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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) and linebacker Jordan Hicks, rear, combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right front, after a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cardinals rising in NFC thanks to much-improved defense

Oct. 20, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Kyler Murray had some big moments in his return to Texas, throwing a couple of touchdown passes and running for another score. Even so, Arizona's young quarterback knew he wasn't the star of Monday night's dominant 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys. That honor belonged to the defense. “They played...

Arizona counties can start counting early ballots now

Oct. 20, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona counties can now start tabulating early and verified ballots in a year that’s already producing massive turnout. Arizona law allows counties to start counting ballots two weeks before the election. Early results won't be reported until after polls close on Election Day, Nov....

A sign greets visitors outside the Curb Event Center at Belmont University as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn., during the coronavirus outbreak. Governors of states including Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska and North Dakota are all facing calls from doctors and public health officials to require masks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: CDC says US has seen 300K more deaths than usual

Oct. 20, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK — A new government report shows that since the coronavirus pandemic began, the U.S. has seen 300,000 more deaths than it usually would. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking how many deaths have been reported and comparing them with counts seen in other years. Usually,...

Committee highlights diversity in NAU presidential search

Oct. 20, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Members of the search committee for the next president of Northern Arizona University have made diversity the subject of its first meeting, calling for someone who will collaborate with and support diverse populations, including the Native American community. The 14-member Northern...

School bus crashes in Arizona; Driver accused of impairment

Oct. 20, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — A school bus driver has been arrested for allegedly driving impaired after a crash injured several children in northern Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said 65-year-old Charles Hoag was taken into custody after Monday’s crash in Williams. They said the...

People walk outside the Curb Event Center at Belmont University as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden does prep

Oct. 20, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the opposite...

Crews work to protect homes in evacuated Arizona community

Oct. 20, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have installed sprinklers and cleared open spaces to protect homes in the evacuated small community of Crown King from a wildfire burning in the Prescott National Forest north-central Arizona. The fire remained at about 14.3 square miles (37 square kilometers) with...

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) and linebacker Jordan Hicks, rear, combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right front, after a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

McCarthy's 1st season in Dallas coming apart over turnovers

Oct. 20, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy is a big believer in winning the turnover battle. His first season as coach of the Dallas Cowboys is coming apart because of how badly his team is losing that battle. Dallas is minus-12 in turnover margin, the worst in the NFL through six games since 2013 and the worst...

Arizona again reports more than 1,000 additional COVID cases

Oct. 20, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported over 1,000 additional known coronavirus cases for the second time in a week as the state's seven-day rolling average of new cases continued to increase. The state Department of Health Services reported 1,040 additional cases and seven additional deaths, increasing...

Residents line up outside the Montgomery County, Pa., Voter Services office, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Norristown, Pa. Monday is the last day in Pennsylvania to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election in which the presidential battleground state is playing a central role in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Republicans see bright spot in 2020 voter registration push

Oct. 20, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

The Republican Party has cut into Democrats' advantage in voter registration tallies across some critical presidential battleground states, a fact they point to as evidence of steady — and overlooked — enthusiasm for President Donald Trump and his party. Even though Trump trails in national polls...