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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 …

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 …
Valley & State

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. …

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 …

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 …

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

We’d like to invite our readers to submit their civil comments, pro or con, on this issue. Email AZOpinions@iniusa.org. MacKenzie Brower can be reached at mbrower@iniusa.org.

What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. In Arizona, there's a dispute over language to describe a measure that could go before …
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Revitalization of downtown Peoria moving forward

City officials are moving forward with the revitalization of downtown Peoria beginning with the groundbreaking of Caldwell County BBQ and Jefferson House.

Former Buckeye teacher arrested on kidnapping charges involving girl, 12

A 36-year-old man is in custody on luring and kidnapping charges following an investigation into online chats he had with a student, police said. Buckeye police, with assistance from the U.S. …

WWE RAW coming to Glendale

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.


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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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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 …

Clark gets fifth straight double-double, Mitchell scores 28, and Fever beat Mercury 95-86

Kelsey Mitchell scored 28 points, Caitlin Clark had 20 points and 13 assists for her fifth straight double-double and the Indiana Fever beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 95-86. Kahleah Copper …
National sports
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are set to meet for the Wimbledon men's championship. Sunday’s final at the All England Club is a rematch from last year, when Alcaraz got past Djokovic in five …
Puerto Rico’s professional basketball league is experiencing a renaissance thanks to reggaeton stars like Bad Bunny, Ozuna and Anuel AA. They're stepping into the financial game, buying local teams …
Paris is hosting an extra-special guest for France’s national holiday Sunday. The Olympic torch relay is joining up with thousands of troops marching in Paris beneath roaring fighter jets to mark …
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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.


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 …

City of Scottsdale offers free swim lessons

The City of Scottsdale is offering free swim lessons to residents and non-residents in August.

In honor of Drowning Impact Awareness Month, Scottsdale Aquatics will be offering free swim lessons at Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers in August. Registration for August …

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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.

Art exhibit, ‘Melting,’ in Phoenix inspired by summer heat

“Wax,” by Jackson Kloog, will be part of the upcoming “Melting” exhibit in Phoenix.

A Phoenix hotel will be exhibiting works of local artists’ interpretations of a Valley summer.

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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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What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

What’s worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too. Associated Press writer Fatima Hussein recently fell victim to a type of fraud known as port-out …

Biden says 'everybody must condemn' attack on Trump, hopes to speak with ex-president soon

President Joe Biden says “everybody must condemn” the suspected assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. The president on Saturday added that he hopes to speak with his 2024 …

Court voids last conviction of Kansas researcher in case that started as Chinese espionage probe

A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of a researcher who was accused of hiding work he did in China while employed at the University of Kansas. Feng “Franklin” Tao was …

Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a passenger’s outrage over two flight attendants photographed wearing Palestinian pins. The uproar over the July 10 post that …

The Latest: Republicans gear up for their convention as Dems struggle over Biden as nominee

Republicans are gearing up for their convention next week while Democrats are still struggling with whether President Joe Biden should stay on as their candidate in the November election. In a sign …

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 …

Shelling kills 3 in Ukraine as a drone attack sparks fire at an oil depot in Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling of Ukraine killed three people on Saturday, officials said, as the two countries exchanged drone attacks, one of which set ablaze a Russian oil depot. Two …

On anniversary of Frida Kahlo's death, her art's spirituality keeps fans engaged around the globe

Frida Kahlo had no religious affiliation. Why, then, did the Mexican artist depicted several religious symbols in the paintings she produced until her death on July 13, 1954? Using her own personal …

A Pakistani court acquits ex-PM Khan and wife in marriage case, paving the way for possible release

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday overturned the conviction and seven-year prison sentence of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife in the case of the couple’s alleged 2018 …
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 …
Eva Longoria knew that she wanted her next role to be set in Spain and to take on something that would challenge her. Now, Longoria stars as Gala Scott on Apple TV's 'Land of Women,' alongside Carmen Maura, and is taking on her first Spanish-speaking role. The actor says she was 'terrified' to have to speak Spanish on camera but was motivated to try something new. (28 June)  Interview and Production by: Leslie Ambriz

Eva Longoria on mastering Castilian Spanish, working with Carmen Maura on 'Land of Women'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eva Longoria is not one to shy away from a challenge. Charting her return to television, Longoria decided it was time to do something new: tackle a dual English-Spanish …
This undated photo issued by Essex Police on Friday July 12, 2024 shows former security guard Gavin Plumb. Plumb has been sentenced on Friday July 12, 2024 to life in prison for plotting to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities. (Essex Police via AP)

Man sentenced to life over plot to kidnap, rape and murder UK TV personality Holly Willoughby

LONDON (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities. At the …
FILE - LL Cool J performs during the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J., on Sept. 12, 2023. The rapper-actor will release “The F.O.R.C.E.," his first album in 11 years. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

LL Cool J relearned 'how to rap' on his first album in 11 years, 'The FORCE.' Here's how

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that …