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Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border

Oct. 20, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis, underscored by dramatic images of a caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. and dozens of people climbing the border fence in Arizona. The...

At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

Oct. 20, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada, where early voting was beginning Saturday. Trump was wrapping up a visit to Western...

6 people expected to survive after crash in Phoenix

Oct. 20, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say six people who were critically injured in a head-on crash are expected to survive. Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says a speeding car lost control at about 8:30 p.m. Friday and struck a small van stopped at a red light at 27th Avenue and Indian School Road. Fortune says the impact...

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Oct. 20, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

San Luis, Arizona, pedestrian border crossing expanded

Oct. 20, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials are marking the expansion of a pedestrian annex building at the San Luis, Arizona port of entry on the border with Mexico. The crossing is south of Yuma, where Arizona and California meet on the border with Sonora, Mexico. Representatives of the U.S. General...

Sen. Sanders expected in Arizona for rallies to get out vote

Oct. 20, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to join Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia for two rallies aimed at encouraging college students to vote. Sanders will join Garcia for a 10 a.m. Tuesday appearance at the University of Arizona in Tucson, then at 5 p.m. at Arizona State University...

Trial affirmed in Northern Arizona University shooting case

Oct. 20, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The retrial for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting on the Flagstaff campus will move ahead as scheduled. Steven Jones will be tried in March on murder and other charges in the October 2015 shooting. The date had been postponed while the State...

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

Oct. 19, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has pounded Democrats at a rally in Mesa Arizona, saying they are to blame for America's immigration problems. He says the new platform of the Democratic Party is...

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

Oct. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....