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2 Arizona GOP officials vote against, then OK hand-count
2022 Midterm Election Cycle, AP, Arizona News, Politics

2 Arizona GOP officials vote against, then OK hand-count

By ANITA SNOWAssociated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The two Republicans on a county board in southeastern rural Arizona approved a proposal 2-1 Monday for a hand-count of all ballots in the Nov. 8 election after rejecting a differently worded motion during a chaotic meeting. Cochise County Supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby voted for the measure after rejecting a first proposal that mentioned 100 volunteers who had already been vetted and trained for the hand count. The third board member, chairwoman Ann English, is a Democrat who voted against both proposals, arguing that the country's insurance would not protect it from expected lawsuits. “I implore you not to attempt to order this separate hand-count,” said County Attorney Brian McIntyre, a Republican. He said such action woul...
Illegal border crossings to US from Mexico hit annual high
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Illegal border crossings to US from Mexico hit annual high

FILE - Venezuelan migrants walk across the Rio Bravo towards the United States border to surrender to the border patrol, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Oct. 13, 2022. A surge in migration from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua in September brought the number of illegal crossings to the highest level ever recorded in a fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez, File)FILE - Migrants wait along a border wall Aug. 23, 2022, after crossing from Mexico near Yuma, Ariz. A surge in migration from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua in September brought the number of illegal crossings to the highest level ever recorded in a fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)FILE - A group of migrants stand next to the border...
Suns’ Paul reaches 11,000 career assists vs Clippers
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Suns’ Paul reaches 11,000 career assists vs Clippers

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, right, is caught with the ball by Denver Nuggets forward Bruce Brown in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Associated Press Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns has reached 11,000 career assists with a pair in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul assisted on the Suns’ first basket of the game Sunday night, a 3-pointer by Devin Booker. Paul followed with an alley-oop pass to Deandre Ayton, who dunked. Paul joined John Stockton and Jason Kidd as the only players in NBA history with that many assists. Paul also became the first player in the league with 20,000 points and 11,000 assists. Stockton had 15,806 assists and Kidd, now coach of the Dallas Mavericks...
Companies lure hourly workers with college tuition perks
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Companies lure hourly workers with college tuition perks

Daniella Malave works on her laptop at a coffee shop in Sea Girt, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. While working full time for Chipotle, Malave completed two years of community college with annual stipends of $5,250 from the restaurant chain. After that, she enrolled in the company’s free online college program, through which she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Wilmington University in 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Daniella Malave, a recruiting analyst for Chipotle, poses for a photo at a Chipotle restaurant in Sea Girt, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. While working full time for the chain, Malave completed two years of community college with annual stipends of $5,250 from Chipotle. After that, she enrolled in the company’s free online college program, through which sh...
AP EXPLAINER: What voting changes are on the midterm ballot?
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AP EXPLAINER: What voting changes are on the midterm ballot?

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, volunteers help voters as voters drop off their ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. Voters across the country are deciding ballot measures that could reshape the ways they cast ballots in coming elections. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Larnisha Dortch fills out her ballot at Fontenelle Forest during Nebraska's primary election on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Bellevue, Neb. Voters across the country are deciding ballot measures that could reshape the ways they cast ballots in coming elections. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP, File)FILE - Raevahnna Richardson signs an initiative petition supporting a gun-safety ballot measure on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, outside a library in Salem, Ore., as signature ga...
Cardinals use two pick-6s in first half to down Saints 42-34
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Cardinals use two pick-6s in first half to down Saints 42-34

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson (20) celebrates his pick six touchdown interception with cornerback Antonio Hamilton and injured running back James Conner, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson leaps into the end zone as he returns an inception for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) celebrates during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)New Or...
High court asked to stop Arkansas law against Israel boycott
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High court asked to stop Arkansas law against Israel boycott

By TERRY WALLACE and ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Free-speech advocates asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that upheld an Arkansas law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel. Contractors that don't sign the pledge must reduce their fees by 20%. Republican legislators who drafted the 2017 law have said it was not prompted by a specific incident in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of the Arkansas Times, a Little Rock-based alternative weekly newspaper. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in June that the law does not unconstitutionally infringe on free-speech rights. The full St. Louis-based court's decision overturned a three-j...
Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border
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Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border

FILE - Border Patrol agents patrol along a line of shipping containers stacked near the border on Aug. 23, 2022, near Yuma, Ariz. The Cocopah Indian Tribe is welcoming the federal government's call for the state of Arizona to remove a series of double-stacked shipping containers placed along the U.S.-Mexico border near the desert city of Yuma, saying they are unauthorized and violate U.S. law. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)FILE - Border Patrol agents patrol along a line of shipping containers stacked near the border on Aug. 23, 2022, near Yuma, Ariz. The Cocopah Indian Tribe is welcoming the federal government's call for the state of Arizona to remove a series of double-stacked shipping containers placed along the U.S.-Mexico border near the desert city of Yuma, saying they are unauthorize...
BRIEF: former Tucson insurance agent sentenced for ‘elder fraud’
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BRIEF: former Tucson insurance agent sentenced for ‘elder fraud’

The DOJ announced Wednesday that Tucsonan Koreasa Maria Williams, 47, was sentenced on Sept. 30 after defrauding an 80-year-old client of over $1 million. Williams then used those funds in an effort to avoid criminal charges stemming from a previous annuity fraud scheme she was running. Williams' sentence includes 136 months in prison and requires restitution to be paid to her victims. This sentence will run concurrently with a 51-month sentence for her earlier annuity fraud scheme. More details are available in the full press release from the DOJ.
‘Chinese chorizo’ honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona
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‘Chinese chorizo’ honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona

Allen Lew points to a display board at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 highlighting his father's grocery store business. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)A vegan chorizo egg roll and a meat chorizo egg roll topped with a fried egg and a papaya and carrot slaw is served on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at BOCA restaurant in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)Tamal Niangao, a dish of sticky masa cakes with chorizo, green onion, Napa cabbage and chilies in a soy maggi glaze and topped with jicama, cilantro and two poached eggs is served at 5 Points Market & Restaurant in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)A vegan chorizo egg roll and a meat chorizo egg roll topped with a fried egg and a papaya and c...