Latest Phoenix News

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...

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...

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

Jun. 22, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Then came the announcement that Deandre Ayton would go to...

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Jun. 22, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe...

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

Jun. 22, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft Thursday night, the Mavericks traded up two...

Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

Jun. 22, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For most of their half-century in existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center. In 1969, they lost the coin flip with Milwaukee for Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and chose Neal Walk at No. 2. The closest they came was Alvan Adams, an All-Star on some very good...

The Latest: ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks

Jun. 21, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 11 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference, which tied its record with nine NCAA Tournament teams earlier this year, had the most players selected in the first round of the NBA draft: six players. Duke accounted for half the ACC's total...

Arizona-to-Hawaii flight returns to airport with gauge issue

Jun. 21, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Hawaii had to return to the Phoenix airport because of a problem with an exhaust gas temperature gauge. They say Flight 692 circled Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport a few times Thursday to burn off fuel so an emergency...