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June 18, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arizona's misguided effort to set its own voter registration requirements for federal elections. In so doing, the high court recognized that it is Congress, and not individual states, that has the final say over federal election rules. Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 in the hopes of encouraging greater participation in the political system and creating a simplified, uniform registration system for federal elections.
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April 20, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
DETROIT - Mike Trout was 20 and Bryce Harper was 19 when they played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League in 2011. Neither had set foot in the big leagues by then, but it was clear to Angels catcher Hank Conger, a Scorpions teammate, that both outfielders were destined for greatness. "It was one of those things where you see them, you know they're young, and you know they're really good," Conger said before a 2-1 loss Sunday to the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park.
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NEWS
November 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
A wanted militia figure who vowed that he would never be taken alive was killed by a law enforcement officer after he shot a sheriff's deputy trying to arrest him, authorities said Tuesday. William Milton Cooper, 58, whose anti-government radio program included Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh as a fan, was fatally shot at his Eager, Ariz., home after confronting deputies late Monday and shooting one of them in the head, officials said.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 6 KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were going down quickly against Arizona rookie right-hander Mike Bolsinger early, trailing 4-0 in the middle of the fourth. But the second time through the lineup, the Dodgers began to show significant life. After one-out singles by Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp in the fourth, Andre Ethier gave the Dodgers a boost with a three-run home run. AT THE PLATE: The first hit for Gonzalez, in the fourth, extended his hitting streak to 14 games, longest in the National League this season.
NATIONAL
July 27, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Matt Evans realized Flagstaff's efforts to criminalize panhandling had reached new heights when a police officer intercepted him as he attempted to hand a $10 bill to a homeless family in a supermarket parking lot. "These people are breaking the law," Evans said the officer told him. She said that giving the money would be akin to facilitating a crime. Stunned, the 34-year-old PhD candidate looked again at the homeless couple with two young children in tow. "I have every right to give anyone I want money," Evans told the officer.
SPORTS
February 20, 2011
USC next vs. Arizona, Thursday at the Galen Center, 7:30 p.m. No TV ? The Pacific 10 Conference-leading Wildcats beat USC Jan. 29 in Tucson, 82-73, behind a combined 37 points from two former USC recruits, sophomore forward Derrick Williams and sophomore guard Lamont Jones. USC is 4-1 in its last five home games against Arizona. ? Baxter Holmes
SPORTS
January 23, 2011
UCLA next at Arizona, Thursday, at the McKale Center, 6 p.m. PST, ESPN2 ? Second place in the Pacific 10 Conference will be on the line when the Bruins travel to Tucson, where they have lost their last two games. Much of UCLA's defensive effort will revolve around stopping Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams, one of the conference's most prolific scorers and rebounders. ?Ben Bolch
NATIONAL
June 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce and Cindy Carcamo
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Nineteen firefighters died battling a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona, a Yavapai County Sheriff's official told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday night. The toll marks the worst firefighter loss of life since 1933, when a blaze in L.A.'s Griffith Park killed at least 25. The firefighters were battling the Yarnell Hill Fire north of Phoenix, which had consumed about 2,000 acres and was not contained, officials said. The blaze had claimed many buildings in the small Arizona town of Yarnell, Tony Palermo, assistant public information officer for the firefighting effort, told The Times.  "The fire just overtook them,” Art Morrison, an official with the state forestry service, told CNN, adding, “By the time the other firefighters got in, they didn't survive.”  Morrison said there are normally 20 firefighters in a “hot shot” unit, the name for elite firefighting teams, and couldn't explain why there were 19 victims.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Arizona 5, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols struck out looking at a sharp-breaking curve and grounded out to shortstop in two at-bats against Archie Bradley, Arizona's top pitching prospect, his spring average falling to .066. But Pujols drove in a run with a sharp single to center field against Matt Stites in the fifth inning. Outfield prospect Matt Long had a run-scoring double in the fifth. ON THE MOUND: Garrett Richards was dominant for two innings, retiring six batters in a row and hitting 97 mph. But he fell behind on counts in the third and fourth innings and gave up five runs and eight hits, including Didi Gregorius' two-run double and Paul Goldschmidt's run-scoring double.
