Search result for Erica Lang

‘Open-air prison’ in southern Mexico traps thousands of migrants

TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tapachula, just north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where they face strict limitations on their movements, few job prospects, poor living conditions and long waits for immigration hearings. Some have labeled Tapachula an “open-air prison,” others call it the southern extension of the U.S. border.


Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves

LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.


GOP Senate hopefuls try to shrug off Trump endorsement of Masters’ bid

WASHINGTON - While other Republicans tried to downplay the impact of former President Donald Trump's endorsement this week of Blake Masters' bid for Senate, analysts said the nod could be the "rocket fuel" Masters needs to move to the front of a crowded field.


Mexico fans come out strong for team’s loss to Uruguay in soccer friendly at State Farm Stadium

GLENDALE – The strong run of success by Mexico’s national soccer team came to an end Thursday against Uruguay at State Farm Stadium. It was still a night to remember for nearly 60,000 fans.


One step forward: Tempe City Council votes ‘yes’ to start talks about new Arizona Coyotes arena

TEMPE – In a 5-2 vote, the Tempe City Council decided to begin negotiations with the Arizona Coyotes for a new sports and entertainment district that includes a new arena.


‘Live and learn’: ASU’s historic softball season comes to close in super regionals

TEMPE – The Arizona State softball team’s historic season comes to an end after Northwestern eliminated the Sun Devils in a super regional round of the Women’s College World Series.


Surging Arizona gun sales could surge anew in wake of mass shootings

WASHINGTON - Gun sales in Arizona have surged in recent years and experts say they could jump again, sparked by reports of multiple mass shootings around the U.S. that have claimed dozens of lives.


‘Shut up and dribble’? Not anymore as Steve Kerr, Mercury players use their platform

PHOENIX – In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shootings, athletes including Steve Kerr and Brianna Turner continue trend of speaking out about social justice issues.


Peanuts, Cracker Jack and the origins of spring training: the evolution of baseball’s preseason

PHOENIX – It is hard to imagine, but spring training – a baseball fan’s rite of passage – wasn’t always part of the sports narrative in Arizona.


‘Documented Dreamers’ fear deportation after aging out of visa protection

WASHINGTON - BASIS Peoria senior Ayaan Siddiqui, whose visa-holding parents brought him here at age 1, does not face deportation to India - yet. But like 200,000 other "documented Dreamers," he could when he turns 21, which is why he rallied for a bill to change that.


‘We are still here’: Tribes reclaiming out-of-state ancestral homelands

Tribes that were forcibly resettled to Oklahoma are increasingly buying back or being gifted back property in their ancestral homelands - from Alabama to Michigan to Kansas - either to build economic sustainability or manage cultural preservation sites.


Going pro in esports? ASU Valorant players eye turning professional

PHOENIX – The college-to-pro pipeline for esports players isn’t as clear as their NCAA counterparts. For players on the ASU Esports Valorant team, their dreams of going professional are undeterred by this lack of clarity.