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Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, Dr. Cara Christ, director of Arizona Department of Health Services, answers a question at a news conference on the latest regarding the coronavirus in Phoenix. A judge has ruled Arizona doesn't have to publicly reveal the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes and other long-term facilities in the state, marking a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the information. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Judge rules against news agencies over nursing home stats

May. 29, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona doesn’t have to publicly reveal the number of coronavirus cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes, long-term facilities and retirement homes, a state judge ruled on Friday. The ruling marked a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the...

With City of Phoenix staffers helping, in red at left, patrons get on an express bus set up by the city to take people to a heat relief station inside the Phoenix Convention Center as temperatures climb to 112-degrees Friday, May 29, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

May. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. A 48,000-square-foot (4,459-square-meters) hall of the...

A City of Phoenix worker stands near graffiti at a bus stop, Friday, May 29, in Phoenix, in the aftermath of a demonstration protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody Monday with much of the arrest captured on video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of Floyd. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phoenix march to protest George Floyd's death turns violent

May. 29, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A rally in downtown Phoenix to protest the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis turned violent when protesters in Arizona’s largest city threw rocks and bottles at officers, broke windows at police headquarters, and damaged businesses and vehicles, officials...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Dr. Cara Christ, Director of Arizona Department of Health Services, left, depart after speaking about the state's most recent coronavirus data during a news conference Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Ducey: Schools will reopen in fall, youth sports can resume

May. 28, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Youth sports and summer day camps can resume, and schools will reopen in the fall following closures because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday. Schools chief Kathy Hoffman next week will outline how schools will operate, Ducey said, but it won't be a complete...

FILE - This booking photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office shows 20-year-old Armando Hernandez Jr., who was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and other crimes in a shooting near a shopping and entertainment district in Glendale, Ariz. An Arizona grand jury has indicted construction worker Hernandez Jr. on 39 charges in a shooting rampage at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP,File)

Arizona man accused of shooting 3 is indicted on 39 charges

May. 28, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a construction worker on 39 charges in a shooting rampage at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex that wounded three people. Armando Hernandez Jr. was indicted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, 10 counts of aggravated assault, 15...

Phoenix police arrest man in fatal shooting of 16-year-old

May. 28, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have arrested a 31-year-old man in the killing of a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two other people wounded. Emeterio Trujillo was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder, drive-by shooting and probation violation, police said Thursday. Sean Chinn was fatally shot...

Authorities: Peoria woman cited after fatal freeway crash

May. 28, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria woman has been cited in a car crash that killed one pedestrian and seriously injured another in Phoenix earlier this week, police said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said 27-year-old Palina Khastal is facing a charge of failure to remain at the scene of a fatal...

Arizona sues Google over 'deceptive' location tracking

May. 27, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemmed from an investigation that began after The Associated Press reported on Google's...

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey give an update on the state's pandemic response during a news conference in Phoenix. A judge will hear arguments Wednesday, May 27, 2020, over whether Arizona must publicly reveal the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes. Christ has previously said she wouldn't release the information without a court order. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool,File)

Judge mulls whether Arizona must reveal nursing home data

May. 27, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a lawsuit seeking the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents at Arizona's nursing homes says he understands the public's need for disclosing such information but he also sees the state's concerns in withholding the data. Maricopa County Superior Court...