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Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh VanMeter (19) celebrates his three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies with David Peralta (6) during the third inning during the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

D-backs sweep doubleheader, beat Rockies in 11-5 in nightcap

Sep. 26, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh VanMeter hit a three-run homer, David Peralta and Tim Locastro both had three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 Friday night to sweep a doubleheader. The Diamondbacks have won four straight games on their homestand. Zac Gallen struck out a career-high 10...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

FILE - This March 26, 2019, file photo, shows a bathtub ring of light minerals showing the high water mark of the reservoir which has shrunk to its lowest point on the Colorado River, as seen from the Hoover Dam, Ariz. Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah. In a joint letter Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, water officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming urged the U.S. government to halt the approval process for the project, which would bring water 140 miles (225 km) from Lake Powell in northern Arizona to the growing area surrounding St. George, Utah.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

Utah asks US to delay decision on tapping Colorado River

Sep. 25, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Facing opposition from six states that rely on the Colorado River for water for their cities and farms, Utah asked the federal government to delay a fast-track approval process for building an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water to the southwest part...

Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

Ex-Backpage execs want judge in their criminal case recused

Sep. 24, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former executives of Backpage.com are seeking the recusal of the federal judge presiding over a criminal case in which they are accused of knowingly publishing ads for sexual services, arguing that statements made by the judge’s husband, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, about...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is pulled down by Washington Football Team inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Murray maturing fast as rolling Cardinals host winless Lions

Sep. 24, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has an intriguing personality, mixing introverted tendencies with supreme confidence that has helped Arizona push to a 2-0 start for the first time in five years. Teammates love that the soft-spoken Murray works hard and is humble. They also love...

Undefeated Cardinals try to keep rolling vs. winless Lions

Sep. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (0-2) at ARIZONA (2-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Cardinals by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 0-2, Cardinals 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 33-28-6 LAST MEETING — Cardinals and Lions tied 27-27 on Sept. 8, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. LAST WEEK — Lions lost...

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, the morning after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP Explains: What's next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

Sep. 24, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in uncharted political terrain. There's no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Wyatt Mathisen celebrates his two run home run as Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Rookie Mathisen hits 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rangers 7-3

Sep. 23, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Wyatt Mathisen hit his first two career homers, fellow rookie Daulton Varsho knocked in the go-ahead run with a triple, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks trailed 3-1 going into the sixth but rallied for a...

Black man held at gunpoint by Arizona officer seeks $2.5M

Sep. 23, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Black man filed a $2.5 million claim Wednesday against the Arizona city of Tempe after a police officer held him at gunpoint while looking for a white suspect at a hotel. The claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — was filed by hotel employee Trevonyae Cumpian stemming from his...