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Prosecutor: Agent called migrants 'savages' before hitting 1

May. 20, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Border Patrol agent in Arizona sent texts calling immigrants "savages" and "subhuman" the month before using his patrol vehicle to knock over a Guatemalan man who was trying to flee, prosecutors say. Court documents filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Tucson say Agent...

Tribes, environmentalists battle copper mine in Arizona

May. 19, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) — Scenic State Highway 83 gently curves through southeastern Arizona's wine country, past waves of blond grass dotted with orange-tipped ocotillo plants before the dark Santa Rita Mountains loom into view. The Milepost 44 pullout offers a panorama of the range in the Coronado National...

B-52 bomber removed from 'boneyard' to return to service

May. 16, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A B-52H bomber built in the early 1960s and put into retirement in an U.S. Air Force "boneyard" in the Arizona desert over 10 years ago is returning to service. A crew on Tuesday flew the plane nicknamed "Wise Guy" to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana from Tucson where it had been...

Dick Tomey, winningest Arizona football coach, dies at 80

May. 11, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80. He died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family and the university said. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. Tomey spent 14 years at Arizona, going 95-64 while taking...

Officials: Freed high school senior's US future uncertain

May. 8, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player who was detained for possible deportation just weeks before he was to graduate from a Tucson high school was released from immigration lockup, but his future in the U.S. remains uncertain, federal officials said Wednesday. Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe of Immigration...

The Latest: High school senior freed, future uncertain

May. 8, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a high school senior arrested on immigration charges weeks before graduation. (all times local): Federal officials have confirmed that a high school senior set to graduate in weeks has been freed from immigration lockup, but say his future in the U.S. remains uncertain. ICE...

Students protest as high school senior faces deportation

May. 6, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player who has been in the U.S. since he was a toddler was in custody for possible deportation to his native Mexico, prompting a protest Monday by classmates outside an Arizona sheriff's office. Thomas Torres, who is scheduled to graduate May 22 from Desert View High...

Health officials: Arizona sees surge of hepatitis A cases

May. 5, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say. The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the liver began in November and cases have continued to rise since then despite efforts to step up vaccinations. The...

Investigators rescue kidnapped Arizona couple in Mexico

Apr. 30, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — An Arizona couple has been rescued by investigators after being kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico. News outlets reported Monday that the Tucson couple was rescued by members of the Sonora Attorney General's Office investigative branch in Nogales, Mexico, and were returned to...

Proposed new Arizona highway generates support, opposition

Apr. 29, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed highway that would start at the border with Mexico and serve as the southern leg of Arizona's Interstate 11 is being called both an economic benefit and an environmental threat. Federal, state and local agencies have reservations about the environmental impact for mostly...