AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ
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NAVAJO BALLOT SHORTAGES
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is offering would-be voters another chance to cast a ballot after many precincts ran out on Election Day. The late votes won’t impact the results of the presidential race, but they could be a factor in close races for Navajo Nation Council representatives. The shortages were traced to overmarked ballots in a section that asked voters if they wanted to increase salaries for tribal leaders. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 890 words.
MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move Saturday, as dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked members of a caravan headed to the U.S. border to the last stop on a line in the northern part of the capital. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 730 words, photos.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-ARIZONA: Arizona is sending nearly 150 firefighters and over 40 fire engines from communities all over the state to help California battle major wildfires.
— NATIONAL GUARD UNIT RETURNS: Dozens of Arizona National Guard soldiers returning from a deployment to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being welcomed home. T
— WORLD WAR I VETERANS MONUMENT-REDEDICATION: Arizona will rededicate the state’s monument for World War I military veterans with an hour-long public ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
— IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVES-APPEAL: A Syrian man is appealing appeal his federal conspiracy convictions in Arizona for making circuit boards that were used to remotely detonate roadside bombs in attacks against U.S. soldiers during the Iraq War.
— TROOPS ON BORDER-RAZOR: Officials say troops are placing razor wire on the tops of fencing near ports of entry in Arizona, aiming to prevent a rush to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State, in its final home game of the season, looks for its third straight win against a Pac-12 South foe when it faces 2-7 UCLA. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2 p.m. EST.
FBC--NORTHERN ARIZONA-SACRAMENTO STATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Northern Arizona plays Sacramento State at Hornet Stadium.
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans seek their fifth victory in six home games when they host Phoenix on Saturday night. The Suns have dropped nine of 10 overall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Tip-off 7 p.m. EST.
AVONDALE, Ariz. —Bubba Wallace does not care about the way things used to be done in NASCAR. He is not interested in how veterans believe he is supposed to drive. The rookie behind the wheel of Richard Petty’s No. 43 has already defied odds in becoming the only black driver at NASCAR’s top level. That is just the start of what Wallace hopes to accomplish. His rookie season began with a second-place finish at the Daytona 500, the highest finish for a minority. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano believes he’s suddenly the favorite to win NASCAR’s championship. As the only driver locked into the title race, he’s also the most relaxed right now. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 800 words. By 6 p.m. EST.
— BC-CAR--NASCAR-PHOENIX-XFINITY. Race begins at 3:30 p.m. EST. 600 words. By Jenna Fryer.
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