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426Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Broward College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Coconut Creek, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida

Oct. 29, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pressing against stiff headwinds from the pandemic, President Donald Trump steered toward what he hoped was safer political ground with the U.S. economy Thursday, as Democratic rival Joe Biden kept up his assault on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. Campaigning hours apart in...

Democrats lose suit over Arizona redistricting panel list

Oct. 29, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature to disqualify two of five independents chosen by a judicial panel as potential chairs of a commission that will redraw political district boundaries next year. The lawsuit filed last week by House Minority Leader...

Ambulance crew work as a patient arrives at the CHR CItadelle hospital in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Belgium has announced restrictive measures across the country in an effort to curb the fast-rising tide of COVID-19, coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

The Latest: Oregon sets single-day new COVID-19 case record

Oct. 29, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon set another dismal record on Thursday with 575 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, the most ever reported in a day since the outbreak began. The state also reported two new deaths, bringing the total to 673. The Oregon Health Authority says the new cases indicate...

Richerson elected PGA president, Tim Rosaforte honored

Oct. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jim Richerson was elected the 42nd president of the PGA of America on Thursday at a virtual annual meeting that included Tim Rosaforte becoming the first journalist to be awarded honorary membership. Richerson, the senior vice president of operations for Arizona-based Troon...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey holds a COVID-19 briefing at St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Arizona governor defends school rule as virus 'storm' looms

Oct. 29, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday warned that a “storm is ahead” as coronavirus cases climb in the state, but defended new guidelines for in-person school instruction that will let students remain in class far beyond what earlier guidance would have recommended. The...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives for a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix. President Donald Trump is putting up a fight for Latino voters in key swing states with Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Polls show Biden with a commanding overall lead with Hispanic voters, a diverse group that defies neat political categories. Still, about 3 in 10 registered Latino voters nationwide back Trump, roughly consistent with how Latinos voted in 2018 congressional elections and in 2016. Latino men, like men of other races, support Trump more than Hispanic women. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Gender gap among Latino voters seen in some families

Oct. 29, 2020 6:22 PM 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...

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2020, file photo shows election workers sorting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. Despite massive turnout for early voting, elections are going pretty smoothly in the battleground state of Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Arizona sees massive turnout, smooth process in early voting

Oct. 29, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Even on weekends, there's a constant stream of cars that drive through the downtown Phoenix building where one of Maricopa County's several secure drop boxes allow voters to return their ballots. Some people get out of their cars and take selfies as they're dropping off their ballots. They...

Arizona Historical Society pulls support for 3 sites

Oct. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Historical Society has pulled out of agreements to fund three historical sites, citing the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. That leaves some uncertainty about the future of Historic Fort Lowell and Downtown History Museum in Tucson, but Arizona State Parks...

Coyotes cut ties with draft pick who bullied Black classmate

Oct. 29, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes renounced their rights Thursday to their top 2020 draft pick after saying they learned more about his bullying of a Black classmate with developmental disabilities four years ago. The team parted ways with Mitchell Miller after taking criticism for selecting him...

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (29) breaks through the line for a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Do-it-all RB Edmonds ready for bigger role with Cardinals

Oct. 29, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Left tackle D.J. Humphries liked running back Chase Edmonds from the moment he joined the Arizona Cardinals. Sure, he was talented with the football in his hands, but there was something else that earned him fans among the offensive linemen. He cared about blocking. “The first...