ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two people have been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2017 killing and dismemberment of their former roommate in Maryland.
Christina Harnish, also known as Christina Stallings, and William Rice were sentenced Friday to the maximum punishment for second-degree murder in the killing of Megan Tilman.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Davis and Tommy Splaine combined for six hits and nine RBIs and Arizona pounded top-seeded Stanford 14-4 in a seven-inning semifinal of the Pac-12 Tournament on Friday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — As summer starts, Maricopa County officials say there have already been four heat-related deaths this year.
Maricopa County Department of Public Health issued a heat report this week, which the agency will compile every week between now and October while temperatures soar.
Phoenix faces dueling lawsuits over homeless crisis as advocates scramble for more shelterMay 26, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix is facing dueling lawsuits as it tries to manage a crisis of homelessness that has converted its downtown into a tent city housing hundreds of people as summer temperatures soar.
Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper shot, woundedMay 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was shot Thursday in north Phoenix and has been hospitalized, authorities said.
The trooper was struck by gunfire north of the Loop 101 freeway around 12:45 p.m.
Coach Prime keeps driving ticket sales as Colorado turns in record day for single-game admissionMay 25, 2023 GMT
There's a high demand for a front-row seat to watch the turnaround at the University of Colorado under Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders. Or so the soaring ticket sales indicate.
The Buffaloes sold 11,273 single-game tickets Wednesday, the largest one-day total for individual games in team history.
Prosecutors widen child sex abuse case in polygamous sectMay 25, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have widened their case against members of a small polygamous group that resides near the Utah-Arizona border, detailing its leader's sexual encounters with children he took as wives in new charges filed earlier this month.
Republican Karrin Taylor Robson says she won’t run for Sinema’s Senate seat in ArizonaMay 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Karrin Taylor Robson, a wealthy Republican businessperson who was seen as the likeliest establishment candidate for a crucial Arizona Senate contest, said Thursday that she won't run for the seat now held by independent Kyrsten Sinema.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kiko Romero hit a walk-off single to send Arizona into the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals after a 13-12 victory over Oregon State on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Phoenix television journalist announced her candidacy Wednesday for the congressional seat currently held by seven-term Republican Rep. David Schweikert.
US Border Patrol says agents who killed man in Arizona were answering report of gunfireMay 24, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents answering reports of gunfire fatally shot a man on a tribal reservation in southern Arizona after he abruptly threw something and raised his arm, the agency said in its first detailed accounting of last week's shooting near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
PHOENIX (AP) — They’re not fluffy, they don’t play fetch and they certainly don’t roll over. But there is such a thing as a lap tortoise.
What’s more, pet tortoises can wag their tails, will plod on up to greet you and some can even recognize their own names.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed the only remaining legal claim in Republican Kari Lake’s challenge of her loss in last year's race for Arizona governor, affirming the election of Democrat Katie Hobbs.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill that would have compelled schools not to refer to transgender students by the names or pronouns they identify with.
Hobbs announced the veto Monday afternoon, saying the legislation was an attack on transgender children.
Insider Q&A: Doug Bauer, CEO of homebuilder Tri Pointe HomesMay 22, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By almost any measure, the U.S. housing market has yet to emerge from a more than year-long slump.
Through the first three months of 2023, sales of previously occupied U.S.
FBI, tribe’s police investigating fatal shooting of tribal member by US Border Patrol agentsMay 21, 2023 GMT
AJO, Ariz. (AP) — The FBI and Tohono O’odham Nation police are investigating the fatal shooting of a tribal member by U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona.
Customs and Border Protection officials said agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station were involved in a fatal shooting on the Tohono O’odham reservation near Ajo around 10 p.m.
Arizona police arrest woman on suspicion of fatally running car over boyfriend after argumentMay 21, 2023 GMT
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her boyfriend who was run over by a car after a domestic dispute, according to police in Arizona.
Shelly Shears, 51, was booked into the Pinal County jail Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder, Casa Grande police said.
Navajo leaders seek tribal members caught up in sober-living Medicare scam in ArizonaMay 19, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo leaders on Friday unveiled an operation to find and get needed services to hundreds of tribal members they predict will soon be on the streets of metro Phoenix amid a state crackdown on Medicaid fraud that affected as many as 7,000 Native Americans recruited to illegitimate sober living homes in recent years.
Trial over Kari Lake’s last challenge to loss in Arizona governor’s race ends for 2nd dayMay 19, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The trial for Kari Lake's only remaining legal claim in her challenge to the Arizona governor's race ended Thursday without a decision.
