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July 12, 2018 8:37 AM DUST STORM of the APOCALYPSE: Towering WALL of dust smothers Phoenix in monster monsoon

A TOWERING apocalyptic wall of dust has been captured barrelling though the Arizona desert after the US state was slammed by a monster monsoon. They are common during Arizona’s monsoon season, which runs from mid-June to the end of September. Ken Waters, National Weather Service meteorologist, said: “The dust gets lofted and basically just forms a big cloud 7

July 4, 2018 6:03 AM US woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home

A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say. Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated her son's intentions to put her into care for days, according to court documents. "You took my life, so I'm taking yours," she reportedly said as she was escorted out of the Arizona 11

July 1, 2018 9:47 PM Sometimes heroes do wear capes: Heroic golden retriever puppy is left with a very swollen snout after jumping between his owner and a rattlesnake in Arizona, saving her from being bitten and taking the hit himself

A dog has been hailed a hero for saving his owner from a rattlesnake, taking a nasty bite to the face in the process. The golden retriever named Todd was on a hike with his owner Paula Goodwin in Anthem, Arizona, on Friday when the pair came across a rattlesnake. Just as Goodwin was about to unknowingly step on the snake, Todd spotted it and jumped in front 14

June 28, 2018 11:07 PM Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal

NEW YORK (AP) - Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five people died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The illnesses 8

June 27, 2018 11:47 PM Coyortes re-sign Kevin Connauton to 2-year deal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Kevin Connauton to a two-year contract extension. The 28-year-old Connauton had 11 goals and 10 assists in 73 games last season. He has 26 goals and 42 assists in 260 career NHL games with Dallas, Columbus and Arizona. "Kevin is a versatile defenseman with a great work ethic," general 4

June 22, 2018 6:14 PM Luxury hotel advertises for an 'Instagram concierge' to help tech-savvy guests take flattering photos to post online

Eager to please its tech-savvy guests, one luxury hotel in America is on the hunt for an 'Instagram concierge'. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona says that the job applicant must be 'comfortable working with various phone types' and 'courteous at all times'. The physical aspects of the part-time role include 'frequent standing' and 'occasional 18

June 22, 2018 2:32 AM The Latest: Lawmakers seek probe of Interior boss' land deal

Democratic lawmakers are calling for an investigation into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with the agency. FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the FY19 budget 2

June 22, 2018 12:42 AM Arizona-to-Hawaii flight returns to airport with gauge issue

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Hawaii had to return to the Phoenix airport because of a problem with an exhaust gas temperature gauge. They say Flight 692 circled Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport a few times Thursday to burn off fuel so an emergency landing could be avoided. The Boeing 757 with 185 passengers 11

June 22, 2018 12:27 AM Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger. The Angels don't expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the injury is not serious. Scioscia says it will not hinder 7

June 20, 2018 9:21 PM Looking ruff! Mangy mutts prepare for world’s ugliest dog contest

These mutts will be fighting it out to be crowned world's ugliest gog in a contest taking place this week. The annual contest will take place at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petluma, California, on Saturday, June 23, bringing in entrants from far and wide. So far, contestants include hounds with eye issues, bad fur, irregular body shapes - not to mention sticking-out 2