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Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle. The board criticized the National Highway Traffic...

Jury awards $58M in lawsuit against body donation firm

Nov. 19, 2019 4:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A civil jury has awarded $58 million Tuesday to 10 people who alleged a now-closed body donation facility mishandled the donated remains of their relatives and deceived them about how the body parts would be used. The trial against Stephen Gore, owner of the Biological Resource Center of...

Arizona prisons, inmate lawyers to renegotiate settlement

Nov. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Corrections was sent back to the negotiating table after it failed to comply with a previous settlement requiring better health care, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver told the department and lawyers representing inmates last week they have 60 days to...

Lawyers investigate Arizona official in child smuggling case

Nov. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in Arizona have hired two law firms and a former attorney general to investigate an elected county assessor who is trying to keep his job as he defends himself against human smuggling charges. Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Tuesday that the lawyers will investigate...

Phoenix jury: Body donation facility owner liable for mishandling remains, awards $58 million to 10 of 21 plaintiffs

Nov. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix jury: Body donation facility owner liable for mishandling remains, awards $58 million to 10 of 21 plaintiffs.

Deliberations enter 5th day at trial over mishandled remains

Nov. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury deliberations have entered their fifth day at a trial against the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility accused of mishandling donated human remains. Jurors resumed deliberations Tuesday morning in the civil case against Stephen Gore, owner of the Biological Resource...

Phoenix police: Dead body found in storm drain under manhole

Nov. 19, 2019 9:41 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a dead body of a person believed to have been a man has been found in a storm drain in north Phoenix. Police say a cleaning crew found the body late Monday in a drain under a manhole near the Loop 101 freeway and North Seventh Avenue. According to police, the body was in...

Tatum scores 26 to lead Celtics over Suns 99-85

Nov. 19, 2019 12:26 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Boston’s Kemba Walker took his time during the final seconds of the first half before accelerating around one defender and splitting two more while scooping a layup off the glass for the buzzer-beating basket. One night after their 10-game winning streak was snapped, the Celtics were...

Lyft opposes fee hike, plans to end Phoenix airport service

Nov. 19, 2019 12:12 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The rideshare company Lyft is planning to end service to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in January over proposed fee increases. The current fee is $2.66 for pickup only. Last month, the Phoenix City Council voted to charge companies such as Uber and Lyft a $4 fee for each...

Long-running coal plant on Navajo Nation stops production

Nov. 18, 2019 11:21 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant that served customers in the West for nearly 50 years shut down Monday, the latest closure in a shift away from coal and toward renewable energy and cheaper power. The Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah line was expected to shutter by...