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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...

'I've got one!' Hunting neon scorpions in the Arizona desert

Sep. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

LOST DUTCHMAN STATE PARK, Arizona (AP) — As the setting sun left a yellow tinge on dirt-colored cactuses as far as the eye could see, park ranger Anna Roberts gave us a lesson on what we were about to hunt. "Scorpions know they will not kill us because we are much larger," said Roberts, explaining that the...

US court: Media should be able to hear Arizona executions,

Sep. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Journalists are entitled to hear and not just see the entire process of executing condemned inmates in Arizona, a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday in a ruling that criticized Arizona's "checkered past with executions." In the case stemming from what a lawyer called a botched execution, the...

Arizona artists win suit over same-sex wedding invitations

Sep. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 4-3 decision reversed...

Phoenix to become most populous US city to drop library fees

Sep. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix residents with overdue library books might want to wait a bit before bringing back their borrowed copies of the current best sellers. Starting in November, Phoenix's public library system will join a growing number of libraries around the United States that have dropped overdue book...

Tip leads to arrest of 2 who escaped prison van last month

Sep. 12, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sixteen days of chasing countless leads about husband and wife fugitives who escaped a prison transport van taking them to face allegations of killing a man ended when a tip led authorities to a house in a remote Arizona community. In Punkin Center, whose 1,500 residents live spread out...

Blast from past: Fitzgerald, Suggs make plays for Cardinals

Sep. 12, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals may represent the future of the NFL with their rookie quarterback and first-year head coach. But some of the team's highlights from Week 1 could have been from 2009 just as easily as 2019. Two ageless wonders — receiver Larry Fitzgerald and linebacker...

The Latest: Officers surrounded house to capture fugitives

Sep. 12, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on husband and wife fugitives accused of murder who were captured in Arizona (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Federal authorities say about 50 officers surrounded a remote Arizona house and arrested a couple accused of murder who had escaped a prison transport van and been on the run...

Immigration tale 'El Norte' returning to theaters for 1 day

Sep. 12, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — "El Norte," the seminal film about a brother and sister who flee violence in Guatemala to seek a new life in the United States, is returning to the big screen for one day this month to commemorate its 35th anniversary. As the flood of Guatemalans and other Central Americans endure the...

Cambage, Wilson help Aces beat Mercury, clinch No. 4 seed

Sep. 8, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Liz Cambage had 21 points and A'ja Wilson scored eight of her 20 points in the final three-plus minutes to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Sunday, clinching the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. The Aces, who missed the playoffs each of the last four years earned a bye in...