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Pima County judge denies change of venue in Barksdales' case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Pima County judge has denied a motion to change venue for a husband and wife accused of killing a Tucson man earlier this year. Prosecutors say the next court hearing …

Abrazo Arrowhead surpasses 5,000 surgical robotics procedures

GLENDALE — Surgeons at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus have completed more than 5,000 total robot-assisted surgical procedures, a milestone for the Northwest Valley hospital known for its surgical …

Maricopa County helps fund new health campus in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Maricopa County and Creighton University are working together to address a major challenge to the region’s prosperity and well-being: the growing shortage of doctors and …

Arizona officials to determine order on Presidential Preference Election ballot

The Arizona Secretary of State Office is hosting an event to determine the order the Presidential Preference Election candidates will appear on the ballot. The ballot order draw event is open to …

2 businesses declared off-limits for Fort Huachuca soldiers

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A smoke shop and a shuttle service have been declared off-limits for soldiers at an Army base in southeastern Arizona. The two businesses adversely affect the …
First responders
GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (AP) — Divers Saturday recovered the body of the fourth person to die in Tonto Creek in just over a week, according to media reports.
Phoenix police arrested a man who allegedly tried to steal a wheelchair from a woman while she was riding the light rail last month.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is requesting the public’s help in regard to an active homicide investigation.
Top sports story

Rose caps big 4th with winning jumper, Pistons edge Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derrick Rose hit a 14-foot jumper in the lane with 0.3 seconds left and scored 17 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Detroit Pistons over the skidding New Orleans …
More sports

Siakam scores 22, Raptors beat Bulls 93-92 to stop slide

CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Chicago Bulls 93-92 on Monday night when Zach LaVine missed a runner in the closing seconds. The …

Bruins-Senators Sums

First Period_1, Ottawa, Anisimov 4 (DeMelo, Chabot), 1:35. 2, Ottawa, Duclair 14 (Tierney), 15:44. 3, Boston, Bergeron 9 (Marchand, Pastrnak), 17:48. Penalties_None. Second Period_4, Ottawa, …

NHL Commissioner: We will not tolerate abusive behavior

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that the league will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personnel conduct issues in the wake of incidents that …

Bucks top Magic for 15th straight win; Antetokounmpo gets 32

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 15th straight victory, 110-101 over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Khris Middleton …
Daily Independent
Nation

AP sources: Democrats poised to unveil 2 articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump

AP sources: Democrats poised to unveil 2 articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Author of simulated video of mass shooting pleads not guilty

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 30-year old California man pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child abuse charges after online videos appeared to show him pointing an assault rifle and rehearsing a mass …

Arms control on tap for Trump, Pompeo's meeting with Lavrov

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arms control, Ukraine and Syria are to headline President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meetings Tuesday with Russia's foreign minister. The visit by Sergey …

Jury selection starts for trial in college student's killing

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for the trial of a white man charged with a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a black college student on the University of Maryland’s …

Officer shoots, wounds man following traffic stop, chase

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man was shot and wounded by police over the weekend following a vehicle chase in South Florida, authorities said. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop for …
World

New Zealand police say they are opening a criminal investigation into the deaths of tourists on a volcanic island

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police say they are opening a criminal investigation into the deaths of tourists on a volcanic island.

Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica. It said the military …

Hong Kong's leader unbowed after massive weekend protest

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday again ruled out further concessions to protesters who marched peacefully in their hundreds of thousands this past weekend. The six-month protest …

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Unstable conditions hampered rescue workers Tuesday from searching for at least eight people missing and feared dead after a volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted …

Hong Kong police defuse bombs designed 'to kill and to maim'

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they have defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed “to kill and to maim people.” Police say the bombs found Monday evening were …
Entertainment
A woman places a bouquet of flowers at the fence of a restricted area on the waterfront in Whakatane, New Zealand, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing several people and leaving many more missing. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been …

Dominican Republic to require visas for Venezuelans

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic will require visas for Venezuelans, who have moved to the country by …
This image released by Columbia Records shows "Fine Line" by Harry Styles. (Columbia Records via AP)

Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album

Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (Columbia ) Arriving just in time to mess-up everyone's best-of-the-year music lists is Harry Styles' …

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who …
FILE - This Nov. 13, 2019 file photo shows Bryce Dallas Howard at the premiere of "The Mandalorian," in Los Angeles. Howard directed an episode of the popular Disney Plus series. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

'The Mandalorian' gives female directors a chance to shine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” has faced criticism for having a lack of female directors, but the popular franchise is making an …
Business
African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 …

California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, …

PG&E's $13.5B deal with fire victims removes huge obstacles

Associated Press (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy if California Gov. Gavin Newsom and …

Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it allegedly paid doctors in Texas and waived patient co-payments in exchange …

1 pleads guilty, another not guilty in $1B fraud scheme

CHICAGO (AP) — A former vice president of a Chicago-based health information company pleaded guilty Monday for his role in what authorities called a $1 billion fraud scheme. Ashik Desai pleaded …

Travel
Messi's hometown offers emotional trip to his childhood

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his Argentine hometown of Rosario, he spent his …

London offers winter warmers with a festive flavor

LONDON (AP) — Mulled wine, warm spiced cider and hot toddies have long been British staples during winter. Whiskey expert Ross Dennis at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery explains that the hot …

New Zealand police say number of missing people on tourist island hit by volcano in double digits

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police say number of missing people on tourist island hit by volcano in double digits.

North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of …

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Dec. 5-11

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Dec. 5-11. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Dec. 5 - PHOENIX: Moscow …

Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 14-20

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 14-20. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 14 - MESA: The Magic of Bill …

Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 7-13

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 7-13. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 7 - SCOTTSDALE: Ferrari Club of …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 31 - MESA: Trick Or Treat …

Opinion

Unconstitutional fees threaten ride-sharing at Sky Harbor

The city of Phoenix is attempting to raise rates by 200% for customers using ride-sharing platforms like Uber or Lyft when they travel …

Let’s end 2019 on a safe note

Before you head out on the road, it’s worth taking some time to plan ahead. If you’re attending a holiday party, please make sure …

Simple senior moment or something more serious?

As we become more aware of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as a society, we’re better equipped to spot the early warning …

Burke: Social Security benefits increase in 2020

Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, …

The 2020 census is on horizon

By law, the U.S. government is required to count the number of people living in the United States every 10 years. Getting an accurate …