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Video: Texas suspect breaks out dance moves before arrest

A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing once he stepped out of his car.

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Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.

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Strange, but true | Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

Following a naming trend, on Sydney ferry is now McFerryface

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Booker’s 36 points not enough as Suns lose to Lakers

Lonzo Ball could only watch from the bench as the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away late to beat the Phoenix Suns.

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Johnson needs win to chase 8th NASCAR championship

It wasn’t supposed to be this difficult for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson to chase a record-breaking eighth NASCAR title.

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Cardinals O-line reaching its potential at the perfect time for Peterson

After a season of shifting personnel, either due to injuries or ineffectiveness, the offensive line is finally solidifying for the Arizona Cardinals. Just in time to plow the way for Adrian Peterson.

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Town near Grand Canyon considers push for taller buildings

Seconds after rounding the highway curve on the final stretch to the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance, the first sign appears: Yes on 400. Housing. Jobs. Independence.

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Arizona GOP senator, Trump Jr. fight on Twitter over guns

Twitter battle takes place between Sen. Flake and Trump, Jr.

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3-vehicle fatal wreck closed US 93 between Wickenburg, Kingman

The main highway route between Phoenix and Las Vegas was blocked all of Thursday evening following a fatal three-vehicle collision northwestern Arizona.

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Sun Devils finally have depth

Arizona State guard Kobi Justice often found himself in the post trying to guard much larger players, sometimes even 7-footers.

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Probe hangs over Arizona entering the season

Arizona has the type of roster that could end coach Sean Miller’s Final Four-less tenure in the desert

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Bighorn sheep thrive in mountains near Tucson

An estimated 85 bighorn sheep were living in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson this spring after a reintroduction effort that began four years ago, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.

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McCain critiques Trump without labeling him ‘draft dodger’

Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could avoid war with a doctor’s note.

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Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children.

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Eric Bledsoe leaves team after reeling Suns fire Watson

Phoenix point guard Eric Bledsoe was sent home Monday, a day after the Suns fired coach Earl Watson and replaced him on an interim basis with Jay Triano.

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'She was my life': Longtime loves among those lost in fire

Over 30 people have died in the California fires

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Body of missing teacher found; full details unknown

Police on Friday say they found a body that is believed to be that of a 44-year-old Arizona teacher who went missing last week after posting bond for a man.

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In their 50th season, Suns patient in developing young team

The Phoenix Suns probably won’t have much to celebrate in terms of wins and losses in the franchise’s 50th year.

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Cardinals acquire Adrian Peterson

The Arizona Cardinals, with the worst rushing game in the NFL, have acquired running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick.

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Dodgers host D-backs in NL West rivals’ 1st playoff meeting

When the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the first of their five consecutive NL West titles in Phoenix four years ago, they infamously celebrated by jumping into the Chase Field pool, angering a few Arizona Diamondbacks and their fans.

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Arizona’s Martinez a magnificent mid-season addition

On July 18, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired slugging outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for three minor leaguers.

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Police Audio: 'Active shooter at Mandalay Bay... Many people down'

Radio communications from the Las Vegas Police Department as the mass shooting unfolded

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Arizona school bus crashes in California; injuries reported

The California Highway Patrol says a bus carrying dozens of students has been involved in a crash

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College basketball takes a big hit with arrests

University of Arizona assistant basketball coach Emanuel Richardson entered the federal court wearing the same clothes he was arrested in earlier in the day, there to face charges of accepting bribes and paying at least one recruit to attend the school.

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Equifax CEO steps down in wake of huge personal data hack

Embattled Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a disastrous hack to its computer system that exposed the sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans.

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Cops: 8-year-old girl helps drive drunken Pennsylvania man

Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man had an 8-year-old girl drive him around until someone saw the car moving recklessly and called 911.

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Suit over D-backs stadium cost taxpayers $450,000

The Arizona Diamondbacks' lawsuit against Maricopa County over repairs at Chase Field has so far cost taxpayers more than $450,000 in legal fees.

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Peralta, D-backs rally to beat Padres 13-7

David Peralta hit a leadoff homer and added a go-ahead double in the seventh as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 13-7 on Wednesday night.

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The Latest: Mexico quake forces cancellation of soccer game

The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City

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New video shows wild jaguar roaming in southern Arizona

Wildlife conservationists have released new video footage showing what is believed to be one of three jaguars to be seen in the United States in the past few years.

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Pollock, Martinez lead D-backs over Rockies 7-0

The Arizona Diamondbacks lost the first two games and saw their NL wild card lead dwindle to three games.

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Miss North Dakota crowned Miss America

Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 in Atlantic City.

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GOP lawmakers push balanced budget mandate in Constitution

Lawmakers from 19 states are trying to develop a plan in Arizona this week for carrying out a growing, but unlikely, national effort to amend the Constitution to require a balanced U.S. budget, a long-held goal of conservatives who believe out-of-control spending is harming the nation.

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Police ‘terrified’ by red ‘It’ balloons tied to sewer grates

Police officers in a small Pennsylvania town are evidently afraid of a certain homicidal clown.

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D-backs beat slumping Dodgers 3-1 for 12th straight

Over the past couple of weeks, the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers did for so long this season.

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Martinez becomes first D-back to hit four home runs in a game

Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Lou Gehrig and Mike Schmidt did it.

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Arizona revamped defense, seeks to comeback from dismal 2016 season

Arizona has revamped its defense with a host of new players in an attempt to shore up the side of the ball that has always held the Wildcats back.

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Utah officer who arrested nurse over blood test put on leave

A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient.

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Ex-funeral worker charged in sidewalk casket dumping case

A former New Jersey funeral home worker has been charged with abuse of a corpse for allegedly leaving a casket on a Philadelphia sidewalk that contained the embalmed organs of an infant.

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D-backs start key series with 9-5 win over Rockies

The Arizona Diamondbacks swept the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, so a battle with Colorado for wild-card supremacy didn't intimidate them.

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Greinke wins 16th as D-backs sweep Dodgers

Zack Greinke earned his major league-best 16th victory with six strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Los Angeles 8-1 Thursday to complete the first series sweep of the Dodgers this season.

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Diamondbacks hand Dodgers 4th straight loss

Paul Goldschmidt homered for the third straight game, Robbie Ray fanned 10 in 6 2/3 innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night, sending the Dodgers to their first four-game losing streak of the season.

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Police: 2 women dressed as nuns try to rob Pennsylvania bank

Police say two women dressed as nuns attempted to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Poconos.

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Cardinals’ roster hopefuls have one more chance to shine

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is glad he only has one roster cut down day this year.

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D-backs rough up Rich Hill in 7-6 win over Dodgers

A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Rich Hill in his follow-up to a near no-hitter for a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

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Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) – Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.

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Arizona’s Peterson wraps up ‘by far my best camp’

Patrick Peterson wrapped up what he called “by far” his best NFL training camp on Thursday.

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Ray solid in return as Diamondbacks edge Mets

Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray knows how fortunate he was to be pitching on Thursday.

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Fitzgerald reflects on Boldin’s career

Larry Fitzgerald took a moment this week to talk about the retirement of his good friend and former teammate Anquan Boldin.

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AP Source: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas

Kyrie Irving’s next cross-over will come against the Cavaliers.

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