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Arizona State University student Chase Hales wears a mask while on campus in Tempe, Ariz., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. A confirmed case of a virus outbreak from China at Arizona State University has left students feeling alarmed, despite the school's attempts to tamp down panic. (Griselda Zetino/KTAR News 92.3 via AP)

Arizona college students question response to virus case

Jan. 28, 2020 7:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A confirmed case of a virus outbreak from China at Arizona State University has left students feeling alarmed, despite the school's attempts to tamp down panic. From putting on masks to signing a petition to cancel classes, students are questioning whether the university and health...

Woman indicted on murder charges in deaths of her 3 kids

Jan. 28, 2020 6:43 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the suffocation deaths of her three young children in Phoenix. The indictment filed Monday against Rachel Henry mirrors earlier charges lodged by prosecutors in the Jan. 21 deaths of 3-year-old Zane Henry, 23-month-old Miraya Henry...

Man arrested in shooting death of Arizona Rattlers player

Jan. 28, 2020 2:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of Lance McDowell, a player for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League, police said Tuesday. Christopher Verland Ayers III was already jailed on unrelated charges when he was rebooked Monday on suspicion of second-degree...

A look at the week ahead in golf

Jan. 28, 2020 11:25 AM EST

PGA TOUR WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN Site: Scottsdale, Ariz. Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71. Purse: $7.3 million. Winner's share: $1,314,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: Rickie Fowler....

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

Jan. 28, 2020 10:24 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also found that Arizona's...

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Mom of 2 missing kids found in Hawaii with new husband

Jan. 27, 2020 4:11 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say the mother of two missing kids has been found in Hawaii along with her new husband, but there's still no sign of the children in the cross-country investigation that includes several mysterious deaths. Police in Kauai pulled over Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell near a beachside...

Man accused of driving impaired, 2 Phoenix pedestrians hurt

Jan. 26, 2020 11:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a man suspected of driving impaired has been arrested after allegedly injuring a woman and a young boy at a crosswalk. They say 58-year-old Abe Mejia was taken into custody after Saturday night’s incident. Police say officers were stopped at an intersection when...

2 found dead after shooting at senior living facility

Jan. 25, 2020 4:24 PM EST

ANTHEM, Ariz. (AP) — Two people were found dead by Maricopa County sheriff's deputies investigating a shooting Saturday at a senior living facility in an unincorporated area of Anthem in far north metro Phoenix, the Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office said no suspects were sought but didn't release...

Arizona school facilities director resigns amid criticism

Jan. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The executive director of the Arizona School Facilities Board has resigned after a bill was introduced in the state Legislature to eliminate the agency and transfer responsibilities to the state Department of Administration. Paul Bakalis' resignation was first reported by political...

In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. photo courtesy of Jim Whitfill, Phoenix police officers are seen on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix police say a woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers evacuating part of one concourse. No device was found after a search Friday. (Jim Whitfill via AP)

Police: Woman charged after Phoenix airport partly evacuated

Jan. 25, 2020 2:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers having to evacuate part of one concourse, police said Saturday. A police bomb squad responded Friday but...