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Reese has 19 points, 17 boards in No. 20 Arizona women's win

Dec. 7, 2019 5:16 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Cate Reese scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds to help No. 20 Arizona stay undefeated with a 54-43 win over UTEP on Saturday. Arizona (9-0) outscored UTEP 12-3 in the second quarter to lead 33-17 at the half and extended to its largest lead at 47-28 late in...

No. 18 Baylor beats No. 12 Arizona 63-58 in freebie for fans

Dec. 7, 2019 4:12 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague heard the crowd with No. 18 Baylor at home and tipping off about the same time the Bears' football team started the Big 12 championship game 100 miles north of campus. It wasn't hard for the sophomore guard to figure out which squad many of those fans were there to watch:...

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

Dec. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public...

Sheriff's office: Exposure suspected in couple's deaths

Dec. 7, 2019 2:11 PM EST

ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) — Exposure is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found Friday in snow along a road in rural Arizona where a major wintry storm hit a week ago, authorities said Saturday. “It is possible snow kept their bodies from view for a period of time," the...

Pens ride Jarry to 2-0 win over Coyotes in Kessel's return

Dec. 6, 2019 10:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel drank in the moment in the most Phil Kessel way. He tried to avoid it. Yet as the standing ovation the Arizona Coyotes forward received in his return to Pittsburgh wore on Friday night, the mercurial forward who helped the Penguins to a pair of Stanley Cups couldn't escape it...

Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a Trump...

Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor battleship

Dec. 6, 2019 12:51 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98...

Booker scores season-high 44 points, Suns outlast Pelicans

Dec. 6, 2019 12:10 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Monty Williams was able to celebrate a victory in an emotional return to New Orleans. The former New Orleans coach guided the Phoenix Suns to a 139-132 overtime victory over the Pelicans on Thursday night. Devin Booker broke out of a perimeter-shooting slump, scoring 21 of his...

Kessel scores twice, leads Coyotes past Flyers 3-1

Dec. 5, 2019 10:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Kessel has overcome a slow start and is headed in the right direction for the Arizona Coyotes. Kessel scored two goals to lead the Coyotes to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves and Conor Garland also scored for the Coyotes, who...

Education Secretary pushes school vouchers at Arizona event

Dec. 5, 2019 3:18 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday touted her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students, telling a room of supportive parents and lobbyists that it would improve the quality of education. DeVos praised Arizona's devotion to school choice programs...