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Valley and State

The Latest: Judge bans mention of Trump in activist's trial

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial against a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A judge has banned an Arizona border activist from …

$2.3M in unclaimed funds for military members serving in Arizona

More than 8,800 military members may be missing out on roughly $2.3 million in unclaimed funds from when they were serving in Arizona. According to a release from the Arizona Department of …

Arizona Sikhs give 550 trees for Phoenix neighborhoods

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Sikh Community donated 550 trees to low-income Phoenix neighborhoods. Local Sikh leaders gathered Sunday with Mayor Kate Gallego and other officials for a …

Democrats name Arizona a battleground, GOP says it’s ready

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee confirmed last week that Arizona is one of eight battleground states it has targeted for the 2020 elections, already hiring organizers in the …

Apollo 12: Fifty years ago, a passionate scientist's keen eye led to the first pinpoint landing on the Moon

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) , (THE CONVERSATION) When landed on the Moon, it was a giant leap for mankind …
First responders
MESA (AP) — Police in Mesa arrested a man in connection with a shooting at a hotel that left one person dead and another injured. Anthony Wayne Gushee, 44, was taken into custody late Monday …
A woman faces charges in a crash that killed her passenger in Glendale. Before 9 p.m. Sunday, Glendale police responded to reports of a female driver speeding southbound on 51st Avenue near …
State troopers are investigating after a motorcyclist was struck and killed on a Valley freeway. The collision involved four vehicles and occurred Tuesday morning on Loop 101 east of 51st …
Top sports story

Acing it: Success of Nats, Astros puts attention on starters

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39 percent of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and …
More sports

Alabama 5th in CFP committee rankings after loss to LSU

Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee's second top 25. LSU …

Cowboys build model by paying line, Pats win another way

Travis Frederick didn't fully understand the business of football when the Dallas Cowboys drafted their center six years ago and made him an instant starter. Eventually, the four-time Pro Bowler …

Twins' Baldelli tops Yanks' Boone for AL Manager of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocco Baldelli of the Minnesota Twins has narrowly beaten out Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees to win AL Manager of the Year. Both received 13 first-place votes in balloting …

Tuesday's College Basketball

EAST No scores reported from the EAST. SOUTH No scores reported from the SOUTH. MIDWEST No scores reported from the MIDWEST. SOUTHWEST No scores reported from the …
Daily Independent
Nation

Northwestern paper's apology sparks journalism debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney …

Autopsy finds San Diego State student's death accidental

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Medical Examiner's office has ruled that the death of a freshman who was hospitalized after attending a fraternity party was accidental. Authorities said …

Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at 'Charlie's Angels'

If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage. …

GOP senators too busy, unwilling to view impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to watch on live TV Wednesday as the House kicks off public hearings on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Just don't expect many …

Schiff updates list of impeachment probe witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has announced the witness schedule for next week's open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. — …
World

Australian wildfires injure firefighters and destroy homes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 50 homes were damaged or destroyed and 13 firefighters were injured overnight by catastrophic wildfires across Australia's most populous state before the …

Risks for all sides as Trump impeachment hearings swing open

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America and the rest …

Timeline of Cardinal George Pell's career and accusations

Australia's highest court on Wednesday by Cardinal George Pell of his convictions for molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago. Some events in Pell's career and the …

Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales.

Spanish king, Cuban president meet in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — Spanish King Felipe VI and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel have met at the start of the first modern state visit to Cuba by a member of the royal family that once ruled the …
Entertainment
Singer Katy Perry gestures as she leaves after addressing press conference ahead of her performance in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Katy Perry to perform at World T20 final on Women's Day

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Katy Perry will perform before and after the Women's Twenty20 World Cup cricket final on International …
Gorgonzola Canapes with Walnuts

Simplify cocktail party prep

Hosting is a big responsibility that only gets bigger when food is being served. Hosts without much time on their hands to prepare …
FILE - This Nov. 2, 2019 file photo shows Ricky Martin at the 2019 LACMA Art and Film Gala in Los Angeles. Martin will perform his latest song “Cántalo” with Residente and Bad Bunny at the Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, Nov., 14, and will also serve as master of ceremonies along actresses Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, …
This Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows Scott Z. Burns, right, writer/director of "The Report," posing with former FBI investigator Daniel J. Jones, left, and actor Adam Driver at the Omni King Edward Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight

NEW YORK (AP) — The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs …
This cover image released by American Laundromat Records shows "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police," by Juliana Hatfield. (American Laundromat Records via AP)

Deep cuts rule Juliana Hatfield's Police covers album

Juliana Hatfield, "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police" (American Laundromat Records) One way to assess a covers record is whether …
Business
Navajo leader: Tribe won't back energy company's new mines

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation will not financially back bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired coal mines off the reservation, the tribal president said …

PG&E faces potential showdown over its bankruptcy plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is stepping up pressure on Pacific Gas & Electric to fork over billions more in cash to pay thousands of people who lost homes in wildfires that …

Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about …

Defendants in opioid case say politico's input not needed

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several of the …

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. …

Travel
Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's …

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike have donned high boots and taken to raised walkways to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast …

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

DALLAS (AP) — Federal regulators have threatened to ground dozens of Southwest Airlines jets if the airline can't confirm that the planes, which it bought used from foreign operators, meet all …

Man charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker he says attacked his family in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest …

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January. Boeing shares rose in midday …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 7-13

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 7-13. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 7 - SCOTTSDALE: Ferrari Club of …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 31 - MESA: Trick Or Treat …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 24-30

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 24-27 - SCOTTSDALE: IGRA World …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 17-23

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 17 - PHOENIX: Steve Hackett …

Opinion

How to stay heart healthy during the holidays

Being healthy over the holidays doesn’t mean giving up your favorite things. In fact, the American Heart Association wants you to …

Shale oil boom makes Middle East war less likely

It looks like the decade-old U.S. shale oil boom may keep us out of war.

‘Made in Arizona’ is an international enterprise

I’ll sometimes hear a pundit lament that “Nothing is made in America anymore.” In reality, there are nearly 13 million …

All student IDs should have suicide prevention information

In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s …
Be aware of little ones trick or treating on Thursday night. [MetroCreative]

Some tricks for handling Halloween rush hour

An earlier start home can help, and please watch out for boys and ghouls and there’s just no clowning around the fact that Halloween …