PHOENIX (AP) - The head of Arizona's new child welfare agency says he fired five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations. Charles Flanagan says a lack of policy and procedures led to the cases being closed inappropriately.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has for the third time in two days vetoed a Republican gun bill. Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed authorities to charge a person who's accused of wresting a gun away from someone else with aggravated assault. Brewer said taking someone's gun is already a felony offense.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - A man wanted for questioning in a fatal shooting was shot and killed by authorities in Goodyear this morning. Police say detectives confronted 26-year-old Jesus Chacon on outside a convenience store and fired when he reached for a weapon and ignored commands to put it down. Authorities believe he killed a 51-year-old man whose body was found last week near Buckeye.
PHOENIX (AP) - A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey Armato says that TSA officials have tentatively offered her $75,000, along with promises to retrain agents and clarify its guidelines on screening breast milk.
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