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Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Jun. 22, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe...

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

Jun. 22, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft Thursday night, the Mavericks traded up two...

Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

Jun. 22, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For most of their half-century in existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center. In 1969, they lost the coin flip with Milwaukee for Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and chose Neal Walk at No. 2. The closest they came was Alvan Adams, an All-Star on some very good...

The Latest: ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks

Jun. 21, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 11 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference, which tied its record with nine NCAA Tournament teams earlier this year, had the most players selected in the first round of the NBA draft: six players. Duke accounted for half the ACC's total...

Arizona-to-Hawaii flight returns to airport with gauge issue

Jun. 21, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Hawaii had to return to the Phoenix airport because of a problem with an exhaust gas temperature gauge. They say Flight 692 circled Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport a few times Thursday to burn off fuel so an emergency...

Arpaio seeks investigation of his defeat in 2016 election

Jun. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio is seeking an investigation into his claim that the U.S. Justice Department meddled in his unsuccessful 2016 campaign for sheriff in metro Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, alleges the federal agency tried to sway voters...

Phoenix Suns select Arizona center Deandre Ayton with No. 1 pick in NBA draft.

Jun. 21, 2018 7:39 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Suns select Arizona center Deandre Ayton with No. 1 pick in NBA draft.

Good to be a King? Eyes on Sacramento at No. 2 in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected to be...

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

Jun. 20, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He's already a pro. He's already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with another...

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his hacking conviction in a cyberattack three years ago that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin. Randall Charles Tucker of Apache Junction also was ordered at his sentencing...