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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...

Police cars close off a street outside the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. 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)

Shooting outside US court in Phoenix wounds federal officer

Sep. 15, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person was later taken into custody, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, according to city police and the FBI. Jill McCabe,...

FBI says a person has been taken into custody after a federal officer was shot outside the US courthouse in Phoenix

Sep. 15, 2020 5:26 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — FBI says a person has been taken into custody after a federal officer was shot outside the US courthouse in Phoenix.
Associated Press journalist Cheyanne Mumphrey opens her planner to the month of September with a cup of hot chocolate in her studio in downtown Phoenix on Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)

VIRUS DIARY: Alone, craving change, but above all grateful

Sep. 15, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For what feels like the first time in my life I’m craving change, longing for something different. But the start of each month aches like I’m repeatedly waking up and reliving the same nightmares from the previous month. The headlines read another business shut down, another...

Supporters react as President Donald Trump speaks at a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump defies virus rules as 'peaceful protest' rallies grow

Sep. 15, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and flouting his own administration’s coronavirus guidelines as he holds ever-growing rallies in battleground...

Supporters react as President Donald Trump speaks at a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump defies virus rules as 'peaceful protest' rallies grow

Sep. 14, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and flouting his own administration’s coronavirus guidelines as he holds ever-growing rallies in battleground...