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Amazing Amy changing lives on and off the course

Sep. 20, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...

Federal agency transfers ownership of Udall Park to Tucson

Sep. 19, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Udall Park in Tucson is now city property. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it transferred ownership of the 173-acre (70-hectare) park on Tucson's east side last month to carry out federal legislation approved by Congress. The Bureau of Land Management in 1989 granted the city a...

Phoenix man arrested in stabbing death following argument

Sep. 19, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man is in jail after police say he stabbed another man to death. Police spokesman Luis Samudio said Thursday that 36-year-old Raven Mokuau has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder. He is accused of killing 49-year-old Jose Carlos Valencia. Samudio says their altercation...

Jury awards $4.9M to women over alleged Sedona spa assaults

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have awarded nearly $5 million to two women who say they were sexually assaulted during massages at a Sedona spa in 2016. The women filed a lawsuit, alleging they suffered physical, emotional and psychological trauma after receiving massages from Aaron Frank Orrico. The 48-year-old...

Phoenix man gets prison for extorting nude photos from girls

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man accused of threatening nearly a dozen young Tempe girls in order to get nude photos of them has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison. Maricopa County prosecutors say 25-year-old Jarre Edward Bjelic was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of theft by...

Former fugitive couple plead not guilty to Arizona killing

Sep. 19, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A couple arrested after a 16-day escape from extradition to southern Arizona to face charges in a Tucson murder pleaded not guilty in the case Thursday. Blane Barksdale, 56, and his 59-year-old wife, Susan Barksdale, had a video arraignment in Pima County Superior Court. The couple is...

Arizona family searches for missing Camp Pendleton Marine

Sep. 19, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family is searching for a U.S. Marine who left for Camp Pendleton on Monday but never arrived at the base outside San Diego. Lance Cpl. Job Wallace, 20, was last seen leaving a friend's house in Surprise, Arizona, between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Monday, his mother, Stacy Wallace, said. He...

Dolphins-Cowboys Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (0-2) at DALLAS (2-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 20 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dolphins 0-2, Cowboys 2-0 SERIES RECORD — Tied 7-7 LAST MEETING — Cowboys 24, Dolphins 14, Nov. 22, 2015 LAST WEEK — Dolphins lost to Patriots, 43-0; Cowboys beat Redskins, 31-21...

Prescott, sizzling Cowboys huge favorites vs dismal Dolphins

Sep. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are off to a hot start that has them looking like the playoff contenders they figured to be as long as Ezekiel Elliott's preseason-long holdout ended in time, which it did. The Miami Dolphins are dealing with the latest "elephant in the room"...

No. 24 Arizona State and Colorado open Pac-12 play

Sep. 19, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

Colorado (2-1) at No. 24 Arizona State (3-0), Saturday at 10 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network). Line: Arizona State by 8 1/2. Series record: Arizona State leads 8-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Arizona State looks to avoid a letdown after beating then-No. 18 Michigan State and entering the AP poll for the first time this season....