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Sandra Day O'Connor's Arizona home makes National Register

Jul. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Before she was hearing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was bringing people together in her historic Arizona home. The 1950s adobe, where the first woman on the nation's highest court loved to cook and serve meals across party lines, was added Friday to the...

Arcia delivers late, Brewers add on in win over D-backs

Jul. 19, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lorenzo Cain has a flair for dramatic catches. He's made his share, and Thursday night's big play might have been one of his best. The Milwaukee Brewers center fielder leaped against the wall in right-center near the 413-foot sign, raised his glove over the yellow home run line and pulled...

Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

Jul. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June...

Mercury keep Wings winless on the road, 69-64

Jul. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday. Griner made a hook shot in the lane to give Phoenix a 65-64 lead. After Kaela Davis was off on a 3-pointer, DeWanna Bonner sank two...

Temperature in Phoenix spikes to hottest of the year

Jul. 16, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The temperature in Phoenix hit a whopping 115 degrees Tuesday, making it the city's hottest day so far this year. The scorching weather prompted an excessive heat warning earlier in the day from the National Weather Service. It was in effect until 8 p.m. Forecasters were urging people to...

Suns re-sign forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

Jul. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. re-signed with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. The team said it was a multiyear deal. Oubre was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards for veteran Trevor Ariza last December. He averaged 16.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 40 games with the Suns to go with his...

The Latest: Phoenix reaches hottest temperature of the year

Jul. 16, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on high temperatures in Phoenix (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Phoenix is having its hottest day of the year. The National Weather Service in Phoenix confirmed on social media Tuesday afternoon that the city's high temperature has hit 115 degrees. The sweltering conditions prompted...

Police test lighting in probe of Uber self-driving crash

Jul. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says prosecutors asked for more investigation...

Jerry Lawson, leader of a cappella Persuasions, dies at 75

Jul. 12, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75. Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said. Lawson's smooth...

Nike keeps plans for Arizona factory despite controversy

Jul. 11, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nike announced Thursday it's going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when the company pulled a flag-themed shoe from the market. The shoemaker did not address the controversy in...