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Biden heads to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to talk about taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is headed to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania on Tuesday to talk about who he believes should be paying more in taxes (billionaires) and who should be …

Project to shore up Pompeii yields stunning black banquet hall, with frescoes of Trojan War figures

Archaeologists excavating new sites in Pompeii have uncovered a sumptuous banquet hall decorated with intricately frescoed mythological characters inspired by the Trojan War. The banquet hall was …

JPMorgan reports 6% rise in 1Q profits as bank earnings season begins. Wells Fargo profit falls

JPMorgan Chase reported a modest 6% rise in first quarter profits on Friday, as the major banks start reporting their quarter results for the first quarter. The nation’s largest bank earned a …
Valley & State
ELECTION 2024

Two candidates to face off for Glendale mayor

For nearly a year, a three-person mayoral race in Glendale seemed inevitable. Paul Boyer announced his candidacy in February 2023 and incumbent mayor Jerry Weiers announced his intention to seek …

A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

A stunning abortion ruling this week has supercharged Arizona’s role in the looming fall election. Suddenly, emboldened national Democrats are pouring new resources into the state as Republicans …

Many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good, but for different reasons, AP-NORC poll shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a reason why President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are spending so much time attacking each other — people don't think either man has much to brag …
education / mental health

Chandler schools adds funding for suicide prevention

​The Chandler Unified School District has put more and more dollars in place for mental health over the past two school years. At its April 10 meeting, the board unanimously approved a …
ON TOUR

Rock icons Aerosmith announce new ‘farewell tour’ Phoenix date

Rock legends Aerosmith are returning to the road with their farewell Peace Out tour, along with special guests the Black Crowes, and the trek will visit Phoenix.
election

Meet the candidates for Arizona House District 4

Candidates officially filed their petitions April 1 to run in the 2024 primary election for Arizona State House of Representatives District 4. District 4 is entirely in Maricopa County, …
technology

Upping the ante on drone use

Drone technology has long had the potential to have a transformative effect on industries and people’s day-to-day lives.
LIVE MUSIC

The Nash, in Phoenix, announces May jazz lineup

The Nash, a home for live jazz in downtown Phoenix, has a number of new events scheduled in May.

Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the abortion ruling from justices he chose goes too far

A ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona doesn’t sit well with Republican former Gov. Doug Ducey. Yet he was the one who appointed the four conservative justices whose ruling cleared the way for …

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To millions of Americans who gulp down daily spoonfuls of yogurt, the dairy product’s health benefits are a no-brainer.
As the construction of International Dark Sky Discovery Center develops, so does the interest in collaborative opportunities with Arizona State University. Although ASU President Michael Crow …
What are some personal things folks are doing that impede democracy?
Calls for government intervention in the economy are often promoted as a way to provide relief and fairness.
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Arizona Digest

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Arizona stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Arizona and the rest of the world, visit …

Coyotes visit the Oilers after shootout win

The Arizona Coyotes visit the Edmonton Oilers after the Coyotes defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in overtime.

Cooley scores in OT to lift Coyotes to 4-3 win over first-place Canucks

Logan Cooley scored 3:50 into overtime and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. Dylan Guenther — who turned 21 on Wednesday — helped out on the play and finished with a goal and …
National sports
Tiger Woods has an early start and faces a long day in the Masters. Woods is among 27 players who had to return Friday morning to finish the weather-delayed first round. He was 1-under par and had …
Victor Wembanyama's rookie season with the San Antonio Spurs is coming to an end. He'll be the NBA Rookie of the Year, and might get consideration for Defensive Player of the Year. The 7-foot-4 …
The Los Angeles Kings clinched a playoff berth with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. Kevin Fiala, Viktor Arvidsson and Akil Thomas scored, and Cam Talbot made 23 saves in a workmanlike win. Los …
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Valley business

Barry’s studio opens in Scottsdale

Barry’s fitness studio is now open at 6107 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite C09 in Scottsdale.

