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Demonstrators protest in Centennial Olympic Park, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. Protests were organized in cities around the United States following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests over George Floyd's death spread across the nation

May. 29, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: ___ ATLANTA — Protesters in Atlanta appeared to shove officers and throw water bottles at authorities while protesting the death of George Floyd. Hundreds of protesters confronted police...

A City of Phoenix worker stands near graffiti at a bus stop, Friday, May 29, in Phoenix, in the aftermath of a demonstration protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody Monday with much of the arrest captured on video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of Floyd. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phoenix march to protest George Floyd's death turns violent

May. 29, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A rally in downtown Phoenix to protest the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis turned violent when protesters in Arizona’s largest city threw rocks and bottles at officers, broke windows at police headquarters, and damaged businesses and vehicles, officials...

Salvation Army Maj. David Yardley, left, stands outside the Salvation Army Phoenix downtown headquarters where a heat relief station was set up on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. A heat relief station offering cold water and a cool place inside to rest out of the brutal sun will be open every day through Sunday while an excessive heat warning is in effect. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

May. 29, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. A 48,000-square-foot (4,459-square-meters) hall of the...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, Pablo Prengaman, center, practices recognizing and verbalizing body parts while building a Mr. Potato Head with the help of mother, Lorena Prengaman, and brother Lucas Prengaman, during a speech therapy session via Zoom in Phoenix. Pablo, who is 4 years old and has Down syndrome, has been doing online speech and occupational therapies since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Peter Prengaman)

VIRUS DIARY: For boy with Down syndrome, new path of therapy

May. 29, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The speech therapist held up a book of animals. Our 4-year-old looked curiously at her across the Zoom call screen. “Beig! Beig!” Pablo suddenly shouted, pointing at a pig. It was the first time I had heard Pablo say an approximation of an animal name. It was a huge...

FILE - In this May 15, 2020, file photo U.S. Park Rangers close the entrance to the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon, Ariz. The Grand Canyon is expanding access to its more popular South Rim entrance and planning to let visitors in around the clock next month after it shuttered temporarily over coronavirus concerns. The entrance station will be open from 4 a.m. until 2 p.m., starting Friday, May 30, 2020, until June 5, 2020, when the national park will drop restrictions on the hours the park said Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Grand Canyon to fully open South Rim entrance in June

May. 28, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon is expanding access to its more popular South Rim entrance and planning to let visitors in around the clock next month after it shuttered temporarily over coronavirus concerns. The entrance station will be open from 4 a.m. until 2 p.m., starting...

Jason Terry returning to Arizona as assistant coach

May. 28, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

Former Arizona star Jason Terry is headed back to the desert. Arizona hired Terry as an assistant basketball coach Thursday, filling a hole on Sean Miller's staff after Justin Gainey left to become Marquette's associate head coach. “My family and I are excited to be part of the incredible Tucson community...

This February 2019 photo released by Erica Sauder shows Sasha Krause, who authorities say disappeared from a Mennonite community near Farmington, N.M, in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz. (Erica Sauder via AP)

Man charged in Mennonite woman's death grew up in the faith

May. 28, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head. She was face down beneath brush, wearing a gray dress, white coat and hiking shoes. Her hair was pinned in a bun and her hands bound by duct tape. Her...

Escaped Colorado inmates pretended to be immigrants

May. 28, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

SELLS, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two men who escaped from a Colorado prison said they were Mexican immigrants who wished to be deported when agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border found them. After some more questioning, agents discovered the men were 35-year-old Jose Rodriguez and...

Arizona sues Google over 'deceptive' location tracking

May. 27, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemmed from an investigation that began after The Associated Press reported on Google's...

Report: Hurley accused Arizona State AD in booster scandal

May. 27, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley sent an email to Ray Anderson last season alleging the Arizona State athletic director minimized sexual harassment allegations by the wives of three athletic staff members against a school booster. In the email obtained by Yahoo Sports,...