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Bawi UK, 22, is photographed in his apartment in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. UK was a small child when his parents fled Myanmar, leaving him and his siblings to be cared for by their maternal grandmother. UK said the family suffered discrimination as Christians in a predominantly Buddhist nation. The military government was also trying to forcibly conscript his father.

New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote

Sep. 28, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. Now, tens of thousands of refugees welcomed into the U.S. during the Obama administration are American citizens,...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Bumgarner gets 1st win in final start for D-backs, 11-3

Sep. 27, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings to win his first game for Arizona in his ninth and final start this season, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 on Sunday to close disappointing years for both teams. Bumgarner (1-4), a former World Series MVP for San...

Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

Ex-Backpage execs want judge in their criminal case recused

Sep. 24, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former executives of Backpage.com are seeking the recusal of the federal judge presiding over a criminal case in which they are accused of knowingly publishing ads for sexual services, arguing that statements made by the judge’s husband, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, about...

Black man held at gunpoint by Arizona officer seeks $2.5M

Sep. 23, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Black man filed a $2.5 million claim Wednesday against the Arizona city of Tempe after a police officer held him at gunpoint while looking for a white suspect at a hotel. The claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — was filed by hotel employee Trevonyae Cumpian stemming from his...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas.  Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

Sep. 19, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even...

Federal law enforcement personnel stand outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Phoenix. A drive-by shooting wounded a federal court security officer Tuesday outside the courthouse in downtown Phoenix, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover, according to city police and the FBI, which is investigating. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phoenix courthouse shooting suspect agrees to remain jailed

Sep. 17, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire earlier this week on a security officer outside the federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix has agreed to remain jailed on assault and weapons charges. James Lee Carr, who made his first court appearance Thursday since his arrest, didn’t seek to be...

Federal law enforcement personnel stand outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Phoenix. A drive-by shooting wounded a federal court security officer Tuesday outside the courthouse in downtown Phoenix, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover, according to city police and the FBI, which is investigating. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Ex-wife: Man accused of shooting officer is mentally ill

Sep. 16, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of opening fire on a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Phoenix has a long history of mental illness but had never been violent, his ex-wife said Wednesday, a day after she helped turn him in to authorities. “There's no explanation for it. He's...

Documents: Gunman in car shot federal security officer inspecting another vehicle outside US courthouse in Phoenix

Sep. 16, 2020 5:43 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Documents: Gunman in car shot federal security officer inspecting another vehicle outside US courthouse in Phoenix.

Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber autonomous crash charged

Sep. 15, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman in suburban Phoenix. Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel’s office said on Tuesday that Rafaela...