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900 Arizona National Guard troops on protest duty

GLENDALE (AP) — The Arizona National Guard has called up about 900 soldiers to help the state deal with protests after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide 8 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew on Sunday, Guard …

Greystar Acquires Property Management Business of Alliance Residential

CHARLESTON, S.C. & PHOENIX, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 2, 2020-- Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC (“Greystar”), a global leader in the investment, development, and management of …

Home Prices Holding Steady Despite Initial Concerns: CoreLogic Reports Home Price Acceleration Continued in April, but a Decline is Looming

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 2, 2020-- CoreLogic ® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home …

Native American tribes' pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) , ; , , and , (THE CONVERSATION) The SARS-CoV-2 virus is novel, but pandemic …

Hoffman releases roadmap to reopening Arizona schools

PHOENIX — The state’s top education official wants schools to plan for reopening even as she concedes she doesn’t know how much money they will have — and that it’s …
First responders
Three of four teenagers are facing charges after they were arrested in connection with a shooting in Scottsdale. Scottsdale Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call Monday night …
As the community continues to reel from social and political unrest turning Scottsdale Road into chaos Saturday night, business leaders look for answers and city officials condemn the activity that …
The Sawtooth Fire is burning in the Superstition Wilderness area of the Tonto National Forest. The fire, which was lightning caused, is partially within the Woodbury Fire scar, according to a …
More sports

NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training …

Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd

Instead of X's and O's, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation rocked by in Minneapolis on top of the coronavirus outbreak and its …

NASCAR City USA: Cup Series set for 2021 return to Nashville

It’s music to NASCAR’s ears: the stock car series is set to return to Nashville, Tennessee in 2021. Nashville Superspeedway will hold a Cup race for the first time next season, ending …

Former exec pleads guilty to bribing son's way into college

BOSTON (AP) — A former technology executive pleaded guilty Tuesday to paying $300,000 to bribe his son's way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit — even though the son didn't play …
Daily Independent
Nation

Biden looks to clinch nomination as 7 states, DC vote

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Joe Biden could seize to formally clinch the Democrats' presidential nomination on Tuesday as seven states and the District of Columbia push through a pandemic and to host …

The Latest: Police say 4 officers shot in St. Louis protests

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ ST. LOUIS — Police say four …

Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after a carefully orchestrated declaration by President Donald Trump to send out the military and “dominate the streets,” American cities were engulfed in more violence …

NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from …

The Latest: Primary voting underway in 9 states and DC

The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times EDT): 4:40 p.m. Voters in nine states and the District of Columbia are participating in primaries Tuesday. The states voting are Idaho, …
World

Australia police rejects comparison to US over boy's arrest

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police on Wednesday rejected comparisons to the U.S. after an indigenous boy was injured while being arrested in Sydney, though a government official said it …

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of …

Mexican president defies leftist label in virus response

When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much of Latin …

Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching what’s unfolding in the United States with “horror and consternation” and he paused for 21 …

Demonstrators abroad identify with the cause of US protests

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Demonstrators from Australia to Europe identified with the cause of U.S. protests and urged their own governments to address racism and police violence. An indigenous …
Entertainment
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Fiona Whelan Prine, left, and John Prine arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The wife of the late celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk exercising their right to vote. Fiona Whelan Prine told a Senate panel Tuesday that allowing more people to cast an absentee ballot was critical in ensuring that people would remain safe and healthy during the 2020 election. Whelan Prine also contracted the coronavirus, but she has since recovered. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, urged lawmakers Tuesday …
FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Conan O'Brien introduces Tom Cruise to present a clip from "Top Gun: Maverick" on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts - five of them white men - turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism. It has become a ritual - a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS' O'Brien noted - for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try and make sense of them for their audiences. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

NEW YORK (AP) — Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's …
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, artist Don Henley performs at "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Henley is urging Congress to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating. He's wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Google’s YouTube. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)

Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against …
Police move towards a protester after curfew Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weekend protest coverage boosts cable news viewership

NEW YORK (AP) — For many Americans, the unrest sweeping through several cities this past weekend was reason enough to stay home and …

Creator fires 'Law & Order' spin-off writer for online posts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV writer who has worked on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” …
Business
The Latest: 150,000 infected in Africa as local spread rises

The Latest on the COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or …

3 killed when helicopter hits power line in California

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter contracted by Pacific Gas & Electric struck one of the utility's power lines and crashed into a Northern California hillside on …

1 of few black-owned pot shops in the US robbed in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's lone retail marijuana shop is dealing with another setback. Pure Oasis, one of the few black-owned shops in the country, was robbed early Monday morning, as mostly …

Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family …

Travel
Greek tourism minister says all foreign visitors welcome

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the …

Virus leaves the US travel industry struggling to recover

U.S. air travel down almost 90% from a year ago. A ghostly emptiness at Hawaii's tourist hotels. Deserted Las Vegas casinos counting the days to reopening. Few sectors of the economy have endured …

Iran FM: Scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case freed

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. after being acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being freed, the country's foreign minister …

Things to do
Desert Diamond casinos are reopening June 5

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise will resume gaming operations at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo). The TOGE …

Fort McDowell Casino plans to reopen May 15

Fort McDowell Casino and the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center will tentatively have a reopening day of May 15. Casino doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the casino's website.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos reopening its locations May 15

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced Monday that it will reopen its doors Friday, May 15. The Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva properties will open at noon to the public, according to a release.

Great Mother’s, Father’s Day gifts for boomers, seniors

Spring flowers are blooming and Mother’s Day ads are on TV and in newspapers. Expect a repeat for Father’s Day June 21. Stumped by what to get parents or grandparents for their special …

Opinion
Jennifer Chau

Chau: Fair funding, representation hinge on an accurate census count

During this pandemic, we’ve seen our communities step up for one another to help flatten the curve. While we continue to practice …
Jody Martin

Martin: How to stop the protests

I want to explain how to stop the riots, looting and protests since no one seems to know and no one else is saying it. My son from …

Michaelis: 'Sitting with Uncertainty'

Maria Shriver, in her Sunday Paper, says, “Here we are. Sitting in the unknown. Standing in the uncertain.” I’m not very good at …

Risky time for teens driving as COVID-19 restrictions ease

AAA recommends now is a good time for parents to both model safe driving behaviors and help ensure their teens practice them, too.
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Crawford: I stand with the heroes of public safety in Scottsdale

The images are heartbreaking. Less than two weeks after Scottsdale businesses emerged from the darkness of the COVID-19 shutdown, many …
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