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Arizona forward Zeke Nnaji dunks against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 83-62. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Arizona's Nnaji declares for NBA draft after one season

Mar. 31, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zeke Nnaji has declared for the NBA draft after one productive season at Arizona. "After much prayer and deliberation with my family, I have decided to make myself available for the 2020 NBA draft," Nnaji tweeted Tuesday. Nnaji didn't arrive in Tucson with the same hype as fellow...

The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, a health care worker prepares to collect a sample to test for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site in Miami. Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe so too do the crimes related to it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global fear, panic

Mar. 24, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. Con artists peddle fake cures and financial scams. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, answers a question as he is joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, right, as they provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Monday, March 23, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona death prompts warning against self-medication

Mar. 24, 2020 4:29 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area man has died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication that's been touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19. Banner Health said...

High court won't hear case of Arizona man freed from prison

Mar. 23, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that a man freed after more than 40 years in prison can't sue for damages. The high court on Monday turned away a lawsuit by Louis Taylor. Taylor was convicted of starting a 1970 fire at the Pioneer Hotel in Tucson, Arizona, that killed...

FILE - This Dec. 5, 2019, photo shows the Detroit skyline. Detroit Charter Commission Vice Chair Nicole Small said the city, with one of the nation’s largest African American-majorities, has been hit particularly hard by foreclosures since the height of the mortgage crisis in 2008. Small said homeowners need relief beyond what’s being offered in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

As virus grips nation, advocates move to halt evictions

Mar. 20, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the day after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic, Joe Ferguson was given a batch of court-ordered evictions to carry out in his job as constable in Tucson, Arizona. He knocked on doors in the majority Hispanic community of South Tucson, told residents to gather...

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld speaks during the Higher Education Forum – College Costs & Debt in the 2020 Elections, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the University of New Hampshire in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: Weld ends Republican primary challenge to Trump

Mar. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primaries (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is ending his primary challenge to President Donald Trump. Weld said in a statement Wednesday that he was suspending his 2020 Republican presidential bid. It came hours...

The Latest: USA Swimming cancels meet, delays nationals

Mar. 16, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): USA Swimming has canceled next month's TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Southern California and postponed the combined open water national and junior national championships in Florida. The TYR meet was to be held April 16-19...

In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, two children run past the Our Lady of Guadalupe church in the town of Guadalupe, Ariz., near Phoenix. Founded by Yaqui Indian refugees from south of the border more than a century ago, the town named for Mexico's patron saint, is proud of its history but wary of outsiders as it prepares for the 2020 Census count its leaders hope will help better fund a $12 million budget to fill potholes and mend aging sewage lines. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-MIlls)

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

Mar. 16, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a suburb surrounding it. Founded by Yaqui Indian refugees from Mexico more than a century ago, Guadalupe is...

Sister Maris Stella Vaugham teaches a religion class at the St. John Paul II Catholic School in Phoenix, Ariz., on Feb. 26, 2020. In the western suburbs of Phoenix, enrollment is surging at this new Catholic high school built to serve a fast-growing, heavily Hispanic community. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-MIlls)

US Hispanic Catholics are future, but priest numbers dismal

Mar. 14, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maria Chavira, a senior administrator in the Diocese of Phoenix, says Spanish-speaking Catholic parishes in her area are “bursting at the seams” and celebrates the emergence of Hispanics as the largest ethnic component of the church nationwide. Throughout the Southwest, where...