PHOENIX — Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or

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PHOENIX — A decade ago, military police raiding a Baghdad apartment during the Iraq War discovered bomb-making materials that authorities say contained the fingerprints of a Syrian man now accused of making a key component for improvised explosive devices for a jihadist group that attacked American soldiers. Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah is accused of making circuit boards used to remotely detonate IEDs for the 1920 Revolution Brigades, which has claimed responsibility for 230 attacks in Iraq against American soldiers from 2005 to 2010. Authorities have described Alahmedalabdaloklah as being involved in the research and development for making such bombs. His trial on federal conspiracy charges is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Phoenix. BY Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 640 words.


LAS VEGAS — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. SENT: 750 words, AP Photos, AP Video.


— WOMENS MARCHES-ARIZONA: From Flagstaff to Nogales, at least seven women’s marches and rallies were held around Arizona with an estimated 20,000 people participating in Sunday’s two-mile march in Phoenix that began and ended at the State Capitol.


MIAMI — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the U.S. illegally, according to health advocates across the country. Trump based his campaign on promises to stop illegal immigration and deport any immigrants in the country illegally, but many legal residents and U.S. citizens are losing their health care as a result, advocates say. By Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 890 words, AP Photos.


— WRONG-WAY CRASH: Authorities are investigating a wrong-way crash in Gilbert.



TUCSON, Ariz. — Megan Huff scored 17 points, Tori Williams added 15 and Utah cruised to an 80-56 win over Arizona on Sunday. Daneesha Provo added 12 points for the Utes (14-5, 5-3 Pac-12 Conference), who made 11 3-pointers and shot 52 percent overall with a 40-20 rebounding advantage. Marlee Kyles had 15 points for Arizona (5-14, 1-7). SENT: 150 words.


RALEIGH, N.C. — The losses piled up for some prominent teams in the AP Top 25 in the past week. The list includes three top-10 teams — No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 7 Wichita State and No. 8 Texas Tech — that lost twice. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 650 words, AP Photos.


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