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Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 OT win
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Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 OT win

Rick Scuteri/Associated PressPhoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) shoots over Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals Oct. 13 in Phoenix. By JOHN MARSHALLAssociated Press PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi spent most of the night being hounded by Chicago's Allie Quigley, an exhausting exercise in an already-tough game, particularly for a 39-year-old. As Game 2 of the WNBA Finals wound toward a tight finish, the Phoenix Mercury looked to the player recently named the greatest in the WNBA's 25-year history. Anyone who knows anything about Taurasi knows what happened next. Summoning the will that's made her great for so long, Taurasi scored eight of her 20 points in overtime to help the Mercury even the WNBA Finals at 1-al...
Man fatally stabbed after I-10 road rage incident in Tucson
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Man fatally stabbed after I-10 road rage incident in Tucson

ASSOCIATED PRESS A man has been fatally stabbed after a car crash and road rage incident in Tucson on Interstate 10, authorities said Thursday. Tucson police said the crash occurred about 4 p.m. Wednesday and the two drivers then got into a physical altercation along the highway. They said one man had signs of “sharp force trauma” and apparently was stabbed several times with an undisclosed weapon. Tucson Fire Department medics and Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the scene and found bystanders performing CPR on the injured man who was declared dead at the scene. Police have identified the victim as 53-year-old Louis James Gallardo. The other driver, whose name hasn’t been released by police yet, remained at the scene and was interviewed by detec...
Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout
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Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Gary Kazanjian/Associated PressFirst-year nursing student, Emma Champlin, poses for a photo in her clinical laboratory class at Fresno State in Fresno, California. Champlin said that like many of her classmates, she saw the pandemic as a chance to learn and to help when those abilities are needed. By PAT EATON-ROBBAssociated Press STORRS, Conn. — Nurses around the country are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among them is University of Connecticut sophomore Brianna Monte, a 19-year-old from Mahopac, New York, who had been considering majoring in education but decided on nursing after watching nurses ca...
Murray, 5-0 Cardinals visit Browns, friend Mayfield
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Murray, 5-0 Cardinals visit Browns, friend Mayfield

Matt York/The Associated Press Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Oct. 10, in Glendale. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARIZONA (5-0) at CLEVELAND (3-2) Sunday, 1:05 p.m., Fox OPENING LINE: Browns by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Arizona 4-1; Cleveland 3-2. SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 33-15-3. LAST MEETING: Cardinals beat Browns 38-24 on Dec. 15, 2019 in Arizona. LAST WEEK: Cardinals beat 49ers 17-10; Browns lost to Chargers 47-42. CARDINALS OFFENSE: OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (7), SCORING (4). CARDINALS DEFENSE: OVERALL (13), RUSH (28), PASS (8), SCORING (6). BROWNS OFFENSE: OVERALL (5), RUSH (1), PASS (25), SCORING (T6). BROWNS DEFENSE: OVE...
1st trial in college admissions bribe scheme to head to jury
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1st trial in college admissions bribe scheme to head to jury

Stew Mine/Associated PressIn this Sept. 13 file photo, John Wilson, center, holds his wife's hand as he departs federal court, in Boston. Wilson and another parent, Gamal Abdelaziz, who are the first to stand trial in the college admissions bribery scandal, used lies and money to steal coveted spots at prestigious schools their kids couldn't secure on their own, a prosecutor said Oct. 6 before jurors decide if the men are guilty. By ALANNA DURKIN RICHERAssociated Press BOSTON — Two wealthy parents who are the first to stand trial in the college admissions bribery scandal used lies and money to steal coveted spots at prestigious schools their kids couldn't secure on their own, a prosecutor said Wednesday before jurors decide if the men are guilty. Gamal Abdelaziz and John Wilson w...
End of ban doesn’t cause eviction spike
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End of ban doesn’t cause eviction spike

Ross D. Franklin/Associated PressPima County Constable Kristen Randall, left, speaks to a rental resident letting them know about their eviction notice Sept. 24 in Tucson. Long delayed evictions are rolling out more than a month after the end of a federal moratorium that had protected tenants, including some who hadn't paid rent for many months during the coronavirus pandemic. By ANITA SNOWAssociated Press TUCSON — Chandra Dobbs was stunned when the constable showed up on her doorstep with a fat packet of eviction papers. She thought she had more time. “I didn’t think I was going to be evicted because I applied for rental assistance money,” Dobbs said a few days later. “But they didn’t want to wait the four to six weeks. So now we’re homeless - me, my 16-year-old son, my daughter...
Phoenix keeps growing despite climate danger
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Phoenix keeps growing despite climate danger

Matt York/Associated PressPeople stand in the direct sunlight adjacent to an over-crowded bus stop on Sept. 13 in Phoenix. Soaring temperatures are making it harder to live in the United States' already hot, fast growing desert areas. Heat dangers are even more pronounced in poor and racially and ethnically diverse communities in the West's burgeoning desert cities and counties, where people don't have enough protection against heat waves. By ANITA SNOWAssociated Press PHOENIX — The mustard-colored apartments built as public housing more than half a century ago are among the hottest spots in Phoenix, with only a few scrawny trees and metal clothesline poles offering shade in dusty courtyards. The two-story stucco structures in Edison-Eastlake, a historically Black neighborhood th...
Not real news: a look at what didn’t happen
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Not real news: a look at what didn’t happen

The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: Vaccinated people do not carry more coronavirus than the unvaccinated CLAIM: People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 carry a “heavier viral load” if infected with the disease than those who are unvaccinated. THE FACTS: Scientists have found that vaccinated people who get so-called breakthrough infections can carry about the same amount of coronavirus as those who did not receive the shots, not more. Social media users are misrepresenting comments made by Dr. Leana Wen, former Baltimore health commissioner, to make the false clai...
Magnificent Murray has Cardinals rolling with 4-0 start
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Magnificent Murray has Cardinals rolling with 4-0 start

Associated PressArizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray throws during the first half in an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Oct. 3 in Inglewood, California. By DAVID BRANDTAssociated Press TEMPE — Kyler Murray has progressed from a pretty good quarterback to one of the NFL's elite in a hurry. It's a big reason why the Arizona Cardinals look as if they're on the same track. Arizona is 4-0 for the first time since 2012 after a 37-20 win over the previously unbeaten Los Angeles Rams. Murray went 24 of 32 for 268 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first quarterback in franchise history to complete at least 75% of his passes in three straight games. Murray often downplays his team's wins, but not on Sunday. Instead, he's starting to see the prog...
Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Blige, Lamar to perform at Super Bowl
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Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Blige, Lamar to perform at Super Bowl

Associated PressFrom left, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Dr. Dre will perform for the first time together on stage at the 2022 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform for the first time on stage together at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. The NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced that the five music icons will perform on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Lamar are Southern California natives. Dre emerged from the West Coast gangster rap scene alongside Eazy-E and Ice Cube to help form the group N.W.A., which made a major mark in the hip-hop culture and music industry w...