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Jones' bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Apr. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Jones managed to lay off a couple of pitches he wanted to swing at before settling in against Jesse Biddle. Biddle couldn't find the strike zone, and Jones won the battle. "Obviously we've got scouting reports that say, 'Make him throw strikes, make him throw strikes,' " Jones said. "I...

Arizona latest state to shield lottery winners' names

Apr. 17, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public. The move comes as privacy concerns...

California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

Apr. 17, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, on Tuesday sued a...

Yuma declares state of emergency over migrant families

Apr. 17, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The mayor of Yuma, Arizona, has declared a symbolic "state of emergency" to deal with the number of families being released from Border Patrol custody into the city. Douglas Nicholls said Tuesday that he hoped not to get to this point but that organizations helping immigrant families...

Couple accused of forcing day laborer into sex at gunpoint

Apr. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix couple are accused of forcing a Mexican day laborer into sex at gunpoint and filming another encounter to blackmail him. Jorge Murrieta, 45, and Brenda Acuna-Aguero, 39, were arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault, aggravated assault and unlawful recording of a person,...

Arizona woman indicted in deaths of twin grandsons

Apr. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her twin 8-year-old autistic grandsons has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. Dorothy Lee Flood, 55, will be arraigned April 23 for the deaths of Jaden and Jorden Webb, who were found shot...

Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

Apr. 16, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Colorado River drought contingency plan aims to keep two key reservoirs, Lakes Powell and Mead, from falling so low they cannot...

Families from Central America surrender at border in Arizona

Apr. 16, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say 360 migrants — mostly families from Central America — have surrendered to agents in Arizona. Border Patrol camera operators spotted the group Tuesday after buses arrived south of the border about 14 miles west of the Port of Lukeville....

Husband of US soldier deported to Mexico, then allowed back

Apr. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The husband of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was deported to Mexico last week and then allowed back to Arizona after the move sparked outrage. The Arizona Republic first reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 30-year-old Jose Gonzalez Carranza last week....

John MacLeod, longtime Phoenix Suns coach, dies at 81

Apr. 15, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod's son, Matt, confirmed his father's death Sunday to The Associated Press. The elder MacLeod fought Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. MacLeod is the winningest coach in...