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The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

Oct. 19, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has pounded Democrats at a rally in Mesa Arizona, saying they are to blame for America's immigration problems. He says the new platform of the Democratic Party is...

Friend: Arizona man rescued from mine is amateur prospector

Oct. 19, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — John Waddell often visited his 100-acre (40-hectare) mining claim in Arizona's Sonoran Desert to poke around in one of the abandoned mines scattered among the cactus for a bit of gold to sell for a few bucks. But his friend Terry Shrader said Friday the amateur prospector never ventured down...

Man charged with threatening senator has 1st court hearing

Oct. 19, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man suspected of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family had his first court appearance in Chicago. James Dean Blevins was told Thursday that the federal charges filed against him in Arizona accusing him of threatening an official identified only as "United...

Man accused of threatening US senator indicted in Arizona

Oct. 19, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family has been indicted on federal charges in Arizona. The indictment filed Oct. 9 against James Dean Blevins doesn't fully identify the victim and instead refers to him as "United States Senator J.F." In late...

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

Oct. 18, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team. "He is a very fortunate...

Welcome, rooks: Ayton, Bamba, Trier sparkle in NBA debuts

Oct. 18, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando's public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers. Then the game started. He didn't have to solicit noise anymore. Welcome to the NBA, rookie class of 2018-19. There were 31...

Booker's late onslaught lifts Suns past Mavs 121-100

Oct. 18, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the talk going into the Dallas-Phoenix season opener centered on rookies Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic. But it was Devin Booker's show, providing impressive evidence why the Suns thought him worth that five-year, $158 million deal. Booker scored 19 of his 35 points in the final 6:44...

Man finds congressman's documents in abandoned storage unit

Oct. 17, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man stumbled upon a trove of historical documents possibly worth thousands of dollars after purchasing an abandoned storage unit for $20 in a Phoenix suburb. The Arizona Republic reports Don Smith discovered a collection of about 200 letters belonging to Henry Ellsworth Barbour, a...

Suns sign G Jamal Crawford to 1-year contract

Oct. 17, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have officially announced the signing of veteran guard Jamal Crawford. Wednesday's announcement ahead of the team's season opener against Dallas came two days after there were multiple reports that Crawford and the Suns had agreed to a one-year deal. The 38-year-old Crawford...

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

Oct. 16, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday. Hof was...