Latest Arizona News

Greinke pitches Diamondbacks past Pirates 7-2

Jun. 23, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo had quite the dilemma when the game was stopped by rain for the second time in the middle of the fourth inning. When the showers subsided, Lovullo gave the ball back to Zack Greinke, and the ace right-hander delivered. Greinke pitched six scoreless innings,...

Wisconsin man headed to Arizona for new trial in son's death

Jun. 23, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man will voluntarily return to Arizona to be re-tried on allegations he killed his son in 2004. Authorities say 51-year-old Jeffrey Martinson, of La Crosse, agreed Friday to waive extradition. He will be transported to Maricopa County in Arizona. Martinson is accused of...

Latino leaders question Census head over citizenship query

Jun. 23, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, denouncing it as a purely political move. Members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...

The Latest: Latino leaders oppose Census citizenship query

Jun. 23, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a conference of Latino elected leaders on adding a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau in Phoenix on Saturday over the proposed addition of a...

Phoenix dropped from IndyCar's 2019 schedule

Jun. 23, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The IndyCar series won't return to ISM Raceway in 2019, ending a three-year run at the track in the Phoenix suburbs. IndyCar said attendance at the oval in Avondale, Arizona, was disappointing despite "considerable investment" by the open-wheel series and track organizers. The...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

Jun. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National...

Moore, Lynx end Mercury's 8-game win streak, 83-72

Jun. 23, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maya Moore scored 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Phoenix 83-72 on Friday night to end the Mercury's eight-game winning streak. Lindsay Whalen added 15 points for Minnesota (6-6), Seimone Augustus had 14, and Sylvia Fowles finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The defending champion...

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Jun. 22, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Immigration and...

Arizona's prisons boss found in contempt over inmate care

Jun. 22, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Friday found Arizona's prisons chief to be in civil contempt of court and fined the state $1.4 million for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates. The decision involving Corrections Director Charles Ryan stems from the state's acknowledged failure to follow through...

The Latest: Governor calls contempt ruling unjustified

Jun. 22, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a contempt of court ruling against the Arizona prisons chief for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey's office says a contempt of court ruling against Arizona's prison director for failing to adequately improve...