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King Charles III to visit Australia and Samoa as he recovers from cancer

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers from cancer …

A timeline of the assassination attempt on former President Trump

Former President Donald Trump was the target of an assassination attempt as a barrage of gunfire at a Pennsylvania rally set off panic as a bloodied Trump, who said he was shot in the ear, was …
local government

Chandler Council agendas: Land purchase, crime lab and more

A land purchase, discussion of constructing an expensive crime lab and much more will be on the agendas this week for Chandler City Council meetings. Staff proposes council agree to buy less …
Valley & State
RENOVATION

S'edav Va'aki Museum closes through September

The S'edav Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations beginning Monday, July 15, and remain closed through September for a lobby renovation. After 50 years, the …
BREAKING NEWS

Arizona reaction to Trump assassination attempt

PHOENIX — The shooting Saturday of former President Trump has provoked an outpouring of support from across the political spectrum in Arizona -- as well as claims by some that what happened is …
DONALD TRUMP

Trump 'fine' after apparent assassination attempt

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) —  Donald Trump appeared to be the target of an assassination attempt as he spoke during a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, law enforcement officials said. The …
RECORD HEAT

Phoenix man knows the pain of Valley’s searing summers

Ron Falk, 62, speaks of losing his leg, Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Phoenix. Falk lost his right leg, had extensive skin grafting on the left one and is still recovering a year after collapsing on the …
COMMUNITY

Phoenix forms sports, events commission

The city of Phoenix and Visit Phoenix have joined to form a commission with a goal to “celebrate the city's unique culture, communities and spirit,” officials stated in a release. …
COOL OFF

Phoenix Zoo bringing in 10 tons of snow for animals, guests

SRP will bring a refreshing experience to Phoenix Zoo animals with more than 10 tons of snow spread throughout various animal habitats.
valley business

New Chandler pet store has self-service wash

Canine Creek has opened a Chandler location in a shopping center on the southeast corner of Alma School and Chandler Heights roads, near Cuisine & Wine Bistro. The pet store has a self-serve …

Swing-state Democrat Casey walks a fine line between his own campaign and turmoil surrounding Biden

With control of the Senate on the line, the drama surrounding President Joe Biden is an unwelcome development for Democrats. They are defending far more Senate seats than Republicans this year. They …

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to discuss abortion restrictions, which have become a key issue in the 2024 presidential campaign. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are …
SILENT WITNESS

Phoenix police search for suspects in fatal Ahwatukee shooting

A 19-year-old man died Friday following a shooting at an Ahwatukee apartment complex, police said. Phoenix police officers responded about 2:20 a.m. July 12 to a shooting call at 11025 S. 51st …

Things to know about heat deaths as a dangerously hot summer shapes up in the western US

A dangerously hot summer has shaped up in the U.S. West. Extreme heat is suspected in dozens of recent deaths, including retirees in Oregon and a motorcyclist in Death Valley, California. A …
tourism

Taste the growth of Arizona’s wine tourism in Scottsdale area

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The Republicans in the House passed the Save Act which requires voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship at the time of registration. What is wrong with that? One hundred ninety-eight …
As a candidate for city council representing Peoria's Mesquite District, let’s pump the brakes on this fast paced development. I don’t understand what the rush is all about!
Some folks complain about the proliferation of political signs; not me. I am happy to see the large number of different campaign signs come up during the election season. The various campaign …
I recently penned two letters regarding how “aggressive politics are infecting our small towns” and “the impact of PACs on government.” Both pieces suggested that the process …
It’s a terrible shame. People that say others should not have a gun — they should be out. It’s not the guns. If people wanna harm themselves they’ll find other ways …

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Local sports

Diamondbacks host the Blue Jays on 3-game home win streak

The Arizona Diamondbacks, on a three-game home winning streak, host the Toronto Blue Jays.

Connecticut hosts Phoenix following Copper's 36-point game

Phoenix visits the Connecticut Sun after Kahleah Copper scored 36 points in the Mercury's 95-86 loss to the Indiana Fever. Sunday's game is the third meeting this season between the two teams. The …

Geraldo Perdomo drives in 9th run with sac fly to lift the Diamondbacks past the Blue Jays, 5-4

Geraldo Perdomo brought home Corbin Carroll with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night. The Diamondbacks jumped …
National sports
Lawrence Butler hit three home runs, Brent Rooker and Seth Brown each had two homers, and the Oakland Athletics routed the first-placed Philadelphia Phillies 18-3. Butler had six RBIs. Rooker tied …
The Baltimore Orioles prevailed in a wild ninth inning in which each closer allowed three runs. The Orioles beat the Yankees 6-5 and took a one-game lead over New York atop the AL East. Cedric …
Robert MacIntyre is an Open champion in his native Scotland. It's not the British Open but it sure feels that way for the 27-year-old from Oban. MacIntyre seized on a huge break to make eagle on the …
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Valley business

Eat a 5-pound chimi at Valley Macayo’s for a chance to win prizes

Eat this five-pound chimi in 20 minutes or less at any Valley Macayo’s for a chance to compete in the championship on Sept. 28.

