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US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules

Oct. 19, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration threatened Tuesday to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety enforcement because they have refused to adopt rules to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The threats...

Teenage boy arrested in connection with homicide in Phoenix

Oct. 19, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager has been arrested in connection with a homicide case in Phoenix, according to police. Police said the 17-year-old boy was booked into the Juvenile Corrections Center on suspicion of murder after Monday night’s shooting. ...

Ruling: Agency must identify workers to be used as witnesses

Oct. 19, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An appellate court has ruled that federal officials don't have to identify all the employees of an Arizona company who provided information in a Fair Labor Standards Act case but must identify those who will be trial witnesses for the government. A 9th...

Tucson employees face firing if they don't get vaccinated

Oct. 19, 2021 22:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to require that all city employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 1 or face getting fired. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and council members Lane Santa Cruz, Karin Uhlich and Steve Kozachik voted for...

Arizona Cardinals flying solo at top of latest AP Pro32 poll

Oct. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The birds in the desert are still flying high. And as the NFL's only remaining unbeaten team, the Cardinals retained the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Cardinals received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in...

No sentence reduction for man convicted in 2015 Texas attack

Oct. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce the 30-year prison sentence for an Arizona man convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas, even though one of his convictions was dismissed after it was discovered the FBI had withheld...

Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths 14th time in 20 days

Oct. 19, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 85 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the 14th time in the past 20 days. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 34,999 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic...

Arizona police and local ranchers help catch a roaming bull

Oct. 19, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — No bull: Tucson police had to respond Tuesday morning to reports of a bull roaming a neighborhood near an elementary school. The animal somehow got loose in the city's Rita Ranch community, and police found it casually grazing on some scrub grass...

Body of California woman who drowned in Colorado River found

Oct. 19, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a California woman who reportedly drowned along with her husband in the Colorado River last week was recovered Tuesday, according to authorities in Arizona. Mohave County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 68-year-old Suzan...

Whittingham among AP's Pac-12 award winners for 1st half

Oct. 19, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

The Utah Utes raised their voices — and their coach — after an emotional come-from-behind win over a ranked Arizona State team. They cheered in the locker room. They sang. They hoisted up coach Kyle Whittingham. The Utes (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) reveled...