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High court: Arizona can enforce genetic issue abortion ban

Jun. 30, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed enforcement of a 2021 Arizona law that lets prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. The decision comes...

Mercury beat Fever for 7th straight time, 99-78

Jun. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith had 17 points and seven assists, Sophie Cunningham added 14 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 99-78 on Wednesday night. Phoenix (9-12) beat Indiana for a seventh straight time, including an 83-71 victory on Monday. ...

Trump endorses GOP rival to Jan. 6 witness Rusty Bowers

Jun. 29, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the Republican running against Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who last week gave powerful testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Bowers, who is blocked by term limits from seeking another term...

Yavapai County sheriff's deputy killed; suspect in custody

Jun. 29, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s officials said Robert McDowell, 61, of Mayer has been booked into a Prescott jail on suspicion of first-degree murder....

Taurasi makes seven 3-pointers, Phoenix beats Indiana 83-71

Jun. 28, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 27 points with a season-high seven 3-pointers, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 83-71 on Monday night. Taurasi made three 3-pointers in the opening four minutes and finished 7 of 15 from distance...

Dueling narratives of Arizona protests ended with tear gas

Jun. 26, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Protests outside the Arizona Capitol over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that ended with a volley of tear gas were variously described Saturday as either peaceful or driven by anarchists intent on destruction. Republican Senate President...

2 men fatally shot after alleged west Phoenix home invasion

Jun. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two men were fatally shot in west Phoenix early Sunday after an alleged home invasion, according to authorities. Phoenix police said officers were called to the scene around 7:45 a.m. and found two men who were wounded. The two were rushed to separate...

Groups seek to halt Arizona "personhood" law after Roe falls

Jun. 25, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and an abortion rights group filed an emergency motion Saturday seeking to block a 2021 Arizona “personhood” law that they worry can be used to halt all abortions in the state. The move comes a day after the U.S....

Mercury, Charles agree to part ways after 18 games

Jun. 25, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tina Charles' stint in the desert was a short one. The Phoenix Mercury announced Saturday they agreed to terms on a contract divorce with Charles after 18 games. “After discussions with Tina and her agent, it was best for both parties to go our...

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

Jun. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session. Thousands of protesters had...