Scorching heat maintains its grip on the U.S. Southwest as records fall and forecasts reach triple digits

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first heat wave of the year maintained its grip on the southwest United States Friday, a day after records fell in the region as temperatures topped 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) from California to Arizona. Although the official start of summer is still two weeks away, about half of … Read more

Alex Jones seeks permission to convert personal bankruptcy into liquidation

Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist is asking the court for permission to convert its personal bankruptcy reorganization into liquidation, which would result in the sale of much of its assets to help pay some of the $1.5 billion it owes to victims’ relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Jones and his media company, Free … Read more

Records fall in the US southwest as temperatures reach triple digits and 122 in Death Valley

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Records fell Thursday in the U.S. Southwest as temperatures topped 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) from southeastern California to Arizona, where the region’s first heat wave of the year was expected to maintain its hold for at least another day. Although the official start of summer was still two weeks … Read more

Southwest heat wave: Phoenix uses ice immersion to treat heat stroke victims

PHOENIX (AP) – The first heatwave of the season The Southwest is already in the grip of triple-digit temperatures as firefighters in Phoenix – America’s hottest big city – employ new tactics in hopes of saving more lives in a county that has seen 645 heat-related deaths last year. Starting this season, Phoenix firefighters are … Read more

Prosecutor asks Texas court to overturn governor’s pardon of man who fatally shot protester

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas pardon of the governor of a former Army sergeant who fatally shot a Black Lives Matter protester undermines the legal system and state constitution and should be overturned, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza said he was filing a request with the Court of Criminal Appeals … Read more

2024 election: Arizona voters to decide whether local police can make border arrests

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Republican-controlled Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a proposal asking voters to make entering the state through Mexico a state crime any place other than a point of entry for non-citizens, sending the measure to November. . 5 rounds. The vote came as President Joe Biden unveiled his plans Tuesday for … Read more

Biden reveals plans to apply restrictions to migrants seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden unveiled plans Tuesday to immediately impose significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the White House moved to neutralize immigration as a political responsibility before the November elections. Long-awaited presidential proclamation would bar migrants from obtaining asylum when U.S. officials believe the southern border is … Read more

Biden prepares executive order that would end asylum if an average of 2,500 migrants arrive per day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order that would result in a shutdown asylum requests at the U.S.-Mexico border once the average number of daily encounters reaches 2,500 between ports of entry, the border will not reopen until that number drops to 1,500, according to … Read more

At least 1 dead, power outages remain widespread in storm-weary Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Scattered power outages Wednesday in storm-weary Texas could persist into the weekend after storms flooded the streets of Houston for the second time this month and ripped off roofs in Dallas, killing a teenager and injuring others. The teen was killed Tuesday at a construction site while working on a house that … Read more

A Texas Democrat who joined the Republican Party in supporting a ban on gender-affirming care for minors who drop out of elementary school

A Democratic Texas lawmaker who broke with her party by supporting a ban on gender-affirming care for minors was ousted in a primary runoff that galvanized LGBTQ+ groups nationwide, who then campaigned for his opponent in the race for the south Houston seat. Rep. Shawn Thierry’s defeat follows four terms in which the Houston congresswoman … Read more