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Thousands honor Muhammad Ali in Louisville prayer service

LOUISVILLE – More than 14,000 paid homage to Muhammad Ali, the Louisville native son and decade-long Phoenix resident who was revered as a champion inside and outside the boxing ring.


Suns ambassador Hunter helps underprivileged kids with basketball and beyond

FOUNTAIN HILLS – This is second time that 12-year-old Zane Kelly Balzarini is attending the Steven Hunter Life Skills and Basketball Academy, hosted by former Phoenix Suns center Steven Hunter.


Arizona Muslims pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

TEMPE – Three verses from the Quran are melodically recited in traditional Arabic as more than 100 people pay tribute to Muhammad Ali in a Tempe mosque.


Phoenix Comicon, the place where you don’t have to be yourself

PHOENIX – At Phoenix Comicon, people can mask who they are by wearing an actual mask, makeup or costume. Maybe someone pays tribute to a fictional hero or villain. Or someone is inspired to meld science fiction and imagination to create a new, artistic character.

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What you should know about Parkinson’s, the disease Muhammad Ali fought for 32 years

PHOENIX – Muhammad Ali, the boxing great and Paradise Valley resident who died Friday at age 74, lived with Parkinson’s for more than three decades.


Remembering Ali: Share your reflection

Following the death of Muhammad Ali Friday evening, people around the world are celebrating his legacy.


Muhammad Ali dead at 74; legacy lives on in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at the age of 74, but his impact on the Phoenix community will live on for years to come.


3D-printed heart helps family cope with toddler’s lifetime of heart surgeries

PHOENIX – Just days after she was born, Jemma Starks nearly died. Surgeons have operated on her three times over her 2½ years to keep her heart beating.

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Proposed limits on payday loans draw sharp reactions from both sides

WASHINGTON - Federal officials unveiled new restrictions on payday lenders Thursday that aim to help low-income borrowers avoid the "debt traps" of readily available, high-interest loans that critics say prey on minority communities.


TSA redeploys 27 officers from Sky Harbor to other airports

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration has pulled 27 officers from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and reassigned them to airports around the country to help handle peak travel as their summer travel seasons are heating up.


Are you cosplaying at Phoenix Comicon?

Cronkite News/Arizona PBS would like to know if you cosplay and attend comicons. Share your cosplay story.

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Residents asked to donate water for the homeless as Phoenix weekend heat expected to soar to 118

PHOENIX – Summer heat is deadly for the homeless, spurring public officials and nonprofits to offer water and other help.

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