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Planned Parenthood and the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights have sued to block enactment of House Bill 2564 and Senate Bill 1175, which would enforce new laws in Arizona that impose restrictions on abortions. Among the restrictions would be a mandatory 24-hour waiting period to get an abortion and the right of health-care professionals to refuse to provide contraception...Phoenix police have released a 130-page report that details the investigation into the torture and killing of disabled Phoenix man Terry Neely. Angela Simpson confessed to the crime in a televised news interview, but has pleaded not guilty to Neely's murder...The owner of Valley business Kings World of Marble has gone on a hunger strike to protest the city's effort to relocate his business for the Phoenix Sky Train. All of the other businesses in the area, near 44th street and Washington, have moved. Owner Seamus King says he needs double the $1 million the city's offering for his relocation, and plans to stay on hunger strike "as long as it takes"...

A Scottsdale concert promoter is being sued by the Natrona County District Attorney's Office in Casper, Wyoming, after allegedly writing a $90,600 bad check to the Steve Miller Band for a November 2 show. The promoter, Robert Alfred Green, is accused of wiring concert funds into his account, then transferring them to another account before writing the bad check...A proposal by Mesa Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh that would ensure medical visitation rights for unmarried couples through a "domestic partner registry" has become the center of a debate. Those in opposition, like Gilbert-based Christian group Family Watch International, say the registry would provide protection for same-sex couples and unmarried couples living together...The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's ruling in a discrimination case against Scottsdale-based Go Daddy Group Inc. The case was filed on behalf of Youssef Bouamama, who says he was fired from the company in retaliation for his complaint of discrimination. Go Daddy Group Inc. says it is considering an appeal.  

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