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GOP lines up Kavanaugh vote plan as showdown hearing nears

Sep. 26, 2018 4:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has nothing." Senate...

GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser

Sep. 26, 2018 3:30 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, describing her as tough, experienced and, above all, objective. Mitchell, a Republican, was expected to question both...

Trump hits 'con job' on Kavanaugh before showdown hearing

Sep. 25, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has nothing." Senate...

The Latest: GOP bringing in Arizona prosecutor for hearing

Sep. 25, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday's Senate...

Low-income minority community debates Phoenix rail extension

Sep. 25, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery's Spanish-language sign in Phoenix's poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city's idea of progress: "4 LANES OR NO TRAIN." Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix's light-rail system, a plan that progressed quietly...

Sex offender faces court in case of 2 Arizona girls killed

Sep. 24, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For years, police couldn't figure out how a 6-year-old girl was taken from her bedroom window while she slept in her family's Arizona home, never to be seen again. Then came a call from a woman engaged to a convicted sex offender who had bounced around various states, leaving a trail of...

Point guard biggest question as Suns open camp

Sep. 24, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have made a host of roster moves for what they expect to be a vastly improved season ahead. "I feel like we checked most of the boxes on our to-do list this summer," general manager Ryan McDonough said at the team's media day Monday. "We have more shooting. We have...

The Latest: Suspect pleads not guilty Arizona girls' deaths

Sep. 24, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with killing two Arizona girls who disappeared years ago (all times local): 2 p.m. A convicted sex offender has pleaded not guilty to killing two Arizona girls who went missing years ago. Christopher Matthew Clements entered the plea Monday afternoon during...

Guatemalan migrants, Arizona residents among 8 dead in crash

Sep. 21, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of the...

Man accused of South Carolina killing arrested in Arizona

Sep. 20, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of another man last month has been arrested in Arizona. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon told The State newspaper that 26-year-old Jamal Devontae Coburn was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday in a...