Attorneys for Gov. Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Maricopa County, who had yet to bring out any of their own witnesses, asked Judge Peter Thompson to go ahead and enter a judgment based on partial findings.
Trial over Kari Lake’s last challenge to loss in Arizona governor’s race wraps up 1st dayMay 18, 2023 GMT
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Maricopa County has a failed process for verifying thousands of ballot signatures that even some of its own workers question, attorneys for Kari Lake, the 2022 Republican candidate for Arizona governor, argued in court Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who was convicted in Idaho last week in the deaths of her two children and a romantic rival has been indicted for a second time in Arizona, this time on charges that she conspired to kill her niece’s ex-husband.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs and other top state officials announced a crackdown Tuesday on Medicaid fraud, particularly honing in on illegitimate group homes.
The Hobbs administration said many of those homes target tribal community members and have defrauded the state out of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Unsuccessful Republican candidate in Arizona attorney general race pushes for new trialMay 16, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for the Republican candidate who lost last year's election for Arizona attorney general on Tuesday requested a new trial in his efforts to overturn the results of the November contest.
Kari Lake headed to trial on last remaining claim in suit over loss in Arizona governor’s raceMay 16, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected a bid by election officials to throw out the last remaining election misconduct claim by Kari Lake, the 2022 Republican candidate for Arizona governor, setting up a three-day trial over the former TV anchor's challenge of her defeat to Democrat Katie Hobbs.
Shooting at Arizona neighborhood gathering kills 2, wounds 5May 14, 2023 GMT
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting at a neighborhood gathering in Arizona left two people dead and five wounded, police said Sunday.
The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Saturday in the southwestern city of Yuma, said Yuma police spokesperson Sgt.
PHOENIX (AP) — The last remaining election misconduct claim by Kari Lake, the 2022 Republican candidate for Arizona governor, is playing out in court as state officials and the Democratic governor asked a judge to throw out the case Friday.
After intense negotiations, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs off on $17 billion budget packageMay 12, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed into law a $17 billion Arizona budget package that drew criticism from Democrats for failing to limit the expansion of a school voucher program.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge dismissed Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers' restraining order against a reporter Wednesday, saying that the investigative journalist's conduct did not rise to the level of harassment.
PHOENIX (AP) — A $17 billion budget package that Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs negotiated with leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature and won approval on Wednesday is drawing criticism from Democrats for failing to put limits on an expansion of a school voucher program that they say is a drain on the state’s coffers.
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County leaders voted unanimously Wednesday morning to prohibit TikTok on any government-owned devices.
The ban approved by the Board of Supervisors in Arizona's most populous county will take effect immediately.
Arizona Rep. Bravo chosen to fill Raquel Terán’s Senate seatMay 8, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Rep. Flavio Bravo will take over the state Senate seat left vacant by former Democratic Sen. Minority Leader Raquel Terán.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced its appointment of Bravo to the position Monday in a news release.
Arizona governor frustrated with feds as Title 42 end loomsMay 8, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — With pandemic-related asylum restrictions set to end later this week, the federal government has failed to deliver a satisfactory plan to address an anticipated influx of migrants, Arizona Gov.
Arizona House Democratic leader Cano leaving for HarvardMay 6, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democratic Leader Andrés Cano announced Saturday he intends to resign when the current legislative session ends so he can begin pursuit of a graduate degree this summer at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Kids among 8 seriously hurt in Arizona highway crashMay 6, 2023 GMT
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Eight people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Chandler on Saturday that shut down part of a state highway on the outskirts of Phoenix.
Multiple children were among the eight people hospitalized after a sedan and a small truck collided sometime before 6 a.m.
Over 2,000 migrants kidnapped in Mexico last yearMay 6, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government said Friday over 2,000 migrants were kidnapped by smuggling gangs and drug cartels last year, as authorities mounted a successful search for 10 Colombians abducted in northern Mexico this week.
Expelled GOP lawmaker fails to regain Arizona House seatMay 5, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmaker Liz Harris who was previously expelled will not be sent back to the Arizona House of Representatives, Maricopa County officials announced Friday.
The county's Board of Supervisors instead selected Republican Julie Willoughby to replace her, despite Republican precinct committee members in her legislative district giving Harris the most votes.
Kari Lake’s lawyers fined in failed Arizona election lawsuitMay 4, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Kari Lake’s lawyers were sanctioned $2,000 Thursday by the Arizona Supreme Court in their unsuccessful challenge of her defeat in the governor's race last year to Democrat Katie Hobbs.
Recall effort against Arizona election denier failsMay 4, 2023 GMT
Organizers of an effort to remove a rural Arizona county supervisor for skepticism over the results of last year's election announced that they have fallen short of the legal requirement to proceed with a recall effort that would have given voters the option of removing him from office.
