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Arizona COVID-19 case load increases by more than 100 Saturday

Saturday's reported jump in Arizona COVID-19 cases was not as large as the 157-person increase reported Friday, but it did mark the second straight day with more than 100 new cases in the …

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Attempting to slow the spread …

Arizona Highways magazine celebrates 95 years with special issue  

PHOENIX – The photographers who captured the earliest images for Arizona Highways magazine were tasked only with documenting road conditions, yet their artistic flair meant the scenery …

Peoria business handing out essential supplies to seniors, families in need

A Peoria company is coming to the aid of seniors and families in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. Advant-Edge Decorative Curbing and Landscaping Inc. has been filling around 270 essential kits …

Prostitution camp provided women in human smuggling case

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County …
First responders
Concern over the spread of COVID-19 has prompted innovation, cooperation and quick action between two West Valley fire departments. The Buckeye Fire Department and the Buckeye Valley Fire District …
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that one of its employees who works out of the Headquarters Building, 550 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, has been diagnosed with …
Glendale police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself with an unsecured firearm. Around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Glendale first responders were alerted to a …
Top sports story

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates for 2021 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Organizing …
More sports

Knicks owner, MSG chairman James Dolan has coronavirus

James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday …

Tiz the Law wins a very unusual Florida Derby at Gulfstream

MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there. And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender. Tiz the …

The Latest: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for …

IndyCar goes iRacing as latest series to offer fans content

The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and …
Daily Independent
Nation

U.S. Navy hospital ship heading to NYC for coronavirus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will send off a naval hospital ship Saturday before it heads to New York City, as he aims to highlight the federal response to the pandemic. The USNS …

Outbreak at LI elderly housing complex has relatives fearful

In less than two weeks, the coronavirus has claimed six lives at one Long Island retirement community and left residents there isolated from loved-ones barred from visiting. “I have a feeling …

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters …

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial …

Tornado tears through shopping area in Arkansas; 3 injured

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving three people hurt after hitting commercial and residential areas in the college town of Jonesboro. The …
World

South Korea says North Korea has fired projectile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into the sea. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says the projectile launched on Sunday morning …

Canadian PM's wife has recovered from coronavirus illness

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus. “I am feeling so much …

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

President Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he's calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, states hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But there are …

Guaido urges unity government backed by loans to fight virus

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó called Saturday night for the creation of a "national emergency government" of diverse political leanings to fight the spread of the …

Quake shakes eastern Indonesia amid fears of coronavirus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong inland and shallow earthquake hit late Saturday night causing people to panic in parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi island and run to higher ground despite health …
Entertainment
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 27, 1998 file photo, John Callahan of "All My Children" kisses his award after winning Outstanding Lead Actor at the Soap Opera Digest Awards in Universal City, Calif. Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66. His ex-wife and former co-star Eva LaRue announced his death on her social media account on Saturday, March 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)

Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps …

Trump says CDC to issue "strong Travel Advisory" for parts of NY, CT, NJ to slow virus spread in place of quarantine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says CDC to issue "strong Travel Advisory" for parts of NY, CT, NJ to slow virus spread in place of …

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; …
FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, visitors get ready to tour Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley's Graceland is closing in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Friday, March 20, 2020.(AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

Music fest, barbecue contest in Memphis are rescheduled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tourism officials in Memphis, Tennessee, say the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship …
FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Vice President Mike Pence, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, in the James Brady Briefing Room in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the …
Business
California lawmakers plead: fight virus, don't pack beaches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll rising, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians not to let a beautiful, sunny weekend tempt them into ignoring …

Russia's Rosneft oil company ceasing Venezuela operations

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft oil company says it is ceasing operations and selling its assets in Venezuela. Rosneft said in a statement Saturday that it decided to sell its …

SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments this weekend related to the global economy, the work …

Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans who have spent the past decade howling about the danger of ballooning deficits embraced the mammoth coronavirus rescue package approved by Congress this week, shrugging …

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to …

Travel
3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of …

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. …

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the cruise line …

States impose new restrictions on travelers from New York

BOSTON (AP) — States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, and some say at least one state’s …

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

America's coronavirus infections have Italy shut down its industry. Masses of unemployed Indian laborers got food handouts and South Africa began a three-week lockdown. The U.S. cities of Chicago and …

Things to do
Fun at home: Hilarious movies & TV shows to watch online

While our communities practice social distancing waiting for the latest COVID-19 news updates (keep checking out this website for up-to-date coverage), we thought those suddenly forced to spend more time indoors could use some suggestions for funny, fun shows and movies currently available on popular video streaming services.

Goodyear, local artists develop virtual arts program

The spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, may have canceled events that bring Goodyear and Southwest Valley residents together at venues around the region, but it can’t stop the city from …

Superstition Mountain Museum closing temporarily

The Board of Directors of the Superstition Mountain Museum have announced that the museum will close to the public for the next several weeks. In an abundance of caution and concern for public …

Things to Do in the Valley – March 12-18

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of March 12-18. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. March 12-15 - QUEEN CREEK: Roots …

Opinion

Newlon: Remote online notarization a critical need in Arizona

To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. …

Medicare and coronavirus: What you need to know

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help …

Stay calm, stay connected during COVID-19 pandemic

Here’s the irony of this COVID-19 pandemic: we may be scrambling to isolate, but we need each other. In times of stress, human …
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, answers a question as he is joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, right, as they provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Monday, March 23, 2020, in Phoenix.

We must work to protect American families

While the passage of the bipartisan Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First …
Jackie Elliott

Elliott: All CAC instruction online for remainder of semester

The Central Arizona College campuses will be closed to the public with essential services moved to online, telephone or virtual …
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