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FILE - This Sept. 2015, file image made from U.S. Border Patrol surveillance video shows a child crawling on the concrete floor near the bathroom area of a holding cell, and a woman and children wrapped in Mylar sheets at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in Douglas, Ariz. A years-old lawsuit challenging detention conditions in several of the Border Patrol’s Arizona stations will go to trial Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, as the agency as a whole has come under fire following several migrant deaths. The lawsuit was first filed in June 2015 and applies to eight Border Patrol facilities in Arizona where attorneys say migrants are held in unsafe and inhumane conditions. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP, File)

Judge hints he may rule for migrants in Border Patrol suit

Jan. 23, 2020 1:06 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge indicated Wednesday he may side with migrants in a lawsuit that alleges extreme overcrowding and inhumane conditions at some of the Border Patrol's facilities in Arizona. U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury criticized the lack of measures taken by the Border Patrol to...

Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio, center, loses the ball as Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren, left, and Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Warren scores 25 points in Phoenix return, Pacers rout Suns

Jan. 23, 2020 12:35 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — T.J. Warren's first game against his former team went about as well as possible. He scored a game-high 25 points, had three steals and played excellent defense against former teammate Devin Booker. Most importantly, he won. Warren was the star, Domantas Sabonis added 24 points and the...

Top Arizona court deciding fate of frozen embryos in breakup

Jan. 23, 2020 12:08 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is set to release a decision Thursday in a case that will determine if a woman can use her frozen embryos to have a baby even if her ex-husband disagrees. A trial court had ruled against Ruby Torres, saying the contract she and her then-boyfriend had signed in 2014...

Peoria man gets prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

Jan. 23, 2020 12:06 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. State prosecutors also said Wednesday that 51-year-old Joseph Charles Nolan will be on lifetime probation after serving his prison term and will be required to register as a sex offender. They say...

Bullhead City OKs sanctuary measure supporting gun rights

Jan. 23, 2020 12:05 AM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Bullhead City is declaring itself a sanctuary city that stands in support of gun rights. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a resolution affirming support for Second Amendment rights and pledging to take any action it can “to support and defend the...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is

Phoenix halts rail-hailing fee hike at airport until ruling

Jan. 22, 2020 8:29 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The city has decided not to move ahead with higher fees for ride-hailing companies at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport until the Arizona Supreme Court rules on a petition challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance, the state attorney general said Wednesday. The increased...

Ex-pharma CEO gets over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme

Jan. 22, 2020 8:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a drug company was sentenced Wednesday to two and a half years in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the opioid crisis. Michael Babich, a Scottsdale, Arizona, resident who was CEO of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced Wednesday...

Arizona bill would make building private border wall easier

Jan. 22, 2020 7:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature would let property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border build a wall without seeking a city or county construction permit under a measure that advanced Wednesday. Republicans on the House Federal Relations Committee approved the measure in a 4-3 party-line vote,...

Wanted California fugitive is fatally shot by police in Mesa

Jan. 22, 2020 7:02 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a known violent and wanted fugitive from California has been fatally shot by police in Mesa. Tempe police detectives who are part of the Fugitive Task Force Squad and Special Investigations Bureau were conducting surveillance on the man around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and...

Arizona Public Service chairman and CEO Jeff Guldner poses for a portrait Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. Arizona's largest electric utility announced that it plans to switch to 100% carbon-neutral power generation by 2050, with a goal in 10 years of hitting the 65% mark. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona's biggest utility vows all clean power by 2050

Jan. 22, 2020 6:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric utility said Wednesday that it plans to switch to 100% carbon-neutral power generation by 2050, a sharp turnaround from a company that spent tens of millions of dollars two years ago to fight a ballot measure requiring it to use renewable sources. The move by...