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Valley and State

Crews make steady gains on wildfire in rural Arizona

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke will be visible for days or possibly weeks in south-central Arizona where crews continue to strengthen the perimeter around a wildfire. Nearly 1,000 firefighters …

Navajo Nation finds 11 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 11 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths this weekend. Tribal health officials issued a breakdown of the latest virus stats Sunday, which saw …

Arizona reports 348 more COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities on Sunday reported 348 additional COVID-19 cases and seven deaths from the virus. In all, Arizona has reported 886,752 cases and 17,768 deaths from the virus …

Teen critically hurt after Lake Havasu boat collision

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A 16-year-old California boy has suffered critical injuries after his personal watercraft collided with a boat on Lake Havasu. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office …

2-year-old Tempe boy dies after being found in swimming pool

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy in Tempe has died after drowning in a backyard swimming pool. Tempe police spokesman Steve Carbajal said a call about a child drowning was …
First responders
The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 86,529 acres and is 38.5% contained as of early June 11. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior and its cause is …
The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 85,335 acres and is 40% contained as of early June 10. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 and its cause is unknown. Five …
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area from June 3-10.
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Gauthier: Reader wants to know why clubs targeted

My wife and I have lived in Sun City West for three years. Like any other community in America, we have governing bodies the are tasked with the governance of the country in what should be a …
Aaron Leak

Leak: Five fundamentals to financial recovery

The COVID-19 public health crisis triggered a financial crisis for many individuals and families.
Steven G. Zylstra

Zylstra: Union bill threatens innovation, tech employment

The Arizona Technology Council is deeply concerned about legislation in the U.S. Senate that could stifle innovation, limit employment opportunities and threaten Arizona’s thriving technology sector, as well as the state’s economy.
Fred Yamashita

Yamashita: Arizona’s economy should work for working people

Workers are the backbone of our economy. From our schools, grocery stores, hospitals, to the construction workers that build our roads and the electrical workers who power it all, our region runs because of workers.

Chase: The rare occurrence of surviving colorectal cancer as a woman

Being diagnosed with any type of cancer is life-changing and as a 29-year-old, healthy, female with no history of cancer in my family — being diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer was …
More sports

Diamondbacks take 10-game slide into matchup with Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks (20-46, fifth in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (40-25, first in the NL West) San Francisco; Monday, 9:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Matt Peacock …

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Ferrari enters luxury fashion, targeting uninitiated youth

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari V12 production cars were suspended over the factory floor Sunday night as the 74-year-old luxury carmaker launched a new era as a lifestyles brand, with a runway …

Global stocks higher after Wall St gain ahead of Fed meeting

The Latest: NATO chief says it's time to set aside divisions

San Francisco Team Stax

Seattle Team Stax

Nation

Man, 25, dies after downtown Austin shooting that wounded 14

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man has died from his injuries following a that left more than a dozen people injured, police said Sunday. Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalized with critical …

Judge tosses hospital workers' vaccine requirement challenge

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Houston …

Knesset meets to approve new government, end Netanyahu term

4:45 p.m. The latest on Israel's incoming government (all times local): Israel’s designated prime minister, Naftali Bennett, says that renewing the international nuclear deal with Iran will …

Victims of Pulse nightclub massacre remembered 5 years later

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack. City of …

Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor said he …
World

Johnson expected to announce delay in next England unlocking

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of …

New Zealand apologizes for 1970s raids on Pacific people

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Aupito William Sio recalled the terrifying day during his childhood when police officers holding German shepherd dogs turned up at his family home before dawn and …

US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese …

Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in Ghosn's escape

TOKYO (AP) — Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he was out on bail go on trial Monday in Tokyo. Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and his …

Islamist party makes early victory claim in Algeria election

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A moderate Islamist party claimed victory Sunday in Algeria's legislative election even though results were not expected for several more days. Less than 24 hours after …
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Business

From vaccine sharing to climate, G-7 talks yield agreements

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have wrapped up their first face-to-face summit in two years at a seaside resort in southwest England. The leaders of the G-7 — …

Shop owner's plea as California reopens: 'I need customers'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, Martha Medina would occasionally slip into her shuttered store on Los Angeles’ oldest street to ensure everything was …

Gorilla tactics: Berlin delivery riders take on $1B startup

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of workers gathered outside of one of Berlin's most-celebrated startups, the grocery delivery company Gorillas, to protest the firing hours earlier of a colleague. “We …

EXPLAINER: Who are Americans on trial in Ghosn's escape

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday on charges they helped Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, skip bail and flee to Lebanon in …

Neighbors

2 high school juniors graduate with college credits through MCC Early College Academy

Early College Academy students Olivia Bromenschenkel and Abbygale Gurr graduated from Skyline High School, as juniors, on May 20 having earned more than 30 college credits. Both students enrolled …

Walmart now offering free classes to the public for personal, career investment

Walmart Academy was created so the superstore could train its employees to be successful in their careers. Since its inception in 2016, it has been reserved only for its associates.

House of Refuge Inc. has new leadership team

House of Refuge Inc. welcomed two new officers to its leadership team to lead its fundraising efforts and programming for families. Annette Sellers was named chief development officer and will …

Peoria couple adds to urban farming’s ‘growing sector’

Nestled along 75th Avenue, between Greenway and Thunderbird roads in Peoria, is a farming plot hidden in plain sight.

Things to do

Apache Junction July 4 celebration includes volleyball tourney, fireworks

Join the city of Apache Junction for its annual free Fourth of July Celebration on Sunday, July 4. Kicking off the festivities is a volleyball tournament at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, …

The Improv Syndicate live June 20 in Gold Canyon

Celebrate Father’s Day June 20 with PG-13 improvised humor from The Improv Syndicate at the Gold Stallion restaurant, 6030 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. The show starts at 6 …

Arizona Celebration of Freedom drive-in fireworks show July 3 in Mesa

Due to an abundance of caution and maintaining social distancing guidelines, the 12th Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom is once again a drive-in fireworks show this year. The …

Salt River Pirates event June 12 at Salt River Tubing

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day in Tonto National Forest at Salt River Tubing’s Salt River Pirates event 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Free pirate bandannas will be given to …

Entertainment
Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus [Lynda Balslev for Tastefood]

Keep it simple with three-ingredient asparagus wraps

Keep it simple with three-ingredient asparagus wrapsIf you’re looking for a too-easy-to-believe appetizer, then this recipe is for you. It requires a mere three ingredients and just minutes to …
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2003, file photo, actor Ned Beatty poses at New York's Music Box Theatre where he plays the role of Big Daddy in a new production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role, as a genial vacationer brutally raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance,” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, died Sunday, June 13, 2021. He was 83. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, File)

Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer brutally raped by a backwoodsman in 1972's “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific …

'In the Heights' makes muted debut, edged by 'A Quiet Place'

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of “In the Heights” dampened Hollywood's hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the …

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — …
In this April 18, 2021 photo, Rapper Polo G watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets in Miami.  Officials say rapper Polo G has been arrested in Miami on charges including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and criminal mischief. Jail records show 22-year-old Taurus Bartlett was booked into jail on Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Rapper Polo G is arrested in Miami after album release party

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Polo G has been arrested on charges including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and criminal mischief. Jail records show the rapper, whose name is …