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Sheriff’s office in Phoenix struggling with Arpaio legacy

Oct. 23, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Even though Joe Arpaio was ousted as metro Phoenix’s sheriff four years ago, the agency he used to run still struggles in the wake of his controversial 24-year tenure, including overhauling traffic patrols that treat Black and Hispanic drivers differently than whites and a backlog of...

Honda, Arizona reach $5 million settlement over air bags

Oct. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Honda has agreed to a $5 million settlement with Arizona over allegations that it failed to disclose defects in air bags that led to two deaths there, the state's top attorney said Wednesday. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the settlement over the faulty airbag systems manufactured...

1-year-old boy dies after shooting in Arizona; gunman sought

Oct. 19, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb have not yet found the person who opened fire on crowd gathered near food trucks, killing a 1-year-old boy and wounding several others. Mesa police confirmed the child died at a hospital Sunday, two days after the shooting. Police spokesman Nikolas Rasheta...

Police search for suspect who shot, wounded 7 in Arizona

Oct. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa are asking for the public’s help in identifying a drive-by shooter who opened fire on a food truck seating area and wounded seven people including three young children. They said an unidentified person in an SUV stopped in the roadway and shot...

1-year-old critically hurt; 6 others shot in Arizona

Oct. 17, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa said on Saturday that several young children, including a 1-year-old who is in critical condition, were shot while eating dinner with their families on Friday night. A total of seven people, including children ages 6, 9 and 16, along with three...

Tampa, Phoenix chosen as women's Final Four sites

Oct. 14, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

The NCAA women's basketball Final Four is finally headed west again. Phoenix will host the 2026 championship, the NCAA announced Wednesday. It will be the first time since 2012, when Denver was the host, that the women's Final Four will be in the Mountain or Western time zone. “Historically we have hosted...

A medical staff takes a swab from a woman as residents line up for the COVID-19 test near the residential area in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country's first reported local outbreak of the virus in nearly two months. (Chinatopix ia AP)

The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao

Oct. 13, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases of coronavirus found among the almost 2 million sets of results received. The city has reported a total of 12 cases, six with symptoms and six without, since the new outbreak was...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2008, file photo Roberta McCain, stands on stage during a rally in Downingtown, Pa. The mother of Arizona Sen. John McCain, Roberta McCain, has died. She was 108. A spokesperson for her daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A cause of death was not immediately released. Roberta McCain married into a storied military family, eloping with Navy ensign John McCain Jr., who eventually became a four-star admiral. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Roberta McCain, John McCain's mother, dies at 108

Oct. 12, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help woo voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. She was 108. A spokesperson for daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. A cause of death was not immediately...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., walk together to speak to the media at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden, Harris dodge questions about Supreme Court expansion

Oct. 9, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — There are few topics that Joe Biden isn't willing to opine on — except the Supreme Court. The Democratic presidential nominee and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are refusing demands from Republicans — and some fellow Democrats — to say whether they would seek to expand...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump wants to hold rally in Florida on Saturday

Oct. 8, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he wants to try and hold a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday “if we have enough time to put it together.” He also says he might also hold a campaign rally the following...