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Arizona Gov. Ducey says media spreading false info

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday blamed “the media” for spreading what he says is false information about funding for education. Mr. Ducey, speaking to a group of business …

GT Medical Technologies Announces FDA Clearance of Expanded Indication for GammaTile Therapy

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 27, 2020-- GT Medical Technologies, Inc., a company dedicated to improving the lives of patients with brain tumors, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug …

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded …

California patient is 3rd US case of new virus from China

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A patient in Southern California is third person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials said. The Centers for Disease …

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. As House impeachment managers make their case to remove President …
First responders
CHANDLER (AP) —  A Chandler police officer is recovering after he was injured during a traffic stop that led to a suspect being shot and killed. The incident happened before 7 a.m. …
Maricopa County deputies are investigating after Goodyear police were involved in a shooting in Queen Creek.
GLENDALE (AP) — Two men are dead after a shooting in which one man killed himself after first shooting another man and that man's adult son, Glendale police said. The shooter was a …
Top sports story

Baylor remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 with few changes at top

Baylor is No. 1 for a second straight week in an that had no major changes at the top, a rare bit of stability in a wildly unpredictable season. The Bears stayed well ahead of No. 2 Gonzaga in …
More sports

POLL ALERT: Baylor remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 as top 7 teams unchanged; LSU, Wichita State, Penn State rejoin poll

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Baylor remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 as top 7 teams unchanged; LSU, Wichita State, Penn State rejoin poll.

AP source: Reds, Castellanos agree to $64M, 4-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal in the Cincinnati Reds' latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing, a person familiar …

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on …

50 years later, Chiefs relishing current Super Bowl run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fifty years later, Jan Stenerud still remembers just about every detail from the Super Bowl. The longtime Kansas City Chiefs kicker remembers that they were almost …
Daily Independent
Nation

Utah teen charged in family slayings to appear in court

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager who authorities say “methodically" killed his mother and three younger siblings is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday on aggravated murder …

Scottsboro, Alabama fire chief confirms 8 dead in Tennessee River boat dock fire

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Scottsboro, Alabama fire chief confirms 8 dead in Tennessee River boat dock fire.

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him about his dealings with the late millionaire sex offender Jeffrey …

Trump officials and backers to flood Iowa on caucus day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is mustering governmental muscle as it tries to next month in early voting Iowa. With most of the attention focused on the , …

U.S. prosecutor says Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutor says Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry.
World

Germany wants consequences for those breaking Libya embargo

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister called Monday for countries that break the U.N. embargo on arms exports to Libya to face consequences. Heiko Maas told reporters he was “under no …

Poland's president invited to Israel amid row over WWII

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday invited his Polish counterpart for talks in Jerusalem aimed to boost bilateral relations following tensions over Poland's World War …

Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit won the battle of Europe

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult …

UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

LONDON (AP) — Britain faces a crucial choice on Tuesday over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks. The decision has implications for the …

Macedonia imposes urgent measures due to severe pollution

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s government on Monday said it was imposing urgent measures in the country’s capital, Skopje, and the western city of Tetovo in order to protect …
Entertainment
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi appears at a news conference in New York. Haleyi is expected to appear on the witness stand Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Weinstein's New York City trial. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Weinstein jury to hear from accuser alleging forced oral sex

NEW YORK (AP) — By her own account, Mimi Haleyi once rebuffed one of Harvey Weinstein’s relentless advances by telling him, “I …
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, with, from back left, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Mike Braun, R-In., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Memoir by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa coming out in May

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst has a book coming out May 26. The Iowa Republican, expected to face a competitive race for …
Poland's President Andrzej Duda walks along with survivors through the gates of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp to attend the 75th anniversary of its liberation in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation

Survivors of the gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp, using the testimony of …

Jerry Craft, Kadir Nelson win honors for children's books

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Craft's “New Kid," a graphic novel about a 7th grader's struggle to adjust to a private school with little …
Indonesian migrant workers wear face masks as they play the traditional music instrument "angklung" in Hong Kong, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Hong Kong announced it would bar entry to visitors from the mainland province at the center of the outbreak. Travel agencies were ordered to cancel group tours nationwide following a warning the virus's ability to spread was increasing.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Report: Mongolia closes border with China amid virus fears

BEIJING (AP) — Mongolia's official news agency says the country's Cabinet on Monday closed border crossings with China and suspended …
Business
World stocks skid on growing virus fears; Dow drops 500

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock tumbled at the open on Wall Street following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan as investors grow more concerned about the potential economic impact of an outbreak of a …

Delta Air Lines worker fatally shot in employee parking lot

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines employee was shot in a company parking lot and later died on the way to a hospital, police said Monday. The shooting happened Sunday night in the lot …

Fed seems content with low rates but confronts challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly …

Liz Weston: Retirees' top money regrets

In a previous column, I detailed retirees’ biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped …

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,000 …

Travel
China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

BEIJING (AP) — China extended its Lunar New Year holiday three more days to discourage people from traveling as it tries to contain the spread of a viral illness that has caused 80 deaths, the …

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

Tourism from China was already weakening even before a new virus forced much of the country into a standstill. With tens of millions of Chinese ordered to stay put and many others opting to avoid …

Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with about 2,000 cases

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a new virus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 total cases reported, as China's leader called the accelerating spread of the disease a grave situation. The …

UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract scientists

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science …

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal …

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

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 …

Arizona must support the success of all students

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal begins to address many important funding needs, including a number of the short-term priorities …

Sky Harbor ride-sharing fees may violate Constitution

The Goldwater Institute has argued that the Phoenix City Council’s imposition of new ride-sharing fees at Sky Harbor Airport is …
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