Hungry? The 3rd Annual Macayo’s Mexican Food Chimi Challenge Championship is under way.

Jason Fial named partner at Scottsdale’s Wilde Wealth Management Group

Scottsdale’s Wilde Wealth Management Group has promoted Jason Fial to partner and named him to the ownership group.

Jason Fial has been named a partner and joined into the ownership group of Wilde Wealth Management Group. In his new role, Fial will continue to work with clients on all of their financial …

Valley women’s fashion looks for the summer

This Cannes Cotton Ikat Maxi Kaftan dress and the Nice Cotton Ikat Maxi Kaftan dress are perfect summer dresses. The fabric is completely handwoven with a combination of very fine cotton yarns, creating vibrant and beautiful colors. Ikat, meaning “to tie” or “to bind” in Indonesian, is an ancient dyeing technique involving the meticulous binding and dyeing of threads before weaving them into intricate patterns.

Look no further than right here in the Valley for hot looks for this summer.

Valley men’s fashion looks for the summer

Short sets are very popular for men this summer at Knokie’s Fashions in Glendale.

There are some standard tips for summer fashion that are always in season. Loose fitting will help you stay comfortable, light colors will complement the bright sunshine, and add some color pop.

Neighbors

Scottsdale nonprofit appointments new executive director

Claudia Chavez has been appointed the new executive director of STARS (Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services). Chavez has been with STARS for 13 years, most recently as director of operations.

Claudia Chavez has been appointed the new executive director of STARS (Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services). Chavez has been with STARS since 2011. She has held various roles, most …

Scottsdale’s Over Easy Raises $50,000 to date for Phoenix Children’s Foundation

Scottsdale’s Over Easy restaurant has raised over $50,000 for the Phoenix Children’s nonprofit.

Local breakfast restaurant Over Easy’s partnership with Phoenix Children’s has yielded a remarkable $50,000 to date for the non-profit. Since January 2024, one dollar from every …

Phoenix native serves where future Navy warfighters train

Seaman Alberto Alia, a native of Phoenix, is currently stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois as a student serving with Naval Education and Training Command.

ALS ice bucket challenge fundraiser returns

ALS Arizona is holding a fundraising event featuring the ice bucket challenge August 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is coming up on its 10th anniversary, and ALS Arizona wants to bring the challenge back on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima …

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WWE RAW coming to Glendale

A WrestleMania sign hangs over the crowd during a WWE event March 6, 2023, in Boston.

WWE announced that the West Valley will be among 15 live events ready to hit the road as part of the company’s 2024 touring schedule.

Tickets available for these concerts at 2024 Arizona State Fair

Logan Henderson, from left, Carlos PenaVega, James Maslow, and Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush perform in concert during Q102's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Dec. 12, 2023, in Philadelphia.

Tickets are available now for the Arizona State Fair’s 2024 Coliseum Concert series.

Arizona Philharmonic to kick off new season in Prescott

Violinist Dr. Katherine McLin and Maestro Peter Bay kick off Arizona Philharmonic’s Season 7 with “Passion, Peace and Power” on Sept. 8 in Prescott.

Arizona Philharmonic will launch its seventh season in September with a concert in Prescott.

Herberger Theater  in Phoenix has new chair, four new board members

The Herberger Theater Center has welcomed a new chair of its board of directions in addition to four new board members.

