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Paul posts 21 points, 10 assists, Suns beat Spurs 108-104

Dec. 07, 2021 00:39 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul's learned to pace himself over the years, paying attention to his 36-year-old body as he navigates the 30-35 minutes per night he usually spends on the floor for the Phoenix Suns. There's a disclaimer, though: That pacing doesn't apply to the final...

Mercury part ways with coach Brondello after finals run

Dec. 06, 2021 20:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sandy Brondello is out as the Phoenix Mercury's coach after leading the team to the WNBA Finals in her eighth season. The Mercury announced Monday that the team and Brondello mutually agreed to part ways and her contract, which expired after the 2021 season, will not...

New study outlines high costs of extreme heat in Phoenix

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat is expensive. That's the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures in Phoenix. Working with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, the nonprofit...

Man who jumped from taxiing plane in Phoenix jailed, ID'd

Dec. 05, 2021 11:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who jumped out of a jetliner’s galley door to the tarmac as the plane was taxiing to a gate at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Daniel Ramirez was booked into jail Saturday...

Passenger jumps out of plane taxiing at Phoenix airport

Dec. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A passenger on an arriving Southwest Airlines flight taxiing at Phoenix's main airport opened a galley door, jumped out and ran to an airport fire station where he barricaded himself, authorities said Saturday. The man's identity wasn't immediately...

Rancher went to the big city, returned to the life he loves

Dec. 04, 2021 10:40 AM EST

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — While he left his family’s sprawling ranch for several years to attend college and work in Phoenix, John Ladd always knew where his heart was. It was back on the property that his mother’s family homesteaded in 1895 just outside Bisbee right off...

Scottsdale principal terminated after outcry over book

Dec. 03, 2021 19:28 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale high school's principal will not be back next year after a firestorm over a summer book assignment. The Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board voted Thursday not to renew the contract of Linda Ihnat, principal at...

Arizona evictions up, but not close to pre-pandemic levels

Dec. 03, 2021 19:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Eviction filings are creeping up in Arizona, but they are not even close to pre-pandemic levels as agencies do a better job of getting out rental aid, court officials and advocates say. Scott Davis, spokesman for the Maricopa County Justice Courts, which...

Security enhancements made in response to prison break

Dec. 03, 2021 18:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona corrections officials say they have made enhancements on fence structures and gates in response to an escape of two incarcerated men from a prison earlier this year. The announcement Friday by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation...

Suns push past Pistons, win franchise record 18th straight

Dec. 03, 2021 00:32 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Cam Johnson and Cameron Payne both scored 19 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to their franchise-record 18th win in a row, beating the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on Thursday night. Johnson and Payne sparked a stellar effort from the Suns bench, which finished...