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Drums, dancers livestream as virus moves powwows online

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The names pop up quickly on Whitney Rencountre's computer screen, and he greets them as he would in person. What's up, y'all? Shout out to you. How's it going? Ya'at'eeh. …

Arizona Supreme Court to hear cases remotely due to outbreak

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has prompted the Arizona Supreme Court to schedule remote legal arguments in six cases with attorneys appearing through video conferencing. The …

Arizona tops 3,000 cases of COVID-19, nears 100 deaths

Arizona has surpassed 3,000 cases of COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health Services. New numbers released Thursday morning show 3,018 cases and 89 deaths in Arizona. Maricopa …

Arizona groups step up with PPE shortage a nagging issue

As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest challenges is providing front-line health care personnel with the personal protective equipment they need to safely work with an overwhelming flood of patients.

NTSB report on Arizona plane crash to shape Nevada lawsuits

SCOTTSDALE (AP) — A federal agency's findings in the investigation of a 2018 plane crash in Arizona that killed all six people aboard is expected to shape lawsuits in Nevada against the estates …
First responders
No injuries were reported after a suspect shot at a patrol vehicle, according to Glendale police.
Police are investigating after a deadly shooting in the far northern reaches of Buckeye. The incident happened Thursday afternoon near Beardsley Parkway and Canyon Springs 
Maricopa County authorities are seeking more information on a swim coach who was arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse. On April 3, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit …
More sports

Belarusian club puts mannequins in stands as fans stay away

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — They don't chant, they don't move, and they mostly wear the wrong colors. They're not even real. Defending Belarusian league champion Dynamo Brest has started boosting …

AP Interview: Ravelli on USA ‘94, the virus, being different

Thomas Ravelli was talking about the coronavirus — what else? — when his thoughts turned to Sweden’s fairly relaxed attitude to a pandemic that has shut down much of the world. “Young …

Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is host of new NHL trivia show

Tired of sitting around the house and watching reruns on television every day? Too much Harry Potter? Monk? Grey's Anatomy? NCIS or one of the spinoffs? Here's something different. New …

AP Was There: Tiger wins Masters to cap remarkable comeback

A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The was …
Daily Independent
Nation

The Latest: India identifies, seals coronavirus hot spots

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause …

The howling: Americans let it out from depths of pandemic

DENVER (AP) — It starts with a few people letting loose with some tentative yelps. Then neighbors emerge from their homes and join, forming a roiling chorus of howls and screams that pierces the …

For McConnell, virus carries echo of his boyhood polio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell’s earliest childhood memory is the day he left the polio treatment center at Warm Springs, Ga., for the last time. He was just a toddler in 1944, when his …

Lives Lost: At 97, World War II vet takes a final road

SEATTLE (AP) — In his final months, Bill Chambers couldn't walk, but he found peace in motion. Three times a week, his oldest daughter, Patty Cooper, would meet him at the adult family home …

Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries 'stunt'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has twisted itself into knots over President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to …
World

Easter observed at home as virus divisions surface in Japan

ALBANY, New York (AP) — People around the world began celebrating Good Friday and Easter from the safety of their homes, as rare divisions surfaced in Japan over how to tackle the growing …

Father says Boris Johnson likely out of action for a while

LONDON (AP) — British Prime minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said Friday, as millions of Britons began an …

Poland marks 10 years since president killed in plane crash

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government on Friday marked the 10th anniversary of the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others by demanding that Russia return the wreckage of …

Singapore battles virus hotspots in migrant workers' dorms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After managing to keep on top of the first wave of coronavirus outbreaks, Singapore is grappling with an alarming rise in infections among migrant workers housed in …

Chad says 1,000 Boko Haram killed during week of fighting

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad says its soldiers have killed some 1,000 jihadists in an operation on the islands of Lake Chad that targeted Boko Haram fighters. Army spokesman Col. Azem Bermandoa …
Entertainment
In this image released by Netflix, Yo-Hsing Fang, left, and Hong Chi Lee appear in a scene from "Tigerail."  (Sarah Shatz/Netflix via AP)

Review: In 'Tigertail,' an intergenerational immigrant tale

Oh, to be the other “Tiger” on Netflix. Alan Yang's “Tigertail” is either blessed to arrive in the stormy wake of “Tiger …
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo Rich Eisen talks to guests at the NFLN Super Bowl LII media party in Minneapolis. Eisen's weekday talk show will have a new home for the next two months. NBC Sports Network announced on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 that “The Rich Eisen Show” will air on the channel beginning Monday at 1 p.m. ET. That will be the last two hours of the show, which begins at noon on a network of national radio affiliates, including Sirius/XM, as well as on PodcastOne.  (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis, file)

