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Gender gap among Latino voters seen in some families

Oct. 29, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Gonzales promised his wife he wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016. But the 60-year-old salesman in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa voted for him anyway and said he plans to do it again next week. Gonzales said he’s drawn to what he sees as Trump’s alignment with...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Mildred Madison, 94, right, on a

The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event

Oct. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Democratic nominee made a surprise appearance Wednesday on a virtual get-out-the-vote event hosted by Winfrey that...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against the GOP incumbent. Although the party makeup of Arizona’s congressional delegation has been remarkably stable for the past decade, Democrats hope to change that this year with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who is challenging five-term Schweikert in the suburban 6th District that takes in much of north Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Arizona Democrats target once-solidly red 6th District

Oct. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against a wounded GOP incumbent with a slimmer-than-normal bank account as they look to extend their control of the congressional delegation in the...

This Oct. 22, 2020, photo shows the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, which abruptly shut down its inpatient obstetrics services in August. The move has left dozens of expectant moms scrambling to seek birthing services elsewhere and some facing unexpected, steep costs. (Dalton Walker/Indian Country Today via AP)

Phoenix Indian hospital abruptly shuts down birthing center

Oct. 28, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For months, Rochelle Chee diligently went to the Phoenix Indian Medical Center for prenatal checkups. She knew a midwife and other staff there well and felt confident in the idea of going to the facility to deliver her first baby, who was growing big, in the 90th percentile for his...

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...