Month: December 2022

High-scoring Ohio faces stingy Wyoming in Arizona Bowl
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High-scoring Ohio faces stingy Wyoming in Arizona Bowl

The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Bowl: Ohio (9-4, Mid-American) vs. Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West), Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. Eastern (Barstool TV) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Ohio by 2 1/2. Series record: Wyoming leads 2-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Ohio can finish off its first 10-win season with a victory in the desert. The Bobcats opened the season 2-3, then won seven straight before losing to Toledo in the MAC championship game. The Cowboys were one of the nation's youngest teams and were picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West Conference. Wyoming ended up second and can match the program record with a fourth straight bowl win if it beats Ohio. KEY MATCHUP Ohio's offense vs. Wyoming's defense. The Arizona Bowl will be strength vs. strength. The Bobcats ave...
Thriving network of fixers preys on migrants crossing Mexico
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Thriving network of fixers preys on migrants crossing Mexico

Venezuelan migrants cross the Suchiate River on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Many migrants are given expulsion orders, but also told they can exchange those documents for transit permits if they made it to a small town about 185 miles (300 kilometers) north, San Pedro Tapanatepec. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)Migrants rest after crossing the Suchiate River, the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. There is a booming business for legal immigration papers that preys on migrants who are largely poor, desperate and unable to turn elsewhere. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)Detained migrants stand in the outdoor area of the Siglo XXI Migrant Detention Center in Tapa...
Democrat wins Arizona attorney general race by 280 votes after recount
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Democrat wins Arizona attorney general race by 280 votes after recount

FILE - Kris Mayes, a Democratic candidate for Arizona attorney general, smiles before a debate against Republican Abraham Hamadeh on Sept. 28, 2022. On Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, a judge threw out Hamadeh's challenge of election results in the race and concluded Hamadeh didn't prove the errors in vote counting that he had alleged. Mayes finished 511 votes ahead of Hamadeh out of 2.5 million in one of the closest elections in state history. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Abraham Hamadeh, a Republican candidate for Arizona attorney general, is seen prior to a debate against Democrat Kris Mayes on Sept. 28, 2022. On Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, a judge threw out Hamadeh's challenge of election results in the race and concluded Hamadeh didn't prove the errors in vote counting that he had alleg...
An NBA check-in: the 1st quarter of the season
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An NBA check-in: the 1st quarter of the season

(Illustration by Javier Dosamantes) Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James dribbles during first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, tries to get past Sacramento Kings' Domantas Sabonis during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots past Milwaukee Bucks' Bobby Portis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Brookly...
Center for Biological Diversity wants jaguars reintroduced to US Southwest
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Center for Biological Diversity wants jaguars reintroduced to US Southwest

FILE - This image taken from video provided by Fort Huachuca shows a wild jaguar on Dec. 1, 2016, in southern Arizona. An environmental group on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help reintroduce the jaguar to the Southwest, where it once roamed for hundreds of thousands of years before being whittled down to just one of the big cats known to survive in the region. (Fort Huachuca via AP, File) By ANITA SNOWAssociated Press Pima Post Note: The Center for Biological Diversity is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. PHOENIX (AP) — An environmental group on Monday petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help reintroduce the jaguar to the Southwest, where it roamed for hundreds of thousands of years before being whittled down to just one of ...
Sinema party switch highlights 2024 obstacles for Democrats
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Sinema party switch highlights 2024 obstacles for Democrats

FILE - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., center, joined from left by, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., speaks to reporters just after a vote to start work on a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, at the Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2021. The decision by Sinema to leave the Democratic Party raised the prospect of a tumultuous three-way race in one of the most politically competitive states in the U.S. It set off a scramble among potential Democratic and Republican candidates to assess whether they could win their party’s nomination. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)FILE - President Joe Biden, with a bipartisan group of senators, speaks June 24, 2021, outside the White House in Washington. ...
Arizona Gov. Ducey stacks containers on border during final months of term in response to 37% annual increase in CBP migrant stops
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Arizona Gov. Ducey stacks containers on border during final months of term in response to 37% annual increase in CBP migrant stops

A long row of double-stacked shipping contrainers provide a new wall between the United States and Mexico in the remote section area of San Rafael Valley, Ariz., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Work crews are steadily erecting hundreds of double-stacked shipping containers along the rugged east end of Arizona’s boundary with Mexico as Republican Gov. Doug Ducey makes a bold show of border enforcement even as he prepares to step aside next month for Democratic Governor-elect Katie Hobbs. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Activists sit on newly installed shipping containers along the border creating a wall between the United States and Mexico in San Rafael Valley, Ariz., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Work crews are steadily erecting hundreds of double-stacked shipping containers along the rugged east end of Ar...
WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout
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WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout

FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, on July 7, 2022. Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, on Aug. 4, 2022. Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)FILE - Suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, center, is led ...
Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111
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Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie (26) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) shoots against Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)NLF football free agent Odell Beckham Jr. gestures while sitting court side during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Okogie (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP ...
Biden visits Arizona computer chip site, highlights jobs
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Biden visits Arizona computer chip site, highlights jobs

President Joe Biden greets Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey after arriving on Air Force One, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base in Maricopa County, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)President Joe Biden tours the building site for a new computer chip plant for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)President Joe Biden walks towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, to travel to Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is traveling to Arizona to visit the building site for a new computer chip plant and speak about his economic agenda.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)President...