Barry’s fitness studio known for its high-energy cardio and strength interval training workout, is now open at 6107 N Scottsdale Rd., Suite C09, Scottsdale. Offering its signature RUN x …

Southern-inspired gastropub 'Copper & Sage' coming to Goodyear

The city of Goodyear announced a new southern food gastropub will be housed in its future downtown area Tuesday.

The city of Goodyear announced a new southern food gastropub will be housed in its future downtown area Tuesday. The restaurant, Copper & Sage, specializing in southern fusion food and …

Report: Goodyear ‘air-cooled’ AI data centers guzzling unknown millions of gallons of water

2019 rendering of Compass Datacenter campus.

Goodyear’s Microsoft AI-intensive data center received national attention in The Atlantic in March after the publisher claimed that once fully built out, it may use 56 million gallons of water …

Chipotle Mexican Grill opens first restaurant in Scottsdale

Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening it’s first restaurant in Scottsdale April 5, at 8099 E McDowell Road. Hours are 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening it’s first restaurant in Scottsdale April 5, at 8099 E McDowell Road. Hours are 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The location is hiring. There …

Neighbors

Meet Christopher – Artsy teen looks to create with adoptive family

Christopher

Christopher is an artsy teen who dreams of one day selling his paintings and drawings at art shows. His walls are covered in his work and he enjoys sharing his creations with others.

Over Easy announces fourth annual Dollars for a Dozen fundraiser

Throughout the month of April, guests of Over Easy restaurants can donate $1 to Phoenix Children’s and the restaurant will match it with another $1.

Local breakfast restaurant Over Easy is teaming up with Shamrock Farms and Hickman’s Family Farms in April to raise funds (and eggs) for Phoenix’s Children’s and United Food Bank …

Babies in Glendale hospital join Final Four festivities

These twin college basketball fans were recently born at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale, ready to cheer on the teams playing for the NCAA Championship on Monday, April 8.

Babies in the NICU and Maternity Units at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale got into the Final Four spirit this weekend with onesies proclaiming they were ‘the cutest fans in town.’ …

Scottsdale’s Women in Leadership honors Kristine Harrington

May 2nd's Women in Leadership Conference will feature Scottsdale Unified School District spokeswoman Kristine Harrington.

May’s Women in Leadership meeting will feature Scottsdale Unified School District Director of Communications and Marketing Kristine Harrington. The meeting is scheduled for May 2 at Hilton …

Things to do

Cybele Lyle exhibition at SMoCA explores desert, identity

Cybele Lyle will be featured in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Architecture + Art series starting Aug. 24.

On Aug. 24, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will open the latest iteration of its ongoing Architecture + Art series — the first in the series to feature a woman artist: Cybele Lyle. …

North Valley Symphony Orchestra planning Phoenix concert

North Valley Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kevin Kozacek conducts a recent concert performance “Postcards from Bohemia” this past March.

North Valley Symphony Orchestra will present “Victors and will Heroes,” an orchestral experience.

Scottsdale chamber honors local individuals and companies

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Jim Ford, Jim Lane, Linda Milhaven, Raoul Zubia, Community Celebrating Diversity Foundation, and Nationwide (formerly Scottsdale Insurance Company) at it’s 29th Annual Scottsdale History Hall of Fame.

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s 29th Annual Scottsdale History Hall of Fame event Tuesday, May 7. The event honors individuals, local companies, and non-profit …

Wall That Heals event kicked off with escort throughout Peoria

The Wall That Heals escort started in south Peoria at Pioneer Community Park and ended at Lake Pleasant April 9 where the exhibit will be constructed.

The Wall that Heals made a grand entrance into Lake Pleasant with an escort of around 30 motorcycles, more than a dozen trucks and other vehicles, as well as a big rig carrying materials that will …

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Obituaries & Memorials

Doris D. Klag

Doris, 93, passed away peacefully on March 21st, 2024, in her home in Sun City West, Arizona, surrounded by her loved ones. Born to Anna and Edward Deane on December 5th, 1930, Doris was raised on …

Elsie Katherin Kirkpatrick

Elsie, known as Kathy or Kitty to her friends of Sun City, Arizona passed away on March 12, 2024, at the age of 83. She was born on September 3, 1940, in Stockton, California where she grew up. She …

