Bull riders made eight seconds last 21 years

Breakaway leagues usually end up as broken dreams. But the Pro Bull Riders started 21 years ago in an Arizona motel room with $12,000 in a cowboy hat, and this week the riders compete for $2.2 million in the World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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Palo Verde, Coronado boys to meet for state title again today

No matter what route they take, the Palo Verde and Coronado boys tennis teams always seem to end up in the same place. They will meet up again at noon today in the finals of the Division I state tournament at the Caughlin Athletic Club after both teams won semifinal matches Thursday.

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Business

Taj Mahal casino workers dread insurance loss

ATLANTIC CITY — One worker had to move up a double mastectomy before her insurance runs out in a week. Another says he can no longer afford diabetes medicine for his young son, and a third may have to do without medication for frequent asthma attacks.

Nation and World

Teen girl allegedly stabbed brother in plot to kill family

A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man appeared in a suburban Detroit courtroom Thursday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million.

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Federal court secrecy goes too far

The federal government stomps all over Americans’ rights on a regular basis. But when the government uses the courts — the system that is supposed to provide the final check on government overreach — to trample our liberties, it’s beyond outrageous. It’s a constitutional crisis.

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