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FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, pallbearers wearing personal protective equipment suits lift the casket containing the remains of Benedict Somi Vilakasi for his burial ceremony at the Nasrec Memorial Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: South Africa nearing 10,000 coronavirus deaths

Aug. 6, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is reporting more than 8,300 new confirmed coronavirus cases as the country with the world’s fifth largest caseload is approaching 10,000 deaths. The new health ministry figures push the total cases on the African continent past the 1 million mark. South Africa has more...

Man fatally shot at Phoenix apartment complex; suspect flees

Aug. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police were searching for a suspect after a man was fatally shot Thursday at an apartment complex in west Phoenix. They said the shooting occurred shortly before 1 p.m. and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the man hasn’t been released yet. Police said the...

Man accused of firing shots at pursuing police officers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 37-year-old man sought on charges of domestic violence and other crimes was arrested after allegedly shooting at pursuing officers before and during a chase on local streets and three metro Phoenix freeways, authorities said Thursday. Bryan Lamb on Wednesday first fired one shot...

A poster with coronavirus relief materials that have been provided to Arizona is displayed as President Donald Trump meets with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Death toll from COVID-19 in Arizona tops 4,000

Aug. 6, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of known coronavirus-related deaths in Arizona has now surpassed 4,000, health officials said Thursday. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported another 1,444 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 70 more deaths. This brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began...

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, poses for a photograph in front of his campaign vehicle as he is running for the position of Maricopa County Sheriff again, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Arpaio is trying to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years. He faces his former second-in-command, Jerry Sheridan, in the Aug. 4 Republican primary in what has become his second comeback bid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Joe Arpaio clings to relevancy in what’s likely his last run

Aug. 5, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has grown more politically moderate in the past five years, but Republican primary voters haven’t entirely abandoned Joe Arpaio, the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix who lost the job in 2016 amid voter frustration over his legal troubles and headline-grabbing tactics. The...

A large homeless encampment is shown Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Phoenix. Maricopa County officials said Wednesday there have been 490 cases of homeless people infected with the virus since the pandemic began among the county's approximately 7,400 homeless, with at least nine people self-identifying as homeless have died in Maricopa County. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Over 500 Arizona inmates test positive amid slowing virus

Aug. 5, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona corrections officials have said that 517 inmates at the state prison in Tucson have tested positive for the coronavirus even as the overall spread in the state seems to be turning a corner. And state health officials on Wednesday reported 1,698 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and...

Phoenix police ID man who allegedly was fatally shot by wife

Aug. 5, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police on Wednesday released the name of a man who allegedly was shot by his wife at the couple's west Phoenix home and later died at a hospital. They said the man was 38-year-old Devin Anderson. Police said 33-year-old Samone Lomax has been booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of...

Ballots are boxed up after votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Final Arizona tally may take days, as usual

Aug. 5, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Politicians in tight races should not expect final results from Arizona's primary election for at least a few days, a regular occurrence in the state even though it sees the vast majority of voters cast ballots early by mail. That's because many of those voting by mail cling to the habit of...

Phoenix police investigate after man dies while in custody

Aug. 5, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police Department has started an investigation into a man's death after being taken into custody and later found unresponsive in the back of a police vehicle. Police on Wednesday identified the man as 28-year-old Ramon Timothy Lopez. Officers responded to reports of a man looking...

Ballots are handled after the votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Big Arizona voter turnout brings slow results, few surprises

Aug. 5, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters turned out in near-record numbers to set the stage for a high stakes battle for the U.S. Senate, keep former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's comeback hopes alive and give a strong challenger to a wounded incumbent congressman. Dr. Hiral Tipirneni won a four-way Democratic primary Tuesday...