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How NASA and SpaceX will bring down the space station when it's retired

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will use a powerful, souped-up capsule to shove the International Space Station out of orbit once time is up for the sprawling lab. NASA and Elon Musk’s …

Darden Restaurants buys Tex-Mex chain Chuy's for $605 million

The parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House and other chains says it's buying the Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s as it seeks to expand its dining options. Darden Restaurants said …

United Airlines Q2 profit rises to $1.32 billion as travel demand offsets the carrier's rising costs

United Airlines on Wednesday reported that its second-quarter profit rose 23% to $1.32 billion, as record crowds at U.S. airports helped the carrier overcome sharply rising costs for fuel and …
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Phoenix shooting victim identified, suspect search continues

A 68-year-old man has been identified who died at the scene of a July 15 shooting, Phoenix police said Wednesday. John Sleeth was found with at least one gunshot wound about 3:45 p.m. July 15 at …
ON TOUR

Rapper Don Toliver to bring fall tour to Phoenix

Multi-platinum rapper Don Toliver is bringing his biggest headline tour to date to downtown Phoenix.

Water conservation measures for Grand Canyon National Park after another break in the waterline

Grand Canyon National Park is using water conservation measures again at the South Rim after another break in the Trans Canyon Waterline. Park officials say the waterline was recently shut off for …
ON STAGE

Experience 'Cabaret' at The Phoenix Theatre Company this summer

Get transported to the tumultuous world of 1930s bohemian Berlin as The Phoenix Theatre Company presents “Cabaret.”
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WeRIDE gains traction in West Valley

Surprise has no regular bus service, no link to light rail and very few options for residents without cars to get around the growing city.
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Peoria Council candidate brings in donations, amps up spending

The second quarter of the Peoria City Council election cycle has concluded and campaign finance filings show Mesquite District candidate Tom Bottorf far ahead of the pack, raising nearly 60% more than the nearest competitor.
PUBLIC HEALTH

23 people have died from heat this season in Maricopa County

Maricopa County health officials have confirmed that 23 people have died from the heat this season, and 322 deaths are under investigation. The weekly reporting period ended Saturday with 17 …
VALLEY TRAVEL

Traffic shift to close I-10 section this weekend, freeway ramps affected by work

Drivers should plan ahead this week if they had plans to travel west on Interstate 10 between US 60 and Interstate 17 as crews will be working on a traffic shift in the area. The work will begin …

FACT FOCUS: A look at ominous claims around illegal immigration made at the Republican convention

Issues around illegal immigration were the focus of the second night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Speakers on Tuesday highlighted issues around crime, drugs and the influx of …
2024 Elections

Arizona LD14 Republicans Hunsaker, Hendrix clash at meeting

A verbal altercation broke out that reportedly nearly turned physical July 15 at an Arizona Legislative District 14 Republican Party meeting in Gilbert.   The incident happened when an …
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Arizona Financial Credit Union No. 1 on 2024 Forbes list

Arizona Financial Credit Union was ranked No. 1 in the state among all Arizona credit unions in a 2024 Forbes list. The award, presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., put Arizona Financial as No. …
ELECTION 2024

Gallego raises more than $30 million for Senate campaign

PHOENIX -  Democrat Ruben Gallego is amassing a financial war chest in anticipation of his eventual general election contest for U.S. Senate against Republican Kari Lake. And incumbent Gov. …

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Immediately after the assassination attempt on former president Donald Trump, we have heard Republicans and Democrats calling for a change in campaign rhetoric.
I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the renomination of Lauren McFerran as chair of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This decision poses a significant threat to …
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Brittney Griner and Kahleah Copper combine for 45 points in the Mercury's 96-87 win over the Mystics

Brittney Griner had 23 points and seven rebounds, Kahleah Copper scored 10 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 96-87. Copper scored six straight …

Phoenix visits Washington following Atkins' 36-point game

Washington hosts the Phoenix Mercury after Ariel Atkins scored 36 points in the Washington Mystics' 89-77 loss to the Las Vegas Aces. Tuesday's game is the second meeting this season between the two …

Blue Jays blow 7-run lead, but recover to beat Diamondbacks 8-7 after Guerrero's solo homer

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead solo homer, Kevin Kiermaier added a grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays recovered from blowing a seven-run lead to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 on Sunday. …
National sports
A half-dozen times during the baseball season, Nationals Park is home to a different kind of sport activity: high intensity interval training for members of the military on the field, in bullpens and …
The Connecticut Sun acquired Marina Mabrey from the Chicago Sky for Rachel Banham, Moriah Jefferson and the team’s 2025 first-round pick. Mabrey was averaging 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 …
Stephen Curry scored 24 points, Bam Adebayo added 17 and the U.S. beat Serbia 105-79 to improve to 3-0 in its five-game slate of exhibitions before the Paris Olympics. Anthony Davis finished with …
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Valley business

Sun City Safeway may be sold

The Safeway stores in Sun City and Sun City West are on a long list of grocery stores to be sold if the Kroger-Albertsons merger is approved.

The Sun City Safeway, 10926 W. Bell Road, and the Sun City West Safeway, 13503 W. Camino Del Sol, are both listed among the more than 100 stores Albertsons, which owns the chain, may be selling in …

Travel + Leisure: Castle Hot Springs resort named no. 1 in Arizona

Castle Hot Springs has been named the No. 1 Resort Hotel in Arizona in this year’s edition of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

Castle Hot Springs has been named the No. 1 Resort Hotel in Arizona in this year’s edition of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

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.

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 …

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.

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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Museum of the West welcomes new chief curator

Andrew Patrick Nelson is the new chief curator at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. He will oversee the museum’s exhibitions and collections.