Helen Marie Lakly Furjanic Schlabach

Helen passed away peacefully at Avista Sun City West Memory Care, where she had been receiving loving care for the last two years of her life, with husband Lee at her side. She grew up in Forest …

Larry Parker

Larry Parker 85 passed April 6th Lifetime member of PGA Survived by Wife, 5 Children, 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren

George Nicholson Long

George (Nick) Nicholson Long, 79, of Sun City West, Arizona died on March 20, 2024. He was born March 26, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana to George and Marianna (Collins). He was raised in a loving …
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Nation

US opens investigation into Ford gasoline leak, saying automaker's remedy doesn't fix the problem

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency has opened an investigation into a Ford recall for gasoline leaks from cracked fuel injectors that can cause engine fires, saying in …

If O.J. Simpson's assets go to court, Goldman, Brown families could be first in line

O.J. Simpson died without having paid the lion's share of the $33.5 million judgment a civil jury awarded to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The panel …

North Carolina governor to welcome historic visitor at mansion: Japan's Prime Minister Kishida

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After spending a few days in Washington emphasizing global security concerns, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to tour around North Carolina on Friday to spotlight …

US airlines ask the Biden administration not to approve additional flights between the US and China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Large U.S. airlines and some of their unions are asking the Biden administration to stop approving any more flights between the United States and China because of what they call …

AP Week in Pictures: North America

April 5 - 11, 2024 People across North America watch a total solar eclipse, members of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square perform during a conference in Salt Lake City, and a rainbow forms …
World

Kremlin says 2022 draft document could serve as starting point for future Ukraine peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday that a draft Russia-Ukraine agreement negotiated in 2022 could serve as a starting point for prospective talks to end the fighting that has dragged into a …

Belgium will investigate suspected Russian interference in upcoming EU elections

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday an investigation into suspected Russian interference in Europe-wide elections in June, saying that his country’s …

Pope will travel to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Singapore in longest trip of papacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Singapore in September, the Vatican announced Friday, confirming the longest trip of Francis’ papacy that …

Polish lawmakers will vote on whether to lift a near-total abortion ban

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers are due to vote Friday on whether to lift a near-total ban on abortion, a highly divisive issue in the traditionally Roman Catholic country, which has one of …

Why did Yoon's party lose in South Korea's elections and what troubles does he face now?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean voters have handed liberals extended opposition control of parliament in what looks like a massive political setback to conservative President Yoon Suk …
Entertainment

New York Philharmonic to tour China this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will give five concerts in China this summer in what it says will be first visit to the mainland by a U.S. orchestra since 2019. Outgoing music …
Cannes film festival president Iris Knobloch, right, and Cannes film festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux attend a press conference to announce the International Cannes film festival line up for the upcoming 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Thursday, April 11, 2024 in Paris. The Cannes Film Festival will run from May 14 to May 25 2024. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)

Cannes sets lineup with Lanthimos, Coppola and Trump film 'The Apprentice'

Organizers announced that new films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrea Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola, as well as a portrait of 1980s Donald Trump, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the 77th Cannes …

Jailed Vietnamese dissident Pham Doan Trang to be honored by PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — Imprisoned Vietnamese author-blogger-journalist Pham Doan Trang will be this year's recipient of PEN America's Barbey Freedom to Write Award, given by the literary and free …

Mister Cee, a famed hip-hop DJ and key figure behind Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mister Cee, one of hip-hop’s pioneering DJs and a New York City radio personality who played an instrumental role in the Notorious B.I.G.‘s debut album, has died. He was 57. …
An attendee walks past advertisements for upcoming films including "The Garfield Movie" and "Joker: Folie a Deux" on the opening day of CinemaCon 2024 at Caesars Palace, Monday, April 8, 2024, in Las Vegas. The four-day convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) runs through Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Universal Pictures teases ‘Wicked’ and announces ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s 2’

With the dust settled from a big 2023, winning best picture and topping the box office, Universal Pictures is looking to the future. The studio’s upcoming releases include the big screen adaptation …