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Kari Lake walks back 'rare and legal' abortion comment

Oct. 04, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A spokesman for Kari Lake said Tuesday the Republican candidate for Arizona governor didn't mean to suggest abortion should be legal, saying she's not calling for changes to abortion laws weeks after a judge ruled that prosecutors can enforce a near-total ban on terminating...

Arizona abortion rights backers sue to overturn old ban

Oct. 04, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights on Tuesday sued to block an old Arizona law that criminalizes nearly all abortions, arguing that laws passed by the state Legislature after 1973's Roe v. Wade decision should take precedence and abortions should be allowed until 15 weeks into a...

Lawyers: Arizona GOP chair pleaded Fifth to Jan. 6 panel

Oct. 04, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward refused to answer questions during a deposition of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, an attorney for the panel revealed Tuesday during a court hearing in Phoenix. Attorney Eric...

Abortion rights a key issue in Arizona attorney general race

Oct. 04, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortion is the top issue in the Arizona attorney general election that pits Republican Abraham Hamadeh against Democrat Kris Mayes. Hamadeh, a former Maricopa County prosecutor and intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, promises to uphold Arizona's...

Kelly, Hobbs face different prospects in crucial Ariz. races

Oct. 04, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was all over cable news, building a national profile as a defender of democracy and raking in cash for her campaign for governor. Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, newly elected to finish the late John...

Arizona: Tornado damages homes, power lost in dust storms

Oct. 03, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Up to 10 homes were damaged after a tornado touched down in northern Arizona Monday while around Phoenix, dust storms caused downed power lines, fires and cut power to thousands, authorities said. The National Weather Service said a strong line of...

Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

Oct. 02, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A bench trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man accused of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings nearly 30 years ago near a metro Phoenix canal system. Bryan Patrick Miller, 49, is charged with two counts each of...

Authorities say 2 men fatally shot at a party in Gila Bend

Oct. 02, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — Two men are dead after a shooting during a party in Gila Bend and suspects were being sought, authorities said Sunday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said deputies responded to the scene Saturday afternoon and found the bodies of the two victims. ...

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

Oct. 01, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from...

Phoenix man burned after plastic bags carrying fuel ignite

Sep. 30, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three men in Phoenix suffered burns, one severely, after they filled plastic bags with gasoline and the bags ignited. Phoenix police said Thursday a man in his 40s remains hospitalized in extremely critical condition with serious burns. The other two...