Andrew Patrick Nelson has been named the new chief curator at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Nelson brings a n extensive academic and professional background. Nelson …

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

A tiger enjoys snacking on cold snow at a past Snow for the Animals Day at Phoenix Zoo.

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

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.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Jane Frances Zimmerman

Jane Frances Zimmerman was born on August 18, 1926, in New Orleans, LA to Byron A Armstrong and Frances Berdami Armstrong. She passed away July 9, 2024, in Glendale, AZ. She was an only child. Jane …

Lloyd Edward Findlay

Lloyd, age 89, of Sun City West, passed away Monday, June 17, 2024 due to complications of coronary artery disease. Lloyd was born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia on April 8, 1935 to parents George …

Edwin Lewis George

Edwin, 93, of Dover, Ohio passed away on June 30, 2024 following a short illness. Born on June 3, 1931 in Clinton, Iowa, Ed was raised in Davenport, Iowa, graduated high school in 1950 and enlisted …

Mark Karl Gerhard Ohlhaver

Mark passed in Phoenix, Arizona in the early morning hours of July 4, 2024, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Kristine (Tina) Diane Ohlhaver, daughter, Diana Kyrstin Ohlhaver and son, …

Warren Kenneth Sax

Warren of Sun City West died of natural causes on June 25, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. A Korean War Army veteran, retired Bell System engineer and devoted family patriarch, Warren’s …
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Nation

John Deere ends support of 'social or cultural awareness' events, distances from inclusion efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — Farm equipment maker John Deere says it will no longer sponsor “social or cultural awareness” events, becoming the latest major U.S. company to distance itself from diversity …

Lionel Messi asked to apologize for Argentina players' racist chant

Lionel Messi is facing calls to apologize for racist chants made by Argentina players after they won the Copa America on Sunday. An Argentinean government official said Messi, who is the team …

Remains of World War II POW who died in the Philippines returned home to California

The remains of a World War II service member who died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines in 1942 have been brought home to California. The remains of U.S. Army Air Forces Pvt. 1st …

Ex-regional Fed president: Inflation headed lower, with interest rates likely to follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having worked in the Federal Reserve system her entire career, Loretta Mester rose to become president of the Cleveland Fed for a decade until her retirement on June 30. …

The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to continue cease-fire talks as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That's according to three Egyptian airport officials who didn't give details. …
World

Toronto cleans up after storm as Trudeau says better infrastructure needed for future

TORONTO (AP) — Cleanup crews worked to get Canada’s largest city back to normal on Wednesday, a day after a torrential downpour flooded Toronto’s major roadways and left thousands without …

Panama says migration through border with Colombia is down since President Mulino took office

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Migration through the Darien Gap dividing Colombia and Panama has declined significantly this month since Panamanian President José Raúl Mulino took office and ordered …

Venezuela arrests security chief for opposition leader days ahead of presidential vote

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in Venezuela arrested the head of security for the country's top opposition leader on Wednesday, a little more than a week before President Nicolás Maduro faces …

US military pier for carrying aid to Gaza will be dismantled after weather and security problems

The U.S. military-built pier to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza will be dismantled and brought home, ending a mission fraught with weather and security problems. As the military stepped away from the …

Italian authorities seek truck driver who was filmed striking migrants near French border

ROME (AP) — Italian border police are looking for a truck driver who is shown on a widely circulated video striking female migrants after he found them in the back of his vehicle near the French …
Entertainment
This image released by Hulu shows, from left, Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin in a scene from "Only Murders in the Building." (Patrick Harbron/Hulu via AP)

Netflix overthrows HBO, Selena Gomez gets her due and 2 Queen Elizabeths get nominated for Emmys

The Emmy nominations are out and it's good to be Netflix and FX. Netflix has overthrown HBO with 107 nods for shows like “Ripley” and “Reindeer Games.” FX follows with 93 nominations for a …
This image released by Disney shows Tyler James Williams in a scene from "Abbott Elementary." (Gilles Mingasson/Disney-ABC via AP)

Tyler James Williams, Nikki Glaser, Eric André and more react to their Emmy nominations

Kali Reis was so taken aback by her historical Emmy nomination that she was almost at a loss for words. The “True Detective: Night Country” actor said she felt “numbingly grateful” after …
This image released by FX shows Jeremy Allen White as Carmen Berzatto, in a scene from "The Bear." (FX via AP)

'Shogun' could rise and 'The Bear' may feast as Emmy nominations are announced

“The Bear” could again dominate the comedy categories but the drama field is wide open as the Emmy Award nominations are announced Wednesday morning. “The Bear,” the FX show about a …
A dining area at Francis Ford Coppola's All-Movie Hotel is shown on Monday, July 15, 2024, in Peachtree City, Ga. The hotel is a mixed-use property for production companies and tourists excited about film. (AP Photo/Charlotte Kramon)

Francis Ford Coppola's 'Megalopolis' wrapped at this Georgia hotel. Soon, it'll be open for business

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Two years ago, Francis Ford Coppola stopped at Georgia Film Academy on the hunt for apprentices for his upcoming film, " Megalopolis." Jordan Holifield, then a …
In an image taken from Monday, July 15, 2024, video, provided by Dave Portnoy, Portnoy speaks about his rescue at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of the island of Nantucket, Mass. The Coast Guard confirms it rescued the founder of the Barstool Sports website after a boating accident off of Nantucket. (Dave Portnoy via AP)

Barstool owner rescued by Coast Guard after losing control of boat off Nantucket

The owner and founder of Barstool Sports lost control of a boat off Massachusetts before being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Dave Portnoy, 47, said in a TikTok video that the harrowing Monday …