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Valley and State

Investigators find no evidence Maricopa County assessor neglected duties

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence an Arizona official neglected his duties after he was charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall …

Traffic restrictions in place around Valley on portions of Loop 101

Motorists on multiple portions of Loop 101 in the Valley should use caution as crews work on the roadways over the next several weeks. In the East Valley, drivers on the Loop 101 (Price Freeway) …

Goodyear residents want Trader Joe's, city launches campaign

When you think of Goodyear, what comes to mind? An emerging city that's one of the fastest growing in Maricopa County with companies choosing to locate there, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Nike? But what’s missing?

Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer …

Arizona museum exhibit honors 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day

The public is invited to attend a free exibit in Phoenix in commemoration of the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Arizona Capitol Museum, …
First responders
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is requesting the public’s help in regard to an active homicide investigation.
An unlicensed contractor who was wanted by authorities had a bloody arrest during his encounter with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
PHOENIX (AP) — The head of Arizona’s public safety department has apologized after it was revealed he was pulled over for driving over 90 mph on a state highway nearly two months …
Top sports story

Blackhawks-Devils Sums

First Period_1, New Jersey, Hall 5 (Gusev, Vatanen), 13:31 (pp). Penalties_Nylander, CHI, (delay of game), 1:19; de Haan, CHI, (interference), 4:21; Gilbert, CHI, Major (fighting), 6:29; Simmonds, …
More sports

Thompson scores late in 3rd, Canadiens beat Rangers 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Thompson scored with less than two minutes left in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Friday night for their second victory in the …

Griffin, Drummond help Pistons beat Pacers, 108-101

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left and scored 25 points, Andre Drummond had 25 points and 22 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons beat the Indiana Pacers …

Coyotes-Penguins Sums

First Period_None. Penalties_Pettersson, PIT, (interference), 9:49; Guentzel, PIT, (slashing), 17:10. Second Period_None. Penalties_Hinostroza, ARI, (delay of game), 1:55; Ekman-Larsson, ARI, …

Canadiens-Rangers Sums

First Period_1, Montreal, Gallagher 13 (Danault, Tatar), 10:37. Penalties_None. Second Period_2, N.Y. Rangers, Smith 3, 2:30. Penalties_Chytil, NYR, (tripping), 10:45; Chiarot, MTL, …
Daily Independent
Nation

'Typo' may have overvalued Utah home at nearly $1B

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials say a possible dropped phone resulted in a typo that overvalued a home for almost $1 billion. And taxpayers may have to pay for the mistake. The Deseret …

Haley: Killer 'hijacked' Confederate flag meaning for some

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in an interview that a man who gunned down nine worshipers at an African American church in 2015 “hijacked” the ideals many connected to the …

Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers, both military and …

Deserted 5-year-old takes toddler to neighbor in bitter cold

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 5-year-old child left alone in a house in a remote Alaska village carried a toddler half a mile to a neighbor's home in the bitter cold wearing only socks and light …

Klobuchar gaining traction in Iowa with Midwest sensibility

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Quick with a joke and unsparing in her mockery of President Donald Trump, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her Midwest sensibility show signs of gaining traction in Iowa, her …
World

Evo Morales leaves Mexico on 'temporary' trip to Cuba

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the self-exiled former President Evo Morales of Bolivia said Friday that the former leader is in Cuba for a medical appointment. The person said Morales was …

Dominica governing party easily wins Parliament elections

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Residents of Dominica cast ballots for a new Parliament on Friday following weeks of political unrest, and early returns indicated a landslide victory for the governing …

US offers $5 million for Mexican drug lord “El Chapo Isidro

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Mexican drug lord Fausto Isidro Meza Flores. He heads the Meza Flores drug …

Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football …

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe …
Entertainment

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Matt …
This Sept. 30, 2019 photo shows, from left, actress Noémie Merlant, filmmaker Céline Sciamma, and actress Adèle Haenel posing for a portrait in New York to promote their film, "Portrait of a Lady on Fire." (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)

The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' blaze a new path

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s inside the frame and what’s outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker Céline …
Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg speaks to gun control advocates and victims of gun violence in Aurora, Colo., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The billionaire former New York City mayor unveiled a gun control policy just steps from one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons.  (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept …
Model Winnie Harlow poses for a photograph before the Christian Dior pre-fall 2020 men's fashion collection presentation during Art Basel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Billy Joel, Kardashians Diplo descend on Miami for Art Basel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As gallerists and collectors descend on Miami's most prestigious art fair by day, the Hollywood crowd knows …

Police chief shot in central Mexico city of Cuernavaca

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed attackers shot to death the acting police chief in the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, a once-tranquil …
Business
'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his U.S. counterpart Friday night, saying they had not finalized a new trade agreement for Mexico, United States …

Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its …

Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failure

HOUSTON (AP) — at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday …

Jury finds Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer with ‘pedo guy’ tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury finds Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer with ‘pedo guy’ tweet.

Pork industry sues over California law on animal confinement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved California measure that will prohibit the sale of meat products from hogs born to sows confined in …

Travel
Cowboys for Trump sends national monument sand to Washington

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico group Cowboys for Trump faces criticism after members brought iconic gypsum sands from White Sands National Monument to Washington for the U.S. Capitol …

Kosovo leader says EU has double standards on Kosovo, Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president accused the European Union on Friday of maintaining double standards for blocking a visa-free travel deal with his country but opening new chapters in …

CEO: Virgin Galactic marks 'incredible' year of milestones

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress, the chief executive of billionaire Richard Branson's space …

The Latest: French protesters set fires amid strikes

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on strikes in France (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Small groups of protesters are hurling flares, smashing store windows and setting fires in eastern Paris amid mass …

Fire breaks out at luxury hotel in Greece’s capital

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out at a luxury hotel in the Greek capital Thursday, with fire crews evacuating the building and using ladders to rescue several people. It was not immediately …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Dec. 5-11

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Dec. 5-11. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Dec. 5 - PHOENIX: Moscow …

Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 14-20

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 14-20. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 14 - MESA: The Magic of Bill …

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 …

Opinion

Let’s end 2019 on a safe note

Before you head out on the road, it’s worth taking some time to plan ahead. If you’re attending a holiday party, please make sure …

Simple senior moment or something more serious?

As we become more aware of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as a society, we’re better equipped to spot the early warning …

Burke: Social Security benefits increase in 2020

Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, …

The 2020 census is on horizon

By law, the U.S. government is required to count the number of people living in the United States every 10 years. Getting an accurate …

Young adults for common sense gun safety

We are a group of high school and college students from around the country, concerned about the ongoing gun violence epidemic in our …