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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Ducey, US Census head push for complete Arizona count

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey and the head of the U.S. Census Bureau encouraged Arizonans on Thursday to complete their census forms as statistics showed more than 10% of the state’s …

Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for Trump campaign

WASHINGTON — Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation …

Study: Ending census early will cost Florida, Montana seats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats. It could also result in Texas, Florida, …

Vizient Supply Chain Expert David Gillan to be Featured Speaker for Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey Healthcare Club’s Genius Series

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2020-- today announced that David Gillan, senior vice president of sourcing operations, will be the featured speaker for Arizona State University’s W.P. …
Health care

Abrazo launches two new medical residency programs in Goodyear

Abrazo West Campus has launched two new graduate medical residency programs offering medical school graduates required experience in a variety of different specialties as they transition to their chosen area of practice.
First responders
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire earlier this week on a security officer outside the federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix has agreed to remain jailed on assault and weapons …
Police have identified a teenager shot and killed Saturday night in Phoenix. Christian Villareal, 14, was shot Saturday and put in the backseat of a car who’s driver flagged down an …
A Phoenix man who was out on bail for a drive-by shooting was arrested last week and charged with murder after a fatal shooting that stemmed from a road rage incident. Terrance Maurice Taylor, 19, …
More sports

Stars, Lightning meet in nontraditional Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The leaves are starting to change color around the NHL playoff bubble, and, at most, seven games remain before the Stanley Cup is handed out. On Saturday night, two of …

Jeremiah Attaochu finds role, voice with Broncos at age 27

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jeremiah Attaochu is like those sharply dressed seat fillers at the Oscars. He replaced an injured Bradley Chubb last season and is filling in for an injured Von Miller this …

To Bam Adebayo, Heat game days are always Mother's Day

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami center Bam Adebayo went into the locker room at halftime of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals knowing that he wasn’t doing enough. He didn’t need to …

Dodgers use big 7th inning to beat Rockies 9-3

DENVER (AP) — Corey Seager homered and had three hits, Edwin Rios also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the struggling Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Thursday night. Mookie Betts had an RBI …
Nation

AP Exclusive: More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There …

195 homicides reported in St. Louis, surpassing all of 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of a woman in St. Louis marks the city's 195th homicide this year, topping the 194 killings in all of 2019. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the …

Biden makes push for voters on National Black Voter Day

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign unveiled a series of nationwide digital events Friday targeting Black voters in swing states — a strategic move by the Democratic presidential nominee to …

Police in Indiana say shooting leaves 1 dead, two injured

TERRE HAUTE, IND. (AP) — A shooting in Indiana that police said apparently stemmed from a college house party left one person dead while two others were being treated at a hospital with …

Couple wedded in Nebraska celebrates 85 years of marriage

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are celebrating their wedding anniversary — for the 85th time. WOWT-TV reports that he was just 17 and she was 16 when they tied the knot on Sept. …
World

'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions escalating

LONDON (AP) — Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday in an attempt to suppress a sharp spike in new …

Big wedding in fictional home of 'The Godfather' fuels virus

ROME (AP) — The Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections …

Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced Friday it is holding Syria responsible under international law for “gross human rights violations,” in a process that could …

Kremlin chafes at Navalny team taking suspected evidence

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin accused colleagues of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday of hampering a Russian investigation by taking items from his hotel room out of the country, including a …

EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission presented a series of measures Friday aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European …
Entertainment

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles. King Features provides the new fun and games from crossword and sudoku to battleships and junior puzzles. The free features are …

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin …
The Christian Siriano collection is modeled at Christian's home as part of New York Fashion Week, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Westport, Conn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his …

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Shadows in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 2. “The Harbinger II” by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline) 3. “One by One” by Ruth Ware (Scout) 4. “Anxious …
FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, Emmy statues appear on stage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards, the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live -- but socially distanced -- broadcast amid the pandemic, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, and producers are promising a live TV experience with 100 cameras in the homes of nominees, and all the chaos that could entail. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet …
Business

US bans WeChat, TikTok citing national security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will ban the use of WeChat Sunday to “safeguard the national security of the United States.” The Chinese app TikTok will also be banned by Nov. 12, but Commerce …

End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future

LONDON (AP) — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes, hobnobbing with celebrities at …

Trump orders clampdown on TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday, prevents download in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Trump orders clampdown on TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday, prevents download in the US.

US-based Krause Group takes control of Parma soccer club

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Parma became the latest Serie A team with foreign ownership Friday when the U.S.-based Krause Group purchased a 90% stake in the club. “The acquisition of Parma Calcio 1913 …

Travel

Tribes' ancestral remains return home to American Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribal leaders have reburied the remains of their ancestors that were taken more than a century ago from what's now a national park in Colorado. A Swedish researcher …

Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for more than a century should remain out of public view while it considers ethical issues about its …

Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New Year

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails on the eve of the holiday as the …

Minnesota man faces terror charge for allegedly joining IS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who is accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria has been returned to the United States to face terrorism charges. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum made his …

Things to do

Honor first-responders at in-person, virtual events in the Phoenix metro area

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The date is now …

Arizona volunteers sought for Adopt a Highway program

A lot has changed over the last few months, but there is still a need for volunteers to help keep Arizona looking its best.

Arizona arts poised to stage a comeback

With innovative approaches and support from area patrons and other sources, local arts groups are adapting to continue their missions in the community.

Country Thunder postponed until 2021

Fans of Country Thunder will have to wait until 2021 after organizers there canceled this year's event.

Valley Voices

We’re moving a little faster back into the world

Well, not everyone is moving faster. Parents continue to juggle work and home-schooling responsibilities, many people are without jobs, too many business owners are struggling and the list goes on, …

Goncalves: Calls for president's reelection

An open letter to the person or persons who are stealing Trump lawn signs: I would like to know — what are you afraid of? Is the thought of President Donald Trump being reelected …

Importance of knowing safe surroundings

Do you know a safe person when you see one? Do you know the signs of an unsafe person? Do you know someone in your life who is always telling you what you should or shouldn’t do?

Scanlan: Calls out letter writer as ‘self righteous’

I would like the opportunity to respond to recent the letter by Kathleen O’Brien-Lawrence (“Merchants, masks, money madness,” Daily Independent, Sept. 14, 2020). First, there …
Neil Barwick

Barwick: President Trump may exaggerate his accomplishments but he gets results

My mom always told me not to hate anyone and she would scold me severely when I used the word “hate.” I never understood why until recently. Hate destroys the thinking process. It is …