AZ approves new rules for emergency substitute teachers; Ducey wasn't told about plans for fake AZ electors; 10 unique pasta dishes

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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Arizona substitute teachers will be able to teach twice as long in the classroom with emergency credentials and stay longer in each classroom or school district under new rules passed by the state board Monday.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he first learned about a strategy to create an illegitimate slate of Trump-loyal electors for the state from public reports.

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Today, you can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 69 degrees. Clear at night, with a low near 42 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

Today in history

  • On this date in 1860, the Tucson-Fort Buchanan stage was washed downstream near Tubac in the Santa Cruz River during a violent flood. Horses and baggage were saved, but the mail was delayed for 24 hours.

  • In 1906, Flagstaff schools were closed because of an earthquake.

  • In 1934, John Dillinger was captured with three of his gang in a house in Tucson by police who seized handguns, submachine guns and a bulletproof vest.

  • In 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original positions.

  • In 2004, NASA’s Opportunity rover zipped its first pictures of Mars to Earth, showing a surface smooth and dark red in some places, and strewn with fragmented slabs of light bedrock in others.

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