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In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, Margaret Bitsue displays a flier that features her son who she reported missing more than two years ago, Tuba City, Ariz. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from Brandon Sandoval, the youngest of her four children, in more than two years.

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

Jan. 26, 2020 7:21 PM EST

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to her agony. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from Brandon Lee...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. A patient in Southern California is third person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials said. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

Jan. 26, 2020 6:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California and the other in Maricopa County,...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, night falls on the Capitol, in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. Web traffic and TV ratings tell a similar story, with public interest seeming to flag after the House voted last month to impeach a president for only the third time in U.S. history.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

Jan. 26, 2020 2:47 PM EST

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. As House impeachment managers make their case to remove President Donald Trump from office, voters in several states said in interviews with The Associated Press that...

Arizona guard Dylan Smith, middle, gets fouled as he gets past Arizona State guard Jaelen House (10), Arizona State forward Mickey Mitchell, right, as Arizona State forward Jalen Graham, back right, looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona State rallies to knock off No. 22 Arizona 66-65

Jan. 26, 2020 12:53 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State dug a deep early hole against its biggest rival. When the Sun Devils tried to shoot their way back into it, things only got worse. Facing a second straight desert decimation against Arizona, the Sun Devils dug down defensively and got the ball into Alonzo Verge Jr.'s hands...

Washington lifts Utah Valley over Grand Canyon 73-69

Jan. 25, 2020 10:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — TJ Washington had 24 points as Utah Valley edged past Grand Canyon 73-69 on Saturday night. Isaiah White had 10 points and six rebounds for Utah Valley (9-13, 3-4 Western Athletic Conference). Casdon Jardine added 10 points and 13 rebounds. Brandon Averette had six rebounds and six assists....

Andre, Avdalovic pace NAU's win over Portland State 84-82

Jan. 25, 2020 10:08 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bernie Andre had a big double-double and Luke Avdalovic scored a career-high 25 points as Northern Arizona edged Portland State 84-82 on Saturday. Andre had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (10-7, 4-4 Big Sky). Cameron Shelton had 14 points and seven assists and...

In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. photo courtesy of Jim Whitfill, Phoenix police officers are seen on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix police say a woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers evacuating part of one concourse. No device was found after a search Friday. (Jim Whitfill via AP)

Police: Woman charged after Phoenix airport partly evacuated

Jan. 25, 2020 2:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers having to evacuate part of one concourse, police said Saturday. A police bomb squad responded Friday but...

This Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows a dummy skeleton found after a State Trooper traffic stop of a 62-year-old man for an HOV lane violation in Phoenix. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)

Man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane

Jan. 24, 2020 11:29 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper pulled over the man on Thursday after noticing he had placed a fake skeleton in the passenger's front...

McDonald scores 24, No. 18 Arizona women beat Arizona State

Jan. 24, 2020 10:35 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aari McDonald had nine of her 24 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 rebounds to help No. 18 Arizona beat No. 16 Arizona State 59-53 on Friday night. Dominique McBryde's 3-pointer with 3:05 to go sparked a 7-0 run for the Wildcats (16-3, 5-3 Pac-12) that ended at 52-42...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Arizona state Rep. Nancy Barto, middle, stands with other lawmakers in the State House. Transgender girls and women in Arizona would be barred from participating in sports on the team that aligns with their gender identity under a proposed law. Republican Rep. Barto introduced the measure on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, saying it is intended to prevent female athletes from being forced to compete against biological males. It would apply to K-12 schools, community colleges and state universities but only to female teams. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Arizona bill would ban transgender girls, women from teams

Jan. 24, 2020 8:17 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Transgender girls and women would be barred from participating in sports on the team that aligns with their gender identity under a proposed Arizona law. The proposal announced by GOP Rep. Nancy Barto on Friday is co-sponsored by 22 other Republican House members and is the latest on a...