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Week 9 Roundup: Brees, Saints hand Rams their first loss of the season

NFL

Michael Thomas caught a late 72-yard touchdown reception and then celebrated with a cellphone in a throwback to another famous New Orleans play, and the streaking Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season with a 45-35 win on Sunday.

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Top 25 Roundup: No. 1 Alabama beats No. 4 LSU 29-0

College Football

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tua Tagovailoa threw two touchdown passes and ran 44 yards for a score in his toughest test this season, Alabama’s defense stifled No. 4 LSU, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide remained unbeaten with a 29-0 victory Saturday night.

Thomas, Doss lead UC Davis past NAU 42-20

College Football

DAVIS, Calif. — Tehran Thomas and Keelan Doss scored two touchdowns apiece and UC Davis raced past Northern Arizona 42-20 on Saturday.

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Cardinals release QB Sam Bradford

NFL

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback Sam Bradford.

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Country sees high number of Native American candidates

Deb Haaland is not the first Native American woman to run for Congress, but she could be one of the first elected Tuesday.

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Uber wants to resume self-driving car tests on public roads

Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads.

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Months after California wildfire, pets and owners reunited

Embers falling on their heads, Venesa Rhodes and her husband had seconds to rush their two beloved cats into their SUV before a wildfire last summer would overtake them all.

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Trump presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections

President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday.

Agency approves water deal with Gila River Indian Community

The agency that runs the Central Arizona Project, Arizona’s largest resource for renewable water supplies, approved a deal to acquire water from the Gila River Indian Community.

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Patience wears thin as migrant caravan heads north

Patience among 4,000 Central American migrants appeared to be wearing thin on Saturday, as exhausted members of the caravan journeying toward the United States openly disagreed with organizers who are shepherding the group through southern Mexico.

Today in Arizona History: Nov. 4-8

Today On this date in 1775, because it was San Carlos Day, Father Francisco Garces gave the San Carlos River its name.

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Woman pleads guilty to attempted fraud in water tests case

A southern Arizona woman accused of fraudulently altering water sample test results for water providers that were clients of her Sahuarita-based company has pleaded guilty to attempted fraud.

Police: Homicide victim found in crashed car had been shot

Phoenix police say a homicide victim who was found fatally injured in a car that had crashed into a tree had been shot.

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Defendant disappears after cutting of monitoring device

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 30-year-old Phoenix man who hasn’t been seen since he cut off his electronic monitoring device and didn’t appear for the last day of his trial on child pornography charges.

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Python found in Texas Goodwill donation bin

A Goodwill worker collecting clothes and other items at a Texas sorting center was surprised to find an albino python clinging to the side of a bin.

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Watch: Clubber takes down bouncer she thought groped her

A woman was charged with choking-out a bouncer at a Plattsburgh, New York nightclub in October after she thought that he groped her.

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Video shows woman fight driver before bus crash

Police say a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge and into a river in southwestern China. At least 13 people died in the crash.

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Alec Baldwin arrested in alleged parking dispute punch

Authorities say Alec Baldwin has been arrested after allegedly punching a man in the face during a dispute over a parking spot outside his New York City home.

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Diamondbacks’ Yasmany Tomas among players keeping contracts

MLB

Tomas, who turns 28 this month, was sent outright to the minors April 2 and hit .262 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs for Triple-A Reno.

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Dish gardens bring gardening inside for the winter

There’s no need for gardeners to go dormant along with their landscape when cold weather arrives.

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Japanese tops tell stories, aim for playfulness

It once was thought that the Japanese tradition of carving Edo-style spinning tops had been lost.

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Many household items find surprising new lives

From packaging to clothing to cigarette butts, more and more everyday items that once were destined for landfills are being recycled, composted or upcycled in creative ways.

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Utah Navajos could tip balance after voting-rights battle

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah — Tammie Nakai lives under a vista of red-rock spires and purple sunrise sky that offers arguably some of the United States' most breathtaking views. But her home lacks what most of the country considers basic necessities: electric lines and running water.

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Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities; is it legal?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration.

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Arizona woman suspected of driving drunk with 6 kids in car

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye say a woman has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk on Halloween night as she was taking six children trick-or-treating.

