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Suns fire Igor Kokoskov after 1 losing season

Apr. 23, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — One season was not enough for Igor Kokoskov to convince the Phoenix Suns that he was the man to lead the franchise into the future. The Suns fired Kokoskov Monday night, ending the tenure of the NBA's first European-born coach after one disappointing season. "After extensive evaluation, I...

The Phoenix Suns say they have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season.

Apr. 23, 2019 1:45 AM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns say they have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season. .

5 reasons experts think autonomous cars are many years away

Apr. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not...

Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

Apr. 22, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the...

Arizona lawmakers OK ban on cellphone use while driving

Apr. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Arizona, Missouri and Montana had...

Couple accused of forcing day laborer into sex at gunpoint

Apr. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix couple are accused of forcing a Mexican day laborer into sex at gunpoint and filming another encounter to blackmail him. Jorge Murrieta, 45, and Brenda Acuna-Aguero, 39, were arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault, aggravated assault and unlawful recording of a person,...

John MacLeod, longtime Phoenix Suns coach, dies at 81

Apr. 15, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod's son, Matt, confirmed his father's death Sunday to The Associated Press. The elder MacLeod fought Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. MacLeod is the winningest coach in...

Traffic stops by metro Phoenix deputies plunge amid overhaul

Apr. 14, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Traffic stops by sheriff's deputies in metropolitan Phoenix have dropped by more than half since a federal judge found the department was racially profiling Latinos in then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration crackdowns, and ordered a massive overhaul to rid it of biased policing. With the...

2 more fatal falls at Grand Canyon follow dozens of others

Apr. 13, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two recent deaths in which men plummeted in the Grand Canyon follow dozens of apparently accidental fatal falls since the national park was established 100 years ago. Michael Obritsch, of Santa Rosa, California, died April 3 after falling from the edge of the South Rim in Grand Canyon...

Phoenix police: No charges against ex-NBA player Mike Bibby

Apr. 13, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police are not recommending any charges against former NBA player Mike Bibby following an investigation into accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of a teacher at a suburban high school. A police spokesman, Sgt. Vince Lewis, says the investigation didn't find probable cause for...