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Tips for keeping dogs and cats free of ticks, fleas, skeeters

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illnesses from fleas, ticks and mosquitos have tripled in the United States over the past 13 years.

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Maricopa prosecutor wants to restrict access to police records, video

PHOENIX — Maricopa County’s top prosecutor has sent a letter to area police departments saying the prosecutor’s office should control when reports and video are released or withheld to the public.

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Arizona in brief: Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker.

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Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its inspector general to expand an existing investigation into the Russia probe by examining whether there was any improper politically motivated surveillance

Plan ahead to evacuate pets in an emergency

Because fast-moving wildfires often result in evacuations, a northern Arizona organization has developed a plan for the evacuation of animals.

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Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate.

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Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

A man suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family and then drove his sport utility vehicle at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives, his pastor said Monday.

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10 Things to Know for Today, May 22, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Man walking home from train station followed by pig

Police in a Cleveland suburb thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report a pig following him home from a train station.

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Science Says: Green-blooded lizards pose evolutionary puzzle

For some lizards it’s easy being green. It’s in their blood. Six species of lizards in New Guinea bleed lime green thanks to evolution gone weird.

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Watch: 'King of the Commode’ Seeks Heir to Thrones

For over 50 years, Barney Smith has decorated more than 1,300 toilet seats with everything but the kitchen sink. But at 96, the former plumber and self-described 'King of the Commode' is seeking a suitable heir for his many thrones. (May 22)

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Body found west of Forest Lakes, being called homicide case

Coconino County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating a homicide case after the body of a man was found west of Forest Lakes.

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Historic Hispanic church celebrating 100 years in New Mexico

DEMING, N.M. — A historic Hispanic church in southern New Mexico is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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Arias lawyers continue push to keep her appeal from public

Jodi Arias’ lawyers say the upcoming appeal of her murder conviction in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend should be kept secret because the trial records remain sealed and public interest in her case remains extremely high.

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LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80.

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Dog doused with gas, set on fire May 7 dies in Tucson

A small dog that was doused with gasoline and intentionally set on fire almost two weeks ago in Tucson has died.

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Arizona in Brief: Tucson officer’s belt stops bullet in ‘way too close a call’

Tucson police say an officer narrowly escaped injury during a domestic violence incident when a bullet hit the officer’s belt.

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Rosario hits 2 HRs, leads Syndergaard, Mets over Arizona 4-1

MLB

NEW YORK — Amed Rosario hit his first two home runs of the season and pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera connected for a go-ahead drive, leading Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday for a surprising sweep.

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Arizona judge gives former Prescott man 170 Years for child porn

The Arizona attorney general's office says a former Prescott man now living in Tucson has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor after downloading pictures and video of child pornography on his cellphone.

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AZ ‘Dreamers’ struggle after losing cheaper tuition option

Prescott College offers an alternative

David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona’s lower in-state tuition as he labored through years of college.

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Police: 2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation

Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

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Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114

A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home.

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Watch: Royal fans sleep in streets, ready to welcome Harry and Meghan

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Windsor overnight, hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their big day. (May 19)

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Marriage proposal upstaged by 3-year-old’s call of nature

A Michigan boy found a way to make his mark on the occasion of his mother’s marriage proposal.

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Rookie Wise joins Leishman for lead as wind blows at Nelson

PGA Tour

DALLAS — The wind finally blew on the new Trinity Forest course at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

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D-Backs will wait until Monday for Souza DL decision

MLB

NEW YORK — The Arizona Diamondbacks will wait until Monday before deciding whether outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will go back on the disabled list.

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Roo-ting out trouble: Rogue S Carolina kangaroo nabbed again

South Carolina’s most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo.

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Person in Spider-Man costume hangs out on Boston train

A person sporting a Spider-Man costume joined commuters on a Boston subway train — dangling from a handrail.

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Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment.

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Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

Police say a 25-year-old man duped two Dallas high schools for nine months by posing as a 17-year-old student and Hurricane Harvey evacuee in order to play basketball.

Ammo box falls from military chopper, crashes into school

Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas.

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Taurasi reaches 1,000 career 3s, Mercury win WNBA opener

WNBA

PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and became the first WNBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 86-78 on Friday night in the league’s season opener.

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Smith's third-period goal lifts Vegas to 3-2 win over Jets

NBA Playoffs

LAS VEGAS — Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Friday night.

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D-backs activate 3B Jake Lamb from disabled list

MLB

NEW YORK — Jake Lamb was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hope the return of their All-Star third baseman will boost a struggling lineup.

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Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis

ATP Tour

ROME — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open semifinals — and three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova also reached the last four Friday.

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Leishman sets 36-hole Nelson record, keeps Spieth 8 behind

PGA Tour

DALLAS — Wind or no, Marc Leishman likes his chances at the AT&T Byron Nelson after breaking the 36-hole record previously shared by Tiger Woods.

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AP Source: Cardinals finalizing deal for CB Jamar Taylor

NFL

PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals are finalizing a trade that would bring cornerback Jamar Taylor from the Cleveland Browns, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday.

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10 Things to Know for Today, May 18, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

The White House is joining in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names “Laurel” or “Yanny” in a much-shared audio clip.

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6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.

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93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one.

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Watch: Silly Looks in Yoga Classes Targeting the Face

Yoga has been said to help the mind and body, but some say it also can help the face. New yoga classes target the face with silly expressions. (May 18)

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam.

Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment.

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Arizona in Briefly: Tucson man accused of killing his mother-in-law dies in jail

A Tucson man, accused of killing his mother-in-law and beating and choking his estranged wife after allegedly kidnapping both women, has died at a Pima County jail.

Arizona brothers charged in $50M PAC scam to rip off donors

Federal authorities say two Arizona brothers fooled donors to at least nine political action committees into giving more than $50 million during the last decade.

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Justify tests soggy Pimlico track in workout for Preakness

Horse Racing

BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner Justify has gotten acquainted with the track at Pimlico Race Course, where he will attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive Saturday in the Preakness.

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10 Things to Know for Today, May 17, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Police praise Wisconsin students for prank that was illusion

Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car crashed into the principal’s office.

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