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People walk outside the Curb Event Center at Belmont University as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden does prep

Oct. 20, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the opposite...

President Donald Trump works the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trump 'running angry,' attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

Oct. 19, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day. On the third day of a western campaign swing,...

76-year-old inmate at Pima County Jail found dead in cell

Oct. 19, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 76-year-old inmate at the Pima County Jail in Tucson has died, authorities said Monday. County Sheriff's officials said corrections officers doing their rounds at 10 a.m. found Ricardo Pascual unresponsive in his cell. Staff immediately entered the cell and began administering...

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News speaks as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

Oct. 19, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to attend Thursday’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite rule changes — opposed by his campaign — that are meant to foster more ordered discussions....

Border Patrol: Hand-dug tunnel found near border in Nogales

Oct. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new hand-dug tunnel has been found near the U.S. border in Nogales. Tucson Sector agents said the tunnel was discovered Saturday night by video surveillance. Agents located the tunnel’s 2-feet-by-2-feet exit about a half-mile west of the DeConcini Port of Entry and about three...

Demonstration in Prescott shows city struggling with change

Oct. 18, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — People in Prescott are happy to tell visitors their city was named Arizona’s first territorial capital because Tucson had briefly been part of the Confederacy. The truth is Prescott has had a long and complicated history with white supremacy and race, according to the Arizona...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe seeks early voting site on reservation

Oct. 16, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge will hear arguments Monday over whether to order an election official in southern Arizona to open an early voting and ballot collection operation for the Nov. 3 election on a Native American reservation on the edge of Tucson that hasn’t had an early voting site since 2016. The...

2 women fatally shot in Arivaca; Suspect arrested at border

Oct. 15, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two women in Arivaca near Tucson, authorities said. Pima County Sheriff's officials said 36-year-old Justin Tyler Grandstaff was arrested with the assistance from the U.S. Border Patrol at the Arivaca Checkpoint....

Arizona Daily Star, Casa Grande Dispatch win press awards

Oct. 15, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Daily Star and the Casa Grande Dispatch have won top honors in the Arizona Newspapers Association’s annual awards announced Thursday. The Arizona Daily Star earned Arizona Newspaper of the Year in the daily category. The Casa Grande Dispatch won for non-dailies. Ian James...

Vandals damage 8 cactuses at Tucson's Saguaro National Park

Oct. 15, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Eight cactuses at Saguaro National Park’s west district in Tucson have been slashed or cut down in an act of vandalism, according to park rangers. They said the slow-growing cactuses were damaged around Oct. 3 and left along the Scenic Trail. The saguaros ranged in height from...