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  • PHOENIX— The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Kentucky public school employee Nema Brewer co-founded the KY120 United Facebook group that drew more than 40,000 members in a month. It started in West Virginia, where two teachers set up a private Facebook page last...

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent Tekae Michael stands at a lookout point on April 17, 2018 in San Diego, California.

    California has reached a deal with the Trump administration to provide 400 National Guard troops to combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers within the state and at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • "We're not going to impose any mining project without communities feeling at ease first... that's what dialogue is for," Villanueva told a news conference when asked if the government would approve Southern Copper's $1.4 billion Tia Maria project this year. The Arizona- headquartered company, controlled by Grupo Mexico, suspended Tia Maria in 2015 to calm...

  • April 18- A Southwest Airlines airplane flying to Phoenix was forced to land at Nashville airport shortly after takeoff because of a bird strike, a Southwest spokesperson said on Wednesday. "The captain in command declared an emergency and safely landed the flight," the spokesperson said, adding that the aircraft had been taken out of service for maintenance...

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement Tuesday made the lesser long-nosed bat, which ranges from Mexico to southern Arizona and New Mexico, the first bat ever removed from the nation's list of threatened and endangered species. The decision comes a year after first being proposed and three years after Mexico delisted the animal, which depends on the...

  • Adelphi University took to Twitter in February to assure students publicly that participation in nonviolent protests wouldn't disqualify them from admission. Kristen Capezza, associate vice president for enrollment management at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. According to a database maintained by the National Association for College...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY/ TULSA, Okla., April 14- High school physics teacher Craig Hoxie filed to run for Oklahoma's House of Representatives on Friday, a day after the end of a two-week teacher walkout that had pressed lawmakers for school funding. Teachers and parents in Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona have staged collective actions in recent weeks, seeking...

  • PHOENIX— A co-founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com who has been jailed for the last 10 days on charges of facilitating prostitution was released on a $1 million bond Monday as he awaits trial. At a brief hearing at a federal courthouse in Phoenix, James Larkin was ordered by Magistrate Judge John Boyle to put up two properties as surety on the...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY/ TULSA, Okla., April 14- High school physics teacher Craig Hoxie filed to run for Oklahoma's House of Representatives on Friday, a day after the end of a two-week teacher walkout that had pressed lawmakers for school funding. Teachers and parents in Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona have staged collective actions in recent weeks, seeking...

  • PHOENIX, April 13- A co-founder of now-shuttered Backpage.com charged with helping mastermind a scheme to use the website to sell sex was freed from an Arizona jail on Friday after posting a $1 million bond secured by real estate. Lacey's release came one day after prosecutors announced that the website's chief executive, Carl Ferrer, 57, had pleaded guilty to...

  • Broadcom Inc., up $7.51 to $246.94. Marathon Oil Corp., up 53 cents to $18.16. Qualcomm Inc., up 53 cents to $55.73.

  • Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer will serve no more than five years in prison under a California agreement in which he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of money laundering in California. Also Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking. And a federal judge in Phoenix...

  • Magistrate Bridget Bade on Friday also ordered that Michael Lacey wear an electronic monitoring device, provide an accounting of his finances and refrain from exerting any control over the site. The hearing came a day after authorities revealed that Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in Arizona and state money...

  • The online advertising site Backpage.com and its chief executive have pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona. The guilty pleas by the company and CEO Carl Ferrer were made on April 5, but were unsealed late Thursday afternoon. The acknowledgements of wrongdoing came shortly after Ferrer pleaded guilty on Thursday to a state money...

  • WASHINGTON— Last week, he tore up his prepared remarks in West Virginia. Now, with a decision on Syria looming and Special Counsel Bob Mueller circling, President Donald Trump is, at least publicly, sticking to a script. "We're going to discuss our massive tax cuts that are growing paychecks all over our country," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden, where he was...

  • Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer will serve no more than five years in prison under a California agreement in which he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of money laundering in California. Also Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking. And a federal judge in Phoenix...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc and Uber Technologies vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference. It is crucial that companies accurately outline limitations of automatic driving systems and the circumstances...

  • The Uber application on a smartphone during an Uber ride in Washington, D.C.

    Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and add a feature that allows riders to call 911 in an emergency.

  • There is a more than 50 percent chance of ENSO-neutral conditions prevailing through the northern hemisphere summer in 2018, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said in its monthly forecast. During a La Niña year, winter temperatures are warmer than normal in the Southeast United States and cooler than normal in the Northwest,...

  • "The first thing that we want to do is really change Uber's substance, and the image may follow," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. Last year the company was fined $8.9 million by the state of Colorado for allowing people with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work as drivers. Khosrowshahi, formerly CEO of the Expedia travel booking site,...