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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 02, 2023 14:08 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Nothing...

Drought, water overuse prompt Arizona to limit construction in some fast-growing parts of Phoenix

Jun. 01, 2023 23:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that rely on groundwater thanks to years of overuse and a multi-decade drought that is sapping its water supply. In a news conference Thursday, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced...

Arizona State University to create a medical school in response to doctors, nurses shortage

Jun. 01, 2023 15:44 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University will establish its own medical school amid an ongoing shortage of health care workers across the state. University President Michael Crow and the Arizona Board of Regents announced the plans for school, to be called ASU Health, at a...

Arizona governor urging Biden to designate tribally proposed monument at Grand Canyon

May. 31, 2023 19:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is urging President Joe Biden to use the Antiquities Act to designate the tribally proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument. In a letter dated Tuesday, Hobbs told Biden that she is committed to preserving cultural...

Ex-Cochise County official who claimed election deniers made work 'toxic' gets $130K settlement

May. 31, 2023 17:16 PM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A former elections official for a rural Arizona county where leaders have embraced election conspiracy theories has received a $130,000 settlement over toxic work environment claims. Lisa Marra, who was Cochise County elections director during the 2022 midterm...

Victims of violent crime drive legislative change to state programs, pushing against barriers to aid

May. 31, 2023 00:57 AM EDT

Vanessa Martinez was finishing preparations for her daughter’s second birthday in September 2021 when her ex-boyfriend broke into her Mesa, Arizona, condo and shot her in the head as she frantically tried to shield their three young children. Doctors had to remove a third of her...

North Carolina transfer Caleb Love commits to Arizona

May. 30, 2023 18:02 PM EDT

Caleb Love is now headed to Arizona. The North Carolina transfer tweeted Tuesday, less than a month after decommitting from Michigan, that he will play next season with the Wildcats. “Caleb is a tremendously talented guard who has significant experience playing...

Walsh hits go-ahead homer, Oregon beats Arizona 5-4, wins Pac-12 Tournament

May. 28, 2023 01:21 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jacob Walsh hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and Oregon held on to beat Arizona 5-4 Saturday night and win the Pac-12 Conference Tournament. No. 6 seed Oregon (36-20) has won six games in a row and clinched the program's first...

Hansen, Jennings homers lift Oklahoma to record 48th-straight win, 8-7 over Clemson in 9 innings.

May. 27, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kinzie Hansen hit a dramatic, tying three-run home run in the seventh inning, Tiare Jennings led off the ninth inning with a solo blast and Oklahoma set an NCAA record with its 48-straight win on Saturday, a thrilling 8-7 decision over Clemson to win the Norman Super...

Man and woman who killed and dismembered roommate sentenced to 40 years in prison

May. 27, 2023 12:19 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two people have been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2017 killing and dismemberment of their former roommate in Maryland. Christina Harnish, also known as Christina Stallings, and William Rice were sentenced Friday to the maximum punishment for...