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Making do: After canceled season, ASU’s Torkelson awaits MLB Draft

PHOENIX – Spencer Torkelson is controlling what he can, not dwelling on the cancellation of his junior season at Arizona State and awaiting the Major League Baseball Draft.


‘I know you didn’t want to be a hero’: 16 years ago, nation stunned by death of Pat Tillman

TEMPE – Pat Tillman’s death while serving in Afghanistan was a crushing blow to the Arizona community and those around the nation. The former Arizona State and Cardinals defensive standout was killed on this day in 2004.


More questions than answers to Trump threat of immigration suspension

PHOENIX – Trump tweeted his intention Monday night to temporarily restrict immigration to the U.S. by signing an executive order, inciting confusion and uncertainty.

President Trump sits in Oval Office, reading a printed memo.

COVID-19 in Arizona: Plasma from recovered patients used for treatment

PHOENIX – Jobless claims continue to stay high, advocates urge release of incarcerated and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


State, U.S. jobless claims dip slightly, but still ‘shockingly high’

WASHINGTON - After three weeks of record-breaking unemployment filings, jobless claims for the state and the nation dipped slightly last week, but they were still in what one economist called "shockingly high" territory.


Trump taps three Arizona lawmakers for ‘opening America again’ group

PHOENIX - Both Arizona senators and a House member were named Thursday to President Donald Trump's "Opening Up America Again" task force, which is charged with looking at ways to start easing business and social restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus.


No peanuts, Cracker Jack or fans: Baseball in Taiwan offers sneak peek of what MLB in Arizona might look like

PHOENIX – Is there a way baseball could be played in Arizona this season? The CPBL League in Taiwan shows there could be a way.


Driving’s down – and that’s driving down insurance claims, premiums

TEMPE – Social distancing may drive you up the wall, but it could be also drive down your car insurance. With fewer cars on the road, claims have dropped as much as 90% in major cities, and most insurers have responded by pledging rebates, credits or direct payments to customers as a result.


EPA won’t expand pollutant rule; ‘mistake’ during COVID-19, critics say

PHOENIX - The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will not expand Obama-era air quality standards, a move environmentalists call "the wrong thing to be doing" during a global pandemic that threatens lung health.


FaZe Adapt, other high profile members of gaming community raise funds for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

PHOENIX – In partnership with Extra Life, FaZe Adapt raises money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital in the wake of the global pandemic.


Gun sales rose to record levels in March, as COVID-19 fears climbed

PHOENIX – Arizona processed a record 82,771 background checks on would-be gun buyers in March, as fears of the coronavirus drove people to gun shops in what one shop owner called "panic time."


Border officials use COVID-19 fear to turn away 6,306 at southern border

PHOENIX - Border Patrol agents turned away 6,306 migrants at the southern border in just 10 days after President Donald Trump authorized the immediate return of immigrants and asylum seekers under a 1944 law to check communicable diseases like COVID-19.