WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through a GOP-backed bill that would force migrants to apply for asylum at facilities outside the U.S., raise the limit on how long immigrant children can be held in detention and add 500 new immigration judges, among other changes.
WASHINGTON - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Sackler family from "looting" Purdue Pharma of billions of dollars being sought by victims of the opioid crisis the company is accused of helping create.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., because the company is an arm of the Navajo government and thus immune from civil suits.
WASHINGTON - A House panel grilled administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers - although both sides agreed that the situation at the border has reached crisis levels.
WASHINGTON - A federal court rejected the appeal of an Arizona death-row inmate who murdered four Phoenix family members in their home in retribution for a petty theft by another of the family members, saying it presented "one of, if not the, strongest" cases for the death penalty it had seen in years.
WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr ordered a resumption of federal executions and named a Navajo double-murderer as one of the first five death-row inmates who will be put to death. Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to be executed Dec. 11 with a fatal injection of pentobarbital.
WASHINGTON - Five years after the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix made national headlines for falsifying records about patient wait times, agency officials told House lawmakers that the system has seen a "tremendous transformation," with wait-times on par with or better than private practice.
WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of the 43 states that could be affected by a USDA proposal to tighten restrictions on access to food stamps for those receiving other financial assistance, saving billions of dollars while affecting as many as 3.1 million people nationwide.
WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her likely Democratic challenger, Mark Kelly, reported raising just under $13.9 million in the first six months of this year and had a combined $10.3 million on hand for an election that's still 16 months away, new campaign finance reports show.
WASHINGTON - Four Arizona Democrats had previously called for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but an impeachment inquiry vote this week took a surprising turn when just two of those four voted for it.
WASHINGTON - Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee beat back a series of GOP amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico, and rein in uranium mining.
WASHINGTON - The House on a mostly party line vote condemned President Donald Trump's "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred" in response to the president's tweets that progressive congresswomen should "go back" to the countries they originally came from.