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Judge rejects last-ditch attempt by Cochise hospital to keep doors open

WASHINGTON - Cochise Regional Hospital's last-ditch attempt to keep its doors open has been rejected by a federal judge, who refused to order Medicare to keep funding operations of the Douglas facility.


Cardinals’ Welter’s message to young girls: ‘They can do anything’

TEMPE – Jen Welter has loved football ever since she can remember. When the Arizona Cardinals introduced her Tuesday afternoon at their Tempe headquarters, the team’s newest addition to the coaching staff recalled grabbing the pigskin and barreling into her cousins as a young girl.

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Cochise Regional Hospital set to close, after Medicare cut off funding

WASHINGTON - Medicare restrictions are crippling rural healthcare centers like Cochise Regional Hospital, which is set to close Friday after a funding dispute with the federal agency, an Arizona health expert testified Tuesday.


Randy Johnson reflects on parents’ support in HOF induction speech

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Long before Randy Johnson was dominating hitters at the major league level, the lefthander was tossing tennis balls at his family’s wooden garage door in Livermore, California.

Baseball players holding Hall of Fame plaques

Diamondbacks fans soak in Cooperstown’s baseball atmosphere

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – A smattering of Diamondbacks faithful have made the trek this weekend to this small town located at the edge of Otsego Lake, about 200 miles north of New York City, joining baseball fans from across the country in the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Businesses hope I-10 closure is road-funding ‘wakeup call’ to Congress

WASHINGTON - Arizona Trucking Association President Tony Bradley says one good thing may have come out of the closure of a section of Interstate 10 this week - it could point up the need to fix the nation's infrastructure.


I-10 reopening comes none too soon for businesses that rely on the road

WASHINGTON - Interstate 10 reopened Friday after a five-day closure, but not soon enough for businesses in western Arizona and eastern California that depend on the highway.


Johnson overcame early-career control issues on way to Hall of Fame

Some pitchers in baseball are described as graceful.


Arizona continues to fare poorly in national child well-being scorecard

WASHINGTON - Despite making progress in most areas, Arizona remained mired at 46th among states for overall child well-being in the 2015 KidsCount report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


En route to Hall, Johnson continues to be a valuable resource for D-backs

Randy Johnson used to cram his 6-foot-10-inch frame into the luggage racks above the seats in the charter buses used by his minor league team so he could sleep on long road trips. He said 12- to 15-hour rides were common when he was coming up through the Montreal Expos’ system in the late 1980s.

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Food fight: FDA plan to cut trans fats from foods divides consumers

WASHINGTON - St. Johns rancher Jay Platt says he has never consumed trans fat in his life.


Phoenix Underwater Hockey Club takes root in desert

TEMPE – Snorkels poke out above the water of the outdoor pool at Arizona State’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex.