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A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

Recordings released in shooting that inspired protests

Jul. 13, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have released a 911 call and a police radio recording from an encounter along a Phoenix freeway in which an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer fatally shot a Black man. The May 25 fatal shooting of 28-year-old Dion Johnson by Trooper George Cervantes inspired protesters...

Deaths of 2 men at Lake Pleasant under investigation

Jul. 13, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men on Sunday after they felt an electrical current in the water at a marina on Lake Pleasant. The cause of death for 53-year-old Timothy Miller and his brother, 50-year-old Michael Miller, is under investigation, said Maricopa County...

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey talks about an executive order as he speaks about the latest coronavirus information at a news conference, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Arizona sees new highs in COVID-19 ventilator, ICU bed use

Jul. 13, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is reporting all-time highs in coronavirus patients using ventilators and occupying beds in intensive-care units. The state Department of Health Services said 671 COVID-19 patients were on ventilators and 936 were in intensive care as of Sunday. Hospitals were hovering around 90%...

3 school teachers in Winkelman get COVID-19, one later dies

Jul. 12, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three school teachers in the small eastern Arizona community of Winkelman tested positive for the coronavirus last month and one of them died, according to a Phoenix television station. ABC15 reported Sunday that Kimberley Byrd shared a classroom with two other teachers at Leonor Hambly K-8....

Arizona will use experimental drug to help COVID-19 patients

Jul. 12, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona will be getting 361 cases of the experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir, which appears to help patients with COVID-19 recover faster. The drug received emergency approval in May by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The shipment comes from the U.S....

More than 60 Phoenix firefighters test positive for virus

Jul. 12, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 60 firefighters with the Phoenix Fire Department have tested positive for the coronavirus. “We have had multiple positive cases in the past week, a truly alarming amount,” P.J. Dean, a spokesman for United Phoenix Firefighters Association, told Phoenix radio station...

Body recovered from lake in Laveen park; Man likely drowned

Jul. 12, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The body of a man who apparently drowned in a lake at Cesar Chavez Park in Laveen has been recovered, according to authorities. Phoenix Fire Department crews were called to the area Saturday morning on reports of a man who fell into the lake. Witnesses told ABC15 that they saw the man on a...

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler looks at this cellphone outside the Nevada Legislature before the Assembly gaveled in for the fourth day of the 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Nevada lawmakers suspend session over virus case

Jul. 11, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers have pumped the brakes on their emergency special session because someone in the legislative building has tested positive for the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak has convened the session so lawmakers can balance the state budget amid a projected $1.2 billion shortfall...

Arizona courts eye ways to hold jury trials during pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona courts are entering new legal waters by exploring innovative procedures and technology such as videoconferencing to hold jury trials during the coronavirus pandemic. Largely rural Mohave County recently held a criminal trial during which jurors viewed the proceedings by watching...