Top News & Analysis Arizona

  • *G-Resources, latest miner to be hit by protests, halts operations. *Indonesia gold output seen to fall in 2012, but to recover to 2011 level in 2013.

  • LAS VEGAS-- It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.

  • TEMPE, Ariz.-- Mobile Mini says Chairman, President and CEO Steven Bunger will step down from those posts at the end of the year. Bunger has worked at Mobile Mini since 1983 and served in various roles. Mobile Mini Inc., which is based in Tempe, Ariz., says a new CEO is expected to be in place when Bunger departs or shortly after that.

  • Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state's large foreign-born population. They said signing those bills could have further distinguished California as immigrant-friendly compared to states such as Arizona and Alabama, which have been cracking down on illegal immigration.

  • CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain. Housing prices are rising in most areas, according to CoreLogic.

  • NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's said Monday specialty pet retailer PetSmart Inc. will join the benchmark S&P 500 index after the close of trade Thursday, replacing Sunoco Inc. which is being acquired by Energy Transfer Partners LP. Cabela's Inc., a specialty retailer of hunting and fishing gear, will move from the SmallCap 600 to the MidCap 400, replacing PetSmart.

  • Oct 1- Leap Wireless International Inc:. *Savary Island and T-Mobile USA close spectrum exchanges. *Says Leap adds spectrum in Phoenix and Houston.

  • The most popular motorsports series in Mexico will make its U.S. debut next season at Phoenix International Raceway. The NASCAR Toyota Series will run at Phoenix on March 1 in conjunction with the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and K&N West Series. NASCAR and PIR officials will hold a Tuesday news conference in Phoenix.

  • --U.S. pool supply retailer Leslie's Poolmart Inc. is refinancing its existing term loan and paying a dividend to shareholders. --We are assigning a' B' issue-level rating to the company's proposed seven-year $575 million term loan.

  • PHOENIX-- A proposed Curis Resources copper mine near Florence, Ariz. has been granted a permit to inject sulfuric acid deep underground to leach the metal from the surrounding rock. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit on Friday.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D- Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy.

  • Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

  • Oct 1- General Motors Co is recalling about 41,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars in the United States because of concerns that a defective plastic part might cause a fuel leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • CLEVELAND-- A former fugitive suspected of running a $100 million cross-country scam collecting donations for Navy veterans has been identified as a Harvard- trained attorney wanted on unrelated fraud charges since 1987, authorities said Monday.

  • Oct 1- Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co:. *Funds $1.8 million acquisition of a corporately owned Buffalo Wild Wings. *Says property is leased to Buffalo Wild Wings for an initial term of 15 years.

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    For some of the most exclusive addresses, there are distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. Check out this list of multimillion dollar homes with big surprises, courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

  • People walk past a poster of the new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' outside a theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 20, 2012. A masked attacker gunned down dozens of US moviegoers at the packed premiere of a Batman movie on Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 58.

    At least three men have been arrested for making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of the deadly mass shooting n Colorado.

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