NATIONAL
October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
Two people who died after sitting for hours in an Arizona spiritual resort's sauna-like sweat lodge were identified Saturday as a 40-year-old Wisconsin man and a 38-year-old New York woman. James Shore of Milwaukee and Kirby Brown of Westtown, N.Y., died Thursday night after being overcome in a sweat lodge during a spiritual cleansing ceremony. Nineteen others were taken to area hospitals, suffering from burns, dehydration, respiratory arrest, kidney failure or elevated body temperature.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Deep and dangerous, that was the plan. An almost embarrassing wealth of weapons. Recently, though, that mighty Dodgers offense had looked rather drowsy, looked oh-so average. After scoring 24 runs in three games in Arizona last weekend, the Dodgers had scored two, one, one and two runs in their next four. "This game is so stupid sometimes," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. That much ballyhooed, four-headed outfield? The four went into Saturday batting a combined .217. Not one of them was hitting better than .235 and it brought the question that maybe all this outfield platooning was affecting their offensive rhythm.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over the head of a catcher standing up - yes, a wild pitch on an intentional walk. That would have been the play that cost the Dodgers the game, had Juan Uribe not forced extra innings with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, Aaron Hill's two-run single off Chris Perez in the 12th inning won the game for Arizona.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
As it turns out, we all got the question wrong. How would the Dodgers split playing time among four outfielders? By the time the Dodgers finally got their four headline outfielders healthy at the same time, they had decided to split time among five outfielders. For now, the Dodgers have a stable outfield rotation. If they face a right-hander, the outfield consists of Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, and either Matt Kemp or Yasiel Puig. If they face a left-hander, the outfield consists of Kemp, Puig and Scott Van Slyke.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren remained unbeaten with the Dodgers. Haren gave up nine hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings but limited the damage to three runs. All three were scored in the third inning, which was capped by a solo home run by Eric Chavez. Haren departed from the game with the Dodgers leading, 7-3. "It was a war," Haren said. "It was one of those days. I kind of describe it like I was throwing under water. " Jamey Wright let the Diamondbacks back in the game in the seventh inning, when he gave up a three-run home run to Mark Trumbo that cut the Dodgers' lead to 8-6. Kenley Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn his fourth save.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone in first place in the National League West, in large part because of their offense, which had another spectacular day Sunday in an 8-6, sweep-sealing victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game, Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe also belted home runs, and Dee Gordon swiped a career-high four bases.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke wasn't at his best as he gave up eight hits and threw 103 pitches in 5 1/3 innings. But he held the Diamondbacks to one run, which allowed him to depart the game with a 6-1 lead and earn his third victory of the season. As a result of Greinke's relatively short start, the Dodgers had to use five relievers: Paco Rodriguez, Chris Withrow, Paul Maholm, Brandon League and Kenley Jansen. That Jansen was forced to pitch in a game the Dodgers once led 8-2 was entirely League's fault.
SPORTS
January 27, 2011
UCLA TONIGHT AT ARIZONA Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. When: 6 p.m. PST. On the air: TV: ESPN2. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 13-6 overall, 5-2 Pac-10; Arizona 16-4, 5-2. Update: Derrick Williams isn't the only Wildcat the Bruins are worried about containing. Junior guard Kyle Fogg scorched UCLA for a career-high 25 points the first time the teams played last year and then topped that with a career-high 26 points when they met in Tucson.
OPINION
May 18, 2010
When Arizona passed a law requiring immigrants to keep their papers with them at all times or risk arrest, we believed the state's hysteria was the unfortunate byproduct of the dysfunctional federal immigration policy. After all, who isn't fed up with illegal immigration? People may disagree about the solution to the problem, but no one denies that what the United States is doing now isn't working. But it is now clear that Arizona's problem isn't only immigration — legal or otherwise.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Adrian Gonzalez's power is coming back. In the Dodgers' first 12 games, Gonzalez has hit four home runs, including an opposite-field two-run blast Saturday in the team's 8-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. He has doubled his first-month home run total from last season. Gonzalez's home run totals have declined in recent years, something the left-handed-hitting first baseman attributed to an operation on his right shoulder leading up to the 2011 season.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Yasiel Puig will be back in the lineup Friday for the Dodgers' series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Puig didn't start any of the last three games as he nursed a sprained left thumb. He was injured Saturday sliding head first into first base in a game against the San Francisco Giants. With Puig back, Matt Kemp will start the game on the bench. Puig will start in right field, Andre Ethier in center and Carl Crawford in left. The Dodgers are visiting Chase Field for the first time since they clinched the National League West title here last year.
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