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Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can enforce its proposed new "public charge" rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the U.S.


Court says Arizona assault merits deportation for Iraqi refugee

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said an Iraqi refugee can be deported after he was convicted in Arizona of aggravated assault - a first-time offense that netted him a sentence of just 48 hours behind bars - because if was crime involving "moral turpitude."


New overtime rule could affect up to 20,000 Arizona workers in new year

WASHINGTON - As many as 20,000 Arizona workers could be guaranteed overtime pay when they do overtime work under a Labor Department rule that takes effect Jan. 1, the first change to the rule since 2004. But critics say that's still only a fraction of the workers who need protection.


Critics light up decision to halt planned lightbulb-effiency rules

WASHINGTON - A Trump administration plan to roll back stricter regulations on energy-efficient lightbulbs may have done the impossible - put environmentalists and some utility companies on the same side of an issue.


Loosely knit organizations along U.S.-Mexico border support deported vets

TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico – U.S. veterans deported to Mexico find resources with the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, run by Hector Barajas-Varela, who joined the U.S. Army at age 17.


Both sides left wanting by 2020 budget’s $1.375 billion for border wall

WASHINGTON - The $1.4 trillion budget that Congress passed last week contained $1.375 billion for border wall construction in fiscal 2020 - what one expert called a "mixed bag" in which neither side got all it wanted.



Native American leaders determined to prevent repeat of last census undercount

PHOENIX – National and local organizations, including the Phoenix Indian Center, are working to ensure a more accurate count for Native Americans in the 2020 census.


Sky rivers: A new scale categorizes power of crucial atmospheric flows

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have created a new scale to characterize atmospheric rivers, based upon their intensity and potential impacts.


Role reversal: Teen caring for father with Alzheimer’s shares her experience

CERRITOS, Calif. – Emily Jenkins has helped care for her father since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about 10 years ago. She just turned 19.


Why are racehorses still dying? Authorities struggle to find the answers

ARCADIA, Calif. – Horses are dying at a rapid rate at Santa Anita Racetrack, home of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup. But betting on horses continues at a rapid clip, even as experts look for the reasons behind the deaths.


Revived stretch of Santa Cruz River provides oasis for wildlife

TUCSON – Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since treated wastewater began flowing into the Santa Cruz River channel in June.