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Phoenix firm to pay ex-worker $54,000 for racial harassment

Oct. 16, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a Phoenix moving company must pay $54,000 and issue a written apology to an African American former employee subjected to racial harassment at work. The federal agency said Tuesday its lawsuit against Arizona Discount Movers was resolved...

Ex-Phoenix tax preparer fined, on probation for fake returns

Oct. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former tax preparer in Phoenix has been fined $11,000 and sentenced to three years of probation for preparing false income tax returns. State prosecutors say seven taxpayers were unaware that tax preparer Karen Hernandez had included false information on their returns. The Arizona...

Phoenix police: Man who died in custody had meth in system

Oct. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a man who died at a Phoenix hospital after being taken into custody following a scuffle at a convenience store had methamphetamine in his system. They say a review of the Oct. 6 incident shows only handcuffs were used to take 49-year-old Alexander Brown into custody and no...

Schilling won't run for Arizona congressional seat

Oct. 15, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's decided not to run for Congress. Schilling told a Phoenix sports radio station Tuesday that he decided not to run because of "things that have been said and done" to his wife and children since he announced he was thinking about...

Lawyer says Arizona official miscast as human smuggler

Oct. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler. Attorney Matt Long said Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen cares deeply for the mothers from the Marshall Islands...

Hearing examines video that wasn't disclosed in terror case

Oct. 15, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Surveillance video taken on the day that two Phoenix men left for suburban Dallas to attack a 2015 Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest shows them in religious clothing, one of the men with a handgun on his hip and both carrying unspecified objects out of their apartment, an FBI agent has...

Phoenix police ID man fatally stabbed in roommate dispute

Oct. 15, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing. Sgt. Vince Lewis said Tuesday that the man who was stabbed after a dispute between roommates has been identified as 35-year-old Bryan Geasa. According to authorities, officers responded Monday morning to a home on the city's west...

Suns push for improvement, build around Booker-Ayton core

Oct. 15, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker says a busy offseason for the Phoenix Suns is proof the franchise is serious about ending a playoff drought that's approaching a decade. Booker and last year's No. 1 overall pick, Deandre Ayton, comprise the team's promising young core and the Suns hope they can grow into a pair...

Franchise players? NBA sophomore class full of rising stars

Oct. 15, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

Deandre Ayton strolled around the practice court, talking and laughing with coaches and teammates following a two-hour workout with the Phoenix Suns. It is clear he is comfortable operating in lofty surroundings, even on a morning in the mountains of Flagstaff, despite a sign on the wall that warned of the...

Phoenix police arrest 3 in connection with a fatal stabbing

Oct. 14, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say three people have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing last week. They say 23-year-old Isaac Clark and two male friends were in a city park around 1 a.m. Wednesday when they heard a vehicle being damaged. They say the vehicle belonged to one of Clark's...