PHOENIX (AP) - Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office. Minority Democrats voted as a block on Monday against the measure, preventing an emergency clause from being tacked onto legislation changing how members of Congress who die or resign are replaced.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing lawmakers to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week. The Republican governor on Monday stuck to his effort to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020 after teachers voted to launch the first-ever statewide strike Thursday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced in Arizona to 15 years in prison for forcing a woman into prostitution in the Tampa area and in Tucson in 2016. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Travon Jarvel Jackson of Tampa was convicted by a jury earlier of sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, and interstate transportation for prostitution. They say Jackson posted advertisements for the woman on adult websites and kept all the money the woman made from prostitution.
PHOENIX (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they're evaluating whether to pursue a retrial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the border into Mexico, killing a rock throwing teen in 2012. Agent Lonnie Swartz, who fired 16 shots through a border fence, was acquitted by a jury on a second-degree murder charge. His lawyers argued he acted in self-defense during a drug smuggling attempt. A mistrial was declared Monday on lesser counts of manslaughter.
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