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Valley and State

Bill would require ‘both sides’ at university public events

PHOENIX — A Glendale Republican lawmaker says he’s found a way to ensure that university students get all sides of controversial issues: force the schools to search out — and, if …

Architecture school started by Frank Lloyd Wright to close

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The architecture school that architect Frank Lloyd Wright started nearly 90 years ago is closing, officials announced Tuesday. The School of Architecture at Taliesin, …

Nearly 200 Hyatt Hotels Expected to Open in the Americas Region By 2022

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 28, 2020-- (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt plans to grow its Americas brand portfolio with the expected opening of more than 50 full service and select service …

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting …

Mom of 2 missing kids found in Hawaii with new husband

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say the mother of two missing kids has been found in Hawaii along with her new husband, but there's still no sign of the children in the cross-country investigation that …
First responders
Scottsdale police are investigating after an officer shot an armed man outside a hospital. The man died from his injuries. No officers were injured.
A Peoria man is accused of robbing a Glendale bank and then using the bills at a casino despite their dyed appearance.
PHOENIX (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of Lance McDowell, a player for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League, police said Tuesday. Christopher …
Top sports story

Hall of Fame DE Doleman dies at age 58

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58. The Minnesota Vikings and …
More sports

China's women's Olympic soccer team quarantined in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — China's national women's soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that …

Joe Montana headlines QBs with ties to 49ers, Chiefs

MIAMI (AP) — Soon after the Super Bowl matchup was set, Hall of Famer Joe Montana went to Twitter to send out a picture of his framed jerseys for the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco …

Merrill scores 14 to lead Utah State past Wyoming 68-45

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Sam Merrill had 14 points as Utah State romped past Wyoming 68-45 on Tuesday night. Alphonso Anderson had 13 points for Utah State (17-6, 6-4 Mountain West Conference). …

Goalapalooza: Offense coming from everywhere around NHL

Alain Nasreddine watched New York Rangers defensemen go to the front of the net and hang out below the goal line. It wasn't like this back in his playing days. Nasreddine scored one goal in 74 …
Daily Independent
Nation

Lee Enterprises makes $140M deal to buy Berkshire newspapers

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Lee Enterprises will buy Berkshire Hathaway's BH Media Group publications and The Buffalo News for $140 million, the company said Wednesday. The deal covers 30 daily …

Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations has been hacked. An internal confidential document from the United Nations, leaked to and seen by The Associated Press, says that dozens of servers were …

Georgia's Collins to challenge newly sworn-in GOP senator

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Doug Collins announced Wednesday that he's running for a U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican, setting up a battle that could divide the Georgia party this election …

Stepfather of slain girl fears teen was wrongfully convicted

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The stepfather of girl killed by a stray bullet 17 years ago is now questioning whether a teenager sentenced to life for the shooting was wrongfully convicted. Leonard Winborn …

GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last 20 years, John Bolton was a conservative poster child, a Republican hawk whose worldview helped shape the GOP establishment’s approach to dicey foreign …
World

New virus infects more than 6,000 in China, other countries

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 6,000 people in the mainland and more than a dozen other countries. Some details on cases confirmed as of Wednesday morning in …

Israel headed for clash with ICC over West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the …

Airlines suspend China flights, cut service on virus fears

BANGKOK (AP) — British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 …

UAE confirms first cases of new Chinese virus in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first cases in the Mideast of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, saying doctors now were …

Syrian troops capture key town in rebel-held Idlib province

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops are in full control of a key rebel-held town in the country's northwest after days of intense fighting and airstrikes that displaced tens of thousands of …
Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — One says Harvey Weinstein raped her after she let her guard down by telling herself he was only a “dirty old …

Actors' union issues standards for supervisors of sex scenes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents actors and television performers issued a series of standards and guidelines Wednesday …
In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, a shop worker and a deliveryman ride an escalator at a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing. Fears of a virus outbreak have kept many indoors and at home in China's capital. Cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City have closed their doors to visitors, nearly deserted shopping malls have reduced their operating hours, and restaurants that remain open draw just a handful of customers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

AP Photos: Beijing hunkers down amid virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — In a normal year, the city of Beijing springs to life in the closing days of the annual weeklong Lunar New Year …
The directors of the Berlinale film festival Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek present the program of the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan.29, 2020. The 70th International Film Festival begins on Feb.20.  (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)

Berlin film fest to zoom in on inner turmoil, outer chaos

BERLIN (AP) — This year's Berlin International Film Festival will have a decidedly dark focus, with many of its headline movies …
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand. Another person who suffered critical injuries from an eruption of the New Zealand volcano last month has died, bringing the death toll to 21, police said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Death toll from New Zealand volcanic eruption rises to 21

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Another person who suffered critical injuries from an eruption of a New Zealand volcano last month …
Business
Hotel design trends: Lobbies and rooms with a point of view

Designers of hotel spaces have traditionally tended to favor either theatrical flair (baroque finishes and opulent flourishes) or the opposite: a low-key insouciance consisting of neutral, …

Boeing posts first annual loss since 1997 as Max costs rise

Boeing is posting its first annual loss since 1997, as the financial fallout from two deadly crashes of the 737 Max has mushroomed to more than $18 billion. Boeing said Wednesday that it lost $1 …

McDonald's wraps up tumultuous year on a strong note

McDonald's ended 2019 on a high note despite internal turmoil at the company that led to the ouster of its CEO in November. The burger giant said Wednesday it surpassed $100 billion in annual …

EU stops short of recommending ban on China's Huawei

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled security guidelines for next generation high-speed wireless networks that stop short of banning Huawei, in the latest setback for the U.S. campaign against …

The end is nigh: European Parliament to approve Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday is set to overwhelmingly approve the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union — the final major decision in the four-year …

Travel
Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired …

The Latest: France reports 4th case of new virus from China

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed more than 100 (all times local): 1:50 a.m. France has confirmed a fourth …

Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy

This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travelers and delivers profits of around …

Appeals court to hear lawsuits over Trump travel ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is going back before a federal appeals court. On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of …

Artist, 84, dies after being hit by car in northern Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An artist known for work depicting his native Bolivia has died after being struck by a car in northern Virginia. Alfredo Da Silva died Sunday. He was 84. Alexandria Police …

Things to do
Ghosts and the Mariachis: Mexican heritage is alive in Mesilla

The magic of the land has already found you on the open road when the Camino Real, or the Royal Road, meets the American West. It is the glimmer of a sign that catches your eye and feeling of …

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 …

Opinion

Legal challenge emerges to airport ride share fee hike

For passengers going to and from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport, Uber and Lyft could be an option that may soon be gone, if the …

Show your community some love next month

Most of us love our community and want the best for it. It’s our home. It’s where we live, work, learn, play, and raise our …

He Died Peacefully

Do you read obituaries? I’m obsessed with them. It makes no difference if I know the person or not, I am just intrigued by what is …

A home-grown solution to rising rents in Arizona

Even working a second job in addition to teaching I have found it tough to find and afford quality housing and apartments to rent. …

CEO: APS committed to clean energy future

Imagine a world with 100 percent clean energy. We are. For more than 130 years, our company has been providing safe, affordable and …
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