Rich Eisen's show to begin 2-month run on NBCSN

Rich Eisen's weekday talk show will have a new home for the next two months. NBC Sports Network announced Thursday that “The Rich …
Bishop William Joensen proceeds down the main aisle at the conclusion of Holy Thursday Mass in a near empty St. Ambrose Cathedral, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

As outbreaks flatten in places, Japan, India see more cases

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus infections are spiking in Japan and creating hot spots in India's congested cities just as the U.S. and …
Mega Bloks, by Mattel, are displayed at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed an array of goods that they hope will be on kids' wish lists for the holiday 2020 season. The four-day Toy Fair comes as the U.S. toy industry has been whipsawed by a number of obstacles.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess. Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic …
Carnival's Holland America cruise ship Rotterdam, left, arrives at Port Everglades as the Zaandam, right, is docked during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Those passengers that are fit for travel in accordance with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will be permitted to disembark. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Crew member of cruise ship with virus cases dies in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — A crew member who was hospitalized for days after two ill-fated cruise ships with coronavirus patients were finally …
Business
Renault seeking 4-5 billion euros in state-backed loans

PARIS (AP) — Renault says it is seeking billions in state-backed loans, cancelling its dividend for 2019 and its chairman is taking a pay cut, as the French automaker tries to weather the …

Southeast Asian ministers endorse plans for pandemic fund

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers have endorsed the setting up of a regional fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and discussed a planned video summit of their …

Saudi state TV: OPEC deal includes 10M barrel a day cut

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A proposed reduction in oil production by OPEC and other oil-producing countries involves a 10 million barrels per day cut until July, then an 8 million barrels …

Singapore stops Zoom for online education as hackers strike

HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore has suspended the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijacked a lesson and showed obscene images to students. In what is known as “Zoombombing,” two …

Travel
Virus closes Rio's Copacabana Palace for first time ever

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's stately Copacabana Palace hotel will close its doors Friday for the first time since its inauguration 96 years ago as a result of the coronavirus …

Travel evaporates; streaming makes isolation life bearable

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of …

Epstein tied to $336K donated to Wexner Center at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review released by Ohio State University on Thursday identified $336,000 in donations and pledges that the university received from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, a sum …

Disney, Six Flags and Big Lots rise; Costco falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: JPMorgan Chase & Co., up $8.46 to $102.76. The Federal Reserve announced more aggressive measures to support …

Things to do
Check out these 7 acclaimed sci-fi movie classics

This week’s assortment of Staff Picks highlights critically acclaimed sci-fi flicks available on various video streaming services, perfect for the would-be couch surfer.

Parks and rec department shares COVID-19 updates, precautions, suggestions

When Governor Doug Ducey imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a point stressed throughout his March 30 executive order was that while residents should follow all …

Catch these 8 movie classics newly streaming for April

Have some free time on your hands? Here are 8 classic movies newly available to stream on Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix as of April 1.

Blues guitarist Carvin Jones to stream concert to raise money

      Blues guitarist Carvin Jones to stream concert to raise money Virtuoso on a mission to help elderly during COVID-19 shutdown By Steve Stockmar Independent …

Opinion

Robinson: I have been quarantined with COVID-19 for 2 weeks

If you could get word to the Pinal County powers-that-be who are suing for correct Pinal County numbers of people who have COVID-19 …

Michaelis: Silver linings during difficult times

As we put a pause on the negative rhetoric about the Coronavirus, we can start looking for the silver linings. I am not for a moment …
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, speaks with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, as she holds up the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after signing it on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. The $2.2 trillion package will head to head to President Donald Trump for his signature. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Cole: Workers need protections, cheaper housing

The economic fallout of COVID-19 is huge. Millions of low-wage workers have been laid off, making it virtually impossible to pay the …

Tips to help seniors boost their physical and mental health during quarantine

There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus and how to be prepared; according to the Centers for …
Dr. Anne Docimo

Docimo: Tips to help make walking one of your healthy habits

With an increased focus on practicing healthy habits – such as washing hands frequently and staying home when sick to help avoid …
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