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Dominican presence in baseball remains strong thanks to trailblazer Felipe Alou

The strong Dominican presence in Major League baseball has a lot to do with Felipe Alou, who was a trailblazer from that country.


Hackers pose danger to patients with pacemakers, other medical devices connected to internet

Cybersecurity experts say medical devices such as implanted pacemakers are vulnerable to hackers, who could potentially gain control of the signals they send and receive – putting patients’ lives in danger.


House OKs harassment bills in wake of charges against Franks, others

WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval to measures aimed at protecting congressional workers from sexual harassment. It comes just two months after the abrupt resignation of Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, in the face of a harassment investigation.


Virtual reality arcades entertain with immersive games

Virtual reality arcades are coming to the Phoenix area as the technology and industry grow.


Giffords assures crowd at Capitol ceremony she’s ‘still fighting’

WASHINGTON - It's been almost six years since Gabrielle Giffords walked the halls of the Capitol, but her time away does not appear to have reduced the number of friends and supporters the former Tucson congresswoman has here.


ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections, increase business

NOGALES, Mexico – Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Mexican warehouse last month as they listened to a United States border inspection officer describe the types of things officers examine during border inspections.


Southwest Valley officials to cut salt cedar trees invading Gila River bed

BUCKEYE — Local leaders say salt cedar trees are invading the Gila River, causing flood andfire hazards and choking native vegetation and wildlife habitats. They say it’s time for the trees, planted a century ago to slow erosion, to make their final stand.

Salt Cedar trees along Gila River

Farming activity contaminates water despite best practices

CASCO, Wisc. – Lynda Cochart did not realize her water was contaminated with coliform bacteria until she contracted MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant skin infection. She believed it came from the water in her well in Casco, Wisconsin. “There’s no other way I could have gotten it,” she said.

Farmer handline water pipe.

City prepares, reacts to Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX – One downtown Phoenix group estimated 25,000 people will converge in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday – both to support and oppose – President Donald Trump at his rally. He plans to appear at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Trump supporter

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt in racial profiling case

PHOENIX – Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal court judge ruled on Monday.


Urban hydroponic farms offer sustainable water solutions

BERKELEY, Calif. – Tucked behind a Whole Foods in a corner warehouse unit, Ron and Faye Mitchell grow 8,000 pounds of food each month without using any soil, and they recycle the water their plants don’t use.


Pesticide-polluted water may hurt bee population

MESA – Farmers depend on honey bees to produce one-third of our food and drink, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But experts say those same farmers may be killing those bees because of the pesticides they use.