Crash closes section of freeway from Arizona to New MexicoMay 3, 2023 GMT
WILLCOX,Ariz. (AP) — A fiery semi-tractor trailer crash early Wednesday damaged an overpass pillar in southeastern Arizona and closed a section of Interstate 10 from Willcox to the New Mexico state line, authorities said.
Remains in California are Navajo woman missing since 1987May 3, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Human remains that had been buried for decades in a California gravesite and marked as “Jane Doe" have been identified as a Navajo woman who went missing from northern Arizona, authorities said.
Man arrested after $3M worth of drugs shipped to restaurantApril 30, 2023 GMT
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Employees of a Maine restaurant got a surprise when they opened a large wooden crate that they thought was a shipment of mugs they had recently ordered.
Instead, they found a plastic tote that contained what law enforcement suspect is 14 kilograms (31 pounds) of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl with an estimated street value of $3 million, Auburn police Deputy Chief Timothy Cougle said in a statement Saturday.
Presidential battleground states weigh more election fundingApril 29, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, officials in several battleground states have proposed boosting funding to add staff, enhance security and expand training within election offices that are facing heavier workloads and heightened public scrutiny.
Arizona man charged with smuggling diamonds through FloridaApril 28, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — An Arizona man was charged in South Florida with illegally smuggling diamonds into the United States.
Guilherme Cipriani, 41, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was arrested Wednesday in his home state, according to court records.
In Arizona, fresh scrutiny of Saudi-owned farm’s water useApril 28, 2023 GMT
In rural Arizona’s La Paz County, on the state’s rugged border with California, the decision by a Saudi-owned dairy company to grow alfalfa in the American Southwest for livestock in the Gulf kingdom first raised eyebrows nearly a decade ago.
Fox ratings tumble in Tucker Carlson slot after his firingApril 27, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Fox News viewers are reacting to Tucker Carlson's firing by abandoning the network in his old time slot — at least temporarily.
Environmentalists denounce Nevada U.S. senator’s mining billApril 27, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Democrat who’s the heir apparent to the late Sen. Harry Reid’s role as chief defender of the mining industry across the West is for the first time feeling the wrath of environmentalists, who otherwise consider her an ally.
Polarization means punishment for minority party lawmakersApril 27, 2023 GMT
Pac-12 filled with players poised for breakouts in the fallApril 26, 2023 GMT
A look at football players in the Pac-12 this spring who are poised to have breakout seasons in the fall:
WR Tetairoa McMillan, sophomore. The highest-rated recruit in school history had a strong first season, leading all FBS true freshmen with 702 yards receiving on 39 receptions and eight touchdowns.
Garcia, Astros hand Rays 1st home loss of season, 5-0April 26, 2023 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Garcia scattered three hits over six innings and the Houston Astros ended the Tampa Bay Rays’ 14-game, season-opening home winning streak, 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Only three teams had a longer run than the Rays, who were shut out for the first time this season and fell to 20-4 overall.
Arizona county’s new elections head shared voter fraud memesApril 26, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county where leaders have embraced voting machine conspiracies on Tuesday hired an elections director who has promoted the false claims that voter fraud cost former President Donald Trump reelection in 2020.
Driver in fatal Uber autonomous crash set for June trialApril 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Uber driver involved in the first death connected to a fully autonomous vehicle will be tried in June on a negligent homicide charge.
Rafaela Vasquez, 49, previously had been scheduled for trial next month in the March 2018 crash that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she walked a bicycle outside the lines of a crosswalk in Tempe, Arizona.
Dutch club AZ routs Hajduk 5-0 to win UEFA Youth LeagueApril 24, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Unheralded Dutch club AZ Alkmaar is a European champion for the first time after outclassing Hajduk Split 5-0 in the UEFA Youth League final on Monday.
AZ earned Europe’s premier youth title with another dominating win in the knockout rounds: Real Madrid was previously beaten 4-0, Barcelona by 3-0 and Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0.
Evacuations ordered after flooding in small Arizona townApril 23, 2023 GMT
CHINLE, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials ordered evacuations Sunday for some residents of Chinle after floodwaters filled washes and overflowed berms and dirt dams.
They said many residents are refusing to leave, however, because they want to protect their property and livestock.
Water permits for Saudi Arabia-owned farm in Arizona revokedApril 22, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has rescinded drilling permits for two water wells for a Saudi Arabia-owned alfalfa farm in the western portion of the state after authorities said they discovered inconsistencies in the company's well applications.