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Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Oct. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA last week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the violations have not been publicly released. The...

Hopkins active for Cardinals vs. undefeated Seahawks

Oct. 25, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is active for Sunday night's game against the undefeated Seattle Seahawks. Hopkins was limited in practice this week because of an ankle injury. The three-time All-Pro has caught an NFL-high 47 passes for 601 yards through six games....

2 men accused of robbing 2 Tucson banks about an hour apart

Oct. 25, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two men suspected of robbing a couple banks in Tucson about an hour apart have been arrested, authorities said. Pima County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two bank robberies Saturday afternoon in Tucson. After the first robbery about 1 p.m., the suspects reportedly fled the...

Arizona reports 1,392 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Oct. 25, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 1,392 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths. It’s the highest reported single-day case total in the state since Sept. 17. Arizona continues to see a slow yet steady increase in the average number of coronavirus cases...

Newspaper: Arizona is lax in inspecting school buildings

Oct. 25, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona law requires that the School Facilities Board inspect all district school buildings once every five years for building deficiencies and conduct preventive maintenance inspections at 20 randomly selected districts every 30 months. According to the Arizona Republic, the state...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Jonathan Hunt, vice president of Monarch America, Inc., shows a marijuana plant while giving a tour of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's marijuana growing facility, in Flandreau, S.D. Voters in four states could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, setting the stage for a watershed year for the industry that could snowball into neighboring states as well as reshape policy on Capitol Hill. The Nov. 3, 2020, contests will take place in markedly different regions of the country, New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana and approval of the proposals would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation's deep political divide. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP, File)

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Oct. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide. The Nov. 3 contests in New Jersey, Arizona,...

Navajo Nation: No new COVID-19 deaths for 5th day in row

Oct. 25, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials report 64 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths for the fifth consecutive day. The latest figures released Saturday night bring the total number of cases to 11,217 with the known death toll remaining at 574. Tribal health officials...

A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...