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Petersen gets Dec. 11 hearing to contest suspension

PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Dec. 11 hearing for Assessor Paul Petersen to appeal his suspension amid human smuggling and other charges Lawyers for …

Arizona congressman’s tweets raise Epstein conspiracy theory

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar appears to be signaling support for a conspiracy theory that Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking …

Phoenix Shanti Group to close, but leaves legacy of AIDS/HIV treatment

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Shanti Group, a nonprofi t that has been serving HIV+ patients with a history of drug abuse or homelessness since 1987, will close next year. Lack of funding played …

Over 6,000 permit-tags remain for 2020 spring hunts in Arizona  

Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2020 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted …

Former YouTuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of abusing her adopted children who starred on her popular YouTube channel has died, authorities said Wednesday Maricopa Police Department spokesman …
First responders
Peoria police seek the public's help in identifying a suspect in a sexual offense and burglary case. The incident happened Wednesday morning at a residence near 95th and Olive avenues. Peoria …
Authorities are investigating after a driver was trapped inside a vehicle involved in a head-on collision in El Mirage. The collision occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday near Grand Avenue and Greenway …
MESA (AP) — Police in Mesa arrested a man in connection with a shooting at a hotel that left one person dead and another injured. Anthony Wayne Gushee, 44, was taken into custody late Monday …
Top sports story

Maple Leafs-Islanders Sums

First Period_1, N.Y. Islanders, Barzal 8 (Eberle), 14:23. 2, N.Y. Islanders, Beauvillier 3 (Brassard, Pulock), 19:21 (pp). Penalties_Johnston, NYI, (hooking), 6:55; Dermott, TOR, (tripping), …
More sports

Maryland rallies from 19 down to beat James Madison 70-68

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Shakira Austin scored 21 points and Ashley Owusu made a layup with four seconds left to help No. 8 Maryland rally from a 19-point fourth quarter deficit and beat James …

Howard, McKinney lead No. 13 Kentucky women to 67-48 win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 24 points and Keke McKinney posted a career-first double-double to lead No. 13 Kentucky to a 67-48 win over Stetson on Wednesday night. Howard shot 11 …

Woolfolk scores 22 in 75-41 win for No. 12 Florida St women

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nausia Woolfolk scored 22 points and Kiah Gillespie posted her 15th career double-double to lead No. 12 Florida State to a 75-41 victory over Jacksonville on Wednesday …

Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Duane Washington Jr. had 14 points and four other players scored in double figures as No. 18 Ohio State started hot and ran over No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on Wednesday …
Daily Independent
Nation

The Latest: No word from Supreme Court on Georgia execution

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a Georgia death penalty case (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A Georgia inmate set to be executed for a killing 25 years ago has an 11th-hour appeal pending …

Timeline: The curious release of military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military aid promised by the U.S. to Ukraine — and the strange circumstances under which it was held up and eventually released — is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry …

No charges for officers who shot man with gun in Eagan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five Minnesota police officers were legally justified in using deadly force when they fatally shot a 23-year-old Somali-American man who raised his gun and fired as authorities …

Conspiracy charges dropped in Michael Avenatti Nike case

NEW YORK (AP) — An indictment charging California attorney Michael Avenatti with conspiring to extort Nike has been rewritten to drop two conspiracy counts. In a tweet, Avenatti said he was …

Probe offers no clear answers for Virginia mass shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An independent probe into Virginia Beach’s mass shooting fails to offer clear answers for exactly why a city engineer opened fire in his workplace. Chicago-based …
World

Mexican environment officials protest budget cuts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a rare protest against his own administration, Mexico’s environment secretary is decrying a nearly 50% budget cut to his agency and issued a public appeal for more …

Mexico commission blames authorities in 2017 school collapse

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says authorities apparently acted with corruption or negligence in allowing the operation of an elementary school that collapsed in …

Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger ahead

SYDNEY (AP) — The death toll for wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned Thursday of worsening weather conditions to come. A body was …

Chile locked in dispute over who will draft new constitution

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean politicians say they have to figure out how to draft a new constitution quickly following another night of violent protests in the South American nation. Police …

Egypt says looting attempt causes oil pipeline fire; 7 dead

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say an oil pipeline caught fire when thieves tried to tap into it to siphon off gasoline in the Nile Delta province of Beheira, and at least seven people were …
Entertainment
Carrie Underwood, from left, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire arrive at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Latest: Country’s female stars kick off CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena …
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ian McKellen, left, and Helen Mirren in a scene from "The Good Liar." (Chia James/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Review: ‘The Good Liar’ pairs Mirren and McKellen

For a blind date, we could hardly do better than Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. They are brought swiftly together by a computer …

Cirque du Soleil founder held in Tahiti in marijuana case

PARIS (AP) — The founder of world-renowned circus Cirque du Soleil has been detained in French Polynesia in a drug-trafficking …

Police confirm actor Charles Levin’s body found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have confirmed that a body found in July in a southern Oregon ravine was that of missing actor Charles …
This undated image provided by Hyatt shows a water station with reusable water bottles. Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hotel company to remove small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt is also cutting down on the use of plastic water bottles at meetings and events and increasing the number of water stations in its hotels so guests can refill their own water bottles. (Courtesy of Hyatt via AP)

Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021

CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hotel company to say it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort …
Business
South Korean ex-justice minister summoned in financial probe

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have summoned the country’s former justice minister as they expand an investigation into corruption allegations surrounding his family that …

Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes. Current law allows regulated sales of tobacco products, …

Putin encourages BRICS to collaborate on anti-virus programs

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told fellow leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economy nations Wednesday that he supports more cooperation in information and …

Navajo company confident about Wyoming, Montana coal bonding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Navajo tribal energy company officials say they’re confident they can secure necessary bonding for recently purchased coal mines in Wyoming and Montana. The Navajo Nation …

Ex-lobbyist faces Nov. 25 sentencing for Arkansas bribery

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribing three former Arkansas lawmakers including the governor’s nephew will be sentenced this month, court records …

Travel
Caltrans plans Highway 1 closures when storms are forecast

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close landslide-plagued Highway 1 on the southern Big Sur coast when there are forecasts of significant rains …

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's …

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike have donned high boots and taken to raised walkways to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast …

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

DALLAS (AP) — Federal regulators have threatened to ground dozens of Southwest Airlines jets if the airline can't confirm that the planes, which it bought used from foreign operators, meet all …

Man charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker he says attacked his family in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 7-13

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 7-13. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 7 - SCOTTSDALE: Ferrari Club of …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 31 - MESA: Trick Or Treat …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 24-30

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 24-27 - SCOTTSDALE: IGRA World …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 17-23

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 17 - PHOENIX: Steve Hackett …

Opinion

What being Hispanic means to me

The military I know and work in today is a diverse force that encourages the promotion of people with different backgrounds.

How to stay heart healthy during the holidays

Being healthy over the holidays doesn’t mean giving up your favorite things. In fact, the American Heart Association wants you to …

Shale oil boom makes Middle East war less likely

It looks like the decade-old U.S. shale oil boom may keep us out of war.

‘Made in Arizona’ is an international enterprise

I’ll sometimes hear a pundit lament that “Nothing is made in America anymore.” In reality, there are nearly 13 million …

All student IDs should have suicide prevention information

In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s …