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Freeport-McMoRan Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results Release Available on its Website

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2020-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today announced that it has posted its third-quarter 2020 financial and operating results press release on the Investor …

Ryder Creates New Used Vehicle Sales Channels

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 21, 2020-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in , , and commercial solutions, today announced the launch of its new fully responsive, mobile-friendly, used vehicle …

Arizona experts urge influenza vaccination in October

As the annual influenza season commences — the novel coronavirus crisis continues — public health officials and county leaders are urging residents to get their flu shots sooner than …

US spacecraft touches asteroid for rare rubble grab

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft descended to an asteroid Tuesday and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for …

Paradox Grows Executive Team, Adding DLA Piper Partner Stephanie King as Chief Legal Officer and Chief of Staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 20, 2020-- Paradox, the conversational AI platform helping talent acquisition teams at organizations like McDonald’s, CVS Health, and Unilever create the …
First responders
A Phoenix man was arrested for charges including second-degree murder earlier this month after fatally shooting one man and non-fatally shooting another man in the group he was socializing …
DOUGLAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents on a training mission diverted to collaborate with U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents last week to rescue a distressed undocumented alien surrounded by fire and smoke.
TUCSON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales’ Commercial Facility seized methamphetamine and fentanyl on Friday from a Mexican …
More sports

Randy and the Rays finally a group effort in World Series

Randy Arozarena was a one-man show getting the Tampa Bay Rays to the World Series. Big swings, bat flips, bustin' moves — he did it all — and his fast hands and fanciful feet didn't need much …

Column: Rays hungry for more after evening up World Series

Game 1 of the World Series was all about Mookie Betts and his quest to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a title and fans across the country a free taco. Game 2 gave us a $27.50 hot dog that could feed …

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied in Texas. Lowe shook loose from his extended postseason slump with two …

Parade of pitchers not a merry-go-round for Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — More was not merrier for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went with an opener against the team that invented the concept, sending Tony Gonsolin …
Nation

Transcripts: Epstein's ex-girlfriend combative and defensive

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts released Thursday show financier Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend was combative and defensive under tough questioning four years ago about her ex-boyfriend’s …

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge spaces mostly devoid of fans into …

Funnel cakes to go: Drive-thru fair draws thousands in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Organizers say thousands of people turned out to peer at agricultural exhibits from their car windows and grab to-go funnel cakes at a drive-thru fair in South …

The Latest: Biden won't rule out studying court packing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won't rule out studying the addition of members to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a …

Road to 270: Trump's best path to victory hinges on FL, PA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump still has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win reelection. But it requires everything to break in his direction a second …
World

UK boosts business aid amid pressure to ease virus impact

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak is increasing subsidies for bars, pubs and restaurants hammered by strict new measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, amid criticism that the …

Pakistan court adjourns Daniel Pearl murder case for 4 weeks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top court on Thursday adjourned for four weeks the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born …

AP Photos: Spain reaches 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

MADRID (AP) — Spain this week became the first country in western Europe to record more than 1 million confirmed infections, as it struggles to contain a resurgence of the new coronavirus. The …

Watchdog says Lebanon probe into port blast flawed

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading international human rights group on Thursday said a Lebanon-led probe into the devastating port explosion in Beirut this summer has been marred by political meddling and …

Russian spymaster says Belarus protests fueled from abroad

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign intelligence chief said Thursday during a visit to Belarus that the 2 1/2 months of protests since the country's presidential election have been fomented from …
Business

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry’s progress toward inclusivity. The “Euphoria” …

Bank robber flees with loads of cash in ex-Soviet Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia were looking Thursday for a bank robber who held over 40 people hostage for hours before releasing them and escaping with the …

Union Pacific 3Q profit drops 12% but volume surges

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's third-quarter profit declined 12%, but the volume of shipments it handled surged as the economy rebounded from the worst of the virus-related shutdowns earlier …

US NATO allies still short on defense spending aims

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. allies in Europe and Canada have increased defense spending for a sixth consecutive year but most of them will still fail to achieve a NATO spending ambition by the target date …

Travel

American, Southwest join rivals in reporting big 3Q losses

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are continuing to pile up billions of dollars in losses as the pandemic causes a massive drop in air travel. American Airlines said Thursday that it lost $2.4 billion and …

California theme park closures hit jobs, shops, budget

California's amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their gates. Now …

US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will further foment tensions in already deteriorating ties between the …

Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A public-interest foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 …

Things to do

Drive Thru Fair Food open for another weekend in Phoenix

Officials at the Arizona State Fair announced that due to overwhelming demand, they're continuing Drive Thru Fair Food for one final weekend, beginning on Thursday.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park continues reopening plans

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park reopened Sept. 3 with rave reviews from visitors and moved forward Sept. 19 with the second phase of their reopening plan.

Honor first-responders at in-person, virtual events in the Phoenix metro area

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The date is now …

Arizona volunteers sought for Adopt a Highway program

A lot has changed over the last few months, but there is still a need for volunteers to help keep Arizona looking its best.

Valley Voices
Glenn Hamer

Hamer: I endorse Schweikert for U.S. House

I am proud to endorse Rep. David Schweikert to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional District.
Joe Freeman

Freeman: I support Tipirneni for Congressional District 6

Arizonans are already casting their ballots, and voters in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District have a special opportunity this election cycle to send a fresh voice — Hiral …
Amy Coney Barrett

Andrews: Calls for confirmation of Barrett

I hope we soon see Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as an associate justice on our nation’s highest court. She then will be the third justice placed on the court of last resort by our president. …
Mary Kathleen Honne

Honne: Vote to restore integrity, accountability to Legislature

Mary Kathleen Honne is a lifelong Arizonan who grew up in Southern Arizona and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 27 years.
Wendy Garcia

Garcia: I will work only for you in Legislative District 22

Dear Northwest Valley neighbor: My name is Wendy Garcia. I am an experienced radio news director and the mother of two. I founded Indivisible Surprise and helped organize Save Our Schools locally. …
Entertainment
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates their win against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers defeated the Rays 8-3 to lead the series 1-0 games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers for a World Series game. Los Angeles' 8-3 win received …
This image released by Netflix shows Armie Hammer, left, and Lily James in a scene from "Rebecca." (Kerry Brown/Netflix via AP)

Review: Did we need another 'Rebecca'? No, no we didn't.

It’s asking for trouble remaking Hitchcock, but with “Rebecca” you might be able to see a sliver of an opening. It’s justly revered as a ghostly Gothic masterpiece and the only film of …
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 4, 2018, left, and  former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. on Nov. 20, 2016. Giuliani appears in a scene in the new “Borat” film. The scene, which was filmed in a New York hotel room in July, resulted in Giuliani calling police. (AP Photo)

Giuliani caught in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's …
Natalie Portman participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Lucy in the Sky" in New York on Oct. 2, 2019, left, and the cover of "Natalie Portman's Fables," a book of popular children's fables with a friendlier, more gender inclusive twist. (AP Photo, left, Feiwel & Friends via AP)

Natalie Portman releases children's book of inclusive fables

New York (AP) — Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. The Oscar winner, preparing to film “Thor: Love and Thunder” in …
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Octavia Spencer in a scene from "The Witches." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair

No matter how you cut it, “ ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured women …