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Legal fight continues with appeals over proposed immigration initiative for Arizona Nov. 5 ballot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The fight to keep a proposed border initiative off Arizona’s Nov. 5 ballot is not over yet. Immigrant advocates kept the issue alive this week by filing notice to the state Supreme Court that they will appeal the judge’s ruling. A Maricopa County...

Largest housing provider for migrant children engaged in pervasive sexual abuse, US says

Jul. 19, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Employees of the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S. repeatedly sexually abused and harassed children in their care for at least eight years, the Justice Department said Thursday, alleging a shocking litany of offenses that took place as...

Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

Jul. 19, 2024 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter sent...

Trump's convention notably downplays Jan. 6 and his lies about election fraud

Jul. 18, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As the Republican National Committee moves into its final day Thursday, the loudest applause for a speaker not named Trump so far has been for a previously little-known economist who served as a trade adviser to the former Republican president. Peter Navarro came...

Jonathan Tamayo wins the World Series of Poker, earns $10 million and gold bracelet

Jul. 18, 2024 04:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Tamayo won the World Series of Poker main event Wednesday night, rallying from seventh in the final table. The 38-year-old Tamayo, from Humble, Texas, earned $10 million and a gold championship bracelet. “What in the world just...

The Democratic National Committee says it's investing $15 million in 7 swing state parties

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to offer political counterprograming to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, announcing $15 million to fund campaign operations in seven key swing states — even as some in the party have urged President Joe Biden to bow out of November's...

Lightning-caused wildfire in an Arizona forest still uncontained, leads to some evacuation orders

Jul. 15, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (AP) — Several areas in Tonto National Forest are under evacuation orders due to a lightning-caused wildfire that has burned 8.6 square miles (22.2 square kilometers) since last week, authorities said Monday. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service said the Black...

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Jul. 13, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix pastor the Rev. Warren H. Stewart Sr. has had countless discussions this election season with fellow Black men on the economy, criminal justice, immigration and other issues dominating the political landscape in their battleground state of Arizona. But never abortion. ...

What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Jul. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. Opponents of abortion access have focused on the technicalities at a time when votes have been siding with abortion access advocates. That side has prevailed on all seven...

Arizona abortion initiative backers sue to remove 'unborn human being' from voter pamphlet language

Jul. 11, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Backers of a November abortion rights ballot initiative have sued a GOP-led legislative committee that seeks to include proposed language for the voter pamphlet referring to a fetus as an "unborn human being.” Arizona for Abortion Access filed a lawsuit in Maricopa...