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Feds: Man Planned to Start Race War With Mass Shooting

Mark Prieto allegedly planned to target rap concert in Atlanta

(Newser) - An Arizona man planned to carry out a mass shooting at a rap concert to ignite a race war, federal prosecutors say—but two men he believed shared his racist beliefs were really FBI informants. Mark Adams Prieto, 58, was indicted last week on charges including one count of transfer...

Dozens of Hikers Got Very Sick After Visiting Famed Waterfalls

Arizona tourist destination may have been hit by virus outbreak

(Newser) - Dozens of hikers say they fell ill during trips to a popular Arizona tourist destination that features towering blue-green waterfalls deep in a gorge neighboring Grand Canyon National Park, the AP reports. Madelyn Melchiors, a 32-year-old veterinarian from Kingman, Arizona, said she was vomiting severely Monday evening and had a...

New Mugshot, '9/11 Lung Disease' Claim for Giuliani

Lawyers say he can't be forced to get a job

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani's lawyers say he has "possible" lung disease related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as they argue he should not have to get a job to pay the $148 million defamation judgment against him. The former mayor of New York, who spent days at...

These States' Economies Are Pulling Their Weight

Washington tops WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - How well the US economy is doing is dependent on how well the states themselves are doing, and WalletHub looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which ones boast the best economies. Three main categories are in play: economic activity (including startup activity, exports per...

11 End Up in Hospital While Waiting for Trump Rally

Heat-related injuries took place in Phoenix, where temps reached a record 112 degrees

(Newser) - Neither a series of criminal indictments or even a guilty verdict is keeping fans of Donald Trump away from his rallies—nor is extreme heat. Temps around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, breaking the previous daily record from eight years prior, but that didn'...

As Texas Bakes, a New Weather Warning for Oklahoma

More twisters may be headed to Sooner State, while heat index in Texas hovers near 120 degrees

(Newser) - Forecasters are warning of another day of heightened risk of dangerous tornadoes in the Midwest on Saturday and telling people in South Texas it may feel like close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit almost four weeks before summer starts. The weather service in Oklahoma compared the day to "a gasoline-soaked...

California Now Allows Arizona Doctors to Perform Abortions

New law allows doctors to perform abortions for their patients amid a temporary state ban

(Newser) - Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, reports the AP . California's law is meant to give Arizonans an option to receive legal abortions from their doctor over the next several months when nearly...

Giuliani, 10 Others Arraigned in Arizona Fake Electors Case

He was ordered to come to Arizona within 30 days

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani and ten other people indicted in the Arizona election case pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, fraud, and forgery charges Tuesday—but Giuliani was the only one ordered to post a bond. Giuliani, who taunted prosecutors before he was served with the indictment notice at his 80th birthday party...

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Arizona Answers Giuliani's Taunt

Election case defendant is served at his birthday party in Florida

(Newser) - "If Arizona authorities can't find me by tomorrow morning; 1. They must dismiss the indictment; 2. They must concede they can't count votes," Rudy Giuliani posted Friday night on X . The Arizona attorney general's office accepted the challenge, NBC News reports. An hour or so...

Search for Grand Canyon Raft Rider Has Tragic End

Thomas Robison disappeared on journey with dog on a homemade raft

(Newser) - The search for a man believed to have tried to navigate the Grand Canyon with his dog in a homemade raft has come to a tragic end. In a news release, the National Park Service said a body believed to be that of 58-year-old New Mexico man Thomas Lee Robison...

Arizona Governor Signs Repeal of 1864 Abortion Law

Hobbs slams ban 'passed by 27 men before Arizona was even a state'

(Newser) - Arizona's 1864 ban on almost all abortions is a dead law walking. Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a repeal of the law Thursday, a day after it was passed by the state Senate. She slammed the "ban that was passed by 27 men before Arizona was even a...

Bounce House Goes Airborne, Killing Toddler

Arizona tragedy left a 2-year-old dead, another child injured

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a fun event turned devastating for an Arizona family Saturday when a bounce house was suddenly swept into the sky, killing a 2-year-old boy inside. "Several children were playing in a bounce house when a strong gust of wind sent it airborne into the...

Freight Train Crash Shuts Down Highway as Railcars Burn

No injuries reported after accident involving fuel-carrying train near Arizona-New Mexico border

(Newser) - A freight train carrying fuel derailed and caught fire Friday near the Arizona-New Mexico state line, forcing the closure of an interstate highway that serves as a key trucking route. Initial passersby posted video and photos on social media of crumpled train cars and billowing, black smoke. No injuries were...

Arizona House Votes to Repeal 1864 Abortion Ban

State Senate vote is expected next week

(Newser) - Arizona's 1864 abortion ban appears unlikely to survive 2024. After two failed efforts , the state House voted 32-28 Wednesday to repeal the near-total ban on abortions, the Arizona Republic reports. Three Republican lawmakers voted with all 29 of the chamber's Democrats, while other Republicans delivered speeches describing the...

In Arizona Senate, a Vote to Repeal 1864 Abortion Law Could Happen

Chamber diverges from Arizona House

(Newser) - Not long after Arizona House Republicans again blocked attempts to repeal the state's controversial 1864 law banning nearly all abortions, which was just ruled enforceable by the state Supreme Court, Arizona Senate Democrats—with the help of two Republicans—on Wednesday managed to move forward on the possibility of...

Effort to Repeal Arizona's 1864 Abortion Ban Fails

One Republican voted with Democrats in state House

(Newser) - Arizona lawmakers blocked another effort Wednesday to repeal a near-total ban on abortions dating from 1864 that the state's top court ruled was "enforceable" earlier this month. One Republican voted with Democrats in the GOP-controlled state House, but that wasn't enough to advance two motions to hold...

'Donald Trump Did This,' Harris Tells Arizona

As Republicans backtrack, Democrat says Trump would sign a national abortion ban

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris went to Arizona, the state that became the center of the abortion rights debate this week when its Supreme Court upheld an 1864 law prohibiting nearly all abortions, to assess responsibility. "We all must understand who is to blame," the Democrat told a campaign...

Kari Lake Is Urging Abortion Ban Repeal: Sources

Arizona would then revert to its current 15-week ban, which she supports

(Newser) - Kari Lake denounced Arizona's 1864 abortion ban almost immediately after a court ruling said the controversial law could go into effect, but the Republican Senate candidate is going further than that. Sources tell outlets including the New York Times that Lake, the former TV news anchor and Trump ally...

Hannity on Arizona's 1864 Abortion Law: 'Get Rid of It'

Meanwhile, Republicans block an attempt to repeal the law

(Newser) - Arizona Democrats (plus one Republican) on Wednesday attempted to repeal the tough 1846 abortion ban that the state Supreme court just ruled is enforceable , but the attempt was blocked by Republicans in the state legislature who moved to recess, thus preventing a vote from being held, the Guardian reports. USA ...

Did Arizona Go Too Far on Abortion? Trump Says 'Yeah'

He was asked about the state's supreme court decision at a campaign event

(Newser) - Days after saying decisions about abortion laws should be left to the states, former President Trump shared his thoughts on Tuesday's abortion ruling in Arizona . When asked if the state's supreme court went too far in its ruling that an 1864 law that prohibits nearly all abortions and...

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