Update: Protesters are demanding Phoenix police firings

U.S. 06/19/19, 17:21

The Latest on the videotaped police encounter after a reported shoplifting (all times local):3:20 p.m.Protesters angered by a video of Phoenix officers who pointed guns and yelled obscenities at a black family they suspected of shoplifting have crowded inside City Council chambers to demand police reforms.Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, ...

Police say video depicts shoplifting preceding heated clash

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:17

Police released surveillance video Tuesday aimed at backing up their assertion that adults and not just a child were shoplifting before a videotaped encounter during which Phoenix officers pointed guns and yelled profanities at a family.The release came just hours before a community meeting with the city's mayor and police ...

Police: Arizona man beheads roommate’s dog as she moves out

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:05

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of mutilating and beheading his roommate's dog as she moved out of the home that the two shared in a Phoenix suburb.Jose Vega Meza, 21, told investigators that he killed the dog on Saturday because his roommate owed rent money to his ...

Update: Arizona governor calls police video ‘disturbing’

U.S. 06/17/19, 17:28

The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local):3:30 p.m.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says a video showing Phoenix police aiming guns and yelling profanities at a man and a pregnant woman holding a baby is disturbing and unacceptable.Rev. Jarrett Maupin, center, a ...

Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting

U.S. 06/17/19, 15:38

A man and his pregnant fiancée said Monday that they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store.Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, who are both black, said at a news conference that they don't ...

Racist, violent posts by police: Departments investigating

U.S. 06/05/19, 18:26

Police departments in at least five states are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers' social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former cops.The posts were uncovered by a team of researchers who ...

Woman who lifted Arizona mosque items gets probation

U.S. 06/04/19, 14:29

A woman captured on video making derogatory comments about Muslims as she and a friend lifted Qurans and other items from an Arizona mosque was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation for an aggravated criminal damage conviction.Tahnee Savanna Gonzales was ordered to complete 225 hours of community service and ...

Waymo bringing self-driving trucks to Phoenix area freeways

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:10

Google's self-driving vehicle division says it's bringing autonomous trucks to the Phoenix area.Waymo announced Wednesday that its self-driving tractor-trailers will start driving on freeways this week and will expand to more routes over time.Waymo's self-driving passenger vehicles are ubiquitous in the eastern Phoenix and its suburbs, where the company conducts ...

Weaver placed on injured list with right forearm tightness

Sports 05/27/19, 12:50

The Arizona Diamondbacks have put right-hander Luke Weaver on the 10-day injured list with forearm tightness.Manager Torey Lovullo said Monday that Weaver went back to Phoenix and is scheduled have an MRI. Lovullo added he spoke to Weaver and said his starter remains "optimistic that he's going to get some ...

Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

Health 05/23/19, 20:07

The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center alleges in a $45 million legal claim that the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter.A nurse charged with sexually assaulting the 30-year-old ...

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

U.S. 05/22/19, 21:36

Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.The claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, also alleges the woman was raped repeatedly before giving ...

Feds say why undercover agent was at scene of 2015 attack

U.S. 05/22/19, 17:20

Prosecutors who won a conviction against a Phoenix man for providing guns to two Islamic State followers killed in a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas say an undercover FBI agent's presence at the scene had nothing to do with the earlier activities of the ...

Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

Basketball 05/22/19, 02:01

The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years.The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish.Monty Williams, the man GM James Jones hired to coach ...

Abducted Idaho girl found safe in Arizona, suspect jailed

U.S. 05/21/19, 18:35

A 17-year-old girl abducted from an Idaho fast-food restaurant where she worked was found safe in Arizona on Tuesday and the man accused of taking her was jailed on a $1 million bond, authorities said. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise said 18-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Perez of Jerome, Idaho, was taken ...

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

Health 05/20/19, 17:42

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an appeal filed last week ...

Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

Business 05/18/19, 16:58

Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it."We feel that companies are commodifying and capitalizing on something that is dear ...

Greinke exits with abdominal tightness, D-backs rout Pirates

Sports 05/15/19, 18:05

Zack Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning before exiting with abdominal tightness and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed Chris Archer and the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 on Wednesday.Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Greinke would get an MRI on Friday.Greinke (6-1) allowed four hits in 7 2-3 innings, then walked off ...

Bell homers twice to lead Pirates past Diamondbacks 6-2

Baseball 05/14/19, 23:43

Josh Bell homered twice and Joe Musgrove allowed one hit through seven strong innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Tuesday night.Phoenix native Cole Tucker hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to cap off the victory. The 22-year-old rookie gleefully circled the ...

Escobar, Walker go deep, Diamondbacks roll past Pirates 9-3

Baseball 05/14/19, 01:31

After a three-game losing streak in which the Arizona Diamondbacks came up empty too often with opportunities to drive in more runs, hitting coach Darnell Coles changed things up in batting practice on Monday.The emphasis on situational hitting worked hours later.Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in three runs, Christian ...

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