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Arizona history-May 22-28

May. 18, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Sunday, May 22 On this date in 1894, Dr. A.E. Douglass selected a site in Flagstaff for the Lowell Observatory. On this date in 1923, four people died in an explosion at the Apache Powder Plant at Benson. On this date in 1925, a solid copper flagpole,...

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...

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...

Searchers recover 18-year-old man's body at Lake Pleasant

May. 16, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have located the body of an 18-year-old man who went missing while swimming at Lake Pleasant. AZFamily.com reported Monday that Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the body, making it the fourth fatality in the past month at the lake. ...

After Game 7 win, Mavericks will enjoy, prepare for Warriors

May. 16, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Coach Jason Kidd made it clear during an interview before Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals that no matter what happened on Sunday night, the Dallas Mavericks should consider this a successful season. A few hours later, it became even more special. ...

Doncic leads Mavs over Suns 123-90 in Game 7 blowout

May. 15, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It was no surprise when Luka Doncic looked ready for Game 7, calmly draining his first three shots to give the Dallas Mavericks an early lead. The stunner came over the next two hours: The top-seeded Phoenix Suns had no response. Doncic scored 35...

Warrant issued for a Phoenix jail inmate mistakenly released

May. 15, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for an inmate who was mistakenly released. Anthony Pena allegedly assumed the identity of another inmate and was released around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, but authorities said the mistake wasn’t realized...

Pair of 7s: Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns happy to be home

May. 14, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The NBA's long regular season can be tedious, but make no mistake, it matters. Just ask the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns — two teams who have home-court advantage in Game 7 of their respective second-round NBA playoff series on Sunday thanks to superior...

Exchange: What to know about history of inmates' last meals

May. 14, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With executions, like that of Clarence Dixon in Arizona on Wednesay, there is often interest in the last meal the condemned prisoner would eat before they met their fate. While not all states offer condemned inmates last meals, in some of the states that do offer...

6 years in prison for 21-year-old Phoenix human smuggler

May. 13, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 21-year-old Phoenix man to more than six years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to charges related to a human smuggling operation he was running that led to a fatal crash involving a driver he recruited via Snapchat. Isaiah...