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The Latest: Pakistan minister tests positive for coronavirus

Jul. 6, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Minister of State for Health Zafar Mirza tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest high profile government minister to contract the virus. Foreign Minister Moahmood Qureshi announced Friday that he too tested positive for the virus. The two men say their symptoms are...

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Trump's bluster doesn't beat a virus, calm a restive nation

Jul. 6, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment trial had ended with acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate. It was time to gloat and settle scores. “It was evil," Trump said of the...

Man jumps into Waddell canal to save his dog, likely drowns

Jul. 6, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WADDELL, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a man in Waddell who jumped into a canal to save his dog. Sheriff's deputies said a man in his 50s and his wife were walking their dog Saturday morning along the canal in the city northwest of Phoenix. At one...

Small plane makes emergency landing on a busy Sedona roadway

Jul. 6, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane had to make an emergency landing in the middle of a busy road in the northern Arizona town of Sedona. Authorities said the plane took off from the Sedona Airport with a pilot and a passenger about 11 a.m. Sunday and it began to have problems. Phoenix TV station KTVK...

A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

Jul. 5, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that...

The grounds crew works on the field at Oakland Coliseum before an Oakland Athletics baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Latest: Two Arizona relievers tested positive for virus

Jul. 5, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that relief pitchers Silvino Bracho and Junior Guerra have both tested positive for COVID-19. The Diamondbacks had previously revealed that three players on the 40-man roster had tested...

Virus fear prompts Mexican town to block road from US border

Jul. 5, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of the town of Sonoyta, across from Lukeville, Arizona, briefly blocked the main road leading south from the U.S. border over the weekend over fears of coronavirus outbreaks. Arizona has seen a major upsurge in infections and there were worries about intensified contagion...

Black Canyon City man surrenders to police in wife's death

Jul. 5, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A man has turned himself in to Cottonwood police after his wife was found dead at the couple's Black Canyon City home, authorities said Sunday. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said 64-year-old Donald Scott as taken into custody Saturday afternoon and booked into the Camp...

Navajo Nation reports 71 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Jul. 5, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 71 additional cases of COVID-19 and two more known deaths. A total of 7,804 people on the vast reservation that spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have tested positive with 337 known deaths as of Saturday night. Tribal...

Police: Peoria woman dead after allegedly stabbed by husband

Jul. 5, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman has died after allegedly being stabbed by her husband in a domestic violence incident in Peoria, according to police. They said officers received a 911 call around 6:15 a.m. Saturday. Someone in the home witnessed the man stabbing his wife and ran to a neighbor’s house...