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In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus said Thursday they support a sweeping tax package speeding toward votes in Congress next week, giving GOP leaders a boost from a key faction as they work to deliver a major legislative victory to President Donald Trump....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other industries....

NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business....

PARIS (AP) -- A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. It was one of the worst rail accidents in France in years....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft....

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere, during which time he fathered her nine children....

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself after a sexual assault allegation surfaced this week defended her husband Thursday and said she will run for his seat because "these high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths can't be allowed to win the day."...

NEW YORK (AP) -- PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming....

The Housing Choice Voucher program was designed to introduce participants to neighborhoods of opportunity. But most fail to find a way in.         

The ACLU of Arizona examined 471 charter schools' enrollment materials, finding "illegal or exclusionary" policies and procedures at more than half.         

Phoenix will pay an additional $125,000 to study renovations to the Suns Arena, despite concern that city has not yet received a report on the topic.         

Resort officials are investigating if the Facebook post was created by a disgruntled employee fired on Wednesday.         

Ex-Quepasa head Jeff Peterson is under fire as board members, investors ask what happened to $9 million in investments in new online ventures.         

It's a far cry from the initial $3.5 million Edgar Castro requested for emotional distress and alleged civil-rights violation, but a win nonetheless.         

Sen. Jeff Flake's son takes the stand in civil case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.         

A 3-year-old dies after being abused, police say. They are recommending homicide charges against 33-year-old Sidney Michael Launders.         

Laney Sweet made her first public comment since ex-Mesa police Officer Philip Brailsford was acquitted of 2nd-degree murder in Daniel Shaver's death.         

DOJ announced Wednesday that it won't defend the guilty verdict against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in an appeals case.         

From 2010 to 2015, Christopher Wade Nelson solicited thousands of dollars from strangers, acquaintances, family members and friends, police said.         

Thanks to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa is thought of as the eastern entry to the Valley. But the airport wasn't first to use that descriptor.         

Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing expanding Durango Jail in southwest Phoenix to make room for new anti-recidivism programs. Neighbors oppose it.         

Each child admitted to Phoenix Children's Hospital during the holiday season will receive a gift.         

An early morning fire tore through Mesa's "Merry Main Street" Christmas tree.         

Enrollment experts predict Arizona's Affordable Care Act sign-ups will fall short of last year's total         

HandsOn Greater Phoenix and the Home Depot Foundation fixed up Claudena Lehr's home as part of their ongoing partnership to improve veterans' lives.         

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery praises child-welfare gains even as questions swirl about the latest child fatality.         

Ever wondered what the Grand Canyon looks like from space? Astronaut Randy Bresnik snapped some amazing images from the International Space Station.         

The certificate, called the Emergency Teaching Certificate, allows an Arizona school to employ underqualified teachers.         

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