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  • PHOENIX— U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning about tainted romaine from Arizona,...

  • PHOENIX— U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning about tainted romaine from Arizona,...

  • PHOENIX _ Mobile Mini Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $14.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $133.1 million.

  • PHOENIX _ Western Alliance Bancorp on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $100.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 93 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $229.2 million.

  • PHOENIX— The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Kentucky public school employee Nema Brewer co-founded the KY120 United Facebook group that drew more than 40,000 members in a month. It started in West Virginia, where two teachers set up a private Facebook page last...

  • April 18- A Southwest Airlines airplane flying to Phoenix was forced to land at Nashville airport shortly after takeoff because of a bird strike, a Southwest spokesperson said on Wednesday. "The captain in command declared an emergency and safely landed the flight," the spokesperson said, adding that the aircraft had been taken out of service for maintenance...

  • Adelphi University took to Twitter in February to assure students publicly that participation in nonviolent protests wouldn't disqualify them from admission. Kristen Capezza, associate vice president for enrollment management at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. According to a database maintained by the National Association for College...

  • PHOENIX— A co-founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com who has been jailed for the last 10 days on charges of facilitating prostitution was released on a $1 million bond Monday as he awaits trial. At a brief hearing at a federal courthouse in Phoenix, James Larkin was ordered by Magistrate Judge John Boyle to put up two properties as surety on the...

  • PHOENIX, April 13- A co-founder of now-shuttered Backpage.com charged with helping mastermind a scheme to use the website to sell sex was freed from an Arizona jail on Friday after posting a $1 million bond secured by real estate. Lacey's release came one day after prosecutors announced that the website's chief executive, Carl Ferrer, 57, had pleaded guilty to...

  • Broadcom Inc., up $7.51 to $246.94. Marathon Oil Corp., up 53 cents to $18.16. Qualcomm Inc., up 53 cents to $55.73.

  • Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer will serve no more than five years in prison under a California agreement in which he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of money laundering in California. Also Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking. And a federal judge in Phoenix...

  • Magistrate Bridget Bade on Friday also ordered that Michael Lacey wear an electronic monitoring device, provide an accounting of his finances and refrain from exerting any control over the site. The hearing came a day after authorities revealed that Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in Arizona and state money...

  • Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer will serve no more than five years in prison under a California agreement in which he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of money laundering in California. Also Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking. And a federal judge in Phoenix...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc and Uber Technologies vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference. It is crucial that companies accurately outline limitations of automatic driving systems and the circumstances...

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month. A 49- year-old woman was killed after being hit by an Uber self-driving sports utility vehicle while...

  • PHOENIX— Prosecutors say the founders of the online classified advertising site Backpage.com should have to post bail, wear electronic monitors and detail their financial holdings if they want to be released from jail while facing dozens of counts of money laundering and facilitating prostitution. Michael Lacey and James Larson have been jailed since...

  • PHOENIX— The owners of the classified advertising site Backpage.com, who have already beaten some state charges in a separate California case, are now facing a federal indictment charging them with ignoring warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution. The charges against Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin include...

  • PHOENIX— The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The charges against Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin, along...

  • In the case decided Monday, plaintiff Aileen Rizo took a job as a math consultant in Fresno County in 2009 after working for several years in Arizona. The policy of the Fresno County superintendent of schools at the time was to add 5 percent to the previous salaries of all new hires. The policy was "gender-neutral, objective and effective in attracting qualified...

  • BEIJING— Four popular Chinese news apps have been temporarily removed from the Android store in China following an order from regulators to tighten control over the spread of information, state media reported Monday. Toutiao, Phoenix News, NetEase News and Tiantian Kuaibao suspended their downloading services before 3 p.m. on Monday, the Beijing Daily...