Illegal drugs, stolen data and other illicit items are all sold online, creating new challenges for law enforcement. Buyers and sellers communicated using encrypted messages and payments were made in cryptocurrency. But federal prosecutors secured prison sentences for those involved in the dark web drug smuggling scheme.
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in around 2,000 deaths and has led to restrictions on travel and quarantined passengers stuck on ships, among other impacts. But another effect could soon start to materialize: a shortage of some medications and medical devices. That’s because many of them are made in China, which is the epicenter of this outbreak.
Websites like Airbnb and VRBO have transformed the hospitality landscape. The San Francisco-based company, Sonder, is taking the short-term rental industry a step further by actually purchasing residential apartments in various markets, including Phoenix, and renting them out by the night.
Climate change is threatening groundwater reservoirs, according to a new study released by researchers in Arizona and Colorado. They found that even moderate warming will cause plants to reach into the water supplies hidden beneath and deplete them. So, what do these findings mean?
Random, unbidden thoughts can be unsettling, especially when they are persistent, perhaps frightening and seemingly out of the blue. Psychologists Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke demystify the phenomenon of intrusive thoughts.
Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wraps up his first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa during his term. He has visited Senegal, Ethiopia, and Angola, and spoken to business leaders about expanding trade on the continent. It’s only the second visit by a Secretary of State during this administration.
Supporters of President Donald Trump headed to the Arizona State Fairgrounds for a rally on Wednesday night. See updates from KJZZ reporters inside and outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. → New Phoenix Police Tools For Trump’s Visit
Authorities say a caregiver at Mesa assisted living facility is accused of sexually assaulting an 85-year-old dementia patient. Mesa police arrested 58-year-old Manuel Corral on Sunday after the woman told the Heritage Village staff that he had assaulted her.
An activist group whose members were cut off from testifying at a Senate hearing on a proposal that would ask voters to enshrine Arizona’s “sanctuary city” ban in the state constitution has filed an ethics complaint against the committee’s chairman.
The Arizona Department of Gaming has released its latest tribal gaming revenue figures. Caroline Oppleman with the department said the $29 million haul thus far in fiscal 2020 marks a significant increase from last year, raising revenue for important services.
The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated patient and fathering her child while she was in his care at a Phoenix long-term care center has been pushed back until April 30. A judge on Tuesday granted a continuance but says he won’t postpone the trial again.
Arizona’s mountains, cinder cones and lava fields attest to the state’s wild geological youth. But those with an ear to the ground know the state’s seismic days are far from over. → Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
The Arizona House is moving forward with an ethics investigation into one of its own. Rep. David Cook is accused of having an improper personal relationship with a female lobbyist and offering the Pinal County sheriff a campaign contribution in exchange for getting rid of a property seizure.
The number of personal vehicles crossing into Arizona from Mexico fell last year, marking the second year of declines. One Nogales port authority representative chalked the drop up to staffing shortages and lane closures.
Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.
Arizona State University plans to launch a small, NASA-funded research satellite from the International Space Station on Wednesday. ASU rocketed the CubeSat to the ISS aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket in November.