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US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

PHOENIX (AP) — Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like robotics, drones and electric cars. China recently raised tariffs to 25% on...

 

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico by the Sinaloa...

 

US border agency says it's made biggest-ever fentanyl bust

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid...

 

AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

PHOENIX (AP) — In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. "Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quant...

 

AP Exclusive: Migrant teen tent city staying open into 2019

The Trump administration says it will keep a tent city holding more than 2,000 migrant teenagers open through early 2019. The announcement was made Wednesday about the Tornillo facility, which opened in June in an isolated corner of the Texas desert...

 

Governors agree to study sending gas to Asia through Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — The governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico's Sonora state signed an agreement Wednesday to study a plan to export natural gas to Asia by connecting existing pipelines to move the fuel south to the Gulf of California. The non-bin...

 

US Marshal killed outside Tucson house, suspect arrested

PHOENIX (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal serving a fugitive arrest warrant against a man accused of stalking a female police sergeant after she seized a handgun and ammunition from him last year has been shot and killed outside a Tucson house. The...

 

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive,...

 

Biosphere 2 legacy lives on more than quarter century later

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and...

 

Native Americans rally in bid to save Arizona coal plant

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 300 people who say their livelihoods depend on a coal-fired plant on a sprawling Native American reservation rallied in Phoenix Wednesday to request a 90-day delay in steps being taken to shutter it by 2019. Demonstrators...

 

Seeing red: Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

PHOENIX (AP) — Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for better pay and education funding, building on educator revolt t...

 

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered...

 

Trump: 2,000-4,000 troops needed for Mexico border security

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking, but it wasn't clear who wou...

 
 By ANITA SNOW    Regional    March 29, 2018

Report: Mom accused of killing kids left them alone for days

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona mother arrested this week in the deaths of her toddler and infant left the children with relatives for days at a time, according to a police report that cites an unidentified relative. Police in the small town of...

 

Arizona students gather at Capitol to protest gun violence

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona high school students gathered Wednesday on campuses and at the state Capitol in Phoenix to protest the kind of gun violence that recently killed 17 young people in Florida. With the Phoenix high school district and some...

 

Ex-state senator wins GOP primary in race for US House

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona state senator easily outpaced another candidate embroiled in a sexting scandal and 10 other Republicans to win Tuesday's primary to replace a U.S. congressman who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct. Former state...

 

Attorney seeks to reopen case of Mexican mother deported

PHOENIX (AP) — The lawyer for an immigrant mother deported shortly after President Donald Trump took office said Monday he wants to reopen the case against her for using a fraudulent ID to get a job — a felony conviction that left her open to dep...

 

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and...

 

Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S....

 

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