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Arizona agency announces winners in wildlife photo contest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced the winners of its 2019 wildlife photo contest.

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian man in Arizona

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and wounded a Russian man suspected of crossing the border illegally in Arizona. The agency said Friday that the man was flown …

Video of Arizona deputy restraining teen amputee spurs probe

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona prosecutors have dropped disorderly conduct charges against a 15-year-old quadruple amputee who was wrestled to the floor of a group home and restrained by a …

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for protection

PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection. The Tucson-based said …

KB Home Announces the Opening of Northern Ridge Estates, Its Latest New-Home Community in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2019-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of Northern Ridge Estates, a new residential community in Glendale. The new community is …
First responders
A 14-year-old is dead after a vehicle struck him near Peoria High School.
A 34-year-old  man is dead after being struck by a Valley Metro bus in El Mirage.
A man was sentenced to life in prison following his attack on a corrections officer at a Buckeye prison last year. Leonard Bacon Jr., 51, was sentenced for the attempted murder of a corrections …
Top sports story

No. 21 Indiana women balanced in 91-51 rout of Jackson State

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Mackenzie Holmes scored 15 points off the bench, leading a balanced attack for No. 21 Indiana in a 91-51 win over Jackson State on Sunday. Holmes made 7 of 10 …
More sports

Cowboys get huge day from Prescott, beat Lions 35-27

DETROIT (AP) — Dak Prescott threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-27 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Cowboys (6-4) have won three of four games, …

Josh Allen throws 3 TD passes to help Bills beat Miami 37-20

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Josh Allen tied a career high with three touchdown passes and ran for another score Sunday to help the Buffalo Bills complete a season sweep of the Miami Dolphins by …

Sam Darnold throws 4 TD passes, Jets rout Redskins 34-17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sam Darnold more than made up for an ill-timed interception by throwing for 293 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, and the New York Jets routed rookie quarterback Dwayne …

Colts overpower Jaguars with strong ground game in 33-13 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacoby Brissett threw one touchdown pass, ran for another score and used an impressive ground game to get the Indianapolis Colts back on track Sunday with a 33-13 victory over …
Daily Independent
Nation

Federal charges link New Jersey man to synagogue vandalism

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces allegations he conspired to carry out spray paint vandalism attacks two months ago against synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin. The Philadelphia …

Two Arkansas chemistry professors accused of making meth

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas college chemistry professors have been arrested on charges of making meth, in an apparent case of life imitating art. The Clark County sheriff’s office …

Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch that because of his recent spiritual awakening, he’s no longer in the service of fame and money but “in …

Syracuse suspends fraternity after report of racial slur

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has suspended a fraternity and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester after an African American student …

Threats investigated after deadly California school shooting

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating online threats against schools near the Los Angeles-area high school where a 16-year-old boy shot and killed two classmates and wounded …
World

Greek students mark uprising anniversary; 28 arrested

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy police presence in Athens has prevented an escalation of clashes with anarchists and other extreme leftists marking the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against …

Palestinian journalist may lose eye after shot by Israel

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Relatives say a Palestinian freelance photographer has lost vision in one eye after apparently being struck by Israeli fire while covering a demonstration in the …

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and boycott threats

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — International soccer superstar Lionel Messi has arrived in Israel for a much-anticipated match, despite calls for boycott and the threat of rocket fire. The Argentinian …

The Latest: Iraq official: Protester dies in bridge clashes

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq’s anti-government protests (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Iraqi security and medical officials say a protester has been killed by a direct hit to the head …

Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge.
Entertainment
A man sits on a small boat in a flooded St.Mark square in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Hip waders on: Venice braces for another exceptional tide

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venetians braced Sunday for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting …

2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport caused damage but left no …
Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is seen in St. Mark's Square during a solidarity visit to Venice following the exceptional high water that brought the city to its knees, in Venice, northern Italy, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Four days ago, the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)

Venice braces for another exceptional tide, tourists flee

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting …
In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, a white truffle dug from the earth by Carlo Olivero, who has been hunting for prized white truffles in the hills near Alba in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. (AP Photo/Martino Masotto)

Italy’s white truffle hunters worry about climate change

ALBA, Italy (AP) — Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around in the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized …
This combination of photos shows Olivia Colman portraying Queen Elizabeth II in a scene from the third season of "The Crown," left, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia on Oct. 20, 1973. The popular series based on the British royal family debuts Sunday on Netflix. (Netflix, left, and AP Photo)

AP PHOTOS: How ‘The Crown’ actors compare to real royals

The third season of “The Crown” welcomes a new cast as it tells the story of the modern British monarchy. The series starts off …
Business
HP rejects takeover offer from Xerox

HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox. The Palo Alto, California-based company said Sunday that the cash and stock deal undervalues its business and …

Partisan divide seen in how local news should be propped up

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s partisan divide is evident in how Americans believe the struggling local news industry should be propped up. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released …

Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper

BOSTON (AP) — The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without a “double cup” for their iced drinks. A new campaign focused in Massachusetts and Rhode Island tells customers …

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” put its competition in the rearview, racing to a $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget …

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and …

Travel
Venice flooded again 3 days after near-record high tide

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Waters are rising in Venice where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 …

Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021

CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hotel company to say it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt says it is shifting to large, multi-use …

Caltrans plans Highway 1 closures when storms are forecast

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close landslide-plagued Highway 1 on the southern Big Sur coast when there are forecasts of significant rains …

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's …

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike have donned high boots and taken to raised walkways to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast …

Things to do
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 …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 24-30

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 24-27 - SCOTTSDALE: IGRA World …

Opinion
Graduates line up at the Oct. 11 certificate ceremony for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s new full-time Construction Academy program in Camp Verde. The pre-apprenticeship program prepares workers across the state for highway construction jobs. [Courtesy of ADOT]

Construction Academy provides fast track to careers

The two-week Construction Academy offers free training that helps women, minorities, veterans and members of other disadvantaged …

What being Hispanic means to me

The military I know and work in today is a diverse force that encourages the promotion of people with different backgrounds.

How to stay heart healthy during the holidays

Being healthy over the holidays doesn’t mean giving up your favorite things. In fact, the American Heart Association wants you to …

Shale oil boom makes Middle East war less likely

It looks like the decade-old U.S. shale oil boom may keep us out of war.

‘Made in Arizona’ is an international enterprise

I’ll sometimes hear a pundit lament that “Nothing is made in America anymore.” In reality, there are nearly 13 million …