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Review says Abbey Gate bombing wasn't preventable, refutes claims troops sighted the would-be bomber

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed U.S. troops and Afghans in August 2021 was not preventable, and the “bald man in black” spotted by U.S. service members …

2 bodies found in a rural Oklahoma county as authorities searched for missing Kansas women

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Two bodies have been recovered in a rural Oklahoma county, a day after four people were charged there with murder and kidnapping in connection with the March disappearance of …

With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

The global market has exploded for drinks that promise to do more than just taste good. So much so that grocery store beverage aisles are starting to look more like pharmacies. There are sodas made …
Valley & State

The Civil War raged and fortune-seekers hunted for gold. This era produced Arizona's abortion ban

The near-total abortion ban resurrected last week by the Arizona Supreme Court dates to 1864, a time when gold-seekers were moving, white settlers were clashing with Native Americans and dueling had …
18 YEARS

Buckeye man sentenced for drug smuggling, bribery as border patrol agent

A 56-year-old Buckeye man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges and bribery of a public official, authorities said. Carlos Victor Passapera Pinott also …
Education

Report: ESA voucher program not fully to blame for public school enrollment decline

PHOENIX — The Common Sense Institute Arizona has released a report on Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, also known as ESAs or universal school vouchers. The report …
local government

Fire truck purchase among items on Monday’s Chandler Council agenda

A $1.25 million purchase of a new fire truck is one of the many high-dollar items on Monday’s Chandler City Council study session consent agenda. The study session is set for 6 p.m. in the …
FOODIE WATCH

Chandler Indian cuisine eatery is chain's first in Arizona

An international chain, Honest, has set up a location in Chandler. Honest specializes in vegetarian Indian street food, made from scratch daily and dishes are cooked to order. It brags on using …
PUBLIC SAFETY

Buckeye fire, medical officials use state grant for extrication tools

The Buckeye Fire-Medical Rescue Department has been granted more than $51,000 from the state to buy extrication equipment. The money comes from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway …
Sports

Cactus League announces highest attendance total since pre-pandemic

PEORIA – To trace the success of this spring’s Cactus League, look no further back than the 2023 World Series, when the Texas Rangers blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-0, in Game 5 at …
POLICE INVESTIGATION

Southside Phoenix shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 hospitalized

An argument early Saturday morning led to an exchange of gunfire, leaving two men dead and one in a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Phoenix police said. The shooting occurred about 2:45 …
SUPREME COURT RULING

Clock ticks as Planned Parenthood works to block Arizona abortion law change

PHOENIX - Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and its allies are rushing to see if there is a viable legal theory to keep the state from once again enforcing its territorial-era abortion law. And …

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Opinions with Civility
Former Republican senator and physician Tom Patterson makes some good points in his letter. However, his true colors are revealed when he declares that going green will drive us into poverty based on …
A nine-year journey, starting with the three-year effort to get Fountain Hills designated as an International Dark Sky Community, has finally led to the April 8 groundbreaking ceremony for the …
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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 …
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Local sports

Gallen blanks Cardinals for 6 innings and Diamondbacks score 5 runs in 5th to win 5-0

Zac Gallen pitched six sharp innings and Corbin Carroll hit a two-run single in a five-run fifth to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0. Gallen threw 90 pitches, giving up …

Arizona State hires former Steelers star Hines Ward as receivers coach

Arizona State has hired former Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward as wide receivers coach. Ward replaces Ra’Shaad Samples, who left to become associate head coach and wide receivers coach at …
SOCCER

Phoenix Rising FC takes 1-0 home win vs. Colorado Springs

Phoenix Rising FC (2-3-1) picked up a 1-0 win vs. Colorado Springs on Saturday night in front of 6,277 fans at Phoenix Rising Stadium.
National sports
A group Massachusetts National Guard members early Monday crossed the Boston Marathon start line painted in honor of the town that has hosted the marathon for the past century, launching the 128th …
Every year the NHL playoffs features a handful of players up in age and nearing the end of their careers who have never hoisted the Stanley Cup. This spring features two on the Dallas Stars in …
Baseball has been overrun lately by injuries to star pitchers that are forcing teams to make contingency plans they’d have loved to avoid. Gerrit Cole, Spencer Strider and Shane Bieber are just a …
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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

Cycle the Arts event planned as part of Bike Month celebration

Scottsdale’s Cycle the Arts is scheduled for Sunday, April 21.

Scottsdale’s Transportation and Streets department and Scottsdale Arts will host the 2024 Cycle the Arts event on Sunday, April 21. This year’s bike tour of the city’s public art …

Honoring a local hero: Pat’s Run co-founder reflects on 20th anniversary

Pat's Run marks two decades of honoring the life of Pat Tillman in Tempe.

Pat’s Run marks its 20th anniversary April 13, celebrating two decades of honoring the life of Pat Tillman.

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 …

Things to do

Valleypalooza to bring music, good cause together in Phoenix

Phoenix-based Latin punk trio Fayuca will perform at Valleypalooza on Saturday, April 13, at Paradise Valley Community College.

The Valleypalooza festival arrives this weekend.

Downtown Phoenix gallery to unveil new art exhibition

Karolina Adams’ “I no longer want to be invisible” will be part of a new exhibition in downtown Phoenix.

