• GOP presidential candidate Rubio headlines Phoenix events

    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio made a whirlwind stop in Arizona on Wednesday as he tries to drum up support for his 2016 campaign. Rubio gave a speech to business and political leaders and planned to headline an evening fundraiser for the group that...

  • Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media....

  • Rock Springs, Saratoga ponder closure of nursing homes

    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Utah company is closing a Rock Springs nursing home, and staff and residents at another nursing home the company operates in Saratoga are bracing for possible similar news. Deseret Health Group of Bountiful gave 60-day notice Friday to Wyoming regulators that...

  • LeBron puts headband back on for Game 2 vs. Chicago

    Updated: 4 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — King James placed his crown back on for Game 2. LeBron James returned to the floor Wednesday night against Chicago wearing his signature headband, which the Cavaliers' star had ditched since a March 7 game against Phoenix. Since his high school days in Akron, James...

  • The Latest: Major developments on final legislative day

    Updated: 6 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — 5:30 p.m. Student testing was the longest-fought battle of the legislative session, but lawmakers finally agreed on a measure Wednesday. The final compromise bill retains mandatory tests in language arts and math in 3rd through 9th grades. Lawmakers debated until the...

  • Clinton challenges Bush on immigration as GOP shifts

    Updated: 21 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has injected new fire into the immigration debate with her call to allow people in the country illegally to gain citizenship, challenging a centerpiece of Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush's likely candidacy. The elevated focus on...

  • Mexico blames drug gangs for string of killings near border

    Updated: 21 min ago

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Sonora say drug cartel groups are behind a string of murders in a disputed corridor along the U.S. border. At least 11 people have been killed since Friday around the town of Sonoyta, which borders Arizona. State...

  • Missouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths

    Updated: 21 min ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has admitted that she plotted with her mother to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way. Rachel Staudte, 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and agreed to...

  • Clinton signals support for super PAC backing campaign

    Updated: 35 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will personally do outreach to potential donors for a super PAC backing her presidential campaign, deepening Democratic acceptance of the outside groups. Clinton's decision is another sign of how a vast network of super PACs that can accept...

  • Ex-Navy SEAL sentenced in San Diego for investment fraud

    Updated: 36 min ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced in San Diego for bilking people out of more than $1 million in an investment fraud scheme. Jason Mullaney got six years and eight months in state prison Wednesday for fraud, grand theft and other crimes. Prosecutors contend...

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