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  • Asian shares rise buoyed by news on coronavirus vaccine

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high on optimism that a vaccine may soon control the coronavirus and the economic destruction it’s caused. Moderna said its COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data. It’s the second time this month that a […]
  • Arizona reports 1,476 new coronavirus cases, adds zero deaths

    Arizona reported 1,476 new coronavirus cases and zero deaths on Monday, pushing the state's totals to 276,912 COVID-19 infections and 6,302 fatalities.
  • 2nd virus vaccine shows striking success in US tests

    A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from an ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. […]
  • Top Arizona health official warns of surging virus cases, hospitalizations

    Arizona's top health official worries that the state will soon see a spike in coronavirus hospitalizations as virus cases continue to rise.
  • Biden advisers to meet vaccine firms as Trump stalls handoff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. That delayed handoff is especially problematic during a public health crisis, the government’s top infectious disease expert said. “Of course it […]
  • Navajo Nation implements new stay-at-home order as virus cases surge

    The Navajo Nation will implement a new three week stay-at-home lockdown order on Monday to curb rising coronavirus cases.
  • Arizona reports 2,383 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

    Arizona reported 2,383 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths on Sunday, pushing the state's totals to 273,053 COVID-19 infections and 6,300 fatalities.
  • Fewer expected to travel for Thanksgiving amid coronavirus

    AAA Arizona projected a 10% drop for nationwide travel on Thanksgiving in 2020, with air travel in Arizona projected to suffer a 48.1% decrease from 2019.
  • Southern Arizona’s Biosphere 2 reopens for walking tours

    Southern Arizona's Biosphere 2 has reopened to the public this week for in-person tours after eight months of modified operations.
  • Peoria temporarily relaxes outdoor patio restrictions amid coronavirus

    The city of Peoria will allow restaurants and bars to expand outdoor seating patios in an effort to help local establishments amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Navajo Nation uses coronavirus relief to expand internet access

    The Navajo Nation on Thursday marked the completion of new equipment that will enhance internet access to the Chinle and Tsaile/Wheatfields area.
  • Biden faces tough choice of whether to back virus lockdowns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic. For now, it’s a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid. In the week since he defeated President Donald Trump, Biden has devoted most of his public remarks to […]
  • Marquee Theatre in Tempe to partially reopen in December

    After closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Marquee Theatre in Tempe is set to partially reopen in December.
  • Arizona reports 3,476 new coronavirus cases, 43 more deaths

    Arizona reported 3,476 new coronavirus cases and 43 more deaths on Saturday, pushing the state's totals to 273,053 COVID-19 infections and 6,300 fatalities.
  • Tempe pulls plug on Ironman, Festival of the Arts due to coronavirus

    The city of Tempe did not approve permits for Ironman Arizona and the Tempe Festival of the Arts, citing coronavirus concerns.
  • Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts in other states show little appetite for reimposing the hard-line restrictions of last spring. “We are in […]
  • Punishing schoolkids for a COVID spike caused by grownups

    Schools are causing only a tiny sliver of COVID-19 community spread, making KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonder why we are closing them.
  • Arizona reports 3,015 new coronavirus cases, adds 17 deaths

    Arizona reported 3,015 new coronavirus cases and 17 more deaths on Friday, pushing the state's totals to 269,577 COVID-19 infections and 6,257 fatalities.
  • Man lucky to be alive after double-lung transplant at Phoenix hospital

    A New Mexico man who contracted COVID-19 believes it's a miracle that he's still alive after undergoing a double-lung transplant at a Phoenix hospital.
  • Virus surge: Schools abandon classes, states retreat

    School systems in Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and suburban Minneapolis are giving up on in-person classes as the resurgence of the coronavirus sends deaths, hospitalizations and new infections soaring.