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Diamondbacks rally from 6-run deficit to beat Padres 7-6

Jun. 29, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona had two batters hit by pitches with the bases loaded in the same game for the first time in team history — in consecutive plate appearances, no less. San Diego escaped a big jam, thanks in large part to a double play that went from the second baseman to...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Ducey OKs $18B budget upping school, infrastructure spending

Jun. 28, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed into law his eighth and final state budget, an $18 billion spending plan that uses a record surplus to invest in education and infrastructure while lowering state debt and preparing for an economic downturn. The massive...

Salmon drops out of GOP primary race for Arizona governor

Jun. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for Arizona governor Tuesday, a move that comes a week before early ballots are mailed out and leaves just two top contenders in the GOP contest. Salmon was widely seen as trailing...

Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy shot; Suspect is barricaded

Jun. 28, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — A Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded Tuesday and the incident then turned into a barricade situation, according to authorities. Sheriff’s officials said the shooting occurred around 1:30 p.m., but there was no immediate word on the...

Fire restrictions now lifted in 2 northern Arizona forests

Jun. 28, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fire restrictions have been lifted in the Coconino National Forest, Kaibab National Forest and other public land in Coconino County. As of noon Tuesday, Kaibab lifted all fire restrictions including the area closure on Bill Williams Mountain. ...

'Silicon Heartland' boon for Ohio, but families mourn homes

Jun. 28, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio, it didn't sit well with Tressie Corsi. The 85-year-old woman has lived on 7 acres of that land since she...

Taurasi makes seven 3-pointers, Phoenix beats Indiana 83-71

Jun. 28, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 27 points with a season-high seven 3-pointers, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 83-71 on Monday night. Taurasi made three 3-pointers in the opening four minutes and finished 7 of 15 from distance...

Fencing rings Arizona Capitol after days of Roe protests

Jun. 27, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Capitol was ringed with a double barrier of fencing with concertina wire strung between the barriers Monday after three straight nights of protests prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling overturning women's constitutional right to abortion left some memorials...

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and...