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Valley and State

The Latest: India cases pass 800,000 with record daily jump

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus cases have passed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, causing nearly a dozen states to impose a partial lockdown in high-risk …

Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day …

Tribes struggle to meet deadline to spend virus relief aid

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — As the coronavirus ripped through the Navajo Nation, it spotlighted longstanding inequities on the reservation where thousands of tribal members travel long distances for …

Peace Corps, ASU partner to provide digital libraries across the globe

The Peace Corps and Arizona State University announced a new strategic partnership agreement that will advance their shared interest in meeting the needs of learners in remote, offline …

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — A procession that included fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles on Friday escorted a white hearse carrying the flag-draped coffin of an Arizona helicopter pilot killed in a crash while helping fight a wildfire.
A piece of Peoria was in Kentucky Thursday when the NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the racetrack. Mike Harmon Racing sported the name of Peoria police Officer Jason W. Judd on the No. 47 vehicle …
The city of El Mirage named Assistant Fire Chief Chris Richardson as Interim Fire Chief following the departure of Chris DeChant.
More sports

Penguins voluntarily sideline 9 players as NHL camps open

The Pittsburgh Penguins opened training camp Monday after voluntarily sidelining nine players who may have had secondary exposure to a person testing positive for COVID-19. The Penguins did not …

AP Source: Washington NFL team dropping 'Redskins' name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins are shedding that name effective immediately, a person with knowledge of the move said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of …

Wild drop interim tag to make Dean Evason full-time coach

The Minnesota Wild made Dean Evason their full-time head coach on Monday, signing him to a two-year contract extension at the commencement of training camp for the restarted NHL season. Evason's …

Different tournament, different look for Muirfield Village

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The final group at the Workday Charity Open was making its way down the 13th fairway when the radio of a tournament official at Muirfield Village crackled to life with what was …
Daily Independent
Nation

Judge: Women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion …

More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students' …

Wisconsin congressman blames coughing fit on dry throat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin congressman whose coughing fit at the state Republican Party convention drew widespread attention because masks were not required at the event was suffering from …

Feds to execute 1st inmate in 17 years for Arkansas murders

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The federal government is planning to carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Monday, over the objection of the family of the victims and after a …

Mayor: US Marshals probing protester's shooting at protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating after a protester was hospitalized in critical condition over the weekend after being hit in the head by a weapon fired by a federal …
World

Merkel: 2nd summit may be needed on EU stimulus package

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that “bridges still need to be built” between European Union countries at odds over a stimulus package for Europe's pandemic-stricken …

US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest …

Near final results show Polish president Duda wins 2nd term

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative President Andrzej Duda won a narrow majority in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor, according to a near complete …

North Macedonia holds election amid virus surge

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia holds its first parliamentary election under its new country name this week, with voters heading to the polls during an alarming spike of coronavirus …

Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from decision

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Monday for not recusing himself from a Cabinet decision to award a contract to a charity his family did paid work for. Trudeau …
Entertainment
FILE - Naya Rivera, a cast member in the television series "Glee," poses at a screening and Q&A for the show, at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles on May 1, 2012. Authorities say a body has been found at a Southern California lake during the search for “Glee” star Naya Rivera. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office says in a tweet that the body was found Monday morning, July 13, 2020, in the search of Lake Piru for Rivera, five days after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a boat the two had rented. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Official: Photo helps in search for missing "Glee" actress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A member of a team searching a Southern California lake for a missing TV star said Sunday that he's confident his …
American actor Johnny Depp poses for the media as he arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, July 13, 2020.  Depp is expected to wrap up his evidence at his libel trial against a tabloid newspaper that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard. The Hollywood star is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.”  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Depp in witness box for 5th day at lawsuit over abuse claims

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp is expected to wrap up his evidence Monday at his libel trial against a tabloid newspaper that accused him …

Sheriff’s official says body found during search for missing “Glee” star Naya Rivera at Southern California lake.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff’s official says body found during search for missing “Glee” star Naya Rivera at Southern California …
This combination of portraits shows, from left, Martie Maguire, Emily Strayer and Natalie Maines of The Chicks, who are promoting the release of their latest album "Gaslighter." (Laura Morsman, from left, Emily Robison and Natalie Maines via AP)

With new name and album, The Chicks' voices ring loud again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are no more. Breaking their ties to the South, The Chicks are stepping into a new chapter …
FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the premiere of "Gotti" at the SVA Theatre in New York. Preston, whose credits included the films “Twins” and “Jerry Maguire,” died Sunday, July 12, 2020, her husband Travolta said. She was 57. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to …
Business
The Latest: India adds over 28,000 new coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI — India reported another record surge of coronavirus infections on Monday, adding 28,701 new cases over the previous 24 hours. Authorities in several cities are reinstating strict …

Analog Devices buying Maxim Integrated in all-stock deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Computer chip maker Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that will create a company worth about $68 billion, and strengthen's its position in the analog …

Strong demand for virus testing services; snacking surges

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the …

UK tries new campaign to prepare public for Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Brexit moved back to the front-burner of British politics on Monday, months after COVID-19 knocked it out of the headlines, with the government launching a new public information …

Travel
Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — When Hurricane Dorian pounded the wisp of earth that is Ocracoke Island, a wall of Atlantic seawater flooded Bob Chestnut’s home, surf shop and four vehicles. Seven …

New Orleans' 1st Black subdivision officially historic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first subdivision built for middle- and upper-class Black residents of New Orleans — and one of the first in the nation — is now on the National Register of Historic …

Florida reports largest, single-day increase in Covid cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state …

Petr Yan stops Aldo, claims vacant UFC bantamweight belt

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Petr Yan won the vacant UFC bantamweight championship with a fifth-round stoppage victory over José Aldo at UFC 251 on Saturday night. Former strawweight …

Things to do
Gila River casinos reopening after coronavirus death of employee

Gila River Hotels & Casinos is reopening its Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva locations this week after the implementation of enhanced safety procedures and health protocols. The …

Free Fishing Day in Arizona is June 6

The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to fish at the state's waters for free Saturday, June 6, according to a release. Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is celebrated as part of National …

Desert Diamond casinos are reopening June 5

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise will resume gaming operations at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo). The TOGE …

Fort McDowell Casino plans to reopen May 15

Fort McDowell Casino and the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center will tentatively have a reopening day of May 15. Casino doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the casino's website.

Opinion

Michaelis: When the movies get it right!

One of my all-time favorite movies is the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (if you’ve not seen it, put it on your must-see list …

Phoenix takes step to address housing crisis

Phoenix's new initiative is a positive step in accommodating the housing needs of residents.

A big step forward for ADOT’s wrong-way detection and warning system

The use of thermal detection cameras to spot wrong-way vehicles on freeway off-ramps along Phoenix-area freeways will continue to …
Mimi Rogers

Rogers: The crisis of the pandemic on individuals who have intellectual disabilities

COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, …

Five reasons Gov. Ducey should issue an executive order for short-term rentals

As many of us have heard in the Media, the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have issued executive orders forcing …
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