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10-digit dialing to be required in some Arizona area codes

PHOENIX (AP) — Starting Sunday, phone users in much of Arizona must include area codes when dialing to make all calls, including local calls that previously only required seven digits. As in …

Apaches ask appeals court to back bid to halt land transfer

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for members of the San Carlos Apache tribe on Friday asked the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to back their efforts to halt the transfer of …

Arizona reports 3,074 additional COVID cases, 51 more deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported over 3,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, one of the highest number of infections reported on a single day his month, as the rate of additional …

Marine veteran disarms teenage robbery by grabbing his gun

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who disarmed a teenage robbery suspect by grabbing his gun says he was “doing what needed to be done." James Kilcer was standing inside a …
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As Zillow Group halts Phoenix ‘iBuyer’ sales, Arizona remains real estate battleground state

Earlier this week when the most dominant online real estate marketplace publicly announced it was halting its buying program here in the Valley of the Sun the news sent shock waves throughout the …
First responders
After investment losses and an explosion of pension costs for public safety employees over the past 15 years, Peoria leadership recently gave the go-ahead for a plan staff says will save on costs and …
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area Oct. 14-21: Burglary at residence reported at 10:39 a.m. Oct. 14 in the 20800 block of East …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area Oct. 14-21: Missing person reported at 11:00 p.m. Oct. 14 in the 5800 block of East Desert Spoon …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Rigler: Here’s a new resource to connect COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibody treatments

Your best protection against COVID-19 is getting one of the safe, free and highly effective vaccines that are widely available around Arizona. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 while helping preserve health care capacity for others who need it.

Holy Cow! History!: Meet the real Ichabod Crane

A cool, crisp late October night. A haunting moon shining down as a breeze rattles the bare tree limbs. It’s the ideal time to curl up and revisit Washington Irving’s classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Women’s Watch: Afghan women suffer more since Kabul’s fall

Since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Aug. 15, numerous press conferences and statements by the Taliban have assured general amnesty and respect for women’s rights, but there is a major disconnect between what was said on TV and the Taliban actions on the ground.

Miller: What’s up with all the mosquitoes in Phoenix?

My sister-in-law is visiting from my home state of Minnesota, the capitol of Mosquito Land. Prior to landing in Phoenix, she had only one mosquito bite in Minnesota. Since coming here she has had …

Smells like witch spirit: How the ancient world’s scented sorceresses influence ideas about magic today

Most perfume ads suggest the right scent can make you sexy, alluring and successful. A blend by Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, meanwhile, offers to make you smell like Hecate, the three-faced Greek goddess of witchcraft.
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Houston ALCS Team Stax

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Boston ALCS Team Stax

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Denver 102, San Antonio 96

Percentages: FG .476, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 6-24, .250 (White 2-7, Walker IV 1-2, Vassell 1-3, D.Murray 1-4, McDermott 1-4, Forbes 0-2, Johnson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: …

Boston-Houston Runs

Astros first. Jose Altuve grounds out to second base, Christian Arroyo to Kyle Schwarber. Michael Brantley pops out to shallow right field to Christian Arroyo. Alex Bregman singles to left field. …

Denver 102, San Antonio 96

Percentages: FG .476, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 6-24, .250 (White 2-7, Walker IV 1-2, Vassell 1-3, D.Murray 1-4, McDermott 1-4, Forbes 0-2, Johnson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: …

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NKorea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through its “reckless” backing of Taiwan, and said that the growing …

Gurianov's OT goal pushes Stars past Kings 3-2

Houston 124, Oklahoma City 91

Dodgers' Scherzer scratched from Game 6 start vs Braves

Nation

Day care owner gets 6 years for hiding 26 kids in basement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado day care owner convicted of keeping 26 children hidden in the basement of her business two years ago has been sentenced to six years in prison after …

Minneapolis officer charged in pursuit that killed motorist

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide in that occurred while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced …

3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial still ahead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the three-year mark since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue approaches, survivors are planning now-familiar annual rituals of remembrance, the criminal case involving …

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 squeaks to new record high

Asian shares were mixed Friday after a late-in-the-day wave of buying pushed the S&P 500 to a fresh record high. Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong and Tokyo but fell in Sydney and Shanghai. An …

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by …
World

Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a Bucharest hospital which, like hospitals throughout Romania, is struggling under an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in a …

Bosnian Serb police drill seen as separatist 'provocation'

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb police on Friday held an “anti-terrorist” drill just outside the capital Sarajevo, in a move seen by many as another provocation by the Serb …

Evacuation flights for migrants start again in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said on Friday that it has resumed humanitarian evacuation flights for migrants stranded in Libya after authorities suspended them for several months. The …

EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on rule of law changes

BRUSSELS (AP) — Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the European Union on Friday failed to convince key bloc leaders who said that the …

Violence erupts at Islamists rally in Pakistan, killing 2

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Violent clashes erupted between Pakistan's security forces and Islamists in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday, killing at least two policemen and injuring several …
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Business

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported …

EXPLAINER: California proposes limits on community drilling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An ambitious plan by California regulators to block new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet (975 meters) of schools and homes is drawing protests from the oil industry and …

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine was convicted Friday of campaign finance crimes, including funneling a Russian …

Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company. More than half of …

Neighbors

SWIMkids USA’s founder Whitehead receives national honor

Lana Whitehead, the founder and pesident of SWIMkids USA in Mesa, has received the 2021 U.S. Swim School Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The highly prestigious national award is …

Apache Junction showcasing local artists at City Hall, library

Attention all artists interested in displaying their masterpieces at the city of Apache Junction offices. The city is bringing back the program of showcasing local artists at City Hall and the Apache …

Free ‘Resident’s Guide to Mesa’ class Nov. 9

“Resident’s Guide to Mesa’ free classes with useful information to support Mesa residents who want to improve their neighborhoods continue Nov. 9. “Attend these free …

Mesa factory donates 4,500 pounds of soap

Mesa soap manufacturer The Soap Gal recently donated 4,500 pounds of soap — roughly 70,000 bars — to Phoenix Rescue Mission in support of Arizonans who are facing homelessness. The …

Things to do

Event Jan. 8 to kick off Apache Junction founder’s centennial

On Aug. 21, 1922, George Cleveland Curtis gave Apache Junction its name. To kick off the year-long celebration of the founding of Apache Junction, there will be an event 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. …

Fit Families Mud Run Saturday in Apache Junction

The mud run is back. The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation team is excited to be live and in-person Oct. 23 with its eighth Fit Families Mud Run. “Last year may have been mud-less — …

Falcon Field Airport honors veterans with 80th anniversary events

Eighty years ago with the world at war, the city of Mesa opened its arms to young men from Britain and forged a bond that continues today. Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport is again welcoming friends …

Celebration of Veterans in Gold Canyon Nov. 7

A celebration of military veterans is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the 1,200-seat sanctuary of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. Everyone is …

Obituaries & Memorials

William Michael “Mike” Sterry

William, died peacefully on July 16th 2021 at his home in Sun City West, AZ with his wife Linda at his bedside. He was 92 and his passing was the result of a 15 month struggle with congestive heart …

George H. Schryver

George, born in Plainfield, NJ, on March 24, 1947, passed away due to a malignant neoplasm of the brain on September 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Garzon Schryver. When …

Dr. Frank C. Reed

Dr. Frank C. Reed died on October 9, 2021 at the age of 77. Frank was born and raised in Oswego, New York, the son of Peg and Frank Reed, Sr, brother of Margaret Reed (all deceased) and husband of …

Patricia Joan Jennings

Patricia, 83 years old, peacefully passed after a brief illness on October 6th, surrounded by her family. Pat was born on Sept. 12, 1938, in Trona, California.She was preceded in death by her mother, …

William Lloyd Leasure

Sun City West – William Lloyd “Bill” Leasure passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City West, AZ on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Bill was preceded in death by Mary Ann in 2016, and daughter …
Entertainment
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez attends a meeting at Cervantes Institute's headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Ramirez, who is under a criminal charge and an arrest warrant from the Daniel Ortega government, confirmed on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 that he has decided to go into exile in Spain, a country that granted him citizenship three years ago. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez to live in exile in Spain

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Writer and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramírez announced Friday he will go live in Spain, after the government of President Daniel Ortega tried to arrest him …

Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of 'Sound of Music' family, dies

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family was famous for being depicted in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music," has died. She was …
People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted “Trans lives matter,” …

Make history: Take part in a Guinness World Record attempt

The public is invited to a high-energy online bingo game 10 a.m., Oct. 22, that will attempt to set a Guinness World Record title for the most viewers of a bingo livestream on a bespoke platform.
From left, Oteil Burbridge, John Mayer, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti and the rest of Dead & Company perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June of 2016, in Manchester, Tennessee. The band will make another appearance in Phoenix on Monday.

Dead & Company bringing jam vibes to Phoenix

Dead & Company are making a return visit to the Valley with their Monday night concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion. Bob Weir and the guys have a long history with Arizona shows as part of their never-ending musical story. Or, is that ‘Bob Weier’?