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Virus cases lead to voluntary curfew in Arizona county

Nov. 23, 2020 8:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in an Arizona county want residents to observe a 10 p.m. curfew to discourage people from going to parties, bars and other social settings that are risky for the spread of the coronavirus. Aaron Pacheco, a spokesman for the Pima County Health Department, said Monday that a...

Navajo Nation reports 197 additional virus cases, no deaths

Nov. 23, 2020 8:18 PM EST

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting 197 additional COVID-19 cases and no deaths from the virus as of Monday evening. A day earlier, officials had reported 383 cases, an all-time high for the vast reservation. In all, the tribe has reported more than 15,000 cases of the virus and 631...

Mark Kelly, Arizona Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to supporters as he speaks during an election night event Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kelly meets with Ducey as he prepares to take seat in Senate

Nov. 23, 2020 7:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Incoming Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly met with Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Monday as he prepares to take office as soon as next week. The discussion at Ducey's office in Phoenix touched on distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, dealing with the economic fallout from the pandemic,...

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: Los Angeles on brink of another stay-home order

Nov. 23, 2020 7:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES — The largest county in the United States is on the brink of a stay-home order after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by Los Angeles County public health officials to trigger such an action. A swell of new cases Monday put the county over an average of 4,500 cases per day. Public...

A fan wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus cheers during Game 2 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: UAlbany women's hoops postpones first 3 games

Nov. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community. UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women's...

Judge rejects GOP bid to delay vote certification in Phoenix

Nov. 23, 2020 4:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s bid to postpone the certification of election results in Maricopa County and dismissed the party’s legal challenge that sought a new audit of a sampling of ballots. Judge John Hannah issued the ruling Thursday with little...

'Thanksgiving Grandma' keeps up tradition despite COVID loss

Nov. 23, 2020 3:20 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who drew widespread attention after opening her Thanksgiving table to a stranger she accidentally texted has kept the tradition going, despite losing her husband to COVID-19. Jamal Hinton, 21, and Dench met in 2016 after the grandmother from the Phoenix suburb of Mesa texted...

Last Arizona county OKs election tally, assures Biden win

Nov. 23, 2020 3:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Elected leaders in the last Arizona county to certify its results from the Nov. 3 election signed off on their tally Monday, setting the stage for state leaders to formalize Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s historic win in the Grand Canyon State. The five-member Mohave...

Travelers leave the AirTrain at JKF International Airport Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in New York. Rising U.S. coronavirus cases, a new round of state lockdowns and public health guidance discouraging trips are dampening enthusiasm for what is usually the biggest travel period of the year. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

Nov. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EST

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. And the crowds are only expected to grow. Next Sunday is likely to be the busiest day of the...

El Mirage police shoot man after a traffic stop altercation

Nov. 22, 2020 11:40 PM EST

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — An El Mirage police officer shot and wounded a man after nearly being run down during a traffic stop, according to authorities. They said Theron William Rood suffered a gunshot wound to the right arm and left leg. He was transported to a hospital for treatment and then released...