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Great leap forward: from Williamsport to major leagues

Aug. 18, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream — making the majors. Three of those Little League veterans will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in...

Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury over Dream 104-95

Aug. 18, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had 33 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks, and Diana Taurasi added 27 points and a career-high-tying 14 assists to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 104-95 on Friday night. Phoenix (19-14) clinched a first-round home game in the playoffs. Atlanta (22-11) is...

Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

Aug. 17, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all...

Phoenix officer, suspect both shot after exchanging gunfire

Aug. 17, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer and a suspect have been hospitalized in critical condition after exchanging gunfire during an encounter that the police chief called an ambush. Police said the shooting happened at about 8 p.m. Thursday after the officer in a marked police vehicle attempted a traffic...

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

Aug. 16, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger's pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic...

Cardinals wrap up short training camp, head to New Orleans

Aug. 15, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their shortest training camp in recent memory Wednesday with a workout at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals reported on July 27 for their first camp under new coach Steve Wilks and scattered a handful of outdoor practices in the desert heat...

Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

Aug. 15, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix. Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and authorities say...

Cardinals' Johnson strong in debut, 'encouraged' about deal

Aug. 14, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Even though he says he's not paying that much attention to it, David Johnson says he's "very encouraged" about ongoing contract talks between his agent and the Arizona Cardinals. "They said they're going to continue to talk and hopefully we can get a deal done soon," he said. The...

Cardinals parse the good and the bad from preseason opener

Aug. 13, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first-team offensive line looked powerful in its brief appearance in the Arizona Cardinals preseason opener. The second unit, not so much. On Monday, Steve Wilks parsed the good from the not-so-good in the wake of Saturday night's 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in...

Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

Aug. 13, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. In this Republican-dominant state, many Democratic and independent voters have increased their political activity since the election of...