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Man fatally shot in Phoenix after trying to stab someone

Jan. 20, 2020 4:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a 28-year-old man was fatally shot after he tried stabbing someone at a west Phoenix home. Dontae Ray McGinty was pronounced dead at the scene of Sunday afternoon's shooting. Investigators say McGinty had been threatening people with a knife and tried to stab someone. He was shot...

FILE -This July 23, 2014, file photo, shows a state prison in Florence, Ariz. The state of Arizona has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former corrections officer who alleged his co-workers and supervisors repeatedly harassed him over his status as a transgender man. The officer, who filed the lawsuit under a pseudonym due to safety and privacy concerns, resigned in 2016 after working nearly 11 years in state prisons in Florence and Douglas. (AP Photo/File)

Arizona settles suit alleging harassment by prison officers

Jan. 20, 2020 4:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former corrections officer who alleged his co-workers and supervisors repeatedly harassed him over his status as a transgender man. The lawsuit, which was tentatively settled Thursday, alleged colleagues used derogatory...

SRP seeks solar energy from bidders including Navajo Nation

Jan. 20, 2020 3:50 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One of Arizona's largest utilities is seeking companies to build solar plants to provide up to 400 megawatts of power, including 200 megawatts from Navajo Nation facilities, officials said. Salt River Project issued a request for proposals Jan. 15, The Farmington Daily Times...

Murder convictions upheld for 2 men in border agent's death

Jan. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has upheld murder convictions for two men in the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling investigation. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the murder convictions of Ivan Soto-Barraza...

Phoenix police search for a suspect in road-rage shooting

Jan. 20, 2020 12:12 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix are searching for a suspect after a man was shot in an apparent road-rage incident. They say the 33-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot Saturday evening by the driver of an SUV-style vehicle. His injuries aren’t believed to be...

Bill would require Arizona tribes to resolve water disputes

Jan. 20, 2020 12:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican legislative leaders have introduced legislation to require Native American tribes in Arizona to resolve longstanding water disputes with the state before negotiating new gambling pacts. Cosponsors of the legislation, House Bill 244 7, include House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa,...

Tapley, Ryan lead No. 18 Sun Devil women past Washington St

Jan. 19, 2020 5:44 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Ja'Tavia Tapley and Robbi Ryan scored 20 points apiece and Reili Richardson had all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Arizona State rallied to defeat Washington State 65-56 on Sunday. Washington State led by as many as 10 in the third quarter when Borislava Hristova had...

No. 21 Arizona women rally to beat Washington 66-58

Jan. 19, 2020 5:27 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Aari McDonald scored 25 points with nine rebounds and No. 21 Arizona bounced back from an early 19-point deficit to beat Washington 66-58 on Sunday. Arizona (15-3, 4-3 Pac-12) took a three-point lead into the final quarter and stretched it to 10 after a 7-0 run that McDonald capped with two...

In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Jan. 19, 2020 3:14 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona's...

Phoenix police: Man injures victim with metal letter opener

Jan. 19, 2020 12:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a suspect is in custody on suspicion of stabbing a man with a metal letter opener. They say 36-year-old Anastacio Blanco Jr. was booked into jail Saturday on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault. It was unclear Sunday if Blanco has a...