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Federal court refuses to block Atwood’s scheduled Wednesday execution

WASHINGTON - Convicted killer Frank Atwood was down to his last appeals Tuesday, after a federal circuit court rejected a bid to stop his Wednesday execution for the 1984 murder of an 8-year-old Tucson girl.


‘Live and learn’: ASU’s historic softball season comes to close in super regionals

TEMPE – The Arizona State softball team’s historic season comes to an end after Northwestern eliminated the Sun Devils in a super regional round of the Women’s College World Series.


Arizona parents on the hunt for baby formula turn to each other for help

WASHINGTON - The nationwide shortage of infant formula has led to store-imposed limits on purchases, long drives and frantic internet searches by frazzled parents, who have turned to each other to make up for what they see as a lack of government action.


ASU’s first season under Willie Bloomquist over after blown lead to Arizona in Pac-12 Baseball Tournament

SCOTTSDALE – Willie Bloomquist’s first year as Arizona State baseball coach was marred by key injuries but also highlighted by breakout performances across the Sun Devils roster. ASU lost to Chip Hale’s Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 tournament Friday.


Peanuts, Cracker Jack and the origins of spring training: the evolution of baseball’s preseason

PHOENIX – It is hard to imagine, but spring training – a baseball fan’s rite of passage – wasn’t always part of the sports narrative in Arizona.


Jorinde van Klinken’s two titles lead way for ASU in Pac-12 Track and Field Championships

EUGENE, Oregon – Although she wasn’t satisfied with her performance, Jorinde van Klinken led the way for ASU’s women in the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships.


On the fringe: Some pros still questioning PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program

PHOENIX – As the PGA Tour moves into the second season of “PIP,” some pros still question who is truly benefiting from the program.


From India to Flagstaff: Ramesh’s journey to NAU reflects country’s passion for basketball

FLAGSTAFF – Nearly two centuries ago, basketball made its way to India, thanks to a missionary from the YMCA. Now there are three women from India who have been awarded Division I scholarships, and two of them landed at Arizona universities.


Care and comfort: From horses to micro-mini cows, animals can help with human ailments

PHOENIX – From mini-micro cows to horses, Cronkite News journalists take a look at how different animals around the Valley are helping people with a variety of ailments.


Burrowing owls’ habitat losses have wildlife experts working to relocate them

FLORENCE – Burrowing owls, ground-dwelling birds that are listed as a species of concern in Arizona, continue to be at risk from ongoing development. As more open desert and farmland is developed across the state, one group is relocating burrowing owls to new sites.


Arizonans enroll in All of Us program to increase diversity in medical research

PHOENIX – More than 50,000 people in Arizona are part of a national effort to build a new kind of medical database. The All of Us research program is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, and its goal is ambitious: to build the largest and most diverse database of its kind.


History repeating itself? Before Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan staged comeback after horrific car crash

PHOENIX – Tiger Woods’ return to the Masters after a horrific car crash has precedent: Ben Hogan, too, survived an accident and staged one of golf’s greatest comebacks.