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Review: Allende's 'Violeta,' an epic South American tale

“Violeta,” by Isabel Allende. (Random House) Chilean writer Isabel Allende's latest novel is “Violeta,” an epic tale that transports readers across a century of South American histo...

Mexican woman shot in head by US Border Patrol files claim

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican woman who was shot in the head by a Border Patrol agent and survived announced Wednesday that they filed a claim against the U.S government as a precursor to a f...

New study outlines high costs of extreme heat in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat is expensive. That's the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures ...

Fernando González, AP head of Caribbean news, dies in Cuba

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fernando González, who spent decades covering and directing major stories for The Associated Press across Latin America, from papal visits to border skirmishes, hurricanes and hosta...

Canadian snowbirds head south as US land borders reopen

PHOENIX (AP) — Canadians Ian and Heather Stewart are savoring the idea of leaving behind this winter's subzero temperatures when the U.S. reopens its borders to nonessential land travel next week and ...

Apaches ask appeals court to oppose transfer of Arizona land

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for members of the San Carlos Apache tribe on Friday asked the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to back a nonprofit group’s efforts to keep a copper mi...

Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, e...

Phoenix, other cities keep growing as climate danger rises

PHOENIX (AP) — The mustard-colored apartments built as public housing more than half a century ago are among the hottest spots in Phoenix, with only a few scrawny trees and metal clothesline poles off...

Eviction confusion, again: End of US ban doesn't cause spike

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Chandra Dobbs was stunned when the constable showed up on her doorstep with a fat packet of eviction papers. She thought she had more time. “I didn’t think I was...

Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people a...

US border encounters of migrant families rise despite heat

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials say the number of migrant families they encountered at the border in June increased by 25% from the previous month even as summer temperatures rise in the deserts and mou...

More migrant deaths recorded in heat along Arizona border

PHOENIX (AP) — The bodies of an unusually large number of migrants who died in Arizona's borderlands are being recovered this summer amid record temperatures in the sun-scorched desert and rugged moun...

Texas' Abbott leads GOP push for Trump-style border measures

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Promises to build a wall. Descriptions of American homes “invaded” by immigrants and a trail of “carnage." Plans to arrest border crossers and haul them to jail. ...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the heat wave in the American West?

PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the...

Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weath...