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Judge OKs $15M settlement over rape of incapacitated woman

Jun. 15, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has approved a $15 million settlement against a doctor in a lawsuit by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was sexually assaulted and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center, marking the last of several deals to resolve legal claims over the rape. ...

1 person dead, 1 injured in fiery plane crash in Gila Bend

Jun. 15, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — One person was killed and another seriously injured after a small plane crashed and caught fire after taking off from Gila Bend Municipal Airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the...

Body of man who may have drowned in Salt River is recovered

Jun. 15, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The body of a man who may have drowned in the Salt River last weekend has been recovered, authorities said Monday. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials said the man was swimming with friends near Water Users Recreation Site in Tonto Basin around 2 p.m....

Arizona audit of 2020 election hits hand-count milestone

Jun. 14, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-led hand recount of ballots cast in Arizona’s most populous county hit a major milestone Monday when counters finished tallying all the regular ballots cast in November's presidential and U.S. Senate election, the Arizona Senate's liaison said. ...

Arizona Legislature to hold special wildfire funding session

Jun. 14, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature will convene in special session this week to consider adding $100 million in funding for fighting wildfires and to boost the amount of money available to clear hazardous brush and deal with the damage of flooding from fire-ravaged mountains. ...

Reginald Bolding joins race for Arizona Secretary of State

Jun. 14, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding announced Monday that he's running for Arizona Secretary of State. Bolding, a Democrat, has represented District 27 since 2015 and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2014. He's...

4 dead after head-on crash of big rig, car near Wickenburg

Jun. 14, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

WICKENBURG, Ariz. (AP) — Four people were killed and another seriously injured after a passenger car collided head-on with a big rig near Wickenburg early Monday, authorities said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the crash occurred about 12:30 a.m....

Laney scores 23, Liberty beat Mercury 85-83

Jun. 13, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Betnijah Laney had 23 points and 10 assists, and the New York Liberty held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-83 on Sunday. The Liberty (6-4) never trailed after taking a 12-11 lead in the first quarter and led by 16 in the first half. The Mercury (5-6)...

Police, TV station: Alabama news anchor dead

Jun. 13, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A veteran TV news anchor and former University of Alabama football player has died, police in Alabama and the station he worked for said. Christopher Sign's work “will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity,”...

Deadly wrong-way highway crashes continue to plague Arizona

Jun. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Cathy Hocking is not OK. The past four years of her life have been a waking nightmare rife with questions that have no answer. Every day ends with a struggle to fall asleep and begins with a fight for a reason to get out of bed. No...