Future

Virtual reality? Facial recognition? Stadiums, fan experiences evolving

The evolution of stadiums and sports fandom, from virtual reality to facial recognition, will impact the way we view sports.


Arizona-based exorcist: Half of world’s population has demons, he turns to Skype to release them

SCOTTSDALE – Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor, was exorcised on her deathbed in late 1996, according to published reports, because the Archbishop of Calcutta feared she was “being attacked by the devil.”

The Rev. Bob Larson

Archaeology professor, students dig into Bisbee baseball history

BISBEE – The students digging beneath the stands at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark have unearthed a few artifacts that provide a glimpse into what life was like for fans of the century-old ballpark: firearm cartridges, broken glass bottles, bus tokens.


UA doctor’s drug could buy time between rattlesnake bite and anti-venom treatment

TUCSON – As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing.

rattlesnake

Arizona’s Talking Book library officials say visually, physically impaired patrons increasingly turn to digital materials

PHOENIX – Craig Turner opens one of many cardboard boxes that had just arrived at the Talking Book library early one October morning. He finds a surprise among them: A thank you note from a patron.


Automated bartending hits Valley, but will it replace humans?

SCOTTSDALE – Robots can drive our cars, pick our tomatoes and change our thermostats for us. But would you want a robot to pour your next beer or wine?


Court: Online service must identify anonymous users to grand jury

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that an online job-rating site has to turn over the identities of anonymous users who posted comments about a company being investigated for its handling of a Department of Veterans Affairs contract.


Young rider seeks ‘adrenaline rush’ in miniature bull riding

NEW RIVER — Brady Turgeon, one of the nation’s top miniature bull riders, has been on the backs of animals for as long as he can remember.


Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras

TOLLESON – Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras on 20 of its buses to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus. The district plans to add 18 more by the end of November.

Stop Sign

‘First time I saw a cactus’: Diamondbacks reflect warmly on Arizona Fall League

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Fall League breeds Major League Baseball’s future top talent. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant and countless others have played in the developmental league that sends approximately 60 percent of its players to the majors.


Officials hope new traffic light technology will reduce congestion on Bell Road

SCOTTSDALE – Fifty thousand vehicles drive on Bell Road every day, making it one of the busiest roads in the Valley. The road spans about 34 miles and crosses through several cities, from Surprise to Scottsdale.

Bell Road sign

Senators say feds leave local officials on their own on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON - An empty chair fielded question after question from an angry Senate panel Thursday, after a White House cybersecurity coordinator invoked executive privilege and skipped the hearing.