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Peoria native among 3 training deaths at Fort Stewart in Georgia

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — The commanding general of the Georgia Army post where three soldiers died in a weekend training accident says their armored vehicle rolled off a bridge and was submerged …

Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona quietly suspended plans to require about 120,000 people to work, volunteer or go to school to receive Medicaid benefits, as courts have taken a dim view of similar mandates in other states.

Deadline this week to update credit card information for 2020 spring draw

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds hunters who applied for 2020 spring hunt permit-tags that Thursday is the deadline to update credit card or debit card account information. The same …

Public hearing discusses I-10 Broadway Curve Environmental Assessment

A public hearing Thursday will allow participants to learn more about and comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment on improvements proposed for 11 miles of Interstate 10 between the Interstate 17 …

Revamped UA gem and mineral museum to occupy downtown Tucson

TUCSON (AP) — The University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum will sparkle a bit brighter next year with a new name and big new space.
First responders
Seven more people were indicted in connection with a multi-agency, undercover operation from earlier this summer aimed at identifying individuals interested in using the internet to meet with minors for sex.
The FBI and local authorities continue to seek the public's help in identifying a bank robber dubbed the "Lunch Break Bandit." The suspect is believed to be in his 40s or 50s, 5 feet 6 inches tall …
A man is back in custody after authorities said he contacted three of his victims in a prostitution case.
Daily Independent
Top sports story

NBA '19-20: Suspense returns; LA teams seek Hollywood ending

For five years the NBA Finals have returned to the same spot, the longest run ever in one Western Conference location. LeBron James and Anthony Davis want to bring them back to Los Angeles. So …
More sports

Grizzlies exercise options on Jaren Jackson, Grayson Allen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have exercised their third-year options on contracts for Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Grayson Allen. The Grizzlies announced the moves …

Detroit Pistons waive veteran Joe Johnson

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have waived veteran Joe Johnson. The Pistons announced the move Monday, setting their 15-man roster for Wednesday night's season opener at Indiana. Detroit …

Celtics sign F Brown to extension worth up to $115 million

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics say they have signed forward Jaylen Brown to a contract extension. The four-year deal could pay him as much as $115 million, a person familiar with the …

Column: Brian France was right to bring playoffs to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains. The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the drama Brian France envisioned for the elimination-style playoff …
Nation

Nobel laurate Jody Williams campaigns against killer robots

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nobel peace laureate Jody Williams is helping lead a campaign for a new international treaty to ban killer weapons that can select targets and fire without decision-making by …

Correction: Crane Demolition story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about the demolition of two construction cranes at the site of a partially collapsed building in New Orleans, The Associated Press reported erroneously that …

Trump bemoans GOP for not sticking together on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at the House impeachment inquiry and also criticizing Republicans for not sticking together. Trump offered the lengthy screed during a …

Truck driver indicted on 23 counts in motorcyclist deaths

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths …

Priest pleads guilty again to sexually abusing children

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina Episcopal priest who was previously imprisoned for child sexual abuse has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexually abusing children in a …
World

Researchers find 2nd warship from WWII Battle of Midway

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in …

No prices on the menu for women? That'll cost you

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A famed restaurant in Peru's capital has learned what it may cost to give women menus that don't include prices. The seaside La Rosa Nautica restaurant in Lima is being fined …

Unsung diplomat is unlikely hero in impeachment inquiry

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, is scheduled to appear Tuesday before impeachment investigators in Congress. Taylor, a former Army officer and retired …

AP Interview: Catalan head says only talks can stop protests

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader said Monday that the recent massive protests in the region, which often spiraled into violent clashes with police, won't cease until the Spanish …

Renewed disturbances in Chile; many line up for food

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are defying an emergency decree to confront police in Chile's capital, continuing disturbances that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to …
Entertainment
This cover image released by Random House shows "Edison" by Edmund Morris. (Random House via AP)

Genre-bending bio of Thomas Edison is highly illuminating

"Edison," Random House, by Edmund Morris The late Edmund Morris, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer known for his willingness to …

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Oct. 27: Actor-comedian John Cleese is 80. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 77. Director Ivan Reitman is 73. Country singer-guitarist …
This cover image released by Reprise Records shows "Colorado," a new release by Neil Young with Crazy Horse. (Reprise via AP)

Review: Neil Young back in his ragged glory with 'Colorado'

Neil Young with Crazy Horse, "Colorado" (Reprise) Neil Young is back with his old band Crazy Horse in all their ragged glory with …

'The Man Who Saw Everything' is haunting and effective

"The Man Who Saw Everything," Bloomsbury Publishing, by Deborah Levy In 1988, Saul Adler is a narcissistic historian who is grazed …
This cover image released by Random House shows "Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong. (Random House via AP)

Ali Wong's Raunchy Humor Charms in 'Dear Girls'

"Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life," Random House, by Ali Wong In comedian Ali Wong's …
Business

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday, led by gains in technology and financial services companies. The rally, which …

Seattle Genetics and Coty rise while Boeing, McKesson fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday. Boeing Co., down $12.94 to $331.06 The airplane …
In this Sept. 12, 2019 photo, County Sheriff Janis Mangum stands in a control room at the county jail, in Jefferson, Ga. A ransomware attack in March took down the office's computer system, forcing deputies to handwrite incident reports and arrest bookings. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Georgia county's experience shows perils of ransomware

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) — On the first Saturday in March, computer screens at the 911 dispatch center in this small town went …

California won't approve sale of Berkshire Hathaway insurer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — California regulators say they won't approve the sale of one of Berkshire Hathaway's smaller insurance companies, …

Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the biggest U.S. coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that miners in Wyoming could return …
Travel
$416M luxury resort under construction at Big Sky

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The southern Montana resort community of Big Sky is getting a new $416 million luxury resort soon. The Billings Gazette that the new Montage Big Sky resort is under …

German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice. The UFO union …

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central …

Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost …

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

CHERRY LOG, Ga. (AP) — Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores …

Things to do
Harkins celebrates The Addams Family with free event Oct. 19

Oh snap! The Addams Family is back on the big screen with a brand-new animated comedy and Harkins is celebrating with a free event for the entire family. Join Harkins from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, …

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 …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 10-16

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 10-16. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 10 - PHOENIX: Bring Me The …

Opinion

Yee: Arizona high school students will receive financial education this fall

By Kimberly Yee Special to the Independent As the back-to-school season is finally upon us, it is encouraging to think about all …

INI launches Think Tank Initiative

I’ve been serving as your daily news editor at Independent Newsmedia for about 16 months. In that time, I’ve strived to bring a …