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Alabama and Arizona schedule football series

May. 21, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Alabama and Arizona have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 2032 and 2033. The first meeting between the Crimson Tide and Wildcats will be Sept. 4, 2032 in Tuscaloosa. The rematch will take place in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2033. Arizona has played seven games all-time against...

FILE - In this Thursday Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, persons are detained for being in the country illegally and are moved out of the holding area after being processed at the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol's headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. The federal government is appealing an order by a U.S. District Court judge requiring the Border Patrol to provide beds, blankets, showers and medical evaluations to migrants held in its Tucson Sector facilities for over 48 hours. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

US appeals order to give detained migrants beds in Arizona

Apr. 20, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday appealed a federal court order requiring the U.S. Border Patrol to provide beds, blankets, showers, quality food and medical evaluations to migrants held in many Arizona facilities longer than 48 hours. In February, U.S. District Judge David C. Bury ruled...

FILE - In this April 13, 2020, file photo, a patient arrives in an ambulance cared for by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside NYU Langone Medical Center, in New York. The coronavirus has breathed fresh life into old conspiracy theories and inspired a mishmash of new ones, with a cast of villains that includes Bill Gates, 5G wireless technology, the United Nations and President Donald Trump’s political foes. The baseless claims spreading on social media also feature videos taken outside hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Virus-fueled conspiracy theories take aim at hospitals

Apr. 17, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

The video lasts just 13 seconds and shows nothing more than the view from a car quietly driving past a hospital entrance. But the person who posted it on Twitter used the footage to sarcastically question reports of “apocalyptic conditions” at Mount Sinai Queens in New York City. That video and...

US border agent arrested on suspicion of child sex crimes

Apr. 10, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent, who police say barricaded himself in a church for four hours, is facing charges on suspicion of sexually abusing multiple children over several years. Police in Sierra Vista said Friday that authorities arrested Dana Thornhill Thursday night following an...

Arizona's Nico Mannion (1) shoots over Washington's Elijah Hardy (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

Apr. 7, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. “I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,” Mannion posted Tuesday on Twitter. “I want to thank everyone who has truly helped me throughout my...

In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, migrants rest in the chapel of the San Juan Bosco migrant shelter, in Nogales, Mexico. For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in Mexico. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics' aid to migrants

Apr. 6, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in...