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  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Judge sets date to hear Medicaid plan lawsuit Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    PHOENIX— A judge will hear arguments July 10 on whether the main funding source for Arizona's Medicaid expansion was legally enacted. Jan Brewer's Medicaid plan a severe blow by allowing a lawsuit challenging the plan to proceed. Republicans who control the Legislature argue the assessment in the 2013 law expanding Medicaid to about 300,000 poor Arizonans...

  • Correction: Earns-LHC Group story Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    LAFAYETTE, La.— In a Feb. 26 story about the financial results of LHC Group Inc., The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company missed Wall Street profit expectations. LHC Group beats 4 Q net income, revenue forecasts. LAFAYETTE, La.— LHC Group Inc. on Wednesday...

  • PHOENIX— Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that he must report to the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution by Friday.

  • TULALIP, Wash.— The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution— if not silence or opposition— from many tribes. Representatives of about 75 tribes from around the country converged on the Tulalip Indian Tribes' resort and casino...

  • Mueller's family said in an interview on NBC's "Today" that U.S. government policies were contradictory and prevented the 26- year-old from Prescott, Arizona, from being rescued. James Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012 and executed in August 2014. The Foleys were joined at the forum by Terry Anderson, a former Associated Press correspondent who was...

  • SIEM REAP, Cambodia— Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction— the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat— is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites. "Angkor Wat is the most famous sacred... temple in Cambodia, where everyone— not only...

  • House gives initial OK to new loans from payday lenders Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:04 PM ET

    PHOENIX— The Arizona House gave initial approval Thursday to a bill allowing payday lenders to offer a new product after they were barred from operating in the state under a 2008 voter initiative. Debbie McCune Davis, D- Phoenix, said House Bill 2611 gives "predatory lenders" the green light to return to Arizona. "The community has been pretty clear in raising...

  • Spirit Realty reports 4Q results Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    The real estate investment trust, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it had funds from operations of $84.4 million, or 21 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 21 cents per share. Analysts expected $152.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • A V Homes posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ A V Homes Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Scottsdale, Arizona- based company said it had net income of 7 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $1.9 million, or 9 cents per share.

  • Inventure Foods posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Inventure Foods Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.4 million. Inventure Foods shares have dropped 21 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Inventure Foods, Earnings Report.

  • Store Capital reports 4Q results Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Store Capital Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Scottsdale, Arizona- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $30.9 million, or 32 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations...

  • Taser misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Taser International Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Analysts expected $42.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • Magellan Health beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Magellan Health Services Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $21.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Magellan Health expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.33 to $3.79 per share, with revenue in the range of $4.25 billion to $4.49...

  • LHC misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    LAFAYETTE, La. _ LHC Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. The entry-level homebuilder in the Texas, Arizona, Florida and Georgia markets posted revenue of $193.4 million in the period, also surpassing Street...

  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:29 AM ET

    Alex Juarez, a spokesman for Internet service provider CenturyLink, said the problem was first reported around noon Wednesday, with customer complaints pouring in from an area extending from the northern edges of Phoenix to cities like Flagstaff, Prescott, Page and Sedona. CenturyLink blamed vandalism, and police are investigating. The severed CenturyLink-...

  • Businesses couldn't process credit card transactions, ATMs didn't function, law enforcement databases were unavailable, and even weather reports were affected in an area stretching from north of Phoenix to Flagstaff, about 100 miles away. CenturyLink spokesman Alex Juarez said the problem was first reported around noon. Phoenix police said CenturyLink...

  • Sprouts Farmers beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $17.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. Analysts expected $721.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Second golden eagle in 3 years killed at Nevada wind farm Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Dan Balduini said Wednesday he couldn't speculate about how the agency might respond after the second golden eagle in three years was found dead Feb. 9 at Spring Valley Wind Energy. Pattern Energy owns the facility in White Pine County, about 250 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Rene Braud, Pattern Energy's director of...

  • PHOENIX— Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight— a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico. News outlets in Arizona reported that residents in Phoenix, Tucson, Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff reported seeing the cloud. The rocket was provided under a Department of...