory in Mesa, Arizona, which will produce sapphire crystals - the type used in iPhone 5s fingerprint scanners.

Business November 6, 2013

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