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US Army veteran Joseph Lesniak of Colver, Pa., salutes during the playing of Taps at a Memorial Day ceremony at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park, in Ebensburg, Pa., Monday, May 25. 2020. (John Rucosky/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

US faces Memorial Day like no other under virus restrictions

May. 25, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans marked a Memorial Day like no other Monday as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations and forced communities to honor the nation's military dead with smaller, more subdued ceremonies like car convoys and online tributes instead of parades. On the weekend that...

Arizona child care centers struggle to survive during virus

May. 25, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Less than a third of Arizona’s preschools and child care centers remain open as the industry struggles with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Requests for child care remain low despite Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's call for Arizona to gradually reopen following a...

Wheelchair-bound woman fatally struck by vehicle in Chandler

May. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A fatal crash involving a vehicle that collided with a wheelchair-bound pedestrian at a Chandler intersection is under investigation, according to police. The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the woman in the wheelchair was pronounced dead at the scene by...

Goodyear police identify 3 who died in double murder-suicide

May. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Police have released the names of two men and a woman who died in an apparent double murder-suicide at a Goodyear home They said officers were called to a house Wednesday night and found the bodies of 57-year-old Leonard Payne and his 59-year-old wife, Deborah Powers. It appears they...

Number of coronavirus cases in New Mexico nearing 7,000

May. 24, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials have announced that New Mexico now has nearly 7,000 coronavirus cases as of Sunday. State Department of Health officials reported 149 additional COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths. That pushes the totals to 6,943 coronavirus cases and 317 deaths. Health officials...

Arizona has 300 new coronavirus cases; death toll up to 800

May. 24, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 300 additional COVID-19 cases and one more known death as of Sunday. The latest numbers increase the statewide totals in the coronavirus outbreak to 16,339 cases and 800 known deaths. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or...

Flagstaff district: 1-on-1 teaching vs virtual group classes

May. 24, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools across Arizona to rethink their teaching methods. Some schools turned to Zoom and virtual group teaching, but the Flagstaff Unified School District took a different approach. When the routine of sending kids off to school shattered, in came...

Pima County leaders drop some state rules involving virus

May. 24, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted to amend some of its health code regulations intended to protect employees and customers as businesses begin to reopen across Arizona. The original regulations included occupancy limitations, protective-equipment requirements,...

3-year-old girl dies after being pulled from a Glendale pool

May. 24, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has died after being pulled from a pool at a Glendale home, according to police. The name of the victim wasn’t immediately released. Glendale police said the girl’s family is from out of town and were renting the home as an Airbnb. They said that at...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020 photo, visitors watch as Old Faithful erupts on the day the park partially reopened after a two-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, at Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Officials at Yellowstone and other national parks plan to let tourists mostly police themselves and not intervene much to enforce social distancing. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures

May. 24, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man pets a wild bison on the head. Rescuers pull a treasure seeker from a snowy canyon. A woman taking photos stumbles into scalding water. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park often leave common sense and situational awareness at home, as those examples in the past year show. Now,...