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Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...

Chargers' Ekeler, Jackson making most of opportunities

Aug. 14, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — As Melvin Gordon continues his holdout from the Los Angeles Chargers' training camp, Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler are showing why they should be in the mix to get more carries this season. Both running backs have made a strong impression on coaches during the three weeks of...

First-round pick Tillery getting up to speed for Chargers

Aug. 11, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Tillery is trying to make up for lost time in his first NFL training camp. The Los Angeles Chargers defensive end, who was the 28th overall selection in April's draft, didn't participate in offseason workouts due to shoulder surgery. He didn't play Thursday night preseason...

Chargers pleased with development of tackle Trent Scott

Aug. 5, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Even though Melvin Gordon's absence continues to be the most-discussed topic at the Los Angeles Chargers' training camp, Trent Scott's development at offensive tackle is a close second. The second-year lineman has garnered attention the first two weeks with left tackle Russell...

Prosecutors can't seek execution in case against immigrant

Jul. 5, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors can no longer seek the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a convenience store clerk in a Phoenix suburb because the accused is intellectually disabled, a judge has ruled. The ruling Wednesday means Apolinar Altamirano will...