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Pilot using a backpack-style paramotor device dies when small aircraft crashes south of Phoenix

Apr. 14, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot flying solo and using a backpack-style paramotor device died Sunday when the small aircraft crashed in the city of Maricopa, authorities said. A city spokesman said the crash occurred around 7 a.m. about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the Ak-Chin...

Coyotes sale to Utah Jazz owner expected next week, Arizona to get expansion team, AP source says

Apr. 13, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

TEMPE. Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes will likely be sold to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith shortly after the team's final game and will include a provision guaranteeing current owner Alex Meruelo an expansion team if a new arena is built within five years, a person with knowledge of the deal told...

Rudy Gobert's big night lifts Timberwolves past Hawks and into a first-place tie in the West

Apr. 12, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 25 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks to help the Minnesota Timberwolves defeat the Atlanta Hawks 109-106 on Friday night and move into a three-way tie for first place in the Western Conference. Minnesota is even with Denver and Oklahoma City...

Preparations are being made for a potential NHL team in Salt Lake City

Apr. 10, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

Preparations are being made behind the scenes and in the public eye in case an NHL team is in Salt Lake City sooner than later, perhaps as early as this fall. After prospective owner Ryan Smith earlier this week solicited suggestionsfor a team name, word emerged Wednesday that the...

Biden administration announces $6.6 billion to ensure leading-edge microchips are built in the US

Apr. 08, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Biden administration pledged on Monday to provide up to $6.6 billion so that a Taiwanese semiconductor giant can expand the facilities it is already building in Arizona and better ensure that the most-advanced microchips are produced domestically for the first time. ...

Federal investigation begins of fatal Florida crane collapse; bridge reopens

Apr. 05, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal job safety officials began their investigation Friday into the collapse of a crane in downtown Fort Lauderdale that killed one worker, injured three people and left morning traffic snarled. Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health...

Coyotes say they're committing to winning a land auction to build an arena in Phoenix

Apr. 04, 2024 23:39 PM EDT

The Arizona Coyotes said Thursday night they’re committed to win a land auction that could pave the way for the NHL club to remain in the Phoenix area after years of arena uncertainty. The team hopes to buy the 110-acre (445,154 square meter) plot of land on Northwest corner of...

Phoenix gets measurable rainfall on Easter Sunday for the first time in 25 years.

Mar. 31, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For the first time since 1999, Phoenix had measurable rainfall on Easter Sunday. National Weather Service meteorologists also said Phoenix set a new daily rainfall record for March 31 with 0.28 inches, reaching that mark before noon Sunday. That topped...

Chandler Smith wins spring NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway for the second year in a row

Mar. 30, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chandler Smith took the lead with 59 laps to go Saturday and won the spring NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway for the second year in a row. Smith led a 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing — the seventh time the organization has done it — with...

Timberwolves beat Pistons 106-91 to hit 50-win mark for 5th time in franchise's 35 seasons

Mar. 28, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Naz Reid had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jaden McDaniels added 20 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves overcome a sluggish start Wednesday night to beat the NBA -worst Detroit Pistons 106-91. Rudy Gobert had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Kyle Anderson...