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Phoenix police: 3 children pronounced dead inside home

PHOENIX (AP) — Three children have been pronounced dead inside a home, according to Phoenix police. A relative who lives at the residence called police Monday and responding officers found a …

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 …
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

AP Sports Digest

The highlights of the AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, …
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Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz dominate Pacers in 118-88 victory

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points and Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 118-88 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Bojan …

Celtics batter Lakers to end skid...Bucks extend win streak...Short-handed Nuggets win

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics had dropped three in a row before Jayson Tatum delivered 27 points in just 29 minutes of a 139-107 thrashing of the Western Conference-leading Lakers. Kemba Walker …

Simmons gets triple-double as 76ers beat Nets 117-111

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons tied a career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists, carrying the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on …

Texas Southern 68, Grambling St. 61

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Nation

Impeachment trial to begins with rules fight, long days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own …

Murder trial begins in fatal Portland light-rail stabbings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train goes to trial Tuesday, two years …

Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing …

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 …

Lawyer: Suspect in Hawaii police deaths was 'out of control'

HONOLULU (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing a woman and killing two Hawaii police officers would record neighbors with a camera mounted to his hat and rig a barbecue grill to blow thick smoke …
World

Thai courts acquits opposition party of sedition charge

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy. The court ruled Tuesday …

London teen's family sues Malaysian resort over her death

SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — The family of a London teen found dead after she mysteriously vanished from a Malaysian nature resort last year has sued the resort owner for alleged negligence and …

Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary

JERUSALEM (AP) — Shortly before they were rounded up by Nazi troops in Belgium and deported to Auschwitz in 1942, the parents of three-year-old Maurice Gluck placed their only child in the care of …

Indonesia says 5 citizens kidnapped by Philippine militants

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Tuesday that five of the country's citizens have been kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines. The five being held …

Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy.
Entertainment
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Reporters at the Capitol want more cameras in the Senate to cover the impeachment trial and fewer restrictions to talk to senators when they are not sitting in judgment of the president. (Senate Television via AP, File)

Challenges for public following impeachment, Weinstein cases

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who want to follow President Donald Trump's impeachment saga and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape …
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. It’s the story of a president who either had a “perfect phone call” with Ukraine or abused his power and should be removed from office. What to watch as presidential impeachment arguments get underway in the Senate for only the third time in American history. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of …
Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. 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 coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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 …
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 …
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry arrives in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry said Sunday, Jan. 19 that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry: 'Powerful media' is why he's stepping away

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has taken aim at the journalists who have dissected his life since the day he was born as he expressed …
Business
Asian shares mostly higher before central banks' decisions

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as investors awaited central bank decisions and earnings reports due out in coming weeks. U.S. stock markets will be closed in observance of the …

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 …

Trump heads to Switzerland with Senate trial to reconvene

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the …

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 …

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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