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Woman accused of striking gate agent after not wearing mask

Aug. 13, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who didn't wear a mask while on a flight was arrested at the Phoenix airport after being denied permission to board a second flight and allegedly striking an airline gate agent in the face with her hand, officials said. Yolanda Yarbrough, 47, was arrested on suspicion of assault...

Arizona Indigenous cold cases to be probed by new task force

Aug. 13, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials are opening an office in Arizona aimed at investigating cold cases involving Indigenous people who have been killed or are missing. The office will open in the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix on Thursday. The task force is part of an effort to address unsolved...

Big Sky scuttles rest of fall sports schedule over COVID-19

Aug. 13, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has voted to postpone all fall sports competition until the spring because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The decision follows the Big Sky’s postponement of fall football on Aug. 6 when the league became one of the first in the nation to...

Excessive tap to bake US Southwest through coming weekend

Aug. 13, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Excessive heat is expected across the U.S. Southwest into early next week, with forecasters warning of temperatures over 110 degrees (43.3 Celcius) in desert cities such as Phoenix and Las Vegas. High temperatures are expected to be be the norm through Monday across much of Arizona, and the...

Arizona reports 1,351 additional virus cases, 36 more deaths

Aug. 13, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 1,351 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 36 additional deaths. The figures reported by the Department of Health Services increased the state's totals to 190,794 confirmed cases with 4,383 deaths. The number of infections is thought to be far...

A rental sign is posted in front of an apartment complex Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Phoenix. Housing advocacy groups have joined lawmakers lobbying Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to extend his coronavirus-era moratorium on evictions when it expires, when the 120-day order ending July 22 was supposed to ensure people would not lose their homes if they fell ill to COVID-19 or lost jobs in the pandemic's economic fallout. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Landlord advocacy groups filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday seeking to invalidate as unconstitutional Gov. Doug Ducey's moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost their income due to the coronavirus. The...

Navajo Nation reports 22 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Aug. 12, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 22 more cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,356 and the known death toll to 477 as of Wednesday. Navajo Department of Health officials said 86,759 people have been tested...

Native American man seeks further delay of federal execution

Aug. 12, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for the only Native American on federal death row are asking a judge to delay his upcoming execution while they argue that the procedures should be consistent with Arizona law. Lezmond Mitchell, who is Navajo, is set to be put to death on Aug. 26 at the federal prison in...

Arizona Coyotes' goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) is scored on as Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) and Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrate during the third period of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Edmonton, Ontario, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0

Aug. 12, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Colorado dominated well into the third period with nothing to show for it. All that firepower and the Avalanche could not solve Arizona goalie Darcy Kuemper. Once they broke through, an avalanche of goals followed, giving Colorado a hard-earned win to open the Stanley Cup playoffs....

Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta follows the flight of his double to drive in three runs off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500

Aug. 12, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 for the Rockies. He went 0 for 4,...