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Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement

Oct. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona quietly suspended plans to require about 120,000 people to work, volunteer or go to school to receive Medicaid benefits, as courts have taken a dim view of similar mandates in other states. The decision is another setback to efforts by President Donald Trump and his allies in many...

7 more Arizona men accused of seeking sex with minors

Oct. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A state grand jury has indicted seven more Arizona men in connection with an online undercover operation aimed at identifying people trying to meet minors for sex. State prosecutors say the men all are accused of soliciting sex from undercover agents who were posing as minors on various...

USC RB Stepp needs ankle surgery, out up to 5 weeks

Oct. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California running back Markese Stepp needs surgery and could miss up to five weeks due to an ankle injury suffered against Arizona last weekend. Trojans coach Clay Helton said Monday that Stepp will need surgery to repair a torn ligament and is out at least three weeks. Stepp,...

1 dead after head-on crash on Gila River Indian Community

Oct. 21, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead after a head-on car crash west of Phoenix that involved a deputy from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The deputy was taken to a hospital Monday with unspecified injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, but authorities say one person in the...

Governor orders flags lowered to honor fallen Peoria soldier

Oct. 21, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset Tuesday in honor of a fallen soldier from Peoria. U.S. Army Private First Class Antonio Garcia died Sunday morning during a training accident at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Garcia...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump "most afraid" of Schiff

Oct. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 7:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are "afraid" of the chief impeachment investigator, following a failed effort to censure him. Pelosi said "the GOP has not even tried...

Prescott police: Sex offender is accused of assaulting girl

Oct. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a Prescott man who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl last week is a registered sex offender. They say 36-year-old David Littlehale is being held in the Yavapai County Jail and additional charges may be forthcoming from county prosecutors. Prescott...

Flagstaff police arrest man suspected of arson at a Walmart

Oct. 21, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Flagstaff have arrested a man suspected of deliberately setting a fire at a Walmart store. They announced Monday that Cody Yazzie has been arrested on suspicion of arson. He's also accused of endangerment, giving false information to law enforcement and two drug charges...

Cardinals' defense clicking through 7 games

Oct. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Cardinals' offense is still trying to find its way after a day of taking bite-sized yardage chunks just outside the Big Apple. Arizona's defense appears to be in top form after devouring the New York Giants. The Cardinals' voracious defense made up for their inconsistent offense in...

Baby weighing less than 1 pound at birth to leave hospital

Oct. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A baby weighing less than one pound when she was born nearly five months ago is being released Monday from a Phoenix hospital. The girl was born 15 weeks premature, underwent a surgery to address a heart defect and now weighs seven pounds. She didn't suffer brain bleeds or blindness due to...