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FILE - This Nov. 9, 2009, file photo shows the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M. The announcement that a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation would close several years earlier than expected came as no surprise. Still, it's a major blow to an area where coal plants have been a mainstay of the economy for decades. Arizona Public Service Co., plans to shutter the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington, N. M., in 2031 when its coal contract expires rather than wait until 2038. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Coal industry on Navajo Nation could end with plant closure

Jan. 23, 2020 6:09 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The closure of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation sooner than expected will be a major blow to a region where coal has been a mainstay of the economy for decades. Arizona Public Service Co. now plans to shutter the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington, New Mexico, in...

A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children after they were found dead inside the family home at this location Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Children's aunt says she was home when they were suffocated

Jan. 23, 2020 5:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of suffocating her three young children never appeared to be a danger to them, according to an aunt who was in the house at the time of the killings. Pearl Rebolledo Velazco, the children's great-aunt, spoke at length at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night outside the...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives as Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

In tight race, Suns' Booker pushes into All-Star discussion

Jan. 23, 2020 5:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker has produced the kind of all-around numbers for the past few seasons that suggest he should be an NBA All-Star. He usually commands the respect of opposing defenses like an All-Star. His teammates and coach believe there is no doubt that he's an All-Star. Yet the fifth-year...

Arizona driver gets prison term in deaths of 4 pedestrians

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A driver accused in the deaths of four pedestrians near Phoenix in 2018 has been sentenced to six years in prison. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Alex Bashaw pleaded guilty to four counts of negligent homicide and is serving his prison sentence in Yuma. Court records show a...

Fire during Prescott ground test damages all-electric plane

Jan. 23, 2020 4:44 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An all-electric plane has been damaged after catching fire at the Prescott Regional Airport while doing ground testing. The Prescott Fire Department was on standby for the planned test Wednesday night and quickly extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported, but The Daily...

Phoenix police: Dead body found on South Mountain identified

Jan. 23, 2020 4:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a dead body found on a South Mountain hiking trail has been identified. They say a hiker discovered the body of a man Wednesday morning while on the Geronimo hiking trail. Police announced Thursday that the body of 35-year-old Douglas Hertel was on the mountain for...

Top Arizona court: Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos

Jan. 23, 2020 2:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman can't use her frozen embryos to have a baby over opposition from her ex-husband under terms of the contract they signed with a fertility clinic, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The high court ruling ends a case that drew support from social conservative groups for the...

Republican Rep. Matt Shea speaks at a gun-rights rally, where many gathered in support of the embattled lawmaker, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Shea was suspended from the Republican caucus in the wake of a December report that found he was involved in anti-government activities and several lawmakers have called on him to resign, something he says he will not do. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Controversial Washington lawmaker spreads views across West

Jan. 23, 2020 12:35 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker whose actions surrounding an armed standoff with federal agents were dubbed “domestic terrorism” in a recent report has for years been spreading his anti-government views to other Western states. Republican Rep. Matt Shea is a co-founder of...

Arizona unemployment rate slips to 4.6% in December

Jan. 23, 2020 12:35 PM EST

Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.6% in December, down from 4.7% in November as the state's economy added 6,500 nonfarm jobs. The month-to-month jobs increase was higher than the 10-year average gain of 4,500 jobs in December, the Arizona Commerce Authority reported Thursday. The...

Report: Phoenix fire truck was speeding before deadly crash

Jan. 23, 2020 12:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix Fire Department engine involved in a fatal accident was speeding just before the collision, a new report said. The Phoenix Police Department report said the fire engine was going 69 mph (111 kph) in an area where the posted speed limit was 40 mph (64 kph), KTVK-TV reported ...