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Half-naked woman falls through restaurant ceiling

Police in Tennessee say a half-naked woman fell twice through a restaurant’s ceiling and landed in its kitchen.

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Drunk baggage handler falls asleep in hold, flies to Chicago

Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago.

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Police: 19-year-olds arrested in pumpkin smashing crime spree

Police in the southern Oregon town of Grants Pass have arrested two men suspected in a pumpkin-powered crime spree, ending weeks of incidents of smashed gourds and broken car windows.

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Divers recover jet's data recorder on Indonesia seafloor

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Divers on Thursday recovered a flight data recorder from the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas earlier this week, killing all 189 people on board.

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Watch: Babies in neonatal care dressed up for Halloween

Nurses at University of Missouri Health Care’s Children’s Hospital dressed up babies in the neonatal intensive care unit for a special Halloween photoshoot. They turned felt, fabric and ribbon into superhero and other costumes.

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Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger's slaying

BOSTON — A Mafia hit man who is said to hate "rats" is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James "Whitey" Bulger, who was found dead hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison, an ex-investigator briefed on the case said Wednesday.

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Watch: Utah zoo debuts baby zebra

Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo introduced baby zebra Clementine Tuesday to the public. Zoo officials say Clementine was born last week and was 85 pounds at birth.

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Suspect in grocery store shooting indicted on murder charges

The man accused in the shooting deaths of two grocery store patrons in Kentucky has been indicted on two counts of murder.

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Relief: Police recover stolen inflatable colon

here was a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer.

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Police: Woman in wreck saved after 6 days in Arizona desert

A woman spent six days in the Arizona desert after her car veered off a highway, surviving injuries from the crash and getting rescued after someone noticed a broken fence, authorities said Wednesday.

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Rodgers-Cromartie retires from Raiders, NFL

NFL

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie abruptly retired Tuesday, two days after not playing a single snap on defense for the second time this season.

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7-year-old girl gets town to change name for Halloween

A Long Island town is changing its name to “Hauntington” for Halloween at the urging of a 7-year-old resident.

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Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid solemn tribute Tuesday to each of the 11 people slain in the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history.

Rockies decline $12.5M option on outfielder Gerardo Parra

MLB

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have declined their $12.5 million option on outfielder Gerardo Parra and will pay a $1.5 million buyout.

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D-backs pick up 1B Paul Goldschmidt’s 1-year, $14.5 million option for 2019

MLB

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have picked up the $14.5 million option on Paul Goldschmidt’s contract for the 2019 season.

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Thompson hits NBA record 14 3s as Warriors top Bulls 149-124

NBA

CHICAGO — Klay Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry’s NBA record with 14 3-pointers and finished with 52 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

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100s of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween.

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Suspect dies, DPS troopers hurt in Phoenix shooting on I-17

PHOENIX — Authorities say a suspect is dead after a police chase and shooting on Interstate 17 that has left three state troopers injured.

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Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border week before midterms

Deployment will begin in Texas, followed by Arizona and California

WASHINGTON — A week out from the midterm elections, the Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops, some armed, to the Southwest border this week in an extraordinary military operation to stop Central American migrants traveling north in two caravans that were still hundreds of miles from the U.S.

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Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair

PITTSBURGH — The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.

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NFL Week 8 Roundup: ‘Tough to stop’ Chiefs roll over Broncos

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes had another 300-yard passing day with four touchdowns. Kareem Hunt had another hurdling, tackle-breaking touchdown that gave the Chiefs a lead they’d never surrender.

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Schauffele wins HSBC for U.S. sweep of World Championships

Golf

SHANGHAI — Xander Schauffele gave the Americans a sweep of the World Golf Championships and quickly put a winless sophomore season behind him.

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Thunder rumbles past Suns for first win

NBA

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder didn’t care that Phoenix had just one win this season, was playing the second game of a back-to-back and was missing its leading scorer. They just wanted to get a win.

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Look what we found: Tiny female lion cub in French garage

France’s customs agency says it’s made an extremely surprising discovery in a garage in Marseille: a lion cub.

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‘French Spiderman’ barred from climbing UK buildings

French urban climber Alain Robert has been banned from climbing any building in Britain after scaling one of London’s tallest skyscrapers without ropes — and without permission.