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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey puts his face mask on after addressing the media on COVID-19 during a news conference in Phoenix. Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

The Latest: Researchers urge Arizona shutdown, mask mandate

Nov. 28, 2020 5:11 PM EST

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate. Members of the...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) talks with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the final seconds of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. The Broncos won 20-13. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Miami downgrades ailing Tua; Fitzpatrick likely to face Jets

Nov. 28, 2020 2:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was downgraded to doubtful for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets, meaning it's likely veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his first start since Oct. 18. Tagovailoa hurt the thumb on his throwing hand in practice Wednesday and was limited in...

Illinois panel featuring film on mental illness and courts

Nov. 28, 2020 10:18 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Mental Health Task Force and the chief justice of the Supreme Court will conduct a screening of a new documentary on mental illness and criminal justice. Chief Justice Ann Burke will join the task force Tuesday for a presentation of “The Definition of...

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez speaks during a protest at PortMiami by workers in the cruise ship industry wanting to return to work, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Miami. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a No Sail Order for cruise ships through Oct. 31 during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida congressman-elect tests positive for virus

Nov. 27, 2020 10:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez has tested positive for coronavirus, his campaign announced Friday. The former Miami-Dade County mayor and his wife, Lourdes, tested positive Thursday for COVID-19 after having mild symptoms, according to a statement. They said they're...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to throw against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Miami's Tagovailoa questionable for Jets due to sore thumb

Nov. 27, 2020 3:36 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is questionable for Sunday's game at the New York Jets because of a sore thumb on his throwing hand. Tagovailoa hurt his left thumb in practice and was limited for the third day in a row Friday. “He's a tough tough kid,” coach Brian...

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren laughs with quarterback Bailey Hockman (16) after the team's 38-22 victory over Florida Stateof an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Syracuse hosts NC State hoping to break 6-game skid

Nov. 27, 2020 11:32 AM EST

Josh Black never envisioned his redshirt senior year at Syracuse would be like this — only one win and six consecutive losses heading into the final two games of the season. “Losing is obviously something we don’t want to do. It’s just not us," said Black, a defensive end. "Winning is...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Brandon Marshall, left, hauls in a touchdown pass in the end zone as Denver Broncos defensive back Bradley Roby (29) watches during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. Marshall’s transition to life after football following the 2018 season has gone smoothly. But none of it would be possible if Marshall hadn’t realized he needed help nearly a decade ago to deal with isolation and bouts of depression. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Brandon Marshall tries to break the stigma of mental illness

Nov. 27, 2020 1:16 AM EST

Brandon Marshall caught 970 passes for 12,351 yards and 83 touchdowns, owns an NFL record with 21 receptions in one game and played in six Pro Bowls during a remarkable 13-year career in the NFL. His proudest accomplishment came when he sought help for mental illness. “I have to go back to when I first...

Denver Broncos defensive end DeShawn Williams (90) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dolphins optimistic Tua will face Jets despite sore thumb

Nov. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's sore thumb was better Thursday, and Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores expressed optimism his rookie quarterback will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Tagovailoa hurt the thumb on his throwing hand in practice and was limited in practice for the second day in a...

Miami officer befriends teen who attacked him during protest

Nov. 26, 2020 3:02 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The moment seemed to capture the super-heated emotions of a summer of national protest: A young Black teenager whacked a Miami police officer over the head with a skateboard during a chaotic demonstration. The social-media jury, predictably, was outraged and divided. Either the kid was a thug...