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  • No hoopla: Virus upends Trump, Biden convention plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties’ presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to the campaign for the White House. Trump said Wednesday he’s considering giving his Aug. 27 acceptance […]
  • Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

    U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results. An Associated Press analysis […]
  • Suspect arrested after shooting at Peoria officers during highway pursuit

    A suspect was arrested after shooting at Peoria police officers during a highway pursuit, authorities said Wednesday.
  • Sheridan keeps narrow lead over Arpaio in Maricopa County primary

    For the position of Maricopa County Sheriff, Jerry Sheridan maintained his narrow lead Wednesday over Joe Arpaio in the primary election race.
  • Man dies in back of police car following arrest in west Phoenix

    A man died in the back of a police car Tuesday morning following his arrest in west Phoenix, authorities said.
  • More than 500 inmates at Tucson prison have contracted COVID-19

    The Arizona Department of Correction Rehabilitation and Reentry announced 517 inmates at ASPC-Tucson Whetstone Unit tested positive for coronavirus
  • Scottsdale police drop charges against Jake Paul, let feds handle case

    Local authorities are dropping charges against YouTube star Jake Paul, but that doesn’t mean he’s off the hook for his role in unrest at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May.
  • Astronomers see signs of activity from Solar Cycle 25

    Astronomers around the world have been waiting for signs of the start of Solar Cycle 25. It appears that a few small sunspot groups have broken out in the northern hemisphere of the sun.
  • Ducey draws praise from White House for Arizona’s coronavirus response

    Gov. Doug Ducey drew praise from President Donald Trump for Arizona's coronavirus response during a visit to the White House on Wednesday.
  • Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. Negotiators are still stuck, but still trying. A combative meeting Wednesday involving top Capitol Hill Democrats and the postmaster general and a souring tone from both sides […]
  • Mountainside Fitness CEO expects to reopen health clubs Tuesday

    Mountainside Fitness CEO Tom Hatten is confident he will be able to reopen his health clubs next Tuesday after a judge ruled the state must give those in the industry a way to apply for reopening.
  • Rep. David Schweikert confident about defeating Hiral Tipirneni

    Republican U.S. Rep. David Schweikert expressed confidence Wednesday that he will defeat challenger Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in November's election.
  • Sen. Martha McSally challenges Mark Kelly to 7 debates

    U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona has challenged Democratic rival Mark Kelly to a series of seven debates before November’s general election.
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    Arizona reports 1,698 new coronavirus cases, 87 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 1,698 new coronavirus cases and 87 more deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state's documented totals to 182,203 COVID-19 infections and 3,932 fatalities.
  • Here is when Arizona schools plan to start the upcoming academic year

    Here is a list of metro Phoenix districts’ plans for beginning the fall semester as schools grapple with figuring out how to safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Incumbent Jerry Weiers leads primary election for Glendale mayor

    Incumbent Jerry Weiers held a moderate lead over a political newcomer Tuesday night in the primary election for Glendale mayor.
  • Survey: US companies cut back sharply on hiring in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring last month, suggesting that resurgent COVID-19 infections slowed the economic recovery as many states closed parts of their economies again and consumers remained cautious about spending. U.S. firms added just 167,000 jobs in July, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, far below June’s gain of 4.3 million and […]
  • Teen Lifeline seeing increase in calls in Arizona during virus pandemic

    As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, service requests for help with mental health have steadily increased in Arizona.
  • Tempe to welcome Bright Health Plan contact center, up to 75 new jobs

    Bright Health Plan announced that the city of Tempe will be the home of a new contact center that will bring up to 75 new jobs to the area.
  • Arizona PPE company to start mask production at Mesa facility

    An Arizona personal protective equipment company is set to begin mask production this week at a facility in Mesa.