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Diana Taurasi will have 2 courts named after her at Phoenix Mercury's new practice facility

Jul. 12, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury are dedicating two courts at the team's new $70 million practice facility to star guard Diana Taurasi. The 58,000-foot facility in downtown Phoenix will be unveiled next Thursday to kick off WNBA All-Star weekend at Footprint Center. The facility,...

Benji Gregory, former child star on the 80s sitcom 'ALF,' dies at 46

Jul. 11, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former child actor Benji Gregory, who played the young boy on the 1980s television sitcom “ALF,” has died in suburban Phoenix. He was 46. Gregory, whose legal name was Benjamin Gregory Hertzberg, died on June 13, according to records from the Maricopa County...

Blown landing-gear tire causes a flight delay at Tampa International Airport; no injuries reported

Jul. 10, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A blown landing-gear tire caused a delay for American Airlines passengers heading from Tampa to Phoenix Wednesday morning. Emergency responders were dispatched to American Airlines Flight 590 shortly before 8 a.m., Tampa International Airport spokesman C.J....

Caitlin Clark leads Angel Reese in race for Rookie of the Year, according to panel of AP voters

Jul. 09, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark leads Angel Reese in the race for WNBA Rookie of the Year honors at the midpoint of the season, according to a national panel of voters who also rank the AP Power Poll each week. Clark and Reese have garnered national attention with record-setting...

Plum scores 34 and Aces beat Fever 88-69 in front of the fifth-largest crowd in WNBA history

Jul. 03, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 34 points and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Indiana Fever 88-69 on Tuesday night in front of the fifth-largest crowd in WNBA history. Playing in front of 20,366 fans in the largest regular-season crowd at a WNBA game since 1999, the two-time...

ThunderShirts, dance parties and anxiety meds can help ease dogs' July Fourth dread

Jul. 01, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rori Chang will be spending Fourth of July watching action movies from the comfort of her Glendale, Arizona, home, perhaps something from Marvel or a John Wick flick. But it's not for her. It's for her golden retriever, Ava. “Playing movies with gunshots to cover...

Street medicine teams search for homeless people to deliver lifesaving IV hydration in extreme heat

Jul. 01, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Alfred Handley leaned back in his wheelchair alongside a major Phoenix freeway as a street medicine team helped him get rehydrated with an intravenous saline solution dripping from a bag hanging on a pole. Cars whooshed by under the blazing 96-degree morning sun as...

'Melon Man' Ross Chastain hopes to rekindle NASCAR magic at Nashville Superspeedway

Jun. 29, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Firsts are never forgotten, and Ross Chastain hopes to tap the magic he found at the Nashville Superspeedway a year ago to jumpstart the second half of his season. Chastain earned the first pole of his career here, then went on to win the Ally 400 giving...

Biden rallies for LGBTQ+ rights as he looks to shake off an uneven debate performance

Jun. 28, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden courted LGBTQ+ voters with two New York events on Friday and warned about Donald Trump returning to the White House, as he looked to shake off a widely panned debate performance. Biden inaugurated a visitor center at the Stonewall National...

Justice Department charges nearly 200 people in $2.7 billion health care fraud schemes crackdown

Jun. 27, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 200 people have been charged in a sweeping nationwide crackdown on health care fraud schemes with false claims topping $2.7 billion, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the charges against doctors, nurse...