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Valley and State

Doctor of incapacitated woman who gave birth cedes license

PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime doctor of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix care facility is surrendering his medical license, according to state medical board …

Arizona Senate ad targets McSally health care vote

PHOENIX (AP) — A dark-money group opposing Republican Sen. Martha McSally began airing a new ad Thursday blasting her recent vote on a health care measure, the latest effort by Democrats and …

TowPlows, training help give ADOT an edge when snow hampers travel

Arizona Department of Transportation snowplows will operate around the clock when winter storms hamper travel on state highways. For Interstate 40 between Flagstaff and Williams, the highest …

Lesko staffers to meet with seniors in Sun City West

Staff members from the office of U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko will be visiting Sun City West to meet with seniors on a variety of topics. Seniors are invited to visit Sun City West Assisted …

Endangered Mount Graham red squirrel population sees 4% growth

Arizona’s embattled Mount Graham red squirrel population grew 4% in 2019, providing proof that the endangered squirrel continues its fight back two years after nearly being wiped out by a …
First responders
A man was sentenced to life in prison following his attack on a corrections officer at a Buckeye prison last year. Leonard Bacon Jr., 51, was sentenced for the attempted murder of a corrections …
A man is in custody in connection to a kidnapping and sexual assault case that occurred in late October.
WICKENBURG (AP) — Authorities say a Wickenburg woman is facing DUI and reckless child abuse charges after allegedly running over her daughter with a car. Police say 38-year-old Jennifer …
Top sports story

Hamilton scores in OT, ‘Canes hold off Sabres’ late rally

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes overcame a late blown lead to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Thursday night. Hamilton capped a frenetic, …
More sports

Knicks spoil Porzingis’ return to New York, win 106-103

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Morris made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds remaining to delight a Madison Square Garden crowd that booed Kristaps Porzingis all night, and the New York Knicks beat …

Giannis drops 30-plus again to lead Bucks past Bulls 124-115

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 31 points and eight assists and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood another historic effort by …

Holiday’s 36 points push Pelicans past Clippers 132-127

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 …

No. 16 Michigan State women hold off No. 15 Notre Dame 72-69

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) — Nia Clouden scored a career-high 28 points and No. 16 Michigan State held off No. 15 Notre Dame’s late rally for a 72-69 victory on Thursday night. Clouden made four …
Daily Independent
Nation

Winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards

A list of winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards, held Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. — Album of the year: “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía — Record of …

Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip

A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was …

Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh is staying away from controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy, narrow Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54-year-old …

Huddled in locker room after shooting, team relied on texts

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop …

Huddled in locker room after shooting, team relied on texts

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop …
World

Holed up in university, Hong Kong protesters issue demands

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters who have barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded that the government commit to holding local elections …

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales says he will ask the United Nations and possibly Pope Francis to participate as mediators in the conflict in the Andean nation. Morales …

AP Interview: Evo Morales calls on United Nations, possibly Pope Francis, to mediate Bolivia’s political crisis

MEXICO CITY (AP) — AP Interview: Evo Morales calls on United Nations, possibly Pope Francis, to mediate Bolivia’s political crisis.

Chileans blinded by police firing pellet guns in protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired …

El Salvador questions child molestation ruling

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Church and civic groups in El Salvador are expressing outrage after a court reduced a sexual abuse charge against a judge to a misdemeanor. At issue is the case …
Entertainment
Espresso martini

Enjoy an espresso martini

Many people love coffee, and martinis have their devotees as well. Those who love both can now combine their passions thanks to …

California’s Huntington Library gets rare slavery documents

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has acquired rare documents …
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, actress-comedian Mo'Nique arrives at the premiere of "Almost Christmas" in Los Angeles. Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for what she is calling race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special.  In the suit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the comedian and Oscar-winning actress says Netflix offered her $500,000 for a comedy special and refused to negotiate further. The suit says that stands in contrast to deals reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars for comedy specials from Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chapelle and Ricky Gervais.(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special. The …
Denny Hamlin (11) drives out of Turn 4 ahead of Brad Keselowski (2), Chase Elliott (9) and Kyle Busch (18) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

NASCAR, NBC Sports launching TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports …
This image released by Disney shows Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff and Sven in a scene from "Frozen 2." (Disney via AP)

Review: An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to …
Business
Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½ hour London-Sydney flight

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia’s national carrier Qantas has completed a 19-and-a-half hour non-stop flight from London to Sydney, part of a series of tests to assess the effects of very …

North Korea says it issued ultimatum to South over resort

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has issued an ultimatum to South Korea that it will tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort if …

In DC, face scans peg a lawmaker - and a long-dead singer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy advocates who strapped cameras to their heads and walked around Capitol Hill Thursday say Amazon’s facial recognition technology successfully recognized a congressman - …

Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s …

Amazon protests Pentagon’s award of a $10B cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing ‘unmistakable bias’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon protests Pentagon’s award of a $10B cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing ‘unmistakable bias’

Travel
Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021

CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hotel company to say it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt says it is shifting to large, multi-use …

Caltrans plans Highway 1 closures when storms are forecast

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close landslide-plagued Highway 1 on the southern Big Sur coast when there are forecasts of significant rains …

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 …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 14-20

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 14-20. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 14 - MESA: The Magic of Bill …

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 …

Opinion

What being Hispanic means to me

The military I know and work in today is a diverse force that encourages the promotion of people with different backgrounds.

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 …