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Jonathan Tamayo wins the World Series of Poker, earns $10 million and gold bracelet

Jul. 18, 2024 04:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Tamayo won the World Series of Poker main event Wednesday night, rallying from seventh in the final table. The 38-year-old Tamayo, from Humble, Texas, earned $10 million and a gold championship bracelet. “What in the world just...

The Democratic National Committee says it's investing $15 million in 7 swing state parties

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to offer political counterprograming to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, announcing $15 million to fund campaign operations in seven key swing states — even as some in the party have urged President Joe Biden to bow out of November's...

Lightning-caused wildfire in an Arizona forest still uncontained, leads to some evacuation orders

Jul. 15, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (AP) — Several areas in Tonto National Forest are under evacuation orders due to a lightning-caused wildfire that has burned 8.6 square miles (22.2 square kilometers) since last week, authorities said Monday. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service said the Black...

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Jul. 13, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix pastor the Rev. Warren H. Stewart Sr. has had countless discussions this election season with fellow Black men on the economy, criminal justice, immigration and other issues dominating the political landscape in their battleground state of Arizona. But never abortion. ...

What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Jul. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. Opponents of abortion access have focused on the technicalities at a time when votes have been siding with abortion access advocates. That side has prevailed on all seven...

Arizona abortion initiative backers sue to remove 'unborn human being' from voter pamphlet language

Jul. 11, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Backers of a November abortion rights ballot initiative have sued a GOP-led legislative committee that seeks to include proposed language for the voter pamphlet referring to a fetus as an "unborn human being.” Arizona for Abortion Access filed a lawsuit in Maricopa...

Presidential battle could play role in control of state capitols in several swing states

Jul. 10, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two swing districts in a swing county may very well decide which party controls the House in the swing state of Pennsylvania, one of several where pivotal legislative battles are playing out in the shadow of the presidential campaign. Democrat Brian Munroe...

Arizona election worker accused of stealing a security fob also charged with other crimes

Jul. 09, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A temporary election worker accused of computer tampering in Arizona’s largest county has been charged with additional crimes. Walter Ringfield was charged with third-degree burglary and criminal trespassing after prosecutors say he stole several items while...

Judge closes door to new trial for Arizona rancher in fatal shooting of Mexican man

Jul. 09, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona rancher who was unsuccessfully tried in the fatal shooting of a Mexican man on his property will not be retried, a judge ruled Tuesday. Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Thomas Fink denied a request by prosecutors who had argued that the...

A rare voice box transplant helped a cancer patient speak again, part of a pioneering study

Jul. 09, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has regained his voice after surgeons removed his cancerous larynx and, in a pioneering move, replaced it with a donated one. Transplants of the so-called voice box are extremely rare, and normally aren't an option for people with active...