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Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

The Latest: Stranger says goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a funeral of an El Paso shooting victim whose companion had few family (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A crowd of strangers has said goodbye to an El Paso, Texas, shooting victim after her longtime companion said he felt alone and invited the public to her funeral....

Border agent facing trial for hitting migrant gets plea deal

Aug. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent accused of using his vehicle to knock over a fleeing Guatemalan migrant nearly two years ago in Arizona has reached a plea agreement. Matthew Bowen was scheduled to go on trial Monday in U.S. District Court in Tucson for the December 2017 incident in Nogales,...

Arizona man baffled, amused by 'Green Shirt Guy' status

Aug. 8, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Kack remained mystified Thursday as to how he became an internet sensation when all he did was laugh at a city council meeting in Arizona. "Everyone else was doing something far more active than me honestly. I was just laughing," Kack told The Associated Press. "You could have watched...

Tucson to vote on sanctuary city law in November

Aug. 7, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in Tucson approved placing a "sanctuary city" measure on the ballot at a City Council meeting that later went viral on social media. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to allow the initiative on the November ballot, which could potentially lead to Arizona's first...

2 men charged with supporting Islamic State to remain jail

Aug. 3, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two Somalia refugees will be jailed until their trial on charges they provided support to a terror group after federal agents say they were planning to travel from Tucson, Arizona, to Egypt to join the Islamic State. Earlier this week, a federal magistrate ordered 21-year-old Ahmed Mahad...

Shane Burcar primed to lead Northern Arizona

Aug. 2, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona could have been in a tough spot when basketball coach Jack Murphy opted in June to leave the program to become the associate head coach at his alma mater. If coaches leave, it's usually around the Final Four. By June, the coaching carousel is usually done turning,...

Phoenix video stirs up ghosts of Southwest's segregated past

Aug. 1, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three American Legion posts stand within miles of each other in central Phoenix, a curious reminder of how segregation once ruled the U.S. Southwest as well as the Deep South. Soldiers returning after World War I in 1919 chartered one of the first posts of the U.S. veterans' organization...

Judge blocks copper mine project in Arizona national forest

Aug. 1, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the U.S. Forest Service's approval of plans for a new copper mine in southeastern Arizona in a decision that comes amid a larger battle across the West over the use of public lands for mining. The judge ruled late Wednesday that the agency improperly evaluated...

Woman pleads guilty to using salt in death of her ailing son

Jul. 23, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman accused of killing her ailing 4-year-old son with table salt in 2015 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Pima County prosecutors say 35-year-old Ashley Castro reached a plea agreement in the case Monday. They say Castro is facing up to 25 years in prison when...