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Patient with deadly virus in Arizona released from isolation

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man was released from isolation 26 days after he tested positive for a deadly virus that originated in China, county health officials said. The patient, who has …

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their boisterous presidential debate, several Democrats sold short the health care plans of rivals or glossed over aspects of their own record. In an audacious league of his …

Mom of Idaho kids missing since September arrested in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The mother of an Idaho boy and his teenage sister who have been missing since September has been arrested in Hawaii on felony child abandonment charges and authorities said she was …

Arizona governor pulls immigration plan amid business revolt

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of his first term working to repair the damage to the state's reputation caused by a 2010 tough-on-immigrants law known as SB 1070 that his …

Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — Three Arizona high school students enrolled in an automotive technology program were killed when a college van went off a highway on the way back from a professional drag racing event near Phoenix, officials said Saturday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A person whom the U.S. Marshals Service was trying to arrest was fatally shot Friday afternoon at a north Phoenix hotel. The FBI said in a statement that it's investigating an …
PHOENIX (AP) — Nobody was injured when a Phoenix police officer fired at a man trying to force his way into a passerby's vehicle in Mesa early Thursday morning, Mesa police said. Mesa Police …
Top sports story

Newman confirms he suffered head injury in Daytona 500 crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Newman says he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details, and there's no timetable for his return to NASCAR …
More sports

Fernandes the conductor already proving a big hit at Man Utd

If Paul Pogba ends up leaving Old Trafford in the coming months, Manchester United already has the midfield entertainer in place to spearhead a rebuild. Bruno Fernandes has only been at United a …

Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike …

Third-seeded Garin beats Coric to reach Rio Open final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Third-seeded Christian Garin of Chile reached the final of the Rio Open after beating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday. Their match was interrupted shortly after …

Carolina beats Toronto 6-3 with help of emergency goaltender

TORONTO (AP) — Emergency backup goalie Dave Ayres made eight saves in relief of Carolina's two injured netminders in the Hurricanes' 6-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday …
Daily Independent
Nation

Security adviser: I've seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said he's seen no intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to help get the president re-elected. Robert …

Feds to investigate California bus rollover that killed 3

PALA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators are sending a team to the scene of a charter bus crash crash that killed three people and injured 18 others on a rain-slicked highway near San Diego, …

Democrats face an important test in Nevada caucuses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination …

Trump express optimism for US peace deal with Taliban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he’s ready to sign a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan if a holds in America's longest war. “Time to come home,” he …

Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash

BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and …
World

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago. “These …

Aalst Carnival again has Jewish stereotypes in its parade

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Aalst Carnival opened with a parade Sunday which again included some stereotypical depictions of Jews despite warnings from organizers to avoid any anti-Semitic images in the …

Spain closes airports on Canary Islands due to sand storm

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they have closed airports on the Canary Islands because of a wind storm that is blinding the archipelago with sand and dust. Spain’s airport …

Germany's Hamburg city in elections marked by climate issues

BERLIN (AP) — Voters in Hamburg, Germany's second-biggest city, go to the polls Sunday to pick a new regional assembly in an election that's been dominated by the issue of climate change. The …

Seven dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Seven people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said. The quake …
Entertainment
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, left, and James Marsden in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)

Box office goes 'Sonic' again but hears 'Call of the Wild'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office. “Sonic: The Hedgehog” zoomed to the top of …
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, former model and restaurateur B. Smith arrives at the BET Honors red carpet in the Warner Theatre in Washington. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at her Long Island, New York, home, after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, according to a family statement on social media. She was 70.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

NEW YORK (AP) — Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara "B." Smith has died at her Long Island home, her family announced in …
Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. South Korea's president has put the country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and says officials should take "unprecedented, powerful" steps to fight a viral outbreak. (Im Hwa-young/Yonhap via AP)

Infections soar in S Korea to 556 cases; 4th patient dies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported more than 120 new virus cases and the country's fourth fatality, raising the …

B. Smith, a model turned lifestyle guru and restaurant owner, dead at 70 after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease

NEW YORK (AP) — B. Smith, a model turned lifestyle guru and restaurant owner, dead at 70 after battling early onset Alzheimer's …
A commuter looks through a water-stained window wearing a mask and gloves to help guard against the Coronavirus, on a public bus in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Iran's health ministry raised Sunday the death toll from the new virus to 8 people in the country, amid concerns that clusters there, as well as in Italy and South Korea, could signal a serious new stage in its global spread. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran's health minister says virus came from China travel

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health minister said Sunday that travel from China brought the new virus to the Middle Eastern country, …
Business
US gas prices steady at $2.53 per gallon over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline remained steady at $2.53 per gallon over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey …

View of a longtime economist: Slower growth but no recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — In this high-profile election year, the U.S. economy boasts an unemployment rate that is near its lowest level in a half-century. But economic growth has been slowing. And some …

Top Bangladesh cellphone company pays $117M in legal tussle

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s leading cellphone operator paid $117 million to the country’s telecommunication regulator on Sunday amid a protracted legal tussle with the government that …

China's Xi says epidemic 'grim,' calls for action on economy

BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the …

Disbanded Thai party says gov't colluded in 1MDB scandal

Bangkok (AP) — Thailand's disbanded opposition Future Forward Party attacked the government Sunday for allegedly colluding with Malaysia's former prime minister to cover up the 1MDB financial …

Travel
German cities cancel carnival parades because of gusty winds

BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades on short-notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains. In …

US 'honor roll' of historic places often ignores slavery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places - …

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three …

In Brazil, fears that violent police strike could spread

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A violent police strike in northeastern Brazil that led to a senator being injured by gunfire has shed light on dissatisfaction among cops elsewhere in the country who have …

Key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit heads to Supreme Court

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When plans for the 605-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline were first unveiled in 2014, supporters of the natural gas project brimmed with enthusiasm and promises. The pipeline …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 20-26

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 20-26. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Feb. 20-23 - PHOENIX: Cirque Du …

D-Backs ‘Fan Fest’ set for Saturday at Chase Field

Diamondbacks officials announced they will host the 16th Annual Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.

Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 6-12

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 5-12. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Feb. 6 - SCOTTSDALE: Western Week …

Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 - GILBERT: …

Opinion

New ‘Vista’ brings culture to West Valley venue

The Vista Center for the Arts, formally known as Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, has been rebranded as the regional entertainment …

We recognize the important work of engineers

It has been said that engineers solve problems you didn’t know you had in ways you don’t understand.

Neglect of Arizona schools’ capital needs violates Constitution

School districts all over Arizona are challenged today by aging schools and inadequate funds to repair or replace them.

What Medicare does (and doesn’t) cover

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. …

Keep your heart healthy for you and your Valentine

Your heart may belong to your Valentine, but it’s truly yours to keep healthy.
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