Karolina Adams and Sarah Simmerman will present “Exploring Emotion,” an art exhibition that conveys universal life experiences.

Rock icons Aerosmith announce new ‘farewell tour’ Phoenix date

From left, Rich Robinson, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Chris Robinson will be hitting the road again on their Peace Out tour, which will arrive in downtown Phoenix on Halloween night.

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.

The Nash, in Phoenix, announces May jazz lineup

Greg Abate, whose latest solo release, “Magic Dance,” reached No. 1 on the JazzWeek Charts, will perform at The Nash on May 4.

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

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Obituaries & Memorials
Cliff Webb

Cliff Webb

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, Clifford Preston Webb, on March 19, 2024.  He was 87 years old and died peacefully of natural causes. …

Phyllis Still Brescia

Phyllis Still Brescia, 88, passed away on March, 21, 2024. She was born in Nevada, Missouri, to George Farold Hill and Alice Valentine Hosfield Hill. The family soon moved to Chillicothe, Missouri, …

Jeanne Sulley

On Friday, April 5, 2024, Jeanne Ellis McDaniel Sulley who was born in Joplin, Missouri passed away at the age of 94. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothy McDaniel and son, …

Carol Jean DeAmbra

Carol, 77, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2024, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her devoted family including her husband, children …

Patrick Michael Dwyer

Patrick, known to many as “Pat,” passed away on Friday, April 5, 2024, in Fountain Hills, AZ, at the age of 80. He was born on October 12, 1943, in New York, New York. Pat was a beloved …
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Nation

The Latest | World leaders urge Israel not to retaliate for the Iranian drone and missile attack

World leaders are urging Israel not to retaliate after Iran launched an attack involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. British Foreign Secretary David Cameron told the …

The IRS is quicker to answer the phone on this Tax Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — On this Tax Day, the IRS is promoting the customer service improvements the agency rolled out since receiving tens of billions in new funding dollars through Democrats' Inflation …

Biden administration agrees to provide $6.4 billion to Samsung for making computer chips in Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide up to $6.4 billion in direct funding for Samsung Electronics to develop a computer chip manufacturing and research …

Are Americans feeling like they get enough sleep? Dream on, a new Gallup poll says

It seems Americans don't think they're particularly well-rested. A new poll says that a majority of Americans say they would feel better if they could have more sleep. But in the U.S., where the …

A police officer, sheriff's deputy and suspect killed in a shootout in upstate New York, police say

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer and a sheriff's deputy in upstate New York were shot and killed Sunday night in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who also was killed, police said. …
World

Singapore PM Lee to step down on May 15 and hand power to his deputy

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that he will step down on May 15 after two decades at the helm, and hand power to his deputy Lawrence Wong. Lee, 72, will …

Testimony begins in lawsuit accusing Japanese police of racial profiling

TOKYO (AP) — A civil lawsuit accusing Japanese police of racial profiling opened Monday with emotional testimony from plaintiffs who said they were constantly stopped and questioned without good …

Sydney attack victims include a mother who saved her baby, a Chinese grad student and an architect

SYDNEY (AP) — The people killed and wounded by an assailant at a Sydney shopping mall were mostly women. A police officer shot and killed the man who had attacked people at the busy Westfield …

Solomon Islands' elections could impact China's influence in the South Pacific

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The country in which China has gained most influence in the South Pacific, Solomon Islands, goes to the polls on Wednesday in an election that could shape the region’s …

Croatia holds a parliamentary election Wednesday after dirty campaign involving top officials

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia holds an early parliamentary election Wednesday following a campaign that was marked by heated exchanges between the country’s two top officials, creating a …
Entertainment
FILE - Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Nov. 5, 2021. A judge in Texas is expected hear arguments Monday, April 15 2024, in Scott's request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert

A judge in Texas is to hear arguments in rap star Travis Scott's request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston. A judge in Houston is to hear the motion …
FILE - Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the former armorer at the movie "Rust," listens to closing arguments in her trial at district court, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Santa Fe, N.M. Gutierrez-Reed has been incarcerated at a county jail ahead of a scheduled sentencing hearing, Monday, April 15, 2024, on a involuntary manslaughter conviction. (Luis Sánchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, Pool, File)

Gun supervisor for 'Rust' movie to be sentenced for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

A movie weapons supervisor is facing a possible sentence of up to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust.” Movie …
FILE - Buffalo Bills' O.J. Simpson posed in 1969. O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. Simpson's attorney confirmed to TMZ he died Wednesday night, April 10, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/File)

OJ Simpson's public life crossed decades and boundaries, leaving lasting echoes. Here are a few

O.J. Simpson's death is leaving a legacy across multiple areas of American life including sports, entertainment and the criminal justice system. His death from cancer Wednesday brought mourning from …
Nicole Scherzinger poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, April 14, 2024, in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards celebrating work on the London stage

LONDON (AP) — The winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards, handed out Sunday for achievement in London theater, opera and dance: New Play: “Dear England” New Musical: “Operation …
This image released by A24 shows Kirsten Dunst in a scene from "Civil War." (Murray Close/A24 via AP)

Divisive? Not for moviegoers. ‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office.

Alex Garland’s provocative “Civil War” didn’t only ignite the discourse. The film also inspired audiences to go to the cinemas this weekend where it earned $25.7 million in ticket sales in …