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FILE - In this May 16, 2020, file photo, a billboard is installed on an apartment building encouraging people to wear face masks in Cape Town, South Africa, on the 51st day of a strict government lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The pandemic has fractured global relationships as governments act in the interest of their citizens, but John Nkengasong, Africa's top public health official, has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer nations. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)

The Latest: Online teaching for 3 top Michigan universities

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. — Leaders of Michigan’s three biggest research universities say online teaching will likely last for the entire academic year, keeping many students out of classrooms until next fall. The presidents of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is pulled down by Washington Football Team inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Murray maturing fast as rolling Cardinals host winless Lions

Sep. 24, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has an intriguing personality, mixing introverted tendencies with supreme confidence that has helped Arizona push to a 2-0 start for the first time in five years. Teammates love that the soft-spoken Murray works hard and is humble. They also love...

Maricopa County prosecutor wants all police to wear cameras

Sep. 24, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The top prosecutor in Maricopa County wants lawmakers to require body-worn cameras for all Arizona police officers in the field. County Attorney Allister Adel urged six lawmakers in letters on Wednesday to take action in the next legislative session after the prosecutor declined two days...

Arizona sees 566 new virus cases, very low hospital counts

Sep. 24, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospitals continue to get a break from the influx of coronavirus cases that nearly overwhelmed their ability to care for patients early in the summer, but new case counts are again edging up. Virus counts released Thursday by the state Department of Health Services show 566 new...

Undefeated Cardinals try to keep rolling vs. winless Lions

Sep. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (0-2) at ARIZONA (2-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Cardinals by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 0-2, Cardinals 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 33-28-6 LAST MEETING — Cardinals and Lions tied 27-27 on Sept. 8, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. LAST WEEK — Lions lost...

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, the morning after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP Explains: What's next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

Sep. 24, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in uncharted political terrain. There's no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider...

Caregiver of elderly Arizona man accused of theft, forgery

Sep. 23, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

DEWEY, Ariz. (AP) — A caregiver has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and other charges, according to Yavapai County Sheriff's officials. They said 51-year-old Christine Garthright was taken into custody Wednesday at the Dewey home of the 89-year-old male victim. Sheriff’s officials say Garthright...

Trial set in suit by man once charged in freeway shootings

Sep. 23, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 28 in a lawsuit that alleges a landscaper who was once charged in some of metro Phoenix’s 2015 freeway shootings was falsely arrested. Most of Leslie Merritt Jr.’s claims against Arizona Department of Public Safety officers were dismissed...

Ex-Goodyear charter school executive gets jail in fraud case

Sep. 23, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The former vice principal of a Goodyear charter school has been sentenced to four months in jail and five years of probation in a fraud case. State prosecutors said Joann Vega was sentenced Wednesday for her role in enrolling fake students to obtain funding from the Arizona Department of...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Wyatt Mathisen celebrates his two run home run as Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Rookie Mathisen hits 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rangers 7-3

Sep. 23, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Wyatt Mathisen hit his first two career homers, fellow rookie Daulton Varsho knocked in the go-ahead run with a triple, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks trailed 3-1 going into the sixth but rallied for a...