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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...

Suspect held in Arizona shopping area shooting; 3 injured

May. 21, 2020 6:57 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three people were injured, one of them critically, in a shooting Wednesday near a popular shopping and entertainment district west of Phoenix, police said. The suspect was taken into custody safely, Glendale Officer Tiffany Ngalula said in a televised briefing. The most seriously...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, file photo, a darkened Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of baseball's National League, sits empty. Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday, May 11, 2020, to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisions expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona governor opens door for pro sports return in state

May. 12, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has opened the door for professional sports to return to the state. Ducey said on Tuesday that professional sports, including MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL can resume without fans on Saturday. The state is slowly starting to reopen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As Trump resumes travel, staff takes risks to prepare trip

May. 5, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two months, President Donald Trump has rarely left the grounds of the White House as he’s dealt with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and sought to minimize his own exposure to the disease. But that changed Tuesday: Trump revved up Air Force One and...

FILE - In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Maricopa county prosecutor Juan Martinez speaks during a news conference in Phoenix. The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Thursday, April 30, 2020, in an ethics case against the prosecutor for his conduct in the Jodi Arias trial and other cases. The State Bar of Arizona, which alleged Martinez had shown a pervasive pattern of misconduct, asked the court to reverse a disciplinary panel's finding favorable to Juan Martinez. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Ex-prosecutor reprimanded for appealing to jurors' emotions

Apr. 30, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former prosecutor best known for winning a murder conviction against Jodi Arias in the gruesome killing of her former boyfriend was reprimanded Thursday by the Arizona Supreme Court for violating an ethical rule at three other death penalty trials. Though the State Bar of Arizona alleged...

New York City police officers stand by at the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The New York Police Department notified the state Department of Health, which oversees funeral homes. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The Latest: India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown

Apr. 30, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown, may relax...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1997 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jane Hull, nearing her 100th day in office, poses from a state capitol balcony which overlooks Phoenix. Hull, the first woman elected governor of Arizona and the state's first female House speaker, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Friday, April 17, 2020 saying, “Governor Hull dedicated 25 years to principled public service.” (AP Photo/Nancy Engebretson, file)

Jane Hull, first woman elected Arizona governor, dies at 84

Apr. 17, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jane Hull, Arizona's first woman elected governor and part of the “Fab Five” celebrated as the nation's first all-female elected state executive branch leadership group, has died. She was 84. Gov. Doug Ducey announced her death on Twitter on Friday, praising Hull's 25 years of...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic response Tuesday, April 14, 2020 during a press conference at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

Arizona willing to host MLB, which cuts senior staff pay

Apr. 15, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says his state is willing to host all 30 major league teams at the time public health concerns allow, which eventually could lead to the start of the baseball season primarily in empty spring training ballparks. MLB and the players' association have had preliminary...

Conviction upheld in death of Arizona girl locked in box

Apr. 14, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the murder conviction and death sentence of a man in the suffocation of a 10-year-old girl he locked in a plastic storage box as punishment and left to die. The justices rejected John Michael Allen’s claim that jurors abused their discretion...