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Brady-Prescott kicks off NFL season plus a return to London

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl title against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when Tampa Bay hosts the league’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 9. The first game in London since the coronavirus pandemic...

Pickup with baby inside stolen from a Phoenix parking lot

May. 12, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday after a pickup truck with a baby girl inside was stolen from a convenience store parking lot, Phoenix police said. Police said the toddler’s caregivers went inside the store about 1:30 p.m. and left the 18-month-old...

Navajo Nation has no COVID-related deaths for 3rd day in row

May. 12, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the third consecutive day. Tribal health officials said the latest figures pushed the total number of cases since the pandemic began more than...

Injuries hit D-backs again with Gallen, Walker on 10-day IL

May. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks continued to deal with a surge of early-season injuries, putting starting pitcher Zac Gallen and first baseman Christian Walker on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Gallen has a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament, which is...

Vetoed Arizona sex education bill coming back with changes

May. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A contentious sex education bill that was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey last month is being revived, with the sponsor keeping what she called “the heart” of the proposal, increased parental notifications, but stripping out provisions that specifically targeted...

More forests in Arizona impose fire, smoking restrictions

May. 12, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three more national forests in Arizona have imposed campfire and smoking restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires like a large blaze now being fought by hundreds of firefighters supported by aircraft. The Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto national...

ASU trying to determine cause of fire on roof of building

May. 12, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University officials say they're still trying to determine what caused construction materials on the roof of a new academic building to catch fire. Dozens of firefighters from Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and Chandler fought the...

Resort wants to use treated wastewater to supplement snow

May. 12, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

An exclusive Montana resort wants to turn sewage into snow so that its rich and famous members can ski its slopes in a winter season that’s shrinking because of climate change. The Yellowstone Club— a ski and golf resort just north of Yellowstone National Park that...

Arizona finds 469 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

May. 12, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is reporting 469 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest figures posted by the state Department of Health Services on Wednesday bring the pandemic totals to 870,624 cases and 17,430 deaths. ...

Electric 3-wheeled car factory, jobs coming to Mesa, Arizona

May. 12, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ElectraMeccanica, known for its tiny, single passenger, three-wheeled electric cars, has chosen Mesa, Arizona, as the location for its U.S. assembly and engineering plant. The Canadian company, based in Vancouver, B.C., says the new facility will create...