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Air Force: Rescue team helps injured Mexican fishermen

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says two airmen from a base in Arizona were instrumental in rescuing two Mexican fishermen injured at sea. The U.S. Air Force says airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on July 10 to get medical aid to the men, who were being...

Judge orders records in border activist's arrest unsealed

Jul. 12, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the government to unseal text messages between agents involved in the arrest of an Arizona border activist who was tried on charges of immigrant harboring. The judge on Thursday ruled in favor of a coalition of news organizations including The Associated...

Driver escapes injury when saguaro cactus pierces windshield

Jul. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities say a driver escaped injury when his car's windshield was pierced by the trunk of a saguaro cactus during a wreck Wednesday on the outskirts of Tucson. Pima County sheriff's Deputy Daniel Jelineo said the black sports car struck the cactus while crossing a median....

Appeals court: Trump can't use Pentagon cash for border wall

Jul. 4, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Border activist to be retried in case on aiding migrants

Jul. 2, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A border activist will be retried after a jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges related to aiding migrants near Arizona's border with Mexico, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday. The government dropped a conspiracy charge and will retry Scott Warren on Nov. 12 on two counts of...

The Latest: Arizona activist being retried thanks backers

Jul. 2, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on prosecutors saying they will retry a border activist accused of aiding migrants (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Activist Scott Warren is thanking his supporters after prosecutors announced they will retry him for aiding migrants near the border. Warren was surrounded...

Official: Soldiers died by suicide at Arizona-Mexico border

Jun. 27, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A medical examiner says two soldiers helping secure the Mexico border in Arizona died by suicide. Pima County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Greg Hess said Thursday the soldiers died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Officials say 20-year-old Pfc. Steven Hodges of Menifee, California, died...

81-year-old deemed mentally fit for trial on robbery charge

Jun. 24, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 81-year-old man who has spent decades behind bars for stealing from banks is mentally fit to stand trial in a credit union robbery in Arizona, despite his claim that he has had symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a judge ruled. The decision against Robert Krebs came after a psychologist...

Correction: Border Activist-Trial story

Jun. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 19 about the trial of a border activist, The Associated Press, relying on government court records, erroneously reported that the two migrant men aided by a member of a humanitarian aid group being tried on criminal charges were Mexican. They were from El Salvador and...

Body of child believed to be from India found at US border

Jun. 13, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a child believed to be a 7-year-old girl from India has been found near the Arizona-Mexico border. They say the body was discovered Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Lukeville. The girl reportedly had been...