The Herberger Theater Center has appointed Victoria Williams as chair of its board of directors.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Marie Batchelder

Marie, 92, formerly of Sun City died in Westfield, MA with her family by her side on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Marie was born in Prussberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Konrad and Katharina Stahl …

Richard Railey Miles

Richard, age 79, died Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Richard was born April 15, 1945, in Miami, Florida to Richard Smith Miles and Sarah Elizabeth Railey. He received his bachelor’s degree in nuclear …

Joeseph Barocas

Jerry is a New York native and holds a degree in management. He started his career working for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Manhattan. In 1973 he transferred to Wichita, Kansas with his …

Shirley Marie Wolfe

Shirley was born on December 12, 1937 in Richland Center to Dale and Ilene Marshall. Shirley is survived by her son, Sherman Banker (Lauren); daughter Tammy Banker and grandchildren Toby Coberly, Eve …

Mr. Gilberto C. Mancillas

Mr. Mancillas, 78 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on June 6, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born August 5, 1945, to Julio Lopez Mancillas and Anita Cordova Mancillas in San Pedro De La Cueva, …
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Nation

‘Despicable Me 4’ reigns at box office, while ‘Longlegs’ gets impressive start

Gru and the minions are celebrating a second week in first place at the North American box office. But the surprise of the weekend was a small horror movie called “Longlegs” that upset the $100 …

Gnatalie is the only green-boned dinosaur found on the planet. She will be on display in LA

The latest dinosaur being mounted at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles is a 75-foot-long sauropod named Gnatalie (pronounced Natalie). Gnatalie is a new species and the only green dinosaur …

Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here. Should you take advantage of them?

It’s summertime, and the bargains seem easy at a time when many consumer prices are high. July sales events have become a seasonal revenue driver for the retail industry since Amazon launched its …

One Tech Tip: Protecting yourself against SIM swapping

SIM-swapping is a growing form of identity theft that goes beyond hacking into an email or social media account. Cyber thieves take over your phone number. Any calls or texts go to them, not to you. …

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

PORTER, Texas (AP) — Hurricanes cause trouble for everyone, but farmers have a whole other list of problems. Beryl has been no exception: Over the past week, the storm damaged crops, soaked …
World

The leader of Nepal's largest communist party has been named the country's new prime minister

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leader of the Nepal’s largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation’s new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous …

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire talks haven't paused and claims military chief survived Israeli strike

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire talks continue and the group’s military commander is in good health a day after the Israeli military targeted Mohammed Deif with a massive airstrike that local health …

Global leaders condemn assassination attempt targeting former US President Donald Trump

HONG KONG (AP) — Global leaders have expressed concern Sunday over an assassination attempt targeting former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania that left one attendee dead and …

Israel targets Hamas' military leader in Gaza. Who is he and what does it mean for the war?

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel on Saturday said it tried to assassinate Mohammed Deif, the shadowy leader of the Hamas group 's military wing who has long topped the country's most-wanted …

Peaceful pre-Olympic protest in Paris honors fallen Ukrainian athletes

In a powerful tribute to the hundreds of Ukrainian athletes who have perished since the Russian invasion of their homeland, the Union of Ukrainians of France led a peaceful march of several hundred …
Entertainment
FILE - Video artist Bill Viola speaks at a news conference, Oct. 18, 2011, in Tokyo. Viola, a video artist who combined with director Peter Sellars on a groundbreaking production of Wagner's “Tristan und Isolde” originally seen in Los Angeles, Paris and New York, died Friday, July 12, 2024, at age 73. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Acclaimed video artist Bill Viola dies at 73, created landmark `Tristan und Isolde' production

Bill Viola, a video artist who combined with director Peter Sellars on a groundbreaking production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” originally seen in Los Angeles, Paris and New York, has died …
In this photo provided by Reliance Industries, Anant Ambani, left, the son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, holds hands with Radhika Merchant during their wedding ceremony at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (Reliance Industries via AP)

Extravagant wedding celebrations for the son of Asia's richest man conclude with a reception

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A wedding reception on Sunday wrapped up the monthslong celebrations as the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend with a price …
FILE - Shannen Doherty attends the G-Star Fall 2010 collection, in New York, on Feb. 16, 2010. Doherty, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star, has died, Saturday, July 13, 2024. She was 53. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

Shannen Doherty, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star, dies at 53

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star whose life and career were roiled by tabloid stories, Shannen Doherty has died at 53. Doherty's publicist said the actor died Saturday following years with breast …
FILE - Dr. Ruth Westheimer signs a copy of her book "Sexually Speaking" in New York on April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s diminutive and pioneering sex therapist, dies at 96

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and best-selling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, has died. She was 96. Westheimer …
FILE - Griff performs at the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Friday, June 24, 2022. The British singer-songwriter released her debut album, “Vertigo,” on Friday. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt, File)

Griff has opened for some of pop's biggest stars. Now she has a debut album of her own to tour

British singer-songwriter Griff’s career has been an unmistakable whirlwind. Less than two years after releasing her first single, she won the Brit Award for Rising Star. Then she opened for Dua …