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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...

Arizona congressional delegation introduces $5 billion tribal water rights legislation

Jul. 08, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation introduced legislation Monday that would authorize a water rights settlement with three Native American tribes in the Southwest, providing more certainty for the arid region. The proposal carries a price tag of $5 billion — larger...

Today in History: July 7, Reagan nominates O’Connor for SCOTUS

Jul. 07, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 7, the 189th day of 2024. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become...

Arizona man pleads guilty to murder in wife's death less than a week after reporting her missing

Jul. 06, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Less than a week after an Arizona man reported his wife missing, launching an expansive search that quickly turned into a criminal investigation, he admitted to killing her and pleaded guilty to murder, authorities announced Friday. As part of a deal with...