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Barrett-Jackson Celebrates Highest-Grossing Auction in 49-Year History With Over $141 Million in No Reserve Sales

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 20, 2020-- , The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, kicked off its “Road to 50” – a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th …

Tests find some early Arizona hemp crops have too much THC

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s budding hemp-growing industry is suffering growing pains as levels of THC that are too high force some farmers to destroy crops instead of harvesting …

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler …

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Raises $7.625 Million for Charity, Includes Sale of Two First-Production VIN 001 Vehicles, Hosts General Motors CEO, Mary Barra

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 19, 2020-- , The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, raised $7.625 million from nine vehicles during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January …

Maricopa County accepting applications for remainder of official's term

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for the position of County Assessor. The Board officially accepted the resignation of Paul Petersen on Jan. 8 and determined …
First responders
A 50-pound log is getting ready to roll through this weekend’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. But not exactly rolling. Koby McGrew of Surprise is running Sunday’s half-marathon …
A 23-year veteran of the Glendale Police Department has been promoted to  assistant chief of the agency. Chief Chris Briggs announced that Colby Brandt will be the assistant chief effective …
PHOENIX (AP) — A female Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections officer has been fired and arrested after authorities say she had sex with a male teenage offender now on parole. Officials …
Top sports story

When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Jeter could be No. 2.

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to unanimous picks for baseball's Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter quite appropriately has the chance to be No. 2. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first player to …
More sports

Merrimack 72, St. Francis (Pa.) 55

Hayes 0-0 0-0 0, Joyner 0-0 0-0 28, Lord 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 0-0 0-0 28. Braxton 0-0 0-0 10, Dixon-Conover 0-0 0-0 0, Flagg 0-0 0-0 0, Gaskins 0-0 0-0 12, Laskey 0-0 0-0 5, Meredith 0-0 0-0 2, …

NBAGL Glance

All Times EST ___ Maine 108, College Park 107 Westchester 112, Capital City 96 Agua Caliente 135, Stockton 116 South Bay at Delaware, 1 p.m. Canton at Long Island, 3 p.m. Salt …

Toronto 122, Atlanta 117

Anunoby 2-6 0-0 4, Siakam 6-13 6-7 18, Gasol 4-8 4-7 14, Lowry 3-11 4-4 10, VanVleet 4-11 11-14 20, Hollis-Jefferson 3-7 1-4 7, Ibaka 3-10 0-0 8, McCaw 1-2 0-0 2, Davis 5-10 0-0 12, Powell 7-14 7-7 …

Fairleigh Dickinson 83, CCSU 60

Ayangma 3-7 1-2 7, Coleman 2-8 2-2 6, Krishnan 4-11 0-0 11, M.Baker 2-8 6-7 10, Marshall 0-1 0-0 0, Newkirk 1-1 0-1 2, Olamuyiwa 0-1 0-0 0, Outlaw 1-5 2-5 4, Reed 3-6 0-0 8, Rowe 0-3 0-0 0, Segwai …
Daily Independent
Nation

Crimes? Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his removal from …

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word “rant” to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King …

King Day in SC drawing Democratic presidential hopefuls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the first votes are cast in the Democratic presidential contest, the party's leading hopefuls are splitting their time between the critical …

Virginia's capital braces for gun-rights rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s capital city is bracing for the expected arrival of thousands of gun-rights activists and other groups that have vowed to descend on Richmond to protest …

Police: 2 dead, 15 reportedly injured in Missouri shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say at least two people are dead and 15 people were reportedly injured in a shooting outside a bar. The shooting took place shortly …
World

Iraqi officials: At least 13 wounded in violence in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds during clashes with anti-government protesters overnight and on Monday morning in Baghdad, wounding at least 13 demonstrators and …

Legion vows probe into cover-up of abused little girls

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order, already discredited because of its pedophile founder, announced a joint Vatican investigation Monday into the botched handling of a priest …

Extradition hearing for Huawei executive begins in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has …

China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak of viral pneumonia started in …

Migrants marooned in Guatemala plan surge into Mexico

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Denis Contreras, a Honduran making a second try at reaching the U.S., laid out the plan Sunday night to his fellow migrants marooned in this Guatemalan border town: …
Entertainment
A model wears a creation for Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 fashion collection presented Monday Jan.20, 2020 in Paris (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Paris couture climbs Mount Olympus, plumbs marine depths

PARIS (AP) — Female empowerment, controversies about race, and designs that plunged to the depths of the seas then climbed Mount …

Jazz composer and saxophone player Jimmy Heath dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Heath, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer who performed with such greats as Miles Davis and John …

Rapper, law enforcement shed light on Atlanta mall shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Statements from law enforcement officials and a Kentucky-based rapper are shedding more light on what led to a …
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants. Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting …
Britain's Prince Harry and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, at the UK Africa Investment Summit in London, Monday Jan. 20, 2020. Boris Johnson is hosting 54 African heads of state or government in London. The move comes as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson touted the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as the U.K. …
Business
Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for all

WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors’ organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve …

Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own

Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company's cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal. Tesla said Monday it …

Boris Johnson's Brexit bill hits last-minute hiccup

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans hit a hurdle Monday when Parliament’s upper chamber told the government to give European Union citizens living in the U.K. …

Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its National Oil Corporation said, in a sign that the country's east-based forces are not …

Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs - survey

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday …

Travel
Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

MOSCOW (AP) — A heating pipe burst Monday in small Russian hotel, flooding rooms with boiling water that killed five people and left six others injured in the city of Perm, emergency officials …

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a …

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to each other …

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert. In total, 62 cases …

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that has already caused trouble at airports in Chicago and Kansas City was expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Plains and Midwest on Saturday and could dump …

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

Still time to change your Medicare health plan

Did you sign up for a Medicare Advantage health plan last year only to find that it doesn’t meet your needs? Not to worry. You still …

Gov. Ducey ensuring Arizona’s economic momentum continues

This week’s State of the State address was yet another welcome reminder that Gov. Ducey is focused like a laser-beam on ensuring …

New board chairman shares vision for county

You may have heard I got a promotion of sorts; this year, I’ll be leading the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as Chairman.

More than ever, it pays to be optimistic

We’re experiencing challenges at every level from local issues to international relations and beyond. Times are tough and we don’t …

The Back Nine

I love it when readers send me emails that pertain to issues on aging. There is so much written, and every once in a while, there is a …
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