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Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

May. 17, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S. The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and...

Man arrested in Mesa cold cases that occurred in 1989, 1990

Apr. 26, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A a suspect has been arrested in connection with two cold cases that occurred more than three decades ago in the same Mesa apartment complex, police said Tuesday. They said 58-year-old Thomas Davis Cox is being held on a $1 million cash bond after being indicted...

Woman charged in connection with ND shooting gets probation

Apr. 20, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman arrested in connection with the death of a North Dakota man in 2021 has been sentenced to three years of probation and has agreed to testify at the trial of the defendant who's facing facing a murder charge. Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica...

White Sox slugger Andrew Vaughn recovering from hip pointer

Mar. 30, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Andrew Vaughn feared the worst when he got hurt making a diving catch for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Same for his team, which is looking for the slugger to play a key role this year. They're all feeling much better now. Vaughn was diagnosed...

Arizona history-April 3-9

Mar. 30, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

Sunday, April 3 On this date in 1904, a leaking gas main exploded in a Prescott saloon and gambling house, injuring four people. On this date in 1919, Maricopa County, not including the city of Phoenix, stood alone in the rejection of Daylight Saving Time. Other cities...

Cubs RH David Robertson plans to be ready for opening day

Mar. 29, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — David Robertson smiled as he joked around with Michael Hermosillo during a live batting practice session on an unseasonably cool day in Arizona. If the Cubs veteran reliever was at all worried about ramping up in time for opening day, it was hard to tell. ...

Correa hits 1st homer for Twins, Verlander sharp for Astros

Mar. 29, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Correa hit his first spring homer with the Twins, providing a preview of what he could provide Minnesota's lineup this season. The 27-year-old turned on a 1-0 pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, launching a no-doubt solo drive that landed well...

Cubs' Wisdom, Schwindel looking to build on 2021 season

Mar. 28, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — For the first time since he became a big leaguer, Patrick Wisdom isn't facing any questions about making the team. Nothing like that at all. Now the questions are about producing again. “The cat-and-mouse game, right?” Wisdom said Monday....

Well-traveled Eric Thames hoping to win spot on Athletics

Mar. 28, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — They call him “Big Boy” in the Oakland A’s clubhouse, a nod to the bulging biceps, triceps and pectoral muscles that launched 124 home runs in the Korean Baseball Organization and 72 more for the Milwaukee Brewers. Whether the power generated from Eric...

Lowrie hurrying to make up for lost time with Athletics

Mar. 27, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Following a lockout-induced abbreviated spring training, many players won’t feel ready for opening day on April 7. With his one-year contract re-signing completed Saturday, Oakland Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie is even farther behind. “Once...