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KB Home Announces the Opening of Northern Ridge Estates, Its Latest New-Home Community in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2019-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of Northern Ridge Estates, a new residential community in Glendale. The new community is …

El Mirage event discusses bullying, suicide prevention

The city of El Mirage invites the public to attend its El Mirage Cares Community Forum. The event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dysart Elementary School, 12950 W. Varney Road in El Mirage. Officials …

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 …
First responders
A juvenile is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Peoria. Police said a juvenile pedestrian was struck by a vehicle along 83rd Avenue between Cactus Road and Grand Avenue. The teen …
A 34-year-old  man is dead after being struck by a Valley Metro bus in El Mirage.
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 …
Top sports story

New Davis Cup era begins with revamped format, new features

MADRID (AP) — The famous face behind the biggest overhaul in Davis Cup history can’t hide his anxiety. The men’s international team tournament that begins Monday in the Spanish capital will …
More sports

Man City loses attempt at CAS to block UEFA investigation

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City lost its attempt to block a UEFA investigation into financial fair play violations on Friday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that City’s …

Translation issues mar start of Sun Yang doping case hearing

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — A blockbuster doping case got lost in translation with Chinese swimmer Sun Yang on the stand. Imprecise and incomplete exchanges relayed by courtroom translators …

Spanish league loses court battle, won’t play match in US

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league says the match between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid in the United States next month has been called off because it lost a court battle against the Spanish soccer …

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in …
Daily Independent
Nation

Schools reopen in Virginia amid manhunt for Marine deserter

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Schools are reopening in Roanoke, Virginia, on Friday as a manhunt continues for a Marine deserter wanted in a murder case. Roanoke City Public Schools closed on Thursday …

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Marie Yovanovitch is expected to relay her striking story of being suddenly recalled …

Ex-tennis club chief to plead guilty in college bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas is expected to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox is scheduled to appear in Boston’s federal court …

Times, actors are changing as ‘The Crown’ enters 1960s, ’70s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” opens with a clever acknowledgment that time has passed for Queen Elizabeth II and taken with it the Emmy-winning actress who played her in the Netflix drama’s …

Ousted ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will hear from a singular witness Friday in the Trump impeachment hearings: Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was targeted by the …
World

Belarus holds vote, ignores blatant ballot box stuffing

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus is holding a parliamentary election but with top opposition candidates kept off the ballot, only loyalists to the nation’s authoritarian president will win in what …

Vietnam court convicts music teacher of anti-state actions

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court sentenced a music teacher on Friday to 11 years in jail for “anti-state” Facebook posts, state media reported. The official Nghe An newspaper said …

Mongolians protest as economic ills grip country

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian political fringe groups have protested in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, to demand the dissolution of parliament as economic woes grip the country. About 200 …

Sweden rejects Chinese criticism of press freedom prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s culture minister has rejected criticism by the Chinese ambassador of her participation in the awarding of a press freedom prize to a publisher detained in China. The …

French police ratchet up evidence search in Epstein probe

PARIS (AP) — French police are launching a fresh appeal for witnesses and victims to come forward to aid their probe of Jeffrey Epstein and allegations that one of the financier’s associates …
Entertainment
People use trestle bridges to walk in a flooded St. Mark's Square at Venice, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.The high-water mark hit 187 centimeters (74 inches) late Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level ever recorded was 194 centimeters (76 inches) during infamous flooding in 1966. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Venice flooded again 3 days after near-record high tide

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Waters are rising in Venice where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian …
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, and ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., watch as Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor leaves after testifying at a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

An ambassador fired: What to watch on Day 2 of impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers. Those details stand at the center of Marie Yovanovitch’s …
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 …
Business
Free broadband? UK Labour Party promises nationalization

LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the …

EU acts against Colombia for slapping duties on fries

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is launching a case against Colombia at the World Trade Organization for slapping extra duties on fries from the bloc. The European Commission said Friday that …

Be careful out there: UK police warn candidates about safety

LONDON (AP) — British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running …

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far. The …

German parliament approves carbon pricing, air ticket hike

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s parliament has approved a bill to introduce a price for carbon emissions in the transport and heating sectors as part of a broader package of measures designed to tackle …

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 …