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Turner powers Dodgers to doubleheader sweep of Diamondbacks

May. 18, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Dodgers keep falling behind early, they’ve had enough power lately to make sure they don’t stay there. Edwin Rios hit a three-run homer during a six-run second inning and the Dodgers erased another quick deficit Tuesday night in a...

Arizona House passes bipartisan election bills

May. 17, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has approved several election bills in bipartisan votes. The measures approved Tuesday, which have all already passed the Senate, make relatively minor changes to election procedures. One would raise the threshold for triggering an automatic recount...

Abortion rights group files longshot Arizona initiative bid

May. 17, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A newly organized group of abortion rights supporters on Tuesday filed an initiative that seeks to amend the Arizona Constitution to protect the right to abortion. The effort by a group called Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom is a longshot to make the ballot, since...

2 more bills targeting COVID rules head to Ducey's desk

May. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two more bills restricting responses to the coronavirus pandemic are heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk, including one that would impact the ability of future state leaders to respond to another airborne-spreading disease and a second blocking the state from ever...

Arson probe after 14 homes being built in Marana destroyed

May. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the Tucson suburb of Marana are investigating whether a fire that destroyed 14 homes under construction homes was arson. Marana police officials said the fire started late Friday night. By the time crews from the Northwest Fire...

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

May. 17, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology. Pittsburgh-based Argo AI has pulled drivers from its autonomous cars in Miami and...

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

May. 17, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S. The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and...

Dodgers return to form with 5-4 win over Bumgarner, D-backs

May. 17, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin led the Los Angeles Dodgers back to normal by continuing to do things better than he's ever done them. Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer and Gonsolin pitched six innings of three-hit ball in the Dodgers' 5-4 victory over Madison Bumgarner and the...

Arizona state senator slammed for Buffalo shooting comments

May. 16, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead. The referral of GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers of...

Suns stinker in Game 7 overshadows excellent regular season

May. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul worked his way around the perimeter and got the shot he wanted on the first offensive possession for the Phoenix Suns — an open 14-foot jumper near the free-throw line that he's made plenty of times during his 17-year NBA career. It rattled in and out of...