Arizona

2 U.S. Marines killed in Arizona helicopter crash

Helicopter
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The U.S. Marine Corps said Sunday that 2 pilots were killed after their helicopter crashed in Yuma, Arizona, during a routine training mission.

Details: The armed force branch said in a statement that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation, and that the names of the deceased will be withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.

4 women convicted of entering refuge to leave water for migrants

The Cabeza Prieta refuge in Arizona. Photo: Caitlin O'Hara/Getty Images

Four women from the No More Deaths advocacy group were convicted on misdemeanor charges Friday for entering a national wildlife refuge without permits to provide life-saving aid to migrants crossing the Arizona border with Mexico, AP reports.

The big picture: Judge Bernardo Velasco's decision was the first conviction of humanitarian volunteers in a decade, according AP. The women — Natalie Hoffman, Zaachila Orozco-McCormick, Oona Holcomb and Madeline Huse — were attempting to leave water and food for migrants traveling through the Cabeza Prieta refuge.