WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House isn't commenting on what looks like the latest escalation of a battle between President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, a POW during the Vietnam War, told C-SPAN that Americans from "the lowest income level" were drafted then, while wealthy Americans "found a doctor that would say they had a bone spur." Trump got a deferment based just such a letter. A spokeswoman says McCain has long criticized the draft that left fighting "to the less privileged."
PHOENIX (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is redesigning flight procedures at airports around the U.S. under a program known as "NextGen" to streamline routes for fuel efficiency. But the new airplane routes have prompted noise complaints from San Diego to New York. A U.S. circuit court agreed that the FAA was "arbitrary and capricious" in applying the procedures in Phoenix. And aviation experts say the agency may be forced to be more responsive to communities on the ground.
PHOENIX (AP) - Police in Phoenix say a 19-year-old woman is in extremely critical condition after allegedly being shot by a teenage boy. They say the woman was sitting in the rear seat of a vehicle that pulled up next to another vehicle around 11:45 p.m. Saturday near 17th and Peoria avenues. Police say the 17-year-old driver of the other car fired multiple rounds into the victim's vehicle, striking the woman.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The "Ask A Mexican" column, a satirical weekly installment about U.S, Latinos that once ran in more than three dozen alternative weekly newspapers across the country, is coming to an end. The column's writer, Gustavo Arellano, told The Associated Press on Monday the final version will appear online for Albuquerque's Weekly Alibi following his resignation of editor of the OC Weekly.
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