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Valley and State

Parts of Phoenix airport briefly evacuated; flights delayed

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of travelers were temporarily evacuated from parts of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Friday after American Airlines called police to deal with a disruptive passenger, airport …

Man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane

PHOENIX (AP) — A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a …

Australia tries to recover bodies of 3 from US wildfire crew

SYDNEY (AP) — A tanker plane that crashed and killed its three American crew members as they fought wildfires in Australia had just dropped liquid to suppress the flames, investigators said …

Woman charged with killing kids faced child-welfare scrutiny

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman charged with murder in the deaths of her three young kids in Phoenix was the subject of several home visits by police and child-welfare authorities when she previously lived …

Desert Financial Credit Union Will Donate $3M To Phoenix Children’s ‘1 Darn Cool School’

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 24, 2020-- In early 2018, Desert Financial Credit Union made a big announcement -- it had committed $2M in funding over three years to ‘1 Darn Cool School’, the …
First responders
Sheriff's deputies are investigating after an 83-year-old man was pulled from a pond in Sun City.
Glendale police have made an arrest in an armed robbery at a liquor store in October. Samuel Robert Rivard, 31, faces charges of armed robbery and drug possession. The incident happened Oct. 15 …
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a known violent and wanted fugitive from California has been fatally shot by police in Mesa. Tempe police detectives who are part of the Fugitive Task …
Top sports story

Dennis lifts Wichita St. past UCF 87-79

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dexter Dennis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead five Wichita State players in double figures and the Shockers defeated Central Florida 87-79 on Saturday …
More sports

The Latest: Kvitova 1st player into Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has become the first player to advance to the Australian …

Kirkwood scores 17 to lead Harvard over Dartmouth 70-66

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Noah Kirkwood had 17 points and seven rebounds as Harvard extended its win streak to eight games, edging past Dartmouth 70-66 on Saturday night. Chris Lewis had 13 points …

Chavez scores 24 to lead Pepperdine past Portland 80-69

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Skylar Chavez had a season-high 24 points as Pepperdine beat Portland 80-69 on Saturday. Kameron Edwards had 16 points and eight rebounds for Pepperdine (11-10, 4-3 West …

Zach LaVine scores 44 as Bulls beat Cavaliers 118-106

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 44 points for another dominating performance against Cleveland and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 118-106 on Saturday night. LaVine made 16 of 30 …
Daily Independent
Nation

Campaigning heats up in Iowa as caucus voting approaches

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial keeping them on Capitol Hill for part of Saturday, several Democratic candidates trying to oust him in November will …

Authorities ID woman killed in downtown Seattle shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities identified Friday the woman who was killed in a downtown Seattle shooting that also wounded seven people and raised questions about safety in the city's center. The …

Defense Department: Soldier dies in accident in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 22-year-old soldier from North Carolina has died in a rollover accident in Syria, the Defense Department said Saturday. Spc. Antonio I. Moore, 22, of Wilmington, died Friday …

Senate floor belongs to Trump team as defense case opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The floor of the Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump's lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for his acquittal on charges that he abused his power and …

FBI says monitoring of ex-Trump aide should've ended sooner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has concluded that it should have ended its surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser earlier than it did because it lacked “insufficient …
World

US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens

BEIJING (AP) — US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens.

4 dead, 5 injured in explosion at South Korean motel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Four people were killed and five others were injured on Saturday in an explosion at a motel in eastern South Korea. Kim Dong-woo, an official from the fire department …

Mexican women protest murders of activists, target monuments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Several hundred feminist activists warmed up with chants Saturday next to a monument to murdered Mexican women before filling a street in the capital and dousing female police …

Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with about 2,000 cases

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a new virus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 total cases reported, as China's leader called the accelerating spread of the disease a grave situation. The …

Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of deadly virus

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto hospital said Saturday it has a confirmed case of the deadly virus from China, Canada's first. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre said it is “caring for a patient who …
Entertainment

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Robert Ray, a member of President Donald …
Shoppers wearing face masks pay for their groceries at a supermarket in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials.  (Chinatopix via AP)

Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40

BEIJING (AP) — China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an …

Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals “Jelly's Last Jam” and …
Director Bryan Fogel, left, and Hatice Cengiz pose for a portrait to promote the film "The Dissident" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Jamal Khashoggi doc 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khassoggi made its anticipated …
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting …
Business
India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Brazil on Saturday agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and …

French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

PARIS (AP) — French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

Trump envoy hails deal to resume Serbia-Kosovo rail service

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for …

One year on, Brazilian city haunted by deadly dam collapse

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like she has so many other nights, Ana María Gomes is awakened by the cries of her husband and tries to calm him as he shouts for help from his mine coworkers. She convinces …

Markets around the world are feeling the cornonavirus chill

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world fell this week on worries that a new type of virus in China may ultimately hit profits for companies from Wuhan to Washington. The World Health Organization …

Travel
Campaign crunch time forces progressives to eye private jets

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have spent the past year courting the Democratic Party's base with appeals to the working class and sweeping promises to curb climate …

First Alaska retail pot shops get OK to allow on-site use

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The first marijuana shops in Alaska where customers can partake on-site have gotten approval, putting them on the leading edge nationally. Visions for the spaces range from a …

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertainty

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon to know …

For Auschwitz survivor, telling her story is reason to live

NEW YORK (AP) — Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz. For 50 …

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. A virus that …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 16-22

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 16-22. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 16 - SCOTTSDALE: Demonstrate! …

Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 9-15

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 9-15. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 10-12 - PHOENIX: 27th Annual …

Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 2-8

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 2-8. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 2 - SIERRA VISTA: Patterson …

Turf Paradise to celebrate 64 years in Phoenix

Turf Paradise is celebrating 64 sensational seasons as Arizona’s first sports franchise with an anniversary party. The event is 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 11. Fans will get free long-sleeve …

Opinion

A home-grown solution to rising rents in Arizona

Even working a second job in addition to teaching I have found it tough to find and afford quality housing and apartments to rent. …

CEO: APS committed to clean energy future

Imagine a world with 100 percent clean energy. We are. For more than 130 years, our company has been providing safe, affordable and …

Arizona must support the success of all students

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal begins to address many important funding needs, including a number of the short-term priorities …

Sky Harbor ride-sharing fees may violate Constitution

The Goldwater Institute has argued that the Phoenix City Council’s imposition of new ride-sharing fees at Sky Harbor Airport is …

Watson: Ducey education plan supports bright horizon for local educators

There are some big changes on the horizon for education in Maricopa County, if Gov. Ducey’s legislative agenda continues to get a …
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