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Supreme Court upholds Arizona death sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for an Arizona inmate who was convicted of killing two people in home burglaries nearly 30 years …

People urged to give blood in March for Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross urges the public to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood or platelets this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are …

Court closes courthouse door on slain Mexican teen's family

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a 5-4 ruling, closed the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The …

Alzheimer's informative sessions coming up at 3 Valley locations

This spring training season, community members are invited to attend informative sessions with “Heavy Hitters” experts at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute.

Veteran Resource Rally Point is March 14 in Peoria

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) announced the Veteran Resource Rally Point will occur at 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 14. The event is at Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird …
First responders
An 18-month-old boy is in the hospital after he was pulled from a pool at his home in Glendale. Around 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, Glendale police and fire officials responded to a home near 67th …
Two people were released from the hospital after the vehicle they were in crashed into a home in Surprise.
A man is accused of stabbing his son and trying to injure a police K-9 in Avondale.
Top sports story

Honolulu marathon CEO says he was abused by Michigan doctor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by …
More sports

Column: A noisy West Coast swing not all about the golf

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Tour delivered plenty of drama during the West Coast swing. Most of it was outside the ropes. After two months that went from rain in Hawaii to sunshine at Pebble …

76ers' Simmons out at least 2 more weeks with back injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss at least two more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back. The All-Star played just a few minutes in Saturday's loss to …

Feds seek 21 months for Hot Pockets heiress in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutorsare seeking nearly two years in prison for an heiress to the Hot Pockets microwavable snack fortune who agreed to pay $300,000 to cheat the college admissions process for …

English woman wins annual pancake race with Kansas

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — An Englishwoman barely squeaked out a victory over a competitor across the pond in Kansas in Tuesday's annual pancake race between their British and American …
Daily Independent
Nation

Police say 10-year-old boy killed by school bus in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — A 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a school bus in Brooklyn on Tuesday, police said. The boy was crossing a street in the East New York neighborhood at about 6:45 a.m. …

The Latest: Steyer's wife at helm of presidential campaign

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire Tom Steyer‘s wife is now chair of his presidential campaign. Steyer told supporters during an event Sunday night in Yemasse, South Carolina, that his wife, …

Inmate seeks end to solitary over refusal to cut dreadlocks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An inmate awaiting trial in a shooting case wants a federal judge to release him from solitary confinement in a central Pennsylvania county jail, where he has been confined …

Indiana couple gets no prison time for caging teenage girl

ENGLISH, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana couple accused of locking a teenage girl in a cage and denying her food, water and clean facilities won't serve any prison time. Alan and Aimee Friz pleaded …

Sanders makes bold play to win primary on Warren’s home turf

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the South Carolina primary unfolds Saturday, Bernie Sanders won’t be hustling for last-minute votes in Charleston or courting party elders in the state capital of Columbia. …
World

3 killed in small town in Puerto Rico; 1 suspect arrested

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three people were shot to death in a small town near Puerto Rico's northern coast, police said Tuesday. The unidentified bodies of two women and one man were found …

Canary Islands hotel quarantined after virus confirmed

MADRID (AP) — A tourist hotel on the Canary Island hotel of Tenerife was placed in quarantine Tuesday after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the new virus from China that has …

Trump defends $2.5B coronavirus request; Dems say it's low

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the urgent $2.5 billion plan for he sent to lawmakers will prepare the nation in case of an outbreak in the U.S. and help other nations …

1st virus cases reported confirmed in Austria, Croatia

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian public broadcaster ORF reports that authorities have confirmed the first COVID-19 cases in the Alpine country. ORF quoted authorities in the western state of Tyrol saying …

'Time is everything': World braces for spread of new virus

China's massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new …
Entertainment
Andy Overslaugh is dress as "day" as he marches along with the Society of St. Anne on Royal Street on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when Carnival …
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", in Los Angeles  The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, FIle)

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company through successful purchases of Star Wars, Marvel and Fox's …
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo specialist Erica Fredrickson works with a colleague on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks open slightly higher after worst drop in 2 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened slightly higher on Wall Street as the market claws back some of the ground it lost in a dramatic …
This image released by ABC shows Constance Wu, from left, Lucille Soong, Hudson Yang and Randall Park in a scene from the series finale of "Fresh Off the Boat," which aired on Friday, Feb. 21. (Raymond Liu/ABC via AP)

'Criminal Minds,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' end on ratings high

NEW YORK (AP) — Two long-running series — CBS drama “Criminal Minds” and ABC's “Fresh Off the Boat” — ended their runs …
Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazilian politicians avoid Carnival as they become targets

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At Rio’s annual Carnival celebration Monday night, comedian and composer Marcelo Adnet stood atop a float …
Business
More companies get into business of Black History Month

NEW YORK (AP) — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African …

Virgin Galactic reports high interest in its space flights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears …

Congresswoman: Science should guide nuclear storage decision

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A member of New Mexico's congressional delegation wants to ensure a “sound and robust” scientific review is done before federal regulators decide whether to sign off on …

Opponents fault Trump proposal to cut environmental reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, an African American resident of Texas’ oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state officials …

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks slumped and bond prices soared for the second day in a row Tuesday as fears spread that the widening virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Investors plowed money into …

Travel
New rail blockades in Canada emerge as talks continue

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Protesters erected new rail blockades Tuesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said it was working to calm tensions with a British Columbia First Nation at the …

35 remain hospitalized in Germany after Carnival crash

BERLIN (AP) — Thirty-five people, including 18 children, remained in the hospital Tuesday, the day after a man drove his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival in central Germany. Police continued …

No panic but European virus response can be a bit confusing

BRUSSELS (AP) — At first glance, the response to the new virus outbreak in Europe appears to be all over the place. A thousand tourists locked down in a Spanish hotel resort over virus fears. …

Bahrain temporarily stops Dubai, Sharjah flights over virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The tiny island nation of Bahrain suspended flights to the world's busiest airport for international travel in Dubai on Tuesday over fears about the spread of a …

Saudi king names ousted oil minister to lead investment draw

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's monarch Tuesday appointed as the country's new minister of investment a prominent figure in the kingdom who previously served as energy minister and board …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 20-26

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 20-26. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Feb. 20-23 - PHOENIX: Cirque Du …

D-Backs ‘Fan Fest’ set for Saturday at Chase Field

Diamondbacks officials announced they will host the 16th Annual Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.

Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 6-12

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 5-12. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Feb. 6 - SCOTTSDALE: Western Week …

Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 - GILBERT: …

Opinion

A healthy lifestyle is best defense against coronavirus

While the world is focused on a cure for coronavirus, not enough of the conversation is focused on the things people can do to avoid …

Watch for warning signs of teen suicide

Participants in a program called One Gilbert hope to unite the town’s residents behind an ambitious and much-needed goal: …

Walking Home

A favorite quote from Ram Dass says, “We’re all just walking each other home.” Did you ever walk home with a friend from school? …

New ‘Vista’ brings culture to West Valley venue

The Vista Center for the Arts, formally known as Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, has been rebranded as the regional entertainment …

We recognize the important work of engineers

It has been said that engineers solve problems you didn’t know you had in ways you don’t understand.
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