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Dozens of tourists rescued while hiking in Arizona heat

Aug. 23, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of members of an out-of-state hiking group had to be rescued after they tried climbing a mountain trail near metro Phoenix in sweltering temperatures, authorities said Friday. Forty-four people had to be helped off the trail near Apache Junction, including two by...

Ex-pitcher says he's interested in running for House seat

Aug. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — If former major league pitcher Curt Schilling runs for Congress in Arizona, he said it might be for Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran's seat. Schilling announced last week that he's thinking about a bid for a U.S. House seat, and he has reached out to the Arizona Republican Party, the...

Jury awards $3M to fired Planned Parenthood Arizona worker

Aug. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who worked for the organization for more than 15...

Diamondbacks score 3 in 8th to rally past Rockies, 5-3

Aug. 20, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly is looking more and more like the big-hitting catcher the Arizona Diamondbacks have sought for some time. Kelly's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning was part of a three-run rally that sent the Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. "When you...

Mercury guard Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play

Aug. 19, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been medically cleared to play after missing most of the season with a back injury. The team said Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will be activated and serve a one-game suspension during Tuesday's game. She was suspended after leaving...

D-backs avoid sweep, top Giants in Bochy's Arizona farewell

Aug. 18, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks desperately needed a win to avoid falling further behind in the race for a National League wild-card berth, and a pitcher who hadn't won at home in 2 1/2 months delivered. Merrill Kelly held the San Francisco Giants to one run in 5 2/3 innings, and the Diamondbacks...

Bonner has 30 points, 10 rebounds; Mercury beat Liberty

Aug. 18, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 78-72 on Sunday, extending the Liberty's losing streak to eight games. Leilani Mitchell scored 17 points, and Yvonne Turner added 13 for Phoenix (13-13), which was...

2 shuttered Arizona shelters for immigrant kids could reopen

Aug. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The nation's largest provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter last year because of issues with employee background checks and allegations of abuse. Southwest Key filed applications to reopen a downtown...

Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...

Phoenix looks to be next big city with citizen police review

Aug. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of people, mostly African Americans, huddled around tables scattered across a church gymnasium on a recent evening, discussing past run-ins with Phoenix police officers and ways to hold them accountable. In a city still stinging from a video of officers pointing guns and cursing at a...