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Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.

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California deputy shoots into car to free trapped bear

A Northern California deputy fired several beanbag rounds into a back car window to free a trapped bear that had likely been searching for snacks.

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University honors students who found love in elevator in ’72

Philadelphia’s Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator.

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Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

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Wattle fences: Weaving branches takes time, yields rewards

They come in the middle of the night and are gone by morning. But without fail, they leave their calling cards: Pronged footprints and gashes in the ground where they’ve dug with natural abandon.

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Really cool feeling’: Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham

PGA Tour

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low.

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RIGHT AT HOME: Don’t forget sconces in your lighting plan

Lighting a room seems simple: Plug in a lamp or flip a switch. Not so fast.

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Rose of Sharon: not a real rose, but worth growing

An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).

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Not-guilty plea entered for man in fatal shooting of trooper

PHOENIX — A not-guilty plea was made for an Avondale man in the shooting death of a state trooper during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10.

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Arizona grandmother covered in bruises after elk attack

An 83-year-old northern Arizona woman says a mother elk left her with deep bruises and lacerations after she tried to guide the mother's calf out of her yard.

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Lawsuit highlights sex video by Arizona police sergeant

A lawsuit against four Arizona policemen has brought to light a body cam video a sergeant taped of himself having sex in his office.

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Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries in Scottsdale

Kroger, the biggest U.S. grocery chain, will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix.

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Watch: Kittens gear up for Kitten Bowl VI

Pre-season training has begun for the feline pawthletes that attract thousands of viewers each year to the annual Kitten Bowl. The Kitten Bowl is an annual event that airs on Super Bowl Sunday on The Hallmark Channel to encourage the adoption of shelter pets (Aug. 15).

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Officers seize 3 king cobras, 300 other reptiles from home

State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home.

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ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions.

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Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

TEMPE — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.

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Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddy

A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear.

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Horseshoe Bend undergoes changes to manage growing crowds

PHOENIX — A viewpoint reachable by a half-mile trail from a parking lot on U.S. 89 in northern Arizona provides a spectacular view of a dramatic bend in the Colorado River, but it has become maybe a little too popular.

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Phoenix man arrested, accused of killing his husband who wanted divorce

Police in Phoenix say a man has been arrested in connection with the death of his husband.

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Chemical-fueled explosion causes fire at Arizona marijuana facility

Authorities are investigating a fire that happened at Arizona Development Services, a marijuana cultivation facility.

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Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.

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Watch: Prague Zoo Celebrates Birth of Baby Gibbon

Eight days after its birth in captivity, a rare newborn Silvery Gibbon has gone on public display at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic. (Aug. 14)

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Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

London’s famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream.

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Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said.

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Phoenix woman accused of killing runaway and dumping body

Authorities say a woman is accused of fatally strangling a runaway in her Phoenix apartment and wrapping the victim's body in plastic before dumping it in the trash.

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Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.

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Watch: Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.

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Goldschmidt homers twice as D-backs beat Reds 9-2

MLB

CINCINNATI — Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered their way to a sorely needed win.

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Simona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens

ATP Tour

MONTREAL — Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 onw Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title.

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Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday

ATP Tour

TORONTO — Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 20th birthday.

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Sheriff's Office: Man arrested in triple homicide in Wittman

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a 35-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of three other men at a home in Wittman.

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National Guard troops providing manpower at state's borders

n an attempt to stem a recent rise in drug trafficking at Arizona's borders, National Guard troops are assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers with increased inspections.

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Endangered condors to be released in northern Arizona

Arizona's Game and Fish Department is inviting the public to witness the release of endangered California Condors at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument next month.

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Reds rally with 4 in 8th, beat Diamondbacks 6-3

MLB

CINCINNATI — Arizona’s road trip against three last-place teams is off to a tough start.

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Spa, beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs

The spa and beauty industry is growing so fast that 30,000 jobs are going unfilled. A “Get Your Dream Job” campaign is aiming to change that.

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Consumer prices up 2.9%, leaving Americans worse off

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.

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Watch: Rare Week-Old Rhino Frolicks at British Zoo

Baby rhino Malindi, born last week at Chester Zoo in the UK, was seen playing outside on Wednesday for the first time since his birth. (Aug. 10)

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Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills house cat

A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.

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Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds’ 3-0 win

MLB

CINCINNATI — Anthony DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and scored one of Cincinnati’s two runs on Billy Hamilton’s suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Friday night.

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Cubs sign former D-backs pitcher De La Rosa, transfer Darvish to 60-day DL

MLB

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran left-hander and former Arizona Diamondback Jorge De La Rosa and transferred righty Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

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Not Real News: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week.

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Pogba scores as Man United wins Premier League opener

Premier League

MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho received an instant reward for handing Paul Pogba the captaincy when the World Cup-winning midfielder paved the way for Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Leicester as the English Premier League season opened on Friday.

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Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he’s giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation’s most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

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Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary

A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckle-faced Archie is now greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends.

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India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. His demand: More funds for the development of his state in southern India.

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Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state’s Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian.

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Coyotes sign Dvorak to 6-year contract extension

NHL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension averaging $4.45 million per year.

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Preseason Roundup: Mayfield and Barkley have strong debuts in preseason opener

NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to early expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night.

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Democrats' hopes to take US House could stumble in Minnesota

For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority, their efforts could falter in one of the nation's bluest states.

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