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Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a lawsuit against 17 PFAS manufacturers at the Attorney General's office in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Michigan sued 3M, DuPont and other companies for financial damages from contamination caused by potentially harmful “forever

Dems pick Whitmer, Escobar for Trump State of Union response

Jan. 24, 2020 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer...

In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Jan. 19, 2020 3:14 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona's...

The Stewart Detention Center is seen through the front gate, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The rural town is about 140 miles southwest of Atlanta and next to the Georgia-Alabama state line. The town’s 1,172 residents are outnumbered by the roughly 1,650 male detainees that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said were being held in the detention center in late November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running late because of a flat tire. Rothschild tells the five immigrants before him that he’ll take a break before the...

The Gonzalez family of five from Guatemala, who are applying for asylum in the U.S., stand for a family portrait before going to a soup kitchen to eat in Nogales, Mexico, on the U.S. border, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. The family was sent by U.S. authorities to Nogales, Mexico on Thursday as part of the so-called “Remain in Mexico” program, and have a court appointment in El Paso on March 23. Lorenzo Gonzalez said the five of them were separated while being processed in the U.S. immigration system, after they turned themselves in to authorities in the sister city Nogales, Arizona. (AP Photo/Luis Enrique Castillo)

Migrants sent back to Mexico stuck and scared

Jan. 3, 2020 6:43 PM EST

NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — Bundled against the cold, dozens of asylum seekers pushed back into Mexico by the United States tried Friday to get their bearings, still unsure of how they would travel some 350 miles to their court dates, subsist for months in this unfamiliar border city or return to their distant...

Asylum seekers load into the back of a Mexican police vehicle as they are returned to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after making claims in the United States, on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The U.S. government says it has started sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings. Authorities are expanding a program known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of thousands of asylum seekers to await their immigration court hearings in Mexico. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

US starts sending asylum seekers across Arizona border

Jan. 3, 2020 2:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities are expanding a program known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of thousands of...

Florida State defensive back Hamsah Nasirildeen tackles Alabama State wide receiver Tyrek Allen in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Florida State defeated Alabama State 49-12. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Arizona St, Florida St meet in Sun Bowl without top RBs

Dec. 30, 2019 5:32 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The top running backs for Arizona State and Florida State won't be around for the Sun Bowl. Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards and interim Seminoles coach Odell Haggins can live with those decisions regardless of their effect on Tuesday's game. “Don't forget that these players that...

Arizona State makes another Sun Bowl trip, faces Florida St

Dec. 30, 2019 10:56 AM EST

SUN BOWL: Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12) vs. Florida State (6-6, ACC), in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST. Line: Arizona State by 4. Series record: Florida State leads 3-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Arizona State is in the Sun Bowl for the third time in six seasons and looking for its first bowl victory since winning...

Daniel Munoz talks about his experience being injured in Saturday's shooting incident during an interview in a park in Odessa, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

US mass killings hit new high in 2019, most were shootings

Dec. 28, 2019 3:49 AM EST

The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August. A database compiled by The Associated Press, USA...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. The Illinois man who made and delivered more than 27,000 crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, is stepping away from his ministry but aims to train others to carry it on. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring

Dec. 27, 2019 7:06 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. Greg Zanis came to realize, after 23 years, his Crosses for Losses ministry was beginning to take a personal and financial toll on him, according to The...

In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 photo, Democrat Royce West, left, a Texas state senator who is running for U.S. Senate in Texas, talks with local party organizer Jimmy Alan Hall after a campaign stop in San Marcos, Texas. West is one of a dozen Democrats in Texas running to challenge Republican incumbent John Cornyn in 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Weber)

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Dec. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is. Unusually high hopes among Democrats for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled post-Betomania landscape: a dozen Senate challengers and no clear...