Michael Phelps dodges jail in drunk driving case
Michael Phelps dodges jail in drunk driving case

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps looked to the future, including the Rio Olympics in 2016, after he dodged a stint in prison for drunk driving.

US drops murder charges against death row mother

 A US court dropped murder charges on Thursday against a German-born woman who spent 23 years on death row over allegedly orchestrating the murder of her four-year-old son, news reports said.

White policeman kills unarmed black man in Arizona

A white police officer shot dead a black man in Arizona when he mistook some pills for a gun, authorities said Thursday, amid protests in New York triggered by a string of similar incidents.

Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.

US court lifts gay wedding bans in five more states

A US federal court swept away bans on same-sex marriage in five more US states, bringing the number where gay weddings are permissible, or soon will be, to 35.

Family sorry for child who accidentally killed gun instructor

The grieving family of the Arizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by a girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun has expressed sympathy for the 9-year-old.

Girl, 9, kills Arizona shooting instructor with Uzi in accident

A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor at an Arizona range with an Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun when the weapon's strong recoil caused her to lose control of her aim, police said on Tuesday.

15 doses of drugs used in `botched` US execution: Documents

The two-hour-long execution of a US inmate last month required 15 doses of a relatively untested drug cocktail, according to documents, prompting renewed calls for an independent investigation.

Guitarist Dick Wagner, who played for Alice Cooper, dead at 71

Rock guitarist Dick Wagner, whose prolific session work graced the albums of such acts as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith during the 1970s, has died at age 71 in Arizona, his manager said.

Arizona hits back at `botched` execution claims

Arizona authorities have hit back at criticism of the execution of a double murderer who took two hours to die by lethal injection, denying the procedure was botched.

Condemned man`s US execution takes nearly two hours

America`s death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.

US Supreme Court greenlights Arizona execution

The US Supreme Court gave the greenlight to Arizona to execute a murderer on Wednesday after he voiced concerns about secrecy surrounding the lethal injection process.

Six die in two small plane crashes in Arizona

Two small planes went down in separate crashes in Arizona, leaving six people dead, authorities said.

Golf: Match Play gets new format for 2015

Golf`s Match Play Championship has a new venue and a revised format for 2015, the US PGA Tour announced on Wednesday.

Mexican law enforcement chopper fires in Arizona

Mexican law enforcement has crossed into Arizona by helicopter and fired two shots at US border agents.

Priest killed, another injured in US shooting

Police were hunting on Thursday a gunman or gunmen who killed one priest and injured another at a Catholic church in Arizona.

Phelps beaten in first final of comeback

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps finished second to old foe Ryan Lochte on Thursday in the 100m butterfly in his first final since returning to the sport after 20 months out.

Arizona to host 2015 Pro Bowl game

The National Football League`s 2015 Pro Bowl game will be held in Arizona, the league announced on Wednesday.

Fabian earns Mexico recall for U.S. World Cup warm-up

Olympic champion Marco Fabian has been recalled by Mexico for their World Cup warm-up against the United States in Glendale, Arizona on Wednesday.

Match Play runner-up Dubuisson gets US PGA berth

Frenchman Victor Dubuisson`s surprise run to the World Golf Championship Match Play Championship final has earned him a special temporary US PGA Tour membership for the remainder of the season.