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3 people dead, 2 others injured in crash on I-17 in Phoenix

Aug. 13, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three people were killed and two others critically injured after a multi-vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 17 in central Phoenix, authorities said. City firefighters said three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred about 6 p.m. Two other people were taken to...

Navajo Nation reports 38 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

Aug. 13, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 38 more cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,394 and the known death toll to 478 as of Thursday. Navajo Department of Health officials said 87,402 people have been tested for...

Turf Paradise cancels horse racing schedule due to COVID-19

Aug. 13, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Turf Paradise has cancelled its 2020-21 horse racing schedule due to the coronavirus. Track officials said the restrictions on large crowds combined with the economic uncertainties associated with periodic closures and necessary social distance requirements make it impossible to conduct a...

Navajo man loses latest bid to delay federal execution

Aug. 13, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The only Native American on federal death row lost a bid Thursday to push back his execution date. Unless Lezmond Mitchell gets relief from another court or is granted clemency, he will be put to death on Aug. 26 at the federal prison in Indiana where he is being held. Mitchell's...

Patricia Santos, left, and her daughter Malia Santos mark their vehicle prior to a car rally Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Phoenix. A coalition of voting rights groups in Arizona have banded together with a lofty goal of getting one million people to vote this November. (AP Photo/Matt York)

In Arizona, groups aim for 1 million voters to oust Trump

Aug. 13, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A coalition of voting rights groups in Arizona has banded together with the lofty goal of getting one million people to vote against President Donald Trump this November. The new group, Mi AZ, launched Thursday with a car rally outside state government offices in Phoenix. It’s...

Ducey backs schools reopening without hitting virus metrics

Aug. 13, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he was supportive of school districts that have decided to fully reopen for in-person instruction even though their counties don’t meet the guidelines for controlling the spread of coronavirus that his own health director designed. Ducey defended...

Crews searching for a missing hiker in Tonto National Forest

Aug. 13, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are searching for hiker who has gone missing in the Tonto National Forest. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials said 25-year-old Khayman Welch was last seen walking from the parking lot area at Weaver’s Needle Vista Viewpoint about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Welch...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones waits for the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring players for the Cowboys to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did acknowledge a changing social tide after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Jerry Jones suggests wiggle room over Cowboys' anthem policy

Aug. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Jerry Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring Dallas Cowboys players to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did...

Excessive heat to bake US Southwest through coming weekend

Aug. 13, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Excessive heat is expected across the U.S. Southwest into early next week, with forecasters warning of temperatures over 110 degrees (43.3 Celcius) in desert cities such as Phoenix and Las Vegas. High temperatures are expected to be be the norm through Monday across much of Arizona, and the...

Woman accused of striking gate agent after not wearing mask

Aug. 13, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who didn't wear a mask while on a flight was arrested at the Phoenix airport after being denied permission to board a second flight and allegedly striking an airline gate agent in the face with her hand, officials said. Yolanda Yarbrough, 47, was arrested on suspicion of assault...