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Protesters carry a banner in front of the official residence of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as part of an in-person and virtual for justice in the police shooting of a Black man two weeks earlier on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Family of Rodney Applewhite, 25, have been asking for additional details in the incident that led to him being shot by police. New Mexico State Police released additional information after the protest, and released his name to the public. Applewhite, of South Bend, Indiana, was driving through New Mexico on the way to a family Thanksgiving in Phoenix, Arizona, when police shot him on Nov. 19, his family said. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Police provide details of deadly encounter with Black man

Dec. 4, 2020 8:33 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Activists on Friday rallied in person and online to bring attention to the case of a young Black man who was shot by a New Mexico state police while on a road trip from Indiana to Arizona, while investigators finally provided more details about what led to the deadly encounter. Rodney...

Man suspected in New Mexico homicide fatally shot in Arizona

Dec. 4, 2020 8:14 PM EST

TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of killing a New Mexico woman was fatally shot Friday after he fired at law enforcement officials who were trying to arrest him in Arizona, the FBI said. Leonard Francis Kieren, 60, was pronounced dead in a remote area in Tonopah, about 50 miles west of Phoenix, the FBI...

Judge dismisses GOP bid to undo Biden's victory in Arizona

Dec. 4, 2020 8:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has thrown out a Republican bid to undo Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona, concluding the GOP failed to prove fraud in a challenge of election results in metro Phoenix and that evidence presented at trial wouldn’t reverse President Donald...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify hundreds of thousands of ballots in a longshot attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)

EXPLAINER: Trump's failing, monthlong fight against election

Dec. 4, 2020 8:06 PM EST

President Donald Trump's frantic effort in the courts to delegitimize an election he lost has come no closer in a month to reversing any results. Lawyers for Trump and his allies have asked judges in several states to take the drastic and unprecedented step of setting aside President-elect Joe Biden’s...

President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former football coach Lou Holtz, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

Dec. 4, 2020 8:05 PM EST

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot. He’s managed to lose not just once to Democrat Joe Biden at the ballot box but over and over again in courts across the country in a futile attempt to stay in power. The Republican president and his allies continue to mount new...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 file photo Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ speaks as Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey listens during a news conference, in Phoenix. Arizona expects to get enough doses of a new coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year to inoculate more than 383,000 health care workers and long-term care facility residents, Dr. Christ said Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Arizona expects vaccine doses by mid-December if authorized

Dec. 4, 2020 7:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona expects to get enough doses of new coronavirus vaccines by the end of the year to inoculate more than 383,000 health care workers and long-term care facility residents, the state's health director said Friday. Health Services Department Director Dr. Cara Christ said the federal...

Judge agrees to drop charges in 1997 death of pregnant teen

Dec. 4, 2020 7:39 PM EST

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against an Arizona man who was accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend more than two decades ago. Cecilio Cruz went on trial last month on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, but the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case. He was...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a worker walks through the hallway of a newly opened field hospital operated by Care New England to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients in Cranston, R.I. States faced a deadline on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while hospitals were pushed to the breaking point — with the worst feared yet to come. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows

Dec. 4, 2020 4:47 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States faced a deadline on Friday to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while hospitals were pushed to the breaking point — with the worst feared yet to come. The number of Americans hospitalized with...

Official who had brain injury says she's feeling stronger

Dec. 4, 2020 3:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel says she looks forward to returning home in coming weeks after being hospitalized for treatment of a brain injury she experienced after a Nov. 3 fall. Adel said Friday in a statement released through her office that she feels stronger every day and...

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2020 selfie photo provided by the Renown Regional Medical Center shows Dr. Jacob Keeperman, the Renown Transfer and Operations Center medical director who made the photo on the opening day of the Renown Regional Medical Center's alternative care site located in a parking garage. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting this photo at an auxiliary care site for COVID-19 patients proves that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax. The photo, which shows empty hospital beds, was taken the day the site was opened, and patients had yet to arrive. (Jacob Keeperman/Renown Regional Medical Center via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 4, 2020 2:32 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating one month after the 2020 election and as COVID-19 cases surge. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Nevada doctor